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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Hi. I know this is an old post but was just wondering which model Land Rover it was please? Series 1,2,3?
  7. 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,
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Hi all. I'm looking for a vinyl rear seat for a 2 door mk1 escort please. Similar to the picture attached if poss but even a cloth one would be considered and I'll also consider a full interior too as I'm building the car up. Cheers
  13. I'm looking at getting a wilwood kit for the front of my mk1 escort. The car has a sierra rear disc conversion and I believe it has Capri struts etc as the car was bought as a rolling shell with these bits already fitted I'm looking at the wilwood powerlite kit. Can anyone advise me please on what else is needed? I've seen pedal boxes with wilwood master cylinders fitted and brake bias bar, remote servos, braided good ridge brake lines etc. I am not a mechanic so I want to make sure I'm buying exactly what is needed so that when the car goes in to be put together - everything is there ready and not causing a delay by missing items. Cheers for any info
  14. Hi all. I'm trying to put the door locks and handles etc back in my mk1 escort. All the little rubber bushes have split that hold the rods in place. Does anyone know where you can buy these or are there any newer cars that have these. I bought these off ebay but they are not flared enough and fall back out again http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111203910485?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The one I'm mainly having problems with is the rod that connects to the exterior handle from the lock mechanism. Cheers for any help
  15. Just in case anyone is local to Romford, the company is kk chroming.
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