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I was road testing this morning after setting my timing, 1st all good, 2nd all good, into 3rd, all power gone, coasted to the kerb, bloody throttle cable had snapped!

I had to walk a short distance to my friends petrol station, my intended destination, blagged a screwdriver, wound up the tickover, limped for fuel and then home, which luckily was not far away and was all 30 speed limit driving. (not that I was doing 30!)

My first new cable in the spares box was for a pre 1969, so no good as it didn't have the adjustment threaded section. Spare number 2 was great but it appears the socket was Metric, and I have an Imperial ball end, (Ooooh Matron), a little tickling with a new 5/16" drill, and Roberts your mothers brother, back on the road. What I intended to take me 1/2hr took 4hrs instead. I hate old cars I do.

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I feel your pain. I broke down last year more times in the Escort than i have in 27 years of driving!

In my defence, mine was totally worn out and i just registered it (fresh import) and drove it 😆

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3 hours ago, Rich T said:

I feel your pain. I broke down last year more times in the Escort than i have in 27 years of driving!

In my defence, mine was totally worn out and i just registered it (fresh import) and drove it 😆

Owned mine 15 years now. Two breakdowns in all that time. A clutch cable failure and a fuel pump failure. 

Jinxed it now haven't I?

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2 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

I had a mk2 Escort that use to eat clutch cables on a regular basis, I always carried a spare in the end! Mind you I mastered clutchless gear changes!

You really need to avoid Firstline clutch cables LOL Pieces of crap they are.

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