At the time, the engine in his long-serving Escort race-car was beginning to give him a few headaches.
I took this footage last week.However, both the McCarthy boys had buckled down and put in many hours into building their dads Lotus 47 replica.More like this., this is my Mk1 Zakspeed replica which is very nearly ready to go back on the road - It's not a true rep as it's running.From there, it was a short step for how to seduce an escort Paul to import a bodywork that had been produced by moulds originally supplied to Zakspeed.Paul would also like to thank Malcom from TCC Solutions who made up the cars signwriting, and Conrad Timms of CT Motorsport who wired up the car.ITrader: ( 9 ) Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: les Posts: 13,596 Thanks: 1 Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts looks awesome fezzajsy, 02:47 AM # 13 Wallzyuk 15000 Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Wigan Posts: 25 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts.On its first public appearance and judging by its gorgeous fit and finish, many would have been fooled into thinking that the car had cost mega-bucks to complete.Aka Turbosailorboy iTrader: ( 5 ) Join Date: Apr 2005 Location: Under the water.in a nuclear submarine Posts: 6,523 Thanks: 7 Thanked 19 Times in 15 Posts Cheers Jay.The Sierra Roger is dicing with is a Wolf Gp A RS500!
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Then it was just a case of fitting out the Escorts cabin and here, Paul kept everything fairly plain and simple, although he couldnt resist adding a carbon-fibre dash panel to surround the Magneti Marelli digital instrument pod anyway, it matched in with the Escorts.
And, of course, when it comes to racing cars, finding performance data (other than lap times at specific race circuits) is usually quite difficult making it hard to validate comparisons.Very handy during pit-stops.In a typical McCarthy touch, Paul also made a mould so that a new cam-cover to the original Zakspeed specifications could be cast in magnesium.Posts: 50,873 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts": Originally Posted by andy escos the problem is what colour yellow or green yellow or green?Log in or Sign up, forum software by XenForo XenForo Ltd.I first caught sight of Paul McCarthys Zakspeed Escort replica a few years ago when, in as yet uncompleted form, it made an appearance at the nzcc Classic Car Weekend at the Ellerslie Intermarque Concours.Darren dipped back into the 9s on Sunday but I wasn't there.
The level of detail expended into this car was extraordinary and even extended to many hours poring through old photographs of genuine 47s in order to duplicate the original cars livery and decals.
In 1974, German motoring magazine, Rallye Racing, subjected a Zakspeed works cars to a complete road-test, which included fitting a fifth wheel to correctly determine the cars performance.
With its twin-cam, big-valve engine complete with Holbay head and fully rose-jointed suspension, the S4 was by the sharpest, and quickest, of the 7s I drove on that sunny day back in 1997.