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Old Sep 16th, 2020, 08:36   #5
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Last Online: Sep 17th, 2020 14:17
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Location: Norfolk, England.

I removed the three torx screws that hold the unit to its mounting bracket and unclipped the brake pipes on the firewall and it came away from the turret a good few inches without disconnecting brake lines or putting any stress on the brake lines at all. There is a technique to getting the top off - just s queeze inthe right place and a tease with a screwdriver.

The insulation had crumbled off each cable to about 3/4" from the top where they go into the motor so it was a good call to remove the cap, a 'short' would have happened sometime soon. It is obviously an age related problem so a god thing to keep an eye on. I check two other cars of similar age and both showed signs.
The Power of the Moose
850 2.0L 20 valve 2WD Estate 1996.
MK1 Escort Twin Cam 1969.

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