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  1. All depends on how much weight there is over them! A fester ain't the weightest object on the road and it ain't got 3 - 400kgs of V8 up front so I'd be wary about hitting them too hard as locked wheels don't stop fer toffee!
  2. Certainly not a std. gear set then as that ratio has NEVER been available from Ford in a Type E case! Possibly a competition set of gears or even a '2000E' box as their quoted 2nd is close to the stated figure and these were fitted to early Twin Cams, RS1600's and mk1 Mexico's ?
  3. RS lever hole is in different place compared to normal - same as T9 actually, so you'll be cutting a new hole whatever! If you want a 4sp - keep the T9 and don't use 5th LOL!
  4. Not unless the hubs change from 4 stud to 5 they won't!
  5. At least i'm not the only one to hate Ford Loom's, i'm sure they made the colours up to suit whatever was handy at the time!
  6. I overstated my HP pump flow . . . . . its 155L / hr not per Minute LOL! If it was, it'd be making about 10,000hp !
  7. Quick diagnostic - does the fuel system have a return fuel line back to the tank? If yes, you will have a regulator fitted / required at end of fuel rail and if not it is a deadhead system with regulation done in the tank. Pretty much any EFI pump will have sufficient capacity (i've got a 155L / Minute pump for my Blacktop) and I use a 3bar Webcon regulator although I believe the std. Mondeo regulator value was 2.7bar. This is critical as pressure affects volume of fuel injected, so higher pressure for a given map value will be richer!
  8. Don't forget RP that LHD cars have remote mirrors, on the left as well, so I think the supplied numbers were probably equal or only slightly biased to RHD. If anyone is interested I have a passenger side remote mirror and spacer that I don't want / won't fit (even though they are of more use compared to a drivers side one!)
  9. And the gasket ain't the same shape as a std. mirror anyway!
  10. Full on, next level engine swappage! With pic's of the engine in the bay, I thought its a tiny unit with so much space around it . . . . . then noticed the firewall and scuttle were missing LOL! I too love the 5 cylinder growl so it'll be interesting coming out from under an Escort bonnet!
  11. Er ! As it is a 'press to make' switch there is no contact in neutral so no earth connection to light so rear won't light up no matter which way the wires / pins connected ! Only when switch is made can electrons flow via light and switch to earth / ground.
  12. I'm supposing that 'FF wheels' are intended for FF racing, using Hewland gearboxes and IRS suspension with Uprights and Hubs made by who knows? It would be logical that they use a Ford PCD for the studs but its not guaranteed!
  13. Didn't they go out of fashion in the 50's - bit like those Ford designers LOL!
  14. In my experience if it ain't puffing blue smoke or issuing steady hazy blue smoke at any rev's - its unlikely to be turbo seals therefore replacement would only achieve a big bill! As said, more likely a hose or connection gone bad or look to other sources like the cam cover seal - notorious for leaking oil over everything. Best to wash engine down with degreaser and see where its really coming from!
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