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my Escorts

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2009/09/05 12:06:47 (permalink)
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my Escorts

well im sure most of you have seen the pictures of my old escort after the fuel hose come off.
if you haven't



so ive been looking for another escort. turns out i bought 2.


the first one (4door) is just a daily. couldnt say no for $900. its just a 1.6 but its quite clean, no leaks, new brakes and new clutch. its got rust in the usual escort places though.





the second one (2door) is going to be my new project. after building my old one up from the shell i kinda wanted somthing a little easier. then i found this.

bored out to 1800cc, port and polished, roller rockers, 45 side draught,extractors,electronic fuel pump, electronic ignition.

its only got some slight surface rust and need new paint. along with a few new things but its a great base start.
i only got it last night and took it round the block today. thing goes hard.






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    mud
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/09/05 12:22:55 (permalink)
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    Nice work! Both look like good cars and the 2dr looks just right withh the challengers and front spoiler.

    You guys sure are lucky in SA, seems to be so many good classic Fords around!
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/09/05 12:25:14 (permalink)
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    Pity about the old escort, same thing happened to me the day after purchasing a HDT VH Group 3 commodore a few years back, dodgy roadworthy apparently.

    I have seen the green 2 door on carsales for a couple of weeks now, looked like a good thing, any plans for it.

    Good luck
    Daz
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    krt10
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/09/05 12:28:52 (permalink)
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    yeh good old carsales ay.

    well first thing i will do is probably big brakes, quick rack and suspension. then hopefully new paint. thats should take up most of my money. dont really know from there
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/09/05 13:17:35 (permalink)
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    Nice pickup!

    The recovered RS wheel is a nice bonus as one went on Ebay the other day for a surprising amount of dosh!
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/10/05 20:10:39 (permalink)
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    I'm glad to hear everything is starting to work out for you. very nice buys mate, MKII 2DRs are becoming a hard thing to get a hold of. Id love to have two Escorts lol a daily and a project. Top stuff mate goodluck!

    Rhys
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/11/05 18:25:11 (permalink)
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    cheers for the comments guys.

    its much better having the 2. i can take my time on the green one and not have to worry about having it on the road by Monday so i can get to work.

    soon to be 3 Escorts when the insurance company drops of my burnt wreck so i cas get everything i want off it.

    with any luck i can salvage a few things
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/11/05 21:14:41 (permalink)
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    hey how are ya what the plains with the green one going 2ltr? if ya end up selling the engine i would be interest ohh sorry to be a pain but how have you set up your linkage?
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/11/05 21:57:40 (permalink)
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    i only got the green one on Friday and bought as is. i haven't had a chance to look at anything like linkage set up yet.

    not sure on the plans fot the motor either. may keep it. it does go pretty hard.
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/11/05 22:06:06 (permalink)
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    geez u get back into the game pretty fast.. u must have missed your old escort..

    owell, good to see u haven't given up
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/11/05 22:57:49 (permalink)
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    arh to easy when ya next hsaving a look let us no looks like a very nice basis to start from good luck with it
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/12/05 18:17:38 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Sterling

    geez u get back into the game pretty fast.. u must have missed your old escort..

    owell, good to see u haven't given up



    yeh. i dont mess around. was on the computer looking for Escorts the day after it happend. still, i miss my old one. spose only time and 2 new Escorts will heal that.
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/05/13 20:24:14 (permalink)
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    that green one looks real smart man loving those challenger rims what size are they? sorry to hear about your burnt one were exactly di the hose come off?
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/05/13 21:25:23 (permalink)
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    Good to see you fighting back with 2 esky now, as they same the only way is up, the 2 dr looks great cant wait to see what your going to do to it. O
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    RE: my Escorts 2009/05/16 16:39:19 (permalink)
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    once again sorry to hear about your pride and joy, better luck with these two..

    challangers look mint on the mk2
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