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#31 eetaylog

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:05 AM

you done a top job on that m8 :thumb:


cheers fella.

Looks mint mate.
I have rust very much like yours behind the bumper, except a lot worse on the passenger side, possibly beyond repair :(


nothings beyind repair dude, ive seen cars that look like swiss cheese being brought back from the death. have a look at this thread about replacement arches and sills. theyre very cheap, its just the welding and respraying that costs the bucks (unless you know how to do it yourself). im thinking of getting mine done properly as the rust is just starting to creep back now.
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#32 EscortNreg

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:45 PM

Saw this car in the flesh randomly on friday... Its really really nice...

Loved the wheels...
They say kids are strong - My boy must be HE-MAN!!!

#33 eetaylog

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:09 AM

Its been a while since i did a proper mod to the car, and ive been after some decent brakes for a while, so when a 300mm setup came along from a fella down the road (EscortNreg) i snapped them up.

Its been done a few times by people on here, so youll probably know the score, but the parts were 300mm st170 discs (drilled & grooved), Mk3 mondy calipers & pads, Mk1 mondy hoses. I ended up not using the hoses though as the bracket that attaches to the inner wheel arch was too small to hold them. I made up some brackets using some sheet aluminium, and thought about getting them welded on, but instead i just used the original hoses with copper washers to take up the slack in the banjo connector.

Anyway, enough talking, piccy time...


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wadayathink? :cheers:
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#34 jamesgti

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:32 AM

looks good mate. where did you get them from as im after some?

#35 eetaylog

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:36 AM

a guy round the corner from me had a set going as he didnt need them any more. theres always discs coming up on here though, and you can pick the calipers up from any half decent scrappy. ive still got the Mk1 mondeo hoses as well if youre interested in buying them?
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#36 johnnygti

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:48 PM

a guy round the corner from me had a set going as he didnt need them any more. theres always discs coming up on here though, and you can pick the calipers up from any half decent scrappy. ive still got the Mk1 mondeo hoses as well if youre interested in buying them?



what mondeo brakes are they as i have mondeo st24 brakes in the shed that was going on my old sierra would these fit

and lovely car mate i really like those wheels

#37 EscortNreg

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:17 PM

Them disks are £90 on ebay!!

I do love the look of them m8, wish i kept them now lol

a guy round the corner from me had a set going as he didnt need them any more. theres always discs coming up on here though, and you can pick the calipers up from any half decent scrappy. ive still got the Mk1 mondeo hoses as well if youre interested in buying them?


"a guy round the corner".... Cheers "mate" lol
They say kids are strong - My boy must be HE-MAN!!!

#38 eetaylog

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:47 AM

a guy round the corner from me had a set going as he didnt need them any more. theres always discs coming up on here though, and you can pick the calipers up from any half decent scrappy. ive still got the Mk1 mondeo hoses as well if youre interested in buying them?



what mondeo brakes are they as i have mondeo st24 brakes in the shed that was going on my old sierra would these fit

and lovely car mate i really like those wheels


theyre focus ST170 discs and Mondeo Mk3 calipers and pads (all Mk3's are the same iirc but im not sure about the ST24's)

Them disks are £90 on ebay!!


a guy round the corner from me had a set going as he didnt need them any more. theres always discs coming up on here though, and you can pick the calipers up from any half decent scrappy. ive still got the Mk1 mondeo hoses as well if youre interested in buying them?


"a guy round the corner".... Cheers "mate" lol


youre lucky i said 'guy' chris, haha.
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#39 Craig855S

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:08 AM

Wheels and brakes look top,the car as a whole is now as the escort should always have been
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#40 eetaylog

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:20 AM

Wheels and brakes look top,the car as a whole is now as the escort should always have been


Cosmetically yes (& brakes), but the GTi should have had a meatier engine as well. The whole thing was a bit lazy on Fords part imo, as standard it was just an Si with plastic surgery and a leather hat.

Couldve been so much more.
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#41 trickydicky

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:34 AM

Wheels and brakes look top,the car as a whole is now as the escort should always have been


Cosmetically yes (& brakes), but the GTi should have had a meatier engine as well. The whole thing was a bit lazy on Fords part imo, as standard it was just an Si with plastic surgery and a leather hat.

Couldve been so much more.


Agreed. :)

What you going for engine wise? I'd say 2 litre but is there a point in that as its only another 15-20bhp...
If anything it'd be an RS2000 lump.

70 > 115 > 115 > 90 > 90 > 185 > 125 > 140  ^ 205


#42 eetaylog

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:41 AM

Wheels and brakes look top,the car as a whole is now as the escort should always have been


Cosmetically yes (& brakes), but the GTi should have had a meatier engine as well. The whole thing was a bit lazy on Fords part imo, as standard it was just an Si with plastic surgery and a leather hat.

Couldve been so much more.


Agreed. :)

What you going for engine wise? I'd say 2 litre but is there a point in that as its only another 15-20bhp...
If anything it'd be an RS2000 lump.


id love to do the RS2k, but the 2litre is just so much easier so im not sure yet.
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#43 trickydicky

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:58 AM

But the extra push could be worth the extra work :)

70 > 115 > 115 > 90 > 90 > 185 > 125 > 140  ^ 205


#44 Hello_Dave

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:40 PM

nice to meet you last night mate, tidy motor to loving the wheels and the bigger brake set up :)

#45 eetaylog

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:11 PM

nice to meet you last night mate, tidy motor to loving the wheels and the bigger brake set up :)


yeah, always good meeting others from here. cabby looked tidy, just need to get those jacking point covers sorted! :nutter:

saw your thread about the brake upgrade, you gonna go for it?
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