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Hi, my name is Alan and I'm from Wales in the U.K. I am not English, but Welsh :)

I saw the link to this forum from Per-Anders off the Focus RS section on the RSOC. Thought I'd show a few pictures of my car and what I get up to.

Bare with me, I can only speak Welsh, English and a little French :^o

Thanks!

Alan

New brakes...
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European Ford Event, Holland and the Nurburgring

What an awsome long weekend! :)

A total of 1268 miles was covered, with an average of 270 miles from a full tank of optimax.

Worked on Friday until 4:30pm, drove from Bangor to Wrexham to meet up with a mate. Had a short 3 hour kip before starting the long trek to Dover. Got over in 1 hour 25 mins on the ship, then sprinted off from Calais to the hotel in Heerlen, Holland. Met some quality lads on the boat with a pair of Escort Cossie's, but they went on a slower pace to the hotel lmao

Since our room was on ground floor, we managed to wedge the cars just by the patio doors of our room, so then it was just a matter of filling the bath with water and running backwards and forwards with buckets....that, whilst having a mad session with Bavaria lager! Nice! lmao Had to leave a note the next morning to the cleaners appologising for the mess! lmao

The show was pretty impressive, so much more to offer than U.K. The best part, being able to race others and have your car times on the 8th of a mile strip for FREE!!! As many goes as you wanted!

After the show we returned to the hotel for another mad night, before braking a few pool table cue's and glasses (by accident lmao) and having an early night before Mondays all dayer at the Nurburgring!

What can I say, it was a scary track. For those that know the track well, they had some balls fair play! Its weird how 14 miles does not seem that long...but daaaaam was it REALLY long! lmao So 4 laps were done between us, which is 56 miles each! :)

So all in all, quality 3-4 days away. I advise everyone to do it next year!

(Most of the photo's are on me mates camera, as I didn't have a big enough memory card in mine :( )


on the ship...

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What could be seen of the show ground while thousands of cars were waiting to get in...

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This RS has been a bit of a topic on here for a while. I can tell it was an awsome machine, and the wheels were pretty perfect IMO...

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Waiting to move around to the sprint section...

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Here's a few others. Thought this Fiesta airbrushing was awsome, funny as hell! lmao

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Notice the...well, bench the driver sits on....not very safe! lmao

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Videos

Here's a short video, a bit of the ending missing as the camera ran out of space, of me killing a Cossie'd Grandad! lmao (Notice Dave Moore @ PF catching the shot of the race on the right side! :) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAhjiMN5K84

And me mate Phil and his Zetec Turbo getting a bit of a problem with putting the power down against a mad launching Saph, almost caught him too! :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4DLjSIHZdk

Nurburgring

Can't upload the pics, but check out this page http://www.8200rpm.com/webcam/index.php and click on the 10/9/07 and look at pics 1307, 1350 and 1351.

Best part of the trip, to have the right to have one of these that havn't come off ebay! :lol:

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Some racing too :)

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Bye bye! lmao

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New Turbo

After all the long journeys I've done this year, bought a new turbo :)

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Visting to Reyland

Went down to a well known garage called Reyland today in Birmingham, to see exactly what offset I can have the Compomotive MO 6-spokes in. Slight issue with it being VERY low, I couldn't fit the 18's on, so went for the 8x17. Which isn't a loss, as they have more of a deep dish look, like the original 18" 6 spokes. They look more original than the new 18's! :lol:

Would also like to say thanks to Martin Hadland, the guys a genious! Much respect! :D

So here's a few pics of what was in the garage...

Red neck! :lmao:

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The original Leg-end that killed Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson's Ferrari back in the day :)

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Cool seats in it too...

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A zetec turbo, with what looked like an Ian Howell inlet..

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RS 500, 550bhp EsCos and a Rover shell being prepped...

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Stack gauges in the EsCos...

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Another Rover with the tunnel already put in...

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Track 3-door and its brakes...

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Nice little Speedline wheel on mine to work out an appropriate offset...

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And a pic of my new wheels...

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I recantly attended the Fast Ford Magazine Thrash at Bruntingthorpe, well known for its use to test all kinds of powerful cars. The issue (which I'll post when it comes out) will be out next month, but here's the advert in the current mag, along with the pics from the day...


Fast Ford Thrash

What an awsome day! Met some quality people who are as mad as their cars! :lol:

Usual drop outs due to problematic issues with their cars, but some 8 monsters turned up to rip up the 2 mile straight! :)

Gotta admit, Jano is the craziest person I've ever seen, he literally had to be forced to stop messing about and actually use the timing equipment on one of his many runs! lmao DUDE!!! :lol:

I wasn't very successful today, pretty much a trial and error type of thing. Shows having good amounts of power and torque isn't going to get you good times when all you can do is spin up all the way up to 4th gear! :lol: Never mind though, some better tyres, more attention to the suspension setup next will be more of a good laugh, can't wait for the next one! :)

Here are a couple of pics, wait till the mag comes out, the pics the photographer took looked ACE on his laptop! :)

To start with, the rescue team :)
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Lloyd's 600bhp MK4 Escort Cossie 4x4. But didn't run as he ended up damaging the rear diff. Gutted! Really looked forward to seeing this one :(
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This lad came all the way from Scotland this morning...and I thought I drove the furthest! :Doh:

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This Cossie runs well over 400bhp, but on the first launch, the clutch decided to weld itself to the flywheel :( But they managed to take the gearbox appart and fix it in time for the last timing session of the day....RESPECT! :flag:

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Escort Cab 4x4 Cossie ran sub 5 second 0-60's all day :)

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Mark's "everything done to it" GT30 XR2...BEAST!
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Some far away pics of mine getting the photo pic thingy for the mag...
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Jano Oddkidd's toy, one of many!
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And one of his practice launches...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDioXBKHBB0

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/C...pg?t=1195319276
Magazine Feature with the Thrash (ignore the times, bad tyres :( )

http://s231.photobucket.com/albums/ee16 ... shmag1.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee16 ... 1196963143

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee16 ... 1196963176

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee16 ... 1196963199

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee16 ... 1196963217

And a nice background

http://img2.putfile.com/main/9/27006224959.jpg

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Welcome! Nice car you've got. :)

Lots of sweet parts under the cool cover... ;)

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Thanks, here's the current spec...

ENGINE:

• 2.0 (1989cc) 16v Focus RS Conversion
• Custom Air to Air Intercooler System
• Milltek Cat-back Exhaust System
• Miltek Flexi-Pipe
• Milltek Decat Pipe & heat wrap
• Custom Mapping
• Ford Motorsport 4-Branch Manifold & heat wrap
• Denso Irridium ITV-22 Spark Plugs gapped at 0.7mm
• Magnecor Blue Ignition Leads
• DV26 Bailey twin piston Dump Valve
• Custom Roose Induction Kit
• Stainless Oil Catch Tank
• Roose Motorsport Hoses
• N20 Purge System for Intercooler

Power: 307bhp & 360 lb/ft


TRANSMISSION:

• 5-speed MTX-75 gearbox with revised gear ratios
• Quaife automatic torque biasing differential
• Sports short-throw shifter mechanism
• Heavy duty Organic AP Racing Clutch
• ST170 Driveshafts
• Uprated CV Joints

CHASSIS:

• 8x17 Compomotive MO 6-spoke’s in white on 215/40/17 Toyo Proxes tyres(for road)
• 7x17” BK Racing 604 in white on 205/40/17 tyres (for track)
• Koni Suspension all round
• 50mm Koni Lowering Springs
• Import front Camber Adjusters (http://www.prosuspension.com)
• Focus ST170 hubs
• Custom 300mm front Compbrake alloy bells and rotors
• 6-piston Wilwood Calipers and racing Wilwood pads
• Mintex rear discs and pads


EXTERIOR:

• Blue Oval Tuning WRC front bumper
• ESP Design Ultima rear valance
• Colour coded side skirts
• Colour coded bump strips
• MS Design roof spoiler
• Morette quad light conversion
• Custom WRC-style bonnet vent with one-off aluminium surround
• Hella front bumper indicators
• 3rd brake light ‘Focus’ cover (colour coded)
• Smoked side repeaters


INTERIOR:

• Rover 800 Vitesse Turbo half leather Recaro seats
• Focus RS clocks - incorporating turbo boost gauge and change-up light
• Custom made gear knob
• Control Panel – Purge Button and Fan Switch
• Boost and Water Gauges
• 11lb Nitrous Oxide tank – Panther black and graphics
Tinted rear windows

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Hello! Nice Car and nice pics! Thanks!

Hers my car in a tread on The Ford RS Owners Club Forum. Atleast I´d tyed to write in english in that tread. ;) Some frends from the Uk and Finland whanted to read about the car in english so what do you do?

http://bbs.rsownersclub.co.uk/showthread.php?t=99157

Regards / Christian
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Cool! ;)

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@ Christian

Hi! Your English is good, don't worry about it! :) My Swedish is bad! :lol:

Your Sierra is very interesting. Great choice of modifications to the engine, and the wheels are fantastic....I would say that ;)

But I'm not too sure about the bodywork, a bit OTT for my taste. It would look better if you loose the boot spoiler and put a sierra cosworth bonnet on.

Looks great...but she's hot!


























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Sudden

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Nice pictures, That is some sweet eyecandy :) highly modified and insane, crazy projects is the shit. :D It would be fun to go to the UK and watch some races and stuff, And see some new cars as well. Think I'm gonna do that some time in the nearest future. Your car looks really fine :)

//Greetz Linus.

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She is the swedish version of "shakira" you know ;)

/ Henke
Cochyn skrev:@ Christian

Hi! Your English is good, don't worry about it! :) My Swedish is bad! :lol:

Your Sierra is very interesting. Great choice of modifications to the engine, and the wheels are fantastic....I would say that ;)

But I'm not too sure about the bodywork, a bit OTT for my taste. It would look better if you loose the boot spoiler and put a sierra cosworth bonnet on.

Looks great...but she's hot!

:lol:
"Esox Lucius"

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cossiehenke skrev:She is the swedish version of "shakira" you know ;)

/ Henke
*drool* hehe!

Thanks for the comments about my motor guys! :)

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Hi Alan!

First of all... Welcome to Ford Motorsport Club Sweden!

I've followed your project for a while and and I like a lot. :thumb3d: I hope that I will get my FRS "ready" during 2008 and be able to visit UK and some of your events. It would be nice to meet you RSOC guys in "real flesh" sometime... :starter:

By the way... Do you have any pics of your stainless oil catch tank, CV joints and front camber adjusters? *drool* ;)

Cheers, Per-Anders.

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Cheers mate :) Will be coming to Europe in June, visiting Guido Ellmer and his new Focus Cosworth in Germany, then the Nurburgring and Hockenheim, and 2 days in Amsterdam! :lol: PM me your number and I will contact you if you want to meet me at the 'Ring :)

Don't have any pics of the shafts, but they look pretty much like standard, except the internals of the CV joints are a lot stronger :)

Here's the rest of the stuff you were after...

Crap standard catch tank on the left, RS Turbo stainless tank on the right...
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Old catch tank...
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New catch tank...
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Standard suspension bush on the right, uprated adjustable mount on the left
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Fitted...
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These also go with Ian Howell adjustable lower arms, adjustable shocks and polybushes all round. Very solid car! :)
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Thanks Alan!

I'm planning to exchange my tank to a a similar too. I hope that Pro Alloy will release one in black soon...

Is Ian's lower arms modified FRS arms or standard Focus arms? I have been a bit curious about these... :prop:

May I ask where you have found those uprated CV joints? ;)

I have sent you a PM! Me and some friends plans to go for the :ring: this year. I hope that I will be able to plan it together with you RSOC guys when you go for the Ring...

/Per-Anders.

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I don't really do much with the RSOC because I don't have an RS, but a friend and I normally go to Europe every summer to do the Ring and get drunk! :lol:

So I've replied to your PM with the dates! :)

The CV joint I got from a local company here, but I don't think they send out abroad :(

I think Ian Howell does make the adjustable arms for the Focus RS too, mine are standard size because I decided not to go for the wider Focus RS track, but upgrade everything else instead to have a great handling car :)
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