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"Changed coolant every 8 months" ???

"New full exhaust system. The old one had a small hole so I replaced everything including the muffler, resonator and pipe assembly, tailpipe, catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, and all new hardware and rubber hangers" -- that aluminized steel exhaust system would last maybe a year here
 

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By all outside and possibly underhood appearances, it was a perfectly maintained, manual shift, red 1995 Escort wagon with some sort of add-on roof rack and new bra. Reportedly low miles. Inside upholstery didn't really match, with a "well used" appearance and more in line with it's age.
 

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at least the shipping is reasonable.
 

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A. Did the guy sell his nice expensive Escort and for how much, or was he just checking out what the craigslist 'market' might be, or did someone tell him told that he shouldnt be making threats in print? (...and I will find you.)

B. What is rare/desirable about a NOS head for a 1st gen Escort? And does it come with the original 29 year old inlet valve seats?
 

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I don't know if he sold it or not, but the ad is gone. it's entirely possible that someone else saw the value in the car, and made a decent offer on it. It was clean, but not THAT clean.

Try finding a GOOD head for a 1st gen escort. just try it!
 

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I've got (2) 1st gen HO heads that were rebuilt (1 from a major head outfit & the other locally)- sitting around collecting dust...
Several other 1st gen heads that were ok when removed, but would really need new seals at the least... No one seems to want/need 1 gen engine parts- so I'll probably get around to stripping all the heads, cutting them up and melting them... I have an interest in casting some parts in aluminum, but haven't had the time to pursue it.
I ran into a 307 engine block listed for around $1200 on ebay a while ago- contacted the seller to see what made it so special... They basically said "Nothing, but if someone needs it for a "numbers matching" application- they'd entertain offers". Makes me want to post my 307 block for $400 ;) I'd be lucky to get $50 around here! Maybe I should post EVERY single escort part I have in my garage- make someone a deal- 1st, 2nd & 3rd gen stuff- engines, trans, wheels, wiring, computers, body, interior, etc- Lets say $3500 - that would be a steel :)
Oh well- we can all dream right!
Enjoy your weekend folks...
 
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