Car builds I'd love to do #7 - Ford Escort Mk.II
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these… oh well.
A car that’s quite popular in Britain, but sadly, not so popular in continental Europe: the Mk.II Ford Escort. I don’t know what it is but I just love its boxy shape and (having seen what is probably too many AdamC videos) I know this thing has great potential.
As I don’t think I’d ever have the money (or would want to spend the money) to buy an actual RS1800, I’d improvise using a slightly more modern engine from a Japanese legend; the BP-4W, the 1.8-litre out of the MX5. The plan is to turbo-charge it and fit it with ITBs to retain a little of the old raspy, un-filtered, carburettored 4-cylinder sound. Basically, it’s a resto-mod. I won’t turn it into a rally car though… more of a street car that can go fast.