Its got a 1700 with big valve head, duplex chain and piper ultimate road cam. Using borrowes twin 40 webers now but have bike carbs waiting to go on this. Built entirely at home over nearly 5 years on a tiny budget. 2 paint jobs (bloody reaction) and its happening again.
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2014 12:15:18 GMT by quickrack1
Both come with interesting history. I was visiting a man who was selling a car. Sticking out of the hedge at the bottom of his garden was what I recognised as a Ford English axle. I asked him what the story was. He only wanted the leaf springs for a trailer. I got the rest for free. Soaked the thing in WD40 for weeks and eventually tore it apart to find the most desirable gearset 3.77:1 as per Mk1 Escort lotus/Twn Ca/Mexico and in this case corsair. Happy days.
Some time later a local man went to the Manx Rally with his Mk2 to compete. While there he broke his diff. A competitor loaned him a Quaife ATB which he subsequently bought and brought back to Ireland. That winter he decided to unrate the diff/half-shafts etc. So the single event ATB was for sale. I got it for a steal.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2020 8:50:55 GMT by quickrack1
The Wilwood brakes were another lucky find. They were fitted to a Mk2 Escort in place of some old Lockheed Princess ones. However. While plumbing them he made a common mistake and plumbed the rear master cylinder to the front and vise versa. So they didn't work as well as expected. He swapped back to the Lockheeds and I got the Wilwoods cheap!
Originally I fitted Rose Jointed Adjustable Track Control Arms but the roads here are so rough I had to take them out. Going to change the ends for bushed ones.
After much messing about (by me : and a series of breakages and breakdowns I gave in and gave it to a someone who knows what they are doing to fix. So now it starts and drives but there is room for improvement. This is it with webers fitted but before I got it running nice
When I started this project I was 36. It was to be a light, basic Q-Car. Funny but now I am planning on some sound deadening and a radio ;D Anyway I drove a few miles last Thurs in MY Escort for the 1st time in about 6 years. What a buzz!!
that looks lovely,are you still running the black rs wheels on it? i had an estate with a crossflow myself once and they seem better balanced than the saloons imho. this has boosted my mojo,i am going down the garage to work on mine now! please put up some more pics.
too many toys..too little time...and usually too little money.
that looks lovely,are you still running the black rs wheels on it? I had an estate with a crossflow myself once and they seem better balanced than the saloons imho. this has boosted my mojo,I am going down the garage to work on mine now! please put up some more pics.
I am still using the black wheels yes. IMO they look better with the orange than silver or grey.