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bear351c last won the day on February 13

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  1. bear351c

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Guess you buy one for an XB, and cut it down.? They are masonite with a bit of foam, or hessian on them, I think.
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    Engine mounts interfering with oil pan?

    Looks like the weight of the engine is pushing the 2 mounts in towards each other. When they're bolted in they tend to "hang" spreading apart. As Chestnut said, the aftermarket Clevo sumps can be a bad fit, I've fitted a couple, and had to trim, grind, elongate holes etc. It's just symptom of the non genuine market. Got an old original sump you can slide in, just to see if it fits better.??
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    WOW.......... One of the best looking small Fords, built the way YOU wanted it. The retro seat cover material on the Recaros looks ace. Did you end up with something to cover the rear of the back seat, form inside the boot.?? Just so you can't see the frame. Credit to you, mate. Excellent results.
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    Panel Van Interior Builds

    Would be way cool, and friggin' expensive, if you had 2 big ar$e flat screens on the sides, playing vast amount of stars moving sideways. Give you the feeling that your'e travelling through space. LMAO. Great work, mate. Should be proud of your achievements.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Could be points bounce, could be coil, could be vacuum leak, could be timing, could be old fuel, could be spark leads, could be i got no idea what I'm talking about. Let us know what ya find..... Love this little Esky. ...........and this one too.!
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    what gearbox?

    All depends on what you want the car for..... 3.45 is a good all round ratio for economy and sprint off the line, most Clevo Automatics are 3 speed, (FMX, C4 etc) in XA, XD and similar vehicles. If you plan on going on 1200 kms trips, then you need more of a lower ratio, say 3.00 or even 2.92. The Clevo will be happy at 110km/h with a 3.45, but the revs will be slightly higher, so more fuel used and possibly a lot more noise in the cabin. I'm running 3.55 in my XB, with an FMX, and absolutely love it. But I wouldn;t drive from Perth to Sydney in it.
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    Timing cover lower seal, without rubber gasket?

    Yeah, not convinced. I did mine last year on the XA, absolute bitch to get the rubber seal in place, while holding the timing cover, lining up the dowel pins, etc.. I sanded off the small lip on the outside of the rubber, (made it thinner) and it went in easier. VERY clean is the key.! Paint thinners or acetone to remove all oil residue. Silastics/sealants wont stick to oil. Also, aftermarket sumps don't fit the best, prefer old originals.
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    Help me find the right water temp sensor for my Falcon

    Dont worry too much about the fitting/terminal, just cut off the spade or whatever on your wiring, and solder on the correct terminal for the sender. Clevo temp sender usually goes in the front of the block, left hand side of the water pump. Sounds like you just need the sender to operate in a different range. @SPArKy_Dave Do you know what Ohms etc might suit..?
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    XG Steering Box into XA

    FC LTD and other Fairlanes had a "variable rate" power steering box, easy in the carparks, but got firmer as speed increased. Got one in the shed, was thinking about shoving it in my XA. The Fc (XD) power steering pumps are different, so none of the bracketry/pulleys fit on my Clevo, so i shelved it for another day....... Or year......
  10. Don't skimp on the cost, buy the Loctite product called literally "Rear view mirror glue" or whatever, It works every time.... Scrape the glass clean, use the primer in the pack, and clean the Ford plate thingy, put your sunvisors down and make sure they don't hit (make it central in other words). Place the metal plate on the inside of the windscreen, get a mate/wife/girlfriend to mark the outside of the windscreen with a texta or marker. Prime both surfaces, dab on the glue, stick on, Robert's ya Fathers brother. Don't heaps of these over the years, never fall off.
  11. Could well be. As Sparky Dave said, you need the Resistor coil, for anything with contact points. Doesn't matter if it's a "coke can" or a T -coil, as long as it has the R after the GT40.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Progress is still going forward, not backwards, mate. Will be interested to hear how you get on with the Car Builders underlay, could you put up some pics/info when you get around to it.? Thinking of getting some for the XA, (which is going real slow too.!) Sorry to hear the bumpers have crapped out.! Chinesium chrome plating I'm guessing....
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    Shimming rockers

    From memory, the shims I used in the Clevo were 0.20" and 0.35"..? Same rockers.
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    Rpm concerns on new purchase

    Nah, ............. something ain't right. As Dean said, prob uncalibrated tacho. My XB has 3.50 gears, does around 2800 from memory. Easiest way to tell is download an App to your phone with a HUD (head-up display) uses GPS to give a fairly accurate speed. Could follow a mate in another car at 100 km/h. If you get the speedo recalibrated, take a reading at 60, 80, 100, 120 with your mate on cruise control (or the App) on a straight flat road. Give the numbers to the instrument guy.
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    Pillow block Cleveland

    Seen this fella, Ozzy knows a bit about these things.