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  • #31
    And one from the arse end...

    https://youtu.be/FnFHqsCBVUI


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    Originally posted by apbellamy
    I've got 3 long studs in my hand.

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    • #32
      Good to hear it running johnner , tell me I'm wrong but it's like there's a big flat spot ! Or is it recording sound ,
      "yuck ,more like a 3 r2"
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=tb261HwQNDQ
      SAY WHAT YOU BELEVE,,BELEVE WHAT YOU LIKE,
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=3JhaTwP7uuk

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      • #33
        It sounds good, have you driven it yet to see what it goes like? My xflow had a massive flat spot ha ha
        I’m a Mk2 escort man now

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        • #34
          https://imgur.com/gallery/Lsy6SE5
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          • #35
            Originally posted by ardonfast View Post
            Good to hear it running johnner , tell me I'm wrong but it's like there's a big flat spot ! Or is it recording sound ,


            It still needs mapping Sean. The map I’ve got is for a 1700 xflow. I’ve leaned it out to get it running better but still needs a good bit of fettling.


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            Originally posted by apbellamy
            I've got 3 long studs in my hand.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by KMP View Post
              It sounds good, have you driven it yet to see what it goes like? My xflow had a massive flat spot ha ha


              No I need to get it insured again and take it out for a spin. Yours was well down on power! I’m hoping for around 100bhp out of this.


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              Originally posted by apbellamy
              I've got 3 long studs in my hand.

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              • #37
                Yeah I know, that’s why I am fitting a new engine (and 5 speed type 9) cannot wait to get it going next year. Waited all my life for a ‘nice’ escort, could do with an extra 50+Bhp though

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                Kris
                I’m a Mk2 escort man now

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                • #38
                  Forgot to put any updates on this for you but I have just fitted a pinto and 5 speed box in my car






                  The engine bay is a lot more complete, I have just realised I don’t have any recent pics of it, but it has a servo in it. Had it setup so that I can run it in now, I am desperate to give it some stick! It also has a plate lsd which has a higher preload so it locks up quicker.

                  Have you managed to get out in yours much?

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                  Kris
                  I’m a Mk2 escort man now

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                  • #39
                    That looks spot on Kris. Wish I’d put that bit extra in and got myself a 2 door when they were affordable. Has the Pinto been warmed over a bit?

                    Ive took an enforced break from car stuff as I’m currently serving a 2 year sentence in a penal colony.




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                    Originally posted by apbellamy
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                    • #40
                      So does that mean your actually travelling? Or working over there?

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                      Kris
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                      • #41
                        Also, I was lucky to sell my vtec mini for £9k a couple of years ago, I searched long and hard for a 3 dr mk2 escort for the same money. I paid £500 more for mine, how ever I have since spent lots on it, as you do, but she should go on for a few years now. It’s a much better investment and I have always wanted one on the road.

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                        Kris
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                        • #42
                          The wife’s job has brought us over here so I’ve sent her out to work while i just swan around. While i can get away with it anyway.

                          I almost bought a SA import for £5500. It had a turbo pinto in it but needed a fair bit of welding. Ended up buying mine for £3000 and still doing some welding. I’m happy with how it’s turned out though. I’m missing popping in the garage for a tinker though.


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                          Originally posted by apbellamy
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                          • #43
                            I managed to get a sprint in on the 15th of March, first event in the car and first ever time to the track. It’s a go kart track so it was great fun in a rwd, these pics are in the afternoon when it had dried up, previous to this it was like an ice rink in the wet, I loved it.
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                            • #44
                              Great photos mate, looks like you had a good time. Missing have a play with mine and the Mini. We’ve got about 10 months left of our initial 2 year visa but it sounds like the wife’s company would like her to stay longer. We can do another 2 years max so we’ll see how it pans out. I think if we do stay longer we’ll probably move to a house which hopefully will have a garage for a bit of a retro tinker with something.
                              Originally posted by apbellamy
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