Car Specs

1974 Ford Escort Mk1

Ford Mk1 Escort Turbo

As of summer¬†2016, this is the most current modifications list. I’ve tried to make it as detailed as possible but I do change things over time.

Engine and performance

Engine block

  • 711M 1300 Crossflow block (HC/high compression)
  • Stock 1300 cast pistons (std size)
  • Stock 1300 cam
  • Stock 1300 rods
  • Fabricated fuel pump blanking plate
  • Fabricated distributor blanking plate
  • Modified stock sump
    • Male steel weld on bung nut turbo oil return

Intake system

Fuel and Ignition System

Turbocharger and exhaust

  • Fabricated turbo manifold from standard exhaust (4 to 1)
  • Garrett T15 turbo (scrapyard find off Vauxhall Vectra 2.0 DTI)
  • Custom fabricated downpipe
  • Ashley 2″ twin silencer racing exhaust

Intercooler and blow off value

  • Small air-to-air intercooler (scrapyard find off Vauxhall van)
  • Ford Sierra Cosworth blow off valve


  • Recored stock radiator (3 core)

Running gear


  • MK2 Escort front struts
  • Gaz front shocks
  • Gaz rear shocks
  • Polybushes all round
  • Front 1″ lowering springs
  • Rear 1″ lowering blocks


  • Front: M16 calipers with solid discs
  • Rear: Drums with standard shoes


  • Modified type-9 5-speed gearbox (std ratios) with shortened tail shaft (No transmission tunnel cutting required)
  • Single piece prop-shaft
  • 13″ Minilite replicas



  • Standard 1300 XL 4-door bodyshell
  • Daytona Yellow
  • Chrome front quarter bumpers
  • Chrome rear bumper


  • Standard XL interior
  • Retro Nintendo fuzzy dice



  • Sony CDX-M800 CD player
  • Sony 10 disc CD changer
  • Sony XA-300 Aux in selector


  • Power door locks
  • Keyless central locking
  • Alarm with siren
  • Immobiliser (starter motor cutoff)