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  1. I don't suppose this will help at all as it's not the same car. But KGF currently have this mk1 listed with what appears to be the exact same setup. "Weber 44IDF carburettors and RS special oval air box".
  2. Hi all, Just seeing if anyone can help me. I have front coil-overs fitted to my Escort, I was told the car has gaz shocks all round and I assume this refers to to only the front inserts. I wondered if anyone recognises the struts as either an off the shelf part, or modified parts. The welding makes me think modified, but I'm not 100% sure. Thanks Dan
  3. I didn't even notice the copper pins til you pointed them out. Nice spot! I did consider putting a bid in, just because at the time it was newly listed and still quite cheap, only up to £15 I think. Maybe I can find the Ebay seller in my search history if you wanted to drop them a message? I have been in this game no where near as long, been reading up for a few years and browsing for a few more, only managed to pulled the trigger earlier this year. I like to think I know a good amount of it, though in reality I think I haven't even scratched the surface 😂.
  4. This was the only other image. It was on Ebay last night, went to take another look this morning and looks like the seller has pulled the ad down for whatever reason, can no longer find it on my watched items. It definitely looks like it should fit an Escort, but never seen one in any Escort. Definitely seems like you could be on to something with it being Australian or German. I think the part number on it is 908 820-00. Though that turns out nothing for me in Google. I was just searching random parts on Ebay, saw that picture and thought of this thread. Every now and again I stumble on something I've never seen before!
  5. I've seen this advertised as an Early type MK1 Escort stalk. I can't say I recognise it. It definitely says Ford on it, and I think I see a Hella logo too. Anyone able to shed any light?
  6. I would say the print you have pictured is a very reasonable starting point. Maybe the layer height used for printing was a little high, for very fine prints I use 0.06 to 0.1mm layers, which gives higher quality results, but the trade off is that more time and material is consumed. The structure is complex, but that shouldn't adversely affect the quality too much. And my printer is on the lower end of the market, I've just had it long enough I know how to maximise it's potential. I have seen a very good method for smoothing 3D prints where you take the printed product and expose it to acetone fumes for about 30 seconds. This only works with ABS, as the plastic is very soluble in acetone. It basically melts/softens the outer layer, resulting in a much smoother finish. I have never tried it, but from what I've seen it works. This video explains it very well. Maybe if the vent could be sanded, and then smoothed with acetone (if it's ABS) you would have something getting close to a factory look.
  7. Yes 3D prints can be sanded pretty well, PLA at least any way, ABS is a touch more difficult. The ash tray holder in my MK1 Escort had all of its corners chipped off. You can get re-productions for about £30 on Ebay, which seemed a little steep to me, and I hate the little metal clip that holds it into place. I designed and printed a new unit that kind of self clamps itself to the centre console without added hardware. Sanded it and spray painted it satin black and honestly you wouldn't know the difference. I haven't got any pictures on the PC however. I have also printed some custom GT style centre caps, which I do have pictures of. I didn't do them to as high of a standard because they are on the wheel and will be getting hit by chippings and debris from the road, but are still pretty effective. On this note, if anyone can think of any hard to find parts, like the air vent above, that would benefit from being reproduced, I'm always keen to take on a new challenge!
  8. Hi all, I’m looking into waterless coolant for my 1300GT engine, and figured when I drained the system I may as well swap the radiator out for something a little more effective. It’s still running the standard rad which has seen better days, and the engine is lightly tuned so it runs a little hotter than standard. Can anyone recommend me a good replacement? There seems to be a lot of choice out there and not sure what’s good and what’s not. Thanks Dan
  9. Definitely leaning towards decambering rather than blocks, just seems unsafe stacking things that high. Also I'd just like to mention that it's not the ton of breeze blocks in the boot look I'm after. It's a more factory look if anything. Looking at this image below from fords marketing material, albeit it's a 4 door, but the body seems to sit level to the wheels, the rear tyres are tucked in, and there is good clearance round the front arches. Compared to this image of my car, there may be a slight perspective difference, but that should be negligible. The wheels sit in the green plane, whereas the body sits on the slightly forward tilted red plane. Giving it what I am calling the dog with it's arse in the air look. The whole rear wall is exposed to almost the same extent as the front. The hope is that dropping the rear an inch will even things out a little.
  10. Right I've had a look. As notenoughtime suspected they are 1.5inch spacers and not 2. Though I would say the rear needs to sit down at least another inch from where it is. So how much is too much when it comes to lowering blocks? I would say 2.5 to 3 inches would be the sweet spot, but to achieve this I think I would need to stack a 1 or 1.5 inch block under the current blocks. Is this even safe? Maybe this will be too much leverage on the springs? Or alternatively I could get the springs decambered an inch or two. Which would be the most correct way to do this?
  11. Thanks for the welcome! Yeah sure. So it's a 1300GT, built in 1972. Pretty standard car all round to be honest. Interior was a little shabby but I've redone most of that now. The real gem on the inside were the seats, a pair of mk2 fishnet recaros. Definitely not a standard feature, so it's not for the purist, but almost mint condition and incredibly comfortable. The history of the car is a bit of an unknown. I bought it from a garage, and because of GDPR legislation they are no longer allowed to disclose previous owners. I even contacted the DVLA and they won't give me anything either. Although I am very keen to find out where it has been in it's life time, so I may be asking round at some point whether anyone here may have owned it in the past!
  12. Yeah I'm definitely thinking the car leans forward a little too much. Maybe a pair of decambered springs may be the solution? I think the previous owner lowered the front by two inches, then put two inch blocks on the back, but as Vista said also installed single leaf springs at the same time, which raised the car back up again. I like the way the car handles, but I can't help thinking it could sit/look just a little nicer if it was a little lower on the rear. Or maybe even a little higher on the front would do it?
  13. Hi all, Just trying to figure out the ride heights on my Escort. I believe the car is sitting a little high on the rear. The gap between the arches and the tyre is pretty much the same on the front and back of the car, which I think is possibly incorrect. My dad however insists that this is the correct height, and nothing should be done to change it. Most images I see of the MK1 seem to have the rear wheels much more tucked in to the arch in comparison to the front, whereas mine seems to to sit even front and rear. Can anyone weigh in and help settle this dispute? I know it's probably just down to preference, but generally is there any rough guide to go by? Compared to something like this which seems to have a tucked in aesthetic on the rear tyres Thanks Dan
  14. Hi all, Bought my MK1 Escort back in January this year. Absolutely love every moment of it. Have it out and about pretty much whenever the sun is shining! The second pic is when I first bought the car. Done a lot of small tidying up jobs since then to bring it up to a standard I'm happy with. FIrst pic is of the car a few days ago after a detailing session. And the third is the interior, this is where I have done most of the work to get it looking fresh .
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