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  1. I've picked up some properly banded 7x13 Lotus steels that I'm dead set on fitting to my mk1 Escort. The issue I have is that the Hi-Spec 4 pot callipers I have on the front foul on the backs of the front wheels where the curved edge of the face meets the rim. (they were fine with the Superlites that are currently on the car) Although the callipers are new I'm seriously considering changing them so does anyone have any experience in fitting this type of wheel with alternative 4 pots that might have a slimmer design or, is there a decent 2 pot alternative I could go back to. The car h
  2. I put some 'before' photos up on here as a new member and at the time couple of you asked for pictures of my car once the work was underway/done When I started I had no idea what I was going to do with it but a Silver Top Zetec and Type 9 with some of the RWD parts included along with a set of 45s and the promise that the engine was good which sort of made my mind up for me. The installation has been done really neatly by Tickover and, after I put the car in to have a pair of Mexico wings fitted, one think led to another and a full restoration and bare metal repaint of the 'rust free
  3. You're right, that interior needed to go, as did most of the electrics which have now also extensively been replaced. The JBW steels I had have been replaced by my old Capri wheels and a new set of Yokohamas, the suspension now has lowered uprated springs, adjustable shocks. Polybushing all round, Hi-Spec 4 pot calipers and refurbed rear drums have also been added Unfortunately when stoneguarding and painting underneath I realised there was rust in the chassis legs (but nowhere else) so I'm having this done and adding a set of Mexico wings at the same time. I've put a wanted ad
  4. I'm after something better than the standard and very tired 1300GT Crossflow that currently sits in my mk1 Escort. I was going to go for a Zetec conversion but funds are limited so ideally I'm after one that's maybe been previously fitted to a similar car that 'will drop straight in' or alternatively a tuned Crossflow to retain a degree of originality. Not really after a Pinto as it sort falls between the two options but I could be tempted by the right one. If any of these come with ancilliaries and a Type 9 on the back then even better. Please don't all rush at once!
  5. You're totally right, bits of trim, switches etc are all rare and 5x dearer than for later cars. Oh well, live and learn!
  6. So, this is what I bought. Unseen off ebay. It's totally rust free, just about runs and doesn't have a piece of rubber on it that's not perished. I'm looking at keeping it period really which is why I'm not too keen on a Pinto, I did think about a Zetec (with a nice retro cam cover) but that misses the point too so having just got the standard and slightly tired 1300GT lump that's in it running as well as I can, I'm on the hunt for that screaming over-bored 1600 on 40s I've now decided I want. I'm not particularly practical or blessed with available time so first off is a trip to Tickover
  7. So after selling my 1980 Mk3 3.0s and replacing it with a 1970 Plymouth, this has now made way for a 1968 Mk1 Escort 1300 (SA import) which was bought on a bit of a whim and, other than being 99% rust free, needs everything. I know nothing other than I wanted it so, any suggestions on which way to go and offers of bargain basement parts will be much appreciated. All I know is that I don't want anything that isn't Ford in it and I don't really want a Pinto...
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