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CHELT RS's 1978 Ford Escort RS2000
I bought car From Bristol Street Motors 1st August 1978 so have owned the old girl for over 40 years. I used the car for road rallies from 1980 untill 1984 competing in about 35 rallies and managing to win a couple of them with only 1 retirement which turned out to be my last rally.
Car spec then was Gp 1 Bilstiens all round with 145lb springs on the front and a full roll cage.
Car spec. now is still the same with the addition of Willwood 4pots and a high ratio rack.
Car was taken off the road in 1986 till 1995 due to marriage,family and having to pay a mortgage.
The old girl now has a quieter life just coming out on sunny days in the summer for a quick blast round the old rally roads in the cotswolds.
A new engine has just been fitted. Dyno'd at 152bhp with 155ft/lbs torque.
New engine spec.
Stage 3 ported and polished head
Burton high torque cam BF 134
New 45 DCOE Webers on Hiflow manifold with ITG filters
High pressure oil pump
H&H electronic ignition system
High torque starter motor
Lightened and double doweled flywheel
Fully balanced and a Janspeed exhaust manifold and system.
Bodyshell has now undergone a full bare metal re-spray and restoration of the crusty bits so should last for another 30 years at least
So there you have it, 40 years of history.
Hope you find it of interest.
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Author Comment Date
marky4 lovely car, great story / history 11-11-2008
Aled Lovely looking car and a great tale! 27-05-2009
bluevan1 looks a tidy car mate had 2 or 3 rs ma self 31-10-2009
m3dtm Really nice car Phil and you have all rights to be proud! 26-08-2017

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