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Project Alan Mann (escort74's 1974 Ford Escort Mk1)

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How has no one discussed this.

This car and the work going into it is so sweet!!

Awesome job man!

So many ideas running through my head now haha

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Fuck yeah Elliot, looking so rad. Really need to pop out your ways to check it out in the flesh.

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Hot damn! Looking sweet!!

Cage or no cage?

Was this a one lady owner car? I seem to recall being offered a brown auto before getting mine years ago.

Are you keeping the boot chrome? I know of a home if you want to sell :wink:

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Its getting closer now keep the photos coming. You have far to much spare time in that new job of yours

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That's some beautiful work mate.

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fucking killing it man! such nice work, well done.

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:salute: Thanks Chris , Kieran , Karl and Shane

 

Always welcome to stop by and have a look, beer fridge is well stocked too  :D

 

My friend Allan and his son Shaun owned it before me but could have been a one lady owner before as it Was a totally original 1300 auto....

 

Cars now caged , just trying to catch up with my posts.

Oh and unfortunately there was no boot chrome :?

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hey man just in case you're not aware the classic method of welding a gusset into the base of escort/small ford front struts to strengthen them is illegal now.

cant weld to cast steel unfortunately.

as i say you probably know about it already but it cant hurt to mention it again. 

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hey man just in case you're not aware the classic method of welding a gusset into the base of escort/small ford front struts to strengthen them is illegal now.

cant weld to cast steel unfortunately.

as i say you probably know about it already but it cant hurt to mention it again.

Yeah Cheers sheepers , Ive heard about this, still don't understand why but Ive already done it and Im booked in for a cert with Clint in August so we can work around it then. I have since made some more adjustables for my daily car but didn't put the gussets on them. If it becomes a major I can always swap out the ones from the daily car. Weird thing is I know of a few cars that have been certified with gussets and others that cant pass cert because of the gussets. When did that rule come in to effect ?

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Shitttt. How had I missed all these updates, bad ass.

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Yeah Cheers sheepers , Ive heard about this, still don't understand why but Ive already done it and Im booked in for a cert with Clint in August so we can work around it then. I have since made some more adjustables for my daily car but didn't put the gussets on them. If it becomes a major I can always swap out the ones from the daily car. Weird thing is I know of a few cars that have been certified with gussets and others that cant pass cert because of the gussets. When did that rule come in to effect ?

Can't get my car certified for this reason. Spoken to Clint and Mark about it and LVVTA are adamant it's a no go even if completed by certified welders.

Been involved with circuit/rally escorts for years and I've never seen a stub fail  :?

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Keep the updates coming Elliott. Hope the leg is on the mend.

 

Re the wedged struts - its such a bullshit call. I still dont see how theyre ok to be certed "if theyve got the factory part number on them", but everyone elses "might" fail.

 

The ones in Shauns car will be being suitably modified soon so they comply.

 

As I've said before Elliott,  HURRY UP and get it painted :badgrin: Its looking awesome

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cut the gussets off and make it look like you never had them there maybe? so stupid, gusseting Capri coilover struts is standard standard group 4 escort suspension building trickery, pretty much every good rally escort has had it done, whack LVVTA, you whack...

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All very valid points above ^

I cant get my head round it either , looks like the daily will have to give up its suspension to pass the cert...

What are you going to do about yours mfordy to get it road legal ?

Oh and little update, paints on hold until clints given it the check over at the end of august -_-

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I cant get my head round it either , looks like the daily will have to give up its suspension to pass the cert...

What are you going to do about yours mfordy to get it road legal ?

 

 

Kinda hoping that LVVTA will have a change of heart (heard some whispers about case by case basis) but I'm not holding my breath.

Not to worried about making it road legal yet as the mustang is a bit more family friendly...

 

By the way, your Mk1 looks awesome - get it finished!

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Kinda hoping that LVVTA will have a change of heart (heard some whispers about case by case basis) but I'm not holding my breath.

Not to worried about making it road legal yet as the mustang is a bit more family friendly...

 

By the way, your Mk1 looks awesome - get it finished!

I'll let you know how I get on with the cert ;)

and you've got it sussed , escort race car and mustang cruiser ! perfect !

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Update hot off the press... (Sorry Elliot is jumping the gun, but Holy Batman that is Cool!!!!!)

 

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