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  1. 6 points
    Wiring now complete brakes bled it’s had it’s first drive up and down the yard. Just a few more things to finish off. SGS vehicle inspection is next Tuesday so fingers crossed!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 5 points
    well she came out for the first time since being done tonight, I drove it up and down the estate a couple of times, and Colin the gearbox and rack are spot on, absolutely fantastic, many thanks going for MOT first thing tomorrow
  3. 4 points
    been busy had go right through wireing loom,got everything working again.renewed all earths one screws hold down consul was going through loom lol,gave it good clean,was going hoover it out.but mrs hoover pact up.i know it doesent need mot but going mot it next week,snapped bloody d/s door mirrior ordered new one.fingers crossed moted another 12 months off cruiseing wont be staying in garage be using her,
  4. 4 points
    Just got lots of welds to grind off
  5. 4 points
    Congratulations Ray , all the trials and tribulations along the way you have had this is an absolute credit to you . You have produced probably the best Mk1 Escort of any model i have ever seen . Your attention to detail and knowledge of these models is second to none , you have certainly set the bench mark for a lot of people to follow and try to achieve in their restorations . I look forward to seeing it at the NEC next month on the club stand . Well done mate !!!! 👍👍
  6. 4 points
    So been pratting about with vinyl an I'm pleased so far!
  7. 3 points
    Suspension,antiroll bar on and it's back on 4 wheels first time in 2 years.
  8. 3 points
    Fitted the engine by raising the cars front as per pictures.
  9. 3 points
    When the engine came out it looked in a sorry state. Closer inspection and a seized piston revealed total rebuild was needed. The corrotion around the piston bores would suggest a certain overheating problem if left. The rocker cover is temporary and is replaced when complete.
  10. 3 points
    I got the car back home next. All the ‘heavy’ work was done so having it back at home means I can just plod through the rebuild at my leisure! first jobs are to start plumbing in the brake lines, reinstall the servo and master cylinder. Then the wiring loom needs sorting and re-taping and installing. And the lovely task of pumping the car fat with cavity wax.
  11. 3 points
    Next update is more mechanical... while the shell was in storage I’d made a start on the engine. This was utterly filthy and looked awful but it’s a good engine. Compression etc was all checked and was spot on. When the car was in use this engine was actually the strongest aspect of the car, it drove brilliantly, never ever let me down in many years I’d had the car and for a little 1.6 it actually pulls pretty well! now, I want to stick to standard as much as I can on this car but the thought of dropping in a 2.0 instead did cross my mind. It’s advantages are obvious and at this stage would have been the best time to do it. however after degreasing and cleaning the 1.6 I uncovered the engine number beneath all the filth and it’s unbelievably this cars original engine! All the engine numbers etc match. This is a nice little detail I think. I’m also into American cars and matching numbers is a big thing there so I decided based on this fact and that the 1.6 was still good to stick with it. I’ve also stuck with the 4 speed box which was also like new inside. after cleaning the engine, the valve stem seals were replaced (it used to puff a bit of blue smoke at times before), new crank seals etc. Sump removed and cleaned out and I checked what it looked like up underneath the crank at the same time - spotless! Oil pump was ok etc etc. I think this engines been cared for most of its life, despite appearances! ive stuck a new clutch kit on, new alternator, water pump, cam belt and tensioner, thermostat and housing, plus most of the gaskets etc etc then finally gave the engine a coat of paint. Proper (expensive!) engine enamel, black and Ford blue. ive stuck with the Weber single barrel carb this cars had for years, just cleaned it all up with the manifold. The prop shaft has also been stripped, cleaned and rebuilt with a new centre bearing and rubber doughnut. Then painted with the same enamel paints.
  12. 3 points
    First time fitting a headlining half a day later and it went in pretty good.
  13. 3 points
    It’s already at a workshop lol just waiting for parts and he has other cars on the go as well, just would like it done for my old mans birthday as it used to be his so would be nice surprise for him after 20 years Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 3 points
  15. 2 points
    hi, i will be there all the way from holland, it's nice we got a place to have the best show in the world, the classic ford show, i think it will be a nice place to go, if everybody will go, and look out for each other, we will have a great show. and if the track is open, i will follow colr6 with my van, and collect the peaces witch will fall of his car, and keep them, i will stick them on mine, cheers marcel
  16. 2 points
    I'll be going, if they open the track ( fully, not just a straight bit ) the box will be coming with me for a change 🤗
  17. 2 points
    And now the after shots! The chrome effect trims are a bit worn in places, fronts being worse, but they’ve since had a silver/chrome paint stuff put on to make them look a bit better than worn plastic. Unfortunately with these being unavailable new and even used are hard to find in condition worth having you don’t really have much choice about what to do with door cards. It’s a case of doing the best you can with what you have really. I’m well pleased with these, as I absolutely had to retain the early basic mk2 trims. Second choice, and one I really didn’t want to take would have been trying to find some decent mk3 items. Which isn’t exactly easy in itself either! These are now all sat ready to go into the car again.
  18. 2 points
    Adding the mexico Stripes was another one of those jobs which needed a bit of patience.
  19. 2 points
    Here’s a few pics of some of the other bits... the clutch kit is a refurbished original part. I tried non gen pattern ones which either didnt fit or were terrible quality. the 5.5x13 dartboards wheels came in from Germany, I sent them for blasting and had them powder coated in a similar silver to standard but with a bit more metallic fleck added. Full set of 5, new Firestone tyres fitted and the stainless centre caps, which are actually the original ones off this car. Two however had lost their clips inside so I scored a pair of new old stock replacements off eBay. the radiator is a recon top and bottom tanks with updated Cortina V6 core added. theres literally hundreds of other bits and pieces not pictured waiting to go on! More later...
  20. 2 points
    To day i did weld the 4 RS suspension support reinforcement plates , on mine mk1V6. And i have done the upper reinforcement rails.
  21. 2 points
    With the dash top and the main wiring in the Heater unit was refurbished and fitted.
  22. 2 points
    Jesus Christ that's rank-"better looking than any £60k Escort" I think not...
  23. 2 points
    passed the MOT this morning, no advisories,
  24. 2 points
    [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 2 points
    couple of my old cars from about 10 years ago...mk 1 rs, and my tawny brown mex...wish i had them now....will get some pics of the lotus over weekend...its a project in the shed...done some racing/rallying over the years.
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