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Good afternoon, can anyone tell me what is the correct Weber carb for a 1600 xflow 1600 sport engine out of a mk2 Escort. And should a standard 1978 mk2 escort ghia have two door mirrors.

And secondly, should they have sound deadoning as standard under the floor carpet.

Many thx Marcus.

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Carb should be 32/36 DGA manual choke or 32/36 DGAV auto choke. As for mirrors think two was an optional extra as most of the images I could find a definite answer wasn’t found, so that’s how I came up with this assumption. Sure on the Ghia carpets the soundproofing was attached to the carpet but not 100% on that one. Most cars of this era had hessian type sound proofing.

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I can remember stripping out a Ghia for my 1300 Sport in the late 80s and I took out all of the sound proofing from under the carpets, along with any extra interior  trim that my car didn't have. 

The car was parked up with a front end bump on our camp and belonged to one of the NAFFI girls. Apparently, she was going to get it repaired and went ballistic when she finally got round to it. 

Well, what did she expect from three seventeen year old Apprentices who had all bought Escorts as their first car. 😂😂😂

 

 

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Thx guys, I have right carb then 👍🤓. I have done another timing check and mixture check tonight. I put the timing to 8 deg BTDC, with vacume pipe to dizzy disconnected and blocked off. She seems to have got the nice exhaust rasp note again. In regards to the sound deadening I have got some adhesive foam sheets online. I have got some recaro seats from a rover 800, I just need to fabricate some spacers to enable the seats to fit in the car. 

Really appreciate all the info guys 👍👌🤓😁

 

Very kind regards Marcus.

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Its interesting that everyone is quoting a 32/36 DGAV/DGV as the carburettor for a 1600 Sport Engine.  All our Mk2 GT Spec 1600 Kent engines only ever used the 32 DGAV (32/32). The 32/36s were only used for Pinto engines. The specs apparently vary from country to country.

Ive added a image from the manual it only lists a 32DGAV for Mk2 1600 GT engine. I would be curious to know what models received a 32/36 instead.

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59 minutes ago, colr6 said:

East Kent trims advertise roof kits. Just hope they’re better than their window rubbers.

that's a very polite terminology for them Colin, theres only one collective word I can think of for their products, whilst being polite, and that's the same one I use for Burtons, SH1TE

 

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12 minutes ago, Ray said:

that's a very polite terminology for them Colin, theres only one collective word I can think of for their products, whilst being polite, and that's the same one I use for Burtons, SH1TE

 

Must be having an off day....lol

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Thx guys, mine has got none under the carpet or anywhere else, I see in some pics on the net that they are meant to have sound proofing around the heater bubble. But it has got a boot carpet 👌🤓.

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6 hours ago, Marcus said:

Thx guys, mine has got none under the carpet or anywhere else, I see in some pics on the net that they are meant to have sound proofing around the heater bubble. But it has got a boot carpet 👌🤓.

GS Escorts are doing heater bubble replica covers at a reasonable price. 

I used dymomat under my rear seat and firewall and it made a big difference. 

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25 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Dale, Did you use the regular Dynamat or the Ultralite?

Apologies. Just checked my eBay account and it was actually called Dodomat. It's fairly weighty, but is very flexible and can be cut with a knife or scissors

Definitely made a big difference to the interior noise levels when driving. 

I might lift my seats and carpet out this winter to see what's around my tunnel. If it's bare, then I'll probably use the same brand to cover that along its length. 

I would recommend this brand and I'd definitely buy it again. Friend of mine has also used it in the roof of his Landrover Defender and is very happy with it. 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F162733411046

 

 

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Thx again guys. Would you recommend delorto or Weber carbs if I change the head on my 1600 xflow mk2 escort, I was thinking of using Harrison for a upgraded head. Any recommendations guys 👍

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I use dellorto carbs on my stuff, when I took for a rolling road set up the guy said he could more fine tune them over Weber’s. Apart from that they are usually cheaper than Weber’s which is a bonus. Vulcan have a very good reputation for head work, sure a few on here have had heads done by them and are very pleased with the results. My next head will be going to them.

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On 15/10/2019 at 19:07, dt36 said:

I can remember stripping out a Ghia for my 1300 Sport in the late 80s and I took out all of the sound proofing from under the carpets, along with any extra interior  trim that my car didn't have. 

The car was parked up with a front end bump on our camp and belonged to one of the NAFFI girls. Apparently, she was going to get it repaired and went ballistic when she finally got round to it. 

Well, what did she expect from three seventeen year old Apprentices who had all bought Escorts as their first car. 😂😂😂

 

 

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still a cracking pic this!

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