Welcome to the Australian Ford Forums forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and inserts advertising. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features without post based advertising banners. Registration is simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Please Note: All new registrations go through a manual approval queue to keep spammers out. This is checked twice each day so there will be a delay before your registration is activated.

Go Back   Australian Ford Forums > General Topics > The Pub

The Pub For General Automotive Related Talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
Craig@CumberlandFord
FF.Com.Au Hardcore
 
Craig@CumberlandFord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 748
Default Interesting Read

https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...ort-rs-113044/
Craig@CumberlandFord is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
6 users like this post:
Old 12-06-2018, 04:54 PM   #2
Fordman1
Summer is great
Donating Member3
 
Fordman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Victoria
Posts: 3,396
Default Re: Interesting Read

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig@CumberlandFord View Post

Love it !

My dream car when I was a kid
Fordman1 is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 12-06-2018, 05:01 PM   #3
Rallye Sport
RS The Faster Fords
 
Rallye Sport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Westralia
Posts: 557
Default Re: Interesting Read

I've seen this car in the flesh and it's a stunner.
Interesting they talk about the RS2000, the flat front, Cosworth/ BDA cars that were rallied, like the Rothmans replica in the article were the RS1800.
__________________
Escort RS2000 Restored factory a/c and alloys.
TD Cortina Unrestored 35 000km 6cyl manual.
T1 TE50 Number 002 manual.
Mk1 GT Cortina Project.
FG XR50 Daily.
Rallye Sport is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
2 users like this post:
Old 12-06-2018, 06:19 PM   #4
pyrex
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 139
Default Re: Interesting Read

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rallye Sport View Post
I've seen this car in the flesh and it's a stunner.
Interesting they talk about the RS2000, the flat front, Cosworth/ BDA cars that were rallied, like the Rothmans replica in the article were the RS1800.
Looks like a 2 door rally pack, I had one 20 years ago but the poor little thing was written off by a lady in a Volvo who didn't like giving way.
I still check them out from time to time, would love to have one as a project.
__________________
2014 FG XR6 turbo ute in octane.
Jonny tig turbo side intake, PW stage 1 cooler, 1000cc injectors, walbro 460, Crow valve springs, Advance headers 4 inch dump pipe into custom 3.5 inch single, Procharge Pro gtx 3576 turbo.
Shockworks suspension and brakes.-------Hoontuned--------
pyrex is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 12-06-2018, 06:50 PM   #5
Sioso
irregular member
 
Sioso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Southern Highlands
Posts: 1,306
Default Re: Interesting Read

My brother and I wore out our vhs tape of the 1980 Castrol Forrest Rally - Forty Split Seconds.
About 6 mins in the tarmac sessions start and are great to watch.

__________________
2017 AMG C43
2017 V6 Amarok
Sioso is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
4 users like this post:
Old 13-06-2018, 10:06 AM   #6
mick taylor
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 247
Default Re: Interesting Read

My wife had a 4 door GS 2000 escort when I first met her, they are a great rally car, or to flog the guts out of on tight dirt roads.

The hey day of rally driving before the all wheel drive rubbish came.
Datsun 1600 with the 1800B or 2000B engines in them supped up were good as well.

Gemini were good but gutless.

The TC 2.0L Cortina's performed real well for what they were as well.

But out on the highway they were all just rubbish.
mick taylor is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-06-2018, 01:18 PM   #7
Burnout
Falcon RTV
Donating Member3
 
Burnout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: In Da Bush, QLD
Posts: 14,779
Default Re: Interesting Read

BIL just sold three RS2000 bodies and a huge load of bits.
__________________
BAII RTV - with Raptor V S/C.

RTV Power



Queenslander - Go Team Shifty.
Burnout is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-06-2018, 04:37 PM   #8
Rallye Sport
RS The Faster Fords
 
Rallye Sport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Westralia
Posts: 557
Default Re: Interesting Read

Quote:
Originally Posted by pyrex View Post
Looks like a 2 door rally pack, I had one 20 years ago but the poor little thing was written off by a lady in a Volvo who didn't like giving way.
I still check them out from time to time, would love to have one as a project.
Getting hard to find the Rallye packs now, if you see one grab it.
They're a bit of an unknown in the Escort world, Ford used them to homologate the flat front 1800cc cars to 1998cc when the Group 4 rules changed. A bit of a 'HO' model if you like.
__________________
Escort RS2000 Restored factory a/c and alloys.
TD Cortina Unrestored 35 000km 6cyl manual.
T1 TE50 Number 002 manual.
Mk1 GT Cortina Project.
FG XR50 Daily.
Rallye Sport is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 10:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Other than what is legally copyrighted by the respective owners, this site is copyright www.fordforums.com.au
Positive SSL