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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/10 15:54:22 (permalink)
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If you know the size or the sender model, car make/model etc, some are available through spares parts places.
 
The arse of my Burnt Orange RS looks like a A9X/SLR Torana but what the heck
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/11 13:51:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby PrincessFiona 2021/07/13 22:14:41
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Try rare spares for a xb sender seal, I’ve heard they work
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/20 20:18:01 (permalink)
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I'll be interested to hear what you think the breaking is like once she's back on 4 wheels.
 
Whats next?... :)




Thought I would give you an update on the braking now I have been for a few longer drives and had a chance to use the brakes in a little anger, on private roads of course!
 
Firstly I am pretty happy with them! I still have to find the right bias with them and I think they need bleeding again as there is an ever so slight amount of air in the driver’s side line I think but they are very good in my novice opinion.
 
Compared with the AP’s, the Hispec calipers and rotors are not as precise in manufacture with the pad and disc alignment being ever so slightly out on the HiSpec kits. This I think can be corrected if you are talented enough and that anal about things being micromillimêtre perfect. But for me and as a daily driver I’m not that concerned and quite honestly given the price difference I expected more shoddy workmanship from the HiSpecs and that just hasn’t been the case. 


I have used the same pad material in both calipers,Ferodo DS2500 and found them to be ideal for my daily driving. Good bite from the start and capable of a bit of thrashing although really haven’t got the HiSpec’s hot hot yet but will comment further when I have done so.
 
With the AP’s there was more chatter, a bit disconcerting to the passengers I had. The HiSpecs have no chatter so far. Both squeal like a b!tchi Hard to tell them apart, with either you wanted to coast into some traffic lights on main strips for fear that you might hurt some babies ears! ... and then you accelerate away from the lights and burst their eardrums anyway...
 
Fitting both was pretty simple, I bought GRP4 Fabrications AP CP4567 kit and the HiSpecs from Burton Power. 


I will say that with the AP’s if you really stomped on them from speed it often felt like the whole front of the car was going to rotate under the car and you were going to need to pick up the crossmember and front strut from up the street where you had just been, such was the capability. The HiSpecs are not quite there but they are not far off and the hassle saved with maintenance (and legality issues) with the AP’s and the cost I think the HiSpecs are well worth it so far! Now I just need to buy myself some Wilwoods and write a full comparison!
 
Will update as required with any longevity issues or anything that is different to the above.
 

Lastly, curse you for asking what’s next, no sooner is she back on the road and driving up to speed and it becomes obvious the steering rack needs some attention and the diff has developed a whine! 
 
 

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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/20 21:56:11 (permalink)
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Perfect time for a LSD
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/21 23:16:15 (permalink)
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Perfect time for a LSD



Have you fitted yours yet? I’ve actually been looking at the quaife ATB ones, bit more daily friendly, but keen to hear how your 3j is going
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/22 10:24:43 (permalink)
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Get the quaife LSD, I can say they will take a beating. Mine went thru 3 different ratios and 2x housings, 1 axle (I bent it), millions of tyres and still good as gold 25yrs on. They've been around for ever and know their stuff . 3j had problems early on with casings breaking as weren't spun from a single chunk, pretty sure the problem was solved a while back.
At the end of the day most lsds on the market for escort will be fine, much stronger than the Anglia 34bhp diff they came with.... And gets rid of the open wheeler feeling..
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/22 12:20:30 (permalink)
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Perfect time for a LSD



Have you fitted yours yet? I’ve actually been looking at the quaife ATB ones, bit more daily friendly, but keen to hear how your 3j is going


No was looking at getting it to mikes this week then bam SA lock down
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/22 21:10:19 (permalink)
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Get the quaife LSD, I can say they will take a beating. Mine went thru 3 different ratios and 2x housings, 1 axle (I bent it), millions of tyres and still good as gold 25yrs on. They've been around for ever and know their stuff . 3j had problems early on with casings breaking as weren't spun from a single chunk, pretty sure the problem was solved a while back.
At the end of the day most lsds on the market for escort will be fine, much stronger than the Anglia 34bhp diff they came with.... And gets rid of the open wheeler feeling..


What half shaft spline did you get with yours? Did you keep running standard axles?
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/22 21:12:54 (permalink)
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No was looking at getting it to mikes this week then bam SA lock down




Bugger! Sorry to hear that, hopefully soon. My driveway is never locked down, so managed to get a fair bit done hahahaa
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/22 21:17:44 (permalink)
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Onto the next problem, headlights didnt turn on yesterda. Turned them off and back on and they worked but today that trick isn’t working...
 
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/23 15:47:42 (permalink)
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I dont even think i could get my half shafts out in my garage its tiny but in reality its just excuses as a i doubt my abilities.

Hmmmmm dont you hate that, id start with the stalk. i found the burton repros to work pretty well. My indicator switch was trashed and use to go off randomly, replaced it with a burtons repro and now its perfect, even feels solid and not sloppy.



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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/23 16:20:01 (permalink)
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My Capri one's a bit dodgy also, you have to press it and kinda giggle it around for the contact to get happy for the horn to work. 
Defeats the purpose a bit, as by the time you get it to contact, the idiot has usually moved on.
I did find something out though last year when there was no horn at all. 20+ years ago when air horns were the rage,I sprung for a triple set, decent italian(?) jobbies. The last year, nothing, just a wheeze, like a cat hacking a furball.
Apparently you need to lube them up once in a while. A few drops of spindle oil down the compressor, bingo!.
 
The next dodgy deliveroo nearly backflipped off his moped, thinking he'd just cut off a Vline N Class.
But it was just a mild mannered, 1600 pastel blue Capri only driven on sundays.
 
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Re: Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/23 23:00:22 (permalink)
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HI,CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF FORD ESCORT MK2 VAN DOORS,ARE THE SAME AS MK1 SALOON
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Re: Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/24 11:58:14 (permalink)
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I use the Same axles as standard, never had a problem. I ran 185/60 13 tyres on most of my cars . Only fitted 15x7 on cars I sold as the weight is heavier , tyres were the usual 195/50 or 185/55.
Edit; SA lock-in is a suck but I'm loving the shed time even if it's icelandic weather right now..
post edited by martymexico - 2021/07/24 12:09:32
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/26 19:41:26 (permalink)
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Hmmmmm dont you hate that, id start with the stalk. i found the burton repros to work pretty well. My indicator switch was trashed and use to go off randomly, replaced it with a burtons repro and now its perfect, even feels solid and not sloppy.



Im starting to think I should have just shipped a container of escort parts from the UK and I haven’t even begun to look at the rusted panels! 


It also seems that someone has previously meddled with the light circuit as the wire colours are not what they state in the Haynes, Gregory’s or Ford workshop manuals. So that took a little while to work out! Rain interrupted play though (only problem with working on the driveway), so not yet found the gremlin.
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