Our 1979 Ford Escort Mk2 is now live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website for you to win! This legendary, rear-wheel drive fun machine
When Ross Coats was randomly selected as the lucky winner of our 1979 Ford Escort MK2 through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, preparations were made to deliver the car to him at his home in Scotland.
The vehicle was prepared for travel before going into the trailer and beginning its long journey north.
Now that it has arrived with Ross, we hope that it enjoys a long life on the Scottish roads.
Fitted new distributor cap and rotor arm. Gap and fit new spark plugs, run and test briefly, all ok.
Ready for full road test and tune. Weather permitting…
Jon is preparing the Escort for next week’s competition draw. He has stripped and removed the carburettors. Stripped and checked that the jet sizes correspond with the 2000cc engine in 32/36 carb setting. The jet sizes are all ok.
He has cleaned and blown out the carb and rebuilt before refitting to the car.
We have replaced split the vacuum hose to the distributor and check the distributor cap and rotor arm.
The rotor is showing signs of a burnt tip and the cap is poor inside with a hole in it. We have checked the spark plugs too.
A new new cap is on order along with a new rotor and plugs.
Jon has cleaned and refitted the air filter assembly and check front seat bolts.
The rear bolts have been removed from the drivers seat and we have drilled out the broken bolt in outer fixing. Fill in floor holes with instant gasket. Refit all seat bolts with large washers and tighten. Paint all nuts bolts black inside and out.
Our 1979 Ford Escort Mk2 is now live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website for you to win!
This legendary, rear-wheel drive fun machine is loved the world over – from the snowy forests of Scandinavia to the dusty outback roads of Australia, the Mk2 Ford Escort has cemented its place in the heart of petrolheads.
Read the write up here:
”It is a mainstay of the classic car world and a favourite amongst blue oval enthusiasts across the world. From the treelined, snowy forests of Sweden and Finland, to the unofficial streetlamp lined racetracks of the North Circular and as far away as the dusty roads of the Australian outback, the Mk2 Escort has reigned supreme across the globe.
It’s timelessly fun attitude of light weight, rear-wheel drive and adaptability of purpose make it a perfect addition to any petrolhead’s arsenal.
Bridge Classic Cars Competitions wants to put one of these pint-size prowlers on your driveway with our 1979 Ford Escort.”
”With vibrant and striking red paintwork and a dark interior, this little terror means business thanks to the addition of a 2-litre 4-cylinder engine and having been upgraded with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The engine is believed to be a 2.0-litre unit according to invoices from the cars history file along with being fitted with a desirable Weber 32/36 DGV carburettor (supplied by FastRoadCars.co.uk and in the spirit of the original fast Mk2, the RS2000) to help this wonderful 4-cylinder breathe. The history folder also includes an invoice from the legendary Burton Power for a 3J Drivelines NXG 22-spline Limited Slip Differential to make this Mk2 hook up and go!”
”With that additional power and performance, the previous owner made the decision to evoke the spirit and attitude of the Sport 2000 model by paying tribute to this much-loved performance model, with a few of their own styling choices, with this particular Mk2.
Now is your chance to win this devilishly handsome and performance minded Mk2 Escort. Enter now and win our 1979 Ford Escort Mk2.”
While working on our 1979 Ford Escort MK2, classic car technician Chris found substantial corrosion on the vehicle meaning plans have had to change for the future of this sought-after classic.
As you can see from the photos below, things don’t look particularly good.
Alan also polished a quarter panel.
Our 1979 Ford Escort MK2 has been going through its initial inspection with classic car technician Jonn.
During the inspection, Jonn fixed a locking issue on the nearside rear door. The horn connection was cleaned before the interior was striped so Jonn could resolve an issue with the reverse light wiring. New wiring was installed from the gearbox to the reverse lights and a new exhaust heatshield was also fitted.
Once he has finished assessing the vehicle, we will be able to put together a plan of action for getting it live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions in the very near future.
We have welcomed our 1979 Ford Escort MK2 into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop today.
As you can see from the photos, this is a beautiful car and it certainly comes with a big following of Ford Escort enthusiasts.
If you are one of these enthusiasts, you will be happy to know that this is going to be available to win through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions very soon.