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89 LX Update

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I bought my wagon in February and it had its issues. It needed new tires, it had coolant leaks, power steering leaks, oil leaks, and it was also overheating.

It has 68k miles.

As of now this is what I've done:
Oil leaks fixed
Coolant leaks fixed
Power steering leaks fixed
Bought rear bumper
Patched hole in front bumper
Replaced thermostat
Replaced cooling fan switch
Replaced temp sensor
New tires
Replaced valve cover gasket
Replaced transmission gasket and filter
Patched broken radiator
New air box & air filter
New driver side headlight assembly
New radio
Fixed e-brake light
New alternator
New belt
New starter& Bendix
New battery
New spark plugs
Fresh timing

I was fortunate enough to find an 86 wagon for parts at a local junkyard almost immediately after purchasing it. Since then I haven't seen any near me and the 86 has been crushed.

All that's needed now is a new v-belt.

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I would paint the inset sections on the wheels black. Other than that, it looks great!
As in the red parts on them or the center piece?
Very nice car. Is it a copper / brass radiator? How did you patch it?
I really like the wheels. Are they a stock Escort item?
The tube at the top that connects to the overflow tank was broken so I replaced it with a Dorman piece rather than replacing the entire radiator. Should’ve worded that that better!
I looked for the wheels all over the internet and cannot find out what they are. I’m not sure if they are a stock escort item but they came with it when I bought it back in Feb.
There used to be a great resource for looking up stock wheels, called, appropriately enough, Stockwheels.com.
Unfortunately they seem to be defunct.
It seems the website is still active, though I still can’t find the wheels. I think they were originally made for a foxbody.
Hasn't worked for me in months, and I again checked it just moments ago.
Could you attach a link to it, in case I'm looking it up wrong?

Edit: Maybe it's no longer available in Canada? I think some websites discriminate based on location. Youtubes certainly does.
Wow thanks man, took me forever to find that.
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