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Boy Racers Dream Car??

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When i passed my driving test around 20 years ago, the boy racers car at the time was the old MK11 Escort, it was cheap and readily available in various specifications and lent itself to being modified with relative ease. My first Escort was a 2 door 1.1 Pop which i bought for 30quid! I was in the motor trade so several months and two or three donor cars later it was transformed. We shoe horned a 2litre Pinto engine out of a Cortina, uprated the suspension, brakes, fit alloys and interior etc from the 'donors'. It was the typical wolf in sheeps clothing, i kept the car for about 5 years and then sold it to a work colleague who blew the engine in the first week! Since then i've had a whole host of performance Fords including RS2000, XR2, XR3i, XR4x4, Sierra Cosworth but the one car i would have back would be the old Escort.
What was the boy racer car when you started driving and which car you have owned would you buy back?
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QUOTE Although not my first car, I bought a lime green Mini (they called it applejack) which turned out to be more filler than bodywork. I took it to a local guy and we spent a fortune on it - metallic dragon green respray, new Cobra seats, full chrome accessories, alloy wheels, twin exhausts, you name it we did it Poor old Buddy, I remember him well!!!

I would like an Anglia 105E, but only to shoehorn the same 2L pinto in or even a Cosworth lump...............sedate on the outside, mental under the bonnet!!!
Gareth, have you seen my cooper????

Will be taking it next time to Tonys, think it might bring 'someone' back down to earth!!
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QUOTE i havent had a car, im not old enough so dunno why im here but you talk about 105bhp in an escort or salloon well i found an american site where the build engines for the mini cooper (classic) with a supercharger - they reckon the whole engine is putting out 140bhp+ now id love one of them in a car that small.... which compared to a stock of 72bhp max (1.3i)

Mate of mine has a 1380 which last saw 138BHP naturally aspirated last year and has been modified since, standing quarter in 15secs I think.

V-Max do the supercharger conversion, but I am going to make my own kit using a BMW supercharger. Should manage 140BHP easy enough
oh and it will be on 10" wheels, any one run a tyre shop????
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