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  1. “hopefully in colour by the end of the week” things you shouldnt say. underseal done, back on its wheels for the first time in 2 years. paint coming soon........
    5 points
  2. the shell is really starting to come together now....fitting the full panel sections has proved to be a great plan....it saves so much work fitting smaller sections and finishing joints etc.... as a mk2 lower bulkhead panel was fitted, the mk2 pedal box and heater box were trial fitted and look good....the plan is to run the much better mk2 heater box, and mod the mk1 heater controls and cables to work with it ....
    5 points
  3. some great progress pics arrived today.....new floorpan sitting in place, and front end panels sitting in place for mocking up.... starting to look the part now!!
    5 points
  4. hi rally pack 2000 and colr6 and everybody els on the forum, i am still around, i will sent a pm to you how things are, thanks for thinking of me, i still look at the forum, cheers marcel
    5 points
  5. it proved a wise decision to replace the full floor section as it was discovered that the chassis legs ( despite being in good order ) were almost full of some sort of mud or silt which would not be good long term.. they will be cleaned out, prepped, primed and painted so the cavity wax will do its job properly when the van is finished.. front end looking as bare as it can be!! included in the large shopping list of panels a
    5 points
  6. wow...i just looked back on my old escort van thread and noticed its going on over 10 years at this stage!! so as its turned into much more than just a simple reshell of my old mk2 van, i figured i may as well start a new thread here.. i know the site doesent see much traffic nowadays, but its still invaluable to have a record of everything thats being done somewhere permanent thats easy to go back and check out whenever its needed for reference etc.. so, to get up to speed on where its at.....i had got my hands on a mk2 van shell needing a lot less work th
    4 points
  7. Or a Texico how ironic lol
    4 points
  8. the old van shell is really starting to come together now.. heres the latest few progress pics..... the wings and doors fitted up and checked for gaps etc,.....looking like all will work out fine with a bit of fettling... theres a bit of a wait for some more of the required panels to arrive due to good old covid....rear corners etc from expressed panels... so in the meantime, damien is concentrating on a few other repairs that need doing, like the upper bulkhead under the heater bubble...
    4 points
  9. 8 odd hours today doing a full detail on the turd, I could have spent longer correcting the paint but you got too say enough is enough at some point, vid coming soon
    4 points
  10. Yes I agree, Very well done admin. It often goes forgotten how much time and work the admin put in to these sites. Give yourself a pat on the back.
    3 points
  11. 3 points
  12. Strut brake pipe holders were knackered, so I made up new ones.
    3 points
  13. Talk about sucking up to the boss!!! 😛
    3 points
  14. Collect few panels today and tried them on for size. Great to see few holes filled and that beautiful front grill lookin at me again after a long long time. [emoji16] Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    3 points
  15. she put an old song on the 8 track D, I, V, O, R, C, E 🤣
    3 points
  16. No wonder it’s a girlfriend in the past tense, think she’d be in the past sitting on the bonnet of my pride and joy 👉👉👉👉
    3 points
  17. If we're going down the bike route, my Can Am Qualifier 250 when I was 15 and my Suzuki RM250 when I was 17. Lad on the Honda CR480 (my old bike) next to me now has a very nice orange MK2 with a N/A YB.
    3 points
  18. Hello from Project Daisy after a couple of weeks busy busy! Suspension all out, doors stripped (smashed the glass 🤯) removed steering rack & crossmember, now started cleaning her engine bay .......👍
    3 points
  19. I know all the right bits ready to build a nice engine I’ll get some pics up might tempt someone lol
    3 points
  20. And they still managed to f**k that up as well! I know i'm 6'3" tall and weigh 15 stone 7lbs. My car weighs about 920kg but I put 30psi pressure in the tyres and it uses 12mm spark plugs that are gapped 24 thou. but 0.6mm also works. I know what 30 deg. C feels like but prefer to holiday in the mid to high 90's F. On a building site I often asked a carpenter to use a 2.4m length of 2x4" and he wouldn't say eh? Yes. I could convert all the imperial measurements to metric but that forces other people to convert them back to know what i'm talking about - I don't include young people - t
    3 points
  21. So is that what the E will stand for in your escorts from 2030 .... Electric ! . Ford was way ahead of it thinking In the 1970’s and theres us all thinking the E stood for executive !!😂😂😂
    2 points
  22. Hi all. I was just doing a search for Mk1 escort forums and came across this. I recently purchased a 1975 1100 escort which is a Mexico replica. I plan to do some restoration and mods so hoping you guys can point me in the right directions! I'm based in Northern Ireland.
    2 points
  23. Thank you all for your various reports, I knew something was a amiss when my phone started going crazy in my pocket! 40 odd spam accounts through the net in a single afternoon (likely all the same person / bot) they're all now banned and IP addresses blocked so please delete whatever crap they sent you and don't click any of the links. Now off to update the re-captcha settings, report their IP addresses for spam and amend the question and answer challenges
    2 points
  24. Well done for sorting it out. Thank you🎅
    2 points
  25. Set of 4 lotus rims arrived today
    2 points
  26. Not sure I'll ever be able to take Australia seriously again @Rally Pack 2000
    2 points
  27. No one in the UK can ever complain about Australian bad taste in wheels ever again!
    2 points
  28. Offset grind the crank to increase the stroke and you have a very strong set of rods for a 2.2 pinto by boring it out at the same time. It's the set up I have in my RS. Holy thread bump batman: 2007 2.2 Pinto Build
    2 points
  29. A quick idea of what’s needed you can do either 1 regrind the crank journal down by 3mm to keep the standard stroke 77mm stroke 2 offset grind the crank by 3 mm giving you a stroke of approx 80mm then use 93mm 2.8 position or the better forged 93mm piston giving you 2178cc longer stroke give way better torque figures removed the balance weights from both ends of rod and this rod can handle 8000rpm there is a build on the internet ‘pete 2.2 pinto’ and is worth a read
    2 points
  30. 1600 diesel rods Standard journal crank, ready to go off to machine shop tomorrow
    2 points
  31. Been at the long slow job of making all the other parts ready for blasting/painting/powder coating.
    2 points
  32. Has anyone seen Odd Autos? Quite a goid watch, recently restored a SA MK2 1600 sport ( with as much rust as mine ) and now they are doing another.... with 2.5t ST as the power train donor. Should be epic.
    2 points
  33. Then some engine building. Due some wrong information on piston manufacturers site, compression ratio is only around +13:1. And finally time to put it where it belongs. Exhaust is made from 3" stainless with x-pipe and Spintech "mufflers" (yes, they are loud) Some oil pressure priming before closing the engine with freshly painted valve covers. Needed to print mounting plate for the air filter, this is just prototype made from PETG which isn't good for
    2 points
  34. Bought a rough old shell from some geezer near Manchester, and built it up with bits from the local scrapyard. In those days, you could get pretty much any part you wanted for Mk1s. Built it in my mates corrugated steel shed 😁
    2 points
  35. 🤔 Puts on Blue Peter Badge, "Heres one I prepared earlier" 😎
    2 points
  36. What no bonnet mascot on this one Nick ????😂
    2 points
  37. The Strut top panels are only 10 yrs old so there’ll be no original Sahara Beige here just black paint ......
    2 points
  38. 80's perm, haven't seen one of those in a while either. And "Mexico" with oblong lights and chrome trim round the side windows 🤔
    2 points
  39. my 1300e in 1985 in West London with my then girlfriend
    2 points
  40. So after some masurements cutting thinking and welding , and the weldings are not nice and it welds bad this thin stainles steel , the air intake is done , except the paint that comes later. I did want try to make both side the same length , but that did not work out , but its done. The right long one gets warm from the heat of the radiator , so maybe i make a plate between them. But the right airflow meter needed to be ajust , becourse the sucking airflow lost power due the extra length , and the door - airvalve a bit nervous. So i did set the door-air valve under le
    2 points
  41. heres the latest installment of progress pics...i was lucky to come across a genuine rear panel for the van a year or so ago....its one positive i find with these projects that run on a couple of years and sometimes get side tracked for longer, that sometimes bits turn up when your not even looking for them.. the inside panel was in good order apart from a small repair needed at the bottom, and a slit that was put in the past to no doubt get access to repair a bashed rear panel! its also good to know
    2 points
  42. so, to bring things up to date where we are with this project..... although i knew the shell needed attention in some of the common escort areas, having had a bit of a tidy up and cover up in the past, the most important thing as far as i was concerned when buying it, was that the van specific areas, roof gutters/load area/side panels/chassis legs/inner rear panel and back corners were in good order needing little or no repair...so no hunting for almost impossible to find genuine old stock van parts which command silly money if they can be found....
    2 points
  43. It’s tax ed and insured, I took it over to WPE could sort it for me and he done a complete suspension set up change on it, it will be coming back in the new year cos believe it or not it’s still running 22T standard shafts so 18T shafts on the way alone with a set of split rims
    2 points
  44. There you go a Brown 2.0Lt Ghia. Ford used it in their own advertising.
    2 points
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