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by JohnW
Wed May 25, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Wiper Arms-gctid4056
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Wiper Arms-gctid4713

When I had my Ranger I used Defender arms, they are the hook type, must be LHD though, found that out the hard way.



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by JohnW
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ranger Re-Build-gctid3871
Replies: 303
Views: 47927

Ranger Re-Build-gctid5494

It was only a thought, especially if you had the old pinto lump,compared to what you've achieved is only a minor thing.

John
by JohnW
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ranger Re-Build-gctid3871
Replies: 303
Views: 47927

Ranger Re-Build-gctid5491

Really good work,very impressed.

Regarding the temperature gauge, I think the "white" sender is fitted to the crosslow & pinto engines,when I was fiddling around with mine I tried a "red" sender (as fitted to my 1.8 diesel in the Quantum) & that hardly moved

John
by JohnW
Wed May 20, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Xflow 1600 dipstick-gctid4004
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Xflow 1600 dipstick-gctid4196

I'm thinking you may have a 1300 x/flow dipstick as the number ends in AA as does the 1300 block whilst the 1600 block ends in BA,that would account for overfilling. Unfortunately I have no way of checking this, the AVO parts diagrams I have for MK1 Escorts does not include engine.

John
by JohnW
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Ranger Light Units-gctid3989
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Ranger Light Units-gctid4694

For the headlights on mine, I used Wipac Quadoptic with Osram Nightbreaker bulbs, really good light pattern.

Paddock spares were cheap for the lights & also for defender mirrors.

John
by JohnW
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ranger Re-Build-gctid3871
Replies: 303
Views: 47927

Ranger Re-Build-gctid5400

Paul, sorry to hear your having problems, when I used to have my Dutton Sierra, I updated it from a Cortina MK2 dash to Mk2 Escort as the existing loom was the worst mess I'd ever seen, changing the whole loom took about 5 hours & was very straightforward. If I remember correctly, I swapped the igni...
by JohnW
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Heater units.-gctid3979
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Heater units.-gctid4475

When I first got my Ranger,I was thought the top& bottom hoses looked very rough,so I just went for new rubber hoses due to cost. I then caught the "silicone bug" a few months later & replaced all the other hoses inc. the windscreen washer hoses with silicone. I had intended to replace the top & bot...
by JohnW
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Heater units.-gctid3979
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Heater units.-gctid4172

As far as I know the metal bodied heaters were fitted to Mk 1 Escorts, maybe early Mk 2's as well. I had a Dutton Phaeton & found a plastic bodied heater would not fit, but read somewhere (Rickman file ?) that the Ranger would take all 4 of the Escort heater variants. I was reasonably happy with the...
by JohnW
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Tyres, what are you running?-gctid3974
Replies: 16
Views: 2340

Tyres, what are you running?-gctid5107

i was trying to sort out my garage yesterday & found the old centre caps from the wheels that were on my Ranger, I was sure they were Scorpion, but they were Cyclone wheels, sorry about the wrong info. When I had a Dutton Sierra,I used 175/80/14's instaed of 185/80/14's, got a set of VW golf wheels,...
by JohnW
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Tyres, what are you running?-gctid3974
Replies: 16
Views: 2340

Tyres, what are you running?-gctid5069

I believe the wheel pictured is a Scorpion wheel, which is the same as the ones that were fitted on mine when I used to own it. I thought they were Wellers, but the old centre caps were labelled "Scorpion Wheels", I believe they were supplied by Rickmans, but I may be wrong & they may have been a ch...