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 1   General / Cars for Sale / Re: Another on Autotrader  Jul 16th, 2019, 10:21pm 
Started by michaelelise | Last post by QuentinG
Crikey - they usually seem to be up for weeks or months - maybe it's a matter of sensible pricing
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 2   General / News / Re: Decietful banger racer  Jul 16th, 2019, 10:18pm 
Started by Torbayboy | Last post by QuentinG
There are certainly some people prepared to lie well when it comes to buying and selling cars, you have to be very careful not to be taken in. Do the banger fellows just concentrate on projects and cars with major problems, or are they also happy to pay market value (whatever that is) for viable examples that are on the road?
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 3   General / Cars for Sale / Re: Purple 24v  Jul 16th, 2019, 5:17pm 
Started by michaelelise | Last post by Torbayboy
Didn't come to me
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 4   General / Cars for Sale / Re: Another one on facebook  Jul 16th, 2019, 5:16pm 
Started by michaelelise | Last post by Torbayboy
Think I'm blocked on f book as all I get in sign up or log in screen.
Think its a ree cos saloon with bad mot history
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 5   General / Give/Need advice to/from others / Re: Hearse front coil springs  Jul 14th, 2019, 8:11pm 
Started by rwd | Last post by rwd
on Jul 14th, 2019, 3:59pm, Simmo wrote:
I've just spoken to Gozz who used to run these vehicles. He tells me that you need to contact Coleman Milne as the springs were made especially for them by a firm in Sheffield. The Scorpio is referred to as the Mk9 and the later, Australian big Ford, the Mark 10. I see on their website that the Mk9 is certainly mentioned, usually where it is being superseded by a Mercedes!
 Roll Eyes
Ok  that's great Thanks
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 6   General / Problems / Re: heater flap motors  Jul 14th, 2019, 6:53pm 
Started by a900one | Last post by a900one
Looks like the heat exchanger in the heater may be blocked, or the new valve I fitted may be faulty. The pipes going into the heater box get cold, the lower one is that cold my fingers stick to it, but cold air comes  out for a short then stops, checked the filters and they are ok.
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 7   General / News / April 1998 Price List  Jul 13th, 2019, 12:08am 
Started by QuentinG | Last post by QuentinG
I have been lent an April 1998 price list for the Scorpio and it was interesting to see that they charged the same price at each level regardless of whether you had 2.3, 2.5TD, automatic or estate. So list for a 2.3 Ghia manual was the same as for a 2.5TD Ghia automatic estate. Only the 2.9 was more and quite a bit more at that.
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 8   General / Parts Wanted / Re: 2.3 Coolant reservoir  Jul 12th, 2019, 11:18am 
Started by Snoopy | Last post by PJDavis
Yes, Cossie' is only with 3 pipes up top, but you can use a non-Cossie one on the Cossie by getting a 2 into 1 plastic bridge.
The last coolant tank I had was a Cossie, and it went to someone on here, can't remember who.
If someone is really stuck, you could easily fit something like a Mk3 Mondeo tank from a 2 litre petrol.   It has the two required pipes at the top, and if I remember rightly the Scorpio pressure cap is a direct fit.   I've seen that done on a Scorpio 2.3 estate.   A little fiddly, but easily available from ebay or scrappys, and don't split as easy.
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 9   General / Give/Need advice to/from others / Re: registration dates  Jul 12th, 2019, 11:05am 
Started by Torbayboy | Last post by PJDavis
For a car to be used as a 'demonstrator', it must be registered.   Some garages try to cheat this a bit by putting 'garage-plates' on the car, and allowing customers to take it out for a 'spin'.    The reason for a garage doing this is quite obviously so that the car won't show up with a previous owner.   However, when a garage registers a car to use it as a 'demonstrator', they get a huge discount for that car from the manufacturer, and in some cases, (Mercedes) they also get the difference in money or discounts of the price that the car would have been sold at new, compared to the actual price they get for the car as a pre-owned (by them) demonstrator.   Of course some of the 'sharks' out there want their cake, and to eat it!   A very many Scorpio's sat in showrooms for a long time, 'Movvy' sat in a showroom for more than a year, built in June '97 I thin, and sold as a pair to a company on 1st August '98.   But it was sold 7000 under list price, the same as it's 'buddy'.   Funny though, as much as the Brits hated the Scorpio, the Belgians loved it, and they couldn't get enough of them.   There is still a big follow in Belgium, and lots of spares to have, new and old, I got loads of spares from there.   That's why the steering-wheel is all worn-out more on the left side!   Roy, notice?
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 10   General / Off Topic Subjects / The new plastic money  Jul 11th, 2019, 6:52pm 
Started by Torbayboy | Last post by Torbayboy
By accident today i found the Achilles heel of the new plastic rubbish we have to use as money nowadays.
I had a torn one in change from a "real" 20 noterecently, had it for a few days in my shorts pocket and it had torn even more (shame).
Noticed once they have a break in the note they virtually disintegrate in your hand - what a shame, they may have to look into this and give us real money back again. Help cure the plastic polution wouldn't it?
 DONT spread this around as we dont want anymore damaged Shocked
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