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  1. it Didn’t sell, currently still sitting in same position it was.
  2. I have a mk1 escort running an atlas axle. It had mk1 escort multi leaf springs fitted which need replacing. I was advised that Capri 2.8 single leafs fit and would be less harsh a ride with these fitted. apart from the locating pin does not match up, the metal plate that goes on top of the spring and has a rectangular bush between the plate and spring is too big - as it originally had multi leaves. does anyone know if I can buy the plate for single leaf springs or can I fit a lowering block in the gap etc? thanks for any info, I’m not mechanically minded and the car is just rotting sitting outdoors. Need to try get this suspension sorted so I can drive it to a mechanic to try get bit’s done on it.
  3. 1972 2 door uk mk1 escort Olympic blue Car runs and has been driven - photograph showing lack of propshaft is just to show how clean and solid the underneath is. I have a folder full of receipts to prove everything that has been bought and fitted so far. Rebuilt 2 litre pinto engine 5 speed gearbox Rear disc conversion Capri 2.8i LSD atlas axle Capri 2.8 Gaz adjustable shocks all round I have spent thousands on this car with receipts to prove New alloy airtec radiator New alloy bellhousing New clutch New clutch arm New samco silicone hoses New kent fast road cam kit New weber 38DGMS twin choke carb New webcon inlet manifold New ashley 4 branch manifold New ashley exhaust system New remote servo New electronic ignition system New sierra rear calipers New gaz capri shocks New capri front hubs New capri vented discs New capri spaced calipers New goodridge braided brake hoses all round New brake reservoir pots New tex chrome wiper arms New rubber seals all round New windscreen New perspex rear 1/4 windows and quarter light windows New headlights and bowls New rear light lenses New rear light chrome surrounds New gaskets New solex locking system New remote central locking kit New exhaust rubber New engine mounts New high pressure facet fuel filter New fuel king filter New burton alloy rocker cover New billet water union New water pump New starter motor New gearbox cradle/adjustable mount New quarter and rear bumpers Back seat trimmed with new basket weave upholstery New washer bottle New battery New F.O.R.D and new escort script badges New badge clips New nuts and bolts all round New universal heater - original would not fit due to bigger gear box tunnel. New door latches New wiper spindle covers New tex mirrors 3spoke steering wheel New repro indicator units and lenses New bonnet cable New weber carb linkage set New belts New cbs fuel filler cap New stainless jubilee clips for hoses New fuel filler neck rubber hose New battery and earth cable New headlining New number plates with individual digits and letters like original. 13" minilites with new kumho tyres Car had new floor pans, new wings, new front panel and rear panel. Paint job isnt the best and the car does need finishing. It is a small project for someone capable but is rock solid, unfortunately for me i cannot find reliable any trust worthy people to pay to do the work. Just constantly let down with it. Car has been owned by me for the last 6.5 years, since everything that has been so far from new, car has covered 18 miles. I am the 9th owner. I have put a lot of time and money into the car and have constantly been messed around and let down with it by people as i am no mechanic (i dont know exactly what work is required, however its all present and has been driven to a rolling road tuneup so im guessing needs very little mechanically etc) and had to try find reliable people to do the work. Which hasnt happened. Ive lost heart in it and it is causing me hassle i dont need now. £14500 no offers price is set firm Im not looking to part exchange thank you as i wouldnt be selling this if i could find someone to actually do the work. its horrible having to sell it after the time ive owned it, but its doing my head in and causing rows at home with my wife as people constantly take the p**s out of me with it, let me down and its on my in laws drive and they want it gone as well. No timewasters please. Car has an agreed value with insurance for £19000 (in current condition - photographs were requested by insurance company and sent to them and viewed by them before they agreed and issued the valuation certificate) Located in romford in essex.
  4. Hi all Ive got a mk1 escort running a capri 2.8 atlas axle. Original springs when i bought the car were CD8 multi leaf springs Can anyone advise what i would need to run mk2 escort single leaf springs please? I have bought capri springs as i was told these bolt straight up - the locating pin doesnt line up, the bolts wont go through the front eye holes (too big in diameter) spring is too thin for original plates and superflex bushes. Im not a mechanic so i do struggle in understanding what is needed fully. thank you for any advice offered.
  5. Cheers all - I’ve found these - mk2 escort 146lb single leafs at £50 odd each which is good considering I’ve nigh on run out money handing it over to some billy bullshi/ter to finish the car who screwed me over by doing sod all and charging a fortune. the springs fitted have poly bushes in them and it all looked pretty newly fitted 6 years ago when I bought the car (car has done about 40 miles in those years - if that). I’m thinking the springs currently fitted are Capri 2.8i - wondering if the bushes will go in.? https://www.burtonpower.com/single-leaf-spring-146lbs-mk2-ford-escort-60mm-wide-ls230.html Thanks again guys for the info, last attempt at attempting the car before I admit defeat and have it crushed to end a 6 year headache haha.
  6. Hi. Thank you I may have to take you up on that offer. I’ll have a look for those and Hopefully bolt it straight up if I find one. Thanks again.
  7. I have a mk1 escort with Capri atlas axle, gaz shocks and what looks like 4 leaf leaf springs. i am trying to replace them as I think one has gone (suspension dropped) no sign of shock at fault. i have tried finding replacement ones but having no joy. I can find 5 leaf slippers but mine do not have a slipper fitment at the end - I am not a mechanic by any means and don’t fully understand leaf springs (it’s only what I can grasp from google) - is there anything i can fit to get my car back on the road so I can get it to a mechanic please? Or something I can try direct fit to replace these? I’m proper screwed. Thank you.
  8. Hi all. Im looking for a 2 litre pinto EFi (same as below) manifold complete please - injector rail, throttle body etc. Near to essex would be great too if possible. Thank you
  9. Ive been through neil fletcher racings website and found some bits id like to order. His email address doesnt exist and his phone number goes straight to voicemail. Does anyone have any details for him please? I bought some bumpers off him on ebay so sent a message through that but no reply. He lists on his website an indicator cancelling cam and the rubber boot for number plate light wiring i need but cant get to order anything.
  10. Hi. I know this is an old post but was just wondering which model Land Rover it was please? Series 1,2,3?
  11. Cheers guys. I’ll give speedy cables a call tomorrow when they’re open. I have seen those digital dashes quite lot on the net, doesn’t seem to be much in the way of original classic looking dials that replace the originals,
  12. Hi all. Im putting together a mk1 escort, was given a set of 6 gauge dials with it but half of them dont work. Had an auto electrician look and the temp gauge amp gauge and tacho dont work and need replacing. Caris running a 2 litre pinto on electronic ignition. Can anyone suggest direct replacements or a good company who can refurb them please? I have contacted 6 companies so far, smiths have asked for details of the originals and they may look into reproduction, one company in kent said they could not help and the rest have not bothered replying. Any advice or info would be great please.
  13. Hi all. im looking for a reliable and decent re-trimmer near me in romford in essex please. i have a set of rover recaro seats and i am looking to have one side of drivers seat re leathered and the basket weave material put into the middle of the seats so it matches my back seat. ideally id love a set of the rs2000 seats in vinyl with basket weave but theres only one seller that has them and at £1700 and a bad experience before, im dubious.
  14. I have a Sierra rear disc conversion on my mk1 escort. Which was on there when I bought the car. I have put braided goodridge hoses on the front but I'm struggling to find anything to fit the rears. The pipe that has come off the car measures 9" from the one end to the other of the fittings. Does anyone have any ideas as to which pipes I can buy to fit on there please? It is quite a short pipe. Many thanks
  15. Just wondering if anyone knows what vehicles within the military ford have a hand in supplying parts for etc. Someone the other day told me that lamp units and some other parts are still available to nato and the military. For example. 70AG15500AA is a reverse lamp unit for mk1 escort On a nato parts supplier in wickford, they list them as 6220-99-825-5790 and status as - available on request, manufactured by ford. Part target lists it as FSC 6220 and the description is as follows MRC Parameter Characteristics ACUP Mounting Device Quantity 4 AFJH Furnished Items Cover; gasket; plate; retainer; 4 screws AXGY Mounting Method Unthreaded hole CQHK Light Transmission Design Opaque lens and translucent lens CSGX Surface Condition Color Black back HUES Color White, aviation lens and black lens MATT Material Glass lens SFCD Surface Condition Painted back and smooth back SFCD Surface Condition Smooth face Honeywell is a linked company as manufacturing them too and something is mentioned about a Hawker Beechcraft having them fitted - cannot find any pictures of the part to confirm exact specification etc but description seems right and the part number of 70AG15500AA is the cross reference number on NSNcentre website. Looking at the price poor condition units go for I was wondering if its some how possible to find new units but without the ridiculous prices being associated with mk1 escorts.
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