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    Continuing on from the Rolls-Country Squire madness.

    Here's a '74 Ford Escort that has been modified for 4x4 and has a 3,5l Rover V8! It is even street-legal in Finland, which is kinda mind-blowing. (Done years ago, thats why)
    https://huutokaupat.com/2823528/ford...-3500cc-v8-4x4









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    I think they would classify this as a crossover in today's US car market. It looks a lot better than the modern stuff IMO.

    Here's the Google translate version:
    The car was built with a special permit a long time ago, today it is pointless to even dream of getting a similar car on the road. The car has a Rover 3500cc V8 engine, the car also has four-wheel drive! A really nicely built car that was once made into a really good, almost un welded body. Just done bigger maintenance with e.g. refurbished carburettors, refurbished ignition parts, new rear silencers. The car has also just been inspected, so it promises two years of carefree driving. During the inspection, there was a call for repair of the lower support arm protection rubber, it will be replaced by the buyer. The car has wide Minilite rims underneath, they come in front just over the fender arches. Narrower "road eligible" rims will be included. There may be something wrong with the transfer case, all-wheel drive is constantly on. That's why the front cardan is now loose. According to some information, it is not supposed to get an all-wheel drive out of the car (Lada Niva junction box) and since it is a unique car, unfortunately there is no owner's manual. This is a hobby car whose value only increases year by year and does not come against another of its kind. More information about the car directly from the owner: Matti Lahtinen 050-5512290 We hope the buyer will come to the site to get acquainted and test drive the car, then the buyer will get the best understanding of the condition of the car.
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    Oh, I know this engine. Consumes a lot of fuel, does not revolve at more than 5500 rpm, has a low power output, and can be installed in virtually any RWD car
    I am still considering using the one from my Discovery I to power a Volvo 760.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    all-wheel drive is constantly on. That's why the front cardan is now loose. According to some information, it is not supposed to get an all-wheel drive out of the car (Lada Niva junction box)
    The translation is otherwise surprisingly good, but I shall clarify the quoted bit.

    "All-wheel-drive is constantly on, can't be turned off. That's why the front driveshaft is removed. According to some information, you might not be able to shift (to 2wd), and the (Lada Niva transfer case) might be alltime 4wd.
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    Came here expecting to see a US Escort on a Bronco or Blazer chassis.
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