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Nick Barnes

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  1. Nick Barnes

    Speedometer cable

    Thanks for the website it might come in handy in the future but it does not list this part
  2. Nick Barnes

    Help Required

    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
  3. Nick Barnes

    Speedometer cable

    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
  4. Nick Barnes

    Speedometer cable

    Found one in the UK the correct length 1422mm and the same OEM No, from carpartsinmotion
  5. Nick Barnes

    Speedometer cable

    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 ????
  6. Nick Barnes

    Speedometer cable

    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 ?
  7. Nick Barnes

    Front leather seats

    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 ?
  8. Nick Barnes

    Tonneau cover

    Still looking :(
  9. Nick Barnes

    Tonneau cover

    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
  10. Nick Barnes

    Tonneau

    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 )
  11. Nick Barnes

    tonneau cover

    My tonneau cover for the roof when folded down is not BLACK its a greyish / black is there a product that I can use that will dye it so it's True Black ? its made of vinyl so a normal fabric dye would work ? I cannot use paint as it needs to be flexible ?. I see vinyl sprays advertised has anyone used them ? which one ? and what were the results ?
  12. Nick Barnes

    Wind Deflector

    Found some at a ship / boat supplies
  13. Nick Barnes

    Wind Deflector

    Hi all, Just a question has anyone got a Wind Deflector off of a MK6 / MK7 that is damaged or they don't need ? I'm looking for the 4 double press studs that fix onto the rear seats and then the toeneau cover fits on to them when the roofs down. I have both covers but some of the press studs don't fit properly anymore on the wind deflector I live in Holland but postage will not be a problem as they are only light and can be sent a letter post rate Cheers All
  14. Nick Barnes

    Rear Bumper trim

    Thanks for the comments in the end I took out the red trim and bought some 18mm Black plastic tape, covered it and reinstalled it, all is good now
  15. Nick Barnes

    Replacing A Zetec Water Temp Sender Unit

    Hmm Im confused there is a sender unit on the thermostat housing ( as you describe ) normally with a black or grey top, ?? ( replaced mine with a grey top as the old one had a grey top ) Does this send the coolant temperature information to the gauge in the car dash ? Or is it the sensor unit that is located on the front of the engine block near the bottom ? ( mine is a left hand drive and sits on the bottom half of the block, on the right hand side of the exhaust manifold looking from the front ) So I think I have the wrong sensor somewhere I've ordered a new front engine block sensor, Which I was told by Ford is OEM No. 6196668 and that sends the coolant temperature information to the car gauge not the sensor on the thermostat housing ? WHICH sensor ( sender ) does what ? Does one do the gauge and one go to the ECU ? why are there 2 sensors that people are telling me to do the same job ? If you read my post regarding this, my car is now always showing the temperature almost in the red on the car gauge ( since doing a system drain due to a head gasket replacement) although she does not seem to overheat or loose coolant ? There is also another thermostatic sensor for operating the electrical fan ( that seems to work correctly ) near the top of the radiator in the top hose, I have also replaced this just in case this was faulty, but again have been told there are different types ? mine had a red top but not sure if this is also correct it may have been replaced in the past incorrectly ? CONFUSED.COM
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