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Only ask - this is a mate of mines attempt at a simple retro fit:


An all in one unit
Nooooooooo.......

That's just wrong. DRL's should be on Audi's but NOT on old cars, especially not an escort....!!!



TT
 

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Been a while since I updated, but this is progressing.... new wiring loom has gone in and just finishing off the finally pieces :)

New dash, before it was touched up



Some new wheels, bit dusty



Some new rear lights

 

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Thanks for the update Graham - it's coming together very well.

Any thoughts on the steering wheel? Maybe a Momo?
 

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honestly no thought......... dont even remember what was there

EDIT - just looked at the pics on the first page.....hmmm, going to have to find something!
 

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Not a great amount of photos, but the car is progressing. All the little bits are being done, new wiring loom, etc. She has now been lowered and is standard on some nice wheels

 

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Update:-

Unfortunately, its not good news.... the company I was using has been having problems over the last few months and has gone into liquidation. Such a shame has his bodywork skills were brilliant.

The good news, is that the car is being shipped to Sly today for him to finish. Im hoping the list to finish is short, but will see once Sly gets the car.
-wire in dash (maybe some dash and ignition parts) - new loom should be complete
-front brakes need attention
-new steering wheel required
-make it work ;)
-bumpers
-MOT
 

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A quick update.... the car has been finished and has been put into storage. Have finally come to "terms" with my ex and at the end of this month, I am taking ownership of this little thing :D

Some minor jobs to do, change pedals, fix passenger door (that has stopped opening), maybe some front bumpers

Here are some quick pics of how she stands now!
 

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Had a Mk1 1600 sport as my first car - Should have covered it with a sheet and put in in the garage and forgot about it - they are fetching silly money now
 

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Update:-

Well I broke it
driving it back from Caffeine & Machine had some issues. Post failure, found low compression on cylinder 4, so took the decision that the pinto engine just wasnt up to the task. Queue the music


Decide ZETEC 2l was a much better option, so a friend and I started doing some research and figured what could possibly go wrong. So I have bought a donor Ford Focus ST170, we have stripped both engines and gearboxes off the cars and ordered round 1 of 2 of parts for the conversion. Round 1 gets the and the new 5 speed gearbox into the car. Round 2 will get it running with the added benefit of throttlebodies.
 

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Do South African ones come with heavy duty bodyshell which was for export builds? They were also used for the UK Twin-cam and BDA engined cars and designated B49. Later on, when the Mexico was introduced, there bodyshell was also upgraded...
 
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