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Vaud Escort 4 door mk2

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All coming together now, just need some pipes with a reducer for the heater, and will be contacting SBD in regards to the screw inpipe attachment for the inlet manifold,

still looking for the top shroud, had my time wasted by the usuals, so my search continues. Moved the radiator up an inch, and now need to buy some flexi hose for the tight angle from the rad to the front of the engine water pipe, and also going to look for some 2.5 inch exhaust pipe to finish off (plus the over the axle section and a couple of 45 and 90's) Then off the Chris Isaacs for the Microsquirt to be sorted, and then it's nearly time.......

 

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Id check the lining up of the manifold to head if I were you, if it's anything like mine you break your neck on the lumps and mismatch. Even the carb holes were not even lined up.

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Indeed, i intend on taking my time with this section, learnt my lesson over the years from *ankers who sell broken engines, to *ankers who fail to do the work properly to total *ankers who do both!

just pleased it's taken just a year to get this  sorted, and i won't be doing this mod ever again! but, at least i can do the 'done thing' and give advice about how not to do it and who not to rely on!

will update in a week or 2, thanks again.

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so wrapping sorted, couldn't get the stuff all the way down the manifold as it's pretty close, so as long as the wiring is covered, i am happy, linkage a tb's back on, all water pipes sorted, alternator in place, guessing at another 2 weeks before pipecraft, then to see the ecu guy!

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not pipe craft in orion court in cranes farm road by any chance

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he done a couple of tail pipes for me, expensive and absolute junk, and I ended up throwing them in the bin, couldn't even get £1 on flea bay and for mk1 escort

however I have seen his work on American cars and seemed ok

but the master hot rod builder I know, wont touch him with a barge pole

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Found some 205 60 13's, easier than locating some banded steels!

seatbelts are in, drivers door changed (previous one rotten), fuel pump all good, engine still turns over! lights still work! just the rocker cover to paint, bonnet, and scotch the body, then laquer it! then finish interior, then ecu rolling tune up, mot, and then time to look for insurance!

should def' have a couple of months worth of fun n' shows out of it this year?

 

before i forget, i need the see thru plastic fuse cover that has the cut out section, anyone help?

 

 

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No more bodywork! just number plate lights, bumpers and indicators to fit!

am i right in thinking all mk2's had the plastic roof gutter trim?

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Home at last! being booked in for the exhaust later this week, looking forward to finally driving with a smile on my face (unless i am parked in a lay-by with the RAC in my rear view!) Got a fantastic quote insurance wise, limited to 5k miles, but everything declared, even down to the bonnet and tyre size!

just waiting on the rear seats to be returned from being re-covered, and have to sort the carpet out due to a much bigger tunnel!

 

still unsure of the door cards and the colour 'contrast', but if i get sick of it, i will re-arrange it.

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junked the microsquirt, visited SBD motorsport, moved the throttle linkage, changed the thermostat sender unit, bled the system, hit the fuel pump with a spanner, fired it up, it rattled a bit, then the oil started to do it's job and it finally runs! just need to make a few minor changes and then there is no excuse for it not to be on the road by the end of February. Best £1500 that ever left my bank account!

 

Big Thanks to Steve of SBD.

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