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    My 1600 sport near completion in carnival red
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    I recently imported my Mk 1 Escort Van into the UK for a guy in Yorkshire, however he couldn't wait for the van to be shipped out and bought another van in the meantime. I was going to sell it on but after a few drives around my local area (Peak District) I realised it was too good to sell on for the small profit I was asking, so I decide to keep it. The 1600 kent engine was fine but I figure if I'm keeping this van long term I'm going to want something a bit more modern to keep up with the traffic. Out came the engine along with the original running gear and I started cleaning the underside of the car. Expecting to find the inevitable rust, I was pleasantly surprised to find nothing at all. Apart from a small ding in the front panel (which I'm going to replace with a round headlight front anyway) there's not much bodywork to do at all. I might fit some RS arches so I can go a little wider with the tyres, but other than that, I wont be touching the bodywork (other to do a fresh paint job) The running gear will be totally replaced with either a pinto or zetec and a 5spd. That should happen some time next year when I import my Mk 2 van in June. Pics are from when the van was back in Australia. Will post some current pics later this week.
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    Sorry. I forgot about this thread. I fitted these to my front doors a little while ago. My only concern at time if fitting was they didnt grab onto the door aperture lip as well as the original items. But fitted them and they've been fine. Both front doors being used regularly and they have stayed in place with no problems. The doors shut nicely and i highly recommended them. 9/10
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    Certainly no design skills and Going by the plant pots he ain’t got green fingers either πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    you calmed that down Joust in time
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    Your RS has a big nose Sir when it should be flat! Defend your honour, see you at dawn!
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    It's so we can still do jousting competitions and sword fight out of our car windows, as most people are right handed.
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    No it’s you lot that drive on the wrong side.....lol
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    Please join me in welcoming our newest sponsor to the forum. For those of you who don't know, Ex-Pressed are based in the UK in North Yorkshire and specialise in the manufacture of a wide range of discontinued and unobtainable classic car panels produced from the 1950s onward. They are officially licensed by Ford to reproduce Classic Ford Panels and using their unique manufacturing process, are able to produce high quality made-to-order classic car bodywork that will ensure your vehicle looks as good as the day it left the showroom. With over 50 years’ experience and a background in car restoration, they understand what you require; replacement panels that are hand-finished to an exceptional standard.
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    Fantastic "oldschool" engineering workshop.... full of all sorts of equipment. The smell when you walk in, few lads all beavering away with presses, drills, hammers and dollies. Wonderful... Really nice, helpful boys. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Bought a few panels from them 'cos you couldn't get them anywhere else at the time. Magnim now make all the panels but the fit is not a patch on the Expressed ones we used. Couldn't fault their service....A1 [emoji108] Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Ok you asked for it. No responsibility can be taken for any impulse vomiting as a result. And you want the modern incarnation?
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    sounds reasonable
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    Its for piston to plug clearance. People running flat top or intrudor pistons sometimes have issues wih the earth electrode making contact if the plug screws-in and the electrode ends-up in the wrong position. Bike plugs are smaller so electrode is smaller. Its not for performance gains,
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    I havnt got my havoc yet lol, but have been sent the photos, I assume this is the article
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    Hi @theduck, Welcome to Old Skool Ford. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. theduck joined on the 13/12/19. View Member
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    You can get a pedal block that slides over the top of the pedal which the cables fit into. It is secured with a grub screw.
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    Don’t care, just want the classic old school twin carb sound πŸ‘ŒπŸ€“
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    Its very secure locked behind gates though with other barricades and impediments behind that again so its secure from people just not the elements at certain angles which has taken its toll on the roof paint. @dt36 built a great new garage arrangement with living space above it that seemed perfect for me and the 2 cars but he wanted it for himself for some reason.
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    No wimd noise at all from mine. As for keeping water out, i got caught in light/medium rain once and they held fine. Havnt been out in a total downpour in it so wouldnt know really if they are perfect or not to be honest.
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    The RS badge one likes yours needs a bit of a loop of leather and then it needs to be completely unstitched to get it attached, it would be easier to find someone who makes the fobs from scratch and get them to incorporate the badge into a new fob. (Better quality leather this time like your one) But the issue that the enamel is starting to chip is there and getting a new one overall would be easier and cheaper.
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    @Rich T Have you checked this thread out regarding your wheels ?
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    I've not had the time since I have put in my lockup,work gets in the way 😁 I might go up before I start work at 5pm. I'll need to put some oil and water in and do a comp test.
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    Before doing anything I’d do a compression check
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    Yes we would definitely like to hear how you get on. Im not convinced the head-gasket has gone yet. Seemly unrelated issues can sometimes cause symptoms that mimic other faults. Before going to all the trouble of whipping the head off I would be giving it a good service changing all relevant ignition parts and new oil (seeing how it looks when you have drained it) and just see if it starts first. Oh and new photos, the Capri section has been a bit quiet of late.
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    Thanks for your empathy,it's the love of Classics that makes us tolerant. No froth in the oil cap radiator is empty,wasn't when I left.. Yes,it'll get pampered,with a new head gasket I assume. Once the head comes off,I shall see. Got back at 3:30am 😁
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    Please be nice, civil and polite guys. People answer as best they can in their own time and for no reward to themselves. Sometimes meanings and terminologies differ from person to person and is misread and/or overlooked especially in text and certain emphasis or emotion is often missed. If you don't always get the answer you may have been hoping for directly its not done with any malice or ill intent. This is one of the best and most well intentioned people on any forum your every likely to visit and Katana a well respected regular. πŸ˜€πŸ’Œ (Love and Peace Hippy style)
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    That's because he smoked the contents of the plant pots before he got the idea for making such such a fine carriage
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    Oh my God. Beige. TR7 Front. Allegro rear. Vinyle roof. Come on guys, Whats not to like.!
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    You think that you are right , becourse you drive on the left side , we can see this tought everywhere these days… πŸ˜‚
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    Yes offcourse mine mistake , i did forget that you guys drive on the wrong side of the road .. πŸ˜€
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    Today pictures πŸ˜€
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    Update from the paint shop πŸ‘Œ
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    Update from the paint shop 😊
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    Here you go James. A two seater drop top classic for you to export to Australia https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1182884
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    I’m just consulting Wikipedia for a suitable description, been looking for a while now πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
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    Nice looking E πŸ‘
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    no.2, and also to mention the poor RS1600i in front of it
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    Does anyone have a diagram for fitting the Corsa b or c electric power steering kit for Escort mk2 ?
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    It's back from paint I love the darker colour
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    Ish. You wont like this one then
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