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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I'd imagine Barra would be a head funk if you wanted it to be remotely legal. Realistically a well built pinto and a decent auto is the easiest and probably cheapest way to go. I've never known them to be remotely economical though, that big old weber loves a drink. Never driven one on gas. I went from a mk5 sport to a xb Fairmont 302 back many years and my fuel costs barely changed haha. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Barra fits. Barra and auto plus shortened (very) e series diff. All cheap as dirt parts. Bf or fg Barra will run for ever and go good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ohhhh, you have ftr’s! I’ve been chasing a mint set of those since I got my wagon haha. I’m going out first thing in the morning to hopefully buy the wagons new shoes.
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    Polish car

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    AU tickford mags on XF

    As far as I know yep. I was gonna grab them myself but I don’t think they would suit my wagon.
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    AU tickford mags on XF

    This is your only real legal option if your deadset on running that style of wheel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    AU tickford mags on XF

    While illegal, quality bolt on adapters are not dangerous and if sized right will sit exactly how they would on the donor car. You could fit an au diff which would take care of the rears but there’s no simple way of changing the front offset. You could look for a set of aftermarket au xr rims, they pop up for sale from time to time. I’ve run bolt on adapters on many of my cars, and for many years and have never had anything close to a failure. There’s a bit of an urban myth that your insurance is voided if you run them but that’s only partly true. If they contribute to the accident, then he’s your insurance company will say no. If they don’t contribute then generally they don’t care.
  8. An xe Ghia is certainly a wise choice. Just don’t break the headlights as they’re hard to obtain and expensive. apparently a few drops of oil down inside the cam sync can alleviate the symptoms of a dying cam sync, but a new one is only $30-40 plus freight out of the states. But the profile ‘number’ is measured different to the rest of the numbers. Eg 245/60x15. whilst the ‘245’ and the ‘15’ are clear measurements the profile is a percentage of the width measurement. And that’s ignoring the whole mindfuck of using mm and inches in the same description... Clearly, oils ain’t oils. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    XR-XF Falcon Coil Over Conversion kit

    Throw drop spindles in there and you would have a nicely set up front end. I’ll have to look at that when I’m ready for the pano. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    17s on an xg

    I reckon the terri 17in spare is a good looking steel wheel too. Gives them that taxi/interceptor look lol, but with a decent diameter. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    17s on an xg

    Doubtful. should fit perfect. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New headunit

    B series owners tend to fit a single din unit under the icc and completely bypass the original head unit. Seems most people upgrade the speakers at most and leave it at that these days. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New headunit

    Haven’t seen a removable face headunit for years. They’re just not needed anymore. I’d just use some glue and fix the current one, unless you’re set on a modern unit. Can get a quite decent unit for under $100 these days. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yeah super lows have them sitting on the bumpstops. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    You know, that’s exactly why so many of us older guys ran air shocks back in the day... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk