Righto, i've aquired an Escort van off me old pops after the clever sod blew it up, by not listening to me and replacing the cambelt. Engine is buggered, I threw a new belt on out of interest to see if it would start, but nay compression captain. IST BIN KAPPUTT!
So a restoration is in order and im going to fit a 2.0l BGA RS 2000 engine on Bike carbs, onto a 6 speed box hopefully. This will give me decent gearing so it will cruise well but the motor will be pulling 170-180bhp so will have the poke to drag its arse about. Brakes and suspension will also be suitably upgraded too. Exterior is in bloody good nick for a 12 year old van. and only needs minor work with very very few dings.
Tother day I took pics of it in its current state and will document every step of the rebuild as I work my way through it.
This is how it started out before I had chance to do owt to it.