Well, its been a while since i have posted about my mkII RS2000, but it is now on the road (with a permit) awaiting rego. Unfortunatly the gearbox and clutch seem to be much worse than was thought now that ive been driving it around. Im going to have to replace both and i figured i may as well go all out and get good stuff. I hear alot of talk about sierra 5 speed boxes. What modifications are required to make one fit? what sort of clutch would i be looking for as well, and most importantly where would i find one of these...
Good idea, I used to know about this subject when I had an Escort, but alcohol must have fried my brain as I can't remeber the specifics anymore.
Basically a Type 9 / T5 sierra gearbox is what you're after. Adapter kits are available and require minimal modifications.
My best recomendation is to have a chat with the guy's below they will steer you in the right direction.
The Sierra 5speed is around $500... you can use your original bellhousing and a normal 2ltr clutch.. Mods to fit are you need to trim the hole where the gearlever comes through back and ideally move the rear gearbox mounts... you will also need a longer speedo cable and swap the speedo drive gear out of your original 4speed box into it... Good Luck!
Well, its been a while since i have posted about my mkII RS2000, but it is now on the road (with a permit) awaiting rego.
Good to hear you've got it to that point mate! Got any more recent pics?
You going to display it at next years Small Ford Sunday? :)
Oh and did you join the RSOCV yet? Or you don't want to?
Originally Posted by threefiftyone8
Unfortunatly the gearbox and clutch seem to be much worse than was thought now that ive been driving it around. Im going to have to replace both and i figured i may as well go all out and get good stuff. I hear alot of talk about sierra 5 speed boxes. What modifications are required to make one fit? what sort of clutch would i be looking for as well, and most importantly where would i find one of these...
Sorry to hear that the gearbox and clutch aren't as good as they could be, but glad to read you're seeing the up-side of this and looking into fitting a 5 speed. I'd love to do the same conversion on my Mk II, but for now, it'll have to wait. The 4 speed is ok on suburban roads, but once you're on a road where you can legally do 100 or 110 km/h, you really find yourself wishing for another gear.
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I dont know if this is any help but there are two places here in perth that specialise in only escorts/cortinas, he imports stuff from the uk regularly last time i checked he was charging $500 for the 5spd, and Im pretty sure there is a place is SA that does the same. anyway the shop is ERR Motorsport (escort road race) in Kelmscott and the number is (08) 9390 2213 give him a call, hes a top bloke and might be able to work something out for you. Or point you in the right direction.
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Nah I dont sorry. Just ring him and ask. He is a pommie bloke, knows his stuff, even if he cant supply your box, just ask him some questions about which one to get and anything else you need to know cause he is very clued up. He actually owns Dick Johnsons old Cosworth Sierra aswell. Hes got twin cam heads, blocks, turbos, he sells the forrest arches (steal or fibre glass), twin down draught webers from the Mexico Mk1, twin side draughts, you name he can get it or has got it.
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