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Fiesta Mk1 to Hagerty Festival - We made it !

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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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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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i bow before your enormity of tin worm


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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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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:31 PM

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

i bow before your enormity of tin worm


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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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:24 PM

Not much to report .. I've done a bit more bodywork   :-(  I think the Festival will see the lower half still in primer..

 

I've changed all the engine mounts, the lower cradle ones are now Range Rover 1  engine /gearbox mounts . Straight swap , rock solid . :-D  We'll see if that was the cause of the torque steer ..

  I noticed the unleaded petrol hasn't been kind to the flexi fuel pipes. I pulled them all off ,and they just crumbled .. I wonder  how many engine fires have been caused by this?  Going to order some 8mm braided stuff .



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:41 PM

Make sure the stuff inside the braid is ethanol resistant :)


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

Corr , not a mile away from mine as the crow flies ,   and another similar one surfaces !!  Are they really that valuable ?

 

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:08 PM

Local tyre shop, ASF,    found me 2 new but elderly   ( 09 :shock:  )  145 12 tyres on their shelf for cheap,   :-D

 

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I'm sure they'll be fine...so i had them  :-D    Was going to buy a battery too , but chatting too much  made me forget to pick one up  :roll:

 

Looking at that pic it looks like the rim is damaged :shock:  , a second look it seems to be a black sealant , phew !


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

I has done it and still have 3 weeks before the festival for a shake down !   :-P  Everything's back together and works, amazingly ...Indicators wouldn't play ball but the Hazards would. The hazard switch was all cruddy inside .. The only thing i lost ,was a self tapper to hold the headlight in.!  

   I think i'm ready for an Mot now  :shock: , I'll get that done , and if there's any cash left ,I'll buy some yellow paint .... I do fancy some period small rectangular under bumper fog or spot lights though.. :?  I'm beginning to like this little car !

 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:21 PM

Oh no ,  is that rust under the tail light    :shock:  ? I didn't notice it when I refitted the bumper ?? 



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:05 PM

Looks nice, well done!

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:14 PM

I found a tin,  with cupful of ancient yellow paint in it  , somewhat gritty  and half set ,a shot of gunwash in it and I whacked it on. I stretched it right down one side front to back , and with  the eggcup full left i did the bonnet !! It's bloody rough ,like production paper ,and see through ,but it only took a couple of hours !  At least it's all yellow now ,it'll do....   I ran it up until the fan cut in too. The alternator is rumbling a bit though . Just waiting for some wiper blades  from ebay and then mot it.

 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 02:40 PM

Insured.... :?


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:32 PM

Mk1 Fiestas were my weapon of choice when I was in my teens. I've had a few. Approx 15 years ago I bought a dilapidated but completely original 1.1L and built this:

 

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It looked mean but mechanically remained completely standard. I did buy an MoTd and running Mk1 XR2 with the intention of making the Gulf car a 1.6 x-flow but I ran out of skill and effort and bought a Honda S2000 instead. 

 

Good luck with your project.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:55 PM

^^Er why?

I mean I've always wanted to know why people do this to cars as it's something I don't get. Like why move the number plate from the boot and make it so it looks like it's hanging off the bumper.

I know it's each to their own and all that crap

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:06 PM

^^Er why?

I mean I've always wanted to know why people do this to cars as it's something I don't get. Like why move the number plate from the boot and make it so it looks like it's hanging off the bumper.

I know it's each to their own and all that crap


I was young and foolish. I have no excuse for my actions.

Nowadays I wouldn’t dream of wasting all that time and money on fixing up an old car. Hang on, what about my 200E? Damn. I’m now old and foolish.
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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

I'd like to do a  Capri  JPS  Midnight Special  Fezza ,  black n gold pin stripes... :-D

 

or a white and gold pinstripe one ,but I can't remember what that one was called !



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:53 PM

Looking good :) Well done







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