1980 Mk2 Ford Escort Ghia
Getting the car ready for MOT
The MOT had just run out when the car was purchased. Before it was trailered home I took it for a MOT to see what needed doing to the car. This would give a list of tasks which required to be carried out and give me an indication of how good the car was underneath, joints, bushes etc.
November 2008: The Escort failed its MOT which was to be expected as I knew a couple of items such as one of the front lights was not working and the number plates were not the correct colours for the year.
The list is not as bad as it looks. There are 5 points that need attention.
1. Front and Rear number plates.
2. New steering rack.
3. Sort out the offside light as no side, dip or main beam.
4. Sort out the alignment of the nearside light.
5. Requires an offside front shock absorber.