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matc

4,556 posts

94 months

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Sunday 9th September 2012 quote quote all
mboon said:
I couldnt resist







Spotted it yet?
Not far from where I work! Agreed its great to see a cossie out in the wild, these were my dream car when I was younger!


mboon

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760 posts

89 months

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Sunday 9th September 2012 quote quote all
iva cosworth said:
I would have done the exact same thing.

I love a random photo opportunity.

Why are you selling BTW ? you haven't had it long.

Nothing to do with the valuation farce going on at you know where hopefully.confused
To be honest mate, it drinks fuel for fun. I knew it was never going to be great but I am going through £70 a week, that is just 5 days of the week. Taking it out at the weekend and driving it how it should be driven costs alot more.

I have been subbing the Mrs as well for the last few months and it annoyed me that I was not having as much money spare as I should... but to be honest, that will be sorted at the end of the month so will be back to have plenty of spare cash, so things might change when that happens.

I wanted to get the care valued but just dont get the time for shows and no one localish to me can do it which is annoying. I have not joined the RSOC because this is the only thing I would get from it. I think if I end up keeping her I will join anyway and try to get it valued. The current thiefts is putting me right off though as I use mine all the time

mboon

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760 posts

89 months

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Max M4X WW said:
I don't think anyone has mentioned it, but the cable tie is supposed to go on the inside and then you turn the gaiter inside out after doing it up and trimming the end.
Not sure, just fitted it how it came. The previous one on the car was the same when I took that off, It doesnt really stick out as the gearstick covers this up, but well spotted smile

mboon

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760 posts

89 months

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Sunday 9th September 2012 quote quote all
matc said:
Not far from where I work! Agreed its great to see a cossie out in the wild, these were my dream car when I was younger!
Now what would be good is if you said you worked at Thornford Transmissions lol, but a long shot.

Yes it is good to see them out in the wild, very rare these days. I get like a kid if I see another one which happens maybe once a year frown

iva cosworth

15,199 posts

50 months

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Sunday 9th September 2012 quote quote all
Yeah this new spate of Ford thefts is slightly concerning but if i keep mine in such a rancid

state the thieving scum won't bother with it hopefully.smile
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mboon

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760 posts

89 months

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Monday 10th September 2012 quote quote all
iva cosworth said:
Yeah this new spate of Ford thefts is slightly concerning but if i keep mine in such a rancid

state the thieving scum won't bother with it hopefully.smile
hahaha I like the different coloured mirrors you have on her. Do you use yours much?

iva cosworth

15,199 posts

50 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
mboon said:
iva cosworth said:
Yeah this new spate of Ford thefts is slightly concerning but if i keep mine in such a rancid

state the thieving scum won't bother with it hopefully.smile
hahaha I like the different coloured mirrors you have on her. Do you use yours much?
Yes

and

No

It goes wrong too often to be used much.

It is insured for going to work if i want to.


You must have missed a few of my threads on escortcos site.

To summarise ,been to Ring 3 times,Italy,Sweden including the cossie "Graveyard".

Took it to Germany for a car show back in March just for 1 day,easy trip in a Cos.

Edited by iva cosworth on Tuesday 11th September 22:32

mboon

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760 posts

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
Got to be the most travaled car. I seen you had some problems the last time you went to take it abroad. Good to see they are being used, too many are being put away and not driven which is a massive waste in my eyes. People will forget about the Escort Cosworth soon if we dont bring them out and educate people smile

What sort of issue have you had?

I have found both of mine to be really reliable. This one is going to be a bit different as its pushing a good amount more power than my old one

mboon

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760 posts

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Update:

Well we have been having problems selecting 1st gear. Spoke with the guys on www.escortrscosworth.com who advised a few things to try, tried and didnt seem to make any difference. It was put down to a new clutch being needed.

The car would be hard to select first, it would go in but was very stiff and was at the point of not going. I found if I put her in gear when rolling around 10mph she would slot in fine and all other gears worked fine as well.

Took it to a local garage who without looking at the car said it was the clutch Gutted as its a AP 6 Paddle clutch and has completed around 7000 miles

Anyway I have been using the car as it works fine if you have a bit of forward thinking and was setting aside some money for a clutch.

I had a wedding at the weekend and was talking to my counsin who has owned a few of these, he said he would pop round and take a look for me. He did check the car over when I got her and agreed it had all the right bits on her etc.

Anyway a week later and last night he turns up, tried a few things, mainly he wanted to get the car to stall in 4th with the handbrake on to see if the clutch will slip or stall. So we did this which involved the clutch being slipped alot and fighting to counteract the clutch which didnt work. The car stalled which was a good sign. So we checked the ratchest etc which again looked fine. Took the car out for a spin and gave it some hassle, no slipping at all and everytime I selected 1st gear it worked fine. So we have left it to see if it happens again, this morning it was perfect again like it was before. Got a feeling it could of had some dirt or something between the pressure plate and the clutch. So will monitor this and see if it happens again. Failing this I had some things I need to try the next time it does this. My cousin said he would drop the box and replace clutch, release baring and selector all depending on what the problem is.

So at the moment she is back working fine. We also think this could be related to me having to use 1st gear alot to get over some speed bumps so I have been told to use 2nd and avoid bumps if possible which I did this morning.

Going to give her a clean at the weekend and see how we stand.

Been really busy putting my house back together which is coming together now! Carpet being fitted tomorrow

No pics of the car, she is dirty and up for sale lol Had so many random things offered to me for PX. I think she will be staying now unless I get offered a decent amount for her

mboon

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760 posts

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
I cleaned the old girl today, she was looking a little worse for ware as had little time for her the last few weeks with the house work etc.

Gave her a nice clean, got the wheels looking lovely again and thought about clay baring the paintwork and polish etc... but it got the better of me so I took it out for a good blast.

This is the first time since having this car I have properly given it any through the corners and pinned it coming out etc.

WHAT A MACHINE! Being a Cosworth your kind of expecting something to go wrong or the temp gauge to go through the roof but the lad who built this car has made it magic! It just never gets hot. Not once has it gone above half even when sat in traffic for 45 minutes, the fans have only kicked in once and giving it the beans it never really budges from quater the way up the gauge. My old one was constantly getting warm, cooling down etc but this one just loves it!

So how does the car go etc... Well for a start, I can well understand the need for bigger brakes. A few times coming into the corners coming down through the box to ease some of the speed off and anchoring up it just felt like the brakes wouldnt take too much of that kind of driving. Managed to string a good few miles of twisty road together without traffic and really using the revs... well I say using them, changed around 5.5 and certainly no more than 6000 rpm but this is ample enough to make it go like fook!

Handling is really impressive, I was pushing on and it took everything I could throw at her. I wouldnt want to push anymore on the road but would be good to get her on track and see what the limits are for future reference.

Had a blast down a main road as well, was funny as I was passing through a village and had to let a car come through in front, Up comes this little Polo GTi and the driver giving it the beans as he went passed and hit the brakes as soon as he was by me... I was thinking "well done mate" and thought no more of it. So I go about my lanes and eventually come back to a main road where you can give it some beans, as I came out of the slip road and not hanging about I fly passed this little Polo who by now has obviously seen me flying out of the slip road and giving everything he has got... Around 3 miles later he caught up while I was waiting at the roundabout, he clearly was supposed to go straight on but never, he pulled in behind the old girl.. So off we go, Lucky the road was quiet so I could slip passed a few bits of slow traffic with this kid trying to keep up. I lost him by the end of the road as he couldnt match the beast. Silly bugger was determend which was silly, he was never going to keep up and although it was fine for me to overtake, it was not for him but he still tried. I hope he learnt a lesson, you cannot keep up with everything on the road.

But yeah, A very nice drive in her, weather was cool and dry so perfect for the RWD, best thing I ever did putting the wider tyres on her, she really digs in and sticks now which is great as you can use the power a bit more.

Spotted SiB in his Escort as well while I was warming the car up, car looked very nice and you forget how good they look when your always behind the wheel.

mboon

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760 posts

89 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Just got back from a blast in the old girl while the weather is still dry ish. Just giving her a run more than anything, on route home I thought I would go the bendy way home, come around a corner nice and slow and boom... Flood! Slowed right down to see other cars going through and thought it looked fine I would be OK... Started going through in 1st gear with some revs and all was OK until it started coming up over the bonnet frown You could feel where the splitter was pushing the water and the engine under strain! Had a proper wave going on. Luckly enough all was well, gave it some revs in second for a few miles and no problems.

Car went well as always, never missed a beat smile

Been offered the full asking price for the car and in two minds if I should or shouldnt take it. Going to have a good hard long think over the next week and see what happens. Might be changing jobs if all goes well on Monday which means I will need to do no miles for work etc so less pressure on having to keep the car. We will see. One photo of it dirty on a crap phone just to prove these cars do get used smile


TheLordJohn

2,988 posts

33 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
mboon said:
Just got back from a blast in the old girl while the weather is still dry ish. Just giving her a run more than anything, on route home I thought I would go the bendy way home, come around a corner nice and slow and boom... Flood! Slowed right down to see other cars going through and thought it looked fine I would be OK... Started going through in 1st gear with some revs and all was OK until it started coming up over the bonnet frown You could feel where the splitter was pushing the water and the engine under strain! Had a proper wave going on. Luckly enough all was well, gave it some revs in second for a few miles and no problems.

Car went well as always, never missed a beat smile

Been offered the full asking price for the car and in two minds if I should or shouldnt take it. Going to have a good hard long think over the next week and see what happens. Might be changing jobs if all goes well on Monday which means I will need to do no miles for work etc so less pressure on having to keep the car. We will see. One photo of it dirty on a crap phone just to prove these cars do get used smile

I could never sell that if I ever owned it smile

mboon

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760 posts

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I know what you mean... I have been offered what I want but now is the time to really sit down and think is this the right decision? I dont want to sell her and then 6 months later back on the hunt for another as I will end up with a bag of spanners. Trying to think of what to replace with but cannot think of anything. Not paying £5000 for a derv 330d E46 Sport with toys and wont be happy unless its either massively quick or very good on fuel and costs not much to run. So got to make my mind up

TheLordJohn

2,988 posts

33 months

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What was it up for like? Selling just through PH?

mboon

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760 posts

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I want ten for it, been offered that. It is worth ten all day long to be honest, just priced right.
I am looking around now at what can replace her but not having much luck finding anything that ticks my boxes

TheLordJohn

2,988 posts

33 months

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Interesting. Not much, really. Depends what you want out of a car. I'd have that over any BMW M car for up to 10k or Audi S/RS equivelent.

iva cosworth

15,199 posts

50 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Alrighty Mark, not surprised you got offered the full £10K for it.

I am sure you could have asked for more looking at the spec on it but selling cossies is never too easy.smile

Makes mine worth about £7K,it really is THAT bad.

Terzo204

283 posts

43 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Great car. Don't sell it unless you are absolutely sure. Decisions like this are easily regretted.

Mike

TheLordJohn

2,988 posts

33 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
iva cosworth said:
Alrighty Mark, not surprised you got offered the full £10K for it.

I am sure you could have asked for more looking at the spec on it but selling cossies is never too easy.smile

Makes mine worth about £7K,it really is THAT bad.
They were going for decent money not just a couple of years back. Has the arse dropped out of the values or something?

mboon

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760 posts

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Ass has not dropped out of them, just less people buy them now as they are mainly a weekend car. It is just a case of waiting a little longer for it to sell. I have got the asking price on both of the Escorts I owned. I have found with this one, people want it, alot of people want it. But they cannot sell there car on to buy this. So it kind of pushes on to people thinking the Escorts are not as desired etc which is not the case. I could of swopped this car for a serious amount of cars, but none was what I needed, most I would of loved to have had but relisticly I would be stuck with them for a while so decided to hold for cash.
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