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  1. 7 points
    Slow progress but getting there next job is the wiring i got the original loom stripped and checked repaired where needed by Martin in wales who owns the Escort Agency his knowledge and advice is fantastic i highly rate them. Loads more to follow as it looks like theres time on all our hands for a while now.
  2. 3 points
    This came up and thought you might like it @PeteRS8084 think this was silverstone a few years back
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    How is it when you get any spare time it’s always consumed by power wash the bloody drive !! Got my patio done lol. Seeing as we can’t get any builders, started building my own garage Yes another one. Got the trowel out and some lines crack on. Been looking through some old paperwork and found an old pic. What do you do with 16 sport back in the days of normality 🤭 Oh yes knock the windows out and strip the interior, drop a 1700 twin cam in it and blast it round a field...lol
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    I got cut up by a taxi driver last week. I was walking through town today and I recognised him at the back of the queue at the taxi rank. I got in the first taxi in the queue and said "How much to the station ?" "£5" said the driver. "And how much for a blow job ?" I asked him. "That's disgusting" he said "Get out of my cab" I got in the second taxi and said "How much to the station ?". "£5" said the driver. "And how much for a blow job ?" I asked him. "I'm not having any of that" he said "Get out of my cab" I worked my way down the line, getting thrown out of each taxi in turn, until I came to my target at the back of the queue. "How much to the station ?". "£5" said the driver. "Ok" I said "Let's go" As we pulled out and overtook the other taxis I wound the window down and gave all the other drivers a thumbs up with a big grin on my face!!
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    Hi all, i know I said Christmas for being on the road, looks like it will be next Christmas...... all body work done, everything sealed in epoxy, now to the filler work. Should be ready for paint in a couple of weeks........ bloody lock down, no work, no money coming in. properly pissed off and stressed ( just like everyone else, all over ) heres a couple of the latest photos....
  6. 3 points
    Aw Bless! They're wearing their best LGBT jumpers.
  7. 3 points
    Ignoring lockdowns and social distancing rules some friends still popping over for a free feed.
  8. 2 points
    I’ve managed to paint the whole of the workshop floor, well one workshop anyway!
  9. 2 points
    Found a couple more pics yesterday this is the mk1 Escort we rallied
  10. 2 points
    I've just sprayed all my blocks with Sodium hypochlorite, the green just disappeared, sorted all the algae on my garage rendering instantly too. (Still needed to brush out the moss in the block gaps with my cheap Aldi special brush.)
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    On the new Top Gear note, you know I quite like it and the three show hosts. They have the traditional bloke banter but they don't get as malicious as the originals with a bit more respect between them and helping each other when needed. I used to hate Richard Hammond constantly ramming his door open into the side of the others cars whenever he pulled up and got out of his own car. It always seemed a bit petty. The new guys have their jibes but its never taken to extremes. So Im definitely liking this latest incarnation. The grand tour is dead. With only 2 episodes this season and the first didn't even have cars in it and no more car audience discussions, Amazon tweaked the winning formula they paid top dollar for into oblivion.
  13. 2 points
    I’ll find some more pics heres a taster lol
  14. 2 points
    Not the best pics but here goes put the tool through the pin, there maybe some persuasion needed Pin removed and you can see the wear Actually a simple job with the right tool, best £35 I’ve spent rather than messing around for hours
  15. 1 point
    I need to instal a shower, get the washing machine fitted first lol
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    Have we not seen that one before ? Surely you would remember such atrocities though 😂
  18. 1 point
    Wasn't green on mine, just dirt I think. The hands and knees phase with a scraper in the joints is back breaking but I have one of this rotary pressure washer attachments and combined with some stone cleaner and sealer, it works wonders as a second stage. After Before / During
  19. 1 point
    I still have my factory open as we have been designated key suppliers, manufacturing main frame computer cabinets, needed around the world their use has been diverted for new build hospitals and and resurch centres, we also supply the worlds railways with vairous hardware that fixes the signaling frames in-track, supplied to vairous locations in Europe, the States and Australia, we are observing the 2 metre rule and staggering tea breaks and start/stop times, hand wash reminders and anti bac gel, not good but hopefully it will not be for too many months......
  20. 1 point
    I wanted to put in something that was period with a twist, so I am putting a bored out crossflow with a belt driven turbo. The guy that rebuilt my escort engine last year had been building a historic racing engine so had a steel forged crank with conrods and pistons already in his workshop as whoever ordered it dropped out so he offered it to me. The turbo is a Rotrex from a company called TTS performance. I want to run it on throttle bodies which I am undecided on what ones, but realistically I won't be needing these for some time yet. I then need to sort out the mapping system as well so nowhere near finished yet.
  21. 1 point
    Looks like a Baby Ewok getting finger blasted on Endor by a a Jedi who appears to be a bit of a wrong un to me.
  22. 1 point
    It must be bad, even the distastefully modified get through the net.....lol
  23. 1 point
    That sits well if carrying 5L of iron block - I even like the colour!
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    It would be no good around here, I wouldn't like to pick cow shit out of a speaker.
  26. 1 point
    Just how he makes that is incredible.
  27. 1 point
    You’ve probably seen the pure silver mk2 Escort with the diamond headlights model? He’s building a mk1 Escort now
  28. 1 point
    That's awesome thanks. Love a new vid especially when im stranded at home. Nice workshop. Has owed over 50 Escorts and can remember rally car number plates but doesnt know the codes to tell what the shell was? Yeah right! LOL I did toy with the simple hubcap look for my Twincam except being bright orange it kind of takes away that understated Q car type look that they often try to achieve with white ones.
  29. 1 point
    @Rally Pack 2000 Nice wheels on the last Escort they look at here:
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    The only way to pull off a lockdown afternoon 'quickie' with their 8-year old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a Mars Bar and tell him to report on all the street activities. He began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation: 'There's a car being towed from the car park,' he shouted. 'An ambulance just drove by!' 'Looks like the Andersons have company,' he called out. 'Matt's out on his bike and his mum is telling him off' 'Looks as if the Sanders are going into full isolation!' 'Jason has had his skate board taken off him After a few moments he announced, 'The Coopers are having sex!!' Startled, his mum and dad shot up in bed! Dad cautiously called out, 'How do you know they're having sex?' 'Jimmy Cooper is standing on his balcony with a Mars Bar'. 😷
  32. 1 point
    I'd best get my tin hat on again!
  33. 1 point
    I sorry I don't speak Welsh 😄, but it looked fairly scary.
  34. 1 point
    Good point, need to check the toe in too.
  35. 1 point
    My previous next door neighbour used to chuck out slices of bread in his garden. I was throwing small bits into the hedge at the bottom of mine, and he was a townie, I had blue tits in my garden and he had an enraged tit chasing crows in his.
  36. 1 point
    I'd love to have colourful birds like that in my Garden instead of giant white/grey squawking shitehawks swooping down and clearing all the bread on the bird table!
  37. 1 point
    The list is reasonably long, although a lot can be restored. Body will require full floor, lower bulkhead, chassis rails, n/ s A post, front inner wings, o/s/ rear quarter, rear panel A lot of the stuff I have due to cutting a knackered sport up I had which was bought last year. Cut up a sport you say, it was so badly repaired in its life and I couldn’t get the correct paperwork for it from an importer who will remain nameless but if I come across him a rather large bat will wrapped round his skull. This will be put on the back burner for now till I can borrow a jig to build it on.
  38. 1 point
    What was left col? You never let us know or is it that bad lol
  39. 1 point
    It seems a very long time ago that I first drove down to view this car for it to only now be coming home, but that's because it was at my good friends Steve Walford Motorsports until now. Now that the major bits of work that Steve is helping with are done, it is time for the 100e Prefect to come home and for me to get started on fitting all the parts I have been gathering for it. In this video I set about tackling the boot lid fitment, which doesn't sound like it should be that difficult, but it was far more complicated then it should have been. Also get one of the kirkey seats fitted so can start working out where everything else is going to live!
  40. 1 point
    Topical. Not mine, saw it online. EMPLOYEE NOTICE Due to the current financial situation caused by the Corona Virus and slowdown in the economy, the Government has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early, mandatory retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment. This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early). Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to the Government to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination). Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers). A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as the Government deems appropriate. Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance). Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by the Government. Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. The Government has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens. Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring this to the attention of your TD, who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle. Sincerely, The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.) PS - Due to Corona Virus, recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, The Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.
  41. 1 point
    Keep one at least, lots of us have been there! I remember! Sell that car it’s pointless you keeping it! I don’t like it, it will be no good for the kids! 😂 wish id kept the mk1 cortina, the sierra 3 door cosworths the blah blah blah 😂
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    Not much done, but 1.6 block is painted satin black, gaskets ordered, new water pump and cambelt alloy sump, bellhousing, inlet manifold,alt mount, engine mounts etc going for vapour blasting tomorrow so back to original finish! Some of the bits the guy has done before for us vw inlet manifold and cosworth head and manifolds
  44. 1 point
    Normally a black plastic affair with gasket both sides
  45. 1 point
    Been looking at my Auto Enrollment Government/Workplace Pension and my pot has dropped by £20k due to the markets also dropping because of all this C19 mallarky and the oil prices. Just made a change to my monthly contribution, which was 6% and have now dropped it to 3% this morning for the time being. I have now set the monetary difference to my mortgage account as an overpayment. Although I don't see a physical return on my money by doing this, I'm hoping my money is better placed here for the time being.
  46. 1 point
    It’s a proper thick gasket about 8mm thick.
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  48. 1 point
    Is it Australian?😂😂
  49. 1 point
    Yeh, totally ruins the look imo.
  50. 1 point
    Something a bit different.
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