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  1. katana

    Australian Twincam Thread

    Lots with Zetec's - do they count LOL!
  2. katana

    Mk1 Mk2 Escort Van

    Not thinking of selling the 'Shag Wagon' eh Vis?
  3. katana

    Not going to end well

    Even SWMBO laughed at that one!
  4. katana

    Just a quick check

    Don't know if any UK cars had oil coolers fitted as std. - maybe std. in hotter climate markets? Could be an aftermarket cooler retro-fit?
  5. I know nothing about trailers and their hitches but the moving part would seem to be part of a braking mechanism? If this isn't connected may be this is why it's 'crashing' back and forth? Isn/t a braked trailer a necessity over a certain load / all up weight?
  6. Never heard of 'Neptune Blue'?
  7. katana

    Rear discs

    So a couple of washers as spacers or a little bit of grinder action and it'll be golden - good spot. I had the same kit from RD but came with bolt on alloy caliper mounts so all mounted as it should ....... once I figured that the calipers had to mount opposite sides to normal - left on right and vice versa to get the H.brake cable pulls right - live and learn!
  8. Nordic is right for an earlier car - mine is Riviera Blue on a 79 plate which wasn't available in 77.
  9. katana

    Rear discs

    Looky! We used to have to thaw our cup o' water out in't fathers armpit whilst sucking a mouldy soft biscuit that mother found down back of sofa! Tell that to yoof of today and they won't believe ya!
  10. katana

    Rear discs

    Whilst it would be nice to think that 'Rally Design' and other smaller retailers bought all their caliper stock new from Ford - I believe it unlikely and so it's a strong possibility that it is a 'refurb'd caliper - not done very well by the sounds of it. You either strip it and refurb it yourself or swop it out for another?
  11. katana

    Air Filter Clearance

    True to an extent - unless the engine needs more air, providing more achieves nothing. And although I don't have one to measure, I doubt a K&N Oval has much more surface area than a stock Ford round filter.........and the case being shallower fits well under the bonnet!
  12. katana

    Rear discs

    That's a concern - one brake drum to cover ALL escorts since 1973 - clearly wrong!
  13. katana

    Reverse lights and switches

    I fitted a 55w Fog light on the back of my Cooper S, on a separate switch - great for getting a tailgater off your arse during a 'spirited' drive!
  14. katana

    Pinto - The Resurrection

    i'd drop the pads out first as a draggy pad can make a squeak and if still there, it could be a caliper fitment issue. I've no experience of an LSD on a dyno & would expect some resistance but not excessively and unless the wheels are experiencing slip, the diff virtually does nothing?
  15. katana

    Pinto - The Resurrection

    Those figures would give me concern - they indicate you are losing approx 1/3rd of engine power between crank and wheels ! When I dyno'd my stock RS2 78 vintage back in 83/84 it recorded 90hp at the wheels after Ford claimed 108hp engine hp - ie only 20% ish. Ok if you only use that dyno but any comparisons with others could be moody?