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Steelie600

Member Since 30 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 23 2013 05:22 PM
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The Great Royal Nail Rebuild Thread

02 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

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 !Removed! about. Brakes and suspension will also be suitably upgraded too. Exterior is in !Removed! 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.

 

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Newbie To The Club

30 April 2013 - 11:23 PM

Hi guys, just joined the madhouse, as Im restoring and upgrading my escort 55 van, poss to rs2000 spec, maybe cosworth (If I can find a YB)

 

Names Kev, im in Crewe, Cheshire. Been a pro mechanic for 20 years now. Worked with some amateur rally teams, I used to race bikes myself, hence username.

 

Basically im just lookin for info, and tips n tricks. And maybe become a Ford buff, to go along with my already bike and evo geekdom