1968 FORD ESCORT

  • Year: 1968

  • Make: Ford

  • Model: Escort RS1600

  • Series: MK I

  • Homologation: 1605

  • Group: 2

  • Class: C3

  • Chassis number: GBATHK49784

  • Engine preparation: John Wilcox Competition Engines / Jondel Race Engines

  • Engine block number: JW510 / 472 

  • Engine type: Cosworth BDG, linered alloy block, 2. 0lt, in line 4 cyl., DOHC, ported 16 large valve head, JE forged pistons, steel H section con rods, steel narrow journal lightweight crankshaft, 2 Weber 48 DCO 2SP carburetors with works type linked throttle control

  • Engine output: 248 bhp at 8000 rpm, 238 Nm at 7000 rpm, 180 Psi in all cylinders at 97 octane fuel

  • Engine lubrication and cooling: 10lt dry sump oil container supply via Mocal lub-oil cooler and enlarged alloy radiator cooling

  • Fuel supply: Alloy casing tank supply via 2 Facet Red Top Gold Flo fuel pumps

  • Transmission type: 5-speed, full synchromesh, 2. 3/ 1. 8/ 1. 36/ 1. 14/ 1. 1 via twin plate paddle 7. 23 clutch and 110T flywheel

  • Gearbox make, model and number: ZF S5-18/ 3 Stueckl. number the details below, 302962, Historic Group 2 upgrade kit

  • Rear axle type: Ford Atlas, free-floating 4-linked with Watts-linked 2-rod housing assembly

  • LSD: ZF 5. 1 crown pin to 45/ 45 angle

  • Rear axle number: 69GG-4198-A-A 024625

  • Brakes: AP Racing CP-series alloy 4-pot with vented discs at the front controlled by a 0. 7 Wilwood master cylinder pump and 2-pot with solid discs powered by 0. 625 Wilwood master cylinder and 0. 625 Wilwood-powered handbrake at the rear

  • Suspension: Bilstein adjustable shocks all around

  • Steering: Quaife quick ratio rack

  • Pedals: Gartrac

  • Seat: Circuit Plus by Sparco, Homologation number CS 236-10

  • Seat belts: TRS Magnum 6-point

  • Electrics: Lumenition ignition coil, Bosch distributor, lightweight lithium battery and racing wiring loom

  • Roll cage: Safety Devices

  • Net weight: 790kg

  • Power to weight: 31% or 314 bhp per ton

  • Settings: Tarmac

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