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Miniliteman's 1979 Ford Escort RS
Mk2 Escort RS, build 1979, colour Sebring Red (as a replica of Roger Clark's Manx 1981 car).
Strengthened, seam welded 2 door bodyshell, Safety Devices 14 point roll cage with removable diagonal.
Home made loom with resetable fuses in dash, FIA cutoff switch, battery in boot, optional fitting of 2 by 2 Lucas 20/20 spotlights.
OMP Evo drivers seat, Corbeau high back navigator seat, Sabelt 3 point safety belts.
Alloy 12 gallon fuel tank above axle, twin Facet pumps and Filter King.
Front suspension: Leda adjustable Int'l struts with Koni inserts, 225 lbs springs, tension struts with small diametre anti-roll bar, old type rubber roller top mounts, World Cup X-member, 2.4 turn quick rack.
Rear suspension: single leaf slipper springs 143 lbs, Bilstein fast road shocks, wide 5-linked Atlas axle with 4.1 CWP and Quaiffe LSD.
Engine: 1790 cc BDE-spec all steel iron block BDA, twin 45 DCOE Webers with K&N filters, fast road cams, Tony Law exhaust manifold, home made exhaust, GP4 radiator, Lumenition ignition, Aldon dizzy to my own spec, Magnecor leads, NGK plugs. Quaiffe SC/CR synchro 4-speed rally gearbox, one piece prop, Tilton single plate rally clutch, cable clutch with home-made release bearing.
Pedal box brake-setup, Wilwood 4-pot frontbrakes with Ferodo pads, Scorpio cable-handbrake rear calipers with Mintex pads, fully aeroquipped. Magnesium Minilites 8 inch front, 9 inch rear with 205/60 and 235/50 BF Goodrich tyres.
Photos
myrs1800a-ss.jpg myrs1800c-ss.jpg
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Author Comment Date
Dave1800BDA really lovely Leon, please bring it over here so we can see it 28-02-2007
marky4 a real stunner 28-02-2007
Banishit CRACKER THAT MATE 03-06-2007
turimping a proper RS..nice butch arches! 13-07-2007
smoov looks awesome 25-01-2008
aad Best car in Holland! ;-) 23-04-2008
Dave1800BDA leon we need more pics, looks great 26-01-2009
hotrs2000 that is the muts nuts mate :-) 26-01-2009
Aled Looks the business 15-02-2009
taffr looks slow that, not too keen on the zetec, too modern!! 22-08-2010
colbe very nice ;-) 15-12-2011





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