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    I tried replacing the tailgate window motor...

    I tried replacing the tailgate window motor without drilling.
    Spent at least two hours on dismantling.
    Managed to position one screw, only a bit, while installing it back, after an hours.
    Finally...
  2. The code plate says Z, so I presume that I have a...

    The code plate says Z, so I presume that I have a 3.08 with a traction lock.
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    Good news: got the "white card", confirming that...

    Good news: got the "white card", confirming that my CV is a classic car, and I can register it!
    Bad news: the main document which states what was the decision of the antiques office refers to...
  4. Good news: --> the exhaust went through the...

    Good news:
    --> the exhaust went through the overhaul and the car does not produce farting sounds anymore;
    --> the airco is operational, not as good as the one in 760 (goes down to 11C at the vents,...
  5. Thread: 4x4 V8 Escort

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    Oh, I know this engine. Consumes a lot of fuel,...

    Oh, I know this engine. Consumes a lot of fuel, does not revolve at more than 5500 rpm, has a low power output, and can be installed in virtually any RWD car :D
    I am still considering using the one...
  6. Perhaps it should be renamed Mercury Villager. Or...

    Perhaps it should be renamed Mercury Villager. Or Mercury Ranch and Farm LS Jurassic Loadmaster. Or something like that. Is food from a hearse soylent green?...
  7. There are some news in case of the little guy,...

    There are some news in case of the little guy, too. Took it for a drive early last week, everything was ok. The next day, it also looked okay - until I noticed a bad smell from the vents, and that...
  8. The last weeks have been very busy, and they were...

    The last weeks have been very busy, and they were busy also for The Colon. The size of the cargo space makes it a sensible vehicle to pack one's stuff while moving from one place to another...
    ...
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    Not much updates, but these are important...

    Not much updates, but these are important updates. Last Sunday (well... it's Monday already, so the one before last, I guess?) the car was presented to the automotive specialist, who prepared the...
  10. The Volvoes look nice, albeit I wouldn't pay...

    The Volvoes look nice, albeit I wouldn't pay ~3000 dollars for a turbo 700/900 in an unknown state.

    The whole lot reminds me of a horror movie were a town had a fixed number of residents, and if...
  11. LTB: post-88 MGM driver's side headlight bezel, grille, tripminder unit.

    As written in the title; I am looking for the bezel and grille to turn one old MGM nose I have in storage into a nice lamp. The tripminder is needed for my running car.
    The only problem is as usual,...
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    That's because you've got a nicely maintained...

    That's because you've got a nicely maintained piece of German engineering.
    My old 100 C3 was much more of a nightmare.
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    Yup, the ornaments have already been placed, and...

    Yup, the ornaments have already been placed, and they look well now. Hope to have some really ggood photos in the weekend. But let's focus on the lamps. Here's a better photo of the problem:
    ...
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    Yup, that's transparent foil. Not only do they...

    Yup, that's transparent foil. Not only do they have the right colour now, but also are "glossy", and the "milky" appearance is gone. And they are on the car now:

    ...
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    Another thing done! Last week I worked with the...

    Another thing done! Last week I worked with the emblems, but could not re-park the car, so no sensible photos were made, but! Here's something you might like.

    So, I totally don't get the...
  16. Just to let you know it's alive and well....

    Just to let you know it's alive and well.
    https://i.ibb.co/6nv07j9/IMG-20210507-1502419.jpg
    It's now used a lot to haul the stuff from the storage to our new home. And damn, it fits well into the...
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    Something nice arrived last week: ...

    Something nice arrived last week:

    https://i.ibb.co/0pN89tr/IMG-20210506-1658196.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/GQHb451/IMG-20210506-1659204.jpg

    Kudos to Tom (Mainemantom) and Pete (WagonMan) for...
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    You are missing an important point: the Western...

    You are missing an important point: the Western societies are getting older and older, and this is why crossovers and SUVs prevail. They are easier to access than sedans or wagons, and that becomes...
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    Well, you got the BMW owner's attitude quite...

    Well, you got the BMW owner's attitude quite fast, that's the spirit!



    Oh, no worries, this is a BMW, you are not gonna use them anyway lol

    Jokes aside, seems to be a pretty decent one. Hope...
  20. So, got the lights working! The first step was...

    So, got the lights working!

    The first step was just to check if they are indeed better and cleaner than what was on the car. I guess it is quite apparent......
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    You two should definitely exchange plates!

    You two should definitely exchange plates!
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    Time for some news! Went to the CV twice this...

    Time for some news!

    Went to the CV twice this week, and spent enough time to get some new things fixed. First, the sunshades are back in place:

    https://i.ibb.co/vHhB3Rn/IMG-20210423-1438480.jpg...
  23. Oh, titties are for alignment? Never knew what...

    Oh, titties are for alignment? Never knew what they are for! I decided to keep them, as they are quite distinct (EU cars have none), and I would like to keep the escort as USDM as possible. I did the...
  24. I got some used, and some new, but I doubt if I...

    I got some used, and some new, but I doubt if I will put a cassette deck in Escort. There's not enough space for the cassettes in the car.

    Moving on with the lights. I got my hands on a lamp...
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    Sounds like a place I could actually like. So...

    Sounds like a place I could actually like. So far, I have been to NM, TX, and CA. Liked NM very much... but their cars come mostly with a single plate, and I wanted two, to fill both holes. The less...
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