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Old 5th March 2015, 07:54
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Hi Folks. New to the site and kind of new to kit cars. Many years ago i started the locost project with the original book by Ron Chapman. To give an idea of how long ago it was i bought an mot failure but running mk2 escort for 40 quid and stripped it for the parts. Sadly i was unable to get any further and the project was abandoned when i moved over seas for a job offer.
However i recently found the old book out and decided to start again. The chassis is almost built and as luck for me, but not for my farther, his 2 litre focus has failed its mot. Runs and drives well but corrosion has set in and its just not worth repairing. Ive done a little digging and it seams the engine can be matched to an old ford RWD gear box with a few tweaks and i was wondering if this is an economical option and what else would be worth taking off that i can use? Steering and Breaks maybe? I don't know much about the zetec as I'm more of an old 2 stroke motorbike kind of guy. Any advise much appreciated.
I have done a search on here but the search is bringing up a blank page. Probably only temporary and i will search more later.
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