2015 ideas

24 February 2016 1980 Mk2 Ford Escort Ghia 599

Once again we planned to complete the bodywork and race most of the 2015 OSFDC season. Well, it started ok with Round 1 completed after buying some slicks to further inprove traction. Then the idea of more power crept back into my head. I have been toiling of the idea of putting in a Nissan SR20DET (2 litre fuel injected, double overhead cams and turbo charged) for some time. I posted on the OSF forum the idea of selling our Escort running gear but was not expecting for it to be sold in under 24 hours. Well, that means the early end of our racing season.

The search was on for an engine and manual box. The photo shows the engine in a 1997 S14a Nissan 200SX which was purchased and pallet delivered to a local engineering firm.  I then collected this and the Escort engine bay awaiting its new transplant. The engine pushes out 202bhp as standard and we hope to get it somewhere around 300+bhp when we finish for the first stage.