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Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

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Well today is the day the car is being used as a wedding car. 

 

I have it a wash, and layed a fresh coat of wax over it before going off to work. Really didnt have time to get any photos of it while it was so clean and shiny. 

 

I had the privilege to see it out on the road from another car, which is the first time ive had the chance to do. It looks so fkn good rolling along on the road :D 

 

cant wait to see the wedding photos from today with the car. 

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1 hour ago, Panko said:

Well today is the day the car is being used as a wedding car. 

 

I have it a wash, and layed a fresh pair of skidmarks down the road


My dyslexia or something is strong today, i read it as above

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2 hours ago, deankdx said:


My dyslexia or something is strong today, i read it as above

Ha well i wasnt driving it, so i wouldve shot Cal if he had done that. 

 

On a side note, it rips a surprisingly decent skid for a 1300 :D 

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While I was at work, Cal was sending me photos of the car doing its duties 

 

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thankfully the broken headlight doesnt show up. 

 

 

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how to evade the cops.. park on a footy oval...

 

looks great! sounds like it all went off with only one hitch

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1 hour ago, deankdx said:

how to evade the cops.. park on a footy oval...

 

looks great! sounds like it all went off with only one hitch

 

Could Escorts even tow trailers?

I dunno the 1300 would like that... :lol:

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Could Escorts even tow trailers?
I dunno the 1300 would like that... :lol:

I had a mk2 Ghia that someone had dumped an 1100 into, I towed a box trailer a few times with it. Wasn’t fast. Ever. But it did it.



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thanks man :)

 

I discovered the Escort doesnt have much clearance when carrying passengers. Im surprised Cal and the 3 others in the car on saturday at the wedding didnt hear it...maybe they were all talking and drained it out. 

 

BUT, with too much weight in the boot, the hand brake bar running across the back of the diff rubs on the exhaust. sounds like a ball bearing in a tin can haha. 

 

We swapped cars back on saturday night in the Melbourne CBD. a few of us went out for drinks, so swapped the cars over then. anyway going home I had my girlfriend and one of her friends in the car, plus some stuff in the boot, and i could hear this annoying rattle every so often...yep. there is a nice shiny bit on the exhaust and the hand brake bar lol. 

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56 minutes ago, bear351c said:

Tell the passengers to get out and walk, so you can enjoy the ride...... :D

Haha it was still enjoyable even with passengers. Just concerning until i figured out what was causing the noise. 

 

There isnt much room for big exhausts and lowered ride height in the back of an esky 

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cars weren't designed well for that.. you should see the "self clearance" on BGDAV's XE tail pipe.. the diff made this "header bash" dent, for itself.. we made it dentier for more clearance though and i think it's still made contact on big bumps.

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20 minutes ago, Defective said:

You know, that’s exactly why so many of us older guys ran air shocks back in the day...


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haha I have adjustable rear shocks. which takes 5 seconds to crawl under and stiffen them up... ive never actually driven it with them on full hard setting, because the one time i wound them up to try, i couldnt push the car down at all haha 

 

i run the shocks only 3 turns on (out of 21 turns of adjustment) so i can turn them on a lot if i need to carry people, i just didnt bother 

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3 minutes ago, Panko said:

screw it, why dont i just put air bags in the back 

pump up shocks were just that.. an air back and shock combo. 

 

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Just now, deankdx said:

pump up shocks were just that.. an air back and shock combo. 

 

haha yeah i know. ive considered putting them in the XF, but then i think id prefer bags, because bags dont change the stiffness of the suspension as much as shocks do. 

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yeah a mate of mine ran bags in conjunction with leaf springs and also inside coils on another. they were "helper" type, used for when he was towing etc.. (it was sagged in the rear anyway but he liked that look 

 

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1 minute ago, deankdx said:

yeah a mate of mine ran bags in conjunction with leaf springs and also inside coils on another. they were "helper" type, used for when he was towing etc.. (it was sagged in the rear anyway but he liked that look 

 

yep thats always been my plan. to run helpers in the XF, with a small compressor inside the boot. because you dont need an engineers to run helpers...then I can run the wagon as low as i want (a tad lower than it currently is) and obviously raise it to tow, or when i have weight in the back etc. 

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