Escort Mk1 Mexico


Produced : 1970-74
Engine cc : 1599
Engine bhp : 86
Top Speed : 99mph
0-60mph : 10.7s

Mk 1 Escort Mexico Specification

4 cylinder in line. Cubic capacity 1601cc (97.68cu ins). Bore 80.98mm (3.19in) . Stroke 77.72mm (3.06in). Compression ratio 9:1. Power 86 PS (DIN) at 5500rpm; 98bhp at 6000rpm. Torque 92lb/ft at 4000rpm. Overhead valves. Five main bearing crankshaft. Four branch exhaust manifold. Acceleration 0-50mph 7.9 secs. Top speed 100pmh plus. (Autocar 9/9/71.)

Engine Lubrication
High efficiency mechanical pump. Full flow oil filter. Capacity of system 8 pints (4.6 litres) including filter.

12 volt system, ballast resistor coil.

Fuel System
Mechanical pump. Electrical fuel gauge. Tank capacity 9.0 gallons (40.9 litres).

Cooling System
Pressurised. Capacity of system 12 pints (6.8 litres)

Three rail shift, four speed synchromesh gearbox, single plate hydraulic 7.6 inch diameter diaphragm clutch. Ratios: 1st 2.972: 2nd 2.010: 3rd 1.397: 4th 1.00: reverse 3.324. Final drive 3.77:1.

Steel integral construction, safety glass all round with laminated windscreen. Two doors with anti-burst door locks. Air extraction vents below rear window. Single tone paint finish. Black painted aluminium grille and chrome plated front quarter and rear bumpers. Flared front wheel arches to accommodate extra wide wheels

Rear Axle
Semi floating, hypoid final drive. Axle ratio 3.77:1.

Front Suspension
Independent coil springs, McPherson struts with integral dampers and stabiliser bar.

Rear Suspension
Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and radius arms. Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers.

Front – disc brakes, diameter 9.625in (24.44cm), swept area 190.0sq in (1,225.5sq cm). Vacuum servo-assistance. Rear – drum brakes, diameter 9.00in (22.86cm), swept area 96sq in (619.2sq cm). Vacuum servo-assistance. Dual line braking system.

Rack and pinion. Three spoke, sports, leather rim steering wheel, diameter, 14in (35.6 cm). Turning circle (kerb) 29.7ft (9.054 cm).

Wheel and Tyres
Pressed steel ventilated disc, 4 stud fixing, 5 1/2in safety ledge rim wheels, diameter 13in 165 x 13, radial ply tubeless tyres.

Electrical Equipment
35 amp alternator with integral voltage control. Starter motor. Single tone horn. Battery 12 volt, 38 amp hour at 2p hour rate. 7 fuse system.

Binnacle in front of driver containing speedometer and odometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and battery condition indicator. Warning lights for ignition, main beam and direction indicators.

Side/ headlights, heater fan and windscreen wiper safety rocker switches, choke and starter/ignition switch with combined steering column lock. Direction indicators, main and dipped beam, headlamp flasher and horn controlled from single control stalk mounted on steering column lock. Hazard warning flasher. Floor mounted, foot operated washer/wiper control.

General Equipment
Two circular, sealed beam 55/55w halogen headlamps with combined sidelights. Separate direction indictors below headlamps. Twin tail light assemblies incorporating direction indicator flashers, rear lights, brake lights, brake warning lights and reflectors. Rear number plate illumination light. Windscreen washers and two-speed wipers. Heated rear window. Black high grade pvc upholstery, washable plastic black headlining. Padded top to fascia, and front of collapsible parcel shelf. Looped pile carpet. Individual front bucket seats. Remote floor mounted gearshift. Door operated courtesy light. Reversing lights. Cowlslide map pocket. Two rear grab handles with coat hooks. Luggage compartment light. Vanity mirror on passengers sun visor. Luggage compartment light. Safety styled door handles and window winders. Breakaway stem dipping rear view mirrors. Ashtray in fascia, rear ashtrays in side panels. Two padded, safety, sun visors. Aluminium scuff plates to door sills. Heater and demister. Face level ventilation system, vents in fascia combined with demister nozzles. Inertia reel seat belts fitted to driver’s and front passenger seats.