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Brendan Deguara's 1973 Ford Escort

By Brendan Deguara | Photos: Ben Hosking, 04 Sep 2019 Features

Brendan Deguara's 1973 Ford Escort

Brendan Deguara's 1973 Ford Escort

“I BOUGHT my Mk1 Escort three years ago. It needed a diff upgrade, along with minor items to be engineered.

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Street Machine

Ford Escort engine bay

"Soon after, the standard motor made way for a worked two-litre Pinto with a big cam, head work, forged pistons, twin 48mm Webers and a Sierra five-speed gearbox.

Ford Escort interior

"I then had the front guards replaced with Twin Cam items, along with a new front panel and round-headlight grille.

Brendan Deguara

"The car was then repainted in Ford Teal Blue, and a restored set of 15-inch Simmons V4s were fitted. The next jobs are to upgrade to fuel injection with Weber-lookalike throttlebodies and re-trim the rear seat to match the front Recaros.” 

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