Time Attack Mk3 Escort

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Re: Time Attack Mk3 Escort

Post by Yad3100 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:28 pm

James, yes the e36 is a good track car, although in std form the suspension is a bit soft, but no experience of how different the alpina settings would differ.

I would buy a bucket seat, I have a set of alloy mounts that use the existing seat floor bolts, from born2drift, I bought them in case we didn’t get the e30 sorted and I could throw in a seat and take the m3.

A cheap e36 or compact would be ideal as you will have interchangeable parts.
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Re: Time Attack Mk3 Escort

Post by Pondrew » Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:06 pm

Love a mk3. Always fancied doing something similar but with amateur rallying. Never happened, though :(
Here are my two MK3s from the '80s. First was a 1983 XR3i which was then replaced by the RS Turbo custom. Happy days, long gone :(
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Re: Time Attack Mk3 Escort

Post by Marc 76 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:41 pm

Pondrew wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:06 pm
Love a mk3. Always fancied doing something similar but with amateur rallying. Never happened, though :(
Here are my two MK3s from the '80s. First was a 1983 XR3i which was then replaced by the RS Turbo custom. Happy days, long gone :(
Escort XR3i.jpg
Escort RS turbo 2.jpg
Thanks for sharing!
Yes i've always preferred the sharper angles of the Mk3 compared to what came after. My Mk3 started life as an XR3i and is also 1983- almost 40! (scary to think that)
Also pleased to see the other focal point in the pic with the series one- a Sierra wagon!!! :lol:
Was that your daily?
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Re: Time Attack Mk3 Escort

Post by Pondrew » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:37 pm

Marc 76 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:41 pm
Also pleased to see the other focal point in the pic with the series one- a Sierra wagon!!! :lol:
Was that your daily?
The Sierra estate was my company car; 1.8L. 90bhp of pure pinto! Great car but the carburettor had a habit of falling off on the M40, so it would run a bit lumpy at times :D
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