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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: Greetings from the UK (Sean) Reply with quote

(Orginally posted October 22, 2007)

Hi,

I stumbled across this website from www.oldskoolfords.co.uk

Thought I say hi as I am always interested in knowing about european Fords in USA, I regularly go to San Jose, CA as my wife's family emigated to USA in mid 90s from UK as her dad work there, lucky him! LOL

Anyway, I got my LHD mk1 4-door Ford Escort that I imported from Italy, via eBay that I bought without missus' knowing, but she forgave me!! hehe

Here the photos









It is original 940cc basic model which was marketed for Italy only that make it rare

Will put up more pictures on Reader's ride as I am restoring it as street sleeper

Sean


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Greetings from UK (Sean) Reply with quote

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:28 pm Post subject: its

Its a beauty , I will love to have one of those here in The U.S . Welcome
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:42 pm Post subject: Italian Spec Escort

I think the front side marker lights are an Italian specification too. To my eyes it looks nice as is.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:33 pm Post subject:

Great looking car, I've never seen one like it!

-James
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:14 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:36 am Post subject: Italian Escort

Sean,

What year was your Escort made.? 940 cc! Wow, that is really small. So this must be a destroked version of the 997cc 105E Anglia engine. Remind me, what was the displacment of the "Valencia" Kent engine in the first Spanish-built Fiestas? I know it was smaller than 997, was it also a 940cc?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:15 am Post subject: Re: Italian Escort

IFHP wrote:
Sean,

What year was your Escort made.? 940 cc! Wow, that is really small. So this must be a destroked version of the 997cc 105E Anglia engine. Remind me, what was the displacment of the "Valencia" Kent engine in the first Spanish-built Fiestas? I know it was smaller than 997, was it also a 940cc?

Michael


The Escort was made in Germany for Europe market, and it is 1972 model, as for 940cc, I have no idea about the history behind it except that I know it was for Italian market only, guess we will have to find out more via Google search? LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:33 pm Post subject: Escort 940cc

My curiosity is up, so I did a web search for Ford Kent 940 and Ford Escort 940 Ė so far I canít find anything on this engine in English. The Valencia Kent built is Spain for the Fiesta didnít happen until 1976 and was a 957cc engine. I wonder if the 940 was not a Kent at all, but something else Ė seems unlikely.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:09 am Post subject: Re: Escort 940cc

IFHP wrote:
My curiosity is up, so I did a web search for Ford Kent 940 and Ford Escort 940 Ė so far I canít find anything on this engine in English. The Valencia Kent built is Spain for the Fiesta didnít happen until 1976 and was a 957cc engine. I wonder if the 940 was not a Kent at all, but something else Ė seems unlikely.

Michael


I could find out by asking the experts on www.oldskoolfords.co.uk or www.turbosport.co.uk about the history behind 940cc engine whether it is pre-crossflow or crossflow models for Italian mk1 Escort?

Sean
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Here the photos I just taken for you to check out what type of engine 940cc come from, what does HC stand for?











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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:20 am Post subject:

Got bit of infomation from www.oldskoolfords.co.uk

See the link - http://www.oldskoolford.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=620091#620091

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:07 pm Post subject:

Nice...
Is so rare to see a MK1 in sedan 4 doors.
Im happy to see this unit in so good shapes.
Regards from Argentina
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:33 pm Post subject:

Ale06 wrote:
Nice...
Is so rare to see a MK1 in sedan 4 doors.
Im happy to see this unit in so good shapes.
Regards from Argentina


Thanks for positive comments, love your cars. Wonder if Argentina got mk1 and mk2 Escorts?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:34 pm Post subject:

Found another comment from this guy from AVO site who research about 940cc (or as he put it as 950cc)

The 950cc engine was not available in the UK as the base model here was the 1100 (1098cc actually). This was supplemented by the 1300 (1297cc) in both standard and GT trim. The GT version used a Weber carb and hotter cam producing 72bhp. This same engine was also used in the Sport. Apparently very few 950's were sold across Europe the general inclination being to get the 1100. I seem to recall the 950 as being described as "underpowered"!

The early Sport featured the Rev Counter mounted in a pod on top of the dash along with the 1100 instrument binnacle but the late ones used the 6 dial dash from the GT, 1300E and XLS cars.

The 950cc engine later on re-appeared in mildly modified form to allow it to be used for front wheel drive as the Valencia unit in the smallest engined Fiesta. The 950 Fiesta wasn't exactly quick - 85mph and 17.6 seconds to 60. Compare that to a current 1000cc Daihatsu Charade which does 93mph and 0-60 in 15 seconds or the Escort TC which could reach 113 mph and 0-60 in 9.9 seconds. Gives an idea of what a 950 Escort with less than half the power of the Twink would be like.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:52 am Post subject:

Escysean!
No... in Argentina enjoyed the Escort MK4, MK5 and MK6 only...
MK4 and MK6 were made in Argentina, and the MK5 in Brazil...
But in Uruguay exist until in this days, a lot of MK1, Mk2 and MK3!
I cant import to Argentina any car of other country, because it is very expensive!!!!!!! Im so angry mate about this.
I would like to have an MK1 or MK2 too!! Maybe both, hehehe
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Sean Reply with quote

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:38 pm Post subject:

Ale06 wrote:
Escysean!
But in Uruguay exist until in this days, a lot of MK1, Mk2 and MK3!


Can't you import mk1/mk2 Escort from that country? Would love to see any pics of Escorts from Uruguay

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