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Old 10-11-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default my first escort rst s2 2.0 zvh with pics

well i have wanted one of these for ages and for one reason or another they have always been just out of reach but now i have one

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things that im not happy with for a start
parcel shelf has 6x9 holes
tinted rear quater glass is tinted
side rep's (oval type)
interior is grubby (but did clean up verry well)
interior wireing not the best
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wiper arms look like they have been to war lol
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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oh and its a 2.0 zvh the pic of the engine bay was taken when the old owner was finishing the conversion so befor anyone ask's wher the dipstick is i can conferm it is ther now lol

let me know what you think

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this is how it looked when i got it home and gave it a clean

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and these are the parts that are turning up

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thermostat to header tank top hose . got this as it has a full set apart from this one

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square side reps

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:15 PM   #4
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cool fella, nothing like getting your first rs. Plus the little bits help you make it better and better.
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Good looking project there,need to put the ford badge back on the right side though
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likes nice car pal good luck with it
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:48 PM   #7
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looks like ur savin it mate nice one
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hi fellow scunny rs owner.
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cool fella, nothing like getting your first rs. Plus the little bits help you make it better and better.
thanks just doin what i can for now as buying it took alot but it dont need much anyway
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Good looking project there,need to put the ford badge back on the right side though
thanks and yer i know got a feeling it might be covering something up tho

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is yours the one with clear rear lights
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:39 PM   #11
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i think its hideing little bit of rust to be honest so it can stay ther till it body shop time
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:10 PM   #12
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i think its hideing little bit of rust to be honest so it can stay ther till it body shop time
Just to let you know that it is covering a hole, i know of this car, i know a previous owner of it. cheers adam
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are you now goin to tell me i have bought a dog arnt you
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update time
hid all the wireing from the inner wing
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then thort fuel filter looks like it could do with replaceingbut befor i fitted it i polished it up
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got bit polishin things up happy
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then got my thermostat top hose on
befor old and weak one
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new one
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then on to the easyer jobs lol
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and i now have matchin back lights
old one and old shelf under the car ( i know )
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Old 16-11-2009, 03:30 PM   #17
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looks good mate get the old bits put on ebay ti make some money back.

were did u get the water pipe from want 1 for mine
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Old 16-11-2009, 04:03 PM   #18
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cool another one gone to a decent owner!i hate having to re do stuff other people have done keep up the good work
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looks good mate get the old bits put on ebay ti make some money back.

were did u get the water pipe from want 1 for mine
cheers and the pipe came from FST in scunthorpe made by roose motorsport tho mate

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thanks mate and tell me about it its a real but will all be sorted in good time
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Old 17-11-2009, 09:12 AM   #20
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small update pics will be up later

wiper arms have been sprayed
rear quater tints are out
and i have bought and fitted a jacking point cover. and best thing about that was i was bidding on a red one on ebay won it for £3 posted and when i got the parcel ther was three in total so now i have two spair
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Old 25-11-2009, 08:22 AM   #21
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well the jacking point covers are all on now

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color match was bang on too and you can see ther is no rear tints too

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Old 25-11-2009, 03:43 PM   #22
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Nice little project mate, similiar to my own just needs a few bits to bring it back to how it should be!

Waiting for my engine to be fitted at the moment once thats done its full steam ahead.
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Old 25-11-2009, 04:27 PM   #23
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its the so called little things that keep popping up like the front tyre's was baloon's as you can see in the pic above so yesterday i had a new set put on and as the guy at the garage jacked one side up i noticed water in one of the headlights so i payed for my tyre's and went home to look for a new pair and can i bugery find a matching pair all sets i came across had a darker drivers lense to the passenger side
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Old 25-11-2009, 06:05 PM   #24
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well got front tyres changed as they was ballon's :P hear she is in the shop
one of his older sister's was in ther too
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and today i pulled the boost guage out to find out why it dident light up and i painted the needle bright red so it would be more visible
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Old 25-11-2009, 06:19 PM   #25
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looks good mate, if u can't find a light mite be easy to take it apart clean it then seal it back together
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yeah was going to say take your lights apart and reseal them mate if you cant find new items.

i agree though it is all the little parts that mount up - i know the feeling, but the satisfaction you get is unreal isnt it
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i have dry'd it out but now i wont be happy till they been swaped as they are looking tatty anyway
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well today i have been to have my exhaust redone as it was hanging too low and catching on evrything only cost me £20 quid incluedin clamps and rubber
and wile it was in the air i had a look at the under side

its had two bits of welding as far as i can tell and all looked well
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Old 26-11-2009, 10:01 AM   #30
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nice one looks a nice car, good work
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got her home today with a half day left and decided to gave her a clean and this is the result
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new steering wheel
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heater controle pannel lights now working too as well as the sterio
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and all wires tucked up under the dash
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Damnit, this makes me miss mine. Looking good, got many more little jobs to do?
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ill always find some thing to do
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another rst being well looked after. nice to see more and more of these cars getting the right sort of treatment.

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got one of these
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LOOKING GOOD MATE MAKES ME WANT ANOTHER ONE.
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