‘Mod­i­fy­ing is pop­u­lar’

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classic - GEOFF LANE SPORT­ING ES­CORT OWN­ERS CLUB www.seoc.co.uk

‘It’s easy to think that all Es­cort MkIIs are mod­i­fied, but there’s ac­tu­ally a real fol­low­ing for orig­i­nal­ity. How­ever, mod­i­fy­ing is pop­u­lar too, and fit­ting Zetec en­gines is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar be­cause they’re more re­li­able, eco­nom­i­cal and pow­er­ful. These are often mated to a five-speed Sierra gear­box. Up­graded disc brakes and sus­pen­sion are also com­mon. Most buy their parts off the shelf rather than do­ing any­thing be­spoke – as a re­sult a lot of changes are safe be­cause the bits are tried and tested.’

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