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  1. I need to replace the steering rack bush for my '69 escort mk1 but the type of rack I have seems incompatible with the plastic bushes I found like the one below: My mechanic told me that the bush on my rack is most likely metal and also has rivet/s. When I researched it seems that there were two types of racks: TRW and Burman (which looks like the one I have). Any ideas where I can get one? I checked Ebay and Burton already but I only managed to find the ones above. Thanks
  2. Some more progress made to the shell...at least it looks more like a car now [emoji3] Front inner wing was replaced, original strut turret welded using original spot weld locations, primed and sealed. New front panel welded into place as well. The new floor pans, inner and outer A-post and sills and fabricated lower bulkead have been finished off as well. Also managed to get some NOS door skins. I don't know if they're genuine Ford but have nice bold swage lines and measured up nicely. Next step is the the passenger rear wing. Had a shunt in the past and the inner arch was not repaired properly resulting in the wing sticking out by a couple of inches. So the wing will have to come out, inner arch replaced and then put back in place. Good luck to me [emoji23] Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
  3. Hi all I was wondering if there's anyone who supplies escort mk2 door skins other than Magnum? Whilst their body panels are usually top notch, I've been having issues with the door skins. Magnum gets these from Klokkerholm and the swage lines don't seem to line up properly. I 've been told they're working on new tooling but wasn't given a definitive date :/
  4. Just realised the last time I updated the thread was more than a year ago...and unfortunately the escort is still a long way to go. Anyways, here is the progress so far: After the driver's side was completed, it was time to turn to the passenger's side which wasn't any better. It had new floors, cross member, inner and outer a-pillars, inner and outer sills, fabricated much of the bulkhead. As for the front end, the inner wing had suffered from some crash damage at some point so it was best to replace completely . So far, the inner wing was removed and repairs to the chassis were made. The upper bulkhead also had all the rust cut out. On a positive note, I was in contact with Magnum who very kindly checked the measurements of the original door skins against theirs. They also said that they now have new pressings so they should be even better Engine wise, the bottom end was put together and a gt cylinder head should be on its way. As for the choice of colour, I'm now more for a factory silver metallic on gold compo turbos as opposed to the cosmos/miami blue I was thinking of before. What do you think?
  5. Thanks! Don't have any at the moment but I'll keep trying. Bought from them quite a few times...top stuff and always ready to help.
  6. Hi guys I'm looking for the centre lower bulkhead panel as pictured for my mk2 escort project. Do you know anyone that can supply just that part (rather than the full lower bulkhead) or anyone has a good one cut from shell? Thanks Stefano
  7. Some more work done on the shell...ready to start on the other side now. Not quite happy with the fit of the door skin though...distance between top edge and lower edge has some 4mm variance and middle edges are wider at the front than at the back. FYI door skin is from a Danish company called klokkerholm and will end up in the bin. Any ideas from where I can buy good door skins? Magnum?
  8. Went to the engineer this week. Engine block's ready from a +0.90 bore no surprises this time [emoji2] The crank has been lightened and balanced as well. Hopefully the engine will be put together shortly as I have most parts in hand. Spec will be as follows: +0.90 with 1.3 pistons, l&b bottom end, Kent A2 cam, ported and polished head gt spec, twin 40 dcoe on short inlet, 4-2-1 Ashley exhaust manifold. This morning I also bought the wheels off this mk2...compomotive turbos [emoji4] [emoji4] [emoji4]
  9. Cheers, this has now been available on the DMB website @ £1.99
  10. Some more progress on the shell. Many repair sections had to be fabricated by the restorer from scratch. Another 711m block and crank are at the engineer...fingers crossed there wouldn't be any surprises this time. On a separate note, the weather is still very nice over here so I can enjoy my other fords [emoji3]
  11. Do you know where can I find the blue '1300 HC' decal that goes on the rocker cover of the x/flow? Tried classic repro but they don't have it...
  12. Inner posts fabricated from scratch
  13. Cheers for the comments More progress on the shell...sills, door skins, A-posts On a negative note, the block went pop while reboring the 2nd cylinder [emoji26] So the hunt for a 711m 1.6 starts again. Still undecided on the wheels although still plenty of time to think about that [emoji1] . Want to stand out a bit from the usual minilites, rs 4 spoke and revos. Really like compomotive turbos but they're rare and bloody expensive. Any suggestions?
  14. Chassis repairs done, inner sills fabricated 4231.jpg]
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