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    I think its time for a "greatest hits" section of this mega thread.

    I think this, this is NZ's number one optimistic seller. Hes been here since the beginning of trademe, his price is inflation adjusted and his bike legendary


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    Night train from Paihia has gone to ground otherwise he too would be here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beekeeper View Post
    I think its time for a "greatest hits" section of this mega thread.

    I think this, this is NZ's number one optimistic seller. Hes been here since the beginning of trademe, his price is inflation adjusted and his bike legendary

    Probably the 8th time posted on this thread. But yes it totally underlines the point these things aren't selling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    Then don't buy it.
    Oh really? I didn't understand that was an option. Thank you so much Katman.

    Why I now see the error of my ways. I hope I didnt upset him for my trying to spoil his sale as of course KB is linked to Tardme. He should have the chance to sell it to a simpleton for an exaggerated price.

    Maybe you fit the bill Steve? After all. You like Suzukis. And you seem to believe all sorts of stuff most people laugh off as rubbish. A fool (that's you) and his money are easily parted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beekeeper View Post
    Night train from Paihia has gone to ground otherwise he too would be here
    The guy with the $60k Harman would be here too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    To be fair if its 125 HP and 1.75 liters its hardly more higher tuned than a 1979 1300 Escort Sport.
    I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the 1979 Escort Sport was 1600cc....

    Story I heard was that nobody in NZ was stupid enough to buy the base model 1100 2 door, so they sent them back to the factory and turned them into 1600 sports, stick on stripes and a 2 barrel weber sells a car like hot cakes.
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    The escort 1100 had a lower ratio diff in it, compared to the 1300-1600, so it could actually move under it's own steam. My Uncle, famously, bought an 1100 automatic and put a CNG conversion in it. He had to wait for it to warm up considerably in the morning before it had enough wellie to get up his driveway. That's what 20yrs of air force training can do to a man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    The escort 1100 had a lower ratio diff in it, compared to the 1300-1600, so it could actually move under it's own steam. My Uncle, famously, bought an 1100 automatic and put a CNG conversion in it. He had to wait for it to warm up considerably in the morning before it had enough wellie to get up his driveway. That's what 20yrs of air force training can do to a man!
    Pretty sure the 1100 autos and the small vans ran the 4.4 diff
    the Std mk2 1300 ran a 4.1 the 1600 ran the 3.89 with 3.54 as an option mainly for the Aussies.
    the escorts depending on the market ran two different diffs salsbury and i can remember the other one one had a diff nugget you could easily replace the other had to be stripped.
    but the MK1 were different with the 12 inch wheels they ran a 3.89 with the 1300's
    a mate had a 1100 mk1 and he put 13 inch rostyles on it it would hardly move.



    Escort on the id plate
    A = 3.545:1
    B = 3.777:1
    C = 3.889:1
    D = 4.125:1
    E = 4.444:1
    N = 4.111:


    Engine mk1
    Escort Mk1
    B = 1098cc high compression
    C = 1098cc low compression
    R = 1298cc GT
    S = 1298cc high compression
    T = 1298cc low compression

    MK2
    T = 950cc (unusual continental poverty spec Escorts were sold as 950's )
    G = 1098cc
    J = 1298cc
    L = 1599cc


    France had the 950cc crossflow which was even shorter stroke, As all the crossflows 1900-1600 all ran the same bore.
    For rally etc the 4.4 was the preferred diff. the best place to find these was the Anglia vans. the cars ran 4.1.
    One model had a swallow combustion chamber that was prefered as you could run flat top pistons.
    A Nissan 180 B stell crank can be fitted and if you find the right block they can go out to 1760 on stock stroke.
    Awe the good old days...........
    Aftermarket or org special order go up to 5.1 but the Escort diff was only good up to 160HP or so so the real cars ran a modded narrowed and strengthened v6 Capri Diff (Atlas)

    Quote Originally Posted by neels View Post
    I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the 1979 Escort Sport was 1600cc....

    Story I heard was that nobody in NZ was stupid enough to buy the base model 1100 2 door, so they sent them back to the factory and turned them into 1600 sports, stick on stripes and a 2 barrel weber sells a car like hot cakes.
    not sure the years the there was a 1300 escort sport mk2 but thought it was made right to the end.
    we kept on making mk1 in vans i think, after we should have switched to MK2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    Then don't buy it.
    Which misses the whole point of the thread. Oh, as you were...
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    With the high rise bars that probably feels like the fastest thing in the galaxy. It can do the Wairoa run in 6 parsecs.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neels View Post
    I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the 1979 Escort Sport was 1600cc....

    Story I heard was that nobody in NZ was stupid enough to buy the base model 1100 2 door, so they sent them back to the factory and turned them into 1600 sports, stick on stripes and a 2 barrel weber sells a car like hot cakes.
    More likely sold to the Govt as most of the vehicles I drove were pretty base line, like Belmonts, Chevettes, and all the shite Brit stuff. ...who even bought these. When the 'Jap Crap' Corollas arrived they were great,more time on road less time in Middleton Road Shirkshops.
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