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PostPost by: Chrisis » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:07 pm

Hey guys,

Not an Elan owner here, but an Mk1 escort owner getting ready to fit a fast genuine webber twincam head using a 711M block.

I already found very useful advises searching in this forum.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:22 am

Welcome to the forum. Building a Lotus twincam is one of the best and most enjoyable things you can do standing up :lol:

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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:44 am

welcome to the forum.....like your user name..!

rohan....what else is there? I've forgotten...... :?

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:29 am

TwinCam Escort! More fun than a barrel of monkeys :D
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PostPost by: Chrisis » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:36 pm

Mazzini wrote:TwinCam Escort! More fun than a barrel of monkeys :D


not much yet as the car is sitting in the garage. Hopefully next year when i have the engine in everything will change :D
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PostPost by: Chrisis » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:42 pm

rgh0 wrote:Welcome to the forum. Building a Lotus twincam is one of the best and most enjoyable things you can do standing up :lol:

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i agree, but that engine it comes with a big cost 8)
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:57 am

Chrisis wrote:
rgh0 wrote:Welcome to the forum. Building a Lotus twincam is one of the best and most enjoyable things you can do standing up :lol:

cheers
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i agree, but that engine it comes with a big cost 8)



Almost everything worthwhile has a cost attached, but if you do as much of the work yourself as possible the cost is not to bad :lol:

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PostPost by: jono » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Nice sounding project.

I bought a complete low mileage dry sumped Lotus tall block engine and gearbox from a crashed late 70's Caterham a few years ago with the intention of putting it into an Escort and making a TC 'replicar'

Still looking for a suitable donor but Escort prices appear to have gone crazy!
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:14 pm

jono wrote:
Still looking for a suitable donor but Escort prices appear to have gone crazy!


Try Dave Paveley at Groupbmotorsport in Deeside. I visited yesterday, and although deeply involved in Honda, Toyota and Subaru rally cars, he seems to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the worldwide location of Escort shells.

www.groupbmotorsport.com

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PostPost by: jono » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:22 pm

Thanks Malcolm - will look this up.

Just noticed Chrisis' location so he's lucky and has a head start!

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