Date: 17 Jul 2003 23:18:22 GMT
From: lkrznopsamcomnospam (LauraK)
Subject: Re: Smokin' exhaust - the plot thickens.....


> Willing to bet my hat that your cooling pwobs (leaks and cracked >rads aside) mostly related to ignition timing being a little hot - but that >gave them a serious fun factor so everyone set them that way.. > The water pump wasn't the best and for the rest of it, Ford admitted that the cooling system was badly designed. There was a company in Oregon that specialized in performance and replacement parts for the Fiesta. And I saw one on the street not too long ago. It had a double barrel carb and 70% of its weight over the drive wheels. Incredible in snow. Shorter than a VW Bug but roomier inside. I was living in Washington, D.C. at the time and had to park on the street. It's shortness was a primary reason for buying it. Hell to work on. The engine compartment was sort of layered and everything had to come off to do anything, which is why I did the work myself. Labor charges were astronomical. I didn't like to work under it when it was on jack stands so when I needed that type of work done I'd take it to a garage up the street from me. The owner used to start cussing me out in Japanese as soon as he saw me pull in. lauraknopsamousergraphics.com http://www.madmousergraphics.com web design, print design, photography

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