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As mentioned any tibbe key or something of a similar shape will lock any tibbe door.


It should not unlock it though unless the locks really worn.
 

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Shhhh thats a secret... :)
 

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Guess she was not old enough to own a mid 80's Metro, Maestro or Montego?

One key was likely to open 4 or 5 cars in a supermarket carpark assuming they had not been stolen already.

Nearly bought an MG Montego until the seller mentioned the previous keeper lived near me and was fed up of it being stolen.
 

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Fords was same my R reg escort would open the L reg capri and the Escort was frequently
searched with door left unlocked when they finished and stolen twice with no lock damage.
 

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Swapped out one side of reverse light bulb and reg plate light bulb with LED ones I bought a few weeks ago.
They are super bright, so bright that I thought about upgrading the rest of the tail bulbs as well but probably unnecessary, as I don't want to annoy others too intense LED tails. Maybe I'll just upgrade fog tail.
 

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made templates for windscreen anti glare band.
bought a sub and a single DIN conversion kit. but forgot to buy antenna adaptor so need to sort that out.
 

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Ordered a set of NOS Eibach lowering spring for ~GBP90, from Japan of all places. Believe it or not, the springs themselves are ~GBP3, the rest is shipping and admin costs. It was advertised for around GBP30 about a year ago but the price came down, as no one seemed to be interested. Not really surprising, it's for a 20 year old run of the mill car in Japan...
Now I need to get hold of a set of hi-po sway bars and a set of Bilstens...
 

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Don't think they had Mondeo MK3 in Japan? They had the Mazda badged vehicles instead.

Where were they advertised?


Mondeo Metal company also male springs. Lost in translation?
 

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They had Mondeo in Japan. Definitely Mk3 yes - I know, because I've seen a fair few Japanese imports at boneyards, complete with Japanese handbook and service records. Quite nice, it's in that typical Japanese style with cartoons and stuff.
I think they also had Mk2 as well (I've seen on Yahoo Auction someone was selling ST200 brochure) but I've not seen any here.
I don't think they had Mk3 equivalent Mazda - Mazda3 (or Axela, as known in Japan) wasn't introduced til 2003, up until then they had Mazda 323, which I believe had belt driven engine.
It was in the original Eibach box with the part number to match for Mk3 estate model, which is listed in Eibach website.
 

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Being awake late at night, dumb ideas tend to come to me.
This one, especially so.
I'm contemplating removing front passenger seat and putting a sub and an amp there.
because:
1. no one sits there (I rarely carry any passengers in the mondy)
2. with rear seats down, I can make use of full length of interior space. (with the passenger seat in place, even at full recline it's far from flat to carry any big stuff)
3. it has privacy tint all around, except for the windshield, so unlikely anyone can see inside (I usually put sun shield in place when I park up)
4. As a bonus, wirings are nice and short.
I'll probably have to have the sub facing forward, in the rare occasions I have passengers at the back.
My original plan was to put it behind the driver's seat but I'm not 100% sure I got the rain leak sorted.
The only issue I might have is seat airbag causing warning light - but I should be able to work around that.
 

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Being awake late at night, dumb ideas tend to come to me.
This one, especially so.
I'm contemplating removing front passenger seat and putting a sub and an amp there.
because:
1. no one sits there (I rarely carry any passengers in the mondy)
2. with rear seats down, I can make use of full length of interior space. (with the passenger seat in place, even at full recline it's far from flat to carry any big stuff)
3. it has privacy tint all around, except for the windshield, so unlikely anyone can see inside (I usually put sun shield in place when I park up)
4. As a bonus, wirings are nice and short.
I'll probably have to have the sub facing forward, in the rare occasions I have passengers at the back.
My original plan was to put it behind the driver's seat but I'm not 100% sure I got the rain leak sorted.
The only issue I might have is seat airbag causing warning light - but I should be able to work around that.
Ha ha, sounds like the sort of crazy thing i would do, i have four 12's in the boot but want more :)

Need to get round to tinting my front windows, i did all my rears pretty dark a couple of years ago and have a very light tint to go on the fronts which probably make them slightly over whats legal but unlikely to draw attention but then never bothered, i will make it my next mission once ive got the car waxed up.
 

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Today i sent the Mondeo up for an MOT, only been driving it around since March without a ticket lol.

Passed with the same old advisory for a crack in the exhaust on the pipe at the back that goes across the back of the car from the passenger side rear box to the divers side rear box, no other issues.

Started waxing it but it will get done over 3 days as its usually a two day job with how deep a job i do and i have something on tomorrow that is gonna interfere with doing it grr.
 

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i think front side windows max tint is 75% VLT (or whatever the acronym it's supposed to be), rear glasses are 35%.
when i take it for annual inspection, i keep the front windows all the way down, lol.
 

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It would be easy to mount the sub on the front seat mount, as there are already threaded holes.
If I was going to put it in the boot, I would get an MDF cut to the shape of the boot carpet and bolt it down using the threaded holes for D rings. And on the bottom side put in nuts in the recess for bolting the sub from the top, which would be screwed to the sub box with L brackets.
Then put a carpet over.
 
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