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Ford Escort RS1800 - '79 RAC Rally

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This build has been quite a journey but it's finally finished. 

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The build thread: 

 

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Thanks Bruce - It started as the Esci kit but there is not a single part on the entire model that hasn't been modified or scratch built.

Thanks Marcos & Shay.

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Fantastic job!  My brother was heavily involved in rallying in the eighties here in Western Australia and after destroying a few Mk 1s he upgraded to a Mk2.  I know these Mk 11s well. Went for a wild ride with him in the bush one night - your body finds it hard to believe the G-forces you can pull on a dirt road.

Believe it or not, an Englishman now living in Perth has built a stunning replica of this car.  I saw it at a book signing by the guy who was the Ford rally team manager - it was very impressive.

Cheers

Alan

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I remember when this one was in the building stages JC. This thing looks swell! Real top notch work happenin right there!

 

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Appreciate the comments gentlemen.  Here is a better engine bay photo.

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3 minutes ago, afx said:

Appreciate the comments gentlemen.  Here is a better engine bay photo.

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I remember you putting all of this stuff together. The results were well worth all the hard work.

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Awesome!

 The overflow pipe on top of the radiator is even the right colour.!!

 

Fabulous details. I like the brake lines, too. Engine is a model in itself 😍

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Thanks Guy.  The overflow tube is clear tubing colored with an orange Sharpie marker.  I scratch built the pulleys, fan, water outlet, carb linkage, oil pump, distributor and motor mounts. The alternator came from my parts box. 

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That's is a beautiful build !. I remember seeing some if the posts you made modifying parts, a lot of patience and skill has gone into this one, looks a 1000 times better than the box stock Esci kit

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I was fortunate enough to win the Rally Category at NNL Mid-Atlantic on Saturday for my Escort.  My first ever model award - very honored.

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Fantastic build JC. Really enjoyed the WIP. The detailing is excellent, especially like the rear brake n oil lines, very realistic!

BTW, what did you make the fan belt out of?

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I saw it in person and can attest to a well deserved win.  Congratulations JC.

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