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  1. Ian71

    SHOW SEASON 2019

    I will be attending simply ford at beauleiu on Sunday May the 5th , if any other members want to attend and join me, you can book at ticket in advance or pay on the gate. If you are coming can you please put a post in this section shows and meetings. Regards Ian. .
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    Efi so it’s a late mk4, I would try the coil pack first, and leads onto spark plugs, perhaps take a spark plug out and check condition. Also worth checking small hoses aroumd throttle body for bad fitting or leaks.
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    What engine you got is it cvh 84-90 or later Zetec 91-98
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    Cabriolet mk5 roof

    You can wind the T Bar shaped key on the end of the pump in your boot clockwise I think, then the roof is manual.
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    coil springs mk4 1989

    Try burton power , they are in east London but have a website to order from, if not try a company called P I My lowered ones come from there.
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    SHOW SEASON 2019

    I think it is going to be a season of change with most of our normal shows either being replaced with venue or finished altogether ( I.e battlesbridge) hope we can get some show dates up very soon.
  7. Hi den, rear arches mainly, and a few other little patches to weld. Engine out . Repaint all car and fit turbo engine and wiring. Not much really lol
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    Escort Cabby

    East Kent trim have re-produced them
  9. Hope to get some work started on the mk4 xr3i cab soon, got most bits stripped but not got the angle grinder/cutter on it yet.
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    Hello, I'm new

    Welcome to the cab club, look forward to seeing pictures of your cabby.
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    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 .
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    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.
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    Hello, I am new.

    Welcome to to cab club, nice looking car, put some more pictures on.
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    D500 HBX

    Will post some pics when we get the welder out
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    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.
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    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.
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    Rear Bumper trim

    What year ?
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    90 spec XR3I Cabriolet

    Nice, always look good in red.
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    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.
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    Tennis Fuel Problem

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