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Nick Barnes

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  1. Hi I have 2 1997 Cabriolets 1 has a vinyl Hood ( damaged ) 1 has a mohair Hood ( good condition ). I am going to try and Swap the Hoods including the frames over from 1 car to the other. I read the TUTORIALS Section ( seems straight forward famous last thoughts, I am not a mechanic but I try most stuff ) Can any one tell me how long this should take to do Roof Off, Roof Off , Roof ON , Roof ON, and anything to look out for from your experience. Also posted in the Roof Section Thanks in advance
  2. Hi I have 2 1997 Cabriolets 1 has a vinyl Hood ( damaged ) 1 has a mohair Hood ( good condition ). I am going to try and Swap the Hoods including the frames over from 1 car to the other. I read the TUTORIALS Section ( seems straight forward famous last thoughts, I am not a mechanic but I try most stuff ) Can any one tell me how long this should take to do Roof Off, Roof Off , Roof ON , Roof ON, and anything to look out for from your experience. Thanks in advance
  3. Problem solved Fuse had been taken out by previous owner by why did it go down ? different fuses for up and down ?
  4. Hi the electric roof goes down on the button but will not come back up I had to pull it back up manually . Any ides ? there's fluid in the reservoir and makes a noise but no movement maybe hydraulics are blocked ? How do I bleed the system ?
  5. Hi Yep I tried Ebay or the similar thing ( Marktplaats ) over here but do not like buying stuff unless they have OEM Nos or they look identical and sometimes you just cant see from all angles or the Nos With Breakers Yards because of Covid there Shut over here for the moment so waiting as most people to get in there again to find some bits The https://ford.7zap.com/en/car/ link was good thanks for that.
  6. Hi 2 Questions, Where can I get Original Front Windscreen Washer Jets ( heated ) for my car ? I tried cleaning and adjusting, but there still no good, do any other cars have the same type IE. Early Focus models ? Tried the usual Autodoc Etc but they do not look the same as mine. Has anyone got the OEM Nos. And Secondly is there a site that list ALL Parts with Original Numbers with PICTURES for my car ? it is a 1997 Ford Escort Cabriolet 1.6 ( LHD ) ? like they have at the Ford Dealership when you go there ? I live in Holland so shipping will have to be arranged but this should not be a problem Thanks in advance Nick
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Thanks for the website it might come in handy in the future but it does not list this part
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Found one in the UK the correct length 1422mm and the same OEM No, from carpartsinmotion
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