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  1. To be honest, don't think it is worth it. If it were 10-20 years ago I could understand. You wouldn't find much people to do a conversion anymore, and you probably would be looking in excess of £1000k for a shop to do so. Power gains now are nothing compared to most modern day cars. Not sure what engine you have, but a swap out for a 15 bhp gain and probably 0.5 second knocked off the 0-60mph isn't worth it imo.
  2. Try Euro car parts or ebay
  3. If you saw Top Gear this evening. Had a Ford Escort 1.6 mk6 calypso cabriolet featured. Paddy Mc Guinness drove it. He seems a fan of Escorts. Registration is P446 JOR ✓ Taxed Tax due: 1 January 2021 This vehicle is showing as INSURED on the Motor Insurance Database today Colour Red Fuel type Petrol Date registered 1 August 1996 MOT valid until 30 April 2020
  4. The fuel tanks you can get them new aftermarket on ebay or bodywork shops. The fuel tank sender unit is a bit more harder to come by new. It would be used on ebay or breakers. The 1.4, 1.6. 1.8, 2.0 EFI all used the same pump IIRC. Just make sure that it isn't the mk6 as many of them didn't have the push fit connectors on the pump IIRC and you would have to change them.
  5. Cabriolet sills are deeper due to needing to be thicker to strengthen the bodyshell due to lack of roof.
  6. IIRC it is 3 bolts either side, then electrical connectors for heated rear windscreen. Should be in Haynes manual/Ford TIS
  7. I would check the fuses and relays to make sure that it is 100% the motor not working. Does it make any sound when powered. Best place to check for them is ebay.
  8. Just looked at their prices and it seems very high compared to everyone else
  9. Vincygav


    Go for mohair, they last longer, vinyl gets cuts from stresses within as few years.
  10. Vincygav

    Ford Fair

    I would go, but in the Focus, haven't taken the Escort there since around 2006 or 2007
  11. Some used ones on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=escort+cabriolet+window+regulator&_sacat=0
  12. Hi, How much for the RS200 sidelights?
  13. If you cant get it sold here, would be worth putting it on ebay, should get something decent for it.
  14. One is triangular the other is splined with around 8 splines. Identifiable by the pressure pipe locations and looking at the shaft where it connects to the steering column.
  15. looks like plastic has come off
  16. Vincygav

    mk5 body kit

    Seen this on ebay around a year or more now. Not sure why it hasn't sold as yet. Would go for the original mk5a.
  17. I think that is a bit unfair to say about them. They probably get thousands of emails every day, plus I assume they are busy people and have a life outside of their job.
  18. I think that is a bit unfair to say about them. They probably get thousands of emails every day, plus I assume they are busy people and have a life outside of their job.
  19. Sounds like its the wiring between the ignition switch and the starter motor, switch live.
  20. I got mine from an Audi dealer, same VW group, around 2 years ago.
  21. I had post it here some years ago, There is one relay to remove, once done the roof can be raised and lowered at any ignition position.
  22. I think there is a few K reg mk5b badged as XR3i in 1992 just before it was changed to Si (exactly same spec) in other European countries it was left as XR3i until the mk6.
  23. Mine doesn't have PATS or airbag. There was a time in 1994 that both were built together. The ones with airbag, PATS, also have mk6 seat frames and the dashboard clock cluster is different with a bit for the airbag light. The fusebox was also different code.
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