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Old 11-01-2020, 22:51
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Never really expected a 1600 xflow to be that good as itís still a 40 year old engine, but theyíre really good little engines

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My first MK2 was a 1600x flow and sam colour as yours
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Opened the garage. First time in over 2 years, that’s the view that greeted me.



Took a while but started up, and ran ok,

Swapped the radiator pipes for new ones and sorted the spot light wiring as I had it wrong and sorted a new battery out.



It even shot some flames. Haha

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good stuff ,but take that lion battery back and swap it for a decent one mate .they are utter dung and will give you trouble
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good stuff ,but take that lion battery back and swap it for a decent one mate .they are utter dung and will give you trouble
I already had the battery and got it out of another car Iíve got. Will see how it goes.

Bought a oil pump thing today and sucked out most of the oil in the diff



Was pretty bad, Iíve never changed it and the car has only done 28000 miles so itís probably genuine ford oil.





Gravity filled it though to make things easier.



4 litres of anti freeze poured in and the drivers door re aligned so it opens and shuts better.
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Old 02-05-2020, 22:46
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We moved house 2 months ago, was only going to be a short time making us chain free to buy our next house, now someone has eaten a bat or let a man made virus out the lab, they whole world is on lockdown and you can view, or move house, so now I’m a bit stuck at the in laws for probably 12 months or more minimum,

I drove my escort down here and a couple of times before lockdown, but it’s so tired suspension and brakes wise, it was enjoyable,

Went on a bit of a spending spree





Bought some wheels, as fancied a bit of a change, two are cracked so now on the look out for some replacements.



Bilt a workbench with a load of sleepers that were lying in the garden and got a vice.





Will re under seal the underside, and paint up the parts as they come off and go back on, Duraflex polybush set, cheap buy actually look the part and should be fine for the use the car gets with me.

Will order a Quaife ATB LSD soon, and I might throw some rear discs on, I know not needed but I just like the look.
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Exciting time, keep the pics coming please
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Don’t shoot me but Capri laser alloys on an escort

Mexico steels didn’t fit over the new brakes



New hispec calipers, yellow stuff pads, grooved discs, new TCA’s track rods, poly bushes, single leafs, new carburettor



Car drivers very well now, like night and day compared to how it was, everything I took off I expect was from 1977

I have a rear disc set up all ready to go on and will order an ATB LSD too
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Looking good and must make you smile every time you take her out
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Well done, love it, well worth the efforts bud
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Can't imagine why you chose 'Green' polybushes LOL!

The only thing i'd change is the plates - flat perspex pls. I know raised letters are retro and 'in period' but the car just looks so 'smooth' the lumpy plates just jar with me LOL!
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Need to price up a LSD for my MK1
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Looking good and must make you smile every time you take her out
Defiantly, great fun, just needs a bit more power

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Well done, love it, well worth the efforts bud
Yeah, really happy with it

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Can't imagine why you chose 'Green' polybushes LOL!

The only thing i'd change is the plates - flat perspex pls. I know raised letters are retro and 'in period' but the car just looks so 'smooth' the lumpy plates just jar with me LOL!
Could never do that, they are the original ones from 1977,

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Yeah Iím going to get the Quaker atb one, I only use the car on road so donít want anything that needs much maintenance.
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Let me know who sells them and a price if thats ok
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Meant to say quaife* predictive text.

Cheapest I can find is on burtons website.
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