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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    wow! guess it will make the first drive all that sweeter!

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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    finally got the cage front feet welded
    tied into the sill stand tube





    started on repairing my other door inner repair first




    builds going slow at the moment only doing the little bits while i sort the big stuff axle case for lining up the watts link ,
    engine dry sump so i can mount the engine and build the chassi mounts first time in the right place and get my gearbox mount done

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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    Great job...will be making new tubs for mine..thanks for sharing,,,cheers mark

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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    the work is just incredible very talented

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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    Tidy work there mate

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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    thanks Guys

    done a little more on the door
    and bits have started to arrive to move it along and im about to order more bits hopefully

    so i made a door bottom outer that wasnt quite long enough but all i could manage to fold without a folder
    it came out roughly straight as well






    and this is how i left it tonight needs abit more dressing with the dolly but its now solid


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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    Where are you ordering your parts from?

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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    i seem to be ordering stuff from everywhere at the moment

    dry sump kit of Lacey --was spot on
    GP4 is building me axle
    my drysump tank came from off here -then i chopped bits off it

    had a rummage through my collection of cutter and found i had all but everything here to pipe my dry sump kit in just need a -12 to 3/4 bspp adapter and a length of -12 hose

    anyway todays work
    made a cut for the dry sump tank chopped some plate bashed it abit and tigged it all in
    plus welded a few minor repairs that i cut out 5 years ago ish




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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    oh then i chucked a wing on to check my door gaps just needs a little tweak


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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    good work as always...getting there...cheers mark

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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    cheers Mark

    been making some small progress winters coming it always slows me down a bit

    bought a group 4 type cross member to suit chassis mounted engine mounts but it was converted to a different type steering rack
    so i had to cut them off and return to some lowered rack mounts
    then i found my lower column bush was worn through so i ordered some bush bar and made on on the lathe at work ( a old herbert looks pre ww2 but it works and does the job )
    came out ok for me doing it and allowed me to align the column and rack so my mounts were in the right place
    rack mounts all tigged up




    then i fit my compression strut brackets, and trial fit to my rose jointed bottom arms
    it should let me throw some castor at it i still have the option of running my twincam anti roll bar as well if i dont like the compression strut handling




    ordered my chassis mount kit for the duratec and some other bits n bobs from rallyweld fabrications was happy with the parts they sent quality looked spot on
    also got my disc bells from ebay so just need the caliper brackets and my 304mm front brake setup will be sorted
    they look huge in a 15" compomotive rim
    if nowt else it should stop well




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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    decided to crack on fitting the front
    ive modified it abit so my wings now bolt on
    took a age just to get everything to align ,i ended up chopping a section out of the os wing to make it fit the front panel
    one down one part done







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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    the nearside front wings arched still a few small detail parts to finish but its coming along
    had to modify the front edge behind the bumper as it was no where near fitting right
    seems ok now though




    also fabricated a couple of rad supports and modified the lower cross member to suit the radiator im using (still have to make the radiator mounts)
    offsetting the radiator to the O/S
    there should be plenty of room for the oil cooler in there aswell


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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    looking good boss, keep the updates coming

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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    cheers jimmy

    not done much ,just fitted the radiator (kit car rad its loads bigger than a normal one came complete with kenlow fan)
    and a little notch for the dry sump tank
    may end up rotating the tank 90 degrees yet depending how the outlet meets the pump





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    Re: My Escort Mk1 project

    started again
    fit my engine and box chassi mounted



    notched the tank to clear the pump
    had a fit up session to check it all fits






    got my watts towers in and finished it all seems ok





    trying to get it finished sooner as 9 years is to long

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