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Old 30 Dec 2017, 14:37 (Ref:3789810)   #316
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Ive put up a few more than usual as its the end of year and people have got some extra time off
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Old 30 Dec 2017, 15:20 (Ref:3789812)   #317
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couple more,emptied the reservoirs and lines.And exposed the foam filled side pods. Same foam encasing the fuel tank also.

Its Been a long year 2017 with the Escort and i know eventually the hard work ,and theres plenty of that still to come.Will pay of in the pleasure of seeing her finally come together and fired up for the first time since 79.

I also have to look back at some of the pics and remind myself what she use to look like and the man (Cyril Malem CTG Racing) who built the chassis in 73 along with the famous F1 chassis designer Len Terry.

She will be absolutely stunning when restored
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Old 31 Dec 2017, 09:15 (Ref:3789950)   #318
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The memories of people of such a car as this is invaluable and a big part of the restoration of the car.
When I came on here 10 years ago searching for the chassis number of my ex Silhouette Karman Ghia Wendy Wools car, the input of people from the era was key to the success some years of research later.
So much knowledge on 10/10ths!

What a project this is. It would excite me every time I opened the garage door!
Thanks for the posts and the clear pictures, really really interesting.

Time to say happy New Year, may it be healthy, prosperous and rewarding for you all.
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Old 31 Dec 2017, 10:10 (Ref:3789955)   #319
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The memories of people of such a car as this is invaluable and a big part of the restoration of the car.

So much knowledge on 10/10ths!
Agree- and certainly is!

Thank you again, Pete, for keeping the updates coming.

Happy New Year to all!

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Old 1 Jan 2018, 11:22 (Ref:3790113)   #320
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HAPPY NEW YEAR to all at TenTenths, all of our velcroed together competitors, spectators, officials and marshals, forum subscriber's and Pete of Spec-R who owns this beautiful rare race car.
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The memories of people of such a car as this is invaluable and a big part of the restoration of the car.
When I came on here 10 years ago searching for the chassis number of my ex Silhouette Karman Ghia Wendy Wools car, the input of people from the era was key to the success some years of research later.
So much knowledge on 10/10ths!

What a project this is. It would excite me every time I opened the garage door!
Thanks for the posts and the clear pictures, really really interesting.

Time to say happy New Year, may it be healthy, prosperous and rewarding for you all.
Still think you should get a Karmann Ghia body back on yours - keep the rest of the drive train and you could both hillclimb and race it!

Doc Enderby may have body moulds??!!
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Old 1 Jan 2018, 16:56 (Ref:3790151)   #322
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Some years back Dr E did offer to let me take a body out of his moulds, just as Humberstone did!
It would not fit in the garage at home....


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Still think you should get a Karmann Ghia body back on yours - keep the rest of the drive train and you could both hillclimb and race it!

Doc Enderby may have body moulds??!!
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Old 2 Jan 2018, 15:15 (Ref:3790329)   #323
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David Enderby was a long standing Sevenoaks MC member and had quite a lot of moulds for various race vehicle panels.

It will be interesting to see Jeoff Woods old car with freshly restored bodywork on, as I would imagine the original 44 year old fibreglass may be past its sell by date. At least Spec-R can use the original panels as moulds.
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Old 4 Jan 2018, 14:00 (Ref:3790641)   #324
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Pete at Spec-R, how do you intend to finish coat the space-framed chassis once it's all been aligned and prepared.
After the chassis has been prepared then body sections aligned etc then it will finally get stripped, vapour blasted and cleaned. It will then be acid etched primed and then top coat will be two pack satin black.
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Old 5 Jan 2018, 13:35 (Ref:3790839)   #325
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After the chassis has been prepared then body sections aligned etc then it will finally get stripped, vapour blasted and cleaned. It will then be acid etched primed and then top coat will be two pack satin black.
It always looks nice in satin black finish. I did my space framed chassis in black and it showed up the ally plates and new stainless steel nut and bolts very nicely.
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Old 11 Jan 2018, 15:51 (Ref:3792063)   #326
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Pete @ Spec-R, I cannot see any reason why your Escort can't get below 49 seconds at Brands Hatch Indy when it is all set up. And I would put money on it to be a lot quicker than the Ex Gerry Marshals Vauxhalls. I do the Indy in about 46.8s and your Escort will do very well with your power to weight ratio, especially with the right driver.

With the right set-up in geometry, new splitter and rear downforce and a reliable 300bhp by Hart, not a lot will touch you in the Special Saloons of the era.
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Old 13 Jan 2018, 18:05 (Ref:3792516)   #327
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Pete @ Spec-R, I cannot see any reason why your Escort can't get below 49 seconds at Brands Hatch Indy when it is all set up. And I would put money on it to be a lot quicker than the Ex Gerry Marshals Vauxhalls. I do the Indy in about 46.8s and your Escort will do very well with your power to weight ratio, especially with the right driver.

With the right set-up in geometry, new splitter and rear downforce and a reliable 300bhp by Hart, not a lot will touch you in the Special Saloons of the era.
I really hope so Iam sure and i hope all you members and veterans out there that all the very hard work and detail that iam putting into this escort will be worth it.But its got to be right!!
This Mk1 Escort is part of our Motorsport history never to be repeated so,
with all the knowledge and decades of Motorsport expertise thats out there and on this forum i am always open to pointers along the way.So please feel free to comment and guide us along the way.
As my father always said to me,theirs always someone who knows more than you, so dont be afraid to ask.
Thank you and all have a great weekend and ill post up more pics etc soon.
Cheers Pete@Spec-R
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Old 25 Jan 2018, 14:35 (Ref:3794982)   #328
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I hear Pete that the Escort is coming on well, all stripped down and specialist contractors undertaking some serious work. I was attending a Ford meet last weekend and your space framed Escort was a hot topic, with many agreeing that the Escort will look superb in the Geoff Wood colours, not Andrews dark blue, who last raced it in 1979. It was also agreed that Geoff Wood working with Cyril Malem and Len Terry F1 engineers, knew the car would be very advanced for the year and several would want to try to copy it in the future.

The later Zakspeed cars were the nearest anyone got to your ex Geoff Wood fully space framed Escort, the early ones only being part space framed, still gorgeous though. But I will say this If I had to have a rare car, then I would look no further than your ex Geoff Wood car. It will be well worth spending a three figure sum on restoration, the rewards will elate you.
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I am very new to the forum and have spent days reading and re- reading news of the Escort. I remember with great fondness the mid 70's special saloon series and it was such that kindled my interest in motorsport forever more. Memories of Weekends at Thruxton as a young teenager with glazed eyes and a dreamy brain watching the Wendy Wools championship forever etched in my memory. Used to et in free as a good school pall of the day was a BARC Marshall.
Sorry to hi-jack this thread but seem to remember another good friend, John Farmer who I believe also knew Cyril M very well. John ran a FF1600 which I know Cyril worked on and set up if my memory serves me right.
To my point, and not sure if this is OK to ask, if anybody is in contact with Cyril could you find out if he remembers John Farmer and if he is still around, we would have lost contact late 70's and it would be great to make contact again. John helped me back in the day and at that time was racing 125cc karts.
Please accept my apologies if this is not the place or question to ask.
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Old 29 Jan 2018, 18:43 (Ref:3796687)   #330
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Hi not a problem if you would like to give me your full name I will contact Cyril and check first if it's ok to pass his number on cheers Pete @spec-r.my number if you want to keep this private is 07879471021
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I am very new to the forum and have spent days reading and re- reading news of the Escort. I remember with great fondness the mid 70's special saloon series and it was such that kindled my interest in motorsport forever more. Memories of Weekends at Thruxton as a young teenager with glazed eyes and a dreamy brain watching the Wendy Wools championship forever etched in my memory. Used to et in free as a good school pall of the day was a BARC Marshall.
Sorry to hi-jack this thread but seem to remember another good friend, John Farmer who I believe also knew Cyril M very well. John ran a FF1600 which I know Cyril worked on and set up if my memory serves me right.
To my point, and not sure if this is OK to ask, if anybody is in contact with Cyril could you find out if he remembers John Farmer and if he is still around, we would have lost contact late 70's and it would be great to make contact again. John helped me back in the day and at that time was racing 125cc karts.
Please accept my apologies if this is not the place or question to ask.
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