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  1. So it's been awhile since I've done really anything too it apart from poking holes in rust spots to see how far the screw driver goes in. Had it somewhat running and now theres no spark which kinda sucked since we had to push it up onto a trailer and well its not as easy when you are on a slight hill and there are bolts hitting the trailer so the car wont go up. Not to worry some random off cut bits of wood popped it up a bit. Of to go get painted by my mate at the panel beaters so that will be the next update. Kinda stole the colour scheme off a couple race variants and also a video I found on youtube who happens to live 3hrs north of here. Next I'll probably convert it to an electronic distributor since its much much less of a hassle and also fix the brakes.... which... didn't really work too well
  2. Bit of an update I guess Basically tuned the car by ear... timing pretty much bang on but the piston in the carb is getting a bit stuck probably just some scum in there. Runs reasonably ok but think its getting a bit of a hotspot maybe from the stuck carby and giving it a bit of engine run on. Also sounds like a loud tractor ripping it up the street. Start of august I've sussed it to hopefully get painted. Gave the brakes some love so now I can stop also flushed what looked like fermented milk build up in all the coolant system because the tap water over here is not the best. Crawled under the car had a look around. Rust wise pretty dang good bit of a whammy in the fuel tank tho. Still haven't organised any of the boxes of stuff got a few extra badges etc if anyone is after any couple minx ones in there too. Took the disgusting wing mounts off and noticed they never learnt to measure twice drill once and its not central on the boot lid itself... lucky I have a spare boot if I want to just swap it over. Uncle over here is the local mechanic so he came and had a look he secretly loves it and said he'll sus hopefully the stuff that goes over my head. Also finally got the plates in my name after searching back 20 years and two deceased estates. Thought it couldn't be done. Heres some pics of my mess for now. Will try sort out a throttle linkage so I can have atleast twin SUs on it
  3. Moved it into the shed the other night, loud as almighty neighbours definately wont appreciate that. Also the clutch feel super spongey and grinds a bit so it came with another brand new clutch. Next weeks job I guess also give the brakes some juice. Luckily I moved it in tho think the boot leaks a smidge and one of the passengers window seals are scuffed. Think we had a months worth of rain in one day or something. Another update when i move stuff around give it a tune and what not after I finish my swing. Perks of a week on week off
  4. So only a minor update on it today Weather was all over the show and I still haven't moved it into the shed. Took me far to long to remove the coil since my arms aren't long enough to reach both side but a couple bricks came in handy so thats removed and then messaging my brother for tips and help and after adjusting the points. Its now idling well not smooth but hey it goes when I turn the key now and stays on. Just before the sky turned black with thunder clouds and poured down. So here is a picture of my ducks which basically resemble the paint work on the car having a blast. Also yes I need to mow the lawns
  5. Could be the go, I'll look into some electronic dizzys. At the moment its a bit rough, uncle over here is a wiz with carbys and old motors so hopefully he can have a look even if he doesn't help just a decent list would be good. Couod start working on the other engine at the same time the guy I got it off said they were both recond and have only done 30-40,000 km each
  6. So another couple days of trying to get it running well... this time I actually got it started ran kinda rough as hell but it went. Untill i played with it more now I've gone backwards. Looking at a decent starter and maybe do away with the points. Also found out the guy I got it off didn't transfer the private plates 20 years ago so I've had to track down 2 deceased estates to see if I can keep the plates or just bite the bullet and get gross new ones Also gave it a bit of a clean looked like someone was hotboxing in it the windows were like tar sticky and so were the seats which are original I'm assuming no rips or tears so win. Basically meaningless cosmetic tidying so i didn't feel like i needed to shower by just looking at it. One of my mates is the local panel and paint guy so I've had him look at it. Without doing a showroom fancy job on it thats about maybe 5-6k if im lucky. Also heres a hose someone put on.... basically filled with cheese Also the original brochures and ownership stuff from when the dealer got the vehicle which is kind of cool Heres an idea forgot who has this one but its similar to how I wanted to do one of my escorts. Like a turquoise teal with white.
  7. Also the sweet sweet number plate HUNTER HE So where all things start... seeing what doesnt work and what parts I have Bloke seems to think it was something to do with the dizzy and points so I have like 4 new ones to try out from his stockpile Also about 6-7 stromburg carbys aswell as being able to install two so who knows we will see how things pan out My partner doesn't want to keep the engine bay art either... she thinks her parents might not approve
  8. So its been awhile still in WA australia and sold both my escorts, bought a house with a good sized shed thats empty... thought you know what goes in here well. Junk. So I ended up getting this 1970 Hillman Hunter Royal HE of this guy up in perth thats had it for 20 years collecting bits and pieces but got cancer and needed it to move on to someone who will do it up. Its a matt black spray can jobber someones slapped a wing on it for god knows what reason. Came with all new doors, front end, bonnet, boot lid, engine, transmission, and boxes full of unused and used parts aswell as badges lots and lots of badges so if people need parts and dont mind it coming from over here might be able to help So here it is in all its glory and the amazing bit of engine bay art Heres the discussion Forgot how to post and dont have a computer to bare with me
  9. Well its been loooong over due to do up another car so heres the discussion for my build which I'll drop the link too below Enjoy
  10. It's sort of off the road currently, has a bucketful of rust floating through all the fuel lines etc and carby. Yeah for now, theres an sr20det near Perth for about 1200 but ehhhh The brown 4 door yeah all original apart from the parts that wee broken and I've replaced, I'll try get some photos up tonight on it or start a new build thread for it and try get it up to date
  11. Yeah I was sad to see it go and I sold it for way to cheap but the guy I soldit too was from Scotland and had about 6 of them already and he wanted to do it up for a track car, so I knew it was in ok hands haha. The chassis was a bit... iffy on it tho, did however get the seized engine going with a lumpy cam etc, started looking at the body but, too much work... especially for not having a proper shed or abundance of tools anymore. Mmmm anything I would have to replace for mounting the newer engines? like change the engine bay at all to fit?
  12. Alrighty, I will update this discussion and spin it to another one for the new escort and try catch up the progress that I've done on it and see. Anyone know of easy ways or other engines I could install like an sr20det into the 4door, yet its automatic, or anything else I would need to upgrade for it such as brakes, suspension, mounts etc etc would be muchly appreciated
  13. So it's been an extremely long time since I've updated this or been on since my computer kept deciding to break itself all the time losing every picture and record of the car, I ended up selling this one but not before buying another 1976 Ford Escort mk 4 door but auto which has two owners, once I get around to sorting out a new thread and learning to do everything on here again I'll make a new thread and build, Looking at changing the original 1600 kent into a sr20det or if anyone has any new ideas or better styled engines to fit etc or any tips on what I would need to upgrade aswell to fit the new engine would be handy, pretty sure the build discussion is still open for this not sure BUT I'M BACK!
  14. Well it has been awhile since ive posted some updates done a bit... Or nas felt like i have done a bit... Bought some new fittings for the waterpump sorted the hose out cut to length found out the heatercore has a bit of a leak in it so ill braise that up hopefully no more leaks in it otherwise it will be sent to a radiator plus to actually get some love and attention. Fibreglassed some of te flooring up where there has been rust holes, cut my thumb amazingly good on the air filter.... Chicks dig scars right? Tried to scrape all the old deadening and floor scum off didnt want to budge so i sprayed it with some decent paint stripper and then used a gasket scraper to do my floor.... Thats right.... The entire floor. Only up to the rear seat at the moment. also found an amazingly hectic piece of rust which will suck a lot of nads to try fix without taking the engine or dash off. Started painting the floor etc bit sticky still as my jeans found out.... Couple more coats then onto fixing maybe three to four leaks mostly the rear quarter windows so ill get around to finding maybe a new front window if its not to bad. Things ive bought include pretty much a whole new set of capets hence the leak fixing.... Since its like a lake in there at the moment with this rain. New sparkpluggies just to get rid of all the stale fuel that pretty much has gone past its use by date by a fair whack. Once all the painting of the interior is done and ive fixed the firewall cavity and leaks are done ill get around to tuning cleaning sussing any problems with the engine, brakes, suspension and bushings and also four not so good tyres.... Then just cosmetic crap to make her look pretty again Here are some pics enjoy! Actually just the stuff i scraped from the drivers floorpan... Bags rather big at the moment All the photos i have at the moment will do te rest of thw floor and boot with rust and deadening then suss these leaks hopefully Then get my carpet soon, hopefully heater done. All the interior needs is doorcards roof lining and some recond seats and shes done and dusted for now. Next is all the terrible paint bubbles that plauge the most common areas then start it up run it down to the workshop do the electrics and undercarridge. Thats all folks For now
  15. Well havent been doing much... Did get some of the heater out then realised if i keep going the plastic vents will probably crumble So i semi put it back in left the centre console out looks a lot better and like fifty time more space. So first off heres a photo of my hose. One that fits and had the right length happens to be an old holden commo one Also a bit lengthier piece incase i well... Screw up. Had to fit a new bit onto the waterpump which was bigger so i had to take it off again to fit the new one on... Which ended up me Seeing lots of blood smeared everywhere. Turns out fingers bleed a hell of a lot. Probing around after i nad the grille off looks like either someone has tried to fix some crash damage with a poo fix or they havent at all Also heres a dog who likes to sit right behind you so you trip every single time. Also heard snoring and went to investigate hes sprawled across the two front seats just making himself at home. So ended up masking the grille up to paint it, didnt have any silver on me and couldnt be bothered walking back into town i thought id do the black first... Thinking about it now... Just made doing that a hell of a lot harder for myself. Thinking of doing silver rings around the lights but not sure yet. Thoughts? To be honest... Doesnt really seem like much changed... With the silver hopefully look better. Also the centre clips were chrome some stage... Silver paint them for now chromedip them later when i get enough stuff to be worth getting heaps done at one time. Apart from painting, bleeding, hosing and pretty much sneezing, couging and snivelling not much has been done... Still waiting for my battery to take it down so it can be stripped apart properly and maybe a decent job of painting it etc Probably repaint the silver bits tomorrow if its fine or cut the hose to proper length and fit that up. Hopefully the heater core doesnt leak! Sussing carpets, head lining, door cards etc so maybe will look a bit better anywho. Also find new front seats or get them redone with matching door cards but in black. Cheers big ears
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