I was going to build another Escort from an estate shell, but a week ago Lauren was gently browsing ebay trying to find something to stop me moping about not having the Escort any more and saw this with just 6hrs left. Basically I just had to have it! Thought about a Mk1 over a year ago when BAO got written off, but decided they were too expensive. Well £1400 later I think a got a good price.
Spec wise it's already been raced in the Historic GT series. Its got a full safety devises cage, extinguisher system, 2 as new race seats, all the cut off switches, fibreglass bonnet and boot, plastic windows and very lightened doors Wheels are ultralites shod with semi slicks, the front hides Wilwood brakes, and it has Avo dampers all round.
It's a lightly breathed on 1600 xflow and stock rear end.
Obviously the paint is crap at the moment, so have got a plan for that. The interior, engine bay and underside will likely be white, and on top, well I've got a nice idea brewing, based on a 70's Trans Am Series colour scheme will reveal that nearer pain time though.
Now I just have to find the time to get on with it, which, thankfully, should be soon
Yup, pretty solid from what I can see. But it's an old Ford, so bound to find something!
Time wise, well I'm in the UK which is a start. I've been a bit loved up though, so that's slowed progress a bit shall we say But she's off on a round the world trip which should give me 2 months or more to get on with it. Only other thing to get in the way then is that my new job means a fair bit of travel to India! Which is why I'm probably going to miss RRG
Your going to miss RRG mate that would be a great shame!! Unfortunatly this loved up thing happens to everyone from time to time, the best of luck to you lol!
The cav is good, it had a wiring issue a few months ago, but with bad parts of the loom removed all is ok now i think!
Next couple of weeks I'm swapping the cams over from the stock ones that i had last year to the re-ground ones I had in the old engine, which should improve peformance I hope, and I now have a good strong half cage in the back inspired by yourself as it happens!