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Old 20-04-2019, 06:52
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Greetings all, I've owned my 1976 RS Mex/2000 for just over a year now and have done a bit of work to it.
I'll be posting up some timeline shots here eventually.
This car was originally saved by Skids and built as a stage rally car. It was later converted to RS2000 spec and eventually built again to Historic Spec before I bought it.

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Here's the oldest known photo of the car that I have. Circa 2009?
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I recognize that car, was it owned by Mark Francis ?
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That is possible, I bought it from Graeme Powell, whom bought it from Skids That's all I know of it's history.
If you have anything to add, I'd be delighted to learn more.

This picture, just like the previous pic, is taken from the MSA logbook.
It was sprayed yellow for a time (it still has a lot of yellow paint to this day in certain areas)


When Graeme bought the car, (2011 I believe) he added in wide arches..



And had the car sprayed in a Belga themed livery.


It looked very sharp!

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My apologies, I incorrectly dated the piccies of the car, first one is from 1999. And it was redone in the Belga livery in 2003.
Sorry about that!
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To the best of my knowledge, the car went up for sale in either 2011, or 2014 and for some reason was never sold. This is when the car was converted to Historic Spec and had continued to see stage events.





Graeme bought a Chevette HSR and sold this car to me last year.

I had it promptly shipped overseas to its new home in the states.
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It took nearly a month for the car to arrive and I set right in, getting it sorted.



The car started, but ran very very rough, and wanted to stall out on tickover.
I found some issues with the car, and I was surprised that it ran at all!
The cap was missing the conductor pin, so the spark had to jump from the top of the cap, down to the rotor top!


The carbs were in poor shape, in fact one caught on fire.


And the venturi were destroyed, leaving metal fragments imbedded in the filter screen.



I had both carbs rebuilt and after a good while adjusting them to get everything right, all was well. A full tune up and it was running decent again.
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