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    Not many of them left in that condition, most are rust buckets or long gone to the scrap yard.

    Good investment!

    Some of the Mexico's are going for 40,000 +

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    12,000 a set... just sayin !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Blue book, taxed, engine matches etc.
    What about the paperwork, if you don't mind me asking....



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    Just as an update to this my wee Escort has not been forgotten about.

    When I got home a month or so after starting this thread I got to work on it straight away.

    It just wasn't running right at all, jumping all over the place and being real temperamental.

    Carbs... I hate carbs. But we (my mechanic and I) were convinced the problem lay here. Looked like the jet had been bored out and with a thin wire through it there was definite improvement. I bought a size range of 3 new jets from USA and when they arrived, they had the wrong fucking thread on them.

    Long story short and a vast amount of frustration, research and visiting every suggestion offered in reply to a facebook post requesting advice, it turned out to be the distributer. A clean up of some corrosion and she was running sweet, for a few days.

    I bought a brand new distributor off ebay and now she runs great. I've bought some other bits too and when I get home (currently working in Israel) I'll be driving her around as my every day car. Then when I'm due back to work she'll go back to the shop for a strip down and painting.

    She really hasn't cost me much, so far:

    Boot seal: 14.50
    2 X Head Gasket: 17.98
    Carburetor Gasket: 4.95
    Heavy Duty Gearbox Mount: 49.99
    Alternator upgrade to 55AMP: 66.95
    Distributor: 68.75
    2 X Rocker Cover Gasket: 6.90
    Oil Fill Cap: 4.99
    Haynes Manual: 5

    Unwanted jets: $100

    tow, small bits n bobs + mechanic bill B6000

    About B16,000 all in so far.

    Next up is painting, new windscreen and windows all round and some kind of working handbrake. Interior will be last, mostly around the dash and console.

    The question is, What colours should I paint it?
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    Here's one identical for sale on Gumtree UK



    12,250 asking price at today's rate is B445,000 but as a normal (non-brexit-affected) exchange rate that is more like B600,000+

    More pics and info here - https://www.gumtree.com/p/ford/ford-...973/1348924171

    I will sell this car once I'm finished and find a new project, sticking to RWDs until I have generated enough for a beast of a classic to keep for my midlife crisis!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    It looks alright for its age. Nice one. Enjoy.
    Damn, I wouldn't take that lying down. Well ok, you ain't seen my better half. I'll run with it.
    Cool car, I've a few straight sixes for sale if anyone is interested. No joke. Loads of parts. May even sell the Stang for the right price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    The question is, What colours should I paint it?
    The red as pictured is pretty nice. Blue tends to suit Eskies also.

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    15k you can have it all. I'm talking extra glass ,bucket seats. Yea, basically all prts for the original times two.

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    You got a pic of your Mustang?


    I'm thinking 2 tone, bunch of examples here: D M Multimedia | 3D Cars | Escort MKI | MKI Escort RS Gallery

    But I'm liking this one:

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    What you got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    15k you can have it all. I'm talking extra glass ,bucket seats. Yea, basically all prts for the original times two.
    What you got?

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    Yeah I follow these guys' builds and adventures on their FB page, Escort Mafia Thailsnd, awesome motors. I'll get one eventually. The Castrol GTX one has my name all over it...




    Just above the number!
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    That blue 'n white one is still for sale I think.

    Guy wanted B1,000,000 for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    That blue 'n white one is still for sale I think.

    Guy wanted B1,000,000 for it.
    SR20DET in that one, I would buy it right now if I could afford it.


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    Me too it's cool.

    Expensive obviously but also worth it considering all the work that has gone into it: engine, rebuild, brakes etc.

    I'd also prefer others for that kind of money though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Me too it's cool.

    Expensive obviously but also worth it considering all the work that has gone into it: engine, rebuild, brakes etc.

    I'd also prefer others for that kind of money though.
    Yeah that's my problem too. To have that kind of cash for a vehicle there are so many options. Less for RWD though.

    I find myself wasting away the hours sitting offshore trawling through the likes of Kaidee just seeing the possibilities. One day... one day...

    Then I find myself trawling through uk motors on Gumtree and how incredible cheap they are and it seriously makes me consider living there again for a few years.

    See what the currency does after brexit... see what the currency does after brexit...

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    I know what you mean, I'm forever trawling the Intrawebs looking.

    But I already own two cars back home (and potentially a third soon) plus my little Datto here so buying another would probably also result in a costly divorce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    buying another would probably also result in a costly divorce.
    It's really tempting isn't it?

    My wife looks at my Escort with sheer disgust and refuses to get in it, and I'm ok with that haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    My wife looks at my Escort with sheer disgust and refuses to get in it, and I'm ok with that haha
    Ditto mine with the Datsun but her car was recently in for some work so she was forced to drive it.

    Better yet I'd taken the front bumper off to replace it but hadn't got around to it so she got stopped and fined for no front plate and the cop told her if it had been me / a foreigner driving he wouldn't have bothered cos he couldn't speak English.

    Oh how I laughed...quietly...to myself...out of earshot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Ditto mine with the Datsun but her car was recently in for some work so she was forced to drive it.

    Better yet I'd taken the front bumper off to replace it but hadn't got around to it so she got stopped and fined for no front plate and the cop told her if it had been me / a foreigner driving he wouldn't have bothered cos he couldn't speak English.

    Oh how I laughed...quietly...to myself...out of earshot.


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