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#1 scottybo

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  • Location:bournemouth
  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:24 PM

so as some of you may know i had a few issues with my old SI, brakes/rust/radiator fan/door locks/paint.....list goes on

and unfortunately i lost the passion for the car as it spent most of the time in pieces while i repaired something stupid (now breaking the SI btw)

i was then offered this little beauty at a wedding i attended last weekend and proceeded to purchase for the tidy sum of £200!!!

X reg escort finnesse 1.6
81,000 miles
full service history
6 months MOT


runs like a dream, although noticeably slower than my old escort which had the cast efi inlet manifold so maybe that made a difference (correct me if im wrong)
ive had it up on the ramps and the shell is a total gem, i cant find any rust anywhere

only problem is that my mats grandad, who i bought the car from, cracked the front bumper against his garden wall when driving into the drive (no damage caused other than bumper), so for the time being i bolted on another bumper i had lyring around as the other one has had it, it is unfortunately a different colour so the car looks proper trampy at the moment, but ive got the paint so ill do it next weekend when im off work

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plans are as follows:
- unsure about wheels as of yet, theyre nice but they look to small, comments on this matter welcome
- skirts and spats (in my garage)
- laguna splitter (in my garage)
- lower it (40mm shocks and springs in garage)
- SI interior (in garage)
- steering wheel (that one is effng hideous, anyone got a leather one?)
- exhaust (protech manifold and mongoose cat back in garage)
- ive got a k&n but i dont think ill bother fitting it
- 300mm's up front, picked them up today theyre massive!
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tell me what you think!

Edited by scottybo, 25 May 2013 - 03:15 PM.

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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol

#2 Ahmotorsport

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  • Location:Eastbourne
  • Drives:Blue Thunder

Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:30 PM

Nice little motor there Sir! As you say, get painting that bumper! xD

I doubt the fannymold would make any noticeable difference, a good old service might though!

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#3 scottybo

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  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:35 PM

lololol u said fanny


yeh i kinda got carried away with mods to plan. service will of course be on the cards as soon as that bumpers painted
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#4 supersport

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:36 PM

looks alot better than the green one. if you need a hand let me know.

#5 heavyrightfoot

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:37 PM

bargain for the money

I have a steering wheel off a gti - £20 posted
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#6 Ahmotorsport

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

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Sidrick take notes! This man knows how to do it!

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#7 Naylor2006

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  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

Protech and Mongoose, such a nice choice.

I know what it's like to lose momentum on one, funny thing I lost it on a nice X Reg Finesse and ended up buying one that was 4 years older.

Good luck!!

#8 sidrick

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

Looking forward to the progress. However, those discs aren't massive, you've just got tiny feet :)

#9 Naylor2006

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  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

Looking forward to the progress. However, those discs aren't massive, you've just got tiny feet :)


That's what she said.

#10 the_big_man

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  • Location:Risby
  • Drives:Escort RS Rep, Passat 1.9 TDi 130, Astra SRi GTC

Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:07 PM

Looking forward to the progress. However, those discs aren't massive, you've just got tiny feet :)


That's what she said.



lol

Nice base model to work with...have a pro-tech manifold myself - not bad for the money :)

#11 scottybo

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  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:35 PM

theyre massive for me! 300 mm is what 1 foot? so my foot is like 1 foot long lol

supersport i would love some help fitting those brakes at some point, but thats not for a few weeks so ill let u kow!

naylor it wasnt so much that the other escort lost steam it just wasnt going forward due to having to fix so many other things....oh well i got a nicer one now, any u went from a dad 5 door to a sick 3 door lol

i couldnt fit the protech to the other scort as it had an egr system, and the protech didnt have the fittings for it, when i posted about blanking it off i got abused lol so i didnt bother with it until now, ive also been told that that the mongoose systems are pretty rare? can anyone confirm this?


well now thats out the way i think ill put sum gash stickers all over it and get the old lady next door to me to pose naked for a fiver!!!
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#12 GingeRS2K

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  • Drives:'96 Escort RS2000 16v 2wd, And several other Fords

Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:07 PM

I've got a Ghia leather 4spoke spare if u want it?

#13 Naylor2006

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  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:07 PM

Don't think Mongoose's are rare, just less common, the don't fit as well as Magnex for example. Mines hooked up with custom hangers to get the best possible fit.

#14 HIGHTOWER

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  • Drives:Modded Escort Mk6 1.8Si

Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:42 AM

Did something Pee on your disk??? LOL
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#15 sidrick

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

Did something Pee on your disk??? LOL


Haha, I was about to post that :roll:

The worrying thing is that Ahmotorsport thinks I should do the same as well :unsure:



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