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  1. Ian71

    An extra Inch!!

    Had the same on my mk5 when i got it. If its vinyl i think it may have shrunk, mine did. I tried everything but ended up buying a complete second hand roof for £120 in the end. (mohair this time)
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    brands hatch breaker

    One of our members around Newcastle area breaks them, his name on here is maido his name is Dwayne .
  3. Ian71

    Xr3i to fiesta turbo

    This is no longer a cheap upgrade, second parts have gone through the roof. Second hand fiesta engines start at approx four hundred pounds,most will need a rebuild, pistons alone cost £500 -£1,000.00 . A recent rebuilt engine sold for £1,800.00 , a turbo will cost £500.00 engine management is expensive to. Sorry to sound defeatist but this now the norm. A cheaper upgrade may be fit a two litre Zetec from a mondeo am sure you can buy a new crated engine for £1,000.00 ish and will give you 150 bhp if mated to good exhaust and induction kit and no need to run a turbo.
  4. Ian71

    Hello, I am new.

    Welcome to to cab club, nice looking car, put some more pictures on.
  5. Ian71

    D500 HBX

    Will post some pics when we get the welder out
  6. Ian71

    D500 HBX

    Looks like the one I just bought, starting striping mine to,got bad rust behind them side skirts
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    D500 HBX

    Put some pictures on m8.
  8. Ian71

    Rear Bumper trim

    No,don’t see them to often, may have to buy a cheap second bumper and remove the trim, it’s not easy to get them out and put them in spot on either. Good luck
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    Rear Bumper trim

    Thats not a mk4 in the picture its a mk5a or a mk6 , mk4 is from 1986-1990 trims are totally differant. If its a mk4 86-90 rear black trim you want a guy on ebay sells them.
  10. Ian71

    Rear Bumper trim

    What year ?
  11. Ian71

    90 spec XR3I Cabriolet

    Nice, always look good in red.
  12. Ian71

    Tennis Fuel Problem

    The inlet manifold bolted on the back of the engine shows Efi stamped in big letters on the front, and also mfi will have a distributor cap on the right hand side of the engine, efi has a coil pack instead. Have you got a Haynes mk4 manual ,it’s like a bible for cars and shows you lots of close ups of parts, well worth buying one. We alll had to start somewhere as you are doing now.
  13. Ian71

    Tennis Fuel Problem

    Am surprised, all tennis cars I have seen are mfi, they seem to be registered between July and December 1989
  14. Ian71

    Sloppy Gear Linkage

    Have you asked at a parts dept in ford dealers ?
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    Mk4 xr3i mfi bad running

    Check all hoses around throttle body for leaks or tears
  16. Ian71

    Hi just new on site. My mk3 cab

    Just bought my third cab, hope it looks as good as yours when finished.
  17. Ian71

    Hi just new on site. My mk3 cab

    Welcome, good to see another one saved. Top work.
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    Try rs turbo breakers in Bournemouth , they sell replacement body panels, unsure if they do mk6, but give Ian a call.
  19. A little work needed underneath on seals and such, but a beauty. Will keep posted.
  20. Ian71

    MK3 Escort S1 look cabbie

    One on eBay for £4250, needs finishing tho
  21. Ian71

    MK3 Escort S1 look cabbie

    Nice collection, not many of them around, if one comes up for sale I would guess would still be running standard engine, expect to pay around 7 k
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    Ian71 - XR3i acquired

    Collected a couple of rear arch repair panels over the weekend, hope to start work soon.
  23. Ian71

    1990 h plate xr3i cabrio restoration

    Down to you, original factory spec cars worth more money, but its your car and you want it the way you want it.
  24. Ian71

    1990 h plate xr3i cabrio restoration

    Looks, half modded already, I have just bought another and gonna modify it, saying that I do have nice original tennis I owned for sixteen years.
  25. Ian71

    Tennis Fuel Problem

    I have had problems with earths to car body, worth checking ?