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#1 lwt26

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

Hi all, I'm looking to start a escort mk2 1600 sport project, I am hoping to get it all original and as I am only 16 this project is a lot to take on, I am used to working with cars, as I have a good history with them as I race karts and have been a training mechanic for a few years, my goal would be to get it done in a couple of years so I have it done for my 20th or 21st birthday if anyone can give me advice on starting the project or getting just general information, I would be highly appreciative

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Lewis


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#2 mk2pock

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:49 AM

Overall mate, I think a strong shell to build from is the key thing to look for. This will save a lot of time and money on welding. If it's unwelded you can see what your buying and no one has done any bodge filling and welding cover up jobs on it. There are still shells out there, but a 2 door will be big money. Then to narrow your search to a 1600 sport will add a lot more value and to be honest I haven't seen one of those for sale as a project for quite some time. Even 4 doors are getting pricey as like I'm sure your aware, there aren't many cars left these days. Always view it before bidding on eBay as people hide all sorts in photos!! Good idea might be to get yourself down to classic ford show next June, or put an ad in the magazine. There's always stuff for sale there. Overall... Don't give up searching, maybe consider building a replica, if your adamant you want the sport, dig deep, but maybe a more door option is the way forward?!


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:05 AM

Yeah I have thought about the idea of a 4 door and I would give it a try but I think my overall goal is to get a mk2 1600 sport 2 door. I understand that finding a shell untouched and clean will be very difficult, also what could you say about the original engine as I would like to get an original engine, and preferably rebuild it myself

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271563090823
Just found this, I spoke too soon. Never know when an opportunity comes up ay! See what you think, it's not been welded


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

Not sure about the engine, but I do know you can get more power out of the x flow than a pinto. So you'll be alright if you want big power


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:22 PM

See that has been imported, I may have a look over in South Africa and see what they're selling for, and il have a look for the engines

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