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Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby mjcapri » Tue May 13, 2014 7:51 pm

A few photographs I took last Sunday at Heaves Hotel. It was a good day, not many Capris but plenty of other nice Fords. They're camera phone pics but quality is OK. Enjoy!

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue May 13, 2014 7:59 pm

Hi,
Great pics, thanks for uploading.
The standard of cars looks very high here, must have been a great day out.
I love the Escort RS1600i, Escort S1 RS turbo, Sierra RS500 and the RS200...Wow!

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Big Mike » Wed May 14, 2014 7:26 am

Loving the Black RS500 - absolutely stunning! I agree with Andrew the standard looks very high. Thanks for putting them up!

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Postby mjcapri » Wed May 14, 2014 8:22 am

Yes the standard of cars was very good. It was a little difficult to get decent photographs as there were a lot of people milling around so really this is a limited selection.

The RS500 was stunning as was the RS200. The other stand out cars for me were the RS3100 and the RS1800 which were both very nice!

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Terra-Kotta » Thu May 15, 2014 11:29 pm

RS 200 porn!

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 16, 2014 8:47 am

Terra-Kotta wrote:RS 200 porn!

:agree:
Does anyone know what an RS200 sells for these days? If we can find one for sale, can we all club together to buy it? Please!

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Hot_Protein » Fri May 16, 2014 9:49 am

They're just Sierras with mid mounted Cossie engines. Apparently the clutches are really harsh. On or off. You have to give it the beans just to pull away.

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Peter-S » Fri May 16, 2014 11:19 am

Terra-Kotta wrote:RS 200 porn!


Performance aside, am I alone in thinking they're bloody ugly!
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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Hot_Protein » Fri May 16, 2014 11:47 am

They're not attractive but their performance and scarcity make them desirable to the little boy in all of us. They are definitely an example of form following function.

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 16, 2014 12:01 pm

Hot_Protein wrote:They're just Sierras with mid mounted Cossie engines. Apparently the clutches are really harsh. On or off. You have to give it the beans just to pull away.

Peter-S wrote:Performance aside, am I alone in thinking they're bloody ugly!


Hi,

Neither of the above opinions are enough to diminish my desire for said car! :)

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby mjcapri » Fri May 16, 2014 12:32 pm

There's been one for sale for 125K recently. A local Ford dealer sold his (not exactly mint) example for circa 60K. It was red too, quite rare.

I don't think they are ugly actually, a bit different but the proportions are spot on for me.

They're just Sierras with mid mounted Cossie engines.


Other than the rear light lenses, windscreen and door skins (which are cut down), can you name any other parts they share with (any) Sierra? (There's probably some switches and stuff too). :?:

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 16, 2014 12:36 pm

mjcapri wrote:Other than the rear light lenses, windscreen and door skins (which are cut down), can you name any other parts they share with (any) Sierra? (There's probably some switches and stuff too). :?:


Hi,
Just to be pedantic.......front indicators?

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby Hot_Protein » Fri May 16, 2014 12:52 pm

mjcapri wrote:There's been one for sale for 125K recently. A local Ford dealer sold his (not exactly mint) example for circa 60K. It was red too, quite rare.

I don't think they are ugly actually, a bit different but the proportions are spot on for me.

They're just Sierras with mid mounted Cossie engines.


Other than the rear light lenses, windscreen and door skins (which are cut down), can you name any other parts they share with (any) Sierra? (There's probably some switches and stuff too). :?:


They're identical; except for the headlamps. Actually the side windows were Sierra items. Read about it on the best fact based site on the internet. Also the body was designed by Ghia and made by no other than Reliant lol.

Did the Sierra have magnesium alloys as standard?

Yes sorry for my sweeping statements. They were made from some Sierra parts but otherwise bespoke. You could get a kit for a Sierra at one time to make it look like an RS 200. Although it was :turd:

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Re: Cumbria RSOC Day - Photos

Postby dan the capri fan » Sun May 18, 2014 1:45 am

some lovely pics mark you sore some cracking motors was your XR3i behind the sierra cosworth :)
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Postby mjcapri » Sun May 18, 2014 12:03 pm

No Dan that wasn't my XR4i behind the RS500 I went in the Focus. The black '4i in the photo was actually a Turbo Technics car, it was very nice.

Mine isn't on the road although the electrics are all done and its running reasonably well. I'm doing a bit of bodywork at the minute and I have a replacement gearbox coming this week. Hopefully I'll get all 4 calipers (yes it has discs all round!) rebuilt over the next couple of weeks and sort out a vibration from underneath which appears to be a knackered centre bearing. If its all ready, and hasn't been stolen, it will be at CRaP. Should use less petrol than the Focus too hopefully!