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Old 6 Dec 2010, 10:03 (Ref:2800287)   #151
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 10:18 (Ref:2800291)   #152
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http://tentenths.com/forum/showthrea...t=45883&page=3

Found this for Delta's colour scheme for his Escort. Have been looking for a proper colour picture "Run Baby Run" but cannot find one - having said that there is a great load of pics in this month's Classic and Sporstcar
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 12:26 (Ref:2800336)   #153
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Don't know if it's of any interest to you Escort guys, but a couple of years ago I used to visit a pals workshop in Stourport on Severn, and across the road from him was a small workshop where I spotted an Escort upside down on a jig being welded. Being nosey I wandered in, and had a chat to a really nice guy who built Escorts for the Irish club rally market.

He showed me round the place, he had all sorts of bits, including things like a stack of new quarter bumpers that he'd commisioned, then he sent me up to his mezzanine. Couldn't believe it, all in shrink wrap were twin cams, BDA's GT's, more motors than I could count, all being done in a tiny workshop adjacent to a travellers site!
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 12:34 (Ref:2800343)   #154
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All he needs is the TJ fuel injection then! 150bhp I have heard in period Zef?
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 12:37 (Ref:2800348)   #155
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BDA engines won't pull the load in a Transit van so the travellers wouldnt have bothered him
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 12:41 (Ref:2800350)   #156
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Just rang my pal, and I suspect the Escort Guy is already known to you, he's Roy Nunn, and apparently specialises in type 49's.
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clearly 924's are the new MGB... I know of at least one other being prepared for the 360 race. Out of interest what power/weight should you expect out of them?
Or Alfa GTV?

The power/ weight question has been already answered I think, but they are good, cheap & reliable cars which handle very well. The 924 Championship guys have years of experience of making these things go quickly round the twisty bits.

I think there's a mod in which the n/a head is swapped for a turbo one (albeit without the turbo!) to improve the breathing, & also fit bike engined carbs but not sure whether any of this is legal for the 360, though?

I had wondered whether a 924 would be a good car for the Tour Britannia but probably very breathless against some of its 2 litre opposition. Not that I'll ever have the wherewithall to enter!
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 14:26 (Ref:2800401)   #158
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well I would not be overly concerned about being slow - I am doing it in a Dolly Sprint that is pretty much stock
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 15:55 (Ref:2800435)   #159
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Just rang my pal, and I suspect the Escort Guy is already known to you, he's Roy Nunn, and apparently specialises in type 49's.
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Andy, TB entry fee a lot more than I paid for my 924!

I think swapping to carbs OK for 360 and something I had wondered about. Not sure if manifold available off the shelf?

Come on Simon- Sprint should be at least 200bhp

While talking about 924s spotted this 'holy grail' for sale in USA for only $135K. Unless that is you can find one of the genuine Le Mans cars!
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well I would not be overly concerned about being slow - I am doing it in a Dolly Sprint that is pretty much stock
Easy pickings, I could do it in the Anglia
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 17:37 (Ref:2800488)   #161
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Well I think I should contribute to this thread properly rather than just day dreaming about events I can't afford to enter.

The Taxi needs to go into dry dock for an engine and gearbox refresh & whilst thats all out it needs a good tidy up; it needs the ability to adjust the camber (odd settings at the front at the moment); new wheel bearings (and need to work out why they keep failing); new clutch master cylinder; new rear brakes; Oh and all new panels down the RHS where the Lola T70 swiped me at an end of season Mallory test!!!
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 17:51 (Ref:2800492)   #162
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If I am right and 'The Taxi' is an ex supertourer the panels surely are quick release- they would have needed to be in the day.....

Did the Lola not see you as you went past?
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Old 6 Dec 2010, 19:04 (Ref:2800518)   #163
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Did the Lola not see you as you went past? .Brilliant Mike
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If I am right and 'The Taxi' is an ex supertourer the panels surely are quick release- they would have needed to be in the day.....

Did the Lola not see you as you went past?
Probably not - we all know that Toyotas (perhaps wrongly in my opinion) have a reputation for being rather anonymous (and so invisible) vehicles.
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While talking about 924s spotted this 'holy grail' for sale in USA for only $135K. Unless that is you can find one of the genuine Le Mans cars!
Interesting.

My Saab 9-5 Aero Estate puts out (allegedly) a little more power at the top end and would have similar 0-60 and top speed figures but for the auto box.

It lacks the same sort of exotic lightweight materials and probably also the handling characteristics.

However it is less spartan and the heated seats work - big plus in the current weather.

Granted I might have to concede somewhat on brake performance in standard trim. On the other hand it is far more suited to road use.

It is, however, likely to be a lot cheaper to buy. I would happily take the 1 off the headline price and settle for $35k.

Any offers?


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