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    Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Here is my Mk2 Racecar.
    Thats a picture of the first year we drive it
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    Itīs a original 1300 shell. We weld a rollcage in, worked al little bit on the suspension and make a engine at home. This ist how we drive the first year.
    The second winter we striped it down fitted a sierra 5 speed gearbox. Switched the axle from köln (i think atlas is the english name) to Banjo with a 4.44 transmission with a ZF spool . We also get some GFK Parts.
    In the first race this year one Valve decided to chop off and the engine broke down. Everything was broken down piston head zylinder.
    So we get a new 1300 Engine Build by a small german engine Builder. The Engine got a new Exhaust Manifold, Fully build hat with combustion chamber in the had an flat pistons. light flywhell, other clutch (AP)......
    On the Ignition Side we fitted a Van Kronenbourg programmable Ingnition System.
    Thats how we race at the moment. Its a little bit hard to race with the Escort because the VW polos are lighter an had more engine power.
    to reduce the distance between us an the poloīs or fiatīs iīm going to build a throttle bodie conversion http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthre...die-Conversion
    and searche for a new 2door shell, but it is nearly impossible to get a good shell or car in germany to build up a new racecar.
    Hereīs another picture of the car
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    I thank for all tipīs about doing stuff on the car, or to get parts. Like i say itīs very hard to get information and good parts in germany.

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    This week we prepared the car for another Race. Its a mix between Hillclimb and Slalom. Hereīs a quick review from last year:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex7cJnw14cc
    We got some work to do this week. At the last race we had a new set of tires: michelin rst slicks on 7"ats classic. After the race we saw that the rear tires hit the inner arch so we cut everything and make space for the tires. We hope for good weather cause the track there is quiet fast if its dry

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Hereīs the review of the race:
    The weather was very bad. Cold and Wet. So we started on our Yokohama rain Tyres. But during the Race the track went more and more dry. So it wasnīt the best race ever but we arenīt the last in the group. My dad got 5th place and iīm on the 8th from 10. I hitted a pin in every run so Iīve get 3 seconds time added on each run.
    The car run good without any problems.
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    more pics from another guy there are here http://www.slalomfotos.de/galerie/?g2_itemId=24924
    We drive in "Startgruppe 4" and "Startgruppe 5"

    Thats the last race for this year so we start do work on the car. The first step is to get 45 Webers an go back on the dyno. The other plans are to do some bodywork because of rust problems. Improve the heating system and maybe fit the throttle bodie conversion and fit another pedal box.

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    cool, it looks like your running rather narrower tyres than the opposition, corner speed is as or even more important than straight line speed

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Could you explain me "narrower" i donīt get the word ( bad german english)

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    narrower = not as wide

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Yes because I canīt fit wider Tires under the arch. we drive 3 setīs of 7" wheels and itīs very close at the arch. But we canīt wide the arch because the shell is very bad on both sides the car has body filler (or is bondo the right name??) from the pre owner. Iīm searching for a new shell since a year but like i say very difficult. Next weekend we want to go a race from the german hill climb masters. Maybe one of the Escort guys from there has a shell to sell.

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    put sum arches on it fella,. dont matter what the body work is like as uyou can cover it back up with filler., does it matter having rear opening doors?? because if not just make your own box arches.,

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Servus aus München

    Great to see a nice escort being thrown up and down a sprint section, not enough escorts over here!

    Im searching 2 years for a nice solid escort for reasonable money and still searching.... Munich is terrible for fords, Köln of course seems to be the best

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Can anybody tell me how wide the different arches are ? If seen tarmac tarmac wide forest but I don't now how they are.

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Tomorrow iīm going to fit our wheel sets with spacers on and make some pics maybe anyone here could say after the pics which arches would fit to our problem

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Today I finaly got time to put the wheels on. The wheels are 7" ATS and 25mm Spacer so its close to 8".
    so the smallest arches would be fine
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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Hi could you put up a side on view of your car with the ATS wheels on never seen an escort with them on would like to see how it looks ,more of a VW wheel over here on mk1 golfs. cheers

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    No problem. Two pics in the garage yesterday

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Yesterday we made a final testing day on a track. Can run very good I was faster than a subaru sti

    And we finally went to the dyno with 45er Weberīs. We got 11 Din PS more. Maybe I put the curve as picture on here.

    So this week the winterworking is going to start.

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    nice one. beige 4 doors are the fastest

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    today we started working.

    First thing is: in some Corners we got slipping Tyres but the LSD work very well. So we found out that we got 1 Tyre up in the air in tight corners.

    We found out that we need more damping way because the shock absorber was complet on block. On Saturday we go to a fella who stopped racing his Escort and we buy his parts heīs got different shock absorber so maybe the problem could be solved by Saturday.

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    I you dont want to go with tarmac or forest arches there are these types also http://retrorides.proboards.com/inde...t&thread=66146
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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Suspension probem is solved we mounted modified bilsteins. They are shorter than the original. So maybe on the weekend the engine gets out. And i got a set of arches on the weekend I make some pictures they are real wide

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Today i fixed the arches with tape. They are too wide.

    Could anybody say me from the picture what kind they are Tarmac, Forest etc?????

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Anybody got an idea which arches those are???

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    tarmac 1s i rkn boss

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Attachment 48158

    what car is this, im thinking TR7 but im also thinking im wrong?

    1974 MK1 Escort - Work in Progress

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfish View Post
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    what car is this, im thinking TR7 but im also thinking im wrong?
    its a Fiat X19

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Yes itīs an X19 on of the fastest Fiats in our class. He also have an Fiat 128 in our class

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Today was the first real working day on the winter works
    -Moved the Engine out
    -Oil and Water Radiators out
    -started to work on the wiring
    -started to build a new sheet metal on the tunnel to hold the switches etc
    -and I cut out pieces of the inner front shet to make more space for the radiators and a air intake
    -started with grinding the engine bay for a respray

    more stuff tomorrow

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Not many done in the past time still collecting and ordering parts.
    And started a fxxking job: get rid of the under car sealing
    warmed everything up with a blow dryer and then with a big screw driver, but I have to try a other way
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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Yes sh**t job. Thinking about getting parts of the inner arches dry ice blasted.
    Finished a new switch panel and fuse panel.
    The perfect bias pedal box from oldskoolrools arrived today.
    Wanted to start some welding today but gas of the welder was empty

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Pedalbox fit perfect

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    Reworked the complete wiring these days and cut out all cables switches and relais i donīt need

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    wiring weighs a lot! i stripped a complete loom out of a sierra once, very surprised how heavy it was.

    cars coming on a treat, monster arches!

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    A little update:
    Wiring done
    exhaust done
    exhaust tunnel done
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    waiting for my paket from evodave (classic and rally spares)

    putted a standart engine in today to testdrive the new suspension and the new brake system
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    still so much to do donīt really know if I get all done

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom



    Hi, these wires connected to the fuseholders will come loose due to vibrations ...
    And if you connect the common +12V like that the first wire has to take all the current of the subsequent fuses so it will get hot.

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    I drive this fuse system the 3 season this year without any problems

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    i used a wall paper scraper to get rid of the underseal then wiped it over with turps.
    takes forever.
    keep at it.

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    i think the underseal will stay because we had only 8 weeks to the first race. Yesterday the new TCAīs got mounted and I try to mount a panhard rod hereīs the result:
    http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthre...nhard-rod-pics
    We put a standart engine in to drive the pedalbox adjustment and to get the suspension adjusted.

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    We bought a new/ old shell
    nearly a complet car. itīs a 75 1.3.
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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    That looks to be in good condition

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    Re: Escort Mk 2 1300 Slalom

    What is the plan for it? Use all the 4 door bits on it? Or use the bits off this one for the 4 door?

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