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RACE CARS
« on: December 03, 2017, 03:15:58 PM »
Take a look at   http://www.pinterest.com/pin/619948704927544792  for more cars than you can take in a day.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 10:49:04 AM »
This car was listed in EBay in Illinois and comes with a ton of Pinto 2.0l engine goodies and enough pieces to get a running example for your vintage rally dreams. Bidding was climbing as this is a LHD Mexico version. Grins from my stable ;D
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 11:27:43 AM »
We had a race driving school owner in Dallas in the 70's that raced a 2.0L Pinto in SCCA rally's. He never won one but he always placed well. Why would an Escort make a better rally racer than a Pinto?
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 02:02:35 PM »
We had a race driving school owner in Dallas in the 70's that raced a 2.0L Pinto in SCCA rally's. He never won one but he always placed well. Why would an Escort make a better rally racer than a Pinto?
Pintos have #3 cylinder of front axle centerline, Escort?  Escort narrower track and Body width?
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Re: RACE CARS
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 08:12:03 PM »
A bit of history, My Competition that was an example of serious engineering in 1988 era. This car was nationally competitive and frequently spanked us locals in Solo2 class E/P.
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Re: RACE CARS
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 08:33:22 AM »
Comptech! Where have I heard that name before? I remember now. Pintosopher worked there! That Escort kicked butt every where it raced. Every time a new copy of North American Pylon came out there would be story's about it in the late 90's and early 2000's. Very fast and rare car. Thanks Joe for the great picture. It's now in my collection of great cars.
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Re: RACE CARS
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 08:02:12 AM »
Comptech! Where have I heard that name before? I remember now. Pintosopher worked there! That Escort kicked butt every where it raced. Every time a new copy of North American Pylon came out there would be story's about it in the late 90's and early 2000's. Very fast and rare car. Thanks Joe for the great picture. It's now in my collection of great cars.
Dick,
 When I first saw this car in the Tech inspection line at a Solo event, I was blown away. The radiator was in the trunk, the Solid rear axle was suspended with a watts link , 4 link, and "Rocker arm" Coil over shocks dead center, and the Car had a Twin cam 1.6. After the car was disqualified at the nationals under an obscure ruling about whether it was ever sold in the U.S. with the Twin cam, the Builders Dwayne Komush, and Howard Wolf built a 1.6 pushrod motor that was just as strong. The winning ways continued and I'm not sure who owns it now. Howard Wolf was a Long time employee of Comptech and a nice guy to work with. Dwayne was a Aerospace employee from Lockheed ( If I remember OK).  A first rate build and smart drivers. 8)
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Re: RACE CARS
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2017, 10:06:31 AM »
Used to get the Wheel before the editor split and started North American Pylon. Both papers were more full of autocross then anything else. Was a great time for all. The California region would hick #@$ every year at the autocross nationals in the 70's and 80's. That Escort built by Komush and Wolf was the car to beat on the west. Memory's is all we have now. Looks like Joe is our last hope to get a Pinto dicing it out with the cones.
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