Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

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Northern Bloke
Andy Dargue

(1 posts)

07/12/2008 04:50AM

Main British Car:
1971 Ford Escort 1300 XL Rover V8 (Buick 215) 3500cc

1971 Ford Escort 1300 XL
Posted by: Northern Bloke
Date: July 12, 2008 05:15AM

Hello All

I found your forum whilst searching for information on Buick 300 alloy heads and thought I'd post up a few pics of my car which, these days, is a British V8 :)

It started life as a humble 1300cc Escort but has changed a little now - it's running a 3500cc Rover V8 / Buick 215 with a high lift cam, balanced bottom end, lightened and balanced flighwheel, offenhouser inlet maniold and a Holley 390cfm carb (although that is going to be replaced by a 500cfm Edelbrock soon.





The full spec of the car can be seen here - [www.northernbloke.com]

Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4468 posts)

10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: 1971 Ford Escort 1300 XL
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 12, 2008 09:10AM

I like it. Looks like a fun ride!

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4552 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1971 Ford Escort 1300 XL
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 12, 2008 11:36AM

Hey - that's really cool!!! Thanks for checking in and for sharing photos.

We need to get you to write-up a "How It Was Done" article for our online magazine, and to submit more detail and construction photos so we can feature the car properly in our gallery.

Have you found our How It Was Done template yet? It's here: [www.britishv8.org]
And here's a list of other How It Was Done articles: [www.britishv8.org]

Bernard Holzberg

(59 posts)

07/18/2008 11:12AM

Main British Car:
1975 TVR M series Ford 331

Re: 1971 Ford Escort 1300 XL
Posted by: slow_M
Date: July 18, 2008 12:15PM

Hi Andy,
That's a sharp looking Escort.
I suspect that people who race against you, don't much like your car.
Have a look at [www.barrygrant.com] or [www.barrygrant.com]
It is my understanding that these are the state of the art in american carb technology. Many Ford small block powered road racing cars use them.

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