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Offline bee tea

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« on: July 23, 2008, 09:50:55 AM »
righty everyone say hello to eddy or edwardo,
i brought this mark 6 3 door escort of the third lady owner, therefore it had only realisently had a new clutch replaced in october,
he is very tidy with only one spot of rust on the rear arch. the bodywork has a few car park dents which are expected for a car of its age and with having 3 ladies owners aswell  :lol:  :lol:

since i brought it i have replaced the wheels with these

since there there have been a number of problems with him.
one night there was a heavy rainfall and i woke up to this

found out that the battery tray was leaking

so i fiberglassed and hammerited the tray back together.  i thought this solved it only stopped most of the water gettin in so i took out the interior and heater pipe on the passenger side to find a crack which i have since filled with bathroom sealent.  whilst i fiberglassed the tray up and i cleaned out the water channels.
then one day it wouldnt start so mr AA man came out and got it running again and told me the battery was dead so next day replaced it and it lasted one day and wouldnt start again, so i replaced the battery tray.  Which temporarly solved the problem so after my dad comes to help me fix it but we couldn't so Mr RAC man came out and commended my new battery as it wasnt holding any charge.  So i took it back and replaced it and havent had any problems since *touch wood*.

i have painted the rear drums

i now am trying to source some fiesta 3.5 seat subframes so that i can fit my Fiesta RST recaros in.  The mirrors are also being colour coded.
Next on the list of jobs to do is a full service and maybe lower him when i can afford to



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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 10:55:06 AM »
mate, thats beggin for a bodykit of some sort    what engine has it got?

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 10:57:18 AM »
tis a 1.4 as i'm only 19.
nah stuble styling is the way forward for me
i'm thinking bout puttin xr3i skirts on as everyone else puts gti's on

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 14:43:54 PM »
to be fair tho, a clean GTi looks very well.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008, 14:54:25 PM »
i know yea i just fancy being a it different.

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 17:53:02 PM »
If i had an escort like that, I'd leave it bog standard looking but put a 24v and 4x4 in - wolf in sheeps clothing an all that

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008, 18:18:08 PM »
Looks like its got plenty of potential. Keep up the good work. Does it run an Endura E engine?

Mik.

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008, 20:49:37 PM »
jan i would love to make a sleeper out of him! :D

nah cvh efi mik

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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2008, 21:04:48 PM »
Ooops, I forgot about the CVH. Doh!!!!!

Well you've got plenty of tuning scope N/A or eventually go turbo or ZVH.

Just go with your own tastes and you'll be happy.

Mik.

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008, 10:51:10 AM »
Quote from: Janspeedcapri
If i had an escort like that, I'd leave it bog standard looking but put a 24v and 4x4 in - wolf in sheeps clothing an all that


Im liking that though......  

   

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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2008, 20:47:10 PM »
Once saw a RSTurbo engine in one of those escorts, Different, went like u wouldnt believe too!

A lot of Zetec's on bike carbs producing silly power on XRTwo.com to! Loads of options for that!

Offline bee tea

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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2008, 14:51:43 PM »
think i'm gona leave it mostly standard and as a daily runner then get a saph or sierra

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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2008, 14:52:18 PM »
Good idea.... :-)

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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2008, 15:12:42 PM »
Lets be honest - your nineteen, your only gonna prang it anyway- best not get to attached  ...  

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2008, 15:15:26 PM »
it'll not be the last either, i was well happy when at 20 i was actually able to sell a car on instead of weighing it in.

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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2008, 15:25:27 PM »
tbh i dont drive like most 19 yr olds
i aint a boy racer more sensible then most other young lads.
used to drive a micra which just got abused and have grown up since then tbh

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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2008, 15:50:40 PM »
grown up at 19? you've got about 10years to go mate! enjoy your youth you'll miss it when its gone.

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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2008, 15:55:25 PM »
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grown up at 19? you've got about 10years to go mate! enjoy your youth you'll miss it when its gone.

Well said or you will end up with us playing with cars trying to be younger and remember what we did in out youth      

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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2008, 18:17:08 PM »
i pranged 2 xr4i's when i was 17 and 19 years old.quality crashes though into hard concrete.

 

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