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Mk1 Ford Lotus Escort 1969

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We built a escort m1 shell on a cossie escort 4x4 running gear it featured in max power it was one hell of a tool

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We built a escort m1 shell on a cossie escort 4x4 running gear it featured in max power it was one hell of a tool

some one done it with an anglia ,

we put a 1600 pinto engine (capri engine) into a anglia and my mate raced it at buxton raceway in the classic bangers :D

another boy who i know put a rover v8 into an old 100e as well

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The amount of mk1, mk2 and mk 3 cortinas my old man ran into the ground and then scrapped makes me cry. He used to buy one for a couple hundred quid run it until it failed the test and needed more than a repair you could carry out on the driveway, scrap it and buy another. Can you imagine if he had just put them in a barn instead of scrapping them they would be worth 10's of thousands.

On more than one occasion him and my older brother used a block and tackle to replace engine they brought from the scrap yard. Can you imagine any of that with a modern car these days.

 

When I passed my test I had use of his vauxall viva and then a few months later he bought a vauxall magnum and I thought it went a like a rocket!

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We built a escort m1 shell on a cossie escort 4x4 running gear it featured in max power it was one hell of a tool

some one done it with an anglia ,

we put a 1600 pinto engine (capri engine) into a anglia and my mate raced it at buxton raceway in the classic bangers :D

another boy who i know put a rover v8 into an old 100e as well

ive seen that done the lad had to remodel the bulkhead to get it to fit in though he put in a mk1 cortina or it might have been a mk2 or 3 it was over 26 years ago

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Loved the ford crossflows in whatever guise a quality engine :thumbs: what engine did the lotus one have do no Jasper

 

No idea Cookie :thumbs:. I remember the lotus Cortina which I think was 1600 twincam :hmm:.

 

cracking days when you could walk outside with a pair of feeler gauges and a strobe and screwdriver and set cars up ourselves, remember spending hours gaping the points and plugs and tweaking around with the mixture, and strobeing the timing, as a lad I couldn't wait to get under the bonnet for a play :laugh:, these days its all tamperproof which is a shame :cray: . don't think kids these days will have half the fun we had when we was lads.....

 

a local lad had a MK1 RS2000 with twin 40's, cherry bomb exhaust and a few other mods, we used to here this thing burbling away at the traffic light at the top of my mothers road, everytime I saw it I drooled :laugh:.....

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some one done it with an anglia ,

we put a 1600 pinto engine (capri engine) into a anglia and my mate raced it at buxton raceway in the classic bangers :D

another boy who i know put a rover v8 into an old 100e as well

 

You're making me wish I was a lad again chid :laugh:, one of the joys with these old fords if you had the know how was the way you could chop and change engines and running gear :thumbs:.

 

I still love to see them in all their glory expecially when somthing special is under the bonnet..........

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Loved the days of not enough cash to fill up the tank so was always on vapour and a can in back run out on the M25 in contriflow and was towed for free bargin instead of pushing love the days of tinkering and making good on shoestring.

 

Can guys remember the days prior to tyres having tread as MOt pass with wire poking out unbelivable we made it though alive :laugh:

 

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some one done it with an anglia ,

we put a 1600 pinto engine (capri engine) into a anglia and my mate raced it at buxton raceway in the classic bangers :D

another boy who i know put a rover v8 into an old 100e as well

 

You're making me wish I was a lad again chid :laugh:, one of the joys with these old fords if you had the know how was the way you could chop and change engines and running gear :thumbs:.

 

I still love to see them in all their glory expecially when somthing special is under the bonnet..........

best one i seen was a rusty old 100e at a roundabout sounded like it was missing , and which i thought it was , until he set off, must of had a serious cam in it lol , it went like shit it must of been an ongoing project that only the engine was done :laugh:

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Loved the ford crossflows in whatever guise a quality engine :thumbs: what engine did the lotus one have do no Jasper

 

No idea Cookie :thumbs:. I remember the lotus Cortina which I think was 1600 twincam :hmm:.

 

cracking days when you could walk outside with a pair of feeler gauges and a strobe and screwdriver and set cars up ourselves, remember spending hours gaping the points and plugs and tweaking around with the mixture, and strobeing the timing, as a lad I couldn't wait to get under the bonnet for a play :laugh:, these days its all tamperproof which is a shame :cray: . don't think kids these days will have half the fun we had when we was lads.....

 

a local lad had a MK1 RS2000 with twin 40's, cherry bomb exhaust and a few other mods, we used to here this thing burbling away at the traffic light at the top of my mothers road, everytime I saw it I drooled :laugh:.....

Hasn't artic got a nice rs, a blue one i think. Sure he showed me a pic of one next to his grifter. :D

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Used to won a mk1 rs escort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scalextrix though :(

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I love all the old school fords we did some mad things years ago back when any ol mush could pick up a spanner and lift the bonnet up....chucking big v6,s into mk 1 escorts......now i lift up a bonnet and wouldnt have a clue !

Seen some of them old mk 1 rs go for 40k plus i had a few of the nosecone jobbies left one to rot in a garage for years ended up selling it for a grand only to see it on the road a year later looking immaculate.

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The fella that ownes my local village shop has a mk1 mexico sat on his drive rusting away. Refuses to sell it because it was his sons car, his son was killed in the hurricane back in the late 80s so i suppose it has some sentimental value. Total waste in my opinion, but has probably gone past the point of restoration now anyway.

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That was the best looking cortina Ford brought out IMO.. :yes:

Don't talk shite malt :laugh: the mk1 and 2 are the best closely followed by the 5 , not a feckin 3 there bottom of the list , though I wouldn't of minded a savage :smile:

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