I’ve started up a new gallery dedicated to the Ford Capri, Sierras and Escorts. I've added up a few photos although anyone is welcome to add up more photos for others around the world to see.
You can view the Capri/Sierra/Escort gallery here:...
So I figured that, being on this forum for long enough I may as well start a thread on my 1976 Mushroom Beige Escort Panelvan.
I bought the car mid last year with the intentions of doing it up. it was registered and roadworthy but looked very tired and had a bit of rust.
I can now say towards...
hi guys. in this post ill be adding new pictures of work as i do them.
this is how I got the van on 17/9/2010 had major holes cut in the floor where the rust was and in badly painted undercoat and was not going, the fuel line was melted on the extractors, and needed the front end rebuild badly...
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Hey Guys, just thought I'd share with you a Mk2 Escort I'm working on at the moment.
Ok its time for the old v6 diff to go and a new diff to be put in its place as well as 5 stud and disk brakes all round:D.
But my question is how wide/ narrow should i go?? i want to be able to run standard falcon rims under the back till i can afford some dragways.
Any ideas would be...
I am after a complete Escort Steering column.
indicator/ light stalks, column inner and outer as well as the coupling.
(rack and uprights too if you have them)
I am located in Sydney - can travel
Hi Guys, I have a few of these Grill Badges to suit Escort/Cortina for sale on Ebay. For the Escort one I have no idea which model it is to suit as I was asked if I could make it for a Escort when someone on a Facebook group saw the Cortina one I had made. So I made a few of these up. So these...
I have a mk2 4 door, 2ltr manual, that I no longer need. Is in rough shape, has been pretty much stripped inside except for the front seats, I still have the back seat. Starter motor is playing up and engine has a tight spot but does run, it has rust in left front floor, fire wall,...
G'day all just looking to see has anyone fitted a diff out of a r31 or pintara into a mk1 capri,
jim has explained how to do an earlier falcon diff on the cheap and shortening one axle, and the centura diff,
but ive seen/read nothing about this sort
I would like to pick someone's brain just a...
i thought to show some of my past escort vans
anyone else want to show their past or current escort vans, please feel free to upload a pic on this thread
and to see if anyone knows if they are still with us some where
this van which i had 16 years ago was extreamly modified, its a mk 1 with...
I am after a head from a 711M engine (I think there is no difference in a 1300 or 1600 crossflow) - must be the flat head type with no combustion chamber in the head.
Im in Canberra but can travel, have people in Melbourne to help.
Hi every one, I am a newbie. Had a major short last week, cooked wires to the point don't know what's what.
Did have wiring diagram for mk2 rs2000 ,the right colour codes but do you think I can find them!!! Can any one help?
Just wondering if and when I pull a 289 out of a v6 capri if a 302 windsor will slot straight back in without changing engine mounts.
I bought my Mk 3 Capri over 8 years ago....but it feels a lot longer.
I drove it briefly when I first bought it, hoping to get a quick roadworthy and do a rolling resto but after the head gasket blew on the way to the All Ford day in Geelong, I thought it best to strip it down and do the job...
The Ford Escort began itís life in 1968 with the release of Ford Britain's replacement for the Anglia (Brendan will be pleased for the Ang to get a mention).
At first it was considered too conventional and old fashioned for production in Germany, Ford Europe persisted and dual production was...
I recently purchased a 1990 Ford Capri 1.6 version. I need to buy a new hood for it. The actual frame is fine, so a hood is all i need.
Does anybody know where I may get a good deal?. I am based in Melbourne city.
I am looking for a 1990 Ford Capri right rear handbrake cable.
I live near Toowoomba Qld.
some years ago I began building an escort ute. due to work commitments I sold it to twin cam services in seaford Victoria.
I have been very ill for some time now and have been thinking about this for some time now and wondering what became of it.
does anyone know about it did it ever get...
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as some may know im doing a replica escort sundowner and i just found some genuine side bubble windows, does anyone know the measurements of where the windows go on the side and what size gap that needed for the rubber?
need these measurement below
trying to get a pic of the location of the chassis stamp on a 1970 V6 capri, I know it is on the slam panel but would like to see a pic of one, it appears very difficult to obtain, not sure why.
Hi can any one tell me where I can buy the strips for mrk1 capri 1600 gt
tryed ebay and google no joy there
Hi all, I have a sort of weird problem with my Capri, starts fine drive it around and turn it off go to start it again and no go, cranks over and even races a little now and then whilst cranking, leave it over night and starts first time, also seems to lack a bit of power and lags in first for...
how do i find a one ??? been googling for a while ... ebayn uk & still no luck ??? are they called louvre's outside aus ?
are they off perana's only ? should i start stalking south africans ???
Have any of you guys fitted "Recaro Fishnets" into your MK2 Esky,s ? I have them with NO rails so was thinking I could use the original seat rails BUT the diameter is different, do I need to bolt a metal plate on the seats then position the rails on them to fit so I can place seats on original...
Hoping to put pics up,
Hey guys just thought id upload a pic of ny car. Its the ghia model with the 2 litre pinto. Engine has headers and i think a cam (not sure as the guy who owned the engine before didnt who its history) through the 4 speed manual with a quickshifter. Ill put more pics up soon. :cool:
I got the little Escort registered today. Its a 1980 2l auto Ghia with aircon (aircon not working at the moment). I wanted to clean it up a bit more before getting it registered but I had to put the Escort plates on a vehicle or lose them.
Hi folks - haven't been here for a while.
I am now offering for sale my Perana Gunston. A friend of mine has said it might be a good idea to mention it here. So I have!
The car has it's own website www.gunstoncapriperana.com
If anyone knows of an interested person ( by that I mean...
The most annoying thing about the capri is the lack of a castor rod or compression rod in the front suspension.
I can see the sway bar is probably meant to do this job as well as its own job, but it does a miserable job!
I have spent some time looking on the net for possible solutions, I didnt...
Hi all im after a front left guard for my escort, must be in good condition,
hi everyone i was wondering if anyone knows where i can get eather chrome gutter molds or something that will look and work similer?
Anyone tell me where I can get replacement body panels for a Mk2 Escort 2 Door in Australia. looking for rust repair panels, eg floor pan, sill etc
Thanks in advance
I've noticed that some reported Capri GT V6's don't have the corner engine bay triangular "braces", between the top inner guard and the fire wall (both sides), about 4" or 5" at it's longest edge. Are all models 70 to 72 supposed to have them or just one or two? An answer to this...
I'm Restoring a 1976 Mk2 escort and was wondering is it possible to buy new window vent trims/mouldings.
Does anyone know of a company which would supply these.
Has anyone had experience with the UPC brake kits for MK2 escorts, specifically the Rally 1600 PBR twin piston billet, disc's 296x28mm?
Rims are 15".
Hi all, New to the forum, Considering purchasing a 2.8 lt V6 and 5 sp sierra gearbox combo for a 1600 deluxe Capri. Is this a viable prospect/ project or should I steer clear and wait for a 3lt. I assume it's a cologne motor, not sure. Any reply or input is greatly appreciated. Cheers Durbo
Hi guys I am currently rebuilding a 1969 Mk 1 Escort into a multi purpose road legal racer. At the moment she is a very rusty (in places) shell but when I purchased her as a rolling shell it didnt look to be too bad ( until i removed the sign writing) since then wow. However as I go through the...
hi all here are some photos of my 76 escort i also have a question i bought a ford repair manual for it and when i looked up the paint and trim code for it the paint code is k for tango and the trim code is h but the book has no color for it any ideas where i could find out that info and if anyone...
Hi there, i recently bought a Mk2 1.3 1976 XL escort and need a bit of help.
I am after new blank vin plates as the ones i have on are in the worst of condition and they wont let it pass pits.
i am also after some help regarding the paint code. it says the paint code is 3 but i have searched all...
I would like to know what the paint colour EY426 is, my nephew has found this number of the ID plates. He has a RS 2000 currently painted in black.
His ID plate has BC ESCORT 2DR 5 10-80
CK41XY 968970 R
I own an orange RS...
Mk1 Escort with a Weber 32/36 DGV carb, extractors, std 1600 GT Capri cam - it was running quite rich and prone to flooding when cold, so I figured I would put a kit through the carb and give it a good clean out.
While I was doing that, I discovered a real mish mash of jets. It has:...
So I Finally managed to get a 5 speed for my van and was looking to put it in this summer. My question to everyone on this forum then is what are the specifics for completing this conversion? I know the rough idea of tc cortina speedo cable, my tailshaft will fit etc but any intricate...
Am new to the forum and have a Mk1 Capri 1970. Have tried to search the forms on my question, but could not find enough detail. Was hoping to find out details on converting the auto to manual on a 1600 Capri. Can the same tailshaft be used, and is it possible to use the V6 manual gearbox...
I have managed to lose some wiper parts from my Mk1 Escort and cannot locate replacements anywhere so am hoping somebody on here may have the bits or know who has!!!
I recently changed the wiper mechanism to another that I believe is also a Mk1 Escort part. However, the wiper spindles (that...
hey, im on the hunt for ford sierra type9 gear box, im in adelaide, thanks my n.o 0435259093
I'm 18, in Perth and have been doing bits and pieces on my 1st Escort since I was 16. It's a Mk2 Escort Panel Van that has been stripped down (now rust free!) & resprayed, has a 2ltr Pinto that is pretty much stock other than the usual (lumpy cam, weber carb) and had a rebuild...
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