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johnfelstead
30th March 2000, 22:54
welcome to the cosworth section

I have owned and run a 2WD sapphire cosworth with 350BHP engine as my road car for 2 years.

I am also the mechanic on one of the top Group A 4x4 cosworth forest rally cars run in the BTRDA silver star championship. We have developed this car over 4 years into a full spec high compression engined car with mag suspension, 50/50 split, 50MM struts etc. Best result to date is 2nd overall on the dukeries rally in 1999 and leading the BTRDA championship for half of 1999 season.

i look forward to reading your posts http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Benjamin Culverhouse
2nd April 2000, 16:06
I'm going to be buying a 3 door. I want to know what a genuine 400bhp feels like!!

Might be a bit slow around Cadwell but should be interesting at Donington! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

Laters
Benny

[This message has been edited by Benjamin Culverhouse (edited 02 April 2000).]

Mark Pattison
3rd April 2000, 02:07
Hi guys, love the new BBS!

Benny, how much are you looking to pay ? We own a scooby sti4 but couldn't resist buying another car when we came across an immaculate '93 escort cossie sitting in the dealers for silly money...test drove and bought it that same day http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

The stock performance is nothing like the STi but its got serious potential..325hp by fitting a baby board/fuel pump/uprated injectors/groupA gasket...which should bring it closer to the scooby in terms of straight line performance.

Getting much more looks in the cossie http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif


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Benny
3rd April 2000, 09:26
Hi Mark

I know of a really nice 3 door that is currently running 330bhp but has all the necessaries to run 400bhp except injectors, fuel pump I think and a few other bits and pieces.

The car belongs to a customer of M.A.Developments and Mark did the work on the car. He estimated another 1000 to reach 400bhp.

I would like an Escort but cannot justify the expense and actually quite like the idea of driving in a BTCC replica!!

It will be for track days and Sundays only and so shall be a lot of fun.

Reckon on Autumn time.

Laters

Benny

Stef
4th April 2000, 20:05
Benny.

I can confirm that a 400bhp Cossie is still not as quick round Donno as a Scoob! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

Stef.

johnfelstead
4th April 2000, 22:25
i so wish i still had my cossie stef to give you a good spanking round donno http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

Cant wait to get my 270BHP westfield turbo and do some serious CK1 overtaking http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Mike Rainbird
5th April 2000, 07:30
Stef,
I think you should rephrase that to "Mike was not as quick round Donington as me, 'cos it was his first time on the track... http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif"
LOL
Mike

Benny
6th April 2000, 21:21
Good point Mike! A 400bhp Cossie WILL be quicker around Donington but Cadwell will just be a load of fun and completely inappropriate for the car!! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

Something of interest is that I have been watching 3hours of the 1990 BTCC. The RS500s were running between 500 and 550bhp and the M3s 320 or so.

When comparing the 2 from in car, the BMWs were so much better sorted than the Fords throught the corners but the straights were the difference. HOWEVER, on a straight the Cossie would only pull maybe 1 and a half car lengths on the Bob Marleys.

So, I reckon I would beat you Stef at Donington in a 400bhp Sierra but it would be barely anything in it due to a second a lap only meaning a few yards!! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

Ha Ha!! Gauntlet down!

Laters

Ben