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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    It's do as I say, not as I do Very hypocritical
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    Air filter size Aussie speed

    I had a similar issue with air cleaner clearance on a slant 6 Valiant. One of the things I did to gain a bit of clearance was to shorten the passenger side engine mount bracket by 3/4", which gained more than an inch at the carburettor, I also raised the back of the bonnet about 3/4".
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    EST or Electronic distributor

    Gday The 250 in my 89 XF ute is dying (low compression on #2 and heaps of blowby) I have a super fuel XF Fairmont parts car that I am going to swap the engine out of as a stopgap until I get around to building a better engine (compression, cam, 4 barrel, etc.) Am I better off sticking with the EST set up as original in the ute, or change to the electronic distributor with it's built in advance mechanism? All points of view appreciated
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I tried to post a photo of my first MKI, also my first car (on the road) Can't seem to work out how.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I am not a More door MK1 fan, but that car just looks right
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I agree, they are a bit odd looking. That said, I would also like to have one.
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    Bw35-40 differences

    Early BW35 XP-XW ish were shorter than the later (XA onwards)
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Bring it in minus engine, gearbox, and brakes? Or with those bits in the back, but disassembled and clean?
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    That seems like good value, add about $3K to get it here.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Yeah, I think repairing a rusty import is going to be cheaper/easier/better than trying to build one from a sedan/coupe/van.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I think a van would be easier, no, just less difficult. It"s not going to be easy.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    GS Escorts have them as well, the switch panel that is.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Classic trim in the UK have a really nice one, a bit pricey though.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Thanks anyway. Good to see you have it going well.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Where do you buy the repro centre panel?
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Sounds like it is definitely going better
  17. Yes, they would have lots of lawyers [emoji16] Sent from my G8141 using Tapatalk
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    Blown Crossy.

    AA series is one headlight above the other, AB is on an angle
  19. There will be one big thing holding back the fully autonomous car... lawyers
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    A 120Y would never have kept up with you. A MK1 Escort out handles and out brakes a 120Y stock for stock. Your modified suspension may have contributed to you running out of brakes as your corner speeds would have been quicker.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    A 120Y will do something similar, however the handling and braking are not in the same league.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Even 120Y's can cruise at 110
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    LPG horsepower gaining mods

    Yes, I may not have made it clear, but my comments were all towards forced induction of one sort or another.
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    LPG horsepower gaining mods

    I am not sure on this, so others in the know may shoot me down. That said, I have a little LPG knowledge. I have experience with gas, but not in a forced induction situation. ( Impco systems mostly) My thoughts would be to convert from the complex converter/simple mixer system fitted factory, and change to a simple converter/complex mixer system. A B2 converter and Gasresearch mixer is a known quantity with blow through LPG systems. It can be made work very well. Other people have had great results with Impco mixer and converter systems with forced induction. I have not done either, but I know a lot of people have with great results.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Zetec is the same bellhousing bolt pattern as the Kent. 2.0 blacktop with a C3, cheap as That said, if performance isn't an issue, 1600 Kent with the C3, no hassles
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