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1 hour ago, RWL81P said:

more power than 270? is it turbod?

Yeh it is turbo'd.  278bhp was best we saw, but we had issues getting the power down on the dyno, so it is likely more than that.

Oh and that was on the "low boost" setting 🤣

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47 minutes ago, theduck said:

Yeh it is turbo'd.  278bhp was best we saw, but we had issues getting the power down on the dyno, so it is likely more than that.

Oh and that was on the "low boost" setting 🤣

not a bad figure figure for an 8v pinto, although much easier and cheaper to gain power with a turbo attached. to get anything over 200 from a n/a pinto your into at least 5 grand to do it properly.  

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3 minutes ago, RWL81P said:

not a bad figure figure for an 8v pinto, although much easier and cheaper to gain power with a turbo attached. to get anything over 200 from a n/a pinto your into at least 5 grand to do it properly.  

Yep, exactly why I went that route.  It's also a bit different, and I like that.  Can't wait to see what it is like in my 100e.

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33 minutes ago, theduck said:

Yep, exactly why I went that route.  It's also a bit different, and I like that.  Can't wait to see what it is like in my 100e.

im sure it will be rapid!

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 I am very happy with my 1500 pre crossflow kicking out at a guess just over 100 bhp,  the reason for removing the original 1200 was it needed every gasket and oil seal replacing and struggling to keep up with modern traffic so I built a direct replacement.

I was in two minds to keep the original engine that had only covered 26,000 miles but after I fitted the 1500 I knew deep down what ever happens it will never be going back in the car so I sold it.

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My Mk2 was 1800 quid when I bought it 20 years ago and all my mates wondered why I wanted it as everyone was buying cossies etc. I started modding from the get go. I like the rally look but like period mods so that's how I have tried to keep it, the N/A yb is only a cylinder head and pistons from a pinto and a Warrior is a pipe dream. One day if I get the urge it will go back to the the RS Custom it started life as but at the moment the laughs I have with over 220 bhp standard is not going to happen 

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In my personal opinion most people that buy mk1 or 2 escorts are buying them because of their handling, performance and laddish image,and therefore will ultimately be seeking as much handling and performance from it as their wallet (or wife!) will allow.There will always be purists who will want it standard and there is nothing wrong with that (i have two standard morris minors,haters gonna hate lol) but lets face facts an rs2000 was a fast performance saloon for the masses in its day but in this day and age if one raced my 60year old wife in her diesel grand(ma) c max away from the lights its gonna get its doors blown off! there will always be a place for modified old fords. 

Oh and to explain my opinion on them having a "laddish" image from my experience when driving  a morris minor it makes older people and young kids smile,but if i am in the Escort  i am instantly transformed into a geezer,with teenagers shouting their approval(and often shouts of rubber! or burnout!) and knowing nods of approval from car guys of all ages driving sharp looking moderns.i dont mind the laddish image at all,it makes me feel 40yrs younger haha.

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5 hours ago, luckyjim said:

In my personal opinion most people that buy mk1 or 2 escorts are buying them because of their handling, performance and laddish image,and therefore will ultimately be seeking as much handling and performance from it as their wallet (or wife!) will allow.There will always be purists who will want it standard and there is nothing wrong with that (i have two standard morris minors,haters gonna hate lol) but lets face facts an rs2000 was a fast performance saloon for the masses in its day but in this day and age if one raced my 60year old wife in her diesel grand(ma) c max away from the lights its gonna get its doors blown off! there will always be a place for modified old fords. 

Oh and to explain my opinion on them having a "laddish" image from my experience when driving  a morris minor it makes older people and young kids smile,but if i am in the Escort  i am instantly transformed into a geezer,with teenagers shouting their approval(and often shouts of rubber! or burnout!) and knowing nods of approval from car guys of all ages driving sharp looking moderns.i dont mind the laddish image at all,it makes me feel 40yrs younger haha.

Morris Minor driver =

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Ford Escort Driver =

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4 hours ago, Vista said:

Morris Minor driver =

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Ford Escort Driver =

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Are you mocking my precious?

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One key Ring to rule them all, One key Ring to find them, One key Ring to bring them all. and in the darkness bind them

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On 14/03/2020 at 21:48, Vista said:

Morris Minor driver =

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Ford Escort Driver =

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omg i sooooo look like the morris minor owner!!!

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