Perhaps the ultimate hybrid Mk2 Escort. Built to survive marathon rallies, strong and reliable. Completed every stage of the 2014 Silver Fern Rally.
Built new in 2010 from a clean shell.
Powered by Honda F20C 2 litre engine, basically standard with slightly larger throttle body dynoed at 210 rwhp.
Honda 6 speed gearbox
1:1 5th gear ratio through 2 piece driveshaft to Subaru STI R180 plate LSD diff with 5.1:1 ratio carried in a custom subframe.
Subaru STI quick rack, power steering
MCA 50mm canister suspension, rebuilt prior to Silver Fern.
Front brakes 6 pot XYZ, rears 2 pot STI
STI hubs front and rear, Driveshaft Shop half shafts rated 750hp Kevlar underfloor protection and flare boots. Guard liners and horror flaps
Racetech head restraint seats, Racetech belts all new 2010.
Graytronics intercom, Monit T200 trip meter, Rallysafe kit fitted.
Wilwood pedal box, brake bias adjuster.
Hydraulic vertical handbrake.
All re-settable circuit breakers in central dash panel, no fuses. Roof vent.
Carbon fibre floor trays, dual fire extinguishers, Zetka, heater.
Ralloy fuel tank, hydraulic scissor jack, carries 2 spares in boot.
Also comes with Tarmac setup (currently fitted) comprising XYZ suspension and stiffer sway bars.
Comprehensive collection of spares including gearbox, R180 dif (4.44), one piece driveshaft, R180 half shafts, STI front and rear brake calipers and rotors, front and rear hubs. Engine spares include alternator, starter, loom, inlet manifold. Approximately 14 wheels, and heaps of new and used tyres. Spotlights.
Time for a change. I won’t sell any spares separately. Just had a tidy up and is ready to go rallying.
There’s a bit of a story of the build of this car here http://alittlebitsideways.co.nz/projects/mk2-escort-honda-powered/