Top 16 Ford Escort Mk1 Wallpaper
so how long. have you owned this car pool it was originally bought with the early 2000s is basically a scrapper and then we start the restoration went through . The shell done of the . Modification swings of them so she’ll see why’s we hopefully .
Got a nice roll cage on there the cage was actually built for a guy in tank we she runs the roll center back then I think it was one of the first ones they actually ever did we’ve done all the bend for us . And then only done .
The the cutting cutting and welding .
Tour so engine wise you’ve still got the original motor that these cars come with but is that stopped no it’s um the original Mexico’s I think was something 86 brake horsepower when it was originally dying .
Out I think is about 162 it’s the usual light and balanced high compression runnin on fortyfives competition I think much lower oil transmission why straight cut gears did you . Say yeah yeah that’s what they call . It full speed rocketbox make the hell . Of a row it’s got quite .
A long first which .
Means you have to . Run quite low get . Ratios to get . It to take off man is it stocked if .
Or have you changed anything in the rear on there no we changed the diff different circuits obviously per gear and boys and the good old fashioned plate type LSD and I think .
Something that really impressed me with this car and you can really tell when you’re actually out driving and it how solid it feels is the entire thing does every .
Possible joint that you could have is roast join it . . The clutch on this thing is quite stiff .
Very careful. used . To have is the rice I promise not University you just enemy hunter you just . Forever spend another Italia he said you used to take part in an old racing series what was . That that was the toy of toys wrote salutes back in the 90s used to use this driving it just got . Too. expensive you can see that would just break really easily concentrate touching super said this .
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He knows about about hundred take five the ranks of it as well ha Wow just being out just gone for a little spin . Just up and down the dual carriageway considering that this cars only got four gears sitting around about that 70 mile an hour mark I can’t see how you could ever drive this more than about .
20 minutes . Or so just general Road driving on a track you got your helmet on in things . I think you’re just so much more in the zone you just can’t have that . Noise he just cancelled and .
Out of it but that was just .
Absolutely incredible the reaction that you saw was more just a reaction of just how incredibly earsplitting loud . That . Was rather than just pure straightline speed what I will .
Say is that even though we’re . Saying the car is 160 .
170 brake I wouldn’t make you think that that slow straight .
Cut gears this thing absolutely flies through and it picks up so quick really light car just amazing little things so first thing I really noticed about actually getting inside the car . Was this kind of split what do they do that for if some Ford done .
Back in the 70s for their rally .
Cars they would cut a left hand drive up join .
It. down the middle and that gives the Navigator space freeze clocks and timing gear oh I that so I suppose the it would be the Navigator really he .
Was looking at all that just while the actual driver himself was concentrating on the road yeah yeah it’d have he’s tripped me isn’t everything this side obviously keeping them all and everything else .
For the there we go so the cars mostly used .
As a little weekend toy mostly heading to track days shows what’s the favorite track that you’ve taken this car on its home on the smaller tracks Brands Hatch indeed Lydden Hill or keg well would be where it’s really at home obviously that bigger Longer Straits is .
Obviously when your power comes in and you get swallowed up but I suppose with a car this you’ll almost probably able to drive it flat out the whole way around .
Yeah I mean it . Still takes a balance but it does handle very well especially with the modern semislick tyres . right so we’re all done with Paul now kind of came to an unfortunate end just at high rpm it just sounded it had a pretty bad miss so we’re definitely . Going to organize to meet up with Paul do a trap day together just have a little look and .
Just hopefully bully some of the big . Boys Paul actually said last time he took the car out which I think was Ford Fair there really wasn’t anything that actually went past him all the mark 1 mark 2 .
Focus RS is just literally couldn’t touch it through the corners . So power isn’t everything