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    Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    This is me mk2 escort 1.6 auto ghia 1977. i bought it off a geezer in slough who got it off an old boy which it sat in his barn covered from january 91 till i bought it on the 4/11/11. i paid peanuts liturally, its 38,000 from new and thats genuine because the box is perfect the interior is perfectly mint and the car has never been welded and needs no welding . oh and it started first time with new petrol and still does on a cold winter morning. the geezer who got it started priming things that he thought might rust then left it.so this is how i got it.the bodys got little dings everywhere because of it being in a barn for so long but im not building a minter im building this to use and abuse but not ruin.....







    started smoothing the trim holes off

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    nice find

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    Use and abuse but not ruin, i like that lol

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    I like the wheels on the pass seat

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    thanks boys the wheels are 13x8 allycats dont no et but once polished proper, there look deeper. boxxer: im from sidcup kent 15 min from brands. bloody missed that trackday at brands you done well mike i was only round the corner at the time aswell, top bend is hard to drift aint it, needs some torque to power that bend son, how did your cozzy do there mike.

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    Not far from me at Bexleyheath!

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    you got an old ford then mate i dont really see any round here i no of about 3 escorts and a couple of cortinas. oh and theres an anglia which got restored a few years ago and is mint its sitting under a sheet in blendon and they want 2000 for it

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    quick update front and back sprayed, bumper brackets on, lights and grill in.


    me bumpers now that ive changed um a bit


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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    nice! getting there. I'd just matt black the lot of it

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    i was thinking of either primer red or nato green but i wanna go for a more retro colour like brown or a darker cream than yours mike as the retro colors do it for me more than the oranges and bright greens.....got everything to finish this now just need rear light gaskets and sidelight holders anyone no were i get um from.

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    nice 1 cheers mate

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    How about painting it the same as your living room?

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    hahahaha its not actually that bright and gay looking lol the flash makes it look brighter but yeah if i did people will be crashing left right and centre for blinding um. its the old women who decorated it i just funded the paper.

    gonna do some more work on the escort today so can get some more pics up

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    little update front ends finished just need to fit me aa badge.

    got me rear bills and me new wheels for the mx5(also 4x108 )

    got me twin 40's mated to linkage now, quite happy with the manifold to looks lovely, just waiting for me o rings


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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    thinking of a conversion and might not build the crossflow now so maybe up for sale soon, depending on the conversion going through and its gonna be a bute,lets just say it involves an st,2.5 turbo and 300bhp as standard a pat on the back for any 1 who guesses what it is

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    The new 2.5 St focus engine has been mentioned before, but i think there isnt any conversion parts for the engine, dont know if theres any volvo rwd gearboxes you could fit it to, as its a volvo engine and being 5cyl i would think it would be abit long for the engine bay??

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    a box has been found and a clutch has been made but its happening and im next inline as ive come across a dirt cheap engine and i no of a clever man who is doing the conversion to a mk2 now. hasnt any1 done this yet coz he told me how its going together. and it sounds no fuss it sounds easier then a 170 lump i hope...i should be removing the engine,loom and all ancillaries in the next couple of days so pics as follows... i hope this works out as these engines aint cheap...

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    car will look good with them rims
    sideways is the best way to turn a corner

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    having murders finding tyres for um that are cheap enough i need 195,55,13
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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    how much for ur crossflow bud and is it a 1600?

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    let me see if im going through with this conversion ifso it wiill come with a 421,gasket set,twin 40 dellortos it will be coming straight out of the escort with 38,000 miles on the engine and its a 1600. ill have to think about the price at the mo. give me a rough estimate what u would pay mate

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    its now painted medium satin brown but im going to give it a blow over again coz im not happy with finish...then to sell me 2.5 st engine then fund me redtop conversion as i have some parts already..




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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    why you not going threw with the 2.5 conversion mate? i was looking forward to seeing how you was going to get along with that
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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    get on with that lump fella, bin waiting so long 2 see sum 1 do this conv, y not be that sport???? lol am liking the brown deffo, even as is just a lite machine buff look pukka and you gotta do them head lites yella,
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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    There is a thread over on Passionford and the lad is using an St engine in a rwd set up.Heres the link http://passionford.com/forum/restora...s-of-pics.html
    Here is a thread from Turbobricks where a 5 cylinder whiteblock engine is being used in a rwd set up http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=219119 Plenty of info on both of these threads. hth
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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    cheers for the comments boys but the main thing is that me mate will be doing most of the work as hes got the know how on electrics. ive converted a 100e to run a type 9 and a 2.0 pinto but this has alot of wiring which is not me strong point. so thought id start out on something easier to fit meself as i dont like bying id rather be building,if ya no what i mean but these sites are very helpfull cheers katluke but that turbo brick make things sound to complicated when it really aint bad at all. i no what i need parts wise but i cant ally weld and im crap round a loom oh and im running out of money as im waiting to go back to work. but in the back of me head i am thinking of puting it aside till i gather some more money...cheers boys

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    its now ready for classic ford and im loving the rat look of it aswell for now

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    still needs to go down about 1" but its alright for now
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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    hi fella.
    looking good that last pic is nice i love the tyre end wheel combo. i have a baige ghia with a viynle roof and thats how i want mine to sit.

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    Looks really cool on those wheels... Needs lowering a bit more tho

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    that looks baaaaaad. Love it.

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    cheers boys yeah i think i might go an inch lower, and shes running lovely now aswell so alls well, just orderd meself one of marks(m11rf) quick release bosses aswell so i dont have to hold on to the poxy standard wheel no more hahaha still got loads to do on her but that can be done as i go and it goes sideways with ease aswell thanks to the welded diff happy days.....zac
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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia




    and me mates mk1 estate that would be nice to see on the road soon


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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    Go further with the rat look

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    might do it looks alrite a hhahaha
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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    Looks good that Zac!! Im liking the Rat look at the mo! Im on the look out for a clean 4door to turn into a proper drag car if you see anything about! My dad says you have got the eye for finding then! lol!
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    Rat look 4 doors are the way forward, I had a Matt black over blue 4 dr that I then scotch padded down on the high edges so e blue came through and it looked awesome

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    Re: Sgallywags mk2 escort 4 door ghia

    Quote Originally Posted by James-HPE View Post
    Looks good that Zac!! Im liking the Rat look at the mo! Im on the look out for a clean 4door to turn into a proper drag car if you see anything about! My dad says you have got the eye for finding then! lol!
    sorry james i aint checkd this in a while yeah im keeping me eye out for ya mate.....im hopefully going to pick up me pinto today so will post up once fitted, ill give you a bell if i find a 4 door james
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