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confused Ford escort 1996 N reg 1.6 16v Car picks up and drifts to right when power applied?

I have a problem.
When driving and i apply the power in gears 2-3-4-and 5, the front end of my car picks up as it should but vears off to the right!
The higher the gear the worst it gets.
E.g gear 2 it is not too bad
gear 3 it is pretty noticable
gear 4 it is very noticable
and in gear 5 it is bad!
I have changed the near side front gearbox mounting which was split but there is no difference.
My local garage has said that that should have solved the problem but now i could go into quite alot of expense to diagnose it as it's not showing up anything when up on the ramps!
Only when i dip the clutch to change gear does the car flatten out and straighten up. I am not sure but i do have the feeling that the car has at some point in it's life been involved in an accident as my local garage has told me that the front bumper is not original although does fit the car fine.

PLEASE IGNORE MY PREVIOUS POST AS I FIRST THOUGHT THAT THE PROBLEM WAS WHEN THE CLUTCH WAS ENGAGED AND THE DRIFT WAS TO THE LEFT. ABOVE IS TRUE AS TO WHAT MY GARAGE HAS SAID!
I DO HAVE A NEW DRIVERSIDE WISHBONE OF WHICH IS BEING FITTED AS WE SPEAK, I WILL POST A REPLY LATER!
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