Zach's 1975 Mk1 Escort
Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:17 PM
Had this escort just over a year now, should have started a thread ages ago for it but here's pictures of whats been happening so far.
Bought it from some guy in Levin, 1 owner from new and 65000kms on it. Felt like a crime to change it. Didn't do a whole lot for the first 6 months. This year i have got stuck into it, slowly of course.
Pics of when i first got it. (Bumper and door cards taken off just earlier)
When i got it the guy said he didn't know if the back seats had ever been sat in.
I then got a pinto for it, (the guy who had it may be on here, a crashed mk2) had a bit of head work, over sized valves (20 thou), ported and an fr32 cam regrind.
Got a hilux LSD that had been narrowed, too much though which is a pain but I'm just going to widen it 1.5cm each side.
Mocking up of some reversed 14's to see the low (3")
Ready to be removed.
Dad wanting to help, making room for radiator. and done some sanding and priming.
Test for colour.
My space, not bad. gravel floor though
Stripped inside although i'm not painting in there.
Present form the grandparents. Straightened them up though.
Painting the doors. Doing all the painting myself, come out good so far.
Close up on colour, really nice shine to it.
Grandad help me make up these from original struts.
Painted under the bonnet.
And door jams.
Another shit yea moment, mate gave me these for quite the steal, 40mm mikuni solex. looking so nice. and painted cam cover black.
Got he chrome redone which was ridiculously expensive. but looks the shit.
Got the engine running on the ground, hooked it up all bozo, was just too loud otherwise.
Thats it for now, hopefully get some good stuff done this weekend. chur..
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:13 PM
Means of camber adjustment, 2deg. Nicely done grandad.
In and ready for a test fit, to do the gearbox shifter hole and line up for the diff to be welded to the mounts.
hopefully get engine crane for the weekend, and a welder. bye for now.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:10 PM
aannnd sitting in.
Decided to put original diff back in, as i am leaving for a few months at the beginning of september so cant f***ed trying to get it to work in that time. this meant the back could be back on the ground for now tho.
just sat the front wheels up.
Getting ready to move shifter hole back.
extending the gearbox crossmember to bolt to the floor.
and thats it until i suss a welder.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:43 PM
painted the gas tank, just spray can, but painted some clear on it too.
bonnet on, looking fly.
got the sewing machine up so i could make the shifter hole come through properly. looks sweet as.
seats back and in soon i hope! and struts so i can get the front on the ground.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:40 AM
so i decided matty b was i order, first tie using it on the car, not bad for a 'westie'
painting seats black.
came up real nice.
also picked up the rest of my chromed stuff. looks soo good.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:42 PM
brand new wilwood dynalites. Thanks to F40 motorsport for helping getting these sorted. did such a nice job.
Iv only got one back at the moment though, getting the other on monday. although now i need new tie rods as i stupidly fuckd mine, so any help getting some would be great. but this is it on the ground (one side) sorry for shit angle but thats all the room i have.
Its reeally low, back needs to come down a little i think to match front, but im so happy with it. hoopfully painting her this week/weekend.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:16 PM
looking through this door in the shed.
back anglel, back needs to be lower though.
getting ready to paint, first sunlight in a while!
had to steer into the shed hahah didnt mean to do the gay pose.
ended up getting a yacht painter mate to do it, set up a real good tent and shit.
fan set up
building back up
hopefully get more on/in this weekend.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:25 PM
Done a bit although it doesnt reeally look like it.
fuel line all in (hope i get away with rubber) had very mixed comments on it.
the bay, little dusty and shit. all that needs to be in here is a master cylinder.
nice bit of camber. looks more in real life.
ground clerance, almost nothing. gooood.
first time seeing this side??
all there is to do now, drive shaft (should have it in the next few days)
and master cylinder as i said, and also should have that soon. going away for most of november which suuucks!! but the race will be on to get everything right and certed for the end of the year.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:58 AM
Well shes just about done. havnt done anything in ages as i havnt been home for a while, but dads been sorting a few little things, but its driveable!! driven a round in circles for a bout 5 minutes hahah. its looking reeeeally nice now though. loving it.
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