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Well its not another Z

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by grahamjc, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. grahamjc

    grahamjc New Forum User

    Hopefully this is ok in this section............but this is something else that is happening in the background :)

    This how it started its life:-
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    Came with a 2l pinto engine:-
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    Interior was mostly decent:-
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    Exterior wise, it was not as good as it looks, the paint work had a bad reaction and had developed air bubbles or water spots, so knew it would be a strip down and rebuild. No rust, but 1 or 2 things to sort out. Didnt like the ****** wings that the previous owner had selected and have been waiting for new Magnum reproduction wings to come into stock (happened last night - so ordered).

    Interior wise, dash needed to be replaced and will done once its back from the bodyshop.

    This is what it looks like now:-
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    And then finally, this is what I am aiming for once finished.......... albeit without the bubble arches - I am still not sure whether I actually like them:-
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  2. atomman

    atomman Forum User

    Iook's great ! I do like a mk 1 :thumbs:

    A good friend of mine has a Black RS2000 and we often go out for a blast in the Welsh mountains in the summer months, Last time we went I had my '65 912 and they were pretty evenly matched and we both ran out of brakes at the same time and had to stop for a cup of tea to let them cool down,

    He came round my workshop last weekend and told me he has now put Mikuni bike carbs on his pinto to give it a better change against my 240z when its finished, I wonder how they will fair against each other in the mountains :) ,.........

    And I haven't told him about the L28 I'm building either ;)
     
  3. grahamjc

    grahamjc New Forum User

    Awesome...... RS2000 would be great! But I want too many cars to blow that much on a single one :)

    Sounds like some good runs..... miss driving in the Welsh mountains, roads of Surrey cant quite compare.
     
  4. status

    status Active Forum User

    I Think my mate still has some bits,ie panels for a mk 1,worth a few quid now,nice car
     
  5. Jake RAH

    Jake RAH
    Z Club Member

    I've always loved the mk1 mexico/rally style with the big arches. Way cool in my book :thumbs:

    We had a mk1 when I was a kid, sadly it wasn't a mexico, just a bog standard mk1.
     
  6. vipergts

    vipergts
    Z Club Member

    Love a MK1 Escort

    Here's my RS2000 in build

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  7. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    Love them all. Wheels on the silver one look a bit small. The fronts got a good lock though.
     
  8. 240carsten

    240carsten New Forum User

    lol,
    great minds and all that:

    heres my Mk2 escort in build, gonna be Zetec 200bhp with an otherwise group 4 spec:
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  9. madda

    madda New Forum User

    Looks lovely.

    My mk2:

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    I've now spent a year building up the 1.6 engine and spent far too much money. Hoping to get 200bhp out of it
     
  10. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    Some lovely Escorts there guys!

    Madda - that looks lovely. 200 bhp from 1.6 :confused:
     
  11. grahamjc

    grahamjc New Forum User

    Some fantastic cars guys..... hope mine does them all justice :)
     
  12. madda

    madda New Forum User

    Yup a Toyota 4AGE, the jap BDA :p

    Spec so far, not mapped yet, so not sure whether she'll make the magic 200.

    Cat Cams - : 291°285°
    Cat Cam springs
    Cat Cam retainers
    ARP bolts
    Wossener Pistons - off stefan. 11.8cr 19mm rod bolts
    ACL Race Main Rod Bearings
    Port matching, 7 angle valve seats, new everything and polishing of the head
    Later spec engine from ae92 - from Stefan
    Engine work - South Wales Pistons
    Bush change in rods - South Wales Pistons
    Big Rad
    Spal fan
    Lightweight bottom pulley

    If it makes good power the final piece of the puzzle will be a dry sump kit.

    :driving:
     
  13. grahamjc

    grahamjc New Forum User

  14. 240carsten

    240carsten New Forum User

    Ooooohh!
    That really lush!
    Seeing a car fresh out of paint is like a turning point.. Now the fun bits start!
     
  15. Ian

    Ian Active Forum User

    ^^^ That looks great. ^^^



    Some lovely Escorts here. Still fancy a MK1 or MK2 myself at some point.




    My B16B in my 91 Civic made 197hp and revved to 9000rpm, you can get 220+ from a built B16B. Was a great engine, now running a 250hp 2L b series which is great but I still miss the more revvy nature of the 1.6.
     
  16. grahamjc

    grahamjc New Forum User

    Went down and had a look at the car today.... love it!!! Headlining is in and the glass will be in early next week. I really like the colour and how the castrol stripes :)

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  17. Ian

    Ian Active Forum User

    Lucky Guy
     
  18. status

    status Active Forum User

    Looking good,my mate has 2 twin cams,never uses them ,another mate has lots of panels for a mk1 escort just sitting in his garage
     
  19. grahamjc

    grahamjc New Forum User

    Could do with some dash and ignition parts ;)

    And windows in
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  20. grahamjc

    grahamjc New Forum User

    Z and Escort are still going, slowly :)

    Here is my track MX5 :) as she was bought
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    Then some parts
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    Then came a few track days last year
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    Friends at the track
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    Then came a new bit, well a few of them :)
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    Centre console trimmed, as I kept having issues on track
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