1979 Ford Escort Mk II RS2000
The new soulmate to my Focus.
Tonight I just got back from a mammoth 10 hour drive to pick up my latest toy, the RS2000.
The car is obviously a four door, usual RS features like the Scheel Recaro seats, quick shift kit (missed gear kit), has extractors and a 40mm Capri weber on it, but otherwise mostly original. I also have the original weber and manifold just in case.
The Escort and Nick's (GreenMachine) ride, waiting while we were stocking up on supplies (like water and oil and cans of V!) before I left Brisbane.
The car suprised me with how well it attracts attention, and it performed flawlessly the whole drive home.
Only just inside the NSW border, I feel safer already!
I'll probably get flamed for this, but the car is too loud in my opinion, well it was after 10 hours of it straight at any rate. It is certainly cop attracting noise, so not sure if I will do something about it or leave it. I also think the Capri weber is too large, I may return the manifold and weber back to the stock units to see the difference. Any RS2000 owners with any advice on this is more than welcome to contribute!
A quick stop off at Coffs Harbour on the way.
The car is pretty clean but has its range of things to do to tidy it up here and there, something to keep me occupied for years to come no doubt!
Almost lost the camera on this one.
Now for the credits!!
First of all, a very special thanks to Kristy (XR6Gal)
for picking me up from the airport, driving me round everywhere in her beautiful XR (including flagbearing and all! Gold), it was most appreciated, thank you very much.
Also, a huge thanks to Kye and Andy (Bluefairy and Blueraven)
for their generous hospitality while I was up, it was so good to be up there. And also for Kye's ability to attract so much attention, police or otherwise!
Extra special thanks to Nick (GreenMachine)
for your help with getting me to the car, some In Meal Carpark Entertainment (bloody hoons!
), your great advice, and not getting us to the mall after all! It was most appreciated.
You all made the trip most worthwhile!
Also thanks to Chris (fordel)
for finding the car originally, also those from whom I sought advice, in particular Mark (Wulos)
for going thru many photos with me and long phone calls!
Down at the docks at Coffs before starting the second half of the journey home.
Thanks for those who had a look, and all those that have helped out during the process of getting this to finally happen.