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  1. All cleaned up ready for Gaydon, just preparing the FOR SALE NOTICE.
    5 points
  2. Sadly I had to take the gearbox out the Mex so mine wasn't there But still went along and there was some amazing motors there.
    4 points
  3. More progress over last few weeks. Test fit front end before plug welding upper bulk head in place. Getting there slowly. [emoji16] Wings and bonnet next and gaps, gaps gaps. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    4 points
  4. First video of the engine running. Still needs set up correctly but I'm getting closer to actually driving it! VID-20210722-WA0000.mp4
    3 points
  5. Hi All, Paul here, little info, live in the Ironbridge gorge over in Shropshire, apart from my wife the love of my life is Annabelle my mk1 escort, completely original 1973, no welding as of yet. Hoping to pick some brains and get info from all you professional old school Ford drivers, added a few photos, Paul.
    3 points
  6. Nothing like peer pressure to influence your car choices. Here is part of the gang that I belonged too purchasing my Mk2 2 weeks after getting my first full time job with a bank loan. There were seven of us but not all there on that day. The owner of the Blue 1.6 Ghia went on to own another Mk2 Ghia and 4 Mk1s destroying them all. About the only friend Im still in touch with from those days and every time I drive mine over to his house he still has a dig at me about never thrashing my cars like he did. Both mine survive his six all destroyed. Hmmmmm
    3 points
  7. First drive off the trailer, We had a working clutch / gears and brakes 👍 the engine soon cleaned up and sounded lovely a few minutes later 20210626_152320.mp4
    3 points
  8. this may be of some worth, i pulled this clock console apart to put this stereo in. The two units side by side. It was from a Ghia i believe And another shot with stereo included, to see how it all sits. Didnt realise i did not have any decent photos of it installed
    3 points
  9. One day we wanted to have a fang through the pine forests on the other side of the Blue Mountains. They held rallies there which was what had given us the idea. But even though secluded it only takes one grouch to report you to the police so the logic was if you made the car look like a rally car from a distance everyone would think regular rallying was going on in the forest and no one report you. (Chav logic 101). So the night before with nothing but materials at hand in sheds and garages we created this! The coloured stripes were shop window trimmings from a photographic company I worked for at the time and authentically complete with cardboard roll cage made from centre rolls of fabric bolts from mums sewing circle. Totally destroyed the paint and the real Rally Pack stripes when I took them off which I didn't put back for over 3 decades after that and almost 2 before it was ever all white and shiny again. Most of the photos I took that day were on slides rather than negative film but a friend took this one that can still be viewed without a projector. While it looks lame upon close inspection it could fool from a distance as we pulled into a servo behind a friend in another Escort who was queuing for drinks and snacks and we rushed up to the counter in our overalls made to look like racing suits and the Italian lady behind the counter signalled us to the front of the queue shouting with an accent "I must serve them first to help them win the race!". My friend at the back of the queue who had gotten there first was so annoyed he tried to tell the shop lady and the rest in line it wasn't real it was all just fake but they told him to shut up. Boy was he pissed for hours after that! LOL Strapping a huge Cibie to the metal between the front apron vents, ruining the stripes and destroying the paint for decades to come for a weekend forest fang I think qualifies as a laugh rather than in investment I think! 😀 But of course RP2000 sill exists today with stripes!
    3 points
  10. Found a a little Gem of a breakfast meet on Friday so popped along Sunday morning, local and a nice little run out. Earlswood Lakes near Redhill in Surrey - 10 mins from Gatwick Didn't snap all the cars, but there were some tasty motors there
    3 points
  11. working on fitting front crossmember to chassis rails. coming on sweetly,
    2 points
  12. Ordered new sensor-went to fit and wrong type-only 2 pin and wrong size connector. Re ordered the right one listed as RPM/Crankshaft sensor with 3 pins and bingo. Easy to get at also which was nice.
    2 points
  13. Old Vs New :
    2 points
  14. A sweet car with gorgeous red upholstery. Always remember, if it can be carried into the garage £10, if it needs a trolley £40, and if it drives in always less than £1,000. (£500 if you think you can get away with it, running spares cars are £100, obviously).
    2 points
  15. Yes I know, I couldn't work like that 🙄 I have offered to help clear up, but he's not ready yet. His work however is second to none 👍
    2 points
  16. in england we have shotguns deadly at close range and frighten the shit out of most people when trying to break in or burgle you
    2 points
  17. BACK UP ON THE SPIT TO FINISH , UNDERNEATH TUNNEL TO FLOOR STEELWORK, FINALLY GETTING SOMEWHERE.
    2 points
  18. If i my car wasn't fully painted and underseald underneath and all the chassis rails wax injected i would consider a tension strut kit but i am not risking catching the thing on fire as i nearly lost it due to a welding fire while I was restoring the dam thing 😔
    2 points
  19. I'd go FWD Street sleeper. Definitely a Zetec or ST170 conversion and keep the outside of the car stock looking. It's a cracking looking motor so fair play to you guys for rescuing it.
    2 points
  20. 160 round trip to Southampton, didn't miss a beat...
    2 points
  21. So real life got in the way of this install and didn't get much done during May and biggest end of June. Last week managed to get the exhaust manifold properly fitted and the custom exhaust is now built up until the axle. Just the bends around the axle to make then attach the nice oval stainless steel box I picked up. Coolant system was also custom made with stainless steel pipes so finishing part of that will be the 'T' join to put the bottom heater box hose into it to complete the circuit. Hoping to have a further update in 2 weeks.
    2 points
  22. you hid that well, where is it 👍
    2 points
  23. I Blame the Japs, there's some real classics out there with heritage and good value for money . The values of Mk1 and Mk2 are crazy now, and every little original bit costs and arm n leg
    2 points
  24. My first car "Betsie" was a beige mk2 1300L and i did about 80k over the 3 years that i owned and loved it, spending all my apprentice wages on modding it. I went everywhere in Betsie and loved every minute of it racing all the other lads around in their Nova SR's, Astra GTE's and Mini 1275's and even in about 1993 trying to take on the first YB powered Mk2 I'd ever seen, proper fast and made me look like I had selected reverse as it went away from me lol. Sadly the rust took hold so shoving plastic bags into the A posts to stop water from splashing all over the girlfriends feet and the 1300 on a twin choke didn't cut it anymore so I bit the bullet and bought a XR3, great car but no more pretending that I was Ari Vatanen. The XR lasted about 9 months before I couldn't take anymore and bought my first RS2000 "ACX388V" but still not the same feel as "Betsie the 1300" Part of the charm for me with the mk2 RS i own currently is that 22 years ago they were so cheap and that and people wondered what the hell I was doing buying the piece of shit as Cossies were the fashion but I wanted to relive my youth. Sadly the outlaw/underdog feeling I had has long gone and I cant afford to drive it like I stole it anymore. 😁
    2 points
  25. Ive gone one like this, it looks kinda oem but when you jump in it hooks up to bluetooth and lets me use maps/handsfree etc which is nice and handy. I also set it to green to match the rest of the console. It also has a small ford logo along with the numbers on the screen so when its off it looks non digital. If i was to be picky the ford logo is slightly blurry, im pretty ocd and ive let it slide but if you want everything perfect it wouldnt do. Not sure if its just mine or. Also the photo resolution is horrible, its def not that bad Its not a cheap unit, although id imagine they wouldnt be that expensive to make but they are going for a niche market. Speakers wise i have some pods on my rear parcel shelf held in by the restraint holes/bolts. Tbh i didnt like them much but wasnt sure where else to put them and put a nice ford racing emblem on them and they are painted to match my car. ill get a photo next time im close to the car, i dont have any on hand I got it from, they are australian based which is nice https://www.retrosoundusa.com.au/index.php?l=search_list&s[title]=Y&s[short_desc]=Y&s[full_desc]=Y&s[sku]=Y&s[match]=all&s[cid]=0&s[search]=ford+escort
    2 points
  26. Seen a BOA in a Sapphire recently and it looked right at home.
    1 point
  27. Deffo an unusual colour choice for a mk1 Cortina but by God it suits it!
    1 point
  28. So i have done some work on the interieur , first the dashboard , i took of the fake leahter , the reason that it was on it , was becourse it was green when i bought it years ago with damage and it wasn`t looking right anmore it came loose so did i paint it and it`s looks better. And i did paint ohter pieces of the dash and steering wheel. Also i bought a original brown center coin tray and brown klok and i did paint hem black , but the chrome line was not so easy to do , it`s not super but for no i leave it like it is. But before i could install it i , the handbrakelever and cylinder did need go backward , so did drill new holes and weld the old holes shut. The next things to buy are new switch housings and kickpanels.
    1 point
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  30. I’ve changed full quarter lite units but not done the rubbers on their own, I’ll know once I’ve done them 😂 but will let you know.
    1 point
  31. Hello Colin I am, do you have the part number, or can I not go wrong?
    1 point
  32. Well an Orange Mk1 will win you every time Isn't that right Scott? @Vista
    1 point
  33. Looks good - but Jesus Christ state of that shop!!
    1 point
  34. I visited the body shop today, for a look to see how it's coming along.
    1 point
  35. Just purchased two tickets for Ford Fair on 8th Aug. £29 each. Hotel and table booked for food in Stratford Upon Avon on the 7th, so lazy drive in to Silverstone on the Sunday morning. Shelsley Walsh Auto Jumble on the drive up to Stratford on the Saturday morning. £7 entry on the gate or £9 early entry in advance. No one can say I don't know how to treat my Betty to a romantic weekend
    1 point
  36. Could be sensor or plug. Probably a pain to get at, so rather than just cleaning the plug, go for new sensor too. Alternatively, clear the fault and part ex it 😁
    1 point
  37. Helped My Son the other day Rescue (drag out) this Mk1 out of a hidden down hill drive way, the cars been grown in for 7 yrs!, I think the owners kids had been dancing on the roof!! it was the only part of the car you could really see at first viewing, anyway the owner cleared the hedges an undergrowth and We arrived mob handed, Transit van an trailer, Landy 90 with winches an set about dragging it out the garden, the tyres pumped up but wheels seized!, a few lump hammer whacks and we were rolling, 20 yd drag up hill with the winch then the Landy pulled it out on the road and We got it on the trailer, back to My Son's work yard We set about seeing if it would have any life?, batteyr on we had some ignition an lights but engine would not turn? seemed solid!!!!!, anyway it had oil and clean antifreeze in it so plugs out sprayed loads of anti sieze down the bores an decided time to wrap up, put tools away an I thought lets just try the key one more time? Hey up the bugger spun over an gave oil pressure!!!!, plugs back in but no fire, turned out the small carbon brush in the dizzy had fell out (prob why the car got parked up in first place?), repaired dizzy cleaned points, air filter off and spun engine again, with some brake cleaner the bugger only went an fired up, put some fuel in it unsiezed the accelarator pump on the carb and hey presto within 2 hrs of rescue it was now running and actually driving!!!!! pics an vids to follow, now the question is what route to take with the car?, I told my son i have a Mk3 cortina 2.0 pinto an box he can have so lets RWD it, He's thought about it but not sure He'll go for it?, we'll see later ay. He has since give the car a clean and looking like a bit of welding at battery tray next to turret and a foot patch on Passenger rear door sill, hardly any rust at all!!!!!
    1 point
  38. Friend of mine from the UK once said he was scared of spiders and snakes but the thing he was most afraid of was the wife ...
    1 point
  39. Stop winding the guy up lol...😂
    1 point
  40. I think you two should have swapped brackets would have worked out I reckon lol a compression strut kit is only £140
    1 point
  41. Avoid Rally design twin cam roll bars and there brackits at all costs , its over priced junk that doesn't fit . This is the mess i have got to put right after buying there crap.
    1 point
  42. Its so unfair we cant get Mk1 Fiesta's at all here while you guys grow good ones in hedges! I would leave it FWD personally. Make a very nice daily.
    1 point
  43. Hello All - Update on progress. I have found a flywheel from a 2.5 Mondeo (non ST) and it fits a treat. I can now align clutch operating arm by extending the pivot and I have a pilot/spigot bearing adaptor being made in a local machine shop. I am fitting the Jaguar starter ring to the ford flywheel to enable me to keep the original starter and not adjust the gearbox adaptor plate. All is looking good now. Whilst this has been going on I have finally finished the fuel tank modifications to take an internal Walboro pump. I have fitted extra baffles to create an internal anti-surge zone for the pump to sit in and closed up the original leaky large drain/access plate, replacing it with a simple drain plug. All of the access holes have been closed up aircraft fuel tank closing style (lots of work, but worth it in the long run). All this is much cheaper, and I believe more in keeping with what I want, than the external surge tank/pumps/piping that was the alternative. Fuel tank/pump installation pic attached. More news as and when it happens. Managed to get a 2.5 Mondeo, non-ST flywheel and
    1 point
  44. Quick Hello 👋 Mk3 Capri running have more plans for Turbo going in. Resto/rebuild parts scrape together on a 1962 classic capri thinking of Zetec carbs /throttle bodies Cheers all Shane.
    1 point
  45. They sell that here!
    1 point
  46. Yeah mine still works incredibly well believe it or not, hence why I would like to retain the function - knowing I've fitted something that prevents it working would annoy the hell out of me, enough to just keep using the Springalex wheel! Good cal on getting it scanned, I had no idea they were difficult to find.
    1 point
  47. At Last I am in the position of being able to build another Ford, I honestly thought I was going to be priced out of the market, I started looking for a LHD mk1 cortina, Most have a very dubious provenance can be given to most of them, BUT, just as an odd punt around was getting boring I found something that hit the right buttons, one of the 2 unicorns that have existed in 60s fords, one is/was a 2 door corsair, (had one) and then there is This......... its a bit crusty around the corners, not desperate, could do with sills, or at least a good patching, anybody else got a 109e/116e on here? I do need spares........ and a ST170
    1 point
  48. Not at the moment, just trying to get the bits together to Zetec it.
    1 point
  49. With regards to the stereo units themselves its seems if you want a green display to match the instrument illumination you have to go for the model 2 as the model one just has a basic blue illumination whereas the model 2 has thousands of different ones you can select even several shades of green.
    1 point
  50. Someone I know had taken his atmo powered mk2 to hallscorts for a full suspension upgrade, once he has it back if I lije it I will send my car there for the same treatment
    1 point
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