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Ford Fiesta XR2 rebuild

Oranoco Apr 16, 2009

  1. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    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.

    Comments welcome
  2. HotboxDeluxe

    HotboxDeluxe automatic

    Sweet car :thumbsup: love the mk1 and mk2 XR2s :yes:
  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Classic car, I bet it's a right hoot :racer:

    OMG at the brake clearance!
  4. KarenCaren

    KarenCaren Member

    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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