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2021/10/02 14:22:31 (permalink)
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Classic Ford Trivia

Deano suggested the idea for some Classic Ford Trivia so lets get the ball rolling and hopefully get a bit more conversation going on the site.
 
Lets keep it to small Fords Escort, Capri, Cortina, Anglia etc.
Just fun, relevant facts. Lets not get too hung up on what specific manufacturer produced nuts and bolts and in what year.
If you've got a question that you don't have the answer to, post it anyway and hopefully it can be answered.
Contribution will be the key to this so start posting and answering.
So heres a couple to start.
 
What was Fords codename for the MK2 Escort?
 
The 65 and 66 GT Cortina's had a six dial dash. How many dials did the 64 have?
 
 

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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/02 21:19:14 (permalink)
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    Good one Deano
     
    Assuming we can google the answer to get the ball rolling, then if everybody enjoys this and it gets too busy maybe we can then "ban google" and rely on personal ken .............
     
    1/  I think the 64 GT Cortina  had only 2 Gauges; Tacho on L and Speedo on R
     
    2/  Codename for Escort Mk2 was Brenda

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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/02 21:21:18 (permalink)
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    TRIVIA Q
     
    Which "small Ford" was the first to break away from the common 7" round headlamp ?
     

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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/02 21:48:43 (permalink)
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    I think it was the mk1 escort in late 1967, I've seen footage on the press release , or it was the Lotus TwinCam in 68.

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    From which vehicle did the front quarter bumpers originally come from, and the position on that vehicle ?
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/03 14:33:01 (permalink)
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    Was it the Anglia van that first used the quarter bumpers? But on the rear?
     
    The 64 GT had a three dial dash. It was a one year only model, quite scarce.
     
     
     

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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/03 19:25:30 (permalink)
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    great idea for a thread, even if I do say so. :)
     
    My concern though was more about the wealth of practical knowledge and real life tips that is known by members which may be lost as when we drift into other bits of life.
    Knowing what steering input shaft goes in what, or the differences between what we know as standard version  Aus RS2000 gearbox or diff compared to UK, when ordering from overseas would save some drama.
     
    Only thing I can add to that format of knowledge base would be to not follow the Classic Ford mag article of fitting Hitec brakes to the letter. They photograhed the caliper upside down, and you'll never get it to bleed properly if you fit it the same...
     
    I'd be happy to answer a few, but they'd be wrong, so I'll support from afar, sorry Julia.
    Feel free to phone a friend or ask the audience if need be.
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/03 20:59:44 (permalink)
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    Drewdog you could be correct although the Perfect van also had quarter bumpers on the rear, however I'm not sure if they are exact as cortina/escort ones (disregarding the bolt hole position) . I own a Prefect van but it doesn't have rear bumpers, they got taked before I got it ..

    And Deano...

    Would little hacks like using spares from other vehicles be more along the lines of this trivia.. if so it'll be more good to let others know what tricks some have learnt over the years .

    Here goes a few of my used and tested hacks..

    1 / using commodore VN to VZ door hinge pins for Escort, cortina and Capri
    2/ glove box light switch and flush fit light from early model Commodore VK/VL
    3/ Land Rover engine mounts, tho this has been done by the Capri guys for ever. Escort guys can still use them by using 1x late metal mount and an early mk1 mount as done with my yellow van
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/04 13:14:09 (permalink)
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    Both are great ideas.
     
    Yes, a single hack/tips/bible  reference page would be useful.
    Even what oil/trans/diff fluids to use, which diff is which (english from the front right?), wheels studs
    Any stuff that would normally be pinned but isnt?
     
     
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/04 14:18:11 (permalink)
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    I remember the rear bumpers being pinched from the old mans Anglia van when I was a kid, haha and him swearing about it and saying they were probably on someones Escort now
     
    I can share some tricks with the Mk2 factory a/c alot of the parts were shared between the other Ford models, TE Cortina, Falcon etc.
     
    On to another one, whats different about the door glass in a Mk2 Escort Ghia? and which other models got this feature?

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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/04 18:11:31 (permalink)
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    My brother has a totally original 63 GT Cortina and it has a 3 dial dash. PSR
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/04 18:38:13 (permalink)
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    My problem is I don't retain most of the stuff I read. Very frustrating.
    You should see my list of bookmarks, saved pages etc.
    This one is really good for those axle issues Deano
    https://www.classicfordmag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/definitive-guide-to-atlas-axles-classic-ford.pdf
     
    The one thing I can never figure out is how the MK2 Escort got some of the same bits as our Falcons of the time? Rear vision mirrors and similar. Ford did bring the Escort (and others) out here and had to have some Australian content to meet import regulations of the day. I've got the Ford Australia book which is very insightful to the machinations of the time.
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/04 20:53:44 (permalink)
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    Wasn't the amount of Australia input of local components need to be above 20% ? I've noticed stuff different from UK like sun visors which is a falcon thing, wing mirrors are the same except Escort cortina and Capri have a spacer of differing angles, yet a falcon xa/b/c mirror base needs shaving down so the spacer works as intended.

    Mk1 escort from about late 72/mid 73 wiring went silly by using a square plug as to the round plug from the start of the model. Bit annoying when converting to the 6 dial dash as those are all round plugs.
    Options to get around this is either to..
    1/ use the wiring from the stock mk1 dash but needs 1 or 2 extra illumination bulbs and wiring, with some ready soldering , simple fix

    2/ unpick the wires from the round plug and and insert into the square plug, do this in sequence so not too mix colors position, also simple. I've done both ways And work just fine .

    Answer for Drewdogs window question.
    Escort Ghia glass is slightly tinted greener than povo pack glass, the rear is always heated and a very green look to it . Other models are rally pack and RS 2000 . UK RS's were tinted bronze on the custom pack, very rare now
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/04 23:45:50 (permalink)
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    Which Australian manufacturer of Ford Genuine and aftermarket parts used the 1970 Ford Capri GTV6 to promote their parts ?
    This photo I found in one of my first Parts Books from way back then gives a few clues !
     ....  and the Mk1 Escort was also not forgotten (2nd pic) !
     
     
     
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/05 09:03:22 (permalink)
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    Australia rides on Monroe
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    Re: Classic Ford Trivia 2021/10/05 10:56:50 (permalink)
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    Pretty close:

    .............. Back then it was W H Wylie & Coy Pty Ltd

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