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Fantastic Windy .................. Mk 1 Lotus Cortina and Escorts  :love:  :love:  :love:  :cool:  :cool:  :cool:  :cool:  :love:  :love:  :love:  :cool:
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Done a bit more:

Rear inner arch tubbed on the LH side to allow clearance for wheel with the wider track axle.

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same thing viewed from inside

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Rusty rear valence removed to accept a new panel.

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brings back fond memories.MK1 cortina was my first car.

1500 pre cross flow. I always hankered after a MK1 GT though. :cool:

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You are just using it as an excuse to get out of Xmas shopping Windy  :p

Its taking shape already though...now just a basket instead of a basket case  :D Whats the next job to do on it?

John

PS - did you get my PM about the Hickamn BDA engine that I know about? It would suit this car down to the ground!

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Hi

Could have done with you and your place 20 odd years ago!!

I had one of the last 6 Escort "Twin Cams" ( K reg) it came from our man in Leicester... Mr Clark!!

It was only three years old when I got it, Fitted with a "Vegantune" supersprint engine, only 173BHP!!! :p  and it was starting to rust then.. they must have made them out of old tomato tins! ???

I brought a Mark11 escort from Measham car auctions ( 1.1 Popular ) and transfered everything over..

The only problem was the original was English... the new S reg was German and all the nuts and bolts were metric instead of British :( .. what a Bu66er that was, got it done eventually. It was a proper Q car,

I can remember pulling out of the estate looking right and the local speed freak was coming up the road in his Triumph Dolomite Sprint, He only knew two speeds flat out and even flatter out.  HE!! HE!! the look on his face as he started to overtake me and I put my foot down and left him on the wrong side of the road, He was reaching for a paper hanky to wipe the tears away!!!  :D

Looking in the ads last month and an ORIGINAL Escort "Twin Cam" was going for GULP £20,000 :down:

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You don't need to do xmas shopping till christmas eve!!!!!

Next job I reckon is to tackle the link boxes & rear turrets. That'll keep me busy over Christmas. :)

Can't really think about engines yet to be honest. I've been looking at new ones from Wilcox & the 16k price is putting me off them for the time being. Wait until the shell is rolling first methinks.

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Hi

Could have done with you and your place 20 odd years ago!!

I had one of the last 6 Escort "Twin Cams" ( K reg) it came from our man in Leicester... Mr Clark!!

It was only three years old when I got it, Fitted with a "Vegantune" supersprint engine, only 173BHP!!! :p  and it was starting to rust then.. they must have made them out of old tomato tins! ???

I brought a Mark11 escort from Measham car auctions ( 1.1 Popular ) and transfered everything over..

The only problem was the original was English... the new S reg was German and all the nuts and bolts were metric instead of British :( .. what a Bu66er that was, got it done eventually. It was a proper Q car,

I can remember pulling out of the estate looking right and the local speed freak was coming up the road in his Triumph Dolomite Sprint, He only knew two speeds flat out and even flatter out.  HE!! HE!! the look on his face as he started to overtake me and I put my foot down and left him on the wrong side of the road, He was reaching for a paper hanky to wipe the tears away!!!  :D

Looking in the ads last month and an ORIGINAL Escort "Twin Cam" was going for GULP £20,000 :down:

Loads of people I know have stories about old Escorts. It's amazing how many people had them.

Yep Mexico's are going for stupid money & they are still only standard cars underneath with the "right" bits.

The rally machines are a different story, hence why I'm building another. :D

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And people are destroying them to build bl**** Locosts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :mad:  :mad:
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