MKI Escort RS2000

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sun.and.rain

1,645 posts

86 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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HMJ 533N road tax was last due dec 2005. Not taxed since. Long-term resto or could have been in someones garage for 10yrs?

offthehook

66 posts

85 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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aeropilot said:
offthehook said:
It was actually a Mk1 Big Wing in Modena, reg was OKO***M.
Probably got a photo of it somewhere......seem to recall it was fitted with BBS type multi spoke rims when it first appeared?(this would have been around mid 80's)
Aye thats the one...very well remembered smile I've found 4 pics of the car from back then at the AVO Nationals S/Hall, loved that place.

dxg said:
Stumbled across a little local garage / dealer in Scotland at the weekend with what looked like one of those sitting for sale.

Or, at least, it was that colour and had those arches on it...
Good find there chap...Think we need to know more smile If you get a chance grab a pic if you're passing that way again won't you wink

vpr said:
My RS2000 just coming to the end of it's nut and bolt Resto

Always wanted a bubble arched RS2 since I was a nipper....it's taken a long time
Car is looking fantastic so far clap...thats another one saved smile


1962 said:
Found it... well this is from 2007 not aware of who has it now ?
Nice one, well found biggrin I could be wrong but the last time I saw a pic online of the car was a shot of the front tyre showing the width from the front or something like that, scratchchin think that was it...tyre was certainly large thats for sure. Was a few years back now and most likely an OSF post wink

1962 said:
Yep, love them curves

Me too...very cool

Legacywr said:
Here's mine, genuine AVO car, only had it a year.
Howz it going chap smile Thats a lovely car, and with that Harris motor should absolutely fly smokin






Legacywr

7,881 posts

135 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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It's going great thanks! smile

They are great to drive even today. Apart from the visuals and the sounds, it feels modern to drive!

I used to own a Stardust RS2, WGY 199M 30 years ago.

1962

Original Poster:

80 posts

122 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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AVO stand NEC today Hall 5 Stand 150


Legacywr

7,881 posts

135 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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Must go one year!

BigBob

1,471 posts

172 months

Friday 13th November 2015
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offthehook said:
...I'm gonna build me a time machine, where the hell do you start though scratchchin lol.

You buy a DeLorean ................... LOL

BB

LeighW

1,843 posts

135 months

Friday 13th November 2015
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1962 said:
AVO stand NEC today Hall 5 Stand 150

I'll be there tomorrow, always look forward to this show. Stunning car btw. smile

jith

2,752 posts

162 months

Friday 13th November 2015
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BigBob said:
offthehook said:
...I'm gonna build me a time machine, where the hell do you start though scratchchin lol.

You buy a DeLorean ................... LOL

BB
Then a flux capacitor and an old wind up alarm clock...but for god's sake watch out for the Libyans!

J

jonny_bravo

439 posts

170 months

Friday 13th November 2015
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1962 said:
AVO stand NEC today Hall 5 Stand 150

I'll be there tomorrow smile ,. always a great show

oliverb205

687 posts

173 months

Friday 13th November 2015
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1962 said:
AVO stand NEC today Hall 5 Stand 150

Thanks for the photo as I meant to take one today, I saw the Modena RS2000 there
and thought of this thread. It looks so much better in Modena than the Cortina Mk3 my Dad had back in the day (LUX609P, but I should imagine it is long gone now).

Oliver.


dxg

5,449 posts

207 months

Saturday 14th November 2015
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vpr

2,774 posts

185 months

Saturday 14th November 2015
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Possibly the place to ask....

My car though not run and settled properly I guess has 2" blocks at the rear but it's still not sitting low enough...any ideas?


Legacywr

7,881 posts

135 months

Saturday 14th November 2015
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Join one of the groups on FB, probably the busiest place for Mk1 and 2 Escort chat!

It's strange that PH's so quiet on them IMO!

vpr

2,774 posts

185 months

Saturday 14th November 2015
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Legacywr said:
Join one of the groups on FB, probably the busiest place for Mk1 and 2 Escort chat!

It's strange that PH's so quiet on them IMO!
Which group is the most active?

Kinkell

496 posts

134 months

Saturday 14th November 2015
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vpr said:
Possibly the place to ask....

My car though not run and settled properly I guess has 2" blocks at the rear but it's still not sitting low enough...any ideas?

Rear springs can be de-cambered ie flattened to lower the back end. Got to watch for the diff contacting the floor though.

Legacywr

7,881 posts

135 months

Saturday 14th November 2015
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vpr said:
Legacywr said:
Join one of the groups on FB, probably the busiest place for Mk1 and 2 Escort chat!

It's strange that PH's so quiet on them IMO!
Which group is the most active?
Mk1 Escort Owners
AVO owners Club
ESCORTOSIS
Harris Performance Engines
Hot RWD Ford 1960/80

Just join them all smile

Hooli

32,278 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th November 2015
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Kinkell said:
vpr said:
Possibly the place to ask....

My car though not run and settled properly I guess has 2" blocks at the rear but it's still not sitting low enough...any ideas?

Rear springs can be de-cambered ie flattened to lower the back end. Got to watch for the diff contacting the floor though.
Anything except blocks. Put any decent power in it & blocks mean the springs get twisted up really quick, so no grip etc

offthehook

66 posts

85 months

Saturday 14th November 2015
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Legacywr said:
It's going great thanks! smile

They are great to drive even today. Apart from the visuals and the sounds, it feels modern to drive!

I used to own a Stardust RS2, WGY 199M 30 years ago.
You owned an RS2 30 years ago !!....Top man. So you've held onto all those memories with your old RS2 and now your reliving those days with another...for some more. Thats Brilliant thumbup

BigBob said:
offthehook said:
...I'm gonna build me a time machine, where the hell do you start though scratchchin lol.

You buy a DeLorean ................... LOL

BB
smile Nice plan BB....I have another idea I'm looking into wink


jith said:
Then a flux capacitor and an old wind up alarm clock...but for god's sake watch out for the Libyans!

J
Cheers J...now where did you hear that biggrin


dxg - Big thanks for grabbing a pic....car looks great.


1962 said:
AVO stand NEC today Hall 5 Stand 150

Lovely line up of Mk1's there, thanks for the pics 1962...keep them coming. I'm so liking Modena, what a nice colour it is biggrinyesthumbup







grumpy52

4,066 posts

113 months

Sunday 15th November 2015
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Proper size arches .

Beno66

95 posts

142 months

Monday 16th November 2015
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Sadly no big arches but it is Modena Green.