There was a rear wheel drive Escort! Built and sold overseas in the seventies IIRC. In its highest state of tune - with a twin cam four cylinder it was quite a ride. Some were raced competively in the U S in several series.
It sort of filled the gap left by the Cortine. -----Original Message----- >From: "Daniel J. Matyola" <danmaty...@gmail.com> >Subject: Re: Automotive fun > >I thought that it was the Ford Prefect in Britain, and the Galaxy. <G> > > >Dan Matyola >http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola > >On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 3:45 PM, John Sessoms <johnsess...@yahoo.com> wrote: > >> I hadn't thought about Ford using the "Escort" name in Europe/Asia for >> many more years before they used it in the U.S. >> >> I suspect yours was an earlier model with a more robust engine than my >> 1995 U.S. model. >> >> On 8/10/2018 19:53, John Coyle wrote: >> >>> I guess I was lucky, John - the car kept going for some years after that: >>> it wasn't a lucky car >>> though, it was stolen twice, once just after I had it resprayed British >>> Racing Green! Suckers must >>> have thought it was a fast car! >>> >>> John in Brisbane >>> >>> >>> >>> -----Original Message----- >>> From: PDML <pdml-boun...@pdml.net> On Behalf Of John Sessoms >>> Sent: Saturday, 11 August 2018 3:23 AM >>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org >>> Subject: Re: Automotive fun >>> >>> The Escort was a great economy car, but if it ever overheated enough to >>> pin the gauge, you were >>> looking at a new engine. Aluminum cylinder block warped. The dealer >>> advised me it would be cheaper >>> to replace the engine than to try to repair it. >>> >>> Plus that Escort had a plastic radiator that could "leak" bits into the >>> new engine to block coolant >>> flow, causing the new engine to fail as well. >>> >>> YMMV, but that's how *my* Escort wagon died. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.