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  1. Back in 2015 dad and I took a road trip to Gisborne to pick up a Mk2 escort estate after buying it for $450. Put it on a trailer behind the Accord and made a 12 hour road trip home. This is the next morning after giving it a decent water blast and getting rid of the cockroach infestation that was living in it. The car came with no motor, a gearbox hanging from the rear engine mount, a fart cannon exhaust, little to no interior bar the headlining and dash cluster, steering wheel, column and pedal boxes, full glass, escort steelies all round, plus some other crap in boxes in the tray area. The plan at this point was to put a 2l pinto in it and a type 9 box. I very optimistically (read: naively) hoped to have it running in time to drive it as a daily once I got my restricted (six months later). A couple of years earlier I was given a 205 block pinto of unknown history from an ex-workmate of my dad's with the intention at the time of putting it in a 1928 ford pickup projects that never really got off the ground. So instead it sat around on a pallet until that morning when we dropped it into the hole and bolted it up to the 4 speed that was already in the car to check clearances and see what would have to be done.You'll notice too the set of cheviot turbo mags wrapped in yu-long-dong brand 175/60/13s front and 185s rear (these will be changed to a decent set once it's on the road). The mags were given to me by another friend of my dad's as payment for him rebuilding a front cross member for his genuine Capri Perana. After dropping the motor in and standing back to have a look and fizzing about it, the door was shut and so ended day number one. Discussion here:
  2. Discuss //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/43865-mofs-1979-escort-panel-van/ Hey OS This is probably going to be a long slow process but ill try post when I can Because we're going to the US later in the year I don't have any moneys to spend on it yet, so im doing what I can for free Bought this van about a month ago Most of the hard work has been done, the panel work is pretty good but the wiring and running gear is not good There's a couple small bubbles of rust, 1 in the r/h door front corner, and one on the corner of the bonnet. I haven't found anywhere else...... yet Heres some starting photos, I borrowed these from the old owner as they are better than dim lit garage pics. Someones modified the dash and made it a 5 dial And this isn't original right?
  3. This is my Mk2 Escort Estate project which I started about two years ago. I wanted to share what I've been doing up to this point and once I'm caught up, keep you guys updated on my progress. Build Thread:
  4. So we have my lil 76 Escort here. which has been a looooong build in progres. About 5 years in the making. over the next couple of days I will be making a full build thread but this is the first post.. so enjoy
  5. Discuss //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/51814-footeys-1980-mk2-escort-shinanigans/ Right lets make a start, I brought a 1980 mk2 escort back in late 2011 for 900 as a runner rough but legal (somehow) standard 1300 thought it was all dandy, these are the only picture I have of it back then lovely amber orange (puke)
  6. my mk2 escort shes not mint but runs well and has been a reliable daily driver for the 5 or so months ive owned it there is a patch of rust bubbling that I think ill need cut out and welded back up for next wof in November im hoping to sand it back and prep for paint early next year so if anyone has any tips that would be very helpful sometime next year I would also like to put a 1600 in it but im happy with the 1300 for now will post more pics and what not when shit gets done its a slow process tho lol Discussion Thread //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/40977-1979-ford-escort/
  7. Here it is, latest addition-owned it a week, the most money i've EVER spent buying a car. Why? cos i'm an idiot & was looking for something old school & tidy that didn't need rebuilt......... & the avenger's getting tattier AND I STILL CAN'T FIND THE BLOODY CRANK WE NEED FOR IT'S NEW MOTOR!!!!!!! Crap picture, take more tomorrow- the others are too big to upload. Anyway, it's the budget model- 1300 automatic, it's straight outside & really tidy inside, now the tyres have been pumped up it's a little less pathetic to steer. That about covers the good bits (cept the auto bit) The work that needs doing; sort engine over heating had a new w.o.f when i got it - tail lights dont work! service the autobox- oils black & sluggish gear changes surely theres more power in there somewhere, it'll crack 100kph JUST!!!!. can't see it handling a club run in the country yet looks like exhaust needs a bit of sorting too Theres no plans to modify it much at all ( unless i can't live with the slushbox then i'll get a manual for it). Theres been some talk of engine swops, but the avenger's gunna supply the horsepower fix & handling wise it's the better car of the 2
  8. In here you all can crucify or praise me for my choice of such a pedestrian form of transport. 2 of my kids love it, no. 3 has a diseased bias towards GMH . Apparently there's no cure for that. Slept on it last night, i'll keep it for a while but the search is on for an avenger wagon, showing my bias now.
  9. Well had this for ages, drove for several years then rust got the better of it. But time has come for restoration
  10. Hey guys, been lurking for a while and thought I should get around to posting a build thread. I bought my Escort about 6 months ago. Previous owner had bought the car from new and drove it until he died. Only 136,000kms, a lot of which were at highway speed between Chch and Rangiora. Interior was in great condition, body had a few scrapes but nothing major and was basically rust free. Probably going to be pretty slow progress to lack of funds, but will hopefully get painted over this summer. Discussion thread
  11. Hey everyone, Better jump on the van wagon band and post a build thread about my mk2 van. Purchased from Alexandra, taken off the road to tidy it up and fix the rust. That was a couple of years ago, so ill play catch up with my posts to get it to the current state. Pretty standard apart from the 1600 and us800 mags. Mags and massive exhaust tip were the first to go This is how it sat before being taken of the road Plan is keep the 1600, panel up the windows and a few other bits
  12. Discussion here - //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/49350-brend0nzs-1969-ford-escort-mk1-coupe-discussion/ Hey Guys and Gals! Im a 21 year old Diesel mechanic apprentice. Originally from Nelson but now living in Wellington. So I finally got around to getting my esky off the road and can now begin working on it to get it mint! I bought this car 2 years ago off a guy in the Wairarapa. Im from Nelson so he drove it over the Rimitakas and i met him at the airport, then i ferried it back to Nelson.. I had only owned this car for around 5 hours and i already had a list of mechanical faults that needed mending. Over the hill it blew a huge hole in the headers and was making a hell of a racket. The points decided to seize shut after i turned it off to board the ferry. Half way home from Picton the alternator stopped charging which left me stranded in the dark at 12am in the morning in the midde of nowhere. Safe to say i was introduced to owning a old school car the hard way, anyways my faith in the esky lived on. 1600xflow Mild cam Unsure of carb size, its off a 2l pinto tho i have been told Good set of flows 0.002" oversize pistons Has had some head work, unsure exactly what 4 Speed box 4.4:1 diff First pic is the day morning after i got it back to Nelson, Below are the pics of its condition when i begun.
  13. Bought this sport back in September 2011. With it needing a few jobs to bring it to standard.
  14. Discuss here -//oldschool.co.nz/index.php?showtopic=47657 Hey Boes So some of you might have seen this when i posted it in the "Left to rot" thread, well I have acquired it and after I pick it up on easter weekend it will start undergoing the reversal of the rotting process, I just really want to prevent it from completely disappearing into the ground. Some of you may give me copious amounts of shit for taking this on as it is very very rusty, but at the end of the day it owes me very little, is a genuine mk2 1600 sport with plates dead but still in the system, and the fact that these are getting very very thin on the ground now. I have a mig, panel steel, access to donor escorts, a father in law who has been building escort rally cars for the last 30 years and most importantly, a wife that loves mk2 sports (because going up with a co driving in). So yea this is going to be a pretty slow build as finances are being directed to honeymooning and house renovations, but luckily there is a whole butt tonne of work to go into this that will require much more time than money. Thank god for palmside and their aftermarket panels anyway. Plans may change but at this stage it is restore body, worked zetec conversion on twin 45's or bike carbs running Nodiz ignition, undecided at the mo but possibly forest flares with wide arse 13" rims, build for fast road so it can be fanged on hillclimbs and clubsport events as well as being fanged to the dairy. Anyway what you all want to see, some pictures of a rusty arse escort.....
  15. Love to hear from you guys.
  16. I've been looking for ages and many can confirm I'm a fussy bugger but finally found my original untouched 1600 sport. Car is in original condition so there are many little jobs to do to get it back to full glory, Ill endevour to keep you all updated, but for now check out the pics. I have also moved to Napier now so big shout to all the OS boys and girls down here give us a shout. Made the mistake of putting 91 in but quickly remedied the knocking
  17. seems there is a bit of an Escort van thing going on, so here are a few pics of mine, that I bought this week. Has a 2.0 Pinto and type 9 5 speed, and goes pretty much like you would expect one to (now that it gets full throttle and not just the half it had!) Someone has spent a lot of money on it (not me for a change) and it is quite a nice old thing to drive. Thinking about panelling over side windows, and converting to "proper" panel van. Not sure I am sold on the 14" Minilite replicas though. I think I like these old 13x7 Cheviot Tridens with BFG's better, for a bit of 70's style bling! Longer term plan is to fit Mk1 bubble arches, and 15x8 Miniltes. Also sport quarter bumpers, and a couple of big Cibie driving lights. And basically anything else that you did to an old 2.0 Escort!! Conrad discussification thread: //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/43967-brown-dogs-1980-escort-van/
  18. Hi, so this weekend I got a new project car. Have had a Sierra wagon and have a Cortina already as a daily so thought I'd get another Ford and have always wanted a Mk2 Escort. One was for sale in the bay so I thought I'd go give it a look, and came back with this: Mildly rusty Mk2 with a 1300 in it, No wof/rego The mighty 1300 One battery and a clean-up and it was looking better Gave it a flush and some new oil and filters and it was running, definitely needs some new plugs. Had to borrow the battery from the Cortina as it didn't come with one. Ordered in some brushes for the alternator as it's pretty dodgy, should get them in a week or two. First business is fixing the rust so I can take it in for a wof.
  19. this is how i got it, i did some work on it for the old owner a couple of years ago and have finally talked him into selling it, going to change the front back to a escort round lght Discussion Thread //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/23879-esky-73-new-toy-mk1-escort/?hl=esky
  20. Project Discussion:http://www.oldschool.co.nz/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5045 I thought i better show you guys what i have been up to for the last 3 months. This is my brothers car but he has moved overseas so ive been left to finish it. BODY: It is a 1969 Mk1 Escort Panel Van
  21. Exscuse the story but background reading rules: So here i was somewhere around 2 years ago when i joined os contemplating pulling my mk1 escort off the road for the full on rebuild with 6 link and adj susp and 200hp xflow and shit and i was going to need a daily driver. so i thought how about a escort wagon they look sweet. i knew of where there was one that could be had for cheap so after a very short time saving i went out and bought it. initial plans were to use it as a daily so i thought id rebuild the 1300 with my 1100 pistons stick my mild cam and webber on it with a set of my extractors a sierra box for economy dump it on some minilites with a home job paintjob and some sounds. cheap and easy and a sweet daily. insert workmate whos been f#$king with cars for years. just put a pinto in it ffs 200hp is way easier out of a pinto and the boss has got a couple of sc-14s upstairs you could get one for cheap and supercharge it for a real easy 200hp. me = i wanna keep the mk1 x-flow but the wagon could get a pinto... so anyways bought the blower and while reasearching shit on manifolds etc and talking about hp the idea i could maybe have 250hp out of the blown pinto made me quite excited. and maybe a lil hp hungry so then it was suggested that it would be "easier" to turbo efi the pinto and possibly cheaper for the same hp... yeah right everyone here said hard to do real expensive etc so i thought fuck it as id decided i wanted 250 hp that was that id use a diff engine at this point alistar made like 190kwatw out of a 4agte and that was that i had to have one 18psi and anitlag and xternal sounds fucken sweet. anyways i have to scan in the pics from before i started pulling it apart but we started like this poos arse 1300 out poos arse 4spd escort box out empty escort engine bay http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/3830 ... db65a9.jpg sweet lowering springs starting to pull interior apart
  22. Yep this is my first car i no its a bit late but i was holding out for somthing special and here it is a mkll escort wagon the engine is a 4age tvis bluetop all certed. I got this baby for 1700 just needs a wof. whats need for wof is: right hand indicators to work remedy play in front right lower outter ball joint fit clutch pedel rubber reduce brake pedal travel align head lights rear number plate light to be shielded I kicked mum out of the shed cant get this baby wet.
  23. Just thought Id share a couple of pics of my sisters freshly restored mk1 escort. Been on the build for 3 or so years and is now finished and on the road. I did the panel and paint for her ( good ol' big brother eh ) and runs a 1600, weber, headers, cam etc. Everything is either brand new or reconditioned. Owes her a fair bit but well worth it I say. She chose the colour Wild Plum since she saw my xa gt and loved the colour and her escort had to be painted that colour. Cheers, Brendon
  24. hi all just picked this ner death 2 door up for my full rebuild its not to bad a fer bit of rust. but its perfect for what i need. so heres some pics Shot with Canon PowerShot A85 at 2007-08-18 Shot with Canon PowerShot A85 at 2007-08-18 Shot with Canon PowerShot A85 at 2007-08-18 Shot with Canon PowerShot A85 at 2007-08-18 Shot with Canon PowerShot A85 at 2007-08-18 Shot with Canon PowerShot A85 at 2007-08-18 hhhhmmmmm let the build begin. cheers all
  25. Well here is my mk1 esocrt! after our big trip to blenheim we bought her back on the trailer we investigated further and found more rust. e.g. floor an, both guards, wheelarchs, and sill. Finally i sent her of to the pannel beaters and she is currently rust free and bogged in the shed. Any suggestions on the colour a very much wellcome as i have no idea as of yet. lol. I have striped the engine and am currently rebuilding it now. I plan to convert the front struts and steering collumn to hte mk2 disk breaks and chuck in a booster in there to. will keep photos ubdated. Next job put the engine back together and put the new struts and and get it painted! Not sure if i should paint it my slef or get a profesional to do it! your thoughts?