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  1. Bit late with this... Brilliant day! Fantastic route, especially down on the coast. Loved the beautiful little villages and beaches. Weather couldn't have been better. Although it pissed down as we arrived back at the camp....at about 8 [emoji854] Because Colr6 and myself kept stopping for tea and scones, most of my pics only have the Escort and Cortina in them!! Well done Vista and Mexican Gerbil for again putting an awesome route together for us. Round trip of about 800 miles inc tour. Brilliant weekend...[emoji109][emoji106][emoji106][emoji3060] Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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  2. Decent turn out at the Bletchingley meet yesterday morning, prob 100+ cars, and a modest OSF turn out.
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  3. Hi des got mk1 escort estate pride and joy also got nice m5b RS2000 4X4
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  4. I was a Cult before I could pay to be a Cult. I think people shouted Cult! at my Police car............
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  5. Cheers @Ray I will try to update this post with how i get on.
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  6. I wouldn't have put it on racing slicks and maybe its arse is a 'bit' too wide but otherwise I like it - I'd imagine it'd stick to the road!
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  7. Thanks Love your mk1 looks mint
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  8. Found out where it is. Will PM you
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  9. Found them if there any good your welcome to them
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  10. Yeah I suppose some people don't value their knee caps ๐Ÿคฃ
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  11. Could be a bit harsh if some drunk fool tries nicking your plates with a screwdriver?
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  12. Just don't tell them about the initiation ceremony ๐Ÿคฃ
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  13. Hi mate got a switch panel no switches though
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  14. Four door for me, although it would only have a hairs breadth in it, swap the wheels and ride height on to the coupeโ€™ and you'd have a dead heat.
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  15. Its the meanest Ka I have ever seen!
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  16. So true canโ€™t beat the long roofs nice to be different
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  17. Found this pic in my file, bit different to the run of the mill stuff. Would be my perfect look tbh.
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  18. Good to know estate's are finally getting recognition. They are rarer than people think as they were loved, used and abused.
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  19. Hi Des, Pleased to meet a fellow Mk1 Estate owner. Had mine for 4 years now and it gets loads of attention at shows.
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  20. We have a stiletto fast back in our area with a Z cars civic type R in the back. Itโ€™s a fantastic conversion and the car looks stunning. I raced one back in the 80s with a fuel injected for pushrod in the back through a hewland type 8 or 9. Great fun
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  21. I'd love a Hillman Imp Stiletto Fastback - If I can't have another Cooper 'S' ! Of course it'd have to have a Hayabusa engine in the back - just for giggles!
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  22. OK so finally fitted the new door cards that I bought a few years back, not quite original but they are in much better condition than the old ones. The grab handles have seen better days, do you know if anyone makes repro ones?
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  23. Have you tried Burtons or the Cortina owners club?
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  24. A lot of Devon and Cornwall is like that, Cornwall particularly so. The first leg that Chris mentioned as missing would have had some fabulous views along Slapton Sands though
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  25. Dash cam footage of 2/3rds of the tour. Sadly the first leg didn't get recorded. Slapton-Saltash-Ashburton in 15 minutes ๐Ÿ˜†
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  26. Excellent day out with a good route to follow! very good pics along the way, thanks guys for the hard work and your free time to organize the event ๐Ÿ‘
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  27. What's worse, the camber or the stretch?
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  28. dosnt actually look like you got a lot left to comb now Colin @colr6 lol, at least you didnt wear those jeans with rips in you call fashion, we know you only wear them to get people feeling sorry for you and throwing donations your way for a new pair
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  29. Great pics Arron, especially the one with the cow so close up. It looked even better and intimidating when we were stopped behind you ! See you got the pic of the Red Viva GT. Should have stopped to see if I could have bought that ๐Ÿค” @Vista may even know where that is ? Might be worth an enquiry if itโ€™s a genuine GT wish Iโ€™d know you was going to get me in one of the pics, Iโ€™d have run a comb through my hair just to please Ray as he always takes the piss.
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  30. Looks like I'm Billy no mates down here ๐Ÿ™„
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  31. Oh was that what it was?!! I thought maybe you were a Scientologist but was I too embarrassed to ask! I thought you guys stopped all that years ago when you couldn't find virgins any more?
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  32. this is a Tippers 70 style, i only use these till i get the proper thing done these are what i have made and this is an original Hills plate
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  33. lol, where did i get that reputation from colin @colr6 ok, yes i use tippers, for 2 things, i buy their 70s style plate, but only as an interim, because as you say the fonts are all wrong so i then scour e bay for a while looking for several things, first is the digits in a style you want, and i dont look for a specific manufacturer, i just look for what pleases me, i also prefer the 3D raised opposed to the flat, some are very hard to find if your fussy tbh, the digits can be anything from NOS to fitted to an old plate like your picture, so sometimes you buy a plate to get what you want then your search also extends to a suitable back plate, Hills, Bluemells, or dosnt even need a name if your not bothered, once you have these original matching plates, paint strip them and polish the edges, then get the holes welded up, then begins your job of smoothing the welds once you have your letters and welded plates, you need to send them to tippers, they will fit reflective vinyl and fit the digits at the correct spacing unfortunately ive not found anyone to replicate the original reflective paint tioppers can put a sheet in to make the plate smoother, but you loose the depth when you get it back from them, there will be air bubbles, but mine disapeared after a month, i also take the digits off and clean the hole backs then re fit the digits, as they leave them burred i have quite a lot of digits over, pm me if your looking for something, but i dont have full sets, so may not have them all, or in the style you want
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  34. I'm still in Camberley but don't do meets as I'm a miserable bastard with an unfinished car!
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  35. I know it's not cortinas an escorts but just thought I'd share a few pics of the weekend for anyone interested, There was a yellow Mexico and a white rs2000 on the Saturday on the beach but they went before I could get out of the pits with my camera. And Sunday was a tasty looking MK2 cortina, but again went before I was free from pit duties โ˜น๏ธ Lots of cars there, in the pits racing and parked on the beach. All eras and styles, Of course my cortina was there showing off in the sun ( also creating internal cab temperatures unheard of by man, which smarted when my bare skin touched the leather ๐Ÿ˜ณ) I drove approx 240miles that weekend. Used a tank of fuel an my rough estimate is around 30mpg, just what the book says, considering its got GT bits chucked on, a custom exhaust, unknown diff, an LOADED to the teeth with all the clothes, jack's, axles stands an loads of tools and food, I was extremely proud of it. And keeping up with the bunch of yobs you can see all stood by their cars in the one photo, as that was the bunch I went down with, smallest motor out of them is around 5.2 litre ๐Ÿ˜‚
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  36. Here's what Mrs Gerbil Filmed as we left the campsite. The various models on show is a credit to you all. We're not just an Escort Club. See you all for 2023s tour
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  37. Very glad you enjoyed it Col. I was behind you before you turned in for your first Tea and stickies stop at the start of Slapton Sands. My son was on his first tour as my Navigator and wanted to know who that was driving so slowly in a cortina up front. When you turned off he said "yay, we're not stuck in a Col Train anymore!" You have my permission to chin him about it ๐Ÿ˜†
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  38. Hi Andy welcome to OSF have you checked mot history
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  39. Hi we are new to this group . Have owned a few old Ford's in the past , from Mark 1 Escorts to a Capri. Currently driving a 65 Mustang Coupe . Would of loved to attend the Tour on the moor , can't make it until tomorrow morning, is that still possible. Many thanks Chris
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  40. Hi, Love your Orange estate! I have a 1972 Mk1 Escort estate that has been stood in a garage for over 20 years. Totally original including 12" wheels! Exterior is Cheery red but looks more like Maroon to me (not my favourite colour!) The Interior is tan Vinyl really good apart from tatty (oatmeal) carpet. Engine 1300 HC runs but problem engaging gear (I think the clutch is stuck). needs some welding underneath, may want inner sills (Not bad at all)floors and pillars all good. Rear arches corroded so repair panels need welding and smoothing in (I have these) and repair to front wings by lights, painting (same colour), then MOT (I know its tax exempt but worth doing). I want to keep it as original as possible. Its not worth a massive amount of money as its only a 1.3L Estate but its 1 previous owner so don't want to spend more than its worth. I may upgrade the wheels (would source and sort myself Not RS wheels but just some nice period 13' Smoothies or Lotus Elan D1s) but otherwise leave as is.I also have all the brake parts, discs, drums and pads etc ready to replace. Im looking for a local (Hopefully West Midlands or Warwickshire based repairer/restorer) to come over to have a look and give me an idea of a cost to carry this out. The car is currently parked in a residential dry garage in Meriden near Coventry CV7 7NJ. I can attend most weekdays to meet up. Thanks in advance. I would love to get it back on the road and motoring around. Harvey.
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  41. Don't worry about me, this far darn sarf, sort something out up your way, where more of you are located. I'm not too bothered ๐Ÿ™‚
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  42. Whenever petrol prices go up there is a corresponding rise in plate pinching here and petrol has never ever been as high as it is now.
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