Ford Escort MK1 GP4 Steel Pinto built by Bob Dowen Rally Services
Slideshow of MK1 Ford Escort GP4, left-hand drive prepared for MR. Hajo Ratjen of Germany. We picked up the donor car from Gent in Belgium. Stripped car to bare shell. Fabricated, welded to GP4 standard. It is dry-sumped has Goodrich fittings, Vulcan 2.0 steel pinto engine. Safety Device roll-cage. Historic spec. Every fitted is brand new with no expense spared.
2.1 pinto alloy head test engine
THis engine was a test for the new alloy heads to check flow rates and outputs. full engine spec is as follows. alloy pinto head by burton power, kent gts4 cam, gp1 valves,93mm acralite pistons, std cosworth yb crankshaft, std yb rods. 11.0-1 comp ratio, ft295k ignition kit, weber 48 dco/sp carbs with 40mm chokes.rs2000 alloy sump, hp/hc oil pump. 197bhp built by Guy Turner of BURTON POWER, tested by Steve Greenald of Race Engine Calibration.
Ford Escort Mk1 Crash - Goodwood 2009
The Ford Escort that won the 1970 London-Mexico World Cup Rally, having a bit of trouble with this corner.
From the Goodwood Programme for this car:
"Over 100 cars started the 16,000-mile London-Mexico World Cup Rally in 1970, but only 23 finished. Hannu Mikkola won the incredibly tough event, which featured 500+ mile stages, and drives this weekend"