escort mk2

  • Autocar Magazine Review our New Mk2

    So last week we had Mike Duff from Autocar magazine test driving the all new MST Mk2 on some classic North Wales roads. Along with his photographer they had some great action and tracking shots as seen below. I think its fair to say that Mike was very impressed with the Mk2. Follow the link below for the full feature:
    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mst/mk2

  • MST at the Rali Bae Ceredigion.

    We had a totally amazing day yesterday on the first ever closed road rally in Wales, was great to be part of the event which was very well run from start to finish, a big well done to the organizing team!

    Unfortunately we had to retire after stage 6 with electrical problems, but we really enjoyed the stages, cant wait for next year.

    Congratulations to Osian on the win!
    Thanks to Dorian for co-driving.
    Thanks to George, Rhys & Russ for service.
    And thanks to the organizers and all the marshal's for making it happen.

    (Thanks to Tudor Evans for photos)

  • Radiator Upgrade!

    Quick update on the Millington Escort, after the last rally the engine was running little too hot, especially when queuing up on the stage start, so we decided to upgrade the radiator to a larger core (safari spec) and a larger 12" spal fan from the 11" that was fitted.
    Should have a proper test on the next rally: Glyn Memorial Stages at Anglesey circuit next month

  • VEC100V - The original Motorsport Tools Escort Mk2

    Originally built as a Group4 tarmac rally car back in 2004, competing on a wide range of event through Wales and the north west, mostly single venue tarmac rallies and later some closed road events in Ireland including the famous Carlow Mk2 challenge and West Cork in 2007. We then moved on to various forest events in Wales such as the Cambran rally, mid wales stages, Sweet Lamb etc.

    Having been in storage for the last 5 years due to business commitments and other projects, we think its time to bring the VEC out again for some action. Will be doing a full service over the next few weeks including new upgrades, new seats, extinguishers , harnesses and a general freshen up.

  • First Rally for the Motorsport-Tools Escort Mk2

    Well finally we got to take the Motorsport Tools Escort Mk2 out on a competitive event, we competed on the Toyota Harlech stages last weekend, unfortunately it was a DNF due to a slight problem with the hydraulic clutch master cylinder, but we got to test the Escort on a rally and we did 6 out of 8 stages so not too bad.

    The event took place on the Llanbedar airfield near Harlech, North Wales, local to us, just down the road and was organized by our local motor club Harlech and district motor club. Well done to them on a very well run event.

    The couple of weeks leading up to the event was very dry and sunny so we stocked up in some hard compound tyres, the airfield tarmac is very abrasive so hard compound is a must when its dry, but typically the day of the rally it poured down all day with a lot of standing water, so our slick tyres were not much use, it was very difficult puting the power down, the rear wheel was spinning in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear and loads of sideways!

    It was the first time we got to use the Quaife 60g gearbox in anger, and it was a pleasure, worked great with very nice gear changes up and down, the ratios were spot on. The Millington Diamond 2.5L engine was also great, never missed a beat all day and has loads of torque, pulls like a train!

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    Overall a good test and shakedown for the Escort, cant wait to get out again, next event Anglesey circuit in June.

    Images courtesy of: Sonya Jones Rally Photography

     

     

     

  • Check out this months new products, Oil catch tanks, sill stands, footrests...

     

     

     

    We have been working on some new products lately to add to our never ending range of motorsport parts, here's some of the latest stuff:

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    Motamec alloy rally car co-driver foot rest, available in plain aluminium or powder coated black. Top quality TIG welded footrest for your navigator.

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    Motamec Alloy Foot Rest BLACK

     

     

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    Motamec oil catch tanks, 1 litre capacity, with or without a breather cap. Complete with sight gauge and drain plug. Required for most motorsport events to prevent oil loss on race tracks, pits, service areas etc.

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    Motamec Oil Catch Tank with Cap

     

     

     

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    New design high speed rally wheel brace, WRC type with 19mm socket. Includes in car mounting bracket. Black powder coated finish.

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    WRC Works style sill stands, CNC machined pins, TIG welded steel frames with wheel nut trays. Two pin sizes available 20mm or 25mm. As used by professional race and rally teams.

    Motamec WRC Sill Stands 20mm

    Motamec WRC Sill Stands 25mm

     

     

     

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    Escort Mk2 Alloy centre console switch panel, replaces the original Ford plastic ash tray panel, very smart, TIG welded aluminium with punched and flared side holes.

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    New Escort mk1 or Mk2 alloy radiator to suit the Cosworth YB or Millington Diamond engine, has the correct top hose fitting for a neat installation. These Escort rally spec aluminium radiators come complete with mounting brackets for Spal fan. and a fan switch boss.

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  • 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

     

  • 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...

     

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