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Hi I have a couple of questions....

Just bought a Mk1 1.8 Ghia saloon and am on the look out for second hand aftermarket parts, my questions are.....

- What other brand/models wheels fit the Mk1 focus

- Does the focus share shocks and springs with any other model

- I assume it has a different exhaust to the normal focus with it having a boot....am I right in thinking this ?

- How easy is it to change all the internal bulbs (in the instruments and switches)

-what are the max size wheels without any fettling that fit the Mk1, and how much can it be dropped by but keeping it sensible and usable.

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Hi I have a couple of questions....

Just bought a Mk1 1.8 Ghia saloon and am on the look out for second hand aftermarket parts, my questions are.....

- What other brand/models wheels fit the Mk1 focus

- Does the focus share shocks and springs with any other model

- I assume it has a different exhaust to the normal focus with it having a boot....am I right in thinking this ?

- How easy is it to change all the internal bulbs (in the instruments and switches)

-what are the max size wheels without any fettling that fit the Mk1, and how much can it be dropped by but keeping it sensible and usable.

welcome,

40mm lowering springs are reasonable for daily driving,

Some cross drilled & grooved brake discs are straight swap upgrade look good,

Some hammerite smooth finish silver paint is good for painting drum brakes or spacer section on discs,

Depending on engine size you can fit 18" rims but the bigger the rim the smaller the side wall of the tyre.

18" will be same overall size as stock wheel

difference is smaller side wall of rubber and more rim

however bigger rims contribute to unsprung mass which will reduce performance and if your engine is a 1.4 then you may be left with a slammed snail.

You may like to view my Guide on front and rear footwell lighting as well as some others here all done on a mk2 but the principal's are the same on all 12v vehicles

link: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/68214-full-list-lennys-guides/

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Cheers mate thank you :)

no problem happy to help,

Here's more info may help I posted earlier

Some footwell lighting and illuminated ignition ring light would brighten it up for winter see Guide done on focus but principles are identical in the ka: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/34704-guide-fitting-footwell-lighting-to-your-ford/page__fromsearch__1

Also some dash cams may reduce the insurance premium see Guide: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/65147-guide-fitting-dual-camera-dvr-system-focus-mk2-mk25/?p=438442

Perhaps some Ford logo puddle lighting

Link: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/46244-guide-fitting-ford-projector-puddle-lights-mk2-mk25-focus-05-12-front-doors/

Even an umbrella holder in the boot door:http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/67840-guide-fitting-boot-door-umbrella-holder-focus-mk2-mk25/

Rug Doctor will bring up the interior like New,

See Guide: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/47749-rug-doctor-review-cleanng-car-interior/

Some Hammerite smooth finish silver paint is cheap and great for brightening up the rear drums brakes and spacer section of the front brake discs,

Especially if fitting alloys.IMG_20130529_191626_zps08887ce0.jpgIMG_20130519_135748_zps4be71b6d.jpg

You may like to view my SnagglePuss build thread as I've used alot of quality items to restore engine performance as well as flush the cooling system. http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/48340-snagglepuss-build-thread-lennys-new-whip/

I also recommend to eliminate contamination from the oil sump and help things run smoother;

I recommend purchasing 5 litres of cheap oil say Halfords brand for example.

drain existing oil

put cheap oil in,

Followed by a bottle of Xado Total Flush

run engine for 20 minutes,

Then drain the oil

fill up with Castrol brand

engine will run smoother, IMG_20150818_101223_zpse2zqtqbd_edit_143IMG_20150818_101233_zpsel0vsuum_edit_143IMG_20150818_101215_zpsdxoyfbr6_edit_143

Also use Xado Multi Cleaner prior to having fuel filter changed

the stuff really makes a difference.

Here are links to purchase the above items;

Since sterling is very strong compared to euro at present it's 5 pounds cheaper per bottle to purchase from Xado Ireland Atomex_Total-Flush-250x250_zpskhiykv07.j

Total Flush (for oil)

Link: http://www.xadoireland.ie/miscellaneous/atomex-totalflush Atomex_Multi-Cleaner-gasoline-250x250_zp

MultiClean (For Petrol tank)

Link: http://www.xadoireland.ie/fuel-additives/atomex-multi-cleaner-petrol

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