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  Topic: C/L 86 Roadster Salisbury, MD $3500/offer
svo413

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PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:11 pm   Subject: Nice
Interesting car. Besides the red interior, seats and steering wheel, it seems to have most of the parts. One thing that does stand out is that it started out as a factory Ford red car.

Unfortunatel ...
  Topic: Convertible rocker panels in 86 Roadster??
svo413

Replies: 8
Views: 261

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:52 am   Subject: Brace
The bracing I was speaking of is riveted along the rocker panel pinch weld. Ford calls it the Underbody Reinforcement Kit. It lists as 87 and up models. It’s 3 pieces on each side and probably 20+ r ...
  Topic: Convertible rocker panels in 86 Roadster??
svo413

Replies: 8
Views: 261

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:12 pm   Subject: Rocker
I have several versions of the asc and Ford verts. I can take a look and see. I don’t recall seeing anything unusual as in any of them missing it. I do know Ford did offer it as a kit, maybe it was ...
  Topic: Rear Door Sill Trim?
svo413

Replies: 2
Views: 128

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:05 pm   Subject: Door filler
You need this.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/84-87-ASC-McLaren-Capri-Mustang-outer-door-belt-trim-to-tonneau-RH-/202483015742
  Topic: Care during prolonged storage
svo413

Replies: 11
Views: 1793

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:14 am   Subject: Gas
No. Gas should not evaporate any measurable amount. Not sure about E85.

Ma6be the gas tank grommet is bad.
  Topic: New top installed! 86 Roadster
svo413

Replies: 10
Views: 1056

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:45 pm   Subject: Top
I ordered an OEM top and had it installed about 10 years ago. About a year later, the plastic windows fell out because the stitching rotted out. The plastic is date coded and said 1988. I have to beli ...
  Topic: New top installed! 86 Roadster
svo413

Replies: 10
Views: 1056

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: Top
There should be no wrinkles in a cloth top. The plastic windows will smooth out in the sun. Vinyl tops with wrinkles show go away with time.
  Topic: 86 vert top pulldown question
svo413

Replies: 9
Views: 1085

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:56 am   Subject: Top pull down
You can operate the top without running the pull down motor. Press the up button to release the tonneau. Stick you fingers under it and lift it up about 2 inches. This will release the rear baron the ...
  Topic: Seal kit
svo413

Replies: 1
Views: 568

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:45 am   Subject: Parts
See ascmclaren.com. Sometimes listed on eBay too.
  Topic: Production #
svo413

Replies: 1
Views: 552

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:53 pm   Subject: Cum number
Your best bet is to check the database on this site to see if it has been recorded. You might also want to ch3ck any of the factory paper work as well. Post some pictures.
  Topic: A pillar plastics? Are they the same?
svo413

Replies: 4
Views: 766

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:54 pm   Subject: Parts
Keep in mind most of the Ford parts are from the hatchback model not the convertible. The a pillars appear to be cut off and attached with paper based double sided tape at the top. Likely 79-86 to m ...
  Topic: "Mucket" seal?
svo413

Replies: 4
Views: 880

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:57 pm   Subject: Part
The part shown is a stock for part. Used by Ford 83-88 verts. I believe. I always see them on eBay from somebody. Asc used the stock part.

That is the first part posted.

The second part not For ...
  Topic: Mclaren identity crisis and value
svo413

Replies: 6
Views: 1006

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: Value
Your best bet for retaining its value is keeping it stock, or at least mostly stock.
  Topic: New top installed! 86 Roadster
svo413

Replies: 10
Views: 1056

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:28 am   Subject: Top
I was not thrilled with the OEM top. Both in fit and durability.
  Topic: Door handle question
svo413

Replies: 8
Views: 992

PostForum: ASC Discussions   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:14 am   Subject: Plastic
Sometime by 89 the door handles were changed to plastic. Nos ones in metal are hard to find. The repro metal one work just fine.
 
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