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#31 ONLINE   SherpaMog

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

There was a lightbulb that lasted over 100 years, just saying like.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

Nowhere does it say it doesn't start. You only need a new battery when the old one fails.... Replacing parts before they need replacing is a fast track to madness.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:55 PM

There was a lightbulb that lasted over 100 years, just saying like.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:41 PM

That looks flippin ace. I'd see the original battery as a plus myself, even if it was getting a bit tired.
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#35 OFFLINE   MarvinsMom

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:10 PM

i'd pay £700 for that, cos i iz stupid i really like those shaped fezzers and that looks like a good 'un


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:44 PM

Looks like a £700 car all day when you see the shite being offered elsewhere.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:56 PM

Now I've seen the photos I reckon this is worth the asking price. I doubt there are many as tidy as this still around.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

Thanks for the comments guys & girls, there's plenty of years/miles left in this motor, cheap to buy cheap to run, no stupid electronics, easy to work on, quite rare, What's not to like? Dam! think I might keep it....
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

You should!
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

My brother should have a driving licence soon. I was seriously considering offering this to him as a first car. Personally I think it looks superb and is pretty much guaranteed to keep going for years. Shame the way insurance goes he will have to go into something modern instead. If that looks as good in person as I suspect it will, I think it is work every penny. Must drive lovely too.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:22 PM

If it's mint as the photos show, it's worth it imo. Sometimes to get quality you have to spend a bit more than the average price.

I have fond memories of the 1.25 of these. They were the banger of choice when I was 18 and passed my test in 2004. A couple of mates had them in 1.25 flavour. They feel quicker and rev much more than they should be.

I don't think it'll be long before they're in demand and rise as those similar age to me get nostalgic. They're dying out fast from rot, abuse and general demise.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:10 PM

Tbh it is very nice. They are getting rarer and you know they'll go up and become overpriced like all Fords soon. I'd keep it but then I'm biased.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:33 PM

When did that 1.3 unit finally disappear? Seemed to go on forever!!

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:00 AM

When did that 1.3 unit finally disappear? Seemed to go on forever!!


With the end of the mk1 Ka in 2008?

I personally think it's well worth the money, it's a bit like my search for a mk6 Escort, if I found a local one that mint I'd pay it even if others thought it was overpriced, someone will pay that for it. Just needs to be advertised in the right place and to the right sort of person and not the usual gumtree idiots who want cars at this price and would rather a fucked E46 BMW for the same money as this is!
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:50 AM

Looks alright for the price that, you aren't going to get something that clean for £500. So what about the battery? Stick a £25 one on from ECP.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:50 AM

With the end of the mk1 Ka in 2008?

I personally think it's well worth the money, it's a bit like my search for a mk6 Escort, if I found a local one that mint I'd pay it even if others thought it was overpriced, someone will pay that for it. Just needs to be advertised in the right place and to the right sort of person and not the usual gumtree idiots who want cars at this price and would rather a fucked E46 BMW for the same money as this is!


Different motor to the Ka from 2002-2008, that's a duratec se or some BOLLOX.

At a guess is say 2002/3 or maybe a bit of late registration madness but early 2000' deffo.

Great little engine is of course a tad undefined.

Very very tough though.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:01 AM

Isn't it still the same engine just tweaked for later emissions requirements?

Just like the 1.4 in the mk5 is labelled Duratec but it's a Zetec really?

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:24 AM

No the KA had the Rocam.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:53 AM

The overhead valve job continued at the bottom end of the 2002-on Fiesta range for a couple of years.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:07 AM

i belive that the ex-Kent/Valencia/what ever OHV Ford engine out of the Fester is still in production in Brazil as an inboard boat engine.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:22 AM

So it's literally lived up to its reputation as a boat anchor.

I like the old 1.3 though it was a rattly old thing but really simple.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:33 AM

That is lovely. When did you last see one with rear arches, never mind one this clean.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:28 PM

That is extremely lovely, I can't remember the last time I saw one that clean
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:36 PM

Why the negativity about the battery- I was always impressed how long Motocraft batteries soldier on for- it'll probably keep on working long after an ECP one is out of warrany and recycled. That really is an excellent wee motor for someone.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

On a £700 car the battery is the least of your worries.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:14 PM

As it appears not to be on its original petrol, I'm out.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:54 PM

Would knowing it's still on the original oil sway you?
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:03 AM

Why the negativity about the battery- I was always impressed how long Motocraft batteries soldier on for- it'll probably keep on working long after an ECP one is out of warrany and recycled. That really is an excellent wee motor for someone.

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