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voodoo57

Vaud Escort 4 door mk2

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voodoo57    8

Originally i was going for the i4 engine with an mt75 box, but the guy's could not do it, so after wasting my money, i bought a red top and had a guy come over and offer to fit it with the r25/28 box  without me selling a kidney or re-mortgaging my house! he also informed me i would not need a space frame. it went in on April 14th 2014.............

3 years later and no patience left, it was taken away this year April 14th, it now has more fabrication and mods done to it in 3 to 4 weeks than in the 3 years it was left in the corner whilst being fed repeated verbal garbage every 3 months. Bike carbs are now the order of the day, prop has been made, coil-overs, Atlas rear end discs calipers LSD etc etc... Bias pedal box, oil cooler etc etc etc.. hoping to be up n running in a couple of months.

Tried to upload photo's but gave up! will try again ....... can't seem to upload more than one at a time?

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colr6    1,242

As long as he doesn't need it painting or upholstery done should be no problem. Lol

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colr6    1,242

Eeb 43 is going to love you putting one of those oil and water leaking scabby red tops in like mine, be prepared for the zetec loving man to be throwing some crap your way ( it's jealousy really) lol

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Ray    134

it certainly cant go to CF, its no longer one of those, like Colins Anglebox

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eeb43    67

Eeb 43 is going to love you putting one of those oil and water leaking scabby red tops in like mine, be prepared for the zetec loving man to be throwing some crap your way ( it's jealousy really) lol

oi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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eeb43    67

Eeb 43 is going to love you putting one of those oil and water leaking scabby red tops in like mine, be prepared for the zetec loving man to be throwing some crap your way ( it's jealousy really) lol

dont love zetecs! but also cant see the point of an engine that spits water out faster than a k series!

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voodoo57    8

Now now Girls, play nicely! (or..... maybe a grudge match!) not that i wish to instigate anything!

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colr6    1,242

No grudge match ...just a difference of opinion, no good if we were all the same

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eeb43    67

No grudge match ...just a difference of opinion, no good if we were all the same

thats right we would all have vauxhall vivas then!

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voodoo57    8

some faster than others!

 

i will update this thread hopefully after the weekend, and with better quality photo's!

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colr6    1,242

some faster than others!

 

i will update this thread hopefully after the weekend, and with better quality photo's!

One of these would do nicely

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khanlad    496

Cols talikng about the white van.... some muppet has parked a vauxhall thing in front of it!

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guido    74

xe good engine, can make a lot of power. I had one in the MK2 years ago. Now it's in an Opel Kadett 1969

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voodoo57    8

If this one performs well, I will upgrade with cams etc.... had a quote for 3K, cheaper than some at 6K!

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colr6    1,242

If this one performs well, I will upgrade with cams etc.... had a quote for 3K, cheaper than some at 6K!

They respond well to a good set of cams and port work without going to bigger valves. Bottom end is strong as long as your not constantly hitting 8k If your going into the bottom end then a good set of Pistons with good compression ratio, ARP rod bolts and skeleton flywheel. I first used road rally hydraulic cams ( piper) and was not impressed by the nothingness under 2.5-3 k... Went on to race mechanical cams now has more grunt at the bottom end is very strong from 3-7k rpm and tops out at about 8200 rpm but I'm running all steel. If it wasn't for my very long first gear it can quite easily be driven round town.

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voodoo57    8

Thanks again! I am sure i will be picking your brains! i don't think i will ever be going back to a pinto or crossflow, time has moved on, A bit of modern technology never really caused too much harm?

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guido    74

coming from the hotrodders world  , i wouldnt mind as long as is it go fast

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colr6    1,242

coming from the hotrodders world  , i wouldnt mind as long as is it go fast

That's exactly where my red tops came from.

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