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Loving your collection, two superb looking cars :thumbup

Thanks! Also have an 84 Manta GT/E hatch, 78 Ascona 4 door Silver 2 and a 72 Ascona A 4 door.

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Thanks! Also have an 84 Manta GT/E hatch, 78 Ascona 4 door Silver 2 and a 72 Ascona A 4 door.

Very nice :thumbup , I am not Jealous at all B):D LOL

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Was out on a run with the Irish Escort club on Sunday, and got these 2 pictures taken, so thought I'd share them!

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Car also won a prize for "best of the rest" (open category as long as it wasn't a mark 1 or 2 Escort), so the Ford boys must know a good car when they see one!!! :lol:

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Sweet Motors, noticed you changed the 2 slot for a 4 slot nosecone on the manta, never seen this thread before but is the main reason I didn't believe it was actually the same car!!! What a job, great stuff!!!

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Just need to get myself a Scona now too LOL!!!!

GAZ

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Sweet Motors, noticed you changed the 2 slot for a 4 slot nosecone on the manta, never seen this thread before but is the main reason I didn't believe it was actually the same car!!! What a job, great stuff!!!

:thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

Just need to get myself a Scona now too LOL!!!!

GAZ

Yeah, nosecone changed. Only changed the grill section as well, the bit along the top of headlights is still the original panel. :thumbup

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If ever you feel the need to sell the silver 4 door, please let me know. Its the same as my 1st Ascona i had when I was 18.. happy days. :thumbup

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If ever you feel the need to sell the silver 4 door, please let me know. Its the same as my 1st Ascona i had when I was 18.. happy days. :thumbup

I can't see the silver 4 door ever being sold, it and the 400r are here to stay by the looks of it!

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Now that the Manta 400r is pretty much complete, we thought it was time to turn our attention to the Ascona 400r.

Car is in fairly good nick, but the paintwork never really pleased us, so its getting a full rub down and new coat of white.

Undecided whether or not to do it exactly as it was before, or to paint numberplate/rear light surround, bumper stripes etc in black.

Stripping started:

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Thanks all, really happy with the black bits on the bumpers and back panel, was very unsure whether to do it or not, but think it all works well with the darkened headlights.

When you see it painted, makes me realise just how badly it needed it, so much sharper looking now.

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Very nice and well presented car :thumbup, can I ask what tyres sizes are you using on the back, if you are using 9" wide 15 wheels?

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Running 8" up front and 9" on the rear. From memory the tyres are 255/50/15 but I must check that the next time I am out, they may be 225!!

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1 hour ago, AMG said:

Running 8" up front and 9" on the rear. From memory the tyres are 255/50/15 but I must check that the next time I am out, they may be 225!!

I have 225/50/15's on the rears (9") on mine and they are slightly stretched, I am looking for anything from 235 to 265 for the rears but can't find anyone or anywhere that do those sizes on the interweb. I know Toyo have the R888? type of tread on a 235/50/15 but I am looking for a better all-round item.

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On 1/2/2017 at 20:30, robah said:

I have 225/50/15's on the rears (9") on mine and they are slightly stretched, I am looking for anything from 235 to 265 for the rears but can't find anyone or anywhere that do those sizes on the interweb. I know Toyo have the R888? type of tread on a 235/50/15 but I am looking for a better all-round item.

Checked at the weekend there, they are 225/50/15's on it, probably is a very slight stretch on them but nothing major.

Got the graphics refitted too:

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2 hours ago, AMG said:

Checked at the weekend there, they are 225/50/15's on it, probably is a very slight stretch on them but nothing major.

Got the graphics refitted too:

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:thumbup I do like the door graphics, I am thinking of eventually having some fitted to mine but will have to see if they go well with the Monaco Blue colour scheme.

Thanks for the info on the tyres, I have Falken 225 tyres (can't remember the type/tread) on the rears, the tyre firm took 40 minutes to fit one tyre as the side walls were tough. I might have to think of a different approach when replacing them next by either going up a size (all-round) or getting a spacer and 8" wide on the rears.

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