Adam Huck­step

Classic Ford - - EVENT REPORT -

Car: 1983 mod­i­fied 1100L

Spec: Mer­cury Grey, MCR arches, 1700 Cross­flow, 244 cam, RS1800 gear­box, Two Gates al­loys

Chat: So­ci­ol­ogy grad­u­ate, Adam went all out with his Mer­cury Grey Mk1, hav­ing made good power from the 1700 Cross­flow, he told us how his speedo just bounces about once you go over 100 mph — on the track, of course. With a Kent 244 cam, Stage 2 head and an RS1800 gear­box this re­ally helps launch the car which is even lighter now with a stripped in­te­rior — fit­ted with the ad­di­tion of a roll cage and har­nesses. For Adam the Mk1 Fi­esta was the per­fect starter car, af­ford­able to buy with plen­ti­ful parts for restora­tion and mod­i­fi­ca­tion with­out break­ing the bank on the in­sur­ance. Bought a cou­ple of years back with no en­gine, in­te­rior or wheels, and a dented and rusty shell, it wasn’t a good state, but with the help of his Dad, Adam’s re­ally turned this Mk1’s for­tunes around.

Lov­ing the chin spoiler. Na­ture started the paint degra­da­tion, Stephen and his mates just kept it go­ing. Fi­esta looks unloved, but is much cher­ished. Good-spec 1700 Cross­flow in­side. Re­caros live in oth­er­wise stripped in­te­rior. LIKE YOUR CAR

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