Millington Race Engines are official suppliers for MST Cars. Our top end engine option will include variations of the world famous Millington Diamond engine, with engine capacity options from 2.0L to 2.8L and power outputs of over 350BHP from this super lightweight all alloy, naturally aspirated engine. Each engine is built in house at Millington's using state of the art CNC machines such as the 5 axis DMG Mori. All engines are hand built before they are dyno tested, all done in-house at Millington
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
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!
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