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#1051 ONLINE   adw1977

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:21 PM

So, to finally nail this Crossflow/CVH digression, I've had a look at my brochures for this period. 

I don't have every single month, but I can narrow down the start of 1.1 CVH Escorts to after June 1981 and no later than October 1981.  

The October 1981 brochure mentions the 1.1 CVH as a new feature for the 1982 model year, so probably started production nearer October than June.

 

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As for the switch back to Crossflow in 1982, the May 1982 brochure very helpfully gives an exact date:

"1100 CVH not fitted to cars produced after 29 March 1982"

 

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So the 1.1 CVH Escort is indeed a rare beast, being manufactured for at most 9 months.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

I've only ever seen one 1.1 cvh in the flesh. It was in an early mk3 van, in a breakers yard circa 1992 when I was looking for bits for the 1.1 mk3 base I had at the time (actually officially named the Popular after the '84 facelift when it gained the decadent spec of cloth seats with a-frame head restraints, full length door cards and single speaker 2-band radio).
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 12:44 PM

So was the 1.1 CVH a failure?

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:33 PM

So was the 1.1 CVH a failure?


So it would seem. Replaced by an ancient pushrod with its roots in the sixties.

I'm not up on new engines but imagine if the zetec had been quietly dropped and Mondeos started running pintos.
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:03 PM

A chap I met built his Mk1 escort full-on rally car with an 1100 screamer lump so that he would be in a class below all the bigger boys and have more chance of trophies. This was circa 1970.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:09 PM

That looks lovely, but even taking into account Ford Tax, £3.5k still feels like a lot

 

they weren't that price new were they? lol


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:26 PM

they weren't that price new were they? lol

 

£4585 in March 1985.  https://www.flickr.c...57632863434119/

 

If this really is a base, badged simply Escort, then it hung around for a while before being registered, because from May 1984 onwards the 1.1 was badged Popular.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:29 AM

 

 

My spots and brochure scans: https://[email protected]/albums

 

That's a proper treasure trove on your Flickr account - must have taken ages to upload.  Fascinating stuff.  I stupidly threw way most of the car brochures I collected over the years save for a few.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:43 AM

That's a proper treasure trove on your Flickr account - must have taken ages to upload. Fascinating stuff. I stupidly threw way most of the car brochures I collected over the years save for a few.


Thanks. I've been building it up over a few years now. The physical scanning of the brochures is what takes the time really, rather than the uploading to Flickr.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 12:48 PM

Found an old can of Hammerite in the garage that looks so old that it might actually be Hammerite as we know and remember it.

It’s smartened up the back of the Granvia no end.

Is it any good on the underside of cars? I’ve quite a bit left - and it looks like it’d be quite useful to have something under there rather than just rust (!)

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Ps. I’m expecting a lot of love for my dust sheets !
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:49 PM

You need to paint it onto non flakey rust.......it doesn't stick to nice clean metal! Even the new stuff sticks to rust quite well

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:51 PM

You need to paint it onto non flakey rust.......it doesn't stick to nice clean metal! Even the new stuff sticks to rust quite well


Righto.

So me using a drill and wire brush attachment was a waste of time - and the iron oxide in my left eye was entirely avoidable?

Nice one.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:38 PM

Yeah.........that paints gonna fall off

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:10 PM

Useless comment from HMC #348

When I read “bASe stalking” in the title I hear the song “ jive talkin” and therefore bornite goes bASe stalkin wearing 70s disco gear.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:00 AM

Therfore bornite goes bASe stalkin wearing 70s disco gear.

 

Have you been spying on me?


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 11:22 AM

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/192653129197

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Okay, a Cossie replica. Not badly done.

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Oh my. A base!
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 05:46 PM

Huge thanks to Premier League standard shiter Alf892 who popped over earlier to deposit oil on my drive and assist with the strip and rebuild of the original 1.6 bASe head on the Sierra. We figured that using the existing engine was more in keeping with the ethos and culture of our operation, and it would naturally lead to more concours points come show season.

Shame about the FUCKING great dents and the Nissan rear bumper.

I suppose we had it off within the hour (fnar fnar) and after Alf’s second post coital cigar we had the valves out and all that and everything changes but you.

After my ex AA neighbour regaled us with tales (nightmares) of rebuilding an engine on his landing - Alf departed and I’m now left with the job of cleaning everything.

I’ll see you all next March.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:08 PM

I’m not sure what your neighbour is doing with his hands, although I’m going to assume he’s feeling inspired.
Good to see an update on the old dear.
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Posted 17 October 2018 - 02:49 PM

Bornite, NOS Sierra front bumper...(I know you need a rear, but still...)

 

I've just got a Mondeo one from them, and they accepted an offer without any messing.

 

https://www.ebay.co....bvzAh:rk:2:pf:0

 

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 02:54 PM

Also, door...

 

https://www.ebay.co....NEAAOSwqlpbxyO~

 

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 05:18 PM

they got tailgate skiin as well


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 05:20 PM

Thanks for these. I’m now sorted for panels really, apart from the rear bumper issue. I’ve got two drivers side doors to go on at some point and the rear quarter is fine on that side.

I’m yet to start cleaning down the engine because of work and decreasing daylight. I’ve also got, unexpectedly, into advance talks about buying a Celica GT which rarely helps (!)
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:51 AM

Not cleaned yet??

 

Decreasing daylight poor excuse for lack of degreasing

 

D minus for effort must try harder.

 

 

Celica??



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:02 AM

Not cleaned yet??

 

Decreasing daylight poor excuse for lack of degreasing

 

D minus for effort must try harder.

 

 

Celica??

 

Haven't had a chance to go and buy any agressive degreasing solution yet.  Hopefully tomorrow.

 

The Celica came right out of left-field.  I had a text from an unknown number 2 days ago - turns out it's the rather lovely guy who runs the Japanese specialist garage I use.  "A customer has decided to sell her Celica GT, it's smart enough, it won't be a lot of money, do you want it?"  I've seen 5 photos of it and have decided I'll have it if she'll sell for a sensible price.  Judging by the fact she was about to give it to the fire brigade to cut up, it shouldn't be too much.

 

I've managed to establish it's a 2.0 GT which is 170bhp, it had a low mileage replacement engine last year along with a new clutch too.

 

I spoke to the owner last night who was terribly well to do.  The more I probed, the more I wanted it.  She's had it from new - only her and her mother have ever driven it and anything it's needed - it's had.

 

She's thinking it over.  Hopefully I can scoop it up on Friday.


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 10:36 AM

I don't know how familiar you are with 1990s Toyota twinks bit this is the 170bhp engine;
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And this is the 130bhp;
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 04:39 PM

I don't know how familiar you are with 1990s Toyota twinks bit this is the 170bhp engine;
https://static1.squa...33/IMG_0424.JPG

And this is the 130bhp;
https://upload.wikim...S-FE_engine.jpg

Careful not to mix them up!


Thanks, love. I’ve got a 3sfe in my Avensis (233,831 and counting) and it’s as tough as old boots.

This Celica is definitely a full fat 172 horse example.

She said she’d call over the weekend. Fingers crossed!

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:03 PM

I honestly despair. I must have either been a very horrible person in a previous life, or there’s some kind of conspiracy against me ever buying another car ever again.

Having asked the garage to find a buyer for the car. Having been delighted that they’d found me and been excited that someone would want it and give her money for what she thought was fit for cutting up by the fire brigade. Having asked me to go see the car and ensure that I was absolutely happy with it and having let me check insurance etc...

She’s now decided not to sell the car.

It’s not about the price, as she confirmed I could offer her an awful lot of money and she’d still say no. It’s not about needing or wanting the car. I think she’s just got cold feet. She thanked me for my interest and that was that.

I reckon had it been the other way around, I’d have at least apologised.

So, another fucking disappointment to add to the list. For the third time this year, I reckon it’s time for another hobby.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 01:56 PM

Damn annoying. Seen this?

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:25 PM

That's not too far from me, I'm happy to go and view it if needed...

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for the suggestion and offer of assistance, but I’m now buying from people I know. And driving off within 5 minutes so they can’t mess me around.
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