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I bought my escort as a barn find. It was in a small village outside Zagreb. The car was from Germany and already had a pinto installed. The wiring was terrible, it had twin side pipe exhausts and jacked up rear suspension. But it was a rock solid 2 door with decent paint. Over the last 5 years I have been in Kuwait working and finishing the car has been impossible. I have all the parts to build it. The car originally cost me 1000 pounds but my spread sheet now reads 17k and its still not on the road. Madness. 

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I take it by things like your cam and inlet manifold choice this car is for track ??

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Ok as far as you tube goes. Hmm. I doubt it. It's never done 10 meters on the road as you see it. Unless someone else done it without my knowledge. 

So what's my plan? Hill climb. Always loved hill climbs. My late dad hill climbed beside Jackie Stewart on the old rest and be thankfull road on the west of Scotland. I used to go to the Doune hill climbs near Stirling. And there is a climb event in Croatia. I have a 2.1 bottom end with Mahl forged pistons. Standard crank. Lightened fly wheel. Fully ported head with big valves. Skimmed for extra CR. The Newman cam is not the fastest bit will suffice. Kent valve springs. Twin 45s and a full Simpson race exhaust. Should be Interesting. I still need an english/atlas rear and and slipper. It's now got a full original recaro interior. Albeit fishnets and not roller tops. Oh and a hole lot more parts. Should be fun.

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Very nice (as commented elsewhere).

I love that exhaust - does it manage to achieve equal length primaries? Bit surprised you didn't go 4:1 if you're intending to hill climb, but that's a seriously nice piece of pipework.

Also, I think you said elsewhere you were looking for a Capri 2.8 diff. Won't that be too long for hill climbing / track work? I had a kit car running 2.0 pinto with ~140 hp (can't remember the 'box type - poss Sierra 5-spd). I ran a 3.09 diff at the start of the season and changed immediately after the first race, as I was getting destroyed on the straights. It had a theoretical top speed of something like 130 mph, but I wasn't getting out of 3rd on the Revett Straight at (the old) Snetterton! So, I changed to a 4.11, which was much better.

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I am looking for a 2.8 axle. The 2.8s came with a LSD. I will off course change the gearing. I have 2 spare t9 gearboxes for the car. Its a wee bit of trial and error to be honest. And i just want to have fun. At 52 years old and having never hill climed i seriously dint see myself as being competative. But i will try to have fun with the car. As for having the right cam. i will wait and see. The exhaust is a simpson race system. You should be able to find on line. 

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I am of a similar vintage and, absolutely, the idea is to have fun! Let's face it, we're not going to be forcing Lewis Hamilton out of a job! Although, I do find that the fun increases with competitiveness... I always say to myself, "It's just fun. Enjoy it." Then, I close my visor and find that it is red-tinted.......!!!

Anyway, I was only trying to be helpful... 😀

Enjoy

 

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Ha ha ha. I know the feeling. I have a few classic cars and compete in local classic rallies. Part of it is an individual time trial. I sit and tell myself to take it easy. Excelerate gently. Balance the car. 3....2...1... ahhhhh banzi. Ha ha. Yep i know the feeling

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