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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #60 on: 31 May 2022, 13:29:58 »

The later 289 4.7 litre lump should be better. Detuned Cobra lump, I think.


That's better in the way that a 1300 crossflow is better than an 1100.
They used the basic, off the shelf Ford V8 that was always intended for boring everyday cars and trucks. There's nothing special, let alone magical, about these things.


I've heard big Yank lumps described as 'crude but effective'

No replacement for displacement. :)

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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #61 on: 31 May 2022, 14:17:42 »

Apparently the V6 Ecoboost is reasonably effective with a couple of minor mods...
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #62 on: 31 May 2022, 18:44:18 »

Had a 1500cc Hunter saloon in fetching metallic bronze, which hid the rust to a certain degree. I also had a 1750cc estate in flame red as a load lugger. Quite liked them TBF.  :y
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« Reply #63 on: 01 June 2022, 12:56:11 »

Had a 1500cc Hunter saloon in fetching metallic bronze, which hid the rust to a certain degree. I also had a 1750cc estate in flame red as a load lugger. Quite liked them TBF.  :y

Hunter is a great car name, like Interceptor. :y

Kitten and Imp......not so much. ;D
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #64 on: 15 June 2022, 08:19:37 »

A 1996 two owner Escort Cosworth with just 217 miles on it has sold for a record 149,995 :o
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« Reply #65 on: 15 June 2022, 12:58:44 »

A 1996 two owner Escort Cosworth with just 217 miles on it has sold for a record 149,995 :o

That is insane. I mean how many 18 years olds who wear their baseball caps the wrong way round have 150,000, as they are the only people who will be seen in one. ::) ::)
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #66 on: 15 June 2022, 13:43:58 »

A 1996 two owner Escort Cosworth with just 217 miles on it has sold for a record 149,995 :o

That is insane. I mean how many 18 years olds who wear their baseball caps the wrong way round have 150,000, as they are the only people who will be seen in one. ::) ::)


I think you're out by a factor of 2. It's the people who were 18 when the cars were new that will be interested in them now.
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« Reply #67 on: 15 June 2022, 18:30:51 »

A 1996 two owner Escort Cosworth with just 217 miles on it has sold for a record 149,995 :o

That is insane. I mean how many 18 years olds who wear their baseball caps the wrong way round have 150,000, as they are the only people who will be seen in one. ::) ::)


I think you're out by a factor of 2. It's the people who were 18 when the cars were new that will be interested in them now.

You may have a point. :)

I always wanted a TR6. I still want a TR6........but the youth of today wouldn't be seen dead  in one...... 99% won't even know what a TR6 is. :D
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #68 on: 15 June 2022, 19:13:46 »

I assure you you will be very disappointed if you buy one. They really are crap cars in just about every way.  ;)
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #69 on: 15 June 2022, 19:26:58 »

I assure you you will be very disappointed if you buy one. They really are crap cars in just about every way.  ;)


That's from a Renault and Porsche owner.


Conclusive proof he knows about crap cars ;D
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« Reply #70 on: 15 June 2022, 19:49:59 »

I assure you you will be very disappointed if you buy one. They really are crap cars in just about every way.  ;)

I've not driven or even sat in one. It would probably feel slow and vintage in 2022 with the steering wheel close to the drivers chest.

I just like the the looks and the sound they make.

8.5 seconds to sixty was pretty potent in 1969 so it should be able to stick with modern traffic. Anyway, I can't afford one. :-X
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #71 on: 15 June 2022, 19:55:31 »

I have driven a couple of standard road cars and a competition version which had a hell of lot of money spent on it.
They were all hideous things to drive, and a new bog standard average hatchback would leave one for dead on any road you care to choose.
I would take the 8.5 to 60 with a very large pinch of salt by the way.  ;)
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #72 on: 15 June 2022, 21:50:47 »

I have driven a couple of standard road cars and a competition version which had a hell of lot of money spent on it.
They were all hideous things to drive, and a new bog standard average hatchback would leave one for dead on any road you care to choose.
I would take the 8.5 to 60 with a very large pinch of salt by the way.  ;)


You should take any posted 0-60 time with a pinch of salt, because nobody is going to match those with their own car. Or any car they might have to pay for.
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #73 on: 15 June 2022, 23:40:15 »

I agree, but the claimed 0-60 of the TR6 stretches credibility as much as Fords claimed  power output figures for the Essex V6 did.
A figment of some marketing mans imagination.
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Re: 65,000 escort
« Reply #74 on: 16 June 2022, 18:13:25 »

I agree, but the claimed 0-60 of the TR6 stretches credibility as much as Fords claimed  power output figures for the Essex V6 did.
A figment of some marketing mans imagination.

Don't you mean noise and heat output? I didn't realise they had any power output! ;D
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