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About evel

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  1. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Had a nice break in Aussie. Spent 4 days sitting on turn 9 at the Adelaide 500. Gotta love the improved production class in Australia, such an awesome line up of cars. Also stumbled on some gold in a little bookshop in Melbourne. Had some dramas with the engine, so currently on the hunt for another 711m block.
  2. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Heaved the old lug out on Saturday, such an easy job! The engine will be off to Hitech Motorsport this week to get a new lease on life. Also shot off to the garage sale at Halliday Racing in Managawai today and managed to score one of their snazzy as rocker covers. Don't know now if I should paint it or leave it raw?
  3. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Played with the front brakes today. With max air from the duster gun not one of the four pistons would move, so safe to say they are seized up. Bit of CRC and some freeze and release and I managed to get them all apart. The pistons are in pretty good condition so I gave them a wipe and slammed them all back together. Will get a seal kit this week and do it properly next weekend. Bled the brakes up and WOOHOO it has brakes! I was so excited I drove it to the petrol station, and of course ran out of fuel on the way...
  4. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Got some work done over the break. Painted up the diff, front legs and a few bits and pieces. Also brought a Quaife ATB from Palmside and installed that while everything was apart Up next will be trying to work out why the brakes are so horrible. Iv replaced the rear cylinders and shoes so Im guessing the front calipers are all seized up or the master cylinder is the wrong size. Or a combination of the two. Happy New Years all!!
  5. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    He sure did Matt, thanks heaps for that!
  6. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Beatrix and the Datsun have been looking after themselves for wee while while I finish my apprenticeship and do some track day planning. Today I got into pulling apart the rear end so I can get it all blasted and painted this week With any sort of luck my box from Burtons will turn up this week and the reassembly can begin.
  7. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Finished the stand Some noise makers turned up
  8. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Took the diff out And built a little stand for it. Wheels for the stand to come.
  9. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Now I need some guidance/help. When I rebuild the 1600 I want it to come out as a nice engine to run about town in, not a scream machine but for it to have abit more guts. My plan is to take it out to 1700cc, get some compression in it, put a hot cam in and bolt on a set of sidedrafts. As im a child of the fuel injection age, what kinda compression ratios are these engines happy with? Also what's a nice torquey cam?
  10. Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

    Progress has slowly been made, first step was to sell my GTiR to free up some funds, I only got one picture of all the toys together Turns out the guy I bought the car off had a pile of parts to got with the car, a spare carb, the half bumpers, couple spare boots, and the cars original Rostyles! Sadly the lip on one is very rusted but will be saved later on. I bought another set of wheels, just because Took a photo next to my buddys Datsun and discovered why the engine gets quite hot, quite quick
  11. *YARN THREAD* Walking around the Kumeu car show 2015, the old man was telling how one of his mates at work had two Escorts he wanted to sell, a Mk4 convertible and a Mk1. But seeing as I was knuckle deep into turbocharging my MX5 at the time I merely shrugged it off as I didn't have anywhere to keep another project. Two years down the line I was eating a tuna steak at The Esplanade in Devonport and all of a sudden "Boy, remember that Escort I told you about a few years ago, would you like to go and see it after lunch?" "Sure why not".... you can work out the rest Beatrix is a November build 1969 Ford Escort 1300 Sport assembled in Lower Hutt. When I brought her in March she hadn't run for about 15 years and her rego has lapsed. I got the engine going with a bit of fresh fuel and some new plugs and did a few laps around the block. I then pulled her apart to have a look at what we got and got a few good surprises, Some spring adjustable front shocks 4 pot AP racing front calipers a 711M 1600 block and the biggest surprise apart from the battery tray, no real rust to speak of. The plan at the moment is, rebuild/replace all that's perished over the years of sitting still. Rebuild the engine. Reregister her. Replace the seats with something less offensive. Repaint it back to its stock color, Ford Diamond Blue.
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