escort74

escort74's 1974 Ford Escort Mk1 - Project Alan Mann

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Struts back from silver paz and have been de-embrittled

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Cant buy off the shelf du-bushes so had to machine the O.D of these

very tricky as it kept catching the split on the bush then self destroying.

Made a mandrel and had a hose clamp around the bush and took small cuts until I finally had 4 bushes.

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Bushes in

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bilstein shocks in , 300lb 2.25" 9" long springs

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Next to make are top hats and get some hubs.

Also might need keeper springs to get nice and low

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Setting up the top hat in the lathe

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Machining time

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Machining Complete

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Bearing / circlip assembled

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Machining some top nuts and a spacer for the struts

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Ordered a pair of alloy hubs from peter Lloyd rallying

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Pressing bearings in

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Pressing studs in

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almost time to fully assemble the struts

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Trial fit of the Pinto engine

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W50 gearbox test fit

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made up a crossmember

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Fixing the front fibreglass guards

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Rivnuts

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Got some work to do to fix my gaps

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Wont be needing this anymore

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bye bye trim holes

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and finally bye bye ugly reverse lights

and no more automatic badge :D

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Welding time

 

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Chopped the original mounts off the crossmember

and added a gusset in.

 

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Work bought a pallet load of machine parts from the UK

and I managed to sneek a few escort parts onboard

 

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Window , door and boot seals

 

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Electronic Dizzy kit

 

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Adjustable pedal box

 

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Quick Rack

 

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Twin Cowel Dash

 

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and full set of lexan windows

 

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Had to convert passenger door to match

lock on the drivers side

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riveted and

fibre glassed rear arches on

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More holes

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Engine back in

 

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finally got the garage (sorry mum) , good to get the car inside to work on

 

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