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Gordon Murrays Mk1 escort build.

PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:02 pm

I know this isn't Lotus Elan related but a friend of a friend has been asked to build a car for Murray and it's being documented on Youtube so thought you might want to follow it.

The guys in question have quite a reputation for retro modding and have build some really special cars already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSiG7oNXC6w&t=542s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvwnmIPJ2Kw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y_pvHg54AY&t=655s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlRyNsCpM8c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWF2jTn-rJk
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PostPost by: patrics » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:42 pm

Thanks for posting Chris
very good Lotus Elan or Mk1 Escort just can't go wrong.

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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:41 am

Yes, thanks, I enjoyed them.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:57 pm

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PostPost by: prezoom » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:41 am

Interesting indeed. One point that was made, was the movement of the shoulders away from the seat when reaching or turning the steering wheel. I realize that they are somewhat trying to build a faithful replica of a Mk1 Escort, but with Murray's size, I would think they would determine the seat location first, and then bring the controls to the seated position. Both the steering wheel and the shifter position should be placed that reaching for 1st, 3rd, and 5th, or turning the wheel, would permit both shoulders to remain firmly back against the seat.
From my standpoint, I have always placed the seat to optimize the best possible weight balance, the controls were then constructed to suit the driver. Driver comfort is primary. It seems that, unknowingly, it is nice to know that over the past 45 plus years, I was following the correct course.
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PostPost by: paddy » Sun May 19, 2019 1:22 pm

I saw this car in the flesh today at the Retro Rides event at Goodwood. It's still not finished, or even drivable, but it's quite an impressive piece of work.

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PostPost by: 661 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:49 pm

paddy wrote:I saw this car in the flesh today at the Retro Rides event at Goodwood. It's still not finished, or even drivable, but it's quite an impressive piece of work.

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I'm pretty sure this was the event I took the Exige to on its first meeting a few years back. There was the promise of cheap track time which was as it was described.....cheap.
It was great if you were in the market for a Golf with air suspension, slammed to the floor with 16 speakers and a boot full of subs.
I've followed the Escort build and really like what they've done in the main. Not sure about the departure from OEM on the rear suspension.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sun May 19, 2019 3:42 pm

I've seen a few of their cars and the attention to detail is impressive. I think the Escort is a no expense spared sort of deal, i heard one of the design briefs was to fit IRS so i guess they did a decent job.
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Sun May 19, 2019 10:52 pm

661 wrote: Not sure about the departure from OEM on the rear suspension.


If Gordon is happy then I would think it would be a good thing :D
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