Ford Escorts

This site came about from discussions with friends – some of whom own Ford Escorts, so I thought I’d better have a page dedicated to them and their cars.

Jason Byrne
1978 Mk2 Escort
Engine: 2.0ltr Pinto SOHC with decked block
BHP: 160 at rear wheels
Gearbox : 5 speed Type 9 – Straight Cut, Close ratio – TranX
Suspension : Bilsteins all round with 6 link
Diff : Mitsubishi L300 4.6 LSD ‘Motorsport Modified’ recently tweaked.
14″ Minilites Wheels (dropped from 15″ to fit alloy flares)
Dunlop Rally Tyres

Photo credit : Paul Byrne
Jason Byrne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny James
Mk2 Escort RS2000
Engine: 2.0ltr Pinto SOHC
BHP: 132 at rear wheels
Gearbox: 4 speed Tran-x straight cut close ratio
Diff : B1600 LSD
Disc brakes front and rear
Bilsteins all round and currently 2 link
High Ratio rack
14″ Minilite wheels
Tyres : Silverstone or Dunlop

Danny James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony (Tom) Jones
Mk2 Escort
Engine: TBC
BHP: TBC

Tom Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Shrimpton
Mk2 Escort
Engine: 2.0ltr Honda S2000
BHP: 205 at rear wheels
Gearbox: 6 speed Honda S2000
Diff : Subaru STi R180, 5.1 cwp, plate LSD
Brakes : front XYZ six pot, rear 2 pot SUbaru STi
MCA 50mm canister suspension for gravel, XYZ tarmac setup also
High Ratio Subaru STi power steer rack
15″ Speedline wheels
Tyres : Hankook

Andrew Shrimpton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John James
Mk1 Escort 1968 fully seam welded with full complement of skid plates and Gartrac steel falres
Engine: Honda S2000 – Revs to 9200 all day!
BHP: 220 at rear wheels at 8200rpm
Gearbox : 6 speed
Diff : HiLux 5-1 LSD ‘Motorsport Modified’ by Marshall Transmissions
Suspension : Bilstein Susp all round, adjustable on the front 5 linked in the rear
Brakes : Solid discs on rear vented on front with willwood 4 pots.

John James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Wheatley
Mk2 Escort 1978 – 1600 sport shell strip to bare metal
It is now full group 4 gravel spec shell – has been built as a gravel car can also run on tarmac
Engine: 2 ltr duratec with cosworth parts on twin 45’s  – Dry Sumped
BHP: 220bhp at 7600rpm at flywheel
Gear box: Tremac 5 speed close ratio
Suspension: Bilstein collovers all round 5 link rear end
Diff: 4.7 lsd motorsport
Can run on 13″ 14″ 15 ” rims
Took 4 years to build

Photo credit : Bill Hodges
Mike Wheatley
Photo credit : Bill Hodges

 

 

3 comments

  1. You should put up Anthony Jones’ second Escort and also Bryn Jones’ Escort too. It’s in your news article: TWELVE…AT LAST!

    • Thanks Thomas – When I find the time I want to update lots on this site, but being a one man band trying to cover all the events and working full time, its gets a little hard. Thanks for taking the time to comment though. Cheers

  2. Thanks Thomas – When I find the time I want to update lots on this site, but being a one man band trying to cover all the events and working full time, its gets a little hard. Thanks for taking the time to comment though. Cheers

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