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    My MK2 Escort

    Thought it was about time i posted some up to date pictures of my daily driver. I was really looking forward to driving the old girl again once i had my license back, but now i am driving again, i must admit that its got a bit boring-even on my first drive back out in her, i was back home after 10mins cos i was fed up
    Anyway, here she is, hope you like(and no, im not washing the feckin thing!!!-its too cold!! )






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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    why not sell it then????

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    looking good dan soon it will be my cars twin lol

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    ......boring-even on my first drive back out in her,.......
    Its time for a bigger engine I think

    Dom

    Oh yeah and would you please paint the rear floor BLACK!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    what size wheels and tyres have you got on it??

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    they are 7j x 13 superlites with 185/60 tyres
    the car looks alot lower in real life for some reason

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    looks good dan,

    are you going to pop over and see my mk2 escort now its in the garage?

    readeh for a rebuild ho yesh.

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    It looks really good Dan. Did you make it look like that or was it bought that way? I can't wait to start on mine

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    your mark two looks a nice tool mate,how much you lowered it on the back it looks propa on the floor?what engine you got in? cheeRS

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    looks nice mate, if youre bored with it theres only one thing to do -

    MAKE IT FASTER

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    id love to make it faster, but just cant aford the insurance
    Its lower 3" at the back
    engine wise i rebuilt a 1300GT with heavy duty bearings, Kent fast road cam(BCF2), heavy duty valve springs, unleaded head, 32 DGV carb(twin choke) performance manifold and single box exhaust, K&N filter.think thats it?
    I bought it as a standard 1100 pop and have done all the mod myself

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    It would be a shame to sell after doing all that work on it and getting it looking that good.
    Keep it! You will only end up buying one back in a few years which will cost you double what they are worth now and have to do all that work again.
    Maybe you can get a 1600 lump and insure it elsewhere cheaper.

    The wheels look great and I prefer the Cibies on the car. You got a geat website too.

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    He won't sell, he goes through this phase every few weeks!

    And if he does sell, I will kick his


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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    what else will ya get if ya sell? any car is gonna be dear to insure and you wont get anything much quicker for the engine size

    just put a 1600 in it, nobody will know
    gone are the days when the old bill could tell the differece from a 1300 to a 1600

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    you'll regret selling it when your cover comes down, even a standard 2.0 litre is mucho fun to drive. fit a pinto and an LSD and its fuggin GREAT!

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    if i ever sold it it would be to get a mk1

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Is this a new trend - having your centre cap fitted to the front wheel, and missing from the rear ?

    I'd paint your rear floor black, or rip the carpet out and do the lot in white, rally stylee

    Chris

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    The fronts are no longer on
    repaint the rear-take carpet out and paint all white???!!!Are you mad!!! cant be arsed with all that

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Am I mad ? I suppose I must be

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Like the idea of swopping to a mk1, They deffo the better escort to have!!! hehehe ;-)
    Great looking car mate and as the others have said dont rush to get rid of it as you WILL regret it!!!
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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    I think its time to get a nice 2ltr pinto in there mate that will give it some more ooooomph

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    well, might start to build a 1700 for it, will have to see what the next few weeks brings

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Stop faffing around scoffer, build a pinto capable of losing your license again all by itself

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    NICE CAR AND DONT SELL BE P ACE ET A KEEP DOING IT UP AND U WILL BE KING OF THE BLOCK 1 DAY.JUST KEEPING MAKE IT GO FASTER

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Danny Stick a pinto in! I am and im only 19. With HIC ill be paying around 1000 TPTF on my mk1 Sport with all m ods delcared. Thats not so bad is it?

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Your mk2 look proper bo, i tell thee!

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    yeh but poppe you aint got 6 points have ya

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Well until the insurance comes down a 1700 would be sweet. Only difference between a 1300 and 1700 is the 1700 block is an inch higher. I doubt anyone would notice that . Don't quote me on that cause I could be wrong.

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    lol, cheers for that, im just concentrating on tidying her up at the mo, sorting out the jobs that need doing, and getting her ready for the MOT in April

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Thats probably what I should be doing instead of keep trying to make it go faster! lol

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    i like it Dan, really smart motor.

    i think you should build yourself a proper 1300 like my old one.

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    Blody hell, a year later neraly, and still she looks the same :d

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    YOU GOING TO DONNO 2MORROW MATE?

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    Re: My MK2 Escort

    mate i will be going in the mk2, though taking me old man with me, so going straight there
    Will keep a look out for you mister

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