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The Jedamotorsport Hillclimber

1995 Ford Escort RS2000MK6

Joint MSA Drivers~Jeff B/Darren B

Sponsored by Performance Autoworks/Opie Oils/Karparts of Cheltenham

Best Pic of 2011

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sun, September 11, 2011 19:04:12

Reworked Evo Manifold For A Sprint Spec Evo

motorsportPosted by Darren Tue, September 06, 2011 22:16:03

smiley Had this in the workshop over the weekend. The Evo Manifold required porting and polishing and Gasket matching where needed.

We ran one of these on our track/sprint Evo for 3yrs with great results.

Brief spec..

All 4 runners ported and polished

Gasket matched where needed

High temp coating to finish it off.

Outright sale is £85 Posted. (When we have them in)

Or the work carried out on your Evo Manifold is £70 Posted back to your Door.

FOR SALE~Morretes Setup

motorsportPosted by Jeff Tue, September 06, 2011 19:50:26

As on the front of my RS2K MK6,In Ash Black,now in a position to sell these on as they are not needed for sprint and hillclimbing.

First £295 secures,these are plug and play setup to your existing mk6 wiring,no messing around with relays and drilling holes in your bumper for indicators.

U.K. post only Paypal payments.

please contact Jeff or Darren for details or more info.

Last outing for 2011

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sat, September 03, 2011 20:41:36

Well as 2011 slowly draws to a end "racing and track for me" I will have the RS2K at Rally Day,on show only with the Welsh Ford crew up on Quarry corner banking.

Thats Castlecombe on the 17th Sept 2011

The car will then undergo some major changes over the layoff period.Including,alloy fuel tank,swirl pot, 2 new pumps/remove and blank spare wheel well/all floor and panel sound deadoning removed/half dash mod and flocking with guages relocated for better angles/lower drivers seat/wrc hatch with twin wing/quick release front bumper to name a few things in readiness for 2012 and msa log booking and funds permitting Hillclimbing and sprints.

To end this little post heres my new grand daughter,now some day she will be driving track if Dar has anything to do with it lol~

MLR Trackday

motorsportPosted by Jeff Mon, August 22, 2011 00:08:13

Well this day has been and gone,had a great day,one bit of a rain around 1.00 pm then the sun shone the rest if the afternoon.We got some good track time, feedback from Darren was that the car is dialed in well for a fwd car with good handling on the corners.Car did not shame its self in anyway and was keeping up with some fast machinery out there in the 400 BHP region.We fitted a new set of wheel nuts just to be on the safe side early in the morning and we suffered no wheel shake all day~so thats one problem nailed.

We drove alone and also doubled up between us and she handled well 1 up or 2 up.

We suffered from fuel surge most of the day on the fast bends,more under Darrens driving as he is alot faster than me,so an alloy in car fuel tank and swirl pot will be sorted for 2012.Some more weight saving.

Welcome aboard Darren..nice tidy driving today.Seeing as you havent driven an RS2K for Donkeys years lol.

Pics of Darren B at the helm..

Video of Darren B driving

More RS2K updates

motorsportPosted by Jeff Fri, August 05, 2011 21:29:01

Been busy with the grinder,hacking out metal and crash bars from the doors,more kg savings along with the bonnet we have saved around the 13.5 kg,not massive but it all helps.Also added some bonnet pins and front rubber securers as the bonnet was flapping from the removal of the under bonnet backing and old ford bonnet latch.

Carbon door panel removed for clarity, this puts the strength back in the door from metal removal once refitted.

Car now ready all tyres scrubbed off for MLR trackday next week,thats it tucked away till then.

Ready for MLR

motorsportPosted by Jeff Thu, July 21, 2011 21:52:15

Ok the RS is now ready for the next session,all studs sorted and we are all out for suspension/brake testing.....aint saying nothing.smiley

We are going to use this as a test day,with alot of feedback from Darren at the helm.All input will hopefully be used for 2012 MSA use.

The twin humped mk5/6 modded bonnet will be dispenced with and I`ve gone back to the standard one that I have cut all the internal metal work out of to lighten it,just needs some bonnet pins fitted that have been ordered,internal has been sprayed matt black and its on the car.Its made it very flimsy but the difference in weight is amazing,as weighed its half the weight of standard shaving off 9.5 kg of useless metal just being dragged about on track.

If anyone wants to purchase the other one make me an offer via email.It needs a slight tweak around the humps and spraying in your own colour.

Origanal bonnet in the process of being attacked with angle grinder.~

How it ended up

Rs2k Studs

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sat, July 16, 2011 20:21:12

Pulled the dodgy hub and carrier from her on Thursday,a quick dismantle and drove out the hub out of the carrier as had no access because of the abs ring to fit the new studs,this in turn means you really need to fit new bearings either side at the same time,I drove out the old studs and fitted new,as I don`t have a bleeding great press here I took it round to Croft Street garage "Daves place" and he kindly supplied and pressed new bearings in for me and pressed the hub back in for me along with the abs all for £10~now that is mates rates.It was also noticed on dismantling that the inner bearing was slack anyway,so a good job all round me thinks.

Picked it all up Friday morning from him then shot off down to Falmouth to pick this up with the trailer,450 mile round trip lol.

Think Aide was happy.

motorsportPosted by Jeff Mon, July 04, 2011 19:40:06

Been a member here for a while now as you can see by my car grfx`s,may I take the oppertunity to invite any Ford fanatic along there,you will find a very great bunch of people on the forum.

Welsh Ford Club meets are brimming with enthusiastic owners,justlook at RSCombe 2011 where a bunch of Clown Cosworth Owners thought "we will take that stand over as they aint got any members" were booted off when Weshford arrived enmass convoy lmao.

Fastford features for pure different cars...its all happening there.Its my new home as I have the build up there.

I got a good feel for the RS2K at RS Combe and now know where to make a few odd changes to enhance things for next time,car was very stable in the bends and predictable in the straights,engine was pulling strong ,no brake fade,very pleased with the present setup.

RSCombe 2011

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sun, July 03, 2011 19:56:41

Well its been and gone another hot day,too hot behind the wheel and dissaster struck on the 4th session

Last run with FEC "Ford Escort Club"Grafix all now been removed as I am no longer affiliated with that club unfortunately ....Good luck FEC...for the future.

On we go~

probems after 4th session.Yikes.

found that all the studs had stretched on the front wheels,so game over,bought a new set on circuit from Merlin Motorsport,but could not budge them,needed a puller that I did not have to take the hub off the bearings.

I knew something was amiss as the steering wheel was shaking like the wheels were out of balance 2 laps in.

All 16 studs will be replaced as soon as poss.

Just a warning to all,trackdays/sprints ect take it out of studs,this caught me out,bare in mind the cars only done 62k from new.As recommended change all of them every year.

Next trackday MLR trackday @Combe yet again lol where me and Darren will share the day,for comparison,suspension setups ect.

How she was when Fast Ford Camara man decended on her,pretty well dumped with the nearside wheel problem in the trackday pit,no interest in her by 1.00 pm,so wandered off looking at static bling...boring.By 3.30 pm I was heading home.

Last update b4 RSCastlecombe

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sun, June 19, 2011 23:54:03

Been carving up a few bits of carbon and fettling the car,any of these carbon parts can be replicated,just enquire for pricing.

As always cick the pic to expand it and go to the bottom and scroll through the pics~

RS2K as always is up for sale at £3600 ~no offers~

The RS2K

motorsportPosted by Jeff Mon, June 06, 2011 01:25:28

Not too many updates with the RS at the moment apart from more carbon fibre being added here and there for weight loss and the start of throwing out odd bits of stainless bling under the bonnet.Exhaust hangers were rotting so replaced those.

Nice weekend

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sun, May 01, 2011 22:12:16

Having a nice weekend here and this goes like sh*t off a shovel,dialynx quattro.

small update

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sat, April 23, 2011 19:31:52

The rear hatch is all rubbed back and ready for the sprayshop,having trouble obtaining the lexan for the hatch,emailed 4 companies as to date with only one reply from Tony at ACW motorsport,top guy,unfortunatley he has been ill so waiting for response,seems no one wants my money lol.

Hope your all enjoying the weather,its been a warm one today,tell me about it lol,hot work sanding down hatches in this weather,Jeff

some updates

motorsportPosted by Jeff Fri, April 22, 2011 19:13:13

Well as of today the 22nd April 2011,we are Evo 5 less,she was sold and drove off into the distance North.

Started the hatch rubdown in preperation for respray RS2K,done the glass big time with a hammer and stripped all of the wiring as none of it will be needed for track and sprint.

I`ll be getting the electric gear out tommorrow to feather it all back.

How the rear is going to look,the fog light aperatures are going to be meshed over for air vents.

Race/Track seats into an Escort Mk6

motorsportPosted by Jeff Thu, April 21, 2011 21:29:55

I made my own seat rails to floor mount for £2 for the pilot seat.You need to obviously buy the side mounts to start with.Cobra or most makes fit.

if you buy the Corbra floor mounts they are gonna cost you £100 plus.

Its a pretty no brainer to knock your own up.

Drivers seat runs the Cobra Mk6 Escort floor mount @£100 plus.

Passenger seat runs jedamotorsport low mount @ £2


RSCombe 2011

motorsportPosted by Jeff Fri, April 15, 2011 23:28:50

Should be there/will be there 100% smiley

RS2K new rear end

motorsportPosted by Jeff Mon, April 11, 2011 20:26:09

Never been happy with the rear end of the Escort Mk6 it just looks dated and old hat with a stupid half con-cocked spoiler "cosmetic" only.

Out on track as some of you may know or not know its tail happy with no downforce,the front on mine with the Nissan spoiler and spliitter is plenty.

Well my car is being built up for hill climbing and odd trackdays so I am looking for ass end stability.

I`m picking this up on Sunday,hoping its gonna sort my small problem out,all pro fitted and blended in with no number plate recess or ford badge recess ,all been welded and plated,note this is not the 2 piece crap available from other suppliers.

Ahh well it will be back to the sprayshop for a drop of the Ash Black.

Nice drive all round Dorset lol

Funny how the colours look so different from shot to shot,well loads of work as we need to get new polycarbonate in there and rub it all down.

RS 2000 mk6

motorsportPosted by Jeff Tue, April 05, 2011 17:59:06

Well most of the stuff has been sorted,2nd seat fitted and harness for passenger duties,slight change of plans with the sunroof blanking as I did it myself with carbon to save a biggish bill,all windows are now polycarbonate,bonnet and new mirrors fitted,more carbon in the cockpit.

The car was taken up to Jamsport in Northampton last Saturday,a good meet with a gang from F E C,wasn`t too dissapointed with the result as I had thought it may be running lean on top,but it was the reverse its running rich so lost out on BHP,it needs mapping to extract the remaining punch out of her.

Results were ~ 171 BHP and 157 lb ft torque,not bad out on an engine that has only external mods.

Modded the trailer access for the RS as it was causing all manor of head aches grounding out ect ect and the last straw on Saturday was shoving the trailer into the back of the V/W transporter while it was off the hitch whilst trying to get the car up the ramps.Damn splitter is so low on the front,you can only get 4 fingers between it and the road.

Car on wet setup

Car on dry setup at Jamsport "pic by Martin @ FEC ".

Castlecombe incar footage not previously seen.

Peg leg Daz

motorsportPosted by Jeff Wed, March 02, 2011 20:44:45
Hope the ankle heals soon m8,Daz took a fall down a spiral staircase while working and has fractured his ankle,so he`s laid up at home unable to do much for a few weeks,so no bleeding help with my RS,nite mare trying to fit Poly windows on yer own lol.

The RS

motorsportPosted by Jeff Wed, March 02, 2011 20:31:14

Some progress to report in March,Sunroof and all its associated crud has gone,new wrc carbon mirrors have been sprayed along with the modded 2k mk5 bonnet and fitted,polycarbonate full window kit ordered and part fitted along with the stripping of the electric window garbage.Another Cobra Evolution pro seat and full harness kit was ordered and has been received for passenger duties.

Car has been rebooked into Cotsweld cages to have the sunroof aperature migged over in sheet steel along with 2 sets of seat rails and another harness bar on the cage then the roof will be sprayed by Cotswold BMW in Ash Black.

I`m adding seat rails instead of mounts as I want the 2 seats to sit low in the cockpit to lower the c.o.g for the driver & passenger.The cobra mounts are just too high for track and sprint use.

She`s also had a quick release steering mount fitted as its been a bit of a mare getting in and out of the door over the x bars in 2010

Car will be down at Ajec racing this Sunday for a rolling road and AFR check.

2011 Whats happening

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sat, January 01, 2011 00:40:53

Well here we are its 2011,some major decisions were made over the holiday period,my RS and kit were up for sale more on that later in the year,but sad times as the EVO 5 and all her new kit that was being bought to bring her up into the 400 bhp scene is and has been near enough sold off,Darren needs a bigger family car with little one on the way,he`s had a good run in the Jap machine done some gr8 days and acheived all he wanted to to date.So it looks the like the RS is about to welcome aboard a new driver smiley I feel that front tyres are about to become more regular in 2011.

As for the RS2K we have the new bonnet/rear wing and quick release front end to sort out in Jan/feb along with the dissapearance of the sunroof and new roof WRC air vent and poly windows,then its onto MSA log book and who knows.


RS2K mk5 to mk6 bonnet

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sat, November 27, 2010 15:43:18

New twin bulge "ala MK5 RS" bonnet in primer ready for spraying to be fitted to my mk6 RS2K

Evo 5 Goodies

motorsportPosted by Darren Tue, November 16, 2010 01:20:26

Small update here. Its now coming up to xmas so all shows and trackdays are all over.. Both cars are having work done for next year.. Heres a little update for the Evo though. Delivered other week was this Evo 9 stage 2 turbo. BB core and a T38 wheel upgrade. All work carried out by Essex turbos and Turbo technics that should make this a very good turbo. I`ve seen dyno graphs for this turbo in the 450hp area so im pretty sure my aim of 420 should be in the bag..

Also in the box is a set of rc750cc injectors to replace the std setup to help run the higher hp. Also not in picture is a Evo 9 std manifold that will be treated with some port n polishing. Also hoping over the next few months to sort a splitter for the std front bumper and a few other things before putting the car into Performace Autoworks next year for the Rod job and hks cam install.

More to follow soon

Evo 4/5/6/7/8/9 Throttle Body Shaft Seals...

motorsportPosted by Darren Mon, October 25, 2010 13:18:45

These seals keep the throttle plate shaft centered and positioned in the throttle body. When the rubber starts to perish on the seals they can cause boost leaks and the throttle plate can stick..

Fits Mitsubish Evo`s 4/5/6/7/8/9 and the Mitsubish GTO.

All availble from our ebay link below.

MLR Sprint Silverstone

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sun, October 03, 2010 18:53:13

As the below post we towed the Evo 5 upto Silverstone for the last round of the Mitsubishi Lancer Register Sprint Series on the new Stowe circuit.Was damp and foggy on arrival but that soon changed into a fine day.Fist up was a moring of practice,car was all over the place understeering like a demented witch on a broomstick,once track had fully dried out the understeer lessened but it was evident that the 048`s just were not upto sprinting.A quick tyre change,back tyres to front and vice versus and all the wing we could add in on the rear vane helped to cut the sliding about but now the tail end got a little happy and Darren ended up doing a 360 and a brush with the tyre chicane~no damage though,just a bruise.

The frontrunners in class B some with 480 bhp evos were about 2 seconds quicker so Darren pulled a couple of good runs out the bag to lesson the gap but it was all pretty tight at the top with the first 5 places seperated a mere 1 sec.

Car ran good all day,we had an exhaust stud work its self loose and we ended up wanging 2 nuts on it to hold it firm as there is an oilway just behind it that began leaking a tad,think also Daz is gonna be looking out for another bigger turbo for 2011 as there were a couple of strange noises on rundown from the one fitted.Think thats about it for both cars now for 2010,obviously there will be things going on with both motors over the closed season,upgrades ect so do drop by for an update.

The old mans pretty much sumed up the Event at stone yesterday.. Was a shame I couldnt find a pair of used R888 before the Day as the Ao48s really didnt work.I new they required warming up but the track just wasnt long enough. The turbo`s on its last legs now with the noise after each run on shut down so that will be on the list for next year. But hey thats it for this year no more events going on so both cars are now put away for some mods over the winter ready for next year.

Some Vids

The Final Push

motorsportPosted by Jeff Fri, September 24, 2010 18:19:13

Ok my RS2K has been put away now for 2010,its done me proud this year and I have enjoyed using it on track,its performed well with no glitches just a shame the Toyos don`t seem to last more than 5 minutes after a hard day on track,money permitting in 2011 I will be obtaining my MSA licence and getting an MSA log book for the car as its not been road registered for a few years now,then hopefully that will lead onto a spot of Sprint/Hillclimbing.

We had a good day at Rally Day last week hosted at the ever popular Castlecombe race circuit,some dizzy cars there,the list is endless,Darren had 3 track sessions booked and boy did he peddle it smiley,can`t actually remember anything overtaking us but I remember seeing alot of cars being caught and overtaken by the Evo,another set of front Toyos 888`s where scrubbed out and fit for the bin.

Darren went over to Performance Autoworks in Fairford in the week and bought a couple of A048`s to replace the fronts and also picked up his custom made extended platform for the gearshift mech,this will bring the gearshifter higher and nearer to the steering wheel,so the last push is on this weekend to get it all sorted for the last round of the MLR sprint series at Silverstone "Stowe Circuit"hoping he can lift the B Class win for that sprint as last time he was beaten by 0.2 of a second for the win.

So its fingers crossed for a dry day there for a change "always pisses down "at Stone,anyone wishing to visit the event must check in at the main gate by 9.00am to obtain a pass as there are other races at the circuit that day.24 hr thing.

Pic taken today of the raised gear mech,A048`s tyres have been fitted to the front,some plastic bits have been removed up front of the gear shift,junk lol

Flocked Dash Install EVO 5

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sat, September 11, 2010 20:37:01

Darren has spent the day re installing his dash,since being flocked,He also removed the headlining and associated plastic and resprayed them matt black as a colour coordinate,to say it looks good would be an understatement,its bloody amazing.Looked a nitemare of a job reinstalling it all,also guages had to be installed in other places to suit the new dash housing ect.Sure Darren will add his bit to this,he also has a few more mods to do tommorrow~oil cooler vent ect in readiness for Rally Day at Combe next week.Top work Darren.

Evo 5 Dash

motorsportPosted by Darren Thu, September 09, 2010 21:44:44

Just some pictures of my flocked dash that I picked up today.. Taking the dash out wasnt that bad in the end. So anyone thinking about it I know it looks daunting but really is isnt about 6 bolts from memory,

Work was all completed by Southwest Flocking in Bristol
The finish is alot better than some i`ve seen so top job done by Lee.

Southwest flocking @ FCM Motorsport
Unit 1
Netham View Industrial Park
71 Netham Road

Contact number

MLR Trackday,Castlecombe 21 aug 2010

motorsportPosted by Jeff Sat, August 21, 2010 19:22:47

Weather was kind there today,dry track all day even though it was a wet drive down.Both cars ran faultless and quick,Darren swapped out to the new 17" rims and 888`s from his 18`s and said it just made the car better than it was,certainly was flying past me out there lol.All in all a great day out and as always well organised from the word go,smooth transition through the signing on to noise testing and open pitlane works well,no hanging about for sessions.

Short in car video rs2000 mk6~

Video by Racheal from camp corner~