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Hello Gents , and ladies, 

Im Shaun from Durban down in South Africa,

Always have been into small old fords since lightie days. 

Currently have a 27yr old Saffie 2.0 Gli , thats been in the family for 18 years,

And bought a minter 4door escort few years ago.

Huge , huge fan of Harris performance engines, and well any old  ford engine handing outing  lessons to the younger generation

 

Cool,

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Thank you, 

Please note Im not a fan of big wheels on small escorts, just tried on a new look. 

The escort came with all its original trim , ie the color coded hubcaps and 13" biscuit tyres, 

Managed to source 175/50s whilst adding a modern flair to an old wheel 

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Thank you, 

Please note Im not a fan of big wheels on small escorts, just tried on a new look. 

The escort came with all its original trim , ie the color coded hubcaps and 13" biscuit tyres,

 

Not a fan of the big wheels myself but wasnt going to say when you only just joined! LOL

 

I think the original chrome hubcaps on 13in steels that are a bit wider than were on originally would look pretty classic with that nice colour and chrome bumpers it has on it.

 

You mentioned colour coded hubcaps? Any images?

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Shaun, you may want to put your two penneths worth into the discussion in the chit chat forum on your thoughts of the likes of us pulling cars out the country. A view from one of the other countries where cars are exported from to the uk could be interesting.

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Welcome to OSF, :thumbsup:

Nice looking Escort. Surprised you guys have many ofvthem.left at the rate they're getting shipped back over here!

All the best ones have been handpicked

Welcome pal and nice cars

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Thank you for the welcome Gents, 

Ive seen many many cars disappearing here, cars being sold to family who then have been a stack load of money to sell and they gone.! 

But honestly, there is some reall beauties still tucked away in the Midlands of South Africa, 

I hunted for like 2 years and a close friend spotted this one the rural areas , like 800kms from the sea. 

The car has all original body panels and paint and engine,  but the someone converted it to a manual gearbox and made a hash of it. 

My plan first to gut it and go for a sport look , but its grown on me and it will be kept all original on looks, Mods will be under the skin . 

Hard to belive a 38 year old paint job still intact mind the stone chips. Ofcourse I have no plans on repainting either , as its only original once 

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I like to hear the story about the exhaust manifold, as Rally Pack said, "impressive", but why? The hub caps look like standard late model Mk 1 Escort that have been colour coded, (similar to Mk1 Granadas?) I love a dog dish hub cap.

Is the white vinyl roof a Ford fit, it suits the pale blue.

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The headers  were locally made up back in the day by a local company called Brospeed. I heard that these were used on the formula ford open wheeled cars. 

Notthing impressive really, but similar spec to the what HPE or other tuning guys would use.

I dont have the head to match the headers just  yet. and its begining to burn my starter wires too. But its Work in progress

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Fast Forward to April 2020, Not much progress on the car, 

Its still garage bound. 

Interior has been stripped down to clean up the floor pans. 

 

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Welcome Shaun. Missed this back in 2017!! Nice "factory" looking more-door you got there. Look good with a set of Lotus steels and try the hub caps on them.
Love the exhaust manifold too....

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Thank you, Was hoping to get things going with the car, however life's priorities do take over. 

At least for now its dry stored in the garage, 

 

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