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2011/12/31 13:02:00 (permalink)
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RS 2000 - SR20DET

  Hi,
I have been on the site for a while now but as my car is now finished enough to drive around I thought I'd post it up in this section. I'll start with a bit of history on the car. I owned 4 other escorts in the past but I held onto this one.
It is a 1979 RS 2000 that I bought in 1999, it then got a quick respray as it came with a white nose cone and the rest of the paint was pretty tired also. It had a mild pinto consisting of a unknow grind cam,extractors, 2.5' exhaust, filter and 5 speed gbox. I drove it around and had some fun till the end of 2000 when it was parked and stored in the shed. I had plans to restore the car and inject and turbocharge the pinto one day. The car got stripped and some body work happend in 2001 but  due to lack of time and funds my RS was left stored for a few years. It all got kick started again when in 2006 i got given an SR long motor in parts that the previous owner stripped down( broke the ring lands on one piston when it was in his 200sx) but he just ended up going with a second hand replacement motor. Well the rest was history..... The SR got fully reconditioned with forged pistons etc. and installed into the esky. I also aquired everything to complete the conversion and dummy fited it all and  started work on the body once again but wasn't long before time became an issue again and a lot of time passed without much happening. Having been busy with family, working a lot and being sidetracked with other toys in mid 2010 i decided to get a friend to finish body and paint it (otherwise it was never going to happen). The car was painted and back in my shed in dec. 2010, so having had all the conversion sorted  a few years back, it was just a matter of putting it all back together. All the work was done by me except for odd machine shop jobs and final paint. Project is ongoing and there is still plans and things to do, but for now it is very much in usable state and a lot of fun to drive.
 
BODY, SUSPENSION AND BRAKES:
2 Pac BMW/MINI - Chilli/Solar red
15X7 Performance superlites
Toyo R1R 195/50 tyres
Industrial 190lb lowered front springs with GT-Gas inserts
4 leaf van rear springs and GT-gas shocks
RS 22mm front swaybar and new tca's
Polyurethane bushes throughout
Adjustable pedal box with  5/8 master cylinders
260mm front rotors and Volvo 4 pot calipers
260mm rear rotors and R31 calipers
Bendix Ultimate front and rear pads
Braided Brake & clutch lines throughout 
 
ENGINE AND DRIVELINE:
  
S15 SR20DET VCT
ACL RACE Series Forged pistons
ACL RACE Series Bearings
Stainless steel exhaust manifold
Garrett GT2560R Turbo
Nismo 555cc injectors
Bosch 044 fuel pump with surge tank and lift pump
Speedflow push lock fittings and hoses  
Speedflow 3/8 aluminium delivery and retun fuel lines
Custom split dump pipe
Custom 3inch exhaust
450x300x76 Intercooler
2.5 inch intercooler piping 
Nissan SR 5 speed gearbox
Exedy HDCB clutch
Borg Warner 4 pinion LSD diff
Custom 28 Spline Currie Billet axles 
Custom Tailshaft
Haltech E8 controlling everything (vct,idle,02,boost,fan etc etc)
AEM wideband O2 controller/gauge integrated with Haltech for tuning and data logging
K&N air filter 
 
INTERIOR:
  
Retrimmed RS front and rear seats
RS steering wheel
RS Dash
Original RS door trims
Black roof lining
Autometer gauges in ashtray area  
 
Here are some pics as it is now

 


 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
post edited by RS 2000 - 2014/08/28 12:21:47

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    Paul Dunstan
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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2011/12/31 14:35:06 (permalink)
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    Great to finally see some images on here of your RS - it looks this good in the flesh too

    Cheers

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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/01 00:12:06 (permalink)
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    love it, another quality escort in SA good too see, and all hidden under the stock looking rs shell
    who did your diff? 
    can i see some interior pics? 
    are he pics taken on river road it looks so familiar i ride my bike along there fairly often


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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/01 12:42:55 (permalink)
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    Looks Great !!
    Looks so standard
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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/01 13:14:45 (permalink)
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    Looks great!! And a serious set of specs too!
    Cheers,
    Phil.

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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/01 16:20:34 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys,
    Sundowner- The diff housing was shortened by engineering mob (didnt have time to make a jig etc)  and I did all of the diff internals and setting up. Regarding pic location I think you are onto it, it was patapinda road not far from river road intersection.
    Interior is unfinished as I thought to leave it till last. Still got to do the ashtray/gauge area, dashpad and few other bits and pieces but I'll post up a few pics of how it is at the moment.
     
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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/01 17:20:52 (permalink)
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    love it, cant wait too see it in the flesh, there are some quality SA cars at the moment, good too see, 
    I think SR20's are gunna outweigh the old pintos over here


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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/02 09:25:49 (permalink)
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    Looks fantastic , might need to catch up one day and have a look so I can see we're bits go. Once up and running we could have a pair of red SR2000 hitting the streets.

    When all else fails, go to the shed.
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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/02 12:39:27 (permalink)
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    fantastic work! the trimmed seats with RS is iceing on the cake!
    hope to see and hear it in the flesh!

    steer from the rear.
    float like an atlas and sting like a bda
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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/02 13:02:21 (permalink)
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    looks awsome mate. love how stock it appears. would love to see it in the flesh.
    appears to be a few sr eskys popping up in sa lately
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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/06 11:22:12 (permalink)
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    talk about a sleeper... this thing would be nuts
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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/06 22:58:55 (permalink)
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    Very nice.
    Credit to you.

    What you think about, you bring about.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoPEt3rDSSE
    "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/11 10:52:45 (permalink)
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    Thank you guys, small update i have been getting the car ready for a dyno session to finish mapping of higher load areas and get as much power as the turbo allows. I was also getting way too much fuel smell in the car so I have changed the fuel hoses in the boot to petrol compatible lowest permeation hose available, and so far it has been great no more getting high on petrol for me .Since the last dyno session I upgraded the fuel pump to Bosch 044 which induced a couple small issues, The base fuel pressure went up 4psi and 044 was much noisier than my other pump. I could have easily tuned around the slight pressure increase, in fact close loop 02 had taken care of it anyway I still wanted to try and reduce the noise of the pump. So after a bit of testing I decided to add a 2 speed(lo/hi) fuel pump control, and now I can barely hear the pumps and the fuel pressure is back to normal base pressure  this should also heat the fuel less and probably make the pump last longer as it is running at much lower rpm.
     
    Here is a pic of new hoses

    Here is a dyno graph from the engine run in/initial tune session, running wastgate spring pressure boost of 6psi but overcomes to just under 10 psi in the top end.

     
     

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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/11 13:09:58 (permalink)
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    Hi
    Seeing the boot I remember i was supposed to get you some information
    Below is a reslient mount used to support electrical enclosures on the Cummins gensets at work and as it's very plyable and would be the ideal size to use when mounting fuel pumps etc.
    They have a 5/16 UNC blind thread each end and I recon they're <$15ea.

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    Re:RS 2000 - SR20DET 2012/01/11 21:18:52 (permalink)
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    recon that 170rwkw would be just spot on in an escort, well done.. cant wait too see this in the flesh
     


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