Just picked up my first Escort, it's been a bit of a life long dream to one day have an Orange 2 door and it's finally happened! Exact spec is a 1977 Rally Pack.
A bit of history about the vehicle. It's a two owner car and was only recently pulled out of a shed where it had been sitting in Adelaide since about 1993.
It obviously wasn't running at the time but a visit to a local classic Ford mechanic soon had this recitified, now purrs like a dream. The brake master cylinder was replaced but brakes are still extremely spongey, I'll get some new hoses and see if that fixes them up as current pedal feel doesn't fill me with much confidence.
Wheels aside, it's totally original and will be restored to maintain its factory form.
I have a few bits and pieces to track down, I'd be happy to hear of any leads on where I maybe able to find some hard to get bits..
Bits I'm looking for,
Original Volante wheels x 4 as I have the spare wheel to make up the 5th - Pretty sure these are specific to Australia only.
One bumper overrider. I know there are different types, mine has the ones with the clearly defined line around the edges.
One headlight or happy to get a pair, preferably original. I think these are Lucas branded and have a little blue H4 logo in the middle of the lense.
Finally, one spotlight or happy to buy as pair if required. Pretty sure these are Carello branded but not sure of model number or size etc.
I'll add some more pics of it when I'm next at the shed tinkering away.