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  1. 3 points
    My ford escort mk 1 is a 2 door on a 1100 deluxe body .but has as a 1300cc xflow engine and 4speed gearbox
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    I don’t think I’d like to meet your inlaw!! If she can do that much damage when she wasn’t looking, what can she do when she puts her mind to it.....lol
  3. 2 points
    It was a good show, I only took a few pics myself. I saw your car not enough, but not you, except when you drove past me!
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    Hi all here’s the build of the 4 door I ended in doing a deal on my old 2 door it’s a really solid shell and very original some one beat me to modifying it.. so I mainly refined it lol and got carried away..
  6. 2 points
    In my opinion dellorto are better than weber
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    I’ve mentioned mine in previous threads, something I’d like to own. Pref the saloon or coupe whatever you want to call it but the estate would also be nice. Take the single cam 2300 unit out and drop a Jensen Healy twin cam in them for a little bit more grunt and the wow factor when you lift the hood.
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    Hi all here goes Oki I’ve owned this car for 12 years now and it’s finally come to getting it painted and put back on the road! It’s been off the road for 4 years! so it’s about time I got it done😊 it’s currently in the paintshop more pictures to come ✌️
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    I have my tickets and no trailer in site👍 So Rally Pack, will we see you there? You could pop over, it's only a short flight😂
  10. 1 point
    Super glue it to the floor so your other half can’t shift whilst your out 😜😜 Looks ace by the way 👍👍
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    Your going to be starting a whole new thread making statements like that 🤭🤭
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    Mine came today too. Just need it not to rain this time....[emoji41] Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Hi New to the group first ford in 20 years thought i needed to scratch the itch again 😁 i bought the below anglia 105e at the beginning july as a bday present an im motoring through welding up and sorting out rusty bits the previous owner decided to leave in behind new pannels
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    That’s a great hurdle to get over 👍
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    This is true. How many Lotus engined cars do we have on the forum? The number plate is funny FLC here means F*****g Lot of Cash. Im sure thats apt for what you probably had to pay for a beauty like that.
  17. 1 point
    I would recommend any day other than Saturday, it was heaving last year. It was good to be there for 3 days as you could take your time and come and go from the stand rather than trying to squeeze everything in in one day.
  18. 1 point
    And I thought I had a lot of mess!
  19. 1 point
    No,, it's a thread by a couple of wheel barrow enthusiasts. At least that's what the old joke about Skodas having twin exhausts so that you could use them as a wheelbarrow said
  20. 1 point
    Seriously the best modification I ever made to my Mk2 in all the years I have had it. Much more valuable than even getting a LSD. The low first literally spoils the enjoyment of the car when you stopping and starting alot and gets so tiresome its really frustrates.. I cannot recommend the raised first gear conversion enough.
  21. 1 point
    I recommend the FR30 in a mild road engine. Especially for your use. Just added an update to the thread above.
  22. 1 point
    will try to take them later afternoon
  23. 1 point
    Im sure he converted to water cooled when the fire brigade arrived.
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    The red cortina badge was actually for the early cars and the bonnet release catch was at the top of the badge outside. The later cars, like mine and the one in the picture have blue badges with the bonnet release catch inside the car under the dash. I think this applied to all cortinas not just the lotus.
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    I’ve changed mine a couple of times and be honest it’s come out as clean as it went in ! Mine has somewhat of a harder life than yours. It’s a good way of getting rid of any debris it may have produced during its settling in period.
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    The wheels look great. I popped into a local paintshop yesterday. He looked around the car and said it needs to be bare metalled and primed and shit. £10k and 6 weeks. Need to put the lottery on.
  27. 1 point
    Road side Jack? I thought you were describing a lass from our village when we were lads, she provided that service........😱
  28. 1 point
    I was working pop in next time 👍
  29. 1 point
    Hi, here’s my mk2. its a 1980 1600 Sport imported to NZ from South Africa. i bought it knowing the floor was damaged, but as you all know, until you start stripping you don’t really know how bad things are. Got it media blasted from the roof down. Boot floor is good.... Otherwise it needs floor, sills, firewall, chassis rails , wings,arches, rear 1/4, door A posts, the list goes on and on. its one of those jobs, you get so far in you just have to keep going, what 40yr old doesn’t need surgery..... after doing some research I’ve got a really good Resto shop doing the work. Because The damage was noted at import, all the repairs have to be inspected and certified along the way. it arrived to me with engine and gearbox already out so I’ve not even seen it running. the plan is to rebuild as a std 1600 sport, use it for a while and then look at a repower bit later, funds allowing. cheers Phil
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    The wheel that you first pictured with a smaller offset is fitted to my Escort Mk1 Sport. They are also fitted to the Mk1 1300e. Hope that’s of help
  31. 1 point
    I agree with you. That's Saturday afternoon taken care of.
  32. 1 point
    Those look mint
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    I think the XJ220 is a very cool car, good looks and now super rare. And love the Montecarlo Vista, just a gorgeous looking motor that one.... Current state of the SC, getting there but it all takes time and money, and I am trying to do as much as I can myself, except the final coat of paint. The back end is ready, the front still a work in progress, but all welding is now complete. I am really hoping she's good to go for Spring 2020. Oh, and the welding skills are my mates, and when he's not welding for me he on his 2.8i special.
  34. 1 point
    Then started on the filler work I stone chiped the bulkhead and rails then primed her up
  35. 1 point
    There seems to be a loom boom going on? Maybe we can pool our resources and find a supplier to properly copy them and buy all at once?
  36. 1 point
    They're pretty rare over here but you do see them from time to time. Like all 60's /70's cars in our climate though, they rust like nothing on earth. There's a rare RHD one being restored for sale in Ireland here
  37. 1 point
    Thanks Dt, she is finally taking shape
  38. 1 point
    I use a scissor jack, small light and very low so that it fits under the suspension when the tyre is flat, make sure that it has a wide base though.
  39. 1 point
    Last update was 2017 with an empty bay stating it wouldn’t be long till she was filled but took a bit longer than expected
  40. 1 point
    Message rec'd. Thanks, and looking forward to catching up with a few of you at some events down south!
  41. 1 point
    The Escort is a bit meh ....... for the wheels and tubbed rear end it should have a Weland and 3 blade blower hat to balance it out! But the Mini behind is obviously packin' more than an A series! Now on the other hand - w***ers like these should get pulled up by the Bizzies and get defect notices and a fine and a ban if I had my way! This is plain dangerous - oh yeah it got clearance on lock! Throw a bump or pothole at it and it'd rip the damn wing off! Morons!
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    Its the way in which phone cameras use a mercury switch to always ensure the image appears on your screen the right way up but in the exif data encoded to each photo records the way it was taken so that when you send images to other mediums they appear in the direction that's encoded within the photo itself not how it appeared on your screen.
  43. 1 point
    Made up my Diff guard. Bit of protection for the cosworth diff Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  44. 1 point
    Tickets and pass ordered see you there
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    Hi all, I have got a genuine conversions and tuneing twin inch and a half su to x flow inlet manifold for sale . I have had this for years and am never going to get round to makeing any use of it !!!! All yours for £55 inc post. Located in grimsby if by any chance anybody local wants it then its £50 !!!
  46. 1 point
    been thru this a year ago with Colin and again this year with a 1300E expert, (still a crossflow) as I had both cars done differently, and having just taken the purple car to bits again I had forgotten which way was right, long pump hose goes to the top, Colin has a brilliant theory from his mechanics training that explains why that way round, which I cant remember tbh, the other man just said, that's the way ford did it, but it stems from early mk1 escorts having the heater hose running up and along side the rocker cover, this was dropped and re introduced on mk2 escorts, he said as an aside, one advantage was the additional warmth cut down the oil milking (condensation) in the oil, inside the rocker cover, but the hose position never changed as an aside, the one i have wrong, does get exceptionally hot compared to the other one, may not be related though, both have crystal clean cooling systems, one has modern antifreeze, the cool running one has the old stuff, so that maybe a clue
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    Some that were sent to me a while ago........
  49. 1 point
    Oh that's a shame, that's not going to fit your car, an it looks terrible... Tell you what, as I'm a gent, I'll come pick that terrible looking engine up an take it away for you, and you just stick with the existing motor, save yourself some trouble, an I won't even charge for taking the new engine, cos I'm nice... 😂 😂
  50. 0 points
    White mk5 Cortina registration number MDP208X was stolen from a layby in the village of Charfield near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire on Friday 16th August 2019. The car is a white 2.0 Ghia with brown cloth interior. The car was loaded onto a truck between 11pm & 11:30pm on the Friday. The car had been posted on a spotted page with a council removal notice stuck on the windscreen as the car was on SORN & had no MOT, the location of the car was given including the postcode. Hours later the car was stolen! The council has been contacted & it wasn't them who removed it. Anyone with any info can contact the police on 101 or phone 01275818340 quoting crime reference number 5219189277
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