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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

Rally Day,Castle Combe

motorsportPosted by Jeff Tue, September 20, 2011 22:37:42

Haynes Manual Featured Mk6 next to mine up on Quarry.

Was a wet on and off day and to be honest not up to previous years for cars on track,seemed to me like a lack of on track action as all I saw was the same cars going round all day,not one Audi quattro attending....hmmm.

Our mk6 RS would have been on track but as she needs sorting out with the fuel surge problems we chose just to show her with the Welsh Ford Club instead.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qsliAseZWg

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.

My new Grandaughter

Day to Day StuffPosted by Jeff Mon, July 11, 2011 23:34:32

Well on Friday 8th of July 2011 my new grandaughter arrived,Jessica,thrilled is an understatement.Well done Rach and Dar

www.welshford.com

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~

Heros of the track

Day to Day StuffPosted by Jeff Sat, June 11, 2011 01:02:52

Viewed a video the other day and was on the edge of the seat watching it...awesum driving so close,what a driver,driven Combe a few times here over the last few years and been passenger in Dazers old Evo 5 at trackdays but this was close stuff.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xADGlK2S9qo

Well my RS2K build goes on,just getting her sorted for RSCombe 2011 as my own work goes into overdrive here now for a few months,electrical work is a bit thin on the ground so seem to be doing more building maintenance sort of stuff,Secured a 12 week subcontract so a bit more happy now.

Here we are in June,where has the year gone?I just never got off the ground with the hillclimbing this year,shame really as I just didn`t have the ready cash at the begining of the year to plough into it.

Hopefully 2012 will be a better year as the car is now built up to where I want it to be.As always its still for sale @ £3600 as other projects will take over and proceed it.

Do come over for a chat at RSCombe if you are there.

Jeff

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.

New Daily Car

Day to Day StuffPosted by Darren Sat, May 07, 2011 01:08:26

Just thought Id pop a small post up of our new Daily car.

Galant Elegance V6 Estate. It runs a 2.5L V6 currently running 169hp - 175Ibft with just a K&N panel filter being the only mod.

Great for day to day stuff has full leather and A/C climate control. We spent around 4 month looking for one of these and alot of failed viewings of crap cars. So when this 54k 1 owner from new came up we were down to view the next morning.

Great car that I hope we can keep for a good few years to come specialy with a new family member on her way...

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.

Laptop rebuild

Day to Day StuffPosted by Jeff Thu, April 28, 2011 22:02:17

As some of the bods here know I used to build computers as part of my business,mainly desktops gaming rigs,top o` the range stuff,never really been into laptop fiddling,but after having a quote local for £130 to £150 to replace the dc input jack on my work come relaxing laptop I thought nah...its gonna be teared apart lol.

So out in the sun on the patio under the decking brolly on the big table I pulled the mother apart,seemed like 2 million pieces all over the place and enough screws to hold a house together,I nailed down to just the motherboard in my hands and the burn`t unsoldered dc input jack.Piece of piss,gulp look at all those parts on the table .....eyes wide open,new part installed an extended cable to an external jack...1 hour later it was all back together and worked 1st time no problems.

Hmmm laptops.......easy peazey. £130 they were having a larf..cost me...err nothing just a nice afternoon in the sun.

Yes this is the said culprit,working 100% typing this..smiley

J

Trance tracks April 2011

Day to Day StuffPosted by Jeff Sun, April 24, 2011 00:24:06

Just my favorite toons at the mo`

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anzCoOQxEOo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP78-DwgUtw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T82Ot04aqNw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O63EkUY4hVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmZJxu1H608&feature=artist

Jeff

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

J

Sherborne,Dorset

Weekend JolliesPosted by Jeff Mon, April 18, 2011 20:50:42
Well that was a weird day on Sunday,admittedly we went to Sparkford Dorset to pick up a new hatch and WRC wing for my RS2K,but then I wanted to go on down to Sherborne to do some research on my late family as we seem to be from there b4 the 1900`s.
On arriving in a car park in the town I spotted an older guy and asked him if he was local,yes he replied and had lived in Sherborne for 60 years.I then asked him where local people were buried hoping to get some info off graves ect as you do,he said everyone would be buried at the Abbey if local,I thought this was a bit weird as usually gentry ect are buried at Abbey`s,after trekking through the town from the car park,we found en route all shops shut...boring,all pubs open lol,yes the Abbey had no grave yard,now was the old guy I spoke to drunk or a bullshitter who knew nothing,the later I think,what a right twat he was 60 years in the town and doesn`t know where the graveyard is in his own town is and a town about an inch wide lol, as the grave yard is actually about a mile away behind a council estate.Google it and its there to be found????
Motto here don`t talk to stupid old blokes in car parks who claim to be local,oh and he never knew the nearest route to get back on the M5 North.Bloke was a twat head,.
Apart from that I found the town drab and boring.No way would I want to live there.
More life in Chipping Camden, Glos. and now that is a boring place.

Over and out.



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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spoBHfBrt8k

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFSJoMZcYG4

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.

J

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