there are quiet a few escort/small ford heads in Canberra i have bought a fair bit a gear from guys down there years ago ,go to that classic ford forum and put a call out.
Im on the hume southern highlands if you need to park the car in my shed to work on it on the way back north.
Ive got a few bits and peices from my escort days,my brother has the MK1 63 ,240 around the corner you shouldve bought....... he has most my engine spares and shit from memory.
I might end up buying that actually.
any more pics of the corty?