What did you do to your wagon today?

Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by NightWulf, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. pextor

    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    they aren't plug and play but pretty close.
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    I tried them out on a '98 SE sedan. All the bolt holes line up. I was a little concerned because the bottom part of the mount plate on the mirror doesn't lay completely flat but I checked the original mounting and they mounted the same way. I may trim the bottom part a little just to get it to lay down nice and flat but before anything I need to plug them in to make sure they work with the Escort plug. I'll post a pic with them on the car once I get a chance to install them.

    [​IMG]

    John
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    Went back to the jy today to test fit the overhead console. Guess what. It may work after all. Here's some teaser pics. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    interesting. I would want to add one with a homelink module in it for my garage door, if one could be made to work.
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    There are consoles and visors that have homelink. Explorers had it on the visor I think. Lincoln's and mercury I think have it in their ohc

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    Looking good! I may have to look into this.

    It looks like there's a small gap at the end of the OHC. How much a of a gap was it? Metal Mount Bracket? How does it mount to the roof?

    John
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    2nd Gen power mirrors on a 3rd Gen. Plug and play. The only difference I was able to see is that the 3rd gen mirrors have 3 mount posts on the mirror. Two are used to support the mirror and one is used to mount the plastic triangle trim. On the 2nd gen mirrors the plastic triangle trim hole is used also as a mount for the mirror.

    Not sure if I got a set of defective mirrors but when I tested the electrical part it only moves the mirror up and down. The 3rd gen mirrors also will adjust side to side. Not an issue for me as once they're set I usually don't move them from where I set them.

    In my prior post I mentioned maybe trimming the bottoms but no need. When I installed them I placed the bottom of the mount plate into the trim before pushing the part where the mount posts go into the hole on the door. Had to push the bottom edge down a little to clear the hole for the mount posts but once they cleared they fit perfectly.

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    John
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    I like the idea of having Homelink in the OHC. If you go with the Explorer version you'll have to either modify your existing visor or use the Explorer one. Will the Explorer visor fit? How hard would it be to modify your existing visor? Will a Lincoln or Mercury OHC fit like the Explorer?

    From what I can see Homelink basically gives you RF control from your car so, unlike OnStar or some other service, there is no need for a subscription.

    What all is included in the system? I would imagine it has some little black box that works as the RF unit?

    John
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    Lincoln and Mercury have so many different visors and consoles it makes my head spin. The good thing about Lincoln and Mercury is that their headliners are almost always flat. Second gen headliners are flat, so I would wager that a L/M ohc would fit quite nicely. The explorer visors are a three hole pattern with a larger swingarm than escorts. I don't know if they can be Frankensteined together. Either way they are too long by about five inches each. The homelink gets its power from the lighted visor so if you can get power to the homelink, it can be put in an Escort visor. here's a pic of the mount for the explorer visor.[​IMG]

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    I take it the black cable in the picture is the lead to the RF unit I mentioned?

    John
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    I haven't torn apart a homelink visor yet, but it seems that only the power wire leaves the visor. That black cable in the pic is the feed for the ohc

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    the homelink module just needs power. there are no other external connections. I had installed a homelink module in the headliner of my old 99 ZX2. looked factory lol
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    Promising!!!:D

    John
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    This past weekend, I got the transmission back in my 93 wagon, as well as the front sway bar bushings installed, and vacuum lines replaced. Waiting on inner tie rod ends, wheel hubs/bearings, cv axles/seals, and strut bellows/spring sleeves to get the rest of the front end back together.

    In other news, just made a deal with a guy to buy a 94 EGT 5spd with no A/C and no title for $500. THE 1.8 BP WAGON DREAM LEAPS FORWARD.
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    IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!!!!!

    Lot's of pictures Brother!!!:thumbsup:

    What did I do to my wagon? Underhood lighting.

    [​IMG]

    John
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  16. Tnashua

    Tnashua Gearhead / hot rodder with a soft spot for Scorts

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    That is Some underhood light! Might need the details sometime in the future...
    I got the purple wagon stuck back together today. It runs a bit better than it did before "surgery", but still not like I expect it to...
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    It's bright enough I can actually work on the engine at night! LOL!

    So what's going on with the Purple Erkle?

    Check out the filter house mod I did. I tried to mimic the S/R filter housing with the larger air snout. I got it angled just right so that it sucks air from the fender opening and is sealed off from the engine bay air.

    [​IMG]

    John
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    went to get two new tires today, got better news than I expected, I only need to get tie rod ends for my front end, instead of balljoints and bushings. I think I still want to do a bushing kit anyway.
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    Tnashua Gearhead / hot rodder with a soft spot for Scorts

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    Yeah- that light looks awesome!
    Haven't had time to address the purple wagon issues yet- I was notified that I had a load of parts to retrieve this afternoon- took me all day to get it all picked up... Want to help me get rid of some of it?! Not sure why I've held onto so much! I've got full & partial wiring harnesses for 1st gen escorts, computers, alternators steering columns, brake/clutch brackets/pedals, etc- probably 2/3 of the load today needs to go to the scrap pile. :(
    Hmm... Air filter mod looks interesting- guess I haven't noticed the SR filter before.
    What's the story with the FAST system you mentioned to Mark? That going on another project?
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    I was going to use it for my '66 Nova but I decided to go with a camaro in tank fuel pump.

    Pm me if you're interested.

    John

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