Ford Escort Mk I Mexico group 2 (1972)
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Chassis identification codes

Specifications

9382 units built
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Group/Class 2 Homologation number: 1614 which was transferred to group 1: 5455
Years active 1972-1975 Homologation start: 1/4/1971 and 1/4/1972
Homologation end: 1/1/1981
Engine
Type Ford Kent Crossflow, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front longitudinally
Capacity 1599 cc WRC: 1599 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 80.978 x 77.62
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Output power - torgue 86 HP @ 5500 rpm 125 Nm (92 ft·lb) (12.7 kgm) @ 4000 rpm
Main bearings 5 with 53.9mm bearings diameter connecting rod length between centers 125.2mm, big end type bearing diameter 49.2mm, aluminium alloy piston with 44.2 mm piston height
Materials block: Ford Kent cast iron thin wall 711M-6015-BA block. 209mm deck height and 96mm bore spacing cylinderhead: cast iron, cross flow
Cams/valves 2 overhead camshafts (DOHC), chain driven 2 valves/cyl. - 8 valves total, 39.6mm inlet valve diameter, 34mm exhaust valve diameter, 1 coil springs per valve
Aspiration natural, 1 x Weber 32/36 DGV FA carburetor
Ignition Lucas or Luminition electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2 12 V
Cooling system watercooled 6.1 lt
Lubrication system dry sump 4.6 lt
Transmission
Type rear wheel drive 4 speed manual gearbox
Gearbox ratios constant: 1.579/1 (30/19)
1st: 2.97/1 (32/17)
2nd: 2.01/1 (28/22)
3rd: 1.39/1 (23/26)
4th: 1.000/1 (-)
R: 3.324/1 (40/19 x 19/22)
Diffrential ratio 3.71/1 (34/9), 1973: 4.44/1 (409) hypoid spiral bevel gears limited slip rear differential
Clutch dry, single plate, 190.5 mm diameter
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque chassis with roll-cage. 2 door saloon steel bodyshell with steel bumpers
Front suspension Macpherson strut with 1 lower transverse arm and stabilizer, coil springs 175 lb and telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle with 2 locating longitudinal links, Panhard rod, multiple leaf springs 116 lb and telescopic shock absorbers
Steering system rack and pinion 2.7 or 3.5 turns lock to lock
Brakes front solid disks 244 diameter and 2 piston calipers 54 mm diameter. Rear drums 229mm diameter with 1 double piston caliper 19 mm diameter dual circuit with servo
Dimensions
length: 3.978 m (156.6") width: 1.608 m (63.0") height: 1.320 m (52.0")
wheelbase: 2.430 m (96.0") front track: 1.3145 m (51.75") rear track: 1.3335 m (52.5")
Rims - tires 5.5 x 13"
Weight 860-890 kg
Fuel tank 41 lt
Drag coefficient// 0.45

Results in WSCC

Season
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Dayt Vallel Dijon Monza Spa Targa Florio Nurb Le Man Zeltweg Watkis Glen
Team 24h 6h 1000km 1000km 1000km 1000km 24h 1000km 6h
Salvatore de Simone/ Giuseppe Perico #194, dnf
Statistics
Starts/finishes 1/0 1/0

Results in WRC

Races

Works team: Ford Motor Co

Season
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C SVE KEN MAR GRE A S.R USA RAC
Entry list
Frobek (1.647 group 2)
Scleter
dnf
Rob Slotemaker (1.647 group 2)
Ferry van der Geest
dnf
Gijs van Lennep (1.647 group 2)
Jooks Klein
dnf
Kees van Grieken (1.647 group 2)
Rob Wiedenhoff
dnf
Pinder (group 2)
Pinder
dnf
Sommer (group 2)
Schioll
dnf
Adrian Boyd (group 1)
Beatty Crawford
35th
M.Weidenauer (group 2)
R. Ableitinger
ZYHORN des OAMTC dnf
P. Madentzis
«Siro»
Ford Condelis SA dnf
De Vecchi
Pino Scigliano
dnf
Richard Wooldridge (group 2)
Duncan Spence
46th
Richard Edwards (group 2)
Tony Cowdale
53rd
Patrick Sandeman (group 2)
James Fernley
63rd
Terris Henderson (group 2)
Paul Harris
64th
Roy Eyers (group 2)
Paul Claydon
68th
David Hardcastle (group 1)
David West
dnf
Colin Vandervell (group 2)
Andy Marriott
dnf
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 17/6 6/0 1/1 2/0 1/0 7/5

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Drawings

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