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Panko last won the day on April 13 2017

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  1. Panko

    Replacement radiator for XF

    its in great condition otherwise. but cant remember if last time it sprung a leak if i replaced it or repaired it once already. it wouldve been about 8 years ago i had it spring a leak
  2. Hi guys, Does anyone know of a decent supplier of new radiators for XFs? My XF, EFi crossflow radiator has carked it, so looking for a replacement. TIA
  3. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    ok i take that back. the product is cheaper, but its telling me the freight would be 261 pounds...which doesnt seem right, but maybe it is. https://www.burtonpower.com/gearbox-tunnel-round-edges-ford-escort-mk1-mk2-mp1026.html
  4. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    yep. but dont buy it from SMCKA lol. let me check Burton's in the UK. its generally cheaper to buy from them, AND, because they use DHL express only, guarantee 3 days to delivery on your door step, from the day you made payment and placed order.
  5. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Trans tunnel was smaller in the uk car as well. They were all built with different tunnels. The single rail 4 speeds are tiny in these. Mk2 had C3 boxes as well here in aus.
  6. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I know mine is manual, but my 1300 goes just fine. Its stock internally and tired, but the weber and headers made a world of difference on its own.
  7. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I guess what you have to weigh up is, if you fit a pinto or a modern donk, good chance front suspension will need upgrading anyway because of the weight. There are alternatives to needing a Mk2 front end conversion just to get the bigger struts. Capri struts, coil overs etc. The benefits of going bigger struts, is you can run the spaced M16 brakes (Mk2 brakes) which allows ventilated discs. I wish i had done that on mine when i rebuilt the struts, because the 1300 struts means you’re restricted to the stock solid disc brakes
  8. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    This colour
  9. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    When the time comes, you can buy my 13x6 RS wheels, and that will fund my 13x6 twin cam steelies
  10. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Oh and for colour. As horrid as it sounds, look at the metallic chocolate brown. Mk1s look amazing in the colour
  11. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Ok ok. You can fit a Pinto without engineering if youre sneaky about. Pros: - cheap power if you find a good running engine thats about it for Pros IMO Cons; - they dont fit into a Mk1 without cutting. The radiator support has to be modified to fit them in, and radiator mounted further forward - they’re heavy - being heavy means you SHOULD upgrade the struts to 2L struts, which i then believe means going metric front end, ie Mk2. Thats steering rack, control arms, sway bar etc. or coil overs and keep Mk1 front end. As for the auto, no the auto will not fit in your car as it is. You would have to weld in an automatic transmission tunnel, which you can buy brand new now. *while youre at it you can weld an auto tunnel into mine so i can fit a 5 speed* Mk1s did actually get autos. Just not in commercials. They ran a BW35 3 speed. My first Mk1 was automatic
  12. Panko

    1972 Escort Panelvan

    woo. Hurry up, I want to go cruising haha keep the Kent, but go a 1600 with a BW auto behind it. with a bit of work they go well. A guy from the RSOCV has a Mk1 coupe with a 1600 in it, Formula Ford camshaft, and head, automatic, aftermarket a/c, 32/36, and it flies. still outruns a lot of cars with the a/c turned on haha
  13. Panko

    Engine parts with the checkered pattern on them

    Yep this is my photo. This is my turbo kit. Dick Johnson/HKS developed together. sadly i dont have a turbo manifold. got stolen, along with the turbo, out of the guys garage who i bought the kit off
  14. Panko

    XF cruise control

    Ill double check my brake pedal switches. I dont have a neutral switch. I never bothered wiring that up when i converted to manual, and neither do i have a clutch switch. Ive always just remembered to cancel it before i go to change gears. Trip is all working perfectly. Brake lights work
  15. Panko

    XF cruise control

    Hi guys, since putting my XF Ghia wagon back together, I have no cruise control Can anyone offer some advice on how to test or where to test components to find the issue? The things I have checked is the vacuum line to the unit, that seems ok. (i did have a vacuum leak but fixed that) All the connectors are intact and plugged in So I am at a loss as to where the issue might be. Any advice would be handy, I miss having the cruise