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About j.b

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    tie rod end conundrum

    Thanks for the reply Col, the strut arms are solid and a lot of parts have been changed from standard as far as I can work out. I've not had the car long so have been working through previous owners 'modifications', I don't think it's been a driver for some time as it was de-registered in SA so would not be surprised if it turned out to be a mk1 rack fitted . Looks like the future planned upgrade to a new quick rack may be my easiest option although another expense I could do without at the mo...
  2. have been re-building the front suspension on my SA mk2 1600 sport and have found the tie rods ends that were fitted have too small a taper to fit into the strut bottom holes. A bit of googling later and i found that the RS models have a larger taper tie rod end. So my problem is that the steering rack tie rods look to have a m12 x 1.25 thread (unfortunately I don't have a unf thread gauge to check if it is that rather than m12), rather than the m14 as per standard on a mk2.
  3. indeed it was an interesting modification passed down from the previous owner.....to be fair the rest of the car wasnt that great either. the brightest and only yellow car i have owned and it was run into 3 times in the space of 10 months (twice when parked)...go figure!
  4. this is currently what is fitted, no idea what the cylinder is off, it had a couple of loose hoses attached to the reservoir, bringing it up to clear the carb trumpets......and leaking all over the place 🤨
  5. Hi, looking for anyone who can recommend what is the best non-servo brake master cylinder to use on my mk2 with crossflow engine running twin 40's. Quite like the idea of using the remote reservoir type to stop things getting too close and crowded.
  6. have recently bought a SA 1600 sport after missing the fun I had with my old cars so thought i'd share a couple of old photos.....sold the fantastic RS in 2000 and the mex rep was written off a couple of years before that after some idiot stuffed themselves in the side of it....
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    thanks for the welcome guys
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    hi, i'm jon and live in whitchurch, north shropshire. joined up as im on the hunt for a mk1/2 escort project which has been spurned on after joining my nephew, carl in his mk1 on the north wales run the other week. have owned a couple of mk1's in the past and also a riviera blue mk2 rs2000 (AGL487T) which i sold in 2000.....if anyone has/wants any more history about this car please do give me a shout. my other passion is oldskool kawasaki's and i've done a number of specials the best at present being my turbo'd 1977 z650 all the best