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elliott1709
Hi guys, thanks for reading this post.

Im interested in buying a working old escort (90's) to take apart and then completely rebuild it. I have never done anything like this before and am doing it as I am interested in engines, how they work etc and want to be able to know my way around one. I was just posting to see if any of you guys could give me any tips? What age car to buy? How much will it cost? Should i maybe start on a different car? Any books I should buy? Seriously anything would be useful and I'd really appreciate any information of any kind.

Thanks for reading this

Elliott
vinnyvangough
Hi and welcome to the club.

First step, buy a Mk5a/b or an early Mk6 escort.

Then buy the corresponding Haynes manual.

Just make sure when you take everything apart put all the bolts etc in a bag and clearly label it. Also take pictures step by step so you can see exacly what goes where and how lol.

And good luck, your doing it the best way
psmk2
[quote name='vinnyvangough' post='20252' date='Apr 16 2009, 12:42 AM']Hi and welcome to the club.

First step, buy a Mk5a/b or an early Mk6 escort.

Then buy the corresponding Haynes manual.

Just make sure when you take everything apart put all the bolts etc in a bag and clearly label it. Also take pictures step by step so you can see exacly what goes where and how lol.

And good luck, your doing it the best way[/quote]

excellent advice and exactly what i do myself :lol: , except i use rubber surgical gloves to reduce manky hand syndrome then use them along with small polly bags to bag up my bolts ect . Im a mark 2 man myself but these cars are getting rare and certainly not cheap, even a dog can set you back around 500 ......my dog cost me 1400 ....if only the prick that sold me it didnt live so far away :ph34r: if its the later escort you prefer then defo take vinnys advice

peter


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