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  1. bear351c

    Replacement radiator for XF

    Agreed. I bought one to keep the Clevo cool, worked for 5 years, no probs.
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    Tis broken

    Anymore info..? Really hard to diagnose over the 'Net. Still cranks, but never 'kicks' Runs, but on 5 cylinders Ignition leads, module, coil pack? Blocked fuel filter Collapsed air filter Immobiliser?
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Couple of wheel arches cut from a 44 Gallon drum should work....
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    3pk895 too small

    Could be the idler pulley has been changed, the alternator bracket maybe? Hard to say with a 20 year old car. Maybe the alternator pulley is larger on an aftermarket unit.?
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Apply the KISS principal...... rebuilt 1300, better cam, carb and extractors. Maybe some Recaros. All fits, all legal, trouble free cruising.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Colour ........... Bodacious Rims ............Bogus.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I like the recovery van, old school rims, very slick....
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Wild violet with orange stripes.??
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    XB Log motor rebuild tips

    Welcome mate, can't help with the answer, as all my cars have had 2 more cylinders, but, I'm sure someone here can help. Got any pics of the XR.?
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Definitely. And port match the manifold to the head, every little bit will help. Castings were pretty average in the Seventies.....
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    Fark... 10,000 rpm in a truck engine.! Wanna be balanced and blueprinted for sure.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    ...and a little grindy, grindy on the inlet manifold.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Too fuckin' right..! Too fuckin' right..!
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Agree with what's been stated already, I used to drive a TF Corty and the fuel bill was high, but the 2 litre went like stink.! Prob be easier? to rebuild the 1300.... Cost of finding/repairing a Pinto, versus 1300 with Gas tank install..?? 289 Windsor, shortened 9 inch.. Whoops, sorry.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Yeah, it's got some rust, but not in some of the places I'd expect. Like the plenum bubble, which usually rusts through about 5 years after it left the showroom.