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Topic: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

The particulars:

1991 Ford Escort LX 5 door 
1999 Escort ZX 2 2.0L Zetec engine
1991 Escort GT Rear end with disc brakes
1999 Escort ZX 2 Front end with disc brakes
Escort ZX 2 S/R springs (eibach) and struts
A bin of parts

Full disclosure: It’s been pushed in to a wall and still needs repairs.  The repairs it’ll need include an inch or two of subframe straightening, new control arm, tie rod end, spindle and may be a few other small bits and pieces.  I have the control arm and spindle in the spares bin.  It’s a weekend’s worth of work with the right tools and an extra set of hands.  The cage and all other structural parts have been examined and are fine.

This has been a terrific, reliable and competitive car for the 20 + races I’ve owned it.  It’s fast enough to battle anything in B, it has great brakes and handling is very predictable.  It’s competed in and finished two 24-hour races.  It’s finished as high as 3rd in B and 12th overall.  It’s beaten a lot of the cars in every class in the Midwest and it’s always competitive. 

It’s a great car for a young team with a little willingness to fix the bent stuff and/or a team that doesn’t want to spend the $5000 + that’s necessary to build a new car. 

I’m selling it because I just bought another LeMon.

When I bought it, I promised that I’d return it to the Lemons community better than I found it and at the same absurdly low price I paid, so I’m selling it for $1000.  The cage alone is worth more than $1000!  PM me here for more details.

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Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett

I've lost a lot.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

Bump!

Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett

I've lost a lot.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

Bump.  Spend a weekend and make this car yours.

Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett

I've lost a lot.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

I'd hate to send this car to the crusher.  It deserves to continue racing!  Email me with the link on the left and lets talk.

Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett

I've lost a lot.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

I've just driven home with my new 67 Fairlane.

20 hours of driving, alone in a white, windowless cargo van does something to a man. It does something unspeakable.

But, I digress.

I don't want to see this car go to the crusher.  It's been a reliable, competitive car for many years now and it should live on in the hands of another team. 

Because I've been so blessed by the Lemons gods with the Fairlane, I'm giving away this Escort for free.  Come get it and it's yours.

It will not include wheels, fire suppression or a seat. 

Yes, I said free and no, you are not welcome to the candy in my van.

Chad

Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett

I've lost a lot.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

chad

are you on the book of faces?  im sure you could get a quick "sale"

Silent But Deadly Racing- Chief cook and bottle washer, Former Flyin Turd Race Team Captain 
Ricky Bobby's Laughing Clown Malt Liquor Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, Datsun 510, 87 Mustang (The Race Team Formerly Known as Prince), 72 Pinto Squire waggy, Parnelli Jones 67 Galaxie, Turbo Coupe Surf wagon.  (The Surfin Bird)
Besmirching race tracks in the Eastern US since 2001

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

Sir Thomas Crapper wrote:

chad

are you on the book of faces?  im sure you could get a quick "sale"

I am not on the FB.  I'm a conscientious objector.

Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett

I've lost a lot.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

I think I sent you a PM. Facespace user and not familiar with forum.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

Is the car drivable?  I understand it needs some work, just trying to understand how much.

I am in nearby HomerbGlen and can come by and pick it up this week.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

Jbrody1214 wrote:

Is the car drivable?  I understand it needs some work, just trying to understand how much.

I am in nearby HomerbGlen and can come by and pick it up this week.

<snip>"It will not include wheels, fire suppression or a seat."

I'll go out on a limb and say it would be 'difficult' to drive...But don't let me discourage you from trying....DO EEEEET!

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(Still a Class B driver in a Class A car)

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

Still available? First timer here.

Regards,
FloppyJunk

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

BigBird wrote:
Jbrody1214 wrote:

Is the car drivable?  I understand it needs some work, just trying to understand how much.

I am in nearby HomerbGlen and can come by and pick it up this week.

<snip>"It will not include wheels, fire suppression or a seat."

I'll go out on a limb and say it would be 'difficult' to drive...But don't let me discourage you from trying....DO EEEEET!

I mean a cheap set of rollers and a milk crate is all he needs.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

thumper1890 wrote:
BigBird wrote:
Jbrody1214 wrote:

Is the car drivable?  I understand it needs some work, just trying to understand how much.

I am in nearby HomerbGlen and can come by and pick it up this week.

<snip>"It will not include wheels, fire suppression or a seat."

I'll go out on a limb and say it would be 'difficult' to drive...But don't let me discourage you from trying....DO EEEEET!

I mean a cheap set of rollers and a milk crate is all he needs.


I have a feeling it's gone. If not.... REALLY WANT!!

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

thumper1890 wrote:
BigBird wrote:
Jbrody1214 wrote:

Is the car drivable?  I understand it needs some work, just trying to understand how much.

I am in nearby HomerbGlen and can come by and pick it up this week.

<snip>"It will not include wheels, fire suppression or a seat."

I'll go out on a limb and say it would be 'difficult' to drive...But don't let me discourage you from trying....DO EEEEET!

I mean a cheap set of rollers and a milk crate is all he needs.

I'm reminded of John Candy in Planes, trains, automobiles.
"Do you feel this vehicle is safe for highway travel?"
"Yes, sir, I do."

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Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

FloppyJunk wrote:
thumper1890 wrote:
BigBird wrote:

<snip>"It will not include wheels, fire suppression or a seat."

I'll go out on a limb and say it would be 'difficult' to drive...But don't let me discourage you from trying....DO EEEEET!

I mean a cheap set of rollers and a milk crate is all he needs.


I have a feeling it's gone. If not.... REALLY WANT!!

Sorry, it's been a crazy few days.  Yes, it's gone already.  Free seems to get people's attention.

Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett

I've lost a lot.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

see?  Face space can be your friend.

Silent But Deadly Racing- Chief cook and bottle washer, Former Flyin Turd Race Team Captain 
Ricky Bobby's Laughing Clown Malt Liquor Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, Datsun 510, 87 Mustang (The Race Team Formerly Known as Prince), 72 Pinto Squire waggy, Parnelli Jones 67 Galaxie, Turbo Coupe Surf wagon.  (The Surfin Bird)
Besmirching race tracks in the Eastern US since 2001

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

"I've just driven home with my new 67 Fairlane. "

Did you buy the Fairlane out of Texas? I was trying to talk my friend into buying that car as he has 2 '66s at home. Between the 2 of us we've owned 8-10 '66 or '67  Fairlanes or Rancheros.

Wes Conklin
Team California Mille
2007 Eyetalian Class Champions
20+ races and still going strong, Finally won one. Pacific Northworst Winner 2012.

Re: 1991 Ford Escort LX, competitive LeMon, SOLD

Lemons Alfetta wrote:

"I've just driven home with my new 67 Fairlane. "

Did you buy the Fairlane out of Texas? I was trying to talk my friend into buying that car as he has 2 '66s at home. Between the 2 of us we've owned 8-10 '66 or '67  Fairlanes or Rancheros.

Yep.  The 67 fairlane in Texas.

Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett

I've lost a lot.