peteretep

peteretep's mk1 escort

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I have the pedal box finally fitted up and running, took it for a drive today. I had adjusted the bias to the rear so thought the braking was worse than the old land rover cylinder, adjusted it the right way and it brakes awesome, can finally lock up the fronts !!!

 

Also fitted some sock filters for the nats drive, didnt notice a major difference in power loss

 

before filters

 

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with filters

 

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pedal box with relocated throttle cable

 

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showing the cover plate for the heater intake and mildly upgraded wiring haha

 

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mock up of the hall effect sensor and trigger wheel with laser cut bracket

 

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after the rather long south island drive, I decided to check out the compression, I have ~ 

 

#1 105 psi

#2 105 psi

#3 50 psi

#4 100 psi

 

so I decided to take the head off. It appears that I am getting some leakage from between a couple of cylinders. I think I will take the motor out and get some new rings/hone and new bearings as well as decking the block slightly. The head has already been reco'd about 7000k ago so should still be sweet.

 

I had not touched anything in these pics. #3 cylinder has quite alot of dusty/sandy type bits in it compared to the other cylinders. Also not quite sure what was happening with valve 3 being a bit oily as the head was taken apart

 

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anyone ever seen this before? waterpump is new and has only done ~4000km. I havent seen anything similar pulling the engine bay apart. Its kind of hard but crushes easily. The motor did have green coolant in it

 

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talked to engine builder today, rings in both cylinders 2 and 3 were broken so would explain loss of compression as well as head not properly flat. Found it also has teflon bushes in the gudgeon pins instead of using circlips, supposed to remove friction and allow the pins to rotate easier or something, pretty cool all the little things that have been done to the motor. Also got double valve springs from kelfords and another motor which had an a3 cam which will be going into the rebuilt motor, good for 8000rpm. The other motor has some fancy bits in it too but it will wait until the current motor has finally died before rebuilding that

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this was the worst bit, looking back on old pics, it was done by the place across the road from where I work now haha. There are some other bits up under the dash and a bit by the drivers footwell. Tomorrow its on to get a  panhard rod fitted then the painters after and then finally once my bank account has been destroyed I can start reassembly where more money is still required

 

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Pete's Escort. Will it start first pop?:

Pete's Escort Spitting Flames 1:

Pete's Escort Spitting Flames:

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I'll do a write up of how to convert your old car to micro squirt one day if anyone is keen

 

but its not a super cheap solve all but definitely worthwhile

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panel work is mostly done, wanted to get engine out to have a look at cam so did that yesterday. Found one offending lobe

 

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