Go back to home


We have detected that you are using ad blocking software.
The Classic Ford forum is made possible by ad revenue.
Please disable your ad blocker to ensure that this site lives on.

my Escorts

Page: < 12345.. > >> Showing page 3 of 15
Author
martymexico
Deity
  • Total Posts : 1187
  • Scores: 41
  • Reward points: 3562
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: Adelaide Sth Aust Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/06/08 21:38:16 (permalink)
0
Expect some proper tail out action once the LSD's fitted, theyre great fun...
#31
krt10
Scholar
  • Total Posts : 668
  • Scores: 21
  • Reward points: 3808
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: adelaide sa Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/06/08 21:58:00 (permalink)
0
yeh the diff was down at the specialist for about a month. they had to make up special tools for the lapping machine to fit the crown and pinion. so that took a while. i have been really anxious to get it back. cant wait
#32
krt10
Scholar
  • Total Posts : 668
  • Scores: 21
  • Reward points: 3808
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: adelaide sa Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/08/08 15:39:20 (permalink)
0
got the diff in today. took it out for a run. its great so far. quite defferent to the open wheeler action im used to. will take abit of getting used to, i got the back out a few times. not trying to just getting alittle exctied on the throttle.


one question though. when the car is jacked up and you turn the wheel there is a little bit of freeplay before splines mesh. is this normal. dont wanna tear up the splines
#33

krt10
Scholar
  • Total Posts : 668
  • Scores: 21
  • Reward points: 3808
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: adelaide sa Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/10/08 22:57:28 (permalink)
0
these rocked up today finally.


so i got to assembling the struts. after a bit of confusion with the locking nut that GAZ supplied i eventually got them together with no dramas. ready to go in after i put some grease thru the new bearings after work tomorrow :)




they are actually new ventelated discs. i put them on the night before my old esky burnt down. only done about 15klms and luckily not warped
#34
cjdeane10
Enthusiast
  • Total Posts : 128
  • Scores: 0
  • Reward points: 987
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: Armadale WA Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/08/27 17:33:35 (permalink)
0
nice mk2. i do like the look of the green one! in fact i would be happy with either!

i would be interested to know what was needed to the motor to fit the single side draught.

i have a 45 dellorto, a manifold and an unleaded 1600 xflow motor to go into my mk2.
#35
krt10
Scholar
  • Total Posts : 668
  • Scores: 21
  • Reward points: 3808
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: adelaide sa Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/01/09 19:06:00 (permalink)
0
cheers cjdeane10. i bought the motor with the webber already hanging off the side but its basically just manifold and a fuel/choke/vaccum lines as far as im aware.
the important thing to remember is that just bolting a bigger carbie on the side may make it run worse. it really needs to be tuned to each indivudal engine or it may run worse. i know mine desperatly needs to be set up correctly but im waiting untill i have rebuilt the motor for that.



anyway i got the coilovers in. bit of a hassle with the adjustable strut tops with missing peices but its all together now.
i also put some bumperetts on. i wasn't sure how they would look with square headlights but i quite like the way it turned out





and how its sitting at the front.
#36
2lt_Scort
Supporter
  • Total Posts : 1285
  • Scores: 22
  • Reward points: 4109
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: Adelaide Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/01/09 19:07:29 (permalink)
0
Yeeha! Looks nice Scott.

Rhys
#37
Juiceman
Aficionado
  • Total Posts : 650
  • Scores: 6
  • Reward points: 3467
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/01/09 20:13:21 (permalink)
0
That's got some nice attitude at the front now mate. Looking real nice.
#38
JordyCharlieBoz
Enthusiast
  • Total Posts : 254
  • Scores: 0
  • Reward points: 965
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: Baranduda Victoria Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/01/09 20:50:45 (permalink)
0
I LOVE those rims. I need to get off my ass and take the angle grinder to my esky... but i chicken out lol. But once the flares are on I will get me some challengers.

Ive freed up some money and am looking at doing some coilovers for my car and your set up seems like what im after.
Gaz adjustable front inserts from smacka = $410
Coil over convention parts from smacka = $170
Eccentric strut tops from smacka = $302.50
Springs from king springs = $???

So i guess what im asking is what are the specs of the springs you have? Oh and what is your opinion on the eccentric tops? I was reading a UK forum and they seem to think you would only bother if its a full on race car. Im looking for a pretty stiff setup just enough give in the front to get rid of the bumps along the freeway.

If your able to help that would be great.

Again both ya eskys look awesome =)




#39
Sterling
Scholar
  • Total Posts : 1060
  • Scores: 0
  • Reward points: 663
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: Flinders VIC Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/01/09 21:08:27 (permalink)
0
that stance is wicked... got the lsd in yet?
#40
JamesR
Aficionado
  • Total Posts : 395
  • Scores: 0
  • Reward points: 1446
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: Traralgon Vic Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/01/09 21:43:54 (permalink)
0
nice work.
not low enough though [:p]

i should put my 1/4 bumpers on too.. but i also should fix my left guard. [B)]
#41
krt10
Scholar
  • Total Posts : 668
  • Scores: 21
  • Reward points: 3808
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: adelaide sa Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/02/09 19:31:12 (permalink)
0
JORDY:
i budgeted just over $1000 for the coilovers but that does include the ventelated brake upgrade kit, vented discs and pads.
i chose a 10" 250lbs spring with 60mm diameter. that fits smcka setup too.
as for the strut tops. i plan to be using the car on the track a bit so i guess its worth it in that sense. i struggle to see how necessary it is just for road use but at the same time they are not much dearer than normal tops so why not.

STERLING:
yes i have got the LSD in but ive only been around the block a couple times since. it was wet one time though and that was fun, especially with the quick rack in makes it easy to catch when the back steps. i haven't really thrashed it yet though so i cant say how it goes like that yet.

JAMES:
yeh it can still go lower.... alot lower. haven't had time to play around yet though
#42
cjdeane10
Enthusiast
  • Total Posts : 128
  • Scores: 0
  • Reward points: 987
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: Armadale WA Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/09/15 14:50:13 (permalink)
0
hey mate - thanks for the info.

what size wheels are on your 15's? how much lower have you gone, and do they rub?

the reason i ask is that there was some 205/50 r15 tyres on special down the road
#43
krt10
Scholar
  • Total Posts : 668
  • Scores: 21
  • Reward points: 3808
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: adelaide sa Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/09/15 18:32:09 (permalink)
0
hey

they are 195/50/15 tyres all round.

1.5 inch drop at the back.
and i raised it a 15mm up front from the photo above bacause it was scrubbing around corners. but like it is now i haven't got them to rub yet.
#44
krt10
Scholar
  • Total Posts : 668
  • Scores: 21
  • Reward points: 3808
  • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
  • Location: adelaide sa Australia
  • Status: offline
RE: my Escorts 2009/09/29 17:48:45 (permalink)
0
not much has been happening to the green esky latley. saving up for a few things.

but i did get a painting done of my old escort that burnt down. it arrived today and looks absoutly great. will help keep the memory alive



#45
Page: < 12345.. > >> Showing page 3 of 15
Jump to:

© 2019 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1