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Cars > Challenges > “Odin” Vs “Farley”

 

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Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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CorvairJim

M–52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1999 Ford Escort SE

“Odin”

1980 Honda Accord LX

“Farley”

 
Photo of: 1999 Ford Escort
Photo of: 1980 Honda Accord
 

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About “Odin”

This is my 1999 Ford Escort SE that I recently bought as my daily driver / winter beater so that I can begin work on the T-Bird project.

I don't have a lot planned for this little car but it is also a side project I am working on and to practice with. I am mainly going for a rally and tuner look due in fact to it being an l4 (I also like the Escort Cosworth a lot). I plan on spending a couple weeks at most modifying it.

More to come...

About “Farley”

(Disclaimer: The photo IS NOT THE ACTUAL CAR! I'm using one I found online to show what the car looked like.)

After I had my Pacer for a couple of years, I just got tired of poor performance and poor mileage in a car that looked like a bright red fishbowl and pretty much handled like one, too. The Chevy agency had just taken this Accord in trade, and since I had worked at a Honda dealer back when the car was new I was familiar with them and knew Iliked them. I managed to buy it on payroll deduction for a grand total of $1,000. Just try to buy a 5 year old, 60,000 mile, stick shift Honda with new inspection and nearly new tires for $1,000 today... Right, ain't gonna happen! Best of all, I sold the Pacer to a co-worker for $750, and it needed a clutch!

 

Specs for “Odin”

- Mazda B Platform
- 2.0L SPI2000 OHC l4
- F-4EAT 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 110 hp @ 5,000rpm, 125 lb·ft @ 3,750rpm
- 4-Door Sedan
- 174.7" - Length
- 67.0" - Width
- 53.9" - Height
- 98.4" - Wheelbase
- 2,468lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 172,000 km's

Specs for “Farley”

Just the basics for a 1980 Accord - a peppy 1751cc (as I recall) 4 cylinder with a 5-speed transaxle. I never formally timed it, but it was A LOT quicker than the Pacer it replaced, and 30mpg on an average tank of gas was just a bonus!

 

Factory Options for “Odin”

- AM/FM Radio
- Anti-Theft
- Cassette Deck
- Cup Holders
- Dome Light
- Power Locks
- Power Mirrors
- Power Steering
- Rear Window Defroster

Factory Options for “Farley”

None that I know of. As far as I know, the AM/FM radio, remote trunk release, remote gas door release, and remote back door locks (all lever operated!) were all standard.

 

Mods for “Odin”

Engine
- Motorcraft Platinum Spark Plugs
- Weapon-R Dragon Air Intake

Exterior
- "Blackout" Tail Lights
- Decals

Interior
- Blue LED
- Cassette Adapter
- Type-S Compass

Suspension
- CorkSport Front Strut Bar

Weight Reduction
- 0.0 lbs

Mods for “Farley”

I polished it out, added a new set of trim rings to replace the originals that had a few curb scrapes, tinted the windows and laid down a set of pinstripes. That's it.

 

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