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  1. To be fair its really only 20 thousand quid, the other 30 grand is for that pair of front overriders I have been searching many years for!
    5 points
  2. hi ive just bought an 1980 mk2 rs 2000 ,it needs some reccomitioning work and will get started on it in a few months , as im recovering from a major operation and recovery time is 10 weeks , meanwhile ive been buying parts for her mainly service items and a new set of 45 dcoe,s
    5 points
  3. 50k !!!!! Anybody want to buy a Harrier….lol
    3 points
  4. Avoid scented candles in the garage though, that may not end well 🔥 🤣
    3 points
  5. The 25 mm hubcentric Spacers are 10 quid a corner and good workmanship
    3 points
  6. Some nice new shinny bits turned up today. goodies just need to build um up now . weekend work i think
    2 points
  7. This is what I have in mine and they delivery to Scotland. https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/numax/097/
    2 points
  8. By mistake I purchased mk2 floor plates, luckily the only difference I could tell is the rear corner. When fitting these to mk1 they just need a small fill-in plate to be made to the rear where they meet the b-pillar. Ex-Pressed Steel Panels did not disappoint, the fitment was near perfect. The old Köln-axle is not staying in the car, some room for rear axle has to be made.
    2 points
  9. Hey, at least you were colour coordinated! Had my own go at that on the way back from an event at Lulworth Castle in 2007.
    2 points
  10. Look at this, Col: https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/275047133775?ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F710-53481-19255-0%2F1&_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1&ul_noapp=true
    2 points
  11. This is how i made a small rs center cap fit in a big center hole, not perfect, but it is a race car 😁
    2 points
  12. its been a while since ive updated on here, i have had a 6x13 4 spoke rs alloy that has the same angle spokes as the 7 inch version for donkeys years, group 1 i believe, been looking for another for a while so i could run them on the front with a skinny tyre, a good friend came up trumps with one a few weeks back, and ive slowly been tidying them both up at work in my lunchbreaks and after work. thinking about running a 155 65 13 tyre on them, as they wil be the same size height wise as the rear slicks (i think) not sure how a 155 will fit on a 6 inch rim, has anyone local got one i can borrow to try, im in hertfordshire. also in the process of wiring up some tail lights, got brake lights already, and also gonna wire up lights in all the gauges, as i couldnt see any of them when we were at the pod in the dark, also got an afr gauge nearly fitted aswell, was hoping to run it next year on the bigger nitrous jets, but i found some receipts for the last engine build while looking for timing tickets, and it turns out my engines got 25 quid each pistons in it 😲 i honestly dont know how its stayed together 😆 time for some winter upgrades. more soon 🙂
    2 points
  13. Same here, on Chrome and works fine https://www.hooters.com/
    2 points
  14. I investigated this when I had all the interior out ie Dynamat, Dynaliner etc. and although having rave reviews and being used on just about every custom car build - the price put me off, I am soooo cheap LOL! But I came up with something that may be as good (we shall see), and that is sticky back roofing flashing. Its a bitumenous polymer with a grey surface finish and comes in rolls - 10m I think and various widths, I picked the widest which was 400mm and covered the entire floor, tunnel, up the cills, big patches over the rear firewall and up under the dash. Then laid new carpet underlay and a good original RS2000 carpet over the top. I've yet to find out if its any good but can't be worse than the pattern cheapy carpet over tin floor that was there when I bought the car LOL! It was like this . . . . https://www.roofingsuperstore.co.uk/product/black-jack-flashing-trade-300mm-x-10m.html
    2 points
  15. The normal 'blue' silicone pipe / hose isn't rated for petrol - there is a special type that is and costs loads - about £40 for 10" ! ! ! Regarding blocking the vent - no harm in doing that! At this time of year there is little chance of expansion due to temp changes . . . . Don't forget it in the Spring though! And in case you haven't, the breather should always be outside the body / boot and as low as possible - fuel vapour is heavier than air, so sinks.
    2 points
  16. Euro Car parts have flat post batteries: https://www.eurocarparts.com/search/square terminal battery I swapped mine out for a Halfords round posts years ago and got some terminals from Carbuilder: https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/ You can get Motocraft battery stickers on Ebay if you want to make a new battery look close to an original: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203512440757
    2 points
  17. Me too 🤗 Don’t what I’d be in though
    2 points
  18. May should be ok for us... [emoji106] Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  19. Can’t see a problem with May weather is normally good famous last words
    2 points
  20. I had 15"s on mine for about 2 weeks, didn't like them so took them off and flogged them. I had to go narrower than my current 7j wheels to ensure they didn't rub - appreciate MK1's and MK2's are marginally different mind. Apologies for old crap photo
    2 points
  21. this man makes a repro canceller for a mk1, https://www.neilfletcherracing.co.uk/sale_stuff.htm
    2 points
  22. Not standard arches I know but could be an option obviously on 15s
    2 points
  23. Mk2 RS escorts look good in yellow. Top colour
    2 points
  24. So today was 2.5 degrees. A tad chilly even a flurry of snow. Fitted new disc, bearings and green stuff pads to nearside. Bled all brakes. Fitted the hubcentric spacers, rolled front arches .. ready for the forthcoming arches. Finished off a quick refurb of the interior and got decent bluetooth speaker. Shortened the home made console to allow handbrake to bottom out. Went home 8pm , at 1degree
    2 points
  25. Yes, harnesses are anchored underneath the rear seat. Car was stripped out as a Clubman spec rally car when I originally bought it, but I've slowly been toning it down back to a more standard road car over the years. I had another set of headreasts made up for the seats to give me a bit of choice, but I tend to stick with the fishnets.
    2 points
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  27. That's because the 175/50 tyres change the rolling radius and circumference of your wheels and in effect, alters your final drive gearing ratio
    2 points
  28. A 2" drop plus the 50 profile tyres is a particular 'look' generally termed the 'South London' look and in my opinion a bit extreme for our current pot holed and speed bump infested roads and scraped undercarriage is virtually guaranteed. The std profile tyres with alloys would have been 175/70's with 205/60's being preferred on the 7 and 7.5" rims. Any significant drop usually requires rolled arches as rubbing will occur. Personally I prefer a max 1" drop paired with 60 profiles - 185/60 in my case, looks ok and rides bumps better IMO!
    2 points
  29. How about this for RS tax 😮 😯
    1 point
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  32. You have been so helpful to me since joining here and would like to say thankyou! Here’s a pic of the rear where my cage is, see if you think the seat would need cutting What is dodo Matt? If I was to have a floor carpet put in again would you dodo the whole floor of the car? I came across a lovely set of fishnet recaros but wow they want 2k for them and they aren’t pristine either, is this a normal price for them?
    1 point
  33. Not a fail point here in the UK - not even tested, as long as the bulbs flash at required rate and Hazards (if fitted as not a requirement before '86) work and show a tell tail - you are golden! As said above the Tax thing needs the Historic status shown on V5 - the PO usually take the form, do the change and submit to DVLA so you just get a new 'Historic' V5 back. The MOT thing needs to be requested every year (I believe - Form V112?) - you have to state - in writing - that vehicle is correct and not substantially altered. For the cost most forgo this and just get re-tested every year - its a safety thing + a second set of eyes looking at stuff you could overlook!
    1 point
  34. The belts bolt to the floor not the seat itself. The central rear seat is a lap belt both sides mounted to the floor but the window seats have over the shoulder mounting points on the C Pillar as well. Im not sure in the UK but in Australia rear seat belts were mandatory. The C pillar trims have provisions for seat belt mounting so clearly if not mandatory there in the UK the factory did supply rear belts if required. You got lucky I have my rear seat and trims etc out at the moment. Images are 4 door. 2 Doors don't have as much meat on the pillars to the mount belts of course but its still done in a similar way.
    1 point
  35. As others have stated, it'll be the cancel cam is missing or broken. Pic of one below
    1 point
  36. Never used a quick-rack myself but maybe the little plastic bit that cancels the indicator has broken...... can't think what it's called [emoji1751] Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. Great work Col. Looking forward to seeing this in paint. If it's half as good as the Cortina then it'll be awesome [emoji106][emoji108] Sure you'll struggle to find time to build another garage, but if it means keeping the GT then get it built m8 [emoji846] Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  38. Welcome to OSF m8. RS looks great. Any help you need....someone on here will have the answer. Good luck with the recomisioning [emoji106] Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  39. thanks for the welcome ,yeh itl be done to suit my tastes , cambelt change first as its sat a few years , then oil and filter , new spraybar for cam and a new battery required
    1 point
  40. thanks for the welcome im sure il need some bits and pieces
    1 point
  41. Price dependent on condition and mileage but still very affordable I think. Got to be a G60 or a VR6 though
    1 point
  42. I do black and white film photography and processing, so yes it counts!
    1 point
  43. Maybe a photo illusion but have the rear wheels got some negative camber? Always wondered how that was possible with a solid / live axle!
    1 point
  44. Does this count, OK, blatant use of tech to change colour 😆
    1 point
  45. Love the car mate, great colour 👌🏻 Also nice to see some StarMags
    1 point
  46. Top row of top pic is a 2" drop, bottom row is a 1" drop, both on the same 13" minilight rims. Car drives nicer at 1" and don't scrape exhaust so much now on speed bumps. The other pic is as it is now with 4 spoke 13" rims and at 1" drop.
    1 point
  47. No , had a couple of messers. Not really pushed the advertising. If it don’t sell just have build another garage …lol
    1 point
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