About this project

This project has been inspired by the fire breathing big BHP Group B rally cars that were banned in the mid 1980's. With a love for these cars in mind I'm creating a mid engine RWD track day car using a MK6 Escort as the base car and a Subaru Impreza turbo engine/gearbox to power it.

With the Subaru engine being quite light and having a low centre of gravity, (due to the flat 4 configuration) the car should have a good power to weight ratio and hopefully handle well, with a good suspension setup.

Archive for November, 2009

Test drive at curbourgh sprint track

Well, after a trip down to curbourgh sprint track and a 5 minute test drive the car had a major fuel leak,for some reason it was leaking out the tank breather pipe and could not be fixed at the track. I have now fitted a larger breather pipe and it seems ok. I can say that the 5 minutes i was in the car it felt and sounded awesome i carnt wait to have a proper go in it.  Before  i take it out again i am going to fabricate some new front lower arms and roll bar linkages using rose joints as the standard escort arms are pants.

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