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Thread: My RWD solid axle front engine Escort MK2 build

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    Oh Man.....

    Must be such a elation to get it off the bench and let it stretch it's legs on some tarmac.

    I didn't see nothing fall off... ?
    You need to add more Body details then....
    Awesome Job on this little critter my good friend.
    Run what Ya Brung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Beers View Post
    Oh Man.....

    Must be such a elation to get it off the bench and let it stretch it's legs on some tarmac.

    I didn't see nothing fall off... ?
    You need to add more Body details then....
    Awesome Job on this little critter my good friend.
    thanks Ron, and no, to my knowledge all parts are still there lol

    Having the body details on, as well as some paint, it will make it alive I think! I guess I’ll do a couple more runs and make sure I know how not to roll it over hahaha and then paint and add all the nice styrene details Preston sent me (wing plus front and back bumpers)

    Fred

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    Great to see more running vids of this rig!
    still want to build myself a solid rear axle AE86 and im glad to see my inspiration still chomping away it his!

    i think drift tires and maybe a gyro would make a fun time. there are some by... is it killerbody? that have a sort of fake sidewall so the larger drift tires (low profile sidewalls) slide over them and its still a smaller looking tire so your MKI/II is still period correct and not rocking massive 18 inch hoops lol
    ok google helped me a little but firebrand, scale dynamics, and team rafee are the ones im thinking of.

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    Wow just read all 33 pages. Can't beat a chunky build thread, I love everything about this, the 100% scratch built chassis and scale geometry all really pays off when the whole car sits under its own weight, the squat in the rear just like the real thing.

    Simon Mckinley was one of my heroes, perfect reference for the project. His escort looked and moved like no other all thanks to him. Bravo my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinchu View Post
    Great to see more running vids of this rig!
    still want to build myself a solid rear axle AE86 and im glad to see my inspiration still chomping away it his!

    i think drift tires and maybe a gyro would make a fun time. there are some by... is it killerbody? that have a sort of fake sidewall so the larger drift tires (low profile sidewalls) slide over them and its still a smaller looking tire so your MKI/II is still period correct and not rocking massive 18 inch hoops lol
    ok google helped me a little but firebrand, scale dynamics, and team rafee are the ones im thinking of.
    Thanks for commmenting buddy! Yes I'm glad I'm now at the stage I can do vids! A solid axle AE86 would be awesome, I have seen one on youtube from kadoteru, see below, all nice with watt's linkage rear and front macpherson! lol I thought it was nice seeing someone doing the same layout as me at the opposite side of the planet!

    I like the smaller looking wheels with fake sidewall, but not too drift stretched looking though. I'll look up the brands you mentioned and see what they look like, thanks for the tip!




    Quote Originally Posted by Stone Age View Post
    Wow just read all 33 pages. Can't beat a chunky build thread, I love everything about this, the 100% scratch built chassis and scale geometry all really pays off when the whole car sits under its own weight, the squat in the rear just like the real thing.

    Simon Mckinley was one of my heroes, perfect reference for the project. His escort looked and moved like no other all thanks to him. Bravo my friend.
    Hey Stone Age, I'm glad you enjoyed the read, thanks for the awesome words. I do love the vids where he is driving his white Escort like no one else did. Always impressed by the driving.

    Just need to find an engine cover to look like his warrior engine, I have found one (a 4A-GE toyota engine) which looks similar, but pretty expensive at like 50$.. But I think it's kind of worth it, maybe I'll pull the trigger tonight :)







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    I ordered the engine bay, should arrive oct 11th I need to find some suitable paint for it. Also, what is the best trick to get rid of the 3d print lines? It looks pretty precisely printed, but on some close up pictures of unpainted ones the lines look pretty visible. There are lots of tricky rounded spots around the intakes and exhaust. Should I just use some kind of high build paint, or better off doing some manual sanding?

    Also, I was thinking of sanding off the TOYOTA and try to make it look like a more usual engine for the MK2. Now sure which one yet, one that has the intakes to the left I guess hahaha :) Searching for twin cam MK2 Escort on Google I see mostly Lotus engines but they have the belt cover cast with the head cover. I have also seen lots of Zetec engines, which has somewhat similar looks, but more rounded, and they have the (oil?) cap at the wrong end of the cover:






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    excellent work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pera2008 View Post
    toyota engine in ford, how dare you :-D
    Hopefully I don't get banned for even thinking about it!

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleEyes View Post
    excellent work!
    Thanks buddy! Tried the hard rubber tires on tarmac and it handles pretty good! Just sticky enough to get some grip, but can also slide it around a little bit, with lots of body movement but no rollover. But the ride was short, I had one of my front struts come apart (the one that is still early design) so I guess I'll do the second one now :)

    See below, the angled part that holds the hub to the shock is only held by one side, squeezed between the two spring adjusters on the threaded body. So it kept popping out when doing tight turns.




    Compared to the better design on the right below, the angled piece has a hole that actually wraps around the shock:


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    I have just received the dimension rc engine compartment, it is nice but it is quite a bit too big to look realistic.. Maybe I will use it anyway, but I would have liked it to be smaller.





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