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Escort MK2 Air condition

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Re: Escort MK2 Air condition 2016/06/06 17:15:59 (permalink)
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Drewdog
Ahh you crazy swede's driving lhd cars on the right side of the road... Just kidding
I'm thinking the australian unit is not for you, try vintage air or one of the US sights, they should be able to help with an underdash unit to suit...
Good luck with it Drew...
 
 


Hehe, yepps Thanks!
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Re: Escort MK2 Air condition 2016/06/06 17:52:17 (permalink)
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Nice JVC and thanks for sharing info. Maybe it isn´t a bad idea using the escort mk2 facia. One problem I saw with using facia from RHD was how to make the rough plastic finish look good after modification that involves cutting. But in your picture it looks like the facia has smooth blank finish? In that case a new paint would cover it up. And also, do you know where I can get the vents? Is there an e-shop in Australia who sell them?
 
The panel in this picture has what I call "rough plastic", probably the wrong word for it. Pic from google.

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Re: Escort MK2 Air condition 2016/06/07 06:57:11 (permalink)
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Mine is smooth finish as I folded it out of 1mm steel, I also used the cigarette lighter from the Escort console[along with all the switch gear] as it was backlit.  Ford panel did not use this as it fouled on the duct work.
Ford did raid the parts bin in creating this option and I wandered wrecking yards looking at different vents I could use and few were suitable [one that was on the short list even had a small motor that oscillated the vents].  however I stuck to Cortina vents just to make it some what look more original. Then I had the decals made up just to the dress it.
Interior was the easier bit for me, I had more dramas fitting the compressor in the engine bay as I did not want to relocate battery as to keep the car factory original, my compressor mounts under the alternator as the after market units did, however I wanted to fit extractors and these fouled on the alternator, so every thing needed to go lower, so low that the compressor belt goes through the bottom radiator hose.
All the mods that I fitted to this car are reversible easily as they are only bolt on mods, that's why the battery had to stay were it was. My RS was a one owner car and I did not want to butcher it. That's why I took this course. 
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