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    My Estate Mk1 Escort.

    I have done everything myself except the engine and diff build and the final paint. Learned how to do it my doing it and reading threads on OSF, Turbosport, here, etc.
    Its a 1972.
    Started life brown and boring.
    Its now Electric Orange.
    I have fitted a rally type front panel, wider Mexico type front arches which I fitted much lower than standard.
    Repaint.9 by quickrack, on Flickr
    I dislike the enormous gap that most Mex winged Mk1's have.
    Repaint4 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Rolled rear arches and a smoothed rear valance. All trim removed except handles.
    Repaint19 by quickrack, on Flickr
    From the front it has RS struts with short GAZ inserts ,standard springs with lowered spring cups.
    I fitted double width anti-roll-bar clamps and a Twin Cam bar.
    Brakes are, vented capri discs turned down to fit the pads and Wilwood calipers. Braided lines. New Kunifer hard lines and a GRP4 Fabrications pedal box with a Burton Power line-lock.

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    like it

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    More pics.
    NEW 3WILWOODS2 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Moving spring cups.
    DSC_0159 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_0160 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_0162 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_0047 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_0016 by quickrack, on Flickr
    The rad is a re-cored big header from a cortina (cheap) with the outlet moved (cheap) so it can be used like an RS one (Not At All Cheap!)
    The engine is 1700cc and built by a respected rally engine builder, Reggie Britton.
    Its overbored, Piper ultimate road cam, double timing chain, big valve head with a port and polish job.
    Was running twin 40's but now its on a twin-choke.
    received_10153526350625086 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Its a bit low.
    DSCI0141 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Gearbox was a whiney, knackered 5 speed out of a sierra but now its a 2.8i Capri one.
    Better gear ratio's, better bearings.
    Have chopped the top off the tunnel to fit it and bought a cutout to seal it up again.
    Also swapped a few spares for a nice alloy bell-housing. HUGE weight saver. The steel could be used as an anchor!
    DSC_0297 by quickrack, on Flickr
    new bellhousing1 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_2491 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_2291 by quickrack, on Flickr
    The propshaft is new. Not very exciting except I have had 3 fail. All sold as good or re-conditioned. People eh??
    I bought it off GRP4 fab in Galway. Makes some top stuff does Torsten.

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    have you changed the 2.8i gearbox input shaft for a 4 cylinder one? they are longer than the 4 cylinder ones and it's why when stood on their end the bellhousing isn't flat to the floor (as in your next to last pic).
    ps i'm pretty sure rally design do an alloy tunnel top/gear lever gaitor lip/mount bit that you screw/rivet on where you want it.
    Last edited by mygasser; 25-06-2016 at 20:46.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    have you changed the 2.8i gearbox input shaft for a 4 cylinder one? they are longer than the 4 cylinder ones and it's why when stood on their end the bellhousing isn't flat to the floor (as in your next to last pic).
    ps i'm pretty sure rally design do an alloy tunnel top/gear lever gaitor lip/mount bit that you screw/rivet on where you want it.
    The end of the shaft is going to be turned down to the correct lenght.
    And the cutout was cheap. And its oversize so I have a fair bit of wiggle room to be sure it clears.
    I dont have a lot to spend on it so almost all the changes were made with good 2nd hand spares and/or I swapped/sold spares to buy them.
    Cheers.

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    The axle has been narrowed. Here it is with a standard one. Not a lot gone but enough for me to fit the wheels I got made for it.
    DSCI1743 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSCI1741 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSCI1746 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSCI1749 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Its apart again now to get new bearings seeing as I was changing the springs.
    DSC_2637 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Just as well as the seal on the off-side had started to fail and was leaking into the drum!
    Looking a bit mank
    DSC_2638 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Wheels. Started life as 13" cortina 4.5inches wide. Fronts are now 7" and rears are 8.5"
    220720146720 by quickrack, on Flickr
    220720146719 by quickrack, on Flickr
    220720146718 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_0190 by quickrack, on Flickr
    FB_IMG_14070668563792623 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_0009 by quickrack, on Flickr
    I lied at the start. I also got these made. To scary for me to attempt.
    I have two sets of hubcaps the ones there and Lotus type. So I have three styles to use them in.
    The springs started like as mk2 single leaf ones. The plan is to get rid of the lowering blocks. So I am going to fit them. Drive a few hundred miles. Then decide how much lower I need and get them decambered to suit. They are also too wide for a Mk1. So I have had to narrow the eyes ,drill out the shock lowermounts, get Mk2 lower shock/spring plates to suit and change the shackles as well. Still need to narrow the bushes that fit thefront and paint it all up before I re-fit them.
    DSC_2568 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_2574 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_2576 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_2589 by quickrack, on Flickr
    The diff is the 3.77:1 Mexico/RS1600 ratios.I was VERY lucky to find this. I literally dragged it out of a hedge. It was in an axle being used as a trailer!
    The entire thing was re built by Reggie Britton into a Quaife ATB centre.
    new lsd by quickrack, on Flickr
    The exhaust was fabricated by a local shop.
    140520146066 by quickrack, on Flickr
    140520146067 by quickrack, on Flickr
    received_10153526348230086 by quickrack, on Flickr
    DSC_0067 by quickrack, on Flickr
    FB_IMG_14070582744321679 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Cant wait to get it back on the road!

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    very nice

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    That looks lovely! Don't see too many of them about these days

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    Thank you. Yes they are very rare now. Rarer than the Mex, Rs. lotus, Sport etc escorts :-)

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    The interior is a mish-mash of what I could find, what what I could afford and what I could trade for.
    The heater cover is the much rarer early version. The lad who had it didnt know what to do with it so I got it at handy money.
    This is the one you see in almost every escort
    download (1) by quickrack, on Flickr

    Here's the early one. You have to have the switches in the metal part of the dash to use it. But I prefer it.
    early dash1 by quickrack, on Flickr

    The seats are recaros from a Toyota Mr2 Mk2
    Very light, adjustable and comfy.
    New seat loose by quickrack, on Flickr
    Carpet is office stuff cut to fit.
    190320145556 by quickrack, on Flickr
    190320145553 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Speering wheel is the good old Springalex,favorite of rally men for years. It really is very comfy though. Recently bought a nut cover for it but I put it away so safely , even I cant find it....
    new 1springalex by quickrack, on Flickr
    190320145552 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Dash is the famous 6 dial.
    However its a 130mph.
    Everyone know the 110mph and 140mph versions so I nabbed this when i spotted it for cheap.
    The dash I got cheap as well as its cracked. So this winterits getting repaired and flocked.
    190320145555 by quickrack, on Flickr
    Hidding in there you can just make out the line-lock :-)
    190320145551 by quickrack, on Flickr
    New seats from boot by quickrack, on Flickr
    View of seats tru boot by quickrack, on Flickr
    Thats about it.
    Currently it has the engine and box out and the rar suspension/axle out as well.
    Cant wait to get it done but like everything else there is never enough time.....

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