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  1. #21
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    The only Escort with a KAD300 engine!

  2. #22
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    Brilliant result Paul,

  3. #23
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    Quote Originally Posted by tico View Post
    The only Escort with a KAD300 engine!
    Shhhhh, as far as I can see only 2 Volvo's in the rally, 61st and a DNF, Ford engines rule

  4. #24
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    Well folks after 4 days and 3 nights it’s been a long haul.
    300 competitive miles on stages in mid wales, Scotland , Harwood and the big Kielder Forest , 18 hour days of pure magic driving on the edge , half of it in the dark .
    Liaison mileage around 750 between stages, we have used surprisingly only 14 rear tyres and 4 front tyres, normally the car will eat up a pair of rears after 14 miles but as we have done most of it in the rain and thick fog tyre wear was very easy ..

    For those of you that don’t know me this is a sport I took part in around the early 80s then gave it a miss for 26 years when my interest in boating took over , then 5 years ago I bought the car which was professionally built by an ex Ford rally mechanic.
    I do run and maintain the car myself although as the engine is a version of the old Ford Cosworth BDA engine that will see 10,000 rpm between the corners I leave the rebuilds to a well known specialist .
    Thanks for watching , I am sure there will be more on Utube now , we are car number 40 .
    We finally finished 11th overall and 6th in class, this rally due to the cost, availability and organisation only runs every other year , it’s named the RAC Rally after the UKs famous Roger Albert Clark , who once sold boats from his Leicestershire garage .

  5. #25
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    Fantastic result mate, you must be chuffed to bits
    Regards Jon

  6. #26
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    Congratulations Paul, nice job.

  7. #27
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    Well done! Though I cant help thinking that jumping from boats into competitive racing is not so much jumping from the fire into the frying pan but rather the fire into a lava pit. Kudos

  8. #28
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    Quote Originally Posted by tico View Post
    The only Escort with a KAD300 engine!
    At least it wold be good in the wet (if it hasn't broken down)!

  9. #29
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    Apr 2011
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    Congratulations Paul .
    A lot of hrs I bet prepping the car ?
    I’ve done a couple this year , not as arduous as yours but quite challenging.
    One had 15 timed stages in 300 km on the first day , in the Alps - hard on the brakes in decent and hard on the LSD diff plates in ascending hairpins we started at 8am ish and finished 8 pm one day .Following day was 200 km with 10 timed stages .

    The two hobby’s are a good fit , but the car ones pleasure is in the prepping .

  10. #30
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    Default Re: congratulations Volvopaul

    14 sets of rear tyres....love it!

    Well done mate...hope you get to do it on the Manx roads next year.

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