Ed answered 6 months ago. I'm guessing you weren't looking at your warning lights. The rubber smell was probably the engine overheating from the up hill stress; that's why the cooling system had room for water, and why you felt a power loss. The car died because it stopped itself before you could do irreparable harm to the engine. You now hear lifter clatter. That might be because the cause of overheating was the oil level was so low, it caused a lack of lubrication inside the engine.
Built in , and with just over 26, miles on the clock, this wonderful old Ford is in time-warp condition. Apparently it was donated by the family of the car's original owner, as it was his dying wish for his pride and joy to be lovingly cared for by Ford. It used the same strengthened bodyshell as the RS models but was powered by a cc pushrod engine, developing 86bhp and 92lb ft of torque.