I thought that it was the Ford Prefect in Britain, and the Galaxy. <G>
On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 3:45 PM, John Sessoms <johnsess...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I hadn't thought about Ford using the "Escort" name in Europe/Asia for
> many more years before they used it in the U.S.
> I suspect yours was an earlier model with a more robust engine than my
> 1995 U.S. model.
> On 8/10/2018 19:53, John Coyle wrote:
>> I guess I was lucky, John - the car kept going for some years after that:
>> it wasn't a lucky car
>> though, it was stolen twice, once just after I had it resprayed British
>> Racing Green! Suckers must
>> have thought it was a fast car!
>> John in Brisbane
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: PDML <pdml-boun...@pdml.net> On Behalf Of John Sessoms
>> Sent: Saturday, 11 August 2018 3:23 AM
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: Re: Automotive fun
>> The Escort was a great economy car, but if it ever overheated enough to
>> pin the gauge, you were
>> looking at a new engine. Aluminum cylinder block warped. The dealer
>> advised me it would be cheaper
>> to replace the engine than to try to repair it.
>> Plus that Escort had a plastic radiator that could "leak" bits into the
>> new engine to block coolant
>> flow, causing the new engine to fail as well.
>> YMMV, but that's how *my* Escort wagon died.
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