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Hi all,

I am building my Mk1 Escort and was wandering if I can do some CHEAP upgrades to the original English axle, its an 1100 just thought cheaper to do a few upgrades than buy a new one. Will be running a pinto with around 160 bhp.

Any thoughts?

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Panhard rod.

New bushes.

Tramp bars

And new shox.

You running 160hp through an 1100 diff?

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You can do a few mods, anti tramp bars/ panhard rod/ spring bushes ( poly ) and the expensive bit a limited. If you go for a limited would suggest an ATB for road, fit and forget.

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Thanks guys, what the half shafts and the prop shaft flange are they a week point?   

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On ‎16‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 20:30, Rich T said:

Panhard rod.

New bushes.

Tramp bars

And new shox.

You running 160hp through an 1100 diff?

Going to change diff for LSD, wife permitting :) 

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With an ATB diff, you won't be over stressing your half shafts with a mild engine. 

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If you go dumping the clutch at every set of lights, you will have problems. Apart from that all should be ok

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22 hours ago, colr6 said:

If you go dumping the clutch at every set of lights, you will have problems. Apart from that all should be ok

THANKS.

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No one seems to have mentioned that the ratio of an 1100 diff probably wont be suitable for a lively 160bhp engine. Its probably something like a 4.1. If you going to all the trouble to put a LSD or ATB in it then you may wish to consider changing the ratio at the same time.

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As per the escort rally prep book my english has a piece of 3/4in cds tube welded from the  spring hanger under the diff bowl to the outher side spring hanger.  Carnt hurt it !!!

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57 minutes ago, X flow Eddie said:

As per the escort rally prep book my english has a piece of 3/4in cds tube welded from the  spring hanger under the diff bowl to the outher side spring hanger.  Carnt hurt it !!!

Any pix?

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15 hours ago, colr6 said:

 

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Whilst bearing in mind this mod was specifically for Rally cars - jumping, yumping Rally Cars! Never seen it done like this on a road or track focused car - no point as for 99.99% of the time it does nothing!

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17 minutes ago, katana said:

Whilst bearing in mind this mod was specifically for Rally cars - jumping, yumping Rally Cars! Never seen it done like this on a road or track focused car - no point as for 99.99% of the time it does nothing!

Agreed, it clearly states that in the lower paragraph.

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Depends what you want to do with your escort !!!! In my eyes it carnt hurt it by fitting it and being on the safe side. I only did that mod to mine as i had the axle off at the time on the bench at work and thought why not.

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