I am fairly new to here and have just taken delivery of a 1994 disabled Escort van - the one with the glazing and high top added for wheelchair users.
Anyway, I bought it sight unseen through fleabay and knew it had an engine fault. It has arrived with engine split between the engine bay and the back floor.
So, as I am planning to convert this to a micro camper and sell it on (it's a hobby I have as I am a medically retired nurse), I don't want this engine issue to cost a fortune.
Do I replace like for like?
Would a 1.4 from the same era slip straight in?
Would it be more logical to fit a 1.8D for economy and sellability?
I am not mechanical but have a friend who works on Minis (the real ones!) who can help.
I have asked similar before but I didn't have all the information or access to the vehicle at that time.
Any advice would be great, thank you.