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First of the Year

the Weather was kind to us last Wednesday in Rudyard for the first Oval Owners meet of the year so there was a great turnout. A few new cars made the trip out like this Mk2 Fiesta XR2 Base Model MK2 RS200 Modified Mk1’s, Capri 3.0S press cars and lots …

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Ex-McRae 2001 WRC Focus

So own up, who’s the lucky owner with a new Focus in the collection!! Y4 FMC Sold recently through Silverstone Auction for £423,300. Never one to consider championship caution, Colin drove Y4 FMC flat out and heading Richard and leading the rally outright as they went in to SS4 (Rhonda …

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Drivetrain Update 4×4 Transfer Box

So finally found all of the new seals needed and the rebuild is complete! looks nice and clean now. Bolts and clips zinked, casings aqua blasted and painted ready for the rebuild Before and after shot, now just need a car to bolt it too!

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Mk2 Mexico Update

Just before Christmas I managed to pop down to see the recent work on my Mk2 Mexico and to drop off some more bits to be fitted. Engine and box now in, all the ancillaries in progress and front loom next up!

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Mk5 RS2000 Interior

Making some space, don’t need these early Mk5 seats RS2000 Mk5 Recaro InteriorRS2000 Mk5 Recaro Seats & Door cards £400.00 Shop now

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Mk2 Escort Mexico

This caught my eye with a build date of August 1976, only built 2 months before mine and in the same colour! for auction at Mathewson’s in December if you fancy a project! Current V5 present, paperwork includes photographs of the restoration work that has been carried out on the vehicle, …

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Roger Clark Mk1 Escort Twin Cam

So you have just missed out on this one, sold for £70,940 on Bonham’s Auctions, Bargain! Along with three other Mk1 Escort Twin Cams, BEV 782G was prepared in the Ford Performance Centre at Boreham Airfield in 1968 for entry on the 1969 Monte Carlo Rally in which factory team …

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Mk5 RS2000

East Lancashire Classics have this clean 1992 Mk5 Escort RS2000 for sale, with an incredible 24,626 miles since new in the care of just 3 previous owners. This exceptional example has just been released from a very impressive and vast private collection, and is now ready to be used, showed …

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Transfer Box Fun

Up next in the drivetrain refurb was the transfer box, which proved to be bit more of a pain compared to the gearbox! With no part numbers for most of the seals the search for FINIS numbers turned into a search for oil seal manufactures! So the good news once …

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