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Category 3 Ford Escort RS1600

The FIA homologation period for H1 is from 1/1/1972 – 31/12/1975.The Motorsport UK Historic categories are as follows:Category 2. 1/1/1968 – 31/12/1974.Category 3. 1/1/1975 – 31/12/1981The FIA have accepted the following modifications as fitted to a Mk1 Escort RS1600.This has been accepted in the belief that the modifications were carried out late in the Escort […]


Anyone needing to puchase new harnesses to be used with a FHR (Frontal Head Restraint) system  should consider harnesses that are designed to be used with a FHR system. These belts are the usual 3" that reduce down to two inches over the shoulder. They are designed to work better with the yoke type of […]

Mini Crankshafts

Crankshafts There have been reports of Mini's being fitted with C-shape counterbalance webed crankshafts. These are not permitted as there has been no evidence that they have been used in period. The following is the wording regarding period parts taken from the 2017 Blue Book. Please supply documented evidence as per Article 49.6 page 329 […]

FHR or Hans devices

The MSA has ruled that from 1st January 2016 all crew members taking part in Special stage rallies in the U/K must wear a frontal head restraint or (HANS) device. The only exception will be Historic category One which will have to comply by 1st January 2017. The following is an FIA guide regarding these devices. […]

Crash Helmets and Overalls

Crash Helmets and Overalls for special stage rallies in 2015. Helmets, (a) International Events FIA. 8860-2004. FIA  8860-2010. Snell  SA2010. Snell  SA2005 (Not valid after 31/12/2018) Snell  SAH 2010 SRI Foundation 31.1A, 31.2A (Not valid after 31/12/12018) All MSA National events. As listed in (a) above and BS6658 Type A/FR (not valid after 31/12/2015. Overalls. […]

Stage Rally Competition Seats

The MSA will from 1st January 2014 require all special stage rally cars to have in date FIA seats fitted. If you are going to buy new seats make sure you have as much time as possible on the new seats. This is identifiable by the FIA label and hologram that is usually situated on […]

Shock Absorbers.

A Bilstein front strut top mouning. Note large slot through centre of thread area.

Shock Absorbers As used in period. Types. In Category 1, 2 and 3 the period specification shock absorbers were as follows. Hydraulic non gas pressurised, fixed rate, single rate or double adjustable rate damping. Gas pressurised  monotube Shock Absorber, non-adjustable damping rate (Bilstein or Sach) with a maximum guide tube diameter of 40mm. The principle […]

RS1800 Fuel Injection

Category 3. RS1800 Kugelfischer fuel injection is permitted. This system consists of a fuel metering unit which is very simular to an in line diesel injection pump. A fuel feed pipe leaves the pump and delivers fuel to an injector which is mounted in a butterfly action throttle body. For more information contact. Alan Sherwood Engine […]

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