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Northern Bloke's 1971 Ford Mk1 Escort 1300 XL
A "slightly" modified 1300 XL - perhaps it's an XXL now



Body:
Glass fibre bonnet and boot, one piece custom made Zakspeed front wings and rear Zakspeed arches, enlarged & strengthened box section tunnel and gearbox housing, cut back and braced bulkhead, box section inner wings (heavy gauge steel), fabricated slam panel, alloy firewall, all lines through the car, Capri tank, solid extra guage steel chassis and flat floor pans, all underside is seam welded, solid and rust free.

Engine:
Fitted with 3.5 Rover V8 Engine - 9.35:1 running a Piper 285 Cam, duplex timing chains, all new internals. Edelbrock 500 CFM four barrel on an Offenhouser inlet manifold, John Eales Development baffled and trapdoor'd sump, Carter fuel pump (fitted in boot), Racemettle hi-torque starter, Varley Red Top race battery, Marine fire retardant fuel hose throughout, Lumenition optronic ignition system, twin 4 to 1 stainless tubular manifolds to straight stainless pipes with Custom Chrome directional race cans.

Transmission:
Rover 5 speed manual box, custom made uprated clutch, lightened and balanced flywheel, braided hoses. 1 piece prop, Fostek atlas axle with two piece billet shafts and modified side gears to accommodate the larger shafts.

Suspension:
Front: Bilstein 2.8 Capri shocks. double width and anti-dive kit.
Rear: Turreted coilover shocks, 5 linked

Brakes:
Front: Caprisport GTR 260 Kit
Rear: 9" Capri drums
Braided hoses all round.

Wheels and Tyres:
Front: 9 x 16 Compomotive CX600-4 split rims fitted with 225/40R16 Toyo Proxes
Rear: 10 x 16 Compomotive CX600-4 split rims fitted with 245/35R16 Toyo Proxes

Interior:
Stripped out, Corbeau Forza racing seats, Schroth 3" 6 point racing harness ( Porsche GT3 Cup spec) drivers side and 4 point passenger side, custom centre console housing Auto Meter gauges for oil pressure, oil temp, water temp and Moroso switchgear, full welded in roll cage. Terratrip intercom and headsets.

www.northernbloke.com
Photos
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Author Comment Date
marky4 do love this car, very nice :-) 13-09-2007
richard wilson stunning mark 1 28-09-2007
smoov Absolutely stunning looks and sound 25-01-2008
Mogsmex loving the sound on the lakes Andy ! 22-05-2008
cortinabully proper job looks great 15-05-2009
davydi real nice cool 14-10-2009
davethorn123 mmmmm 15-01-2010
Aled Its a beast of a car, sounds sweeeet ! 05-03-2010





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