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    Ford Fiesta XR2 rebuild

    Mate of mine got this tidy 50k mile XR2 the other year and although being tidy was a bit rough round the edges.

    The 13" Pepperpots were a bit tired so we bolted on the standard set of Fiesta RS Turbo rims that I had recently taken off.




    The old faithfull 1.6 CVH to be removed


    Big hole!


    Sorting and painting the front



    We then purchased a mates 2litre converted XR2i track car as he'd grown bored and needed the space.



    The engine and brakes were removed and added to our parts pile and the rest of the car broken up for parts.

    We opted not to EFi it but to go for bike carbs instead. These arrived soon after from Bog Bros



    The 2 litre 16v motor was then given a freshen up and dropped in to its new home



    The Cosworth brake conversion was then fitted up behind the freshly refurbed Escort GTi 15" rims, tight fit they were as well.



    Car is on the road and even running a Ford ECS module to control the ignition was enough to upset a Rover 220 Turbo owner. It's now on Meg Jolt for the ignition and has been setup at Torque of The Devil



    It's now a rather nippy sod and once we've swapped the gearbox out for an LSD equipped Escort RS Turbo BC box it should be really quite usable.

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    Sweet car love the mk1 and mk2 XR2s
    Still loving the 130i like the sideways dirtbag I am

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    That is some good build Oranoco. Totally got my eyes out when I saw the finish in the engine. Good job.



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