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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/23 22:04:49 (permalink)
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+1 For the HiSpec.
I fitted some to my Capri last year, there were a few pics on here, after reading a some good reviews.
I followed the Classic Ford Magazine exactly, even fitting them upside down like they had in the photos.
 
Then wondered why they would not bleed properly.
Anyhow, they stopped great, no mods needed, and fitted with 14" wheels (but 13's would be fine).
Ordered with EBC pads from Burtons.



Glad to hear some more positive reports of the HiSpec kit, hopefully I can get mine the right way around as I don’t have the classic Ford mag guide to assist haha. Aside from your aforementioned issue was the guide helpful? Worth looking for?  
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/23 22:08:17 (permalink)
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I think I’ve decided just not sure if I’ll go a 277mm or 295mm disc using the cp5100 caliper. It seems the 295 disc is more readily available in aus through forza brakes but sometimes they list but don’t have stock for months which means I’d have to buy replacements from the Uk anyway. I’ve heard good things about the ds2500 pad and was going to get those also.


I guess the question is how often are you going to burn through discs! I’m certain you’ll notice a few months before at the very least that they are on there way out, I’ve seen the love and attention your car gets!!! hahaha
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/24 16:59:34 (permalink)
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Yeah that is true! In reality replacing rotors is something not done often
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/24 21:03:59 (permalink)
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On the phone to the insurance company today and I thought their agreed value was off. Interested in what others would value my car at in its current form.
 
1977 Ford Escort MkII 
1600 Kent +.040 Nural Pistons, Standard rods and crank. Mild porting, Kent Cams BCF3 and extractors, standard motorcraft carb. Rebuilt with new timing chain and adjustable vernier pulley, new oil pump, fuel pump, water pump and mahle bearings in June 2021.
Gaz coil overs up front with alloy hubs and 267x21mm AP Racing vented and grooved rotors, Ap racing CP4567 calipers, gpr4 fabrications peddle box with twin girdling master cylinders, adjustable track control arms and eccentric alloy top mounts
decambered rear leafs and 1in lowering blocks, Gaz dampers, polybushes throughout front and rear, rear antiroll bar, JBW Minilite 13x7-7wheels
paint is a little faded in bonnet, roof and boot but otherwise good, some small spots of rust in door handle depression, rear panel around fuel filler and a little in passenger A piller. Dent ab e passenger side rear wheel arch. Otherwise new floors welded in maybe 8 years ago and maybe 5000km driven since.
Interior, rear seat as good as when it came out of the showroom, stack gauges(oil pressure and water temp), carpets near new, front two seats in poor condition and quickshifter to go with rebuilt gearbox about 10,000km ago and AP racing clutch at the same time.

Don’t expect too many responses but will post up what the insurance company stated their agreed value would be after a day or two. 

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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/25 07:52:19 (permalink)
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Id be putting at least 30k on it. Best advice i got from insurance (shannons) was that if it was written off today what would i need to spend to replace it in the shed tomorrow, like for like. So look at the current 'For sales' of mk2 2 doors with same mods and price it right there.

Ive got mine down for 30k.
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/27 22:47:50 (permalink)
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Id be putting at least 30k on it. Best advice i got from insurance (shannons) was that if it was written off today what would i need to spend to replace it in the shed tomorrow, like for like. So look at the current 'For sales' of mk2 2 doors with same mods and price it right there.

Ive got mine down for 30k.



Best quote I had was for $11,000 and that was from Shannon’s. I tried telling the bloke that if you can find one for sale nobody will part with a 2 door in good running order with a bit of work done for 11k but he wouldn’t let me give him more yearly for an increased agreed value. Strange I thought
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/28 12:38:27 (permalink)
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That’s pretty poor form from Shannon’s. I’d be calling them again. Have a quick google search of what’s on gumtree/car sales and say look here’s one for X amount. They actually did this when I registered my bike with them and increased its value by going off what was for sale.

I do have cars, bikes and the house with them which may help. Also say your in a car club, go to regular events etc.
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/28 13:48:37 (permalink)
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You're doing agreed or market value?
Just choose agreed value if you prefer, then you just pay how much cover you want it replaced for.
You know how much its cost you.
If it got written off or stolen, what would they have to pay to replace it with same spec?
You dont want to be paying for an overinsured premuim, but I would have thought 30K would not be too far off either?
 
We just had a total writeoff on a 6 month old car with 3000 kms on it.
Still waiting for the replacement vehicle to be built, but we have been given a hire car until then (will be about 4-5 months all up)
They covered our accessories, dashcams, towbar (2k alone), even the clothes we wore that were cut off in the accident. Thats the first time we've needed insurance, but I'm glad it was actually usable when we needed it.
RACV.
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/28 21:59:53 (permalink)
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You're doing agreed or market value?
Just choose agreed value if you prefer, then you just pay how much cover you want it replaced for.
You know how much its cost you.
If it got written off or stolen, what would they have to pay to replace it with same spec?
You dont want to be paying for an overinsured premuim, but I would have thought 30K would not be too far off either?




This is the bit I can’t get my head around. It was the agreed valu, they wouldn’t go higher. I asked if I could pay more for them to insure it up to $20,000 and the bloke on the phone said $11,000 was as high as Shannon’s were prepared to go in its current form given it has the wrong engine in it! Tried calling again but didn’t get through, will try again tomorrow and hopefully get someone else on the phone. Don’t understand why they wouldn’t want me to pay more yearly! Haha
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/28 22:04:59 (permalink)
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We just had a total writeoff on a 6 month old car with 3000 kms on it.
Still waiting for the replacement vehicle to be built, but we have been given a hire car until then (will be about 4-5 months all up)
They covered our accessories, dashcams, towbar (2k alone), even the clothes we wore that were cut off in the accident. Thats the first time we've needed insurance, but I'm glad it was actually usable when we needed it.
RACV.




 RAC would only go up to $3,500 for the escort online. Gave them a call and they said they could increase the agreed value if I took it to an RAC approved mechanic to have it inspected and then valued and a second valuation by a Historic car specialist. We are insured with them on our new car and had my previous new car with them too and they have been excellent. Glad they paid yours out, did you say you were wearing a diamond encrusted suit?
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/28 22:08:53 (permalink)
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That’s pretty poor form from Shannon’s. I’d be calling them again. Have a quick google search of what’s on gumtree/car sales and say look here’s one for X amount. They actually did this when I registered my bike with them and increased its value by going off what was for sale.

I do have cars, bikes and the house with them which may help. Also say your in a car club, go to regular events etc.


The guy on the phone stated that the most recent sales on his software were around $11,500 so because mine had a bit of rust and rubbish front seats $11,000 was the highest they could go. Think you are right, try again and hopefully get someone else who is happy to take more money from me yearly hahah
 
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/29 08:20:10 (permalink)
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After struggling with a little hesitation when accelerating I decided to rebuild the carbie. Very glad I did, makes me wonder if the filter is actually doing anything though. All fitted back on the car now and running much much better! 


Also readjusted the tappets but they are still making the slightest noise. Not sure if that is normal after fitting a new cam and followers etc and they just take a little time to quiet down. 

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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/30 21:34:33 (permalink)
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Some more bits arrived today. 


Managed to get just enough time for removal of the AP’s and new HiSpec disc fitted and hub back on. Also trial fitted the new calliper. Tomorrow same for the other side and fit the new braided hoses. 

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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/06/30 21:37:16 (permalink)
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Wow those brakes came fast, from the Uk or within aus!

Awesome work!
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Re:Mk2 Escort Sleeper Project 2021/07/01 12:06:09 (permalink)
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Wow those brakes came fast, from the Uk or within aus!

Awesome work!


From the UK, two and a half weeks, most of that was getting them from HiSpec as I think they build them to order. It was 5 days after dispatch from Burtons.
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