Ford Escort Mk I RS1600 group 2 (1970)
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1968: Ford Escort Mk I Twin Cam
1970: Ford Escort Mk I RS1600
1975: Ford Escort Mk II RS2000
1983: Ford Escort Mk III RS1600i
1985: Ford Escort Mk III RS Turbo
1992: Ford Escort Mk V RS2000
1993: Ford Escort Mk V RS Cosworth
1996: Ford Escort Mk VI RS2000

Specifications

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Homologation number: 1605
Homologation start: 1/10/1970

Cosworth BDA (Belt Drive-A type), straight 4cyl, petrol engine
located front longitudinally
1601cc, 81.04 x 77.62 mm
10.9:1
160 HP
Ford Kent cast iron (casting 711M 6015 AB) block with 209mm deck height and 96mm bore spacing, aluminium alloy head
5 main bearings 54mm diameter (see here)
connecting rod length 132.842mm, 49mm big end bearing diameter
dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven. 4 valves/cyl - 16 valves, inlet/exhaust valves diameter 32.258 / 27.178 mm
aspiration, natural with 2 x Weber 45 DCOE carburetors with 38mm chokes
electronic ignition
watercooled
dry sump

1970
Cosworth BDB head (Belt Drive-B type), straight 4cyl, petrol engine
located front longitudinally
1701cc, 83.5 x 77.62 mm
10.9:1
180 HP @ 7500 rpm
138 ft/lb @ 6500 rpm
Ford Kent cast iron block (casting 711M 6015 AB) with 209mm deck height and 96mm bore spacing, aluminium alloy head
5 main bearings 54mm diameter (see here)
connecting rod length 132.842mm, 49mm big end bearing diameter
dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven. 4 valves/cyl - 16 valves, inlet/exhaust valves diameter 32.258 / 27.178 mm
aspiration, natural with 2 x Weber 45 DCOE carburetors with 38mm chokes
electronic ignition
watercooled
dry sump

1971
Cosworth BDE head (Belt Drive-E type), straight 4cyl, petrol engine
located front longitudinally
1837cc, 86.8 x 77.62 mm
10.9:1
190 HP @ 7500 rpm
138 ft/lb @ 6500 rpm
Ford Kent cast iron block (casting 711M 6015 AB) with 209mm deck height and 96mm bore spacing, aluminium alloy head
5 main bearings 54mm diameter (see here)
connecting rod length 132.842mm, 49mm big end bearing diameter
dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven. 4 valves/cyl - 16 valves, inlet/exhaust valves diameter 32.258 / 27.178 mm
aspiration, natural with 2 x Weber 45 DCOE carburetors with 38mm chokes
electronic ignition
watercooled
dry sump

1972
Cosworth BDG head (Belt Drive-G type), straight 4cyl, petrol engine
located front longitudinally
1975cc, 90.0 x 77.62 mm
11.5:1
234 HP @ 8200 rpm
217 Nm / 6750 rpm
Ford Kent cast iron block (casting 711M 6015 AB) with 209mm deck height and 96mm bore spacing, aluminium alloy head
5 main bearings 54mm diameter (see here)
connecting rod length 132.842mm, 49mm big end bearing diameter
dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven. 4 valves/cyl - 16 valves, inlet/exhaust valves diameter 32.258 / 27.178 mm
aspiration, natural with 2 x Weber 45 DCOE carburetors with 38mm chokes
electronic ignition
watercooled
dry sump

front 175 lb. coil springs
rear leaf springs 116 lb.
final drive, 3.77/1, rear Limited slip differential
203mm standard type competition clutch


Results in WRC

Races

Works team: Ford Motor Co

Season

BDB engine
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C SVE
Entry list
S.R KEN A GRE RAC
entry list
Roger Clark
Jim Porter
Daily Express acci dent
Peter Warren
Michael Cotton
Team St. Bruno 19th
Jill Robinson
Francis Cobb
Benson & Hedges ?
Chris Sclater
Martin Holmes
?
Ian Grant
John Hughes
?
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 5/1 5/1
Mk II 1600 Sport
Season
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C (SVE)
Entry list
POR KEN GRE ARG (FIN) N.Z S.R TdC RAC CdI
Domingo De Vitta
Daniel Muzio
6th
Federico West
Gregorio Assadourian
9th
Cammarota
Sartori
15th
Luis Etchegoyen
Natalio Horowitz
dnf
Total points
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7 7
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 4/3 4/3

Information and articles

Article from 4T 471, 12/2009

Original article

Article from 4T 428, 5/2006

Original article

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1.6 lt Kent block

Drawings

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