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  1. Hi, Has anyone got any Escort MK1 door handle locks that have been dismantled !!??. I have a pair of new Ford door handle locks, with no part number in the bags, I know they are not Capri MK1, as I have new door handle locks with 71EB & 73EG part numbers on, and these locks are very similar, BUT are deffo different. Hope someone might have pictures of the locks in bit,s, or I can post a picture up tommoz to see if anyone recognizes them. Cheers. Al.
  2. Don't worry, Bicarb in warm water is great for Heart Burn & upset stomach's, indigestion etc-etc, great if you run out of Rennie's etc-etc.
  3. Yeah, it,s only a bit of sulfuric battery acid that is reacting with the steel and copper, it only takes a tiny amount and the fur grows. For me, I use Bicarbonate of soda in warm water (say half a teaspoon full in a mug of warm water), take off what you can and drop it into the mug of bicarb/water, use a clean cloth dipped in same Bicarb water to wipe around the battery post, dry it all off, reassemble everything with a fine smear of Vaseline (Better than grease). Job done. Al.,
  4. Harry Styles, and the picture is about 5 years old, and not a genuine 3000E.
  5. I keep getting told my 76 MK2 Escort Mexico should have black door handles "Only Ghia's had chrome one's". Gives me the right hump it does, also got told "Only Cortina Pinto Engines had blue rocker cover, cam belt cover & blue air filter""Should be black on Escorts to identify the smaller length block" !!!!!???? W.T.F. !!!!!!!!!!
  6. Yeah, I only remember "She's got a four speed on the floor", "She's got new pistons, rod's & shocks, so she can get off the rocks", I don't remember the naughty bits, sure it was around 77/78, and I was just smoking around in my Cortina MK2 1300 Delux, it was knackered, it struggled to do 40 in 3rd !!??, but it was my first set of wheels MUN 456G, bought a MOTOROLA MW/LW radio & speaker for it, and that was the tune on the radio at the time, boy that brings back memories, massive back seat, but cold with no pants on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, oh just remembered I was single then, "I was just showing the girl my Tattoo, it said "WENDY" , could get the tattoo to say " WELCOME TO BARBADOS HAVE A NICE DAY" if it was a warm night !!!!!!?????. I'll get me coat.
  8. Poss that the garage "LOST IT ON PURPOSE" !!!!!??????, Very rare bolt with trapped on locking washer. I had 6 brand new ones at the start of this year, and all 6 sold within a month at £55 each, I have put 2 new ones on my own Escorts, so should have the old one's somewhere in the boxes of stuff, if I find one in the next few days while ferreting about, I will let you know. My 1970 MK1 capri 3000E also was fitted with a new one and the welded nut in the battery tray was still metric M8, so poss MK1 Escort would be M8. !!??.
  9. Not ASH, that was later, when the rear brakes overheated and set fire to the lot.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
  10. That engine looks pretty clean, bit of carbon build up, but not masses of it, all cylinders look to be working the same by the colour of the exhaust valves. Also on Metric 711M Crossflows, the cast number on the head were the rocker shaft sits will say "33" for 1100/1300 and "37" for 1600, not sure what head you have on your 1300 but a cheap tuning mod at one time was a 1600 Sport/Ghia head on the 1300 block, the biggest problem is you don't know if the head on the 1600 you pinch it off is the original one !!??, the engines have been around so long now, that they have been "whipped off/on" so many times, that you might even be taking off a 1300 head from a 1600 engine !!, so check the cast number on the top face by the rocker shaft just to confirm that it is a 1600 or 1300. Crossflow heads do tend to crack between seats after many years, I have two piles of crossflow heads in my garage, cracked & non cracked, the cracked pile is more than double the non cracked pile.
  11. Current is POWER Divided by VOLTAGE 520/13.9 = 37.4
  12. Hi all, To be honest, it makes very little difference what way around the pipes are connected onto the heater matrix. The only reason a manufacturer has a "THIS PIPE HERE, THIS PIPE THERE", is for ease of production manufacturing, for example, if one pipe to the heater was coming from the left side of the engine (as viewing from under bonnet), then that could go on the bottom pipe stub of the heater, if the remaining pipe was coming from the right hand side of the engine, then that could go on the top heater pipe stub, that way the pipes do not have to be shaped to cross over each other and is a smoother route. Taking a BRAND NEW heater matrix, the flow would be identical in both directions, only after years of use and build up of muck etc-etc in the heater matrix, would there be any difference in flow if it where reversed, even then it should have no affect on the cooling of the engine block itself, cars have the heating turned off in the summer and the majority don't overheat. There is one check to be sure and that is air locks, any air trapped in the cooling system could have an effect on temperature, as will the general condition of the radiator and coolant passage ways in the heads, block & inlet manifold, an engine not being treated to good antifreeze & corrosion inhibitor could have a furred up rad or semi blocked water channels anywhere in the circuit, including the heater system.
  13. Very nice, I thought this had sold at the beginning of the year on Ebay !!??
  14. And I should NOT have jumped onto the thread with my parts either, it is very rude of me, and I too apologise, "PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES" etc-etc, sorry Mr ebb43.
  15. Yip, the half shaft needs to come out, as the bearing is on the very end of the shaft where it locates in the axle case. 4 bolts hold it in, and they are accessed through the 25 mm holes in the flange of the half shaft where your wheel bolts are. I have never had a half shaft that I cannot remove, BUT I do have a very-very good slide hammer that pulls them out on the second or third attempt. There are other methods, like putting the wheel back on the wheel studs, and hitting the outside edge of the wheel, but you can end up damaging the wheel or yourself, swinging a bloody big hammer. Might be best if you can see if you can "Borrow" a good slide hammer, guess your nowhere near Wrexham are you !!??, you could have had the use of mine. The bearing is still a press fit with a new locating collar, so once you have the shaft out, you will still need a press. Good luck whatever you do.
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