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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by tonyh, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Steve,
    here are details of Karl's car;
    Mountune engine
    520 Hp @ 7700 rpm
    427 lb ft torque
    0-100 8 secs
    top speed- 182 MPH
    Studded block with liners
    8 gray injectors
    carbon fibre multi-layer head gasket
    2lb bar constant boost
    F1 style brakes
    AP racing 4 pot front and rear brakes
    solid suspension bushes, coil over Bilstein springs

    Engine was rebulit in 1990 @ cost of £23 k, just having upgrade now @ £16 k.

    Hope this means something to you, cos i haven't got a clue ! ;)
     
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  3. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    That looks like it would be a monstrously fast car.

    I can't help but think that for the money spent he could have bought something more inherently interesting than a Ford Escort, but Karl then has an F40 so where do you go from there??

    Robert.
     
  4. ferrari355gtb

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    It's a shame it's stuck at the back of his garage. Karl quoted it as being as quick if not quicker than an F40. Is he selling it ?

    Rick
     
  5. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

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    PS it's a Sierra not an Escort.
     
  6. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Engine's out and "no, it's not for sale at any price", quote .
     
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  8. Dale

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    Its a sierra,wonder if Karl takes it on track much,

    cheers
    Dale.
     
  9. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dale,
    i believe it has full group A Championship racing spec.
     
  10. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

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    Does anyone know which pick up the R500 formed the basis of?
     
  11. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

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    Dale

    I have been visiting Karl's workshop for the past 18 months and it hasn't moved so I suspect not. It is currently undergoing an engine re-build I believe.

    James
     
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  13. Diablo96

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    Karl used to take the car out on the track quite a lot. The car has been off the road for 4 years, but not for much longer!

    As an aside, I have an Escort Cosworth built to the same spec. However, when dynoed, mine made 436 ft lb of torque @ 2bar of boost...
     
  14. steve f

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    looks like we have got another my car has more torque than his at 2bar of boost but i havent got a profile yea yea yea fill it in and you will be taking seriousley
     
  15. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

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    Dear Steve,

    Perhaps it is the eternal theory of 'All Torque and No Go.' Only twelve cylinder Ferrari's have proper torque. All these Escort and Sierra boys only ever torque about it. They are the virgins of the Supercar stakes.
     
  16. Diablo96

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    SteveF: If you doubt what I am saying, speak to Karl..He has driven my Escort. I'll let him tell you about his comments.

    Having owned a Lamborghini Diablo and 911 Turbo, I think I qualified to judge what a quick car is. If you think a Cosworth cannot be made to go quicker than most Ferrari's, you're living in a dream land..
     
  17. steve f

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    dont live in dream land but it got you to fill in your profile welcome to fchat diadlo96 with profile
     
  18. Diablo96

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    SteveF,

    You have to understand that the fact that I did not complete my profile until today is not because I did not want to, but because for most of the other forums I have been on it is not a such a big deal...
     
  19. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    but you are on a proper forum now not a mickey mouse one ask karl if you dont believe what i say
     
  20. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

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    Good Morning Tony,

    I hope you don't mind - but I observed this excellent thread slipping down the list and felt an overwhelming compulsion to rescue it and place it in its rightful position adjacent to the other thread which Steve had placed concerning a certain 'Wonder Truck' which I have been forbidden from mentioning.

    Also, good morning to Steve H, JRS, Speedy 308 and all other Ferraristii including Ray 360M who has troubled to 'Post' such a magnificent photograph of a twelve cylinder Ferrari Barchetta, which he observed, and photographed whilst on the Solent betwixt Southampton and the Isle of Wight and has so kindly 'Posted' for the edification and delight of his comrades upon this forum. (Please see the '512 Tea Arse Cosworth P100' thread).
     
  21. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

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    Dear Ferraristii Comrades,

    Wassup? Why has this excellent thread been allowed to peter out?
     
  22. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

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    I guess that it may have something to do with the subject, clearly a very limited audience as it relates to RS 500's.

    What decision have you reached about starting up your very own P100 thread ? I suspect that you are troubled by the amount of abuse you will need to endure as a result.

    James
     
  23. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

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    Dear JRS,

    You are perfectly correct, as always.
     
  24. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

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    You ask the question and then cannot take the answer.

    ROTFLMAO

    James
     
  25. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

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    Good Morning Comrade JRS,

    I know, I am absolutely hopeless! However, I am now firmly within the 'Inner Circle' of Toeknee Hopskins, Steve H, Sletti, Ray 360M, Gnasher 328 & F50 and even the 'Top Man in America' - I am even contemplating my imminent resignation from the Freemasons, as I cannot possibly belong to both 'this and that'

    Enjoy the ride.
     
  26. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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  27. Ferrari_UK_Parts

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    Come on Karl, get the beast back on the road!!
     

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