Stunning Full Tarmac spec Mk2 Escort
ADVERT ID: 30034
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Stunning tarmac spec Mk2 Escort, professionally built from a very clean, straight and solid 1979 shell by Bob and Simon at Bob Dowen Rally Services. The shell has been built to full Group 4 specifications, with upgrades to accommodate a 2.4 Mountune engine; sequential gearbox and 3-way adjustable suspension. The car has always been maintained and serviced regardless of cost – it’s fair to say that no expense has been spared on this car, with all modifications carried out to the highest level with only top quality components used throughout.
What can I say, the bodyshell is fabricated to the highest of standards and to full Group 4 specification, including seam welding and strengthened with gussets; chassis skids; fabricated sill jacking points, strengthened bulkhead and alloy firewall. Rear axle location is fabricated for a 6 linked Atlas axle with long 4 link bars and Watts linkage; tall round turrets; Ralloy strut brace and large radiator mounts. The shell is alloy arched with Ralloy tarmac arches (front and rear) and front spoiler along with an FIA approved Safety Devices weld in cage, complete with rear diagonals and door bars. Shell is finished in Riviera Blue, with a satin black interior – boot, bonnet, bumpers and dash are all carbon fibre.
Fitted with a Irish Championship winning Mountune 2.4 Duratec engine producing 300+bhp and 230+lbsft at the flywheel – the engine was fully rebuilt by Mountune in 2017 at considerable expense and runs Arrows steel crank and con rods; Omega pistons; steel lightweight flywheel and Titan throttle assembly – having done limited mileage, the engine was subsequently inspected and topped and tailed by Piero of Xpower engines in 2021, injectors cleaned and calibrated etc and given a very clean bill of health – in reality the engine has done very low miles since the Mountune build. Fuel is delivered via Bosch pump and filter system, and the engine breathes via a full Simpson manifold and 2 ½” system matched to the engine. The engine is chassis mounted and managed via a DTA S60 ECU, with WOSP hi torque starter motor and 90 Amp alternator. Engine is dry-sumped, with Ralloy dry sump tank and cooled by a Ralloy Group 4 period radiator and cooling fan. The engine bay is fully protected by a large alloy sump guard.
The car is fitted with the brilliant 6 speed Sadev SL82-17 sequential gearbox and is currently set up with flatshift – can also be configured for downshift as well. The gearbox went back to SWR in 2019 for a full rebuild and has done very low miles since. Rear wheels are driven through a two piece propshaft to a fully floating twin taper/ thick tubed 6 linked Atlas axle, with a Ford 4.6 crown wheel and pinion; Gripper LSD and heavy-duty half shafts and flanges, toe in struts and alloy diff guard and brace. The quick release alloy bell housing houses an AP Racing twin plate/ paddle clutch.
Brakes, Suspension and Steering
Car is fitted with 3-way adjustable Reiger coil over suspension front and rear with roller bearing top mounts. At the front Rix Engineering Group 4 alloy hubs are matched with a heavy-duty anti-roll bar and compression struts along with AP5000 calipers and large AP vented and grooved discs to bring the car to a stop. Rear brakes are AP7000 series calipers with vented discs – Carbonne Lorraine RC6 pads are used front and rear and operated via a Tilton floor mounted adjustable pedal box, ably supported with a fly off hydraulic handbrake. Steering is via a Quaife heavy duty, 2 1/2 turn quick rack with EPS electric power steering.
Inside the car runs a custom-built wiring loom with a carbon fibre dash fitted with Stack gauges; battery cut-off is via a solid state Cartek cut-off system, and the car is fitted with an electrically operated lifeline plumbed in fire extinguisher plus handheld lifeline (both are new). Car is fitted with a heated front screen and new polycarb side and rear windows. Corbeau Pro series seats are fitted along with TRS 6-point lightweight harnesses and OMP suede steering wheel (seats; belts and extinguishers are all well within date being either new or nearly new new). Goodrich fittings and Aeroquip hoses have been used throughout, along with Ralloy alloy fuel and dry sump tanks. Car sits on 8×15” Group 4 Revolution wheels with Group 4 inserts, wheel studs and nuts.
No expense has been spared with the build of this car, and only the highest quality, tried and proven parts were used including Rix Engineering parts. The car is Motorsport UK log booked and is ready to go. This is a proper full fat tarmac spec Mk2 Escort – looks the part and built to tear up tarmac.
Car can be viewed in Warwickshire by arrangement. More photos available on request. Serious enquiries only please.