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Can't find a p/n on the mirror and the one on the box doesn't come up anything. It's not maverick/pinto/mustang2 because they have the regular headed sport mirrors, this is rounder
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The "roundness" made me think Taurus. Also, wouldn't that be a PS, not driver?
 

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not 69/70....no plastic housing in 69/70 and base is not even close.... I say F150
 

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Can't find a p/n on the mirror and the one on the box doesn't come up anything. It's not maverick/pinto/mustang2 because they have the regular headed sport mirrors, this is rounder
Look inside the neck for an engineering number. What's the number on the box?
 

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Looks like I'm guilty of not really looking at the picture too close. It does has the "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear". When did they start putting that on? The font used could help narrow down the year used.
 

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The push pins on the cable and the "Objects are closer than they appear" look relatively modern to me.
 

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looks like an Escort mirror
1981
E = Truck (Cab over Engine) (1970-73)
Pinto (1976-80)
Escort (1981-up)
B = Body and Electrical Product Division
17700-17730 = Mirror
 

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Ah, Escorts. Proof an interference motor will eventually generate a new car sale. Talk about 'planned obsolescence.' When's the last time you saw one of those around? In the 90's people would ask if I could fix the broken timing belt on their Escort. The answer was always 'no.' "Why not?" Because I don't need your junk car in my driveway once I show you the damage and you simply abandon it. Good times, good times...
 
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Ah, Escorts. Proof an interference motor will eventually generate a new car sale. Talk about 'planned obsolescence.' When's the last time you saw one of those around? In the 90's people would ask if I could fix the broken timing belt on their Escort. The answer was always 'no.' "Why not?" Because I don't need your junk car in my driveway once I show you the damage and you simply abandon it. Good times, good times...
I was lucky, I bought an 90 GT with a blown head gasket years ago (95? for $750) . Thank gosh the belt hadn't let go, as it was not in good shape when I pulled the head. Luckily, new head gasket and belt and i put a bunch of miles on her and sold her for a little more than I had in it. Fun car actually!
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Ah, Escorts. Proof an interference motor will eventually generate a new car sale. Talk about 'planned obsolescence.' When's the last time you saw one of those around? In the 90's people would ask if I could fix the broken timing belt on their Escort. The answer was always 'no.' "Why not?" Because I don't need your junk car in my driveway once I show you the damage and you simply abandon it. Good times, good times...
Escort was far from unique in that department. A lot of engines, to include Acuras, had interference engines and timing belts.

 

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I must have been lucky. Had an '86 Turbo Coupe with the 2.3 OHC, busted the belt and it just stopped. Had it towed to the dealer and they replaced the belt, it didn't damage anything else. Ran it for another 4 years
 

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If I remember correctly, there was a 1.8, a 1.9 and the 2.3 in those early ones...
 

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I never said it was unique. Just had several owners experience 'sudden and terminal engine death' in Escorts. A good number of those had holes punched in the pistons. And one friend from college that was just sitting at a light in her Honda when it quit right after takeoff. Bent the majority of the valves. I think she abandoned that one at a local garage because it was cheaper to get another beater.
 

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The escort 1.6 is an interference engine The later 1.9 is not and neither was the 2.3 used in the mustangs and t birds

The 83 escort gt was fords first attempt at mpfi. It predated the 60 pin computer used in the turbo coupe 83.5.

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