11 References edit a b Cover of sales brochure for 1972 Ford Cortina Pickup (South Africa m Retrieved on b c Sales brochure for South African Ford 1-Tonner, t via chive.
In Irish tarmac rally and hillclimb circles, the name Simon McKinley certainly needs no introduction something thats easily understood if you followed my cue and watched the video above.
The rear suspension is vehicle specific, with the Capri/Mk1/2 Escort amy anderssen escort service atlas axles being interchangeable, however it requires much more modification (other than simply bolting in) to fit Sierra independent or any other rear running gear.
Set of 4 Scalextric Minilite wheel hubs with tyres.So when Simon decided he needed to piece together the mother of all naturally aspirated four-pot motors, he didnt need to look much further than Connaught Competition Engines (CCE) one of the UKs leading competition engine builders and now owner of the Warrior brand.A fibreglass canopy was offered as an option.At the heart of the CCE/Warrior build youll find a Pinto 205 block; bored to 93mm and fitted out with Warrior-spec JE forged pistons, and rods and a narrow pin crankshaft from Arrow Precision.Fuel is supplied via a CCE/Warrior rail and MM 058 high-flow injectors.There are many aspects I love about Simons creation: the aggressive stance, that, warrior engine, and a chassis thats been honed over 20 years to deliver Escort performance on an unprecedented scale.Sure, there are some pretty desirable and expensive parts in the mix, but theyre just a by-product of a 20-year project theres never been a big budget to play with.Ford had considered selling a rebadged Mazda pickup, which would have been lower priced, but rejected this on political grounds as there was a lot of fear over Japanese imports at this time.
Ford Sierra XR4x4 to allow lowering and 4 stud standard alloys.
Ford Cortina Pickup, 1 the P100 name was adopted in 1982.
Its thinking like that thats led him to create one of the coolest old school Escort rally cars anywhere in the world.
Essentially, slightly sideways is the quickest way to drive the car.
Its dependent on the day and set-up of course, but the sprint from standstill is generally achieved in the low 3-second range, which should given you some idea of just how quick this little car is when Simon drops the hammer.
Rover and Ford V8's are also a common swap, the former being the same weight as the Pinto unit.
The rear tray could be had as a wellside, styled with the Cortina MkIII estate's tail lights, or fitted with a flatdeck or purpose built body.Considering the amazing lead shot above and the unquestionably-cool subject matter framed within it, that could be the very reason why youre reading this now.Differences between the Cortina and Sierra edit The P100, while it appeared similar to the models that it was based upon, had several key differences under its skin.5 The range was now built in Portugal for the European market, to a design set out by Ford.The P100 was released to Europe in Mk5 form, just as the parent Cortina MkV was being replaced by the Sierra.Apparently the custom rear wing doesnt have quite as much effect on the way the car handles as the F1 add-ons do, but according to Simon, its still a noticeable enough difference to warrant its addition.Engine choices were originally the Sierra's.0 litre "Pinto" carburetted petrol engine, with.8 L turbo-diesel following soon thereafter.Unless you had a state-of-the-art Nokia 2110 on your hip, and therefore he whore possessed the magical power to send an SMS, organising a meet with your friends still required picking up the phone though, and youd have to wait a month, maybe two, to see coverage.Then theres the quality aspect as well; the extended arches for example were hand-formed from alloy rather than moulded in fibreglass.