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  1. Panko

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    This is where I am up to. Progress has been really slow, because I am now back at work, and we are smashed at work at the moment now that restrictions have been all but lifted. This is the driver's side strut complete. I had to get the hubs machined down on a lathe, which I knew was the case, to replicate Cortina Mk2/Capri hubs. Very very little space. I potentially will need to get a tad more off yet. But it does clear and run freely.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Yes we are lucky. but the shed too is a project in itself. currently it is not water tight, so i won’t be parking any cars in there. there is no spouting on it, so water runs off the roof and straight in above the sliding doors and pulls on the floor of the shed. also isnt the most secure door on the laneway side. so for the time being the wagon is at my parent’s place until the shed is ready. same with the Escort, i won’t bring it here until i know the shed is good to go
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    It is a shame. We stumbled across the original title to the property yesterday morning, from when it was a vacant lot. signed back back in 1932. so its about 90 years old. We also have the original banking book for the guy who built the house, the original title holder. we found the book under the old carpet when we started the renos. As for the shed, it does indeed have a good shed We have a laneway behind us. the shed runs along the back boundary, and has sliding door access from the driveway, then offset on the opposing side has a sliding door out to the laneway. so I can park the wagon and escort side by side, across the width of the shed. one from the drive, and one from the laneway. The shed internally is about 5.2m W x 7.8m L, and clearance is about 2.2m under the doors. the steel roof trusses are lower, but they are between the door access. that means I can fit my Land Rover Discovery straight in from either side too, if i need to work on that. On the driveway side of the shed, there is also a 1.5 car sized carport. long enough to get my Disco and about half of Elise's Corolla under.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    No unfortunately, the project has come to a grinding holt for the last 5-6 weeks. Where I left you all, was me chasing a set of Mk2, 1.3 or 1.6L front struts and hubs, to suit my big brakes. I did not want Pinto 2L struts because my adjustable inserts would not fit, so id be up for around $1000, out of budget just to build front suspension all over again. In that time, my partner and I have spent the last few weeks renovating a house owned by her parents, ready for us to move into. Keep in mind, the house is a 100 year old "bungalow" (the name used to describe the style, not an actual bungalow) house in Box Hill. So that has taken priority. We decided to set ourselves a move in date, and work to that, which was last weekend. So our first night in the house was the 29th of October, last Friday night. And we have not finished with the house yet. we still have 2 rooms and the hallway to renovate and paint, but we can do it while living here. So, where is the Escort at now? Today, I FINALLY picked up a set of complete Mk2, 1.6L struts. From here, I have to build them up, with the new brakes, my inserts, struts tops etc, and then I can take it all over to the workshop and drop the subframe and running gear in, and she will be a rolling car again. hopefully in the next few weeks Ill have this done and the car back on its wheels. The only challenging part is I am still using my father's shed in Berwick as the workshop, so all parts and tools, and spray paint i need for the Escort is about 35-40 minutes drive away from where we are now living. If you ignore the apartment buildings either side and office building behind, this little photo that I edited to make it look a bit older, kind of shows the vintage of the house. The outside is pretty rough, but inside has had a complete makeover.
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    Xf falcon ute boss kits

    Dean is on the money but I can't remember the specifics either. I originally bought an XF boss kit for my Ghia, and it worked but i did not have cancelling indicators because no spacer. I got the correct one which is longer to account for lack of spacer. If you get stuck, send me a message on here. I do have the original one i bought, which is for a GL
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    The best options for these are either the Atlas Diff, which is out of a Capri, and I believe that is potentially the bigger BW diff, but they need to be shortened to fit an escort, or the English axle (mini 9”) which also have off the shelf LSD centres available
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    No its smaller i believe. these aren’t very strong. My new engine could easily break it if im not careful
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Standard aussie borg warner diff
  9. Panko

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    There you go. there isn’t many early Mk1s in Australia. both of mine have been 1972 and this one is 1975. So both BW diffs. on the flip side, the good thing about BW coming on board is we got the Type E 4 speed (single rail) fitted to our cars from 1100 upwards, but the UK only got them in GTs and upwards. Their standard boxes did not have removable bell housings. So our Type E boxes are quite desirable to the UK folk because they are rare over there
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Oh look the standard brakes were up the task once upon a time. And I know Ive "over braked" it now. but nowadays parts are hard to get for the P16 brakes, and expensive compared to what I paid for this entire brake upgrade kit. the discs alone new, are more than 1/3 of the cost of the entire brand new brake upgrade. The way i see it, i would always rather have plenty in reserve than on the limit. As i said above, it will get driven spiritedly on plenty of twist roads. We are not far from plenty of mountain roads, big hills. I have previously run the car out of brakes on those roads. I have always wanted to get the car on the track, just to stretch its legs legally. Ive always been hesitant because of killing the 1300 haha. So, I am happy with the brakes. As for the race, you will have to drive to Melbourne first. Your premier will never let us in, so you can come here instead
  11. Panko

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    strange. My original books, workshop manual and lots of other owners of Mk1s in the car club all say the BW diffs are what were fitted to Aussie Mk1s. the RSs got them, and Mexicos got them. in the UK, all Mk1s had the front loading diffs.
  12. Panko

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Yep thats my feeling too. Also, this car will get driven in the hills. on the twisty roads. Before lockdown, a few of us would get together in the Escort, a classic Mini, a twin cam AE92 Corolla, and go for drives up over the Reefton Spur, up Mt Baw Baw. places where the brakes get well used.
  13. Panko

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I did have a bit of a win today finally. I cleaned up and restored my reverse lights. New lenses, new lens seals, polished the frames, the reflectors and the housings. Cleaned the rear rubber gasket.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I mean nearly double HP of the 1300 The 1300 would have been sitting around 40-45kw. On paper with the engine specs of my 1600 (1660 actual capacity) it should be producing between 70 and 80kw at the crank. Yeah I will not lie, everyone ive spoken to in the club said I have over braked the car for street use, but it will be nice for the odd track day, or hillclimb event that the car club runs every year, which ive never run in because too scared, to know that i have ample brakes.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I stand corrected. I have some good news. The front struts and hubs do not need to be 2L. They can be any Mk2. Fingers, you were right. 2L struts are larger diameter, 51mm, whereas all other struts are 48mm, same as my current struts. So i will be able to transfer over all my components, springs, shocks, bump stops. only thing i have to change is my bearings and tie rod ends. So the bill to fix this will be a lot less than first expected
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