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Old 11-21-2004, 02:11   #1 (permalink)
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Escort Rally Cars - Tips on buying one

I saw this ad in my local Trader the other day. Thought about it for a second and thought "Nahhhhhh!"

Ford Escort 1979 Rally car, hot 2.0L, full cage, harnesses, Terratrip, 2 sets of rally tyres, Pedders springs and shocks, log book, driving lights, quick rack, will deliver to Adelaide or Melbourne, UYV-749, $4700 or near offer MOUNT GAMBIER 0419-80 5477.



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I went to the Classic Adelaide Rally today and seen some Esky's doing their thing. Now I am inspired.

How the hell do you know if this is a good deal or not? I have never bought a rally car, and I don't know anyone else that has! Can someone please give me some advice on what to look for? I have a local club I can join to get practice before I take on Richo at Targa so I think something like this is ideal as I don't have to waste thousands building a car. Has anyone done any rallying here?

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u need to know the basic fundumentals on cars in the first place mechanical apptitude or someone with an idea on this model car that knows what his looking at see i had one of these cars RS2000 with 2litre cosworth to3 turbo Lsd 'diff lotus brake calipers and disc rotors the body in these r fantastik for rallying as the centre of gravity is well balanced in these cars which gives them a high engine capacity short drive train again very responsive system which makes these highly sought after i also throw a 302 winsor in mine which gives you some real power out in the bush with more than enough torque there also have a full chasis no mk1 half chasis shittt if u r thinking of getting into rally escort or datsun 1600 good modles to start with
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Do you have small ford day's in S.A. In Vic we have one every year. There are rally cars on show plus many others and most owners are only to happy to help you with information & questions. Have a look at this web site.

http://www.rsocvic.com/rsocsfs.htm

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Thanks for the site, I was aware of that event and am spewing we don't have anything like that in SA.. I would really like a MKI Escort to muck around with, not neccesarily to rally, I just love the shape.
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