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80s rallying

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They do look very nice! That is an awful lot of power to put through 2-wheels!Will that be progressive power or does it come in with a big thump?

Mike

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Here is Kev and gals new project, hope you like. Should be pushing out 600-700bhp

I like the colour!! (if its vista orange it's the same as my Sport was!!)

K

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They do look very nice! That is an awful lot of power to put through 2-wheels!Will that be progressive power or does it come in with a big thump?

Mike

Hi Mike, not all at once. I'll get more pics up soon

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That owes them a few quid!! Beautiful finish & detailing on it. The dash is superb - I wish whoever had done the one in our Mini had had the sense to label the fuses & switches like that, would have saved a lot of anquish! Really professional job that Escort, stunning really!

K

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Well that is amazing-very very nice indeed.Might be a problem over some sleeping policemen though with quite a low exhaust!What gearbox/shifter does it have?

Mike

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Hi Mike, it's Running a atlas axel and tractive 6 speed box with paddle shift

Edited by cuprar

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A friend of mine has an R reg Polo witha 1l badge on the back, and a Golf GTi 1.8t under the bonnet! it looks like a stock granny car from the outside, but does upset boy (and some man) racers off the lights!

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I've just bought my son's Ibiza Cupra GTi off him & finally got it MoT'd again last week. I didn't know but they now weigh cars as part of the test. All the lightening work we've done has paid off, as despite a full FIA cage, it's just under a 1000kg empty. So with it's nice 155 brake 16 valve Golf motor it's quite rapid - as the guy who tried to leave me behind at the lights in his Mondeo found out yesterday! Best bit though is its handling, with just uprated & slightly lowered springs & Brembo grooved & vented discs with yellowstuff pads all round its brilliant fun in the twisty bits - even with the naff tyres its got on it now. Hope to sell enough surplus kits at Telford to get a set of Yokos....!!

I think the Mk2 Ibiza had the same platform as a Polo?

keef

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Ibiza was a mk2 golf front end with a polo rear. Early Corrados were based on the mk2 Golf but the VR6 and later 4 pot ones shared the wider track suspension of the mk3 Golf. Mk1 toledos were mk3 golf front with a mk3/4 passat rear end. Mk2 Toledos and Leons were mk4 golf.

Sorry for the VW geekout ;-) I drive a mk3 Passat GT with a 2.0 16v out of a mk3 Golf, with a ported+polished head and a few other tweaks :-) At under 1200kg it's not too heavy considering its an estate and will embarass a BMW Mini cooper away from the lights! Not bad for a 22 year old wagon

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Ibiza was a mk2 golf front end with a polo rear.

Sorry for the VW geekout ;-)

No, it's all good stuff!! Between us we've had the car for getting on for 6 years now, & are still surprised by the VW/Audi parts bin mix on it...!!

Still having trouble finding a sumpguard for it (we're thinking of preparing it to road rally specs) - apparently a Mk2 Golf one can be persuaded to fit with a bit of modding - which figures I suppose??!!

Keef

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