1979 Ford Fiesta

Started on July 13 by goldrush42

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Highly modified. 1.6L Kent engine, .060" over, forged pistons, Carillo rods 1.25 racing cam, big-valve aluminum head, 4 core radiator 95 amp GM alternator 4-into-2-into-1 2" exhaust, JetHot coated Aluminum valve cover Electric fuel pump Mocal 13 row oil cooler w/ thermostat High volume oil pump Crank-trigger coil-less ignition Heavy duty clutch Quaif limited-slip differential

Lowered 35mm, stiffer springs Anti-dive kit 19mm rear anti-roll bar Wilwood 4-pot front calipers, XR2 rear disc conversion Stainless steel brake lines Braided Stainless brake lines 14" 6 spoke Oz alloy wheels, Bridgestone tires

Euro headlights, turn signals, grill Ford part body kit, skirts, wheel extentions Ford part rear spoiler Factory sun roof Rear wiper/washer Heated rear screen Ghia interior, package shelf Koenig racing seats Stroth 4-point harnesses Autopower rollover bar K&N air filters Center console with VDO gages: clock; oil temp; oil pressure; amps; volts; vacuum 140 mph speedometer; tach; gas; temp; Hella horns Dual side mirrors. Spanks rice burners!!

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Jul 14, 2010 5:05 p.m.
Love it!
Jul 14, 2010 9:53 p.m.
Hi Ma$$, Thanks, it is an outstanding car. I need to put new tires on it, and would like to find a five or six speed for it. I am really dreaming when I wish for a six speed, aren't I?
Aug 11, 2010 10:20 p.m.
I owned 3 Fiestas and loved them all. Yours is great. I had a friend with one the had a similar body kit as yours but his was dark blue. the body rusted out from under him though. The 5 speed that came in the first gen USA Escorts back in the 80's will bolt up to the Kent engine. You will have to do a bit of modification to the chassis to fit it in there but it can be done.
Aug 12, 2010 11:08 p.m.
Thanks Jimbbski, I will start my search for th old escorts. The engine has plenty of power, so it should improve my gas mileage. I have just installed smaller injectors also, as I get about 10mpg! But it is quick!
Sep 1, 2011 5:33 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum):
That is a thousand different kinds of awesome!
Sep 2, 2011 12:17 a.m.
Thanks Woody, it is nice. Hope to do an interior upgrade. The doorpanels are starting to llook bad. May also redo the seats as fabric is wearing thin.

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