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#1 Chewie

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

Hello all, been driving for 12 years and I just got my first ford. Which is more of a rolling restoration. My first. i welcome any input to my cause and any parts ;), and vice versa if I can

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#2 dezwez

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

Hi welcome :)

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:11 PM

Welcome to Ford and the forum.

 

Looks like you will have some serious work coming up. Make sure you start a build thread and keep us updated with photo's of your progress.



#4 Chewie

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:34 PM

Thanks, she runs well. I agree. Trying to find original ford parts is a absolute nightmare. So il settle with some after market parts but even they are hard to find for some thing's. iv already started pics of the car in, out and under.I just need help setting the thread up.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

looking good - good luck! keep us posted on progress =) 



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:20 PM

Wow that takes me back. I passed my driving test in a brand new one of those back in October 1979.

 

Welcome to the site and good luck with the restoration. You may want to try some classic rallying sites for parts as they love restoring Mk2 Escorts.



#7 Chewie

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:59 PM

Thanks, Ill check those sites. Its so hard trying to keep the parts original when they are not in Production and end up paying more than you should for either slightly used parts or new old stock parts. Plus side Just found powder coating and shot blaster workshop local to me. :). I will keep you posted. Thanks

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:45 PM

Welcome along, good to have another invicta amongst us!

 

Where abouts in the garden are you?



#9 Chewie

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:45 PM

Thanks, I'm near bexley

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:29 PM

Hello and welcome - nice to see someone restoring a mk2



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:23 AM

Since your that way, you must be on that wafer thin line between London and the Garden!



#12 Chewie

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:12 PM

Old Kent new London I call it as the boundaries of London keep expanding.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:28 PM

I have looked everywhere for the original stock exhaust and I'm so close. I have 3 out of 4 pieces. I just finished coating these 2 pieces with VHT. I need the last original piece which is the rear silencer. Can anybody point me in the direction? I want this car to be as original as possible . image.jpg

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

I have looked everywhere for the original stock exhaust and I'm so close. I have 3 out of 4 pieces. I just finished coating these 2 pieces with VHT. I need the last original piece which is the rear silencer. Can anybody point me in the direction? I want this car to be as original as possible . attachicon.gifimage.jpg

I found this -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...d#ht_2223wt_904

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...1#ht_2281wt_932

 

Speak to them - they can probably help you

 

I also have the feeling several different cars/ engine sizes share the same exhaust



#15 Chewie

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

Thanks, but iv checked these. The 1300 is 3mm difference and the company with the rs2000 rear silencer didn't have anything for mk2 1600.

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