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il1i5lmh.jeu.jpg         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  

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just got the air horns wired up correctly today so it now works and the car is going to see a welder Thursday to get some rust cut out, then fingers crossed it will pass its next warrant :) will probably need some new tires as well. will put a pic up of rust before and after when I get some photos

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so a few weeks ago she started knocking quite badly, haven't drove it since and the other weekend I took the engine out as it needs a good scrub up in the bay any way. thought I had run a bearing but when I took the head off I found that something had got into number 4 cylinder and munched up my piston so im going to give her a wee freshen up I was thinking of going for a 1600 but Im not building a performance car so theres no point in trying to get power when all I want is a cruiser... will add some photos soon 

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so the knocking sound wasn't a bearing something has gone through the carb and into number 4 cylinder and bashed the shit out of the piston and the head... have just filed the piston a wee bit to smooth it out, the head doesn't seem too bad the valves still seal so that's a good sign. will throw some a head set, bearings and rings at it any way also im thinking of putting a lumpy cam in there while ive got it apart :) 

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z4an3ffr.ugy.jpgso ive finally started the build of my engine, have got main bearings big ends, full gasket and seal kit timing gear kit my crank got polished, new gudgen pin bushes in the pistons new piston rings my head is off to get skimmed and the valves re seated so progress is happening I painted the block and will paint the head when I have it back.. super excited cant wait to drive the fucking thing!

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so this is what went into the cylinder 2 bits of steel could be a broken washer from the carb? cant find anything obvious tho, ive got a carb rebuild kit on the way and going to get a new alternator or put a new bearing in the current one. will update on the engine tomorrow ill hopefully be finished as theres not much left to do 

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Haven't posted in a while car still not going but the engine is in the hole looking sharp just got to put the distributer in and one of my adjuster nuts for setting valve clearances has cracked so not keen on using it, have organised to pick a new one up tomorrow so hopefully it will make noise in the next few days

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long time no post, the escort has been running since november and warrented since december i have been cruising around in it over christmas :). i have new nolothane bushes in the whole front end and new front struts, has been a long time but its awesome to get to drive it i hope to get the paint sorted in the next few months

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So I've still got the escort I haven't posted anything for a while and work has been slow but I finally decided to take it off the road and get it painted it's been a while lol also looking for a new bonnet if anyone has one around ;) 

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