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Hi!

I’ve been reading on here off an on for what seems like years.

Finally joined so I could talk to some of you.

I grabbed the escort, replaced all batteries, brakes, a few lights (still want to do LED) headlamps at some point. A few more things need some work, but it’s fun to run all over.

Colorado requires the Police to do a VIN check for title purposes out of state. Made for a fun conversation.

At any rate, here it is back on the road downtown. Looking forward to learning a lot more and I’m having a blast.

Cheers!
Chris

 

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That's a really nice early Escort (1982-1984?); I haven't seen those for years, let alone one in that condition.

I'm guessing that it's a lead-acid 56V system. Likely not quick or capable of going very far, but that doesn't matter as long as you enjoy it, and the big thing is that you have it on the road. :)
 

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yeah, more details please! Not familiar with this vehicle. Is this a custom, one-off? I've never known of a factory escort ev. My folks had one about this same time period (mid-80's) but IIRC it was a 2dr hatchback.
 

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yeah, more details please! Not familiar with this vehicle. Is this a custom, one-off? I've never known of a factory escort ev.
Chris can fill in the details, but I assume this was a conversion, using seven 8V lead-acid batteries. It's way too early for a Ford factory effort, and we all would have heard of it if it were.

My folks had one about this same time period (mid-80's) but IIRC it was a 2dr hatchback.
This is a 2-door hatchback, too. There were also 4-door hatchbacks, 4-door wagons, and a sporty body variant (also a 2-door hatchback) called the EXP.
 
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