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Old 06 February 2014, 09:21   #91
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I was very lucky that my dad had done some Rallying in the 60's.
When the car started smoking a bit at only 50,000 miles we started looking for a recon engine - but then he remembered a little engine builder in North London - Vulcan Engineering. Needless to say there was some budget creep.
Hours spent poring over the Vulcan, Burton and other catalogues - remember the days before the internet?

Mine was going rusty in places when I sold it in 1993.


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Mine wasn't quite so refined it was my first car bought from my current at the time girlfriends sister fella had been off the road for 1.5yrs took it to Halfords for MOT which failed and they quoted 2500 to get it to pass. I then spent the next 10 months getting it road legal myself and mate who was a mechanic needed new inner and outer sills, a panels, rear wheel arches, boot floor panel, petrol tank, full break system replacement. I'm not good with my hands but it turned out really well in the end but that was back when cars were straightforward and you could see an engine when you opened the bonnet.

It was lowered but by cutting the springs eek! Diamond White with the brown two tone stripe and the black plastic wheel arches and rubber boot spoiler! Embarrassed now to admit this but it also had blacked out windows ha ha
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Old 06 February 2014, 09:29   #92
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Did Max Power exist in 1988?

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No but big jugs monthly did tho!!
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Old 06 February 2014, 12:56   #93
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[QUOTE=PeterM;598479]...I'll admit I watched top gear last night..thinking yes, yes , yes, yes to those things they were doing.(I was crying with laughter while it was on)

Mine was a ren 19 16v 'chamade'...more upmarket than the 5 turbo and still 138 horses :-)

Who had what?[/QUOTE My mate mike had a 5 turbo fkn rapid jst turn the acthuator up it could do 70 in reverse 135mph in the carpet, i had 1.9 pug with a1.6 box great in the bends good days
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But the winner by a country mile was the Escort Mexico....phew!
I had a RS 2000 WAR530S was the reg ,steel crank, hepalite pistons,i had the head deckt , RL 21 cam ,twin 48s side draft webbers KN air filters,bullit close ratio box, on a 2.8 injection capri lsd now that was a tool, john toovey now at canock built the engine knows hiz onions
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Old 06 February 2014, 17:18   #95
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I had a RS 2000 WAR530S was the reg ,steel crank, hepalite pistons,i had the head deckt , RL 21 cam ,twin 48s side draft webbers KN air filters,bullit close ratio box, on a 2.8 injection capri lsd now that was a tool, john toovey now at canock built the engine knows hiz onions
I cannot be 100% certain but I think WAR 530S is still around. Often seen rallying in and around Wales. Sponsored by Tenby rock shop. I will have a look through some photos.
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My error. Just checked it is WAR 401S.
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I had the the first 4 years of max power. Gave them all to a car comp
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I had the the first 4 years of max power. Gave them all to a car comp
Do you remember the yellow Vauxhall carlton they built and then gave it away with one years free insurance in a comp.

The kid that won it apparently crashed into a shop window soon after

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Do you remember the yellow Vauxhall carlton they built and then gave it away with one years free insurance in a comp. The kid that won it apparently crashed into a shop window soon after
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Do you remember the yellow Vauxhall carlton they built and then gave it away with one years free insurance in a comp. The kid that won it apparently crashed into a shop window soon after
Yep, remember hearing it was crashed pretty quickly.
3 spokes, those wheels were never cool.
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