Escort turning Japanese

24 February 2016 1980 Mk2 Ford Escort Ghia 426

The engine was trail fitted with all the ancillaries to see what space we had. The next stage was to remove all ancillaries and position the engine in place in order to fabricate some engine/chassis mounts. The existing engine mounts were cut from the crossmember and new ones fabricated after creating a small jig to hold the tubes in place while welding. The existing engine mounts were modified to take the tubes. The chassis was cleaned up and coated with weld through primer for protection. The engine is leveled using the bottom of the sump as the engine has a small incline to it. Mounts were primered and painted with what ever paint I had around just for some protection. Engine now sitting on new mounts installed in engine bay.