“How To” Guides

Mk1 Escort Ignition Barrel Removal

There are a couple of Mk1 ignitions To start with this is for the later Mk1 type ignition barrel 70AB-3675-A2D Body Like the Mk2 ignition the barrel on this one is retained in the body by a spring, the only problem is that unlike the Mk2 there is no predrilled …

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Restore your Mk2 Interior Switches

The interior switches for the Mk2 Escort have a nasty habit of fading due to all of the sun we get in the UK!!!! So time for a quick refurb. Once they have faded and the plastic has lost its oil the only long term fix it for a respray. …

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Remove Escort Petrol Cap Barrel

Both the Mk1 & Mk2 could have a chrome or black locking petrol cap. These normal worked of a separate key from the ignition, boot & locks. In case you want to swap locks about or key up an existing cap, removing the lock barrel is quite simple. With the …

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Whats my Diff Ratio?

Mark the prop with chalk, now push the car so the wheel does one complete revolution while car is being pushed  count the number of times the prop turns if you have a 3.54 ratio the prop will turn 3 1/2 times……3.5 if you have a 3.77 ratio the prop …

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Mk2 Escort Ignition Barrel Removal

There are two types of Mk2 Ignition barrel The early 75AB – 3675 – A1B body And the later 77AB – 3675 – AA First up the early 75AB – 3675 – A1B To release the spring a hole has to be drilled through the body. To mark this up place …

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