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YellowTaxi

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  1. I have often pondered this. My Cosworth engine runs blue and its very rust inside everything. It seems the ant-corrosion aspect of anti-freeze is as total waste of time. Also kept in a heated garage so itsv never going to freeze anyway.
  2. Compared with an Escort Fiesa's are good value. I suppose it depends on what you want. If you want a car to drive then yes its a good buy as Im sure it goes nicely. If you want to 'invest' then its always going to be hampered by the no standard items.
  3. I have heard that noise before but cant for the life of me remember what it was. Very annoying though. If and when I remember I will let you know.
  4. Very dificult to put a price on. If someone is restoring a Twin cam or something and wants period carbs I would imagine you could name your price. These days though most either go for new Spanish ones or EFI. Put em on Fleabay, you never know.
  5. Im loving the snap outside Burtons. The spiritual home of the Capri.
  6. We are talking Idle jets here and not Immulsion tubes? They also have an 'F' designation number.
  7. If it is anything like most I strip down the answer is very little.😁
  8. Any members on here have cars in the pics?
  9. Ah, where they have the County show. Gutted I missed it. The old Mex could do with a day out.
  10. Yep, Get some pics up, its easy. You wont get roasted on this site. we love all Fords.
  11. That is proper nasty. A wake-up call to us all.
  12. What engine is it? If I was you I would go back to basics. Firstly is there enough fuel pressure and flow? check fuel pump and filters etc. Tune the carbs using mixture screws, remember part throttle opening are regulated by these not just idle. Are your float height correct? Again critical and often masked by adjustment of mixture screws. Do you have a good healthy ignition system? remember ignition system is under most load when accelerating due to initial ritch mixture. Is there any inlet leaks? again often masked with adjustment of idles. Eliminate the above then look into re-jetting etc.
  13. Oh dear. Looks like there was a fatality. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48093555
  14. That looks like a good day out. Im only down the road too. The Mk3 Cortinas look so proud of themselves in that pic, love it.! Where in Monmouth was it?
  15. Found this image while surfing the tinterweb. Really looks nasty. Im posting it really as a reminder to us all that old cars just arent a sturdy as modern ones. We all need to be mindeful of that. Dont know any details surrounding the pic but it made my blood run cold. Best way this poor soul lost his pride and joy, worste way...well we can all imagine. Be careful guys and dolls.
  16. Just my four penuth. I had exactlt the same issue for years and after trying the usual I gave-up and just accepted it. Like you I jacked the car up and ran through gears and like you it was still there. I had new tyres fitted when I got new wheels and it completely dissapeared. Strange but true. My theory is it probably wasnt the tyres but the new ones must have somhow changed the 'harmonics'. Either way it hasnt come back. If nothing else its a good excuse for a new set of boots.!
  17. How do I do it guys.? Didnt know anything about it. Happy to support.
  18. The trouble is everybody thinks Escorts are worth a mint without actually knowing what one is what.
  19. Thats nothing. Here's something for the collectors. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403549663931?hash=item5df56f32bb:g:RgEAAOSwgEViGkIM You gota larf.
  20. I like that a lot, I had one back in the day...a Ghia no less. Rear tyres in the older pics look like Pirelli P6's Shame they dont do those anymore. They was the must have tyres when we was all dashing around in souped-up fords in the 90'S.
  21. Before you buy there can be issues with old original door cards. The hardboard type backing goes soft over time. Basically the clips go into a hole and then slot over into a smaller hole which then lines-up with the hole in the steel inner door. If the hardboard is soft or damaged around the slot/hole new clips will not hold on. Check befor you order new clips. Aldridge do complete door cards too and they come with clips..
  22. I saw that Silver one at a show earlier in the year. Great attention to detail, a really nice guy too. Rearl vision and imagination to make a car like that. Both of which I lack.! He should be very proud.
  23. I dropped in about a year ago. Went there to take a look at the Imported Mk2 new shells. Wasnt impressed with them but was very impressed by the Magnum UK Built Mk1 shells. They seemed like really nice guys down there and made me very welcome and was very open and honest about the Mk2 shells. I noticed they had a brand new Mk2 at the NEC show but was told by Magnum they still dont produce all the bits needed to build a UK Mk2 shell. Interesting.
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