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1972 Ford Escort Mark I XL 4-Door Sedan

1972 Ford Escort Mark I XL 4-Door Sedan


Ford Escort 1968–2002


Longstone Tyres can happily provide excellent tyres for the whole Escort range including the Ford Escort MK I, Ford Escort MK II, Ford Escort MK I Mexico, GT & RS2000.

Ford Escort Series 1 Tyres 1967–1975

  • 155 R 12 Nankang for a Ford MK1 Escort 110 & 1300 base models and Mk1 Escort GT. (we would like to have a better tyre in the size 155R12 really).
  • The tube for this tyre is the Michelin 12D innertube.
  • We recommend the 155R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 or 155 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF for a Ford Escort MK II. With the option of 175/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36 on 4.5" or 5" wheels. (Michelin 13D)
  • Some of the MK1 Ford Escort models fitted 165 R13 Michelin ZX, we currently suggest 165 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36.
  • The first 1968 Escort GT fitted Pirelli radials as original equipment, as shown in the article below, sadly Pirelli does not currently make classic tyres in this size.
  • Ford Escort MKII


    Ford Escort Series 2 Tyres 1974–1980

  • Some MK2 Escorts still had 12” wheels, being best fit by a 155 R 12 Nankang.
  • In the spring of 1968, with an aim to improve road safety, Ford started to offer PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ radial tyres.
  • 175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™; CN36 for a Ford Escort MK I Mexico, GT, RS1600, RS1800 & RS2000.

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Ford Escort Pirelli Tyres


The article below confirms the use of Pirelli radials as the original equipment tyre from on the 1968 Ford Escort GT, as well as highlighting the advantages of Pirelli radials as an upgrade for a wide range of classics (Click to Enlarge).

Original Ford Pirelli Tyres
Ford Cinturato Tyres OE

Ford Escort PIRELLI CINTURATO Tyres Magazine Article


Ford Escort Specifications

Ford Escort Specification Sheet

Independent Tyre Test - The Results

In the world of modern tyres it is commonplace to come across a tyre test. However in the world of classic tyres, the investment never seems to be there to do a proper modern tyre test. However, a German magazine in July 2016 conducted this modern tyre test using classic tyres. This classic tyre test has been translated from German to English. What is remarkable in this tyre test is quite how well the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™; CN36 classic tyre performed in the table at the end. The scores in this table are not scored in relation to the other tyres in the test, so when a score of 1 is recorded, then that is a perfect score for a classic tyre or a modern tyre. It is wonderful to see that these classic PIRELLI CINTURATO ™; CN36 tyres can give such exemplary results.


Escorts

History of the Ford Escort


Built as a replacement to the Anglia in 1967 across factories in Germany and Britain, the Mark One Escort would go on to be one of Ford's most popular cars outside the USA. There would later be versions available for rallying where it made a name for itself, in particular winning the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally being driven by Hannu Mikkola. This would lead to the creation for the Ford Mexico in honour of this achievement: a special edition 1.6 L road version of the rally car. The Mark Two Escort would take over in 1975, where it would also enjoy a successful rally career as well as popularity as a road car with L, GL, Sport, RS Mexico, RS2000, and Ghia versions all being produced.


Pirelli World Magazine
Ford Escort GT World Magazine

Ford Escort World Magazine
Ford Escort Build Sheet

Ford Escort Tyre Pressures


Dunlop Ford Escort Tyre Pressure 1968 - 1978

Dunlop Ford Escort Tyres Pressure 1968 - 1978

Ford Escort Tyre Pressure Dunlop 1979 - 1983

Ford Escort Tyre Pressure Dunlop 1979 - 1983

Michelin Ford Escort Tyres Pressure 1969–1984.

Michelin Ford Escort Tyre Pressures 1969 - 1984

Michelin Ford Escort Tyre Pressure 1986–1996, Page 1

Michelin Ford Escort Tyre Pressures 1986–1996, Page 1

Michelin Ford Escort Tyre Pressure 1986–1996, Page 2

Ford Escort Tyre Pressures 1986 - 1996 - Page 2 by Michelin

Michelin MK3 Escort Tyre Pressures

Michelin Mk3 Escort Tyre Pressures 1980 - 1985
Ford Escort RS 2000 Tyres

Ford Escort RS 2000



Ford Escort FAQ


Q: What tyres did a Dog Bone Escort fit?

A: The mk1 Escort, also known as the Dog Bone Escort because of the shape of its radiator grille, fitted 12” wheels, with 155 R12 tyres. PIRELLI CINTURATO radial tyres were offered for these cars. Some of these very early cars may also have fitted 5.50-12 crossply tyres. The more sporting Dog Bone Escorts came fitted with 175/70R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36.

Q: What tyres did the Ford Escort Mexico fit?

A: Early on the Ford Escort started offering PIRELLI CINTURATO radial tyres, and the Escort Mexico fitted 175/70VR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36.

Q: What tyre size did the MK3 Escort fit?

A: Most of the MK3 for Escort fitted 185/60R14. However, top-of-the range cars sporting models like the RS2000 16V and the RS2000 4X4 fitted 15” wheels with 195/50R15 Pilot Exalto tyres.


Ford Escort Innertube Guides


Please note: A black triangle next to the innertube size indicates that the wheel; if made by the manufacturer, is a tubeless wheel, suitable to be run without innertubes. If no black triangle is present, that means the wheels are tube-type and require innertubes to function.

1972 Michelin Ford Fitment Guide Pg.1

1972 Michelin Ford Fitment Guide Pg.1

1974 Michelin Ford Pg.1

1974 Michelin Ford Pg.1

1977 Michelin Ford Pg.1

1977 Michelin Ford Pg.1

1977 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1977 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1978 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1978 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1979 Michelin Ford Pg.1

1979 Michelin Ford Pg.1

1979 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1979 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1980 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1980 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1982 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1982 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1984-85 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1984-85 Michelin Ford Pg.2

1984-85 Michelin Ford Pg.3

1984-85 Michelin Ford Pg.3


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