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 #3863877  by JC600
 Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:49 pm
First proper clean of the year, washed, polished, waxed and sealed. All plastics treated, windows cleaned. Wheels waxed and sealed. :D

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And fitted my dealer sticker in the rear window. :) 

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 #3863908  by JC600
 Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:30 pm
Went to a Retro/classic car breakfast meet this morning. Next to my mates MK3. :D

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And few of before I went home as it was a nice sunny day. :D

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 #3863996  by JC600
 Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:22 pm
Fitted a new head unit as I wanted Bluetooth because all my music is on my phone. So got a new Pioneer head unit, all works perfectly. Happy days. :D

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Also, new strut top mount kits have arrived. Just waiting for the H&R springs to arrive. :D

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 #3864015  by JC600
 Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:27 pm
At Ripon classic car show today. :) 

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Drove really well, just can't wait to get the new springs fitted. So it's a bit more comfortable. :) 
 #3864049  by JC600
 Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Brother sent me some photos today, H&R racing springs and new top mount kits fitted. Looks loads higher, but not too high. Pic was taken straight off the ramp, so will settle a bit. Once settled, I'll get the tracking done. :D

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Out with the old

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In with the new

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Back on the ground

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Will get some better pics once it's settled a bit. :D
 #3864069  by JC600
 Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:48 pm
MOT done and passed, failed first go. Washer jets were blocked, only thing I forgot to check. Probably because I hardly use them, as I keep the windows clean. :) 

Sitting better today too. :D

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 #3864101  by JC600
 Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:07 pm
Got the Escort back this morning,  handles really well. Loads better with the - 40mm springs.......then it decided to have a oil leak (don't think she likes being away lol). Just the engine oil pressure switch. So picked a new one up today, fitted, Topped up, ran up and tested. No leaks found, except my weepy sump gasket. :D

By the looks of it, a 27 year old oil pressure switch. 

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New one fitted, engine cleaned as best I could to check for leaks. 

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Then a quick wash. :D

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 #3864110  by JC600
 Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Went out all morning in the Escort, around 50-60 miles. Drives, handles, grips and sits loads better. So well happy now. :D

Picked up a new dash surround too, with coin holder, and just two button holes. As I don't have heated front screen, or electric mirrors. Trip computer only registers 0mpg, and beeps all the time. 

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Also refitted my steering wheel and boss, as previous owner had it fitted at 10 O clock position. 

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Couple of pics of how it's sitting now. 

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 #3864123  by JC600
 Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:28 pm
Not the best start at 08:45 this morning, reversed out the garage. Thought, what's those wet spots that are quickly disappearing?......answer, petrol! :(

One split fuel pipe, off the high pressure fuel pump, around the tank to the tube that runs to the front of the car. 

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Replaced the pipe, checked for leaks and went for a long drive. All good again, and even stopped for some pics. :D

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 #3864232  by JC600
 Sun May 07, 2017 7:53 pm
Wasn't happy with the paint on my headlights, so stripped them down and re-painted them. :D

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Re-fitted

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Also got some new genuine fuel/brake pipe clips. Not fitted yet. 

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 #3864453  by JC600
 Sun May 28, 2017 9:41 am
Not done much with the Escort lately, just driving and enjoying it. :D

Few pics after a blast this morning. :D

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 #3864593  by JC600
 Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:22 pm
Finally got a RS steering wheel boss at a sensible price. :D

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New bolts to OE spec. 

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Quick coat of satin black. 

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Steering wheel fitted. 

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All mounted, looks loads better and the wheel is positioned better too. :D

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 #3864706  by JC600
 Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:52 pm
Cheers Terry, yeah was gutted. Having to sell up. But enjoying this one. :D
 #3864718  by JC600
 Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:30 pm
This thread probably won't be updated anymore. Not paying $399 a year to host pictures that have been free for the 10 years I've been using Photobucket.

Don't have the time to transfer all the pics to a different hosting site.

Forums are struggling enough without crap like this. This will finish a lot of forums off. :(
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