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  1. Fingers

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    At least you have something to work with.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    You are fortunate to have a decent shed and parking. Many people in greater Melbourne would be very envious
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Any progress now that you are out of lockdown?
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    A Falcon/Commodore/Nissan BW75/78 is probably overkill for most street Escorts. That said, something like a turbo YB Cosworth is definitely going to need a strong rear axle.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I broke one with a stock 1300 many years ago (I was a teenager)
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Correct. Smaller, weaker, basically garbage
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I just grabbed my Escort parts book, dated 3/72. It seems that all MK1 until August 1971 had English axles, then August onwards, most had Borg Warner. Of the 3 MK1 2 doors that I have currently, 2 are 1970 build with English axles, and 1 1974 with a BW. The 1972 car I had years ago had a BW, but I replaced it with a 4.125 ratio English out of a MK1 van. The 1975 MK1 van I have now has an English axle, but that now seems likely it has been replaced at some time.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I have had quite a few Escorts over the years, Ford Escorts that is, and only 2 have had the BW rear axle.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I mentioned a while back. If you have increased the handling of the car, and you drive it to suit, you will use more brake capacity, even though you have not increased the power of the vehicle.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    A question. Do they have to be 2.0L struts, or just MK2? And English axle was also in MK1. 3 of the 4 MK1 Escorts I have here have English axles
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Looking good. Where did you purchase the brake upgrade from?
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Ok, a Lotus Twin cam is a different animal to the RS1600 engine, that is also a twin cam. The Lotus was based on a Pre Crossflow style block, the BDA on a Crossflow style block. The Lotus has a timing chain, the BDA a belt. The fact that both were fitted to MK1 Escorts adds to the confusion.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Probably not hard at all if you have buckets of cash. They are a belt drive.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I really like the idea of a Zetec. Mainly because they can be dressed to look like a BDA, and I have no chance of affording a real RS1600 or RS1800.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Those switches are beautiful
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