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    Steering wheel

    She does have a nice pair of ............. driving gloves.
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    Steering wheel

    I could put that on my Twincam and not even have to change the centre logo!
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    Steering wheel

    I cant tell from the pic but based on the cars that share the early splines I think you should be good. Its a nice wheel.
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    Dash light bulbs

    Ahhh silly me I should have realised that's what you meant! I saw your fancy yellow one in your photos and my mind went the other way! Does the gauge take a T10 bulb as well?
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    Steering wheel

    My Mk1 and Mk2 Escort have different splined wheel bosses.
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    Mk2 Lotus Cortina

    I note that Mk1 Lotus Cortinas are fetching ridiculous prices so I was wondering what the Mk2s go for these days instead? Any members here one one? Would love to see some images of it if you do and your thoughts on ownership. Thanks
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    Mk1 Fiesta - What are they like?

    We never got Mk1 Fiestas here in Australia although we now have the current later Z-Tec ones. I just love the unique styling of them with their square headlights. So I always wondered what the Mk1s were like? How did they drive? Easy to maintain? Handling? Rust prone? I always really wanted to drive one just to see what a Kent engine was like in a front wheel drive car? It seems like an odd thing to me with over a decade of RWD Kent engined cars only. Are they zippy super minis or just mundane transport? I would love to hear of your experiences with them as I always wanted to know. Thanks!
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    Mk1 Fiesta - What are they like?

    @Rusty373 Awesome car. I love how the rocker cover and air filter covers perfectly match in the other photos you posted on a different thread. It didn't have any XR2 striping originally?
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    Hello from Edinburgh

    Perfect colour for an RS2000. I decided long ago that if anything happened to my Mk2 it would be replaced with an orange RS2000 (four door though). Of course I cant have two orange cars so that would put the Twincam up for grabs. Welcome to the forum Leo and please contribute more images to the forums love of orange OSF
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    Dash light bulbs

    Thanks, funny you should say that I just got one for my Birthday with some extra interchangeable probes and alligator clips. Im surprised to get something I really needed. No one here at home would know what a Voltmeter was so I suspect they took the crappy old one I bought for a few quid and asked for a better one! LOL To be fair they also bought the fanciest one in the shop but it didn't work go figure so exchanged it for the cheaper Stanley one below that works really well. One thing that came about in the past couple of weeks with all my bulb testing was that I needed to create a new power pack. I had an open skeleton type one with 9 volt connectors that I attached alligator clips to. I casually popped it on the bed for some reason and a few hours later I could smell burning through the house. Somehow the clips touched and it melted out the battery holder which had bonded to the bed blanket. ( I have heard "We are lucky to be alive" and "You can still smell burning in that room you know" every day for the past two weeks). Anyways I created a new enclosed 12 volt pack with clips off the old one that now has an on/off switch so I can continue to happily test my bulbs without burning the house down. Anyways back to bulbs I have found a amazing little bulb with a enclosed design with an incredible 24 LEDS in it. It is so compact that we no longer need a shorter bulb but still has good reach into the instruments. Astonishingly it only used 1.7 volts, less than half of original so less heat and stress on the boards. I sent some to a couple of the guys as gifts so maybe you could try them as well and tell the thread your results. You should find them just a tad brighter than my first selection but overall the results are similar but without the need for long open LED bulbs with a shorter one to clear the odometer. They aren't widely available and I cant seem to buy them in great numbers but I have a few extra sets for other members interested if everyone is happy with the results. For your two auxiliary gauges I will send a couple of weird looking ones. I got them with a batch of bulb holders actually when we were trying to find alternatives to the loose Mk2 Instrument bulb holders you were searching for. I found them too dim to give decent illumination on the dash itself but on single gauges I think it may balance out the brightness between the brighter but larger area of the main gauge bulbs but with a lower brightness and lower area of the auxiliary gauges. (That's the theory at least, im using you as a guinea pig LOL) they have a deep matching original green of main instrument bulbs (new and old type) so you wont get a bluish green light that some of the silicone bulbs emit. The flat design should also give you a very wide spread behind the gauge providing they don't have any unanticipated light obstructions. Please tell me what you think after you have tried them.
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    Dash light bulbs

    Thats not to suggest they will be better than what you already have. So it may prove a waste but I dont have any axillary gauges to practise on lol But I think you may like the new main Instrument bulbs I have found
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    Dash light bulbs

    Before you bolt it all in permanently would you possibly consider trying a combination with a new bulb I have found?
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    Mk 1 project

    Its a stunning car either way. As mentioned before if you could add a few photos to the "Orange is the New Black" thread that would be great. Dont have as many actual forum members cars pictured there.
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    Mk1 Fiesta

    Would love to hear more on specs and what you have done with the car too.
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    Mk1 Fiesta

    Finally a Mk1 Fiesta owner! Awesome! Please contribute to my "Fiesta - What are they like?" Thread as I am seeking current owner experience. Post any and all photos of your car that you wish. Thanks
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    Dash light bulbs

    Yes there is one in there and its really integrated into the clocks structure and I wouldn't recommend removing it. You can see tabs of it on either side of the bulb holder. (Picture Below) It hasn't appeared to taint the colour that much even though you have left it installed which is good. After opening the clock up which is no easy job it itself because the front ring is pressed on rather than screwed on, I decide to put two smaller green T5 bulbs on either side behind the dial. This alleviated the concentration of light up top like you get with the original single bulb arrangement. It order to get the power from the bulb holder and slot it back in again I had to coil the lead wire in. While the effect was successful and quite pleasing its not for the feint of heart to take the clock apart. I had motivation to remove the glass as it had gotten a fair amount of dust on the underside and I wanted to clean that off so one thing led to another in installing the LEDS. It was all academic in the end as I didnt end up going with that clock pod and used the original vinyl fascia instead.
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    Dash light bulbs

    Dale what did you do with blue lens within the clock itself? Did you just leave it in an slot the bulb in behind it?
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    Mk2 Lotus Cortina

    I only know of the two Police supplied prototypes, were there others?
  19. Square spots don't seem to capture that rally look many Mk1 owners aspire too. I can see how this was tried when you were 19. It does have a look of a teenager trying to smile with braces LOL
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    Mk 1 project

    Im probably biased when it comes to Orange Mk1s. I tried driving it without bumpers once but they got put back on when I got them back from the chromers LOL
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    Mk2 Lotus Cortina

    If that's what it is could you possibly add some information and images to the Rare and Prototype thread. We would love to hear all about it.
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    Mk 1 project

    I would go with bumpers. A beautiful orange car like that just needs a bit more chrome front and rear and then its magic! (Mk1 bumpers are as minimalist as it gets in the first place)
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    Mk1 Fiesta - What are they like?

    I WANT IT!
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    Just plain wrong!

    We do actually have roaches that size here that people keep for pets.
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    Mk1 Fiesta - What are they like?

    Even totally standard looks great
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