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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    My Daily update.
    Sealing day.
    I started with the rear lamp sealings.

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    The bigger issue was the cutting of the front door sealings. They were verry wobly. So...Another Lifehack
    Ive cutted a small pipe and put it in the weak part of the Door seal. I used a 1mm disk with a grinder.

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    Last job yesterday, marking and cutting of the door foil against moisture

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    Today I will try to get the right side mirror in the right shape. The angle is not the same as at the left side.

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    The small plastic cap is in the right direction, maybe I have to cut the metal washer a bit in shape to get the mirror a bit higher...
    Stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Good news....the last carbon parts came back from Paintshop.
    I started with the frontbumpers...

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    next job was the rear bumper. But the old number plate lamps needs some love.

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    after that I added an "Emergancy opener" for the Boot lid. I added a cable from ab bike, wich endet up near the Alloy Tank behind the rear seat.
    The first picture shows the first trial...It works, but it was only reachable with an umbrella ;o)

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Touchdown.

    Now shes back on its own wheels.Now I have to adjust the toe and the right position from the rear axle.

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    Maybe I need to screw it a bit higher...but for the moment I leave it as it is...

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Stunning, love seeing the progress on this car, fantastic build, keep up the good work

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Car looks beautiful mate, well done. Absolutely love the colour, one of my favourites on a Mk2, and I'm not normally a fan of carbon but it suits this car.

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Excellent thread.

    Car looks fantastic; well done.

    (I’m not excessively jealous.)
    So many projects, so little time.

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    This is so awesome makes me want 13s again

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Many thanks for your comments! I really appreciate every one!
    Powered with this motivation I did some more at the interior...
    The the seat belts are now installed but the front latches were in a bad condition. so I decided to add some carbon foil instead of the sun burned gold/red foil.

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    Next step were the inner carpet fixing rails which are made of alloy. After 45 Years the are also in a bad condition and needed some rework.

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    fresh glossy Black painted the look like new ones!

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    Last job for the weekend...the C-Pillar covers.
    I bought some spare ones...but as usual..they need some modifications.
    They did not glue some fixings on the parts. My luck, the fixings were OK at he old parts. So time to create some parts which are able to fit...

    I drilled the parts out with a PDC Cutter and glued them on the new parts!

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    Stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    I like that, smart but simple fix for the pillars. Car is coming on well

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Love them bbs wheels

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    found some Oil leakage around my vernier pulleys. So I decided to dismantle the Top cover and seal it again.

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    Same for my gearbox. There were some oil drops around the box. I brought another T9-Box to the gearbox specialist. Now we rework the whole gearbox with seals and bearings.
    And I started with the "stickers"
    I bought a set of greyisch Harrier decals at dmb...They fit perfect to the STRATO SILVER

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    last job...repolish the BBS rims and add the factory stickers!

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    Stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    A few more stickers applied yesterday...

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    And finished the dials...

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    What a weekend!
    The Best News at all!!!!
    I've asked the CLASSIC FORD MAGAZINE how I can manage to get a Story about my car into the magazine... And they are interested!!! A dream come truth! Im so proud of this honor.

    Together with a friend, I fitted the headliner in shape. Now he looks really like a new one.

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    And the Harrier Sticker are finished...

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    My Escort XE Project!

    Well deserved


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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    One of the hardest things during a rebuild is to drill a hole in a fresh painted car...yesterday I did it twice.
    I forgot to drill the two holes for the window washer nozzles. But the good news were that the studs which I spotwelded under the wings are well placed and route the pipe in the right way

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    The scuttle panel is now fixed with rivets, which are not that big and high as the previous used screws.

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    After that hard meal I finished the work on my rear spoiler. The sharp edges cuted some sratchmarks in the paint. So I decided to use a very thin protection which cam from Alfa Romeo.
    Here is e Link if someone is interested:
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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    The windows are back in place, and the build comes to his last checkboxes on my to do list!

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    But there are so much small issues to fix. Yesterday I found a huge dent under the right outer mirror. After dismantling the door I saw that I screwed the big braked (to stiffen the mirror at the door) above a small bracket from the door outer skin, what causes the big dent...luckily after reassemble in the right way the dent disappears!
    There is also some more work to do on the exhaust system. To reduce the possibility of a turning exhaust, I welded the middle section together and I ad a bracket.

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    Also the airfilter for the taper throttles is nearly finished. The issue is that every order from UK need more than 4 weeks to arrive. My problem is that the programmer needs a finished system to get it proper programmed.
    With that, I build my own backplate. To get a little more clearance between the rived nuts and the fuel rail pipe, I ordered 4 spacer which will be cutted out with the waterjet.

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    Good news...I bought a small plotter to create my own stickers! Time to manufacture...Now I can reproduce nearly EVERY one colored sticker

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    And the journey continous.
    The spacer came back...time to finish the Airfilter. Now with enough clearance to the fuel line.

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    I found three more weak threads, which I repaired again with Helicoils. Always a pleasure to drill holes in the open engine...NOT

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    After sandblasting the T9 gearbox, I drilled the hole at the bottom to put in a temperature sender and use it as a oil drain hole.

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    After that hard work I drove the car some kilometers around my neighborhood...

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    Stay tuned..Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    How did it drive?

    Felt good?

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    My Escort XE Project!

    A great milestone well done


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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    great work Denis, its finally on the road! how did it drive/feel? great work !!

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    My Escort XE Project!

    Great moment when it all comes together and you get to move it under it's own steam.... awesome work m8 👏👌👍

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    My Escort XE Project!

    Since Denis has disappeared since the last update I'd hazard a guess he's still bombing around the lanes with an ear to ear grin 😃

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Thats what i did
    Every noise which came in scares me and let my ears get bigger. But it drove like a dream! The suspention works perfect, not too loud inside. Next week wednesday will be the great day! I will spend the whole day on a Dyno to program the engine.
    I expect around 210-220 PS.
    As of now I can say the long and f...g hard work pays out. A fantastic feeling if every part which I stripped, reworked and whatever works fine together! A really great moment. Thanks to all in that great Forum!!

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    It certainly looks lovely and is a real credit to you Dennis.

    Excellent work

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    Dyno Test Done...228WHP

    Next big step done...DYNO Run and programming done!
    Result:
    228WHP and 241NM
    Im really more than happy with this result!!
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    My Escort XE Project!

    228 sounds very good indeed!

    That's at least 50 more than you really need in an Escort.

    Blimey, did I just say that? Definitely getting old ha ha.

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    More than you need?? (but youre right! )
    It is really massive, but together with the 3.54 CWP and the original T9 Gearbox it is absolutely smooth to drive. But if you need some fun....its just one gear down away...

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