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 Post subject: Newbie with an escort :)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Hey all.
Just signed up with you guys as do a lot of work with PhilSI so though i would join you guys and show you all the progress of my Escort. :)
Was bought for £206 from good old ebay and has been played with quite a bit.

The outside..
GTi Front Bumper,
GTi Skirts,
GTi Rear Spats,
Mondeo 16" Cosworth Style Wheels,
4" Outwardly Rolled Magnex Back Box,
Red Diamond Brake Discs,
Show Plates,
6000k HID Conversion,
Smoked Side Repeaters,
Half Tinted Rear Lights,
Laguna Front Splitter,
Electric Heated Wing Mirrors,
Lowered 40mm

The Inside..
Full GTi Interior,
Si Steering Colum (Height Adjustable),
Rev Counter Clocks With White Dial Conversion,
White Clock Conversion,
Sony MP3 / iPod Head Unit,
Clifford Alarm,
Sony 12" Xplod Sub & Amp in custome box

The Engine,
Standard 1.6 Zetec,
Puma 1.7 Gear Linkage,
Pipercross Air Filter,
Magnex Back Box,
Centre Box Removed,
Pro-tech 4 Branch Manifold
De-Cat

Not Much on a 1.6 Finesse lol
Btw, i've only owned it for 7 months!!!

Here is some pics of it from when i got it till now. Comments welcome...........

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Welcome to FSI

Thats not a bad looking car you got there.

Any future plans for it?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:02 pm 
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a friend of phils!

welcome ;)

looks good :)

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RIP BEN ELVIN (JAM) 6.6.84 - 3.10.12 - Gone but not forgotten - The below sums you up chap
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:19 pm 
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cheers guys,
i've got a few more plans for it still to come
i'm having the engine from the rs1800 phil just broke and to try and tidy it up in a few places like rear arches, skirts and bumpers and general up keep
quite fancy a cosworth brake upgrade and found a nice rear arb rear axle with discs on it
after that i think it's nearly how i want it apart from one shots and a heated screen. then i will call it done
should also be on the stand at fitp as well :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:27 pm 
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good work ;)

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Ford is not a decision you make to like, its a passion you grow up with.


RIP BEN ELVIN (JAM) 6.6.84 - 3.10.12 - Gone but not forgotten - The below sums you up chap
Ben Elvin "Jam" wrote:
Through serious illness you meet some inspiring and determined people. its the best we can do as human beings to inspire and drive the determination of others. Ben.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:31 pm 
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this has all been done on a very tight budget so far as well :)

just need to find a ecu for the rs1800 engine then that can go in :)


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good luck mate :)

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Ford is not a decision you make to like, its a passion you grow up with.


RIP BEN ELVIN (JAM) 6.6.84 - 3.10.12 - Gone but not forgotten - The below sums you up chap
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Through serious illness you meet some inspiring and determined people. its the best we can do as human beings to inspire and drive the determination of others. Ben.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:12 pm 
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love your car mate, so gutted about the xr3i cabriolet in the scrap yards ecu had already gone :( would have been perfect

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:15 pm 
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you know it....will find one soon though!!


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Welcome to the site mate 8-)

Nice looking escort you've got there :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:06 pm 
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cheers for the welcome guys :)


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Welcome buddy, thats a tidy escort, will be even better with the extra horses.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:02 am 
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whay at last you got yourself on here! looking good alex! so track day at ford fair then? 8-) 8-)

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we'll see fella...would rather go to the ring for track fun :)


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silverstone is awesome to drive around - new layout is really fast - loved it in 2010 in my ST ;)

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RIP BEN ELVIN (JAM) 6.6.84 - 3.10.12 - Gone but not forgotten - The below sums you up chap
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we'll see fella...would rather go to the ring for track fun :)

the ring? as in ringwood stadium?

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Murky86 wrote:
we'll see fella...would rather go to the ring for track fun :)

the ring? as in ringwood stadium?


haha funny guy... i was refeering to the nurburgring :) fancy doing some welding for me soon / your mate to it??


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we'll see fella...would rather go to the ring for track fun :)

the ring? as in ringwood stadium?

:doh: :lol:

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Thanks to fiestasiphil for going to get my new ECU today....found a 130 ps Escort Cabrio being broken...new engine here i come!!!!!!


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Had some more fun with the car today.
Sorted my exhaust blow today, painted my callipers and finally wired in the height adjuster on my drivers chair... and before any comments yes my car does need a hoover (cough Phil cough!)

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took this the other day when out, found another black finesse....thats what mine was............once :)

comments welcome :)


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