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  1. Lesson for all - LED's cannot be used for alt. / charging warnings due to the way they work. These lights need to pass voltage both directions - firstly from ign sw. through bulb to alternator and ground, secondly volts from alternator flow back the other way and cancel out the voltage from the ign. sw. LED's will only pass voltage one way - a property of all diodes.
    7 points
  2. Depends what size your buying as 9x13 you may aswell buy new
    5 points
  3. tunnel starting to take shape quielty,
    5 points
  4. I have my 18 month old grandson in the garage with me, well he follows me around as though he’s tied to me with rope ! Put anything down he’s got it, come off steps and he’s up them. Think he’s going to be a panel beater as everything is with a hammer and he creates when you take it off him along with the tape measure. Only problem is everything he measures is 3 so you don’t know if that’s in inches or mm which can be a bit confusing. A budding Ford mechanic, just beat it to death it’ll be alright....lol
    5 points
  5. I popped to the workshop this afternoon and changed the bottom arms for adjustable ones painted the brackets and couldn’t resist a test fit of the minilights
    4 points
  6. I went out to a local Ford meet last Sunday. Was good to have a chat and see other cars. Had a good look around a few nice cars, but didn't get any pics, except of mine before I set off. Had to keep the Bacon Burger and Brew quiet though when I got home, as I had a Sunday Roast waiting 😁
    4 points
  7. Test fit so I can get box in place and sort tunnel out
    4 points
  8. Couldn’t help myself think these will really set it off
    4 points
  9. Waiting on a few parts to arrive now for the cooling system then I hope to get stuck in a see if we can get the engine firing before the end of May. My mate made a start on the stainless steel exhaust but his TIG welder packed in so that needs sorting before we can finish that. The throttle body kit and ECU arrived so did a test fit and it looks great!
    4 points
  10. Today’s update got some front suspension on, painted the engine bay black, got new headlight bowls and lights in, new grill on found some seats just waiting for the guy to get back to me
    4 points
  11. We came from the Croft but now live on the mainland, with that we learnt how to drive tractors at a very young age but my brother has never lost the enthusiasm for tractors but they have to be either fergies or MFs Had to laugh the last time I was home visiting my mam as a gathering would always appear but back in the day it would be escorts, cortina, capris, cavaliers or mantas while this time it was tractors the boys showed up in
    4 points
  12. RPs posts are a novel full of well researched and informative info, I know I couldn’t find so much detail and put it into terms we all understand. Keep em coming RP 😍
    4 points
  13. They can be done without the raiser I am told but alas I fitted it as I wanted to make sure I had enough clearance at the bulkhead this was my engine and box trial fitted, she was close to the bulkhead so then went for the raiser plate as you can see how far the tail of the box comes through the floor This is a picture of the spacer I got on eBay for the drive shaft Got my car running now and finally took it out for a shake down today so delighted but needs a session on the rolling road
    4 points
  14. Hi all Finally after about 5 years I am embarking on a new classic ford project in the shape of a 64 plate mk1 cortina. So not a new user as such but looking forward to getting back in to things. The car is shabby but solid enough and I cant afford to paint it! About to undergo a lot of new mechanics and an ST170 transplant however so it should be fun looking forward to catching up and getting back to some meets that I havent been to in a long time All the best James
    3 points
  15. Took mine out on Friday....[emoji108][emoji106] Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    3 points
  16. I had a 16v Astra Gte when I was 18 and the abuse that thing took was unbelievable . I think it’s a really strong engine and this one is a early one so it has the coscast head and the lighter crank and flywheel.
    3 points
  17. Window and door seals arrived today but cage should be being done next weekend so they will have to wait to go in! A bit off topic but me and a mate bought a Morris minor with a 2l fiat twin cam engine last week so decided to paint it the same as the escort roof done This will also be going to retrorides with a lancia fuvia which will also have red with gold roof treatment
    3 points
  18. Almost finnished this biuld off for a good friend of mine Mr Darren Posse! ! 20210328_114049.mp4
    3 points
  19. Hello everyone. After a three year break (after selling my escort) I’m back! Made the horrendous mistake of selling my Mk2 and getting a Caterham, but it just didn’t do it for me so I’m back in thhe world of overpriced Fords. 😊 Can’t afford to buy my old car back so I’m close to doing a deal on a modified 105e. Be interesting to see how many old names I recognise. No doubt I’ll be probing all the Anglia owners for hints and tips as I don’t know much about them currently as I’ve only ever been into mk2s. 👍🏻 A pic of my old car I had when was on here last, although this pic was tak
    3 points
  20. bit futher along, slowly taking shape ,
    3 points
  21. Hi. I'm Alesh, I'm from Slovenia. I am currently in the final stages of restoring the Escort Mk1.
    3 points
  22. Hi thank you for adding me to your group. I have owned fords for many years (mostly Cortina’s) I own a 1965 mk1 gt export model. I hope to see some of you this year.John.
    3 points
  23. I don’t think you could use LED for alternator light as they can only be wired one way,when alternator fires up it changes polarity from positive to negative,don’t think LED would let the earth through once triggered
    3 points
  24. Much! All the part throttle hesitancy and spitting is gone, as is the horrible lumpy idle. Revs cleanly and strongly through all the gears at any throttle setting. Just need to get some filters on it and the job will be done.
    3 points
  25. Who you calling an arsehole! I’ve had my vacation 😂
    3 points
  26. Hi All, Well having sold my MK1 Escort at the weekend (a few pics below) i am looking to start a new build but really wanted some advice form the forum. The one I have just sold was solid and most of the body work was done before i purchased it i then made upgrades to brakes, Cibies, braided lines etc... It was running on a pinto knocking out circa 170 bhp which was great but i want to move to a more modern engine say an uprated Ztec at about 200 - 210 bhp. The new car will be for road use and NOT rallying. Ideally i am looking for someone that can do the bodywork
    3 points
  27. Lovely this MF is just up the road at my mates farm
    3 points
  28. Maybe but the geezer talks a lot of truth! I'm a used of Chinese H4 LED headlights but in my daily bike. The DVLA banned the use of non OEM fitted HID's and LEDs late last year but have just recently reversed this for bikes so mine is back to being 'roadworthy'. Personally I had to do something as the std. headlight with a halogen was so poor - anything would be an improvement. Mine isn't particularly well defined / focused but is good enough to pass the beam test and output is significantly better so i'm happy. I did purchase H4 and H3 HID's for my RS and with LED sides the light colour and o
    3 points
  29. New TPS sourced and running nicely now. Need a few bits and pieces to finish it off before further live mapping out on the road
    3 points
  30. i ordered a new luminition set tonight, and spent the day having a bit of a tidy up in the garage, we found 4 more alternators 😳that id forgot i had, just to much junk in my garage, still wouldnt have helped me as it was the luminition that crapped out. next one is june 7th, fingers crossed it will be fixed by then, if not im taking my 41 willys coupe 😁 more soon 🙂
    3 points
  31. Cheers mate, seems like ages ago we did the engine bay 👍 Been busy again tonight, had my help3 again, thanks Jack, I refitted the o/s door while Jack made up the new longer brake hoses, managed to get it all fitted up and bled out, 😎 just a couple of bits left then get it running for a test drive up and down the alley 😁 More soon
    3 points
  32. Done...the brand new cable was too short.....this is now the 3rd thing I've bought from ebay that was the wrong part even though it was advertised for my precise model
    3 points
  33. I've politely asked a reasonable question of the seller, so I'm not sure why you feel the need to comment. The car hasn't sold and i have my own engine and box ready to go. Seller could also potentially make more money splitting the package.
    2 points
  34. Australia responds
    2 points
  35. Too right!!! [emoji846][emoji106] Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  36. More Capri bantering the form of a first road trip drive with my brother abs his reliant scimitar. First time properly stretching her legs and she went like a dream!
    2 points
  37. Its a Australian Holden Commodore, SS UTE, I bought it in Melbourne 4 years ago, and imported it. Its my daily driver. 🙃
    2 points
  38. My first fix repairs done , and it's off to the paint shop down the road.😀
    2 points
  39. Saw that somewhere else and still can't actually believe it - I guess the 'stupid bucket' really is bottomless!
    2 points
  40. All I will say here is I’m a shell tanker driver and I buy esso
    2 points
  41. He is running twin 45s ad she as had a lot of done to the pinto in the past as I can’t remember them being that quick
    2 points
  42. It fits so far but I need a sump
    2 points
  43. I’ve not heard of someone changing a prop when fitting an atlas after an english.
    2 points
  44. I guess some would say that about most of my posts as its just my way giving the most detailed explanation I can rather than non specific one liners. Some posts have been referred to as novels so I get the valid point that they appear long winded to some. In the case of bulbs since I test prototype flashlights for a couple of companies and in turn I try to apply that to car bulbs when I research them so as to give the best and most detailed advice and comparisons I can about them to members here on the forum. When my budget allows I try to send them out to other members. If anyone feels that t
    2 points
  45. New gas, grinder back working , n/s sill on first fix. Nearly there now.
    2 points
  46. Looks really good that does! They do sit really close to the bulkhead, i think 5mm is around par fr the course. I too am surprised regarding the prop length, it was a question I posed when doing mine and most people suggested it would be fine. Sure enough I had no issues - mine has a standard type 9 and a single piece prop obviously. If anything the gearbox sits a few mm further back than normal which means some people need to alter the hole in the tunnel for the gear stick. I was lucky in this respect as the car already had a large tunnel fitted. You may also find you need a riser plate
    2 points
  47. Yes I did notice they were incredibly dark. They almost look black sometimes in photos. I could probably cope with that though but the odd placement of the Ford wording is just a but too dodgy for me. They are the right size so I probably should purchase one to expand to my list. If you look closely though they are like the last ones on my list that you see on Ka's and later. They arent as bulbous but its more like a flat enameled badge with no acrylic covering which gives depth to a silver or chrome Ford script underneath whereas an enameled badge the blue and silver ford scrip
    2 points
  48. Do they still have the workhouse in the UK or can you only exploit relatives like that these days?
    2 points
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