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#1 Lurch ™

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:41 PM

Very off topic I know, but Alex has owned his Mk1 Esky for over 13 years, but it's been looking a tad sad body wise the last few years, so he asked me if I'd help him restore it.
It's originaly a 1300GL(?), but it's currently got a 1600 X-flow in it.
We'll be turning it into a 1600GT, with a PMC built 1600 X-Flow, running 38mm CV Bike carbs & distributor-less ignition.
Guards will be new repo. 1600GT items, & new front headlight/beaver panel.

We are now well into stripping the shell & the guards have already been picked off (Escort guards are spot welded on, FFS!).
Once the front panel is off, it'll be fitted up to the rotisary & be sent off for blasting.

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Plemum chamber box removed:
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 04:38 PM

i have had many eskys in my day.. they are awesome little cars

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 04:54 PM

My Goodness, look how messy your new mancave has got already!!

#4 Lurch ™

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:29 PM

I know! It's great! :D

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:08 PM

That not the man cave it the master bedroom  ???
Nice bit of kit there big guy. look forward to seeing the progress
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:52 AM

Now come on Lurch, do the right thing, tell him it's un-fixable and send it to the recycler. I did my bit and helped write one off last year

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:09 AM

I love escorts, had a couple in my time including a beautiful 2 dr RS2000. 

To him to go for the works guards Lurch, ands a BDA motor ;D

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:25 PM

A mate in Kiwi had one of these, a yellow two door with the 2Ltr Pinto, went suprisingly well!

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:01 PM

Fark! Fair effort Hodgo! :o

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 11:48 PM

Fark! Fair effort Hodgo! :o


It's only a series II


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:39 AM

A few more recent photo's:

Front panel removed:
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And a big moment today as Alex & I got the mounts finished, and we got the shell mounted up on the rotisserie!
And before anyone ask's - yes there are modified engine stands.

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Alex looking very smug with the day's efforts:
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The next job is removing the heavy sound deadner from the underside of the shell, before it goes off for media blasting in a couple of weeks.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:14 AM

Nice concrete  ;)

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:34 PM

hi Lurch

iv started work on the esky, work on the head is very full on, heheh its know datsun but it will do

specs on the 1600 kent
new scat crank
60th race pistons
formula ford head
custom inlet manifold
all new valves and springs
and lots more will keep you up dated as i go

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:17 PM

new scat crank


Could have kept it a little bit Datsun and used an L-series crank  ;D

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

Try finding an L16 crank, Dave!

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:05 PM

and the scat crank was cheep and ready to bolt in

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

Scat?
Isn't that from Germany?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:57 PM

Scat, isn't that what scientist types call Poo?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

I thought sat was what jazz singers did when they were too drug added to remember the words....

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:13 PM

mmm you funny men .... more head pics for you the head is finished and the block will get honed tomorrow so i will have it all together next week

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