Ford Escort Mk II RS group 4 (1976)
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1976: Ford Escort Mk II RS
1980: Ford Escort Mk III RS1700T
1997: Ford Escort Mk V WRC
1997: Ford Escort Mk VI Maxi
Development level
Group 4
Group 2

In rallies: see video

Specifications

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Group/Class 4/3 Homologation number: 650
Years active 1976-1981 Homologation start: 1/4/1977
Engine
Type Cosworth BDG, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front longitudinally
Capacity 1975 cc WRC: 1975 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 90.0 x 77.62
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Output power - torgue 234 HP / 172 KW @ 8200 rpm (carburetors and group 2)
works 240-255 HP / 8000 rpm (carburetors)
270 HP / 9000 rpm (bosch kugelfisher injection)
(217 Nm) / 6750 rpm
29.0 kgm (284 Nm) @ 6000 rpm
Main bearings 5 with 54mm bearings diameter Connecting rod length 5.230" (132.842mm), big end type bearing diameter 49.215mm
Materials block: Ford Kent aluminium alloy block with 209mm deck height and 96mm bore spacing (casting 711M 6015 AB) cylinderhead: aluminium alloy
Cams/valves 2 overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total
Aspiration natural, 2 x Weber 48 DCOE carburetors or Bosch Kugelfischer Pump Type PL044 mechanical fuel injection
Ignition Lucas or Luminition electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2 12 or 24V Starter motor circuit
Cooling system watercooled
Lubrication system dry sump with 2 oil pumps
Transmission
Type rear wheel drive ZF 5S18/3, 5-speed manual gearbox
Gearbox ratios constant: 0.968/1 (30/31)
1st: 2.298/1 (38/16)
2nd: 1.798/1 (39/21)
or (1978+) 2nd: 1.599/1 (38/23)
3rd: 1.355/1 (35/25)
4th: 1.141/1 (33/28)
5th: 1.000/1 (-)
R: 2.909/1 (32/11)
constant: 1.259/1 (34/27)
1st: 3.874/1 (40/13)
2nd: 2.398/1 (40/21)
3rd: 1.763/1 (35/25)
4th: 1.259/1 (30/30)
5th: 1.000/1 (-)
R: 2.909/1 (32/11)
constant: 1.444/1 (26/18)
4 first gears from any below combination:
2.792/1 (29/15)
2.293/1 (27/17)
2.052/1 (27/19)
1.575/1 (24/22)
1.510/1 (23/22)
1.384/1 (23/24)
1.264/1 (21/24)
1.213/1 (21/25)
1.155/1 (20/25)
5th: 1.000/1 (-)
R: 2.909/1 (32/11)
Diffrential ratio 5.833/1 (35/6), 5.333/1 (32/6), 5.286/1 (37/7), 5.143/1 (36/7), 4.625/1 (37/8), 4.111/1 (37/9), 4.000/1 (36/9), 3.889/1 (35/9), 3.700/1 (37/10), 3.444/1 (31/9). 1978+: 5.375 (43/8) hypoid spiral bevel gears limited slip rear differential
Clutch dry single or triple plate. 1979+: double plate
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque chassis with roll-cage. 2 door saloon steel bodyshell with extended wheel enlarged arches and coated steel bumpers
Front suspension Macpherson strut with 1 lower transverse arm and stabilizer, coil springs and telescopic gas shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle with 4 locating longitudinal links, Panhard rod, single or multiple leaf springs and telescopic gas shock absorbers
Steering system rack and pinion 2.4 turns lock to lock
Brakes front ventilated disks with 265 or (1978+:) 279/292/300mm diameter and 4 piston calipers AP Racing CP2361 (Forestry) or CP2270 (Monte Carlo). Rear drums 229mm diameter, or solid or ventilated disks 265mm diameter with 2 piston calipers, AP CP2382 (vented discs) or AP CP2383 (solid discs) dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 3.978 m (156.6") width: 1.740 m (68.5") height: 1.300 m (51.2")
wheelbase: 2.407 m (94.8") front track: rear track:
Rims - tires front, 6x13", rear 7x13", or 15" 175/70 HR 13, 195/50-R15
Weight 980 - 1040 kg
Weight/power 3.9 kg/HP
Fuel tank
Drag coefficient 0.45

Results in WSCC

Season
Group 5
Car entry Car number/ result
Mugello Valle lunga Silver stone Nurb Zeltweg Watkins Glen Dijon
Team 6h 6h 6h 1000km 6h 6h 6h
Jolly Club/ Castrol-Team Zakspeed #32, eng ine #32, eng ine #54, 6th #51, eng ine #33, mecha nical
Jolly Club/ Castrol-Team Zakspeed (Mk I) #34, 9th #36, 11th #55, in entry list #52, eng ine #34, dns
Mario Ruoso (Mk I) #36, gear box #34, 12th
Cosimo Turizio/ Carlo Giorgio/ Ciro Nappi (Mk I) #42, clutch
Vesuvio (Mk I) #35, eng ine
Total points
7
2 5
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 13/4 4/1 4/2 1/1 2/0 2/0
Driver Team entries and car number
Jolly Club-Castrol-Team Zakspeed
Walter Dona 32
Martino Finotto 32, 34 32, 36 54 52 33, 34
Umberto Grano 32, 34 32 54 52 33
Renzo Zorzi 32
Federico D'Amore 36
Romeo Camathias 36 55
Klaus Ludwig 51
Peter Hennige 51
Siegfried Müller 51
Dino Malle 34
Antonio Carrotta 34
Mario Ruoso
Mario Ruoso 36 34
Paolo de Leonibus 36
"Pal Joe" 34
Vesuvio
Carlo Giorgio 35
Cosimo Turizio 35
Ciro Nappi 35

Results in WRC

Races

Works team: Ford Motor Co
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Season

Group 2
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C SVE KEN GRE MAR POR FIN S.R TdC RAC
Timo Mäkinen
Henry Liddon
Allied Polymer Group 3rd no tires 1st
Roger Clark
Jim Porter
works no tires 2nd
Billy Coleman
Dan O'Sullivan
Thomas Motors of Blackpool 6th
Ari Vatanen
Peter Bryant
Independent Radio News / Motocraft acci dent
Russell Brookes
John Brown
Birmingham Post / Andrews Heat for Hire dnf
John Taylor
Mike Broad
Haynes of Maidstone dnf
Murray Grierson
Roger Anderson
26th
Russell Close
Colin Wilson
Team Avon Tyres c/o Cars & Car Conversions Magazin dnf
John Cockerill
John Lawson
ICI Petrol dnf
Jill Robinson
Dilys Rogers
Team Avon Tyres c/o David Sutton (Cars) Ltd dnf
Total points
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32 8 24
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 13/5 1/1 2/0 10/4

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Roger Clark in first appearence in Granite City rally '75
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Hannu Mikkola in RAC rally '80

Drawings

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Chassis and body

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Engine

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