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Old 8 Feb 2010, 18:24 (Ref:2629426)   #16
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The rear spring has an interesting leaf arrangement. Have never worked out why.
These are my fave racing cars, and they must be great fun to drive. I believe the leaves are separated to help prevent the axle twisting under torsional load. Does away with the need for torque arms.
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Old 8 Feb 2010, 19:07 (Ref:2629450)   #17
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These are my fave racing cars, and they must be great fun to drive. I believe the leaves are separated to help prevent the axle twisting under torsional load. Does away with the need for torque arms.
Hi Tom, in that period of Gp2 you weren't allowed aditional arms and Escort had to use the standard RS links- So am sure you are right about the springs!

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Old 9 Feb 2010, 20:19 (Ref:2630146)   #18
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That would make sense about the springs and hopefully they will help with the handling:P There is a reply on the gr5 zakspeed thread that shows some pages from a magazine when bell test drove the escorts and it gives a good technical spec list of both grp2 and grp5 cars but it is too unreadable to understand the grp2 spec so i'm trying to find out what magazine it was from so i might be able to get a copy and read the info Anyone haveany idea what mag this might be?
Going for the oldfordautos bodykit, once i have that, the shell will be going to Gartrak to get the tubs and rollcage sorted. We did contemplate doing them ourselves but we want to get the car FIA approved so think Gartrak will get it right for the FIA approval.
Original Hubs and wheels have been sorced thanks to zakspeed65 so Getting closer to keeping the original spec.
Will post more once it has returned from Gartrak and the bodyshop for a lick of paint
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Old 9 Feb 2010, 21:22 (Ref:2630190)   #19
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Think you need to pm the poster for that info- can't identify it.

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Old 10 Feb 2010, 05:19 (Ref:2630392)   #20
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Hi All,

The rear set up on Zakspeed Gp2 cars was 4 link and watts linkage, the Original Spring (1 leaf) was still there and served no purpose except to comply with the regulations. Ford and Zakspeed were very clever at working around the rules.

Look forward to the updates.

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Old 10 Feb 2010, 06:04 (Ref:2630411)   #21
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The rear set up on Zakspeed Gp2 cars was 4 link and watts linkage, the Original Spring (1 leaf) was still there and served no purpose except to comply with the regulations. Ford and Zakspeed were very clever at working around the rules.

Look forward to the updates.

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Hi zakspeed65, I have followed the progress of your Gp5 car with condiderable interest if not a little envy- fabulous car and hope to see it in the flesh sometime somewhere!

Hope you don't mind me pointing out, but there was a period when Gp2 didn't allow extra links and if you look at the pics of Mk2s earler in thread they show this. (It was 1976 / 77)

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Old 10 Feb 2010, 06:56 (Ref:2630418)   #22
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Wasn't that '76 to 83? Which was why the Capri became uncompetitve against the BMWs and thus Zakspeed went Grp5/DTM.
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Wasn't that '76 to 83? Which was why the Capri became uncompetitve against the BMWs and thus Zakspeed went Grp5/DTM.
Sorry Peter, yes it was but my interest ran out at 1977
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That would make sense about the springs and hopefully they will help with the handling:P There is a reply on the gr5 zakspeed thread that shows some pages from a magazine when bell test drove the escorts and it gives a good technical spec list of both grp2 and grp5 cars but it is too unreadable to understand the grp2 spec so i'm trying to find out what magazine it was from so i might be able to get a copy and read the info Anyone haveany idea what mag this might be?
Cars and Car Conversions September 1977 quite a good article.
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Old 11 Feb 2010, 00:35 (Ref:2631073)   #25
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Thanks Brown Dog i'll have to try and get a copy
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Have hat a phonecall to Werner Weiss and he said its his car before he was the owner.
Newer pictures i do last year also from his grp 4 car...
If you interestet in i can post...
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 23:06 (Ref:2635243)   #27
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Hi Stefan, yeah that would be great if you could post them. All pics and info about these cars is much appreciated
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look here for some pictures of the Grp.2 and Grp.4 car from Werner Weiss
http://picasaweb.google.de/autowacke...eat=directlink
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Old 20 Feb 2010, 09:20 (Ref:2636825)   #29
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Great pics stefan, thanks. I have seen the Videos of the white one doing hillclimbs, Looks fun:P
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Old 20 Feb 2010, 10:09 (Ref:2636865)   #30
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Hopefully Werner will be here in Mai again. Last year he run both, the grp.2 nd grp.4
Have you got the ger,am book Momentaufnahmen? Its from ford germany for 30 Years of Ford Motorsport. Fine pictures in it!
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