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JPSH120

United Kingdom
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Posted - 25 Sep 2013 :  08:47:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Given the recent trend for retro cars in the states (Camaro/Charger etc) I'm surprised nobody at Ford hasn't thought about putting out a "modern" Mk1 escort. Just imagine one manufactured from modern materials, decent brakes etc and a 200+ bhp cosworth motor, the queue for the showroom would be round the block

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arrocuda

United Kingdom
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Posted - 24 Sep 2013 :  20:09:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by JPSH120

Very true but it was a tidy install and I bet it shifts!




Certainly is a tidy install but I notice that he has removed the heater assembly. Hiding all the auxillaries hanging off of the inner wings and the bulkhead really adds the finishing touches to an engine bay but is probably totally impractical for anything other than a show car.

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 24 Sep 2013 :  19:51:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very true but it was a tidy install and I bet it shifts!

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arrocuda

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Posted - 24 Sep 2013 :  19:34:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Didn't expect the carb' fitted Vauxhall 16 valve engine in the Escort. Unusual choice for Ford fans I'm thinking.

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 24 Sep 2013 :  13:18:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A few snaps taken at the show, this is a great event (especially in good weather) being free entry and plenty of machinery to see. I could have taken hundreds but was too busy looking round!

An idea of the size of the site;







My transport for the day, my mates TR6 with home conversion to efi;





A few random shots;

Rare PI estate;















One of my personal favourites on the day;







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