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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2012/11/23 03:47:01 (permalink)
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Hi Chris
 
Yeah got the email, I am currently trying to get some stuff out the way so I can go but not looking promising...
 
Would be good to come to a cruise though, talk escorts and that haha
 
Cheers 
 
Michael
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2012/11/23 12:11:10 (permalink)
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Good work on the new find! Looks promising. I thought there was a way to tell between 1300 and 1600 by the stamped codes on the side of the block... What about the VIN plates?
 
I would also love to come to the run on sunday... Got my carb tuned and slipped in longer wheel studs so Im ready to go! Will be away this weekend tho 
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2012/11/24 01:05:03 (permalink)
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Cheers Nick,
 
Yeah I imagine the codes on the side of the block would be different but I haven't really had a proper look and the VIN plates have been slightly damaged and painted on so didn't really look to hard haha...
 
Good work getting your car sorted, I still need to do my rear wheel studs but thats a job for another weekend as I am currently preoccupied building the universities FSAE car.
 

 

 
 
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2012/12/19 13:47:13 (permalink)
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While Its not escort related, it is race car related so thought I would share: https://vimeo.com/55904518 This is what my year has taken up all the time I would normally have spent on my old skool ford!!!
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2013/04/07 15:01:39 (permalink)
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Rolling shot before she goes under the covers for the winter... Although I'm sure I won"t be able to resist some rainy days...
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2013/04/07 16:55:50 (permalink)
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Looks awsum mate!

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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2013/04/07 17:09:33 (permalink)
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love the look.  very tough
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2013/04/07 22:52:42 (permalink)
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Nice esky, lovin the lime colour too:)
 
the_cheese 
a539s do seem very grippy, even in the wet! I've never felt so secure in an escort in bad weather!

 
Lol, I bought 15" Wanli's for my MK1 based purely on price ($60 ea new)
Last week on the freeway, wet weather,  the GPS was showing 95kph. When I dumped the gas pedal it started snaking on me!!!
Time for some decent tyres  


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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/02/03 17:09:59 (permalink)
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Change of username as the old email is no more but back to the escort after some time overseas. 


In a bit of a sorry state as can be read about in Help Urgent section of the forum...
 
managed to get her up and running after some issues and a new second head installed, lots of work to do but she fired!
 
https://vimeo.com/507778973
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/02/03 17:11:33 (permalink)
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Fuel pickup and inside the tank after 6 years sat in the carport

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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/02/03 17:18:41 (permalink)
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Always thought the bottom end was standard having never done much with the engine myself. After taking the head off to replace a broken head bolt it seems to have 0.040” pistons seem to say /KPF anyone know the brand? 

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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/02/03 17:36:36 (permalink)
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Sorry i cant help with the engine issue - i let the pros sort that out on my car

but welcome back!

Brake envy!
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/02/03 19:05:29 (permalink)
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Sorry i cant help with the engine issue - i let the pros sort that out on my car

but welcome back!

Brake envy!




Thanks Robbie, don’t be too envious, they are lots of work maintenance wise!!!
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/02/03 19:36:48 (permalink)
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How so? I’m actually close to buying some. So would appreciate the feedback
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/02/04 19:06:45 (permalink)
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How so? I’m actually close to buying some. So would appreciate the feedback


They don’t have dust seals as they are a racing brake so just need to be cleaned and rebuilt more often than dust sealed ones. It isn’t that much more work but just something to keep in mind. If you are a bit mechanically minded and happy to do the routine maintenance then I wouldn’t choose anything else (I also haven’t tried anything else other than the standard brake so small sample size!)
 
In terms of stopping power they are brilliant, feels like you are hitting a brick wall! Took some getting use to putting the anchors on and stopping 50m from the traffic lights! Also does highlight how underpowered the rears are.
 
What is your car mostly going to be used for? 
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