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Nick Barnes

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  1. Hi All I have a 1997 Escort Cabriolet Mk VII 1.6i 16v Zeetec-E- EFI ( 90PK / 67KW ) Can I fit a 1995 ( MAY 10th) 1.8 XR3i ESCORT CABRIO 1.8 16V U9 ( 102PK / 75KW ? engine into it ? The engine is still in the old car and is running so I will buy the whole car and Swap it over ( changing gaskets etc while its out ), if its possible with no major adjustments. I can do basic work on my car and have access to a car lift and a workshop so would like to do it myself ( with help from mechanics if needed ) Is it a matter of old out new in ? what modifications do I need to do ? If any ? Engine Mounts / Gear linkage / Exhaust / Any Sensors / Drive shafts / Connections for Coolant / Heating / Fuel / Electrical connections Etc Etc. I need to change the ECU I presume ? but is the loom Etc all good ? to just plug and run ? Has any one done this or can you offer any advice
  2. When starting from COLD when I accelerate depress the clutch and release the accelerator ( as normal ) to change gears the revs keep rising as if my foot is still on the accelerator is a 1.6 1997 Cabriolet EFI any ideas ? it doesn't do it once its warmed up. It has an automatic choke is this a problem someone else has come across ? c
  3. Thanks for your help lets hope not everything is rusted underneath there's only a couple of spots at the moment showing and hopefully I can stop it getting worse.
  4. I have a MKVII 1997 there are some rust spots under the strip, where the bodywork at the rear joins the moulding strip that holds the rear / bottom of the roof, and that the tonneau cover fixes to with 5 fixing pins. How do i remove the strip to repair / repaint the bodywork ? I can only see screws at the end by the Rear Quarter Window ? on the outside are there any more on the inside ? Does it just pull off ? What else holds it in place ? Are the pins that the tonneau cover clip onto fixed to the bodywork and if so how do they come out ( plastic coated so I do not want to try and grip them to twist them ? ) Thanks for any advice Nick
  5. Hi I bought a 1997 Cabriolet MK VII 1.6 ( 90 hp ) and am looking for some parts to improve itIf you have ANY parts for this car you know longer need PLEASE contact me, or if you Know where I can get theseI really need Fuel Injectors ( OEM 1005456 )Front and Rear Suspension UnitsA Black Leather Interior ( or at least Front and Rear Seats )Rear Boot Spoiler ( RED if possible ) I live in Holland nickinholland@hotmail.co.ukThanks Nick
  6. Thanks for the website it might come in handy in the future but it does not list this part
  7. See my earlier post regarding this speedometer cable the new cable arrived correct length this time 1422 mm BUT the fitting that goes onto the speed sensor in the engine bay below the starter motor is too big ( 1.9 mm inside diameter ) and the thread is a different type, and the inner ( metal ) cable does not seem to fit into the speed sensor correctly ?? I know I could get a secondhand one from a breakers but would like a new one just to be sure I'm not buying one with the same problem as the car is 21 years old again the website above quotes it fits my car but again it DOES NOT ? Can anyone help me find the correct part ? in the UK or Europe I've tried searching everywhere on the net but come up blank ? OEM No. 7332146 1422 mm in length Connected to speed sensor, outside of sensor thread size ( inside of connector ) Diameter = 1.8 mm The car is a 1997 Escort Cabriolet 1.6, Left Hand Drive, Manual, Vin No. WF0LXXGKALVC93665
  8. HELP Help Help required the new cable arrived correct length this time BUT the fitting that goes onto the speed sensor in the engine bay below the starter motor is too big ( 1.9 mm inside diameter ) and the thread is a different type ?? I know I could get a secondhand one from a breakers but would like a new one just to be sure I'm not buying one with the same problem as the car is 21 years old again the website above quotes it fits my car but again it does not can anyone help me find the correct part ? OEM No. 7332146 1422 mm in length Connected to speed sensor, outside of sensor thread size ( inside of connector ) Diameter = 1.8 mm
  9. Found one in the UK the correct length 1422mm and the same OEM No, from carpartsinmotion
  10. contacted Ford and got an OEM No. 7332146 for this part but still no one listing this part by this number except on ebay for £70.00 ????
  11. Hi I ordered a speedo cable for my Mk VII 1997 Cabriolet it measures 850mm in length but its too short ? When I took the old one out I noticed this ? Now I have no speedo until I get a new one, the old one is still attached at the engine bay end so haven't measured it correctly but all the websites say this length ( 850mm ) is for my car but the old one is nearer 1400mm in length ? I got fed up after discovering this so just put the dash back together so I could drive her, I now have to order a new one but no one is listing this length ? HELP Please why have they all got it wrong ? Its left hand drive but all the sites know this as I am trying to order from European sites Is there an OEM No. I can use to find the correct one from somewhere while I am on the subject is there a site that lists all the Ford Escort parts and OEM Nos with diagrams anywhere for futue use as I am always finding there is too many products to choose from with different specs for the same car ?
  12. Hi I have a 1997 Escort Cabriolet ( MKVII ) and I'm looking for newer leather front seats ( mine are looking a bit tired ) without much success Are there any other models that I can look at that will fit without too much alteration to the frames ?
  13. Hi I have a 1997 Cab that I am restoring it has a Grey Tonneau cover, to cover the roof when it is folded down, I am looking for a Black one that is in VGC ? I read somewhere that these only came with the leather interior models that mine has got ? Has anyone got one that they want to sell ? I live in Holland so it will have to be posted to me, if you have one please email me with pics and a price please : nickinholland@hotmail.co.uk
  14. My Tonneau cover is a Grey / Black colour ( maybe faded over the years ) I want to make it Black ? Any ideas what to use ? I cant use paint because it will crack when folded ? and a leather Dye will not penetrate the Vinyl ? it just wipes off. Has any one done this ? and what did you use ? Or it means I need to find a new Black cover for a MkVII ( 1997 )
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