Ownership Verified: 1989 Ford Escort 1.4 Ghia: Hemily's topless sportscar.

Hemily

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So i bought a Playstation 4 at release, but i never used it, never opened the box, so i somehow ended up trading it for a car...

So now i have my first FWD car... and it's purple.

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It's a 1.4 liter, a CVH... carbed and all that, unfortunately that means it's a crappy carb, i need to change that somehow, the easiest tip i've gotten is using the carb from a 1.6 CVH engine.
CVH.. also means it's prolly got hemispherical combustion chambers... so i got a Hemi! :p

The car is not in amazing shape, there's some things i need to fix.
so i'd call it a project for now.

The paint changes color in light too.
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The ragtop needs some care, anyone know of some products for washing and protecting convertible roofs?
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The hood has a bit of fancy work to it.
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And i think the front is from a XR3i
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dat sexy interior :p
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Might need some work to the speedo, the numbers have somehow been worn off... just shows how fast the car is! when the needle wears off the paint! :p
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those sexy wheels :p
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The beast of an engine in all it's glory! also the original color visible here.
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Also, do i need new fittings, or do anyone know a way of fixing this? should i be able to just sand it down and paint it black?
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unfortunately... rust exists.
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oh, and proof, if ya can read my magnificent handwriting.
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Dat hood. Congrats on a fine trade.
 

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You definitely need to keep that hood art.
 

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One of the things i need to check is the dynamo, as it wouldn't keep power last i drove it... so this happened :p
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I've at least started shopping for some parts.

Started out by buying a set of fag wheels... i mean wheel bearings. :p
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Two memories from that generation of Ford:

1) Carbed CVH. Eurgh. My first car was a 3 door Mk3 Escort with the 1.3 CVH. Used bucketfuls of fuel, never idled properly and had a top speed of 100 on a bad day but at least it started on command.

2) Funky steering column stalks. :p I remember those from my grandparents' Scorpio and Mk4 Escort. Strangely enough the Sierra never got them.
 

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Two memories from that generation of Ford:

1) Carbed CVH. Eurgh. My first car was a 3 door Mk3 Escort with the 1.3 CVH. Used bucketfuls of fuel, never idled properly and had a top speed of 100 on a bad day but at least it started on command.

did use a lot of fuel, but had some speed to it, managed about 130 uphill at a 7% grade hill. managed to get past a few cars. :p
 

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Escort RS turbo swap..? :mrgreen:
 

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I saw Escort and for some reason assumed it was an American one, boy was I wrong. I haven't seen one of these for years.

The beast of an engine in all it's glory! also the original color visible here.
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Erm, that's an asbestos warning sticker on the slam panel. I find that concerning.
 

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i don't think there's asbestos in the car :p at least i hope not...
 

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I would also prefer a Ford to a PlayStation. Even a 1989 Escort.

Also, with that hood in mind, you should put the car on Deviantart :D
 

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It needs more rally, but an old convertible Ford is always a :thumbsup:
 

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That is a hell of a lot of car for $400!
 
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