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    Escort mk1 SR20 project

    Right starting this thread before I even start on the project or even seen the car in the flesh
    I starts with Kev & Kieran collecting a pretty clean 2 door mk1 escort from Ireland for me

    On the ferry

    Back at Kev's

    Tucked up in garage
    I will update as much as possible


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    Will look forward to seeing your progress

    It looks like an incredibly clean base to start with.

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    Looking forward to this. Glad it made it home without any issues.

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    Wow,shedding a small tear as a manufacturer purist! but looks a lovely car/project!

    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

    And if you can't fix it with a hammer,you've got an electrical problem!

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    If it was a RS or Mexico I wouldn't bastardise it just a clean 1300 base
    Kev's giving instruction to Kieran to buy parts so it makes it to the weekender


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    This should be good! love mk1 escorts

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    love the fact your not putting a ford unit in there, as much as i appreciate well looked after original old skool fords after going to a meet I felt like once id seen one id seen them all. Good luck with the cool project

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxbaz View Post
    love the fact your not putting a ford unit in there, as much as i appreciate well looked after original old skool fords after going to a meet I felt like once id seen one id seen them all. Good luck with the cool project
    lol yer its like going to jap meets 'oh an RB, how original' I want to see someone stick a cossie lump in a S14a

    Looks interesting Steve, an SR'd Capri is still on my 'wants to do' list but never know if I will ever get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I want to see someone stick a cossie lump in a S14a

    Now that's something I'd love to see

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    My 1st two cars were Mk1's, (A sexy 1100XL 4dr in the ever desirable () low compression format to learn in, & then onto a 1300E to act like 'Jack the Peanut' when behind the wheel with my shiny new licence) & always have a desire to own another 2 dr some day, but with substantially added poke. Will be keeping a 'mooch' on this thread for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    lol yer its like going to jap meets 'oh an RB, how original' I want to see someone stick a cossie lump in a S14a

    Looks interesting Steve, an SR'd Capri is still on my 'wants to do' list but never know if I will ever get there.
    I'm sure that Street Options Will was going to stick a YB in someone's drift car but ended up fabbing up bits for a 2JZ instead.

    -edit- this thread http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.p...2JZ&highlight=

    Pity, I'd love to see how it would have turned out with the YB in.
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    This is going to be epic!

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    I'm from an old school ford background and a turbo mk1 escort has been on my list for a long time. I had a mk3 Capri with a peppy 2litre pinto, I spent a lot if time and money on it. I ended up with a 130hp car that didn't idle spat fire and was generally a pain in the backside right up until it shat the bed when the carbs went out of balance as they did ALOT. I
    Did look at v8ing it but the insurance at 21 was going to be silly, petrol more so. So I looked further outside the box and ended up with Japanese beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinnysteve View Post
    If it was a RS or Mexico I wouldn't bastardise it just a clean 1300 base
    Kev's giving instruction to Kieran to buy parts so it makes it to the weekender


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    Wow, epic man challenge
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    Reach arounds are more my thing, I don't like the taste...

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    Forgot to mention a big thanks to Clint for arranging a guy to look at the car in Ireland for me


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    Quote Originally Posted by tinnysteve View Post
    Forgot to mention a big thanks to Clint for arranging a guy to look at the car in Ireland for me


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    no worries pal, giz a shot of it at the weekender and we'll call it even

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    It won't be SR'd before weekender but it should make it there


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    I think I'd settle for that, can it be sr'd at the weekender?

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    Reach arounds are more my thing, I don't like the taste...

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    I wish ! Engine and gearbox mounts need to be fabricated exhaust hangers etc then there's the wiring


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    Just to keep this tread ticking over Kev and Kieran fitting clear front indicators and bulb holders



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