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The CB's were cutting edge back then.....we used to play seek & find......come to think of it.......the Club would have skinned me alive if they ever found me....lol

I too got adept at fitting rear void bushes but always found the one close to the petrol tank a pig to fit ....even when using a dedicated extractor.

Fitting front wishbone bushes was also labour intensive....the cowboy approach was to cut a section out of the chassis rail....and re-weld after renewal.....saved dropping the front subframe.

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On 24/04/2018 at 8:54 AM, Gel said:

I always fancied a Tiger but could never afford or find one.....a local guy had a Tiger but he always drove sedately.....I did mention how he drove so slow when trying to buy a 1500GT engine he had fitted to a rally Escort......he duly took me and my brother for a fast spin.......it ended up he was an excellent driver.....never did buy the engine because it was breathing too heavy for my liking.

I can't remember what engine was fitted to the Tiger,   was it a Holbay unit or the regular twin carb 1725cc ?

might well have been holbay or roots,  the HUNTER was allways an underdog but could handle and shift with the best of them, i remember as a kid some nutter rammed my dads mk 1 escort 1300 2 door, it ened in a c chase as the guy bolted.  the  HUNTER left us for dead onstaight  a way,  we lost him :( think it was 1725cc, 

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23 hours ago, HIGHLANDER said:

might well have been holbay or roots,  the HUNTER was allways an underdog but could handle and shift with the best of them, i remember as a kid some nutter rammed my dads mk 1 escort 1300 2 door, it ened in a c chase as the guy bolted.  the  HUNTER left us for dead onstaight  a way,  we lost him :( think it was 1725cc, 

Loved that MK1 escy he had, was a superb wee car!

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On 28/04/2018 at 1:32 PM, HIGHLANDER said:

might well have been holbay or roots,  the HUNTER was allways an underdog but could handle and shift with the best of them, i remember as a kid some nutter rammed my dads mk 1 escort 1300 2 door, it ened in a c chase as the guy bolted.  the  HUNTER left us for dead onstaight  a way,  we lost him :( think it was 1725cc, 

It had to be the 1725 because the 1300 Escort would have caught the tardy 1500.

One of the mechanics at the Garage I use has built a Mk1 Escort.......Cossie engine and box and a limited slip diff..........he's promised to take me for a spin once it gets back from the paint shop.

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