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Hot!1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door

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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2018/08/09 20:50:20 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info but I’ve pm’d Paul and doesn’t make them any more, so if anyone can recommend a brand that fits and works well that would be great.
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2023/08/01 17:32:37 (permalink)
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Long time between posts.
 
Had the car out last November at the dragstrip and ran a 10.6@128mph with plenty left to go.
 
Enjoy the vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chI7U-LnZxk&ab_channel=MrCossie
 

 

 
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2023/08/02 11:09:17 (permalink)
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into the 9's next then...

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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2023/10/18 10:15:33 (permalink)
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Getting closer now....
 
Knocking on the door of a 9 sec pass 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHT9UuGzIgI&t=4s&ab_channel=Mr2600Racing
 

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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2023/10/18 13:08:16 (permalink)
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Good stuff mate, that's proper rapid for a more door !
Thought about weight reduction, like strip interior out, plastic windows without cranking mechanisms , fiberglass panels etc.
With those speeds, a front spoiler would definitely help with keeping the car stable and reduce lift at 100+ mph.
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2023/10/18 16:33:23 (permalink)
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Good stuff mate, that's proper rapid for a more door !
Thought about weight reduction, like strip interior out, plastic windows without cranking mechanisms , fiberglass panels etc.
With those speeds, a front spoiler would definitely help with keeping the car stable and reduce lift at 100+ mph.

No weight reduction as this is a street car so full interior, full exhaust etc
 
I am building a TE cortina drag car however that will have fibreglass panels, lexan windows fully striped out.
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2023/10/18 19:27:10 (permalink)
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That makes it more impressive being a fully loaded Escort.

A friend of mine done a TE Cortina back in the late 90s, back then there was no barra motors . He used a falcon alloy head 11 from the last xf efi and ran it on a 9kg gas bottle with an injecting mixer thing with xr8 TB, a supercharger from a diesel roller, he was running low 9s in basically a road car except the back doors were welded up and blended in.
1 thing he found out is with so much torque, the rear swing arm bushes die real quick causing him to crab down the strip. He was lining at the start line at nearly 45deg to allow for the twist in the suspension ! , so the rear will need attention if your going for big grunt. You prolly know how bad they are anyway in factory spec !
Hope you post a build thread when it happens 👍
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2023/10/18 20:20:22 (permalink)
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martymexico
That makes it more impressive being a fully loaded Escort.

A friend of mine done a TE Cortina back in the late 90s, back then there was no barra motors . He used a falcon alloy head 11 from the last xf efi and ran it on a 9kg gas bottle with an injecting mixer thing with xr8 TB, a supercharger from a diesel roller, he was running low 9s in basically a road car except the back doors were welded up and blended in.
1 thing he found out is with so much torque, the rear swing arm bushes die real quick causing him to crab down the strip. He was lining at the start line at nearly 45deg to allow for the twist in the suspension ! , so the rear will need attention if your going for big grunt. You prolly know how bad they are anyway in factory spec !
Hope you post a build thread when it happens 👍

I am building a big barra engine for it, 1500+WHP, the aim and to run 7's.
 
Just got it back from fab, has a very strong 9inch rear end to handle the power and torque it will make.
 
Still have heaps to do...
 
Here's some pics.





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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2023/10/18 21:59:01 (permalink)
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Sorted. !!
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