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#1531156 Back in an escort!

Posted by Simonez on 26 July 2014 - 09:17 AM

Blast from the past!

Back in an escort! All be it an oldskool one!


Just like my old one i had years ago!

Bit of a project! Needs a little tlc but is a great runner and interior is amazing! Engine is chipped and running a healthy 170bhp

More pics as i get them! And when i rebuild it!

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#1532265 My Mk6 by kris 2629

Posted by kris2629 on 29 November 2014 - 05:08 PM


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#1531489 brother got done like a kipper

Posted by sidrick on 20 August 2014 - 08:06 AM














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#1534571 Turbo V8 Mk2 Cortina

Posted by protouring mk6 on 05 August 2016 - 06:31 PM


car is now painted and polished 




all the suspension parts are now painted and it is now in the process of going back together.

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#1533400 Hello John, gotta new motor?

Posted by Stu on 05 June 2015 - 06:33 AM

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#1533211 People leave this club/website because its pants

Posted by scottybo on 23 April 2015 - 08:00 AM

Someone invite stevemo back to show us his latest creation, I bet what ever forum he's now using is thriving :roll:

He was on talkford......then he painted his mondeo yellow and got ripped to pieces so he left

Then he appeared on fordoc. Because no one is allowed to voice their opinion on that forum unless its a nice one. But randomly stopped

Theeeeeeen he had his own forum called mondeoworld. But it had like 4 members including myself. He banned me because he knew i came from evo. And then the forum closed down so bugger knows where he is lol
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#1533103 really big news!!!

Posted by supersport on 25 March 2015 - 06:44 PM

atleast you know it works.

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#1532434 The only one on here?

Posted by shawdreamer on 15 December 2014 - 06:59 PM

I have a personal dislike of social media so i dont buy i to facebook and that at all.


It aint just you.


I have never liked the whole facebook/twitter shite and personally never even consider using them after looking into them once.


"social networking" that does nothing but encourage the exact opposite.... I cant be the only one that strikes as bizarrely hypocritical?


I prefer a forum based setup simply because it creates a environment for a more easy paced discussion where someone can consider and take their time wording their thoughts and limits the amount of foaming mouth retards that think they have to answer every comment as fast as possible regardless of what the response might be.


to ALL you facebook fanboys.......a small titbit of friendly advice.


get a girl

have sex

go the pub

tadaaaaaa..... now your really "socializing" :thumb:

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#1532376 Project Shelley

Posted by stuey650 on 09 December 2014 - 10:34 PM

ok ok!


So got a piece for the scuttle and got that welded in, although in true style heres the before pic but didn't take an after..






Outer sills on, one side fitted well the other is about 15mm longer that it should be.




Wing rails on:




Strut top reinforcements on, again what a crap fit these are, had to cut them in multiple places to try and get them to shape to the inner wing.






Underside finished and cleaned




Some Zinc primer






Final coat of rubberised paint stuff, can't remember the name, bloody expensive:




Plan was to get the car back to a rolling shell before the birth of my first child, but the wee devil arrived 7 weeks early and dashed that plan.  I can now see why you hear of people starting projects and not getting back to them for about 20years!  Hoping this won't be one of them.


So since her birth I've got it back as a rolling shell, polybushes of course






Front brake upgrade mock up.  Going for mk1/2 mondeo calipers with brackets knows as the GTR280 kit.  Hubs were machined done to accept the discs on the front of the hubs rather than bolt to rear as standard setup would be.






And that's you all pretty much up to date. I'm in the process of refurbishing the front calipers now, they are stripped and painted, just need to put them back together.  I've also cut out the standard radiators mounts and doing some repairs where they were removed.  I need to put in a bigger radiator so one of the next steps is to get one that fits and make up some brackets for it.  Undecided if I'm going for a custom alloy job or a sierra option.






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#1532069 Hey guys my new car..

Posted by marshy on 26 October 2014 - 09:49 AM

What's up Evo? I know I haven't been round much lately, I've had a lot on my plate.. But just thought I'd update the world of Evo what's going on..
Firstly I no longer own an escort.. :(
The Rs has had a fair bit of cash out of me over the past few months.. And still kept throwing problems at me so after a feul pump failure while taking my son to a football course.. Enough was enough.
So the escorts gone.. It's replacement however is this...
An o6 plate st3 84k 2 previous owners 12 mths mot.. I collect next week and can't wait!!
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#1532005 My Mk6 by kris 2629

Posted by kris2629 on 16 October 2014 - 06:29 PM




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#1531458 Wide arch 5 door project

Posted by lee grout on 16 August 2014 - 07:19 PM

Nothing major but we now have mirrors, lights and a grill  :D   Oh and a couple bits of plastic trim finished.



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#1531457 dalelc16's white escort

Posted by dalelc16 on 16 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

Our wedding day!!!!


I will upload the photographers photos when I get them
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#1531430 my mrs has killed insurance for our gti escort , any one have a decent

Posted by sidrick on 12 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

Just log off the internet.
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#1534118 Is any old skool evoers still here??

Posted by sidrick on 04 January 2016 - 06:12 PM

'Ey up Sid lad!! how's tricks?? You still running a 'scort?



Things are good, buddy, how's yourself?


I can't see myself in an Escort again, even a Cosworth if I could somehow afford one. I think I've come to terms with the fact that I don't have the time, desire or most importantly the skill to do anything other than waste money on old or project cars.


This is me for now:



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#1532549 daily ride smashed

Posted by etrebus on 29 December 2014 - 06:14 PM

yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee received a cheque today at last 

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#1531765 My gti

Posted by Paddy gti on 13 September 2014 - 02:33 PM

New clock face and hands in


Black resevoir caps on and dip stick


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#1531499 Escort RS2000 4x4 2.0 Turbo Conversion

Posted by blacksofstichill on 21 August 2014 - 07:48 AM

surely you will be fitting a nice new shiny stainless rad or something?


Yeah, we have a new rad for the job, the old one is just for the trial fitment.


I thought you'd forgotten about us. Great work :)


Cheers!  I do have a bad memory but I hadn't forgotten about you! :)


What Sid said.  :thumb:




It's like artwork, I would hate to get it oily/dirty!


Thanks, I should maybe have built 2 engines, one to use and one for show!


I've never seen any close up detail as to how anyone else has there water pipes connected to the turbo so I pretty much made this up as I went along. To join onto the existing system I needed to cut hoses and fit a metal sleeve in place with a spigot. In true scrapyard challenge style I found what I needed in stock already, once from an MG ZR, the other from a Transit Connect -


The required sections were cut from each pipe -



Painted up and ready to fit -


First one fitted into the Radiator hose, again I also found a section of suitable hose to fit onto the spigot which will eventually fit onto the banjo fitting on the turbo -


Hose held roughly in the place it will sit when connected to the banjo bolt -


Next one fitted, also with a suiatble section of hose from a scrap car -


Hoses clipped together to hold them in place -



Hose held roughly in place where it will join the banjo bolt -


You can see roughly how it's going to work, I was quite happy at this point as I'd been able to sort out the water pipes just by using parts we had here and adapting them instead of buying new when there was no need to do so -


Trial fit with the radiator again, just to see how it looks -



Top hose from Thermostat Housing fitted and bracketed to the block to keep it clear of the throttle cable -


And that's all the water pipes sorted apart from the banjo bolts on the turbo -



Intercooler and Pipes as supplied with the Turbo engine, these were originally fitted to the car that the donor Turbo Engine was removed from, they might not be the prettiest but if they'll do the job then I'll tidy them up and we'll use them -


Lower Pipe fitted -


Upper pipe fitted to Throttle Body -


And fitted to Intercooler -




Now that I know it all connects up as it should I'll be able to clean up and paint some of the metal pipework etc so that it's all ready to fit when the engine is in the car.

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#1529675 my 2.3 si

Posted by bongo on 23 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

well guys she's running!!!!!!!


went down today with


1 x 70a 670cca battery


1 x diesel starter motor


1 x new cables for my starter loom.




she spun like there was no load on it and fired straight up....its currently running on the standard ecu.....but with fitting an afr gauge i got paranoid as it was of the scale lean so i turned it off after 2 minutes...was getting late so packed up for tonight...


also made my custom throttle cable bracket...simple really.




anyway big smiles all round...

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#1529455 TA technix coilovers

Posted by SLEEMAN on 13 April 2014 - 08:35 PM

i reckon that they will be just a typical setup where they won't last long at all, pretty much a cheap setup for show cars. you could buy them and test them and review how they are.


my personal opinion is always stick to the main brands that are trusted and been developed over years and years!

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