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  • New Motamec FIA Harnesses & Bucket Seats

     

     
    We are now shipping the most recent batch of Motamec FIA Approved items.

    We have GRP reinforced fiberglass FIA Homologation bucket seats with date of manufacture December 2013. Produced in compliance with FIA Standard 8855-1999. Motamec EVOONE Racing Seat.

    To compliment the racing seats we have Motamec 4 point and 6 point FIA Approved Harnesses, available in red, black or blue. Motamec harnesses feature alloy shoulder adjusters for comfort and a velcro fastener for intercom or drink systems. The new harnesses are marked in accordance with new FIA rules "not valid after 2019" and feature the most recent spec FIA holograms. All Motamec Harnesses carry the new FIA Holograms, mandatory for all FIA harnesses manufactured after January 1st 2013. Produced in compliance with FIA Standard 8853/98 & 8854/98.

    Motamec FIA 4 Point Harnesses

    Motamec FIA 6 Point Harnesses

    Motamec FIA GRP Seat

    The Motamec harnesses and seats are available as a complete kit, click here for details - Motamec FIA Kit Seats & Harnesses Set

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  • Facom Tools Range Now Online

     

     

     

    We are pleased to have added 6500+ Facom products to the website today. We have been working on the Facom Tools range for a very long time. Getting all the pictures and descriptions ready for the website.

    Here is what Facom have to say about themselves:

    Facom is the leading European brand in hand tools, working for over ninety years with automotive and industrial maintenance professionals. A selection of products is also available for the general public do-it-yourself market.
    Facom offers a full range of over 8000 products through its distribution network, which include the storage product range (trolleys, cabinets, benches, portable storage etc.), standard tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers etc.) and specialist tools (Automotive, Electrical, Aerospace etc.) to meet the needs of all repair technicians.

    Facom are suppliers to Citroen WRC, Tech3 Yamaha MotoGP, Toro Rosso F1 Team, Sebastien Loeb Racing and many more.

    There tools are well know for there quality. Here are some of our favorite Facom Tools related pictures:

    Facom Tools at the Citroen WRC rally service.

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    Facom Tools used by German Racing Teams.

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    Facom Citroen WRC

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    Facom "Assistance Technique" truck.

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    Facom at the MotoGP, nice Facom Torque Wrench!

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    Facom used by Yamaha Tech3 MotoGP Team.

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    The Facom sponsored Sebastien Loeb Racing McLaren GT MP4-12C GT3

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  • Millington Diamond Cosworth Engine is finally here!

    The new engine and gearbox is here at last! We have sourced a Series 1 Millington Diamond Cosworth engine for the Escort project, should go well!

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    A 2.5L Millington Diamond engine, 16v twin cam based on the YB Cosworth motor, these are the ultimate in N/A rally engines and should produce over 300BHP and 230+ ft/lb of torque

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    Series 1 Millington Diamond has a lightweight all alloy block, specially
    manufactured to replace the original YB's heavy Cast Iron block

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    The Series 1 uses a heavily modified Cosworth YB head, developed by Roy
    Millington for use as a naturally aspirated rally / race engine

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    Dry sump pump takes drive from the timing belt. The distributor is neatly mounted behind.

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    The Millington Diamond engine is fueled by Jenvey fuel injection

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    Direct gas flow gives the Millington Diamond engine superior power and torque

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    Special lightweight race flywheel and twin plate AP clutch

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    We use these Motamec Engine Stands to transport and store the engine,
    made of steel with powder coated finish, bolts straight on to any Ford
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    CURRENTLY ON SPECIAL OFFER - ONLY £59 A PAIR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Fitting PIAA Spotlamps & Escort Mk2 Quick Release brackets

    Today we have been fitting our quick release spotlamp brackets on to the Escort. This is straight forward job, just drill some holes and bolt them on. The wiring will be done later when the loom is fitted.

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    Escort Mk2 Quick Release Spotlamp Brackets sold as a pair with bolts.

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    Drill holes and bolt the mounting brackets on to the the front panel.

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    The quick release bracket then bolts under the mounting brackets with 3x M8 bolts.

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    The bumper can then be fitted under the brackets. The spot lamps are bolted on, we will be using 4 spotlamps, 2 up and 2 down.

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    The lamp of choice here is the PIAA 80 Competition Series, we have used 2 spot and 2 drive lenses.

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    Job done, complete with the PIAA lamp covers, supplied with the lamps.

    Here are the Mk2 spotlamp brackets
    We also do the Escort Mk1 spotlamp brackets
    PIAA Spotlamps come with bulbs and plastic covers
    Fabric Historic Lamp Covers also available
    An alternative, more cost efective Maxtel Spotlamps are also available
    Full range of Escort Mk1 and Mk2 lamps are lights are also available

     

  • Our Year in Customers Cars & Stickers!

     

     

     

    Around this time last year we sent out a pile of stickers to a load of our Facebook followers and customers. Here are the pictures we were sent over the year showing our stickers on a wide range of cars and tool boxes. Thank you very much to all those that have displayed our stickers! We are currently sending them out again with every order, while stocks last and looking forward to the next batch of pictures to work their way to our HQ!

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  • Merry Christmas to all our Customers!

    All of us at Motorsport-Tools would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas!

     

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  • New Group4 Atlas Axle for the Escort

    Today we take a look at the Escort's axle, The Atlas is based on the Ford Capri axle and was used on the works Group 4 Escorts as a stronger alternative to the standard English axle. The Atlas axle is still used today on Escort rally car due to their reliability.

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    This is the wide version for use with tarmac arches, thick tube casing with diamond shaped 4 link brackets. Alloy brace and watts linkage diff cover. Internally we have used a Gripper LSD and a 5.1:1 ratio crown wheel and pinion.

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    Fully floating, twin tapered bearing rear alloy hubs with heavy duty half shafts and alloy flanges with group 4 studs. The fully floating rear hubs have the bearings located on the out side of the axle casing which takes the full weight of the car. The half shafts only transmits torque from the diff to the wheels. The half shaft and flange can be taken out without removing the hub assembly.

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    For brakes we have used AP Racing CP2382 2 Pot calipers with AP vented discs, Ferodo DS3000 pads.

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    Motamec braided hoses were used. Note the bolt on caliper skid to protect the brake lines.

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    Brackets bolted on to hold the remote canisters for the AVO 3 way adjustable dampers.

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    Hanging under the body shell with the AVO remote canisters are in place, just nee to bolt the 4 link and watts linkage arms on...

     

  • 2013 WRC Wales Rally GB and the Motorsport-Tools Escorts!

    The 2013 Wales Rally GB moved up to North Wales this year and was a massive success! Thousands of spectators ventured out to the classic forest stages over the last 4 days, creating an amazing atmosphere similar to the old RAC Rally days of the 80s and 90s when the route visited North Wales.

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    Sebastien Ogier wins the final event of the WRC season in Wales, 21.8
    seconds up on Volkswagen team-mate, Jari-Matti Latvala; Thierry Neuville
    is third ahead of Mads Ostberg and Andreas Mikkelsen.

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    Local Welshman Elfyn Evans finished 8th overall and wins the WRC2 in his Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta R5.

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    Other local Welsh drivers competing on the WRC event were Mark Higgins, finished 10th overall and Tom Cave 12th, both driving Ford Fiesta R5.

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    Osian Pryce finished 30th overall after some engine problems but showed great pace in his Citroën DS3 R3T.

    Following the WRC rally was the national event, split into a 3 day and a 2 day route, using most of the WRC stages. Several local crews were competing including Motorsport-Tools customers:

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    Ieuan Rowlands in his Volvo powered Escort Mk2,

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    John Rowlands with a high reving Honda S2000 engine!

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    Ian Jones, Vauxhall XE powered Escort Mk2

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    David Jones, Proton Satria GTI

  • Fitting the AP Racing Brakes on to the Escort Mk2

    The next step: front brakes! The Escort will be sitting on 13" wheels so we have gone for the largest AP Racing brake kit that will fit under the 13" wheel, the CP5219 4 pot caliper kit.

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    AP Racing 277 x 25mm discs, complete with AP mounting kit and alloy bells

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    Mounted on to the Rix Engineering suspension via the alloy Group 4 hubs and bells. Fitted with Group 4 studs. Precision CNC made caliper mounting bracket ensures correct location of the 4 pot racing caliper.

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    All mounted up, ready for the wheels (will be a while until the Escort will be rolling, need to finish the rear axle first)
    This is the ultimate Escort Mk2 brake kit for tarmac rally / race for use with 13" wheels

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    Ferodo Brake DS3000 Pads CP5219

     

     

  • RIX / AVO 3 Way adjustable front suspension for the Escort Mk2

    The first few bits for our Escort Mk2 project are now coming together, this week we have been putting together the front suspension. We are using AVO 3 way adjustable all round with the RIX Engineering front assembly which will be fully adjustable.1abvdfs

    The AVO front leg with remote canister, adjustable ride height: AVO / RIX Front Struts

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    Mono tube, 50mm OD inserts, supplied with 250lb coilover springs and alloy top mounts

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    Rix Engineering alloy upright block / stub axle with special fabricated steering arm:
    Rix Engineering Suspension All components are precision fabricated and CNC machined for maximum strength and durability whilst keeping weight to the minimum.

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    The steering arm attaches under the alloy upright block and over the lower TCA pin. The alloy block then bolts on the the AVO leg, these are specially designed for the RIX setup. The kit is supplied with 4 types of special camber adjustment shims, giving 7 camber adjustments by simply undoing the bolt and replacing the shims.

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    Billet Caliper mounting bracket, we will be using the AP Racing CP5219  4 pot calipers

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    Tig welded TCAs and compression struts complete with heavy duty Aurora rod ends, all part of the Rix Engineering kit.
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    Bolted up to the shell, ready to fit the wheel hubs and brakes. Originally designed for the Safari rally, this is the strongest and most advanced setup currently available for the Mk1 / Mk2 Escort. The main advantage of this set up is the scrub radius position over the standard Escort setup, giving less tyre resistance and more grip. The tyre wear rate will be lower so softer tyres can be used.

    AVO 3 Way Adjustable Monotube Front Struts (RIX)

    RIX Engineering WRC Type Front Suspension

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