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#61 OFFLINE   adw1977

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:04 PM

I've only ever seen econolight on a late mk1 special edition, never a mk2 although the Haynes manual does refer to it in the wiring diagrams. I guess it would occupy the same spot as the glowplug lamp on a diesel, and functioned like some sort of ultra basic rev counter.


Econolights seem to have been discontinued sometime between Jan 1984 and July 1984, so they were only available for a short time on the Mark 2.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:18 PM

I passed my test in one too



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:31 PM

Econolights seem to have been discontinued sometime between Jan 1984 and July 1984, so they were only available for a short time on the Mark 2.


Makes sense, my mk2 was pretty early and definitely had one. Mine was a Ghia so would it have been standard fit or still optional even on the Ghia?
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#64 OFFLINE   adw1977

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:57 PM

Makes sense, my mk2 was pretty early and definitely had one. Mine was a Ghia so would it have been standard fit or still optional even on the Ghia?

 

Optional across the whole range, here's the Mark 2 launch brochure:

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

Do you have e the same list but form 1988 when they'd had a small update and were on the way out?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

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i'll see your mk1 and raise you with a mk3 with a hole that started out small and then taking it back to good metal

Pah you call that rot in an old ford you must try harder, this was rot

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:31 AM

Pah you call that rot in an old ford you must try harder, this was rot

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#68 OFFLINE   adw1977

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:53 PM

Do you have e the same list but form 1988 when they'd had a small update and were on the way out?

 

I've got this from the Mar/Apr 1988 brochure:

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:01 PM

Which Ford was it around that era which had the glow plug warning light in the blanking plug where the choke knob would be on the petrol version? Fiesta or Escort?

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#70 OFFLINE   AlabamaShrimp

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:31 PM

I've got this from the Mar/Apr 1988 brochure:
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https://www.flickr.c...157644555663862


So my red Pop plus has one option a radio. Shame even that got taken out :-( still sort of got one now just not screwed down.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:13 PM

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I will update my thread when I get chance and if your interested can see how much cutting and welding done up to yet
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:52 PM

Which Ford was it around that era which had the glow plug warning light in the blanking plug where the choke knob would be on the petrol version? Fiesta or Escort?


Not sure if mk4 escort had that but fiesta choke knob on mk2 illuminated orange when pulled out.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:42 PM

Not sure if mk4 escort had that but fiesta choke knob on mk2 illuminated orange when pulled out.


Oh yes!

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While it doesn't light up on the Mk1 it's in a much better place on the left so you can mess with it as you try the ignition.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

That's exactly the sort of little detail which would have appealed to me as a youngster!

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 06:39 PM

Not been slacking !  This replacement arch was done when i first got the car , but only the flared part with the weld deep in the fillet . In skimming it  with filler the arch went all rounded.. nothing like the  sharp edge  shape , so i did it again . Much better but not perfect . It'll do though.

 

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The door got dented when I jacked it up on  the other side , and it tilted against a too close  machine . :roll:   Filled that too .

 

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I'll not deny there's filler round the headlights too. They all go there..

 

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:31 PM

Just a tip , you probably know already , placing several thick polythene bags under the tyres  like i have  ,maketh it easy to slide the car over to work on the other side in a tight space, with a shove . So easy , it can slam into the wall too if you push too hard







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