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    Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    This thread is going to be a log diary to my race car/hillclimb Mk1 Escort…

    The car has began 6 years ago then was put on the side the years passed and I bought the shell 1 year ago and the work recommence after a couple of months I understand why the previous owner didn’t complete his project... the body guy is very skill with his hands and with is excuses and there is always one...

    I did put my skills to work with cash in one hand and a stick in the other and in 6 more months the 2 weeks job was completed...


    I’m going fast forward the build to the present day... enjoy

    This is how I got the car:





















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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    After 3 months this was how the project was:











    At this time I know that is going a sloooowww build...

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    I know it was time to get the stick and wave the cash and the result after one month was a little bit better:


















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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    The deal with previous owner was the car completed ready to go to the paint shop but I wanted to be dry build before that so the car was moved to my usual builder Mr. Branco...





    This was the first time the car was out of that shop for the last 6 and 1/2 years...

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    In the meanwhile I did buy from a fellow turbosport member an Russ Tyler 2.2 Pinto with this spec:

    2.2 pinto
    205 block
    stroked cast crank
    Fiesta diesel rods
    2.8 pistons
    custom cam Russ Tyler spec
    full stage 3 head built by Russ Tyler (raised inlet ports)
    H&H dizzy with new gp a coil pack
    pair delorto 48s
    tony law manifold
    This is the rolling road of the engine:



    When I got the engine it was stripped, refreshed and we add:
    Dry sump from Tilton
    Arp bolts for the rods
    Steel flywheel (3,2kg) and arp bolts









    The raised ports:



























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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Next was the time and money consuming task of gathering all the parts needed to assemble the car

    The gearbox is a Ford Rocket 4-speed heavy duty with Race spec ratios 2.040/1.540/1.210/1:1 that was boughted also from another Turbosport member for another project that didn't go to that direction so it was used in this one:



    The rear axle is going to be fully an Atlas floating and the choice of the LSD was a Gripper and a 5.1 ratio:











    The suspension is Bilstein all around:













    The cross member (the engine will be attached to the chassis):



    The wheels are 15"x8"



    A quick rack:



    Willwood 4 pot for stoping on the front and sierra calipers on the back:







    Race battery:



    And the fuel tank, alloy radiator and top mounts that came with the shell:


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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    its going to be a nice car with all those parts..watching with interest....

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    With the pieces collected it was time for a quick dry build of the most important elements of the car before it was painted:

    The steering wheel and seat in place:



    The corsa b electric steering in place and the pedal box:





    The front suspension with the tension struts:





    The rear suspension in place with the 6 links:





    The wheels fitted:









    The strut brace in place and the rollcage stiffeners:



    The doors angle gusset:





    The support for the hand brake:



    And the support for the brake and clutch reservoir:



    The fuel tank in place:



    And testing the kevlar bonnet, boot and the front spoiler:


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    The rear firewall in place:



    The bubble heater and the engine mounts in place:



    The fabricated steel mount plate for the dry sump oil tank:



    Some more testing of the kevlar boot:



    And the GRP dash top:


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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Great stuff, really coming together.

    Keep the pics coming.

    Matt

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Quote Originally Posted by madragon199 View Post
    its going to be a nice car with all those parts..watching with interest....
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    Great stuff, really coming together.

    Keep the pics coming.

    Matt
    Thank you guys

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Then was the time to take all apart and take it to the paint shop:

























    And this is the present day from here the build is going to be updated in real time...

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Huge project you have!

    I saw a "P&B Racing" sticker in the karting. Where are you from?

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Quote Originally Posted by SLAKER View Post
    Huge project you have!

    I saw a "P&B Racing" sticker in the karting. Where are you from?
    I'm in Portugal...

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Looks a good project

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Like always great project João

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Quote Originally Posted by popee View Post
    Looks a good project
    Thank you...

    Quote Originally Posted by FrEdOoOo View Post
    Like always great project João
    Thank you Fred

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    The dash almost finish...



    Just have to sort the lights:




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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Cracking build fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4parajon View Post
    Cracking build fella.
    Thank you

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    The car was painted today and should be ready next week...












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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Almost finished:


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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    JC where do you find all the spare time for these mamoth projects ?

    Another cracking job.

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    What the hell are you waiting for to post this project on Portal Dos Clássicos?

    Estou a brincar João. Mais um belo projecto.

    Good luck with it!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    great stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by piekey View Post
    JC where do you find all the spare time for these mamoth projects ?

    Another cracking job.
    Thank you

    Too much money and too much spare time?

    I think I'll be done with this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mario r h santos View Post
    What the hell are you waiting for to post this project on Portal Dos Clássicos?

    Estou a brincar João. Mais um belo projecto.

    Good luck with it!

    Cheers,

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    Mário I don't think I'll post in Portal dos Clássicos

    There is allready to much coments about my other builds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    great stuff
    Graham thank you for all the help with this (the engine stuff in another thread) and my other projects

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Nice!!!

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Great project
    Screaming 1300 mexico rep

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/gsijoe/untitled-21.jpg

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    You have a fantastic collection of toys now, I'm very jealous

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Time for a little update on the Escort Mk1...


    The shell back from painting and ready to put all the pieces in:





    Front suspension and steering:















    Atlas Full Float and Gripper LSD:



























    AP Racing rear calipers with custom brackets:









    The boot:









    The engine is in















    On four wheels:




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    Cheers,

    Mário Santos.

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Quote Originally Posted by mario r h santos View Post


    Cheers,

    Mário Santos.

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Some more work done by Mr. Branco


















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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Some more progress:

















    The "new" gearbox (thanks Tim)

    Quaife 4 speed dog box rally ratios 2.390 1.690 1.340 1.000












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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Just to check how it sit's...




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    Nice work João!

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    Re: Cruz's MK1 Escort race and hillclimb car

    Looking really nice mate.
    What's the off set on your wheels if you don't mind me asking?

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