Abs Work

QHi Fast Ford, I'm having trouble Willi my Siena Sapphire Cosworth in as much as the abs light won't go out. When I turn the ignition on I can hear the abs pump working, and it builds up pressure and then stops like it should do. I've also checked the brake fluid level as my mate told me this could sometime cause a problem. However the light is still on and won't go out. Have you got any ideas what could be causing it because I'm running out of ideas now Tommy, Letchworth A when the abs light...

Adore Matt

Great issue last month, and it was gooc to see that finally there is a good looking new Focus -1 mean the matt black 3DCarbon modified one I've not been too impressed with the 'Tangerine Scream' ST that's doing the rounds, but hopefully Ford will get round to making an RS500 versbn if it looks as good as that one does. Keith, email shrine to mc is frankly creepy as hell At least I now know what you look like, so I can avoid you. I shall be taking legal advice about a restraining order. Are you...

Andrew Martin Mk1 Rs

Despite its relatively standard looks, this exceptional rs Focus packs over 500bhp The engine mods are obviously extersive, and would be on the dream shopping list of many a focus owner. a CGI s_ block heads up the party, and a set of WRC rods and wiseco Pistons add to the entertainment. Sitecr have fettled the cylinder head and a Primary Designs manifold is teamed up with an lan Howell SpecGT28 turbo. There is a huge list of additional engine mods and on Sitech's rolling road they saw a mighty...

Buying Guide

Look hard enough and cars are still out there, but the availability seems a lot less than just two years ago and prices are actually on the increase Cars still appear in all the usual places such as Fast Ford, .Auto Trader and eBay but those that are surfacing don't tend to be project cars, leading us to believe that owners of such cars are in for the long term and probably going the full restoration route. Check out any of the popular forums and you'll see what we mean Dy the increasing number...

Cheers

Martin Hadland, Mike Rainbird, my parents and father-in-law Del, Fraser Vincent, Harvey Gibbs, Paul Ripley, Kelvin Heard, Blackery Sportshads, Dangerous Dave Mulheran, Dave Lee, the Pro Alloy boys, Ben cook, all the guys at www escortrscosworth.com, my darling wife, Tania for not leaving me over my Escort obsession After speaking to several people and tuners, Reyland Motorsport were enlisted to help build a serious engine to power the Escos. I took it up to Martin at Reyland, he has been great...

Decisions Decisions

Hi FF, I'm looking at buying a Tocus Mk1 to do up, modify, and generally have a laugh in. A few of my mates have got tuned Focuses anc l have to say I'm really impressed with the way they combine practicality, style, and performance. I have a company car which I use daily so i wouldn't need to worry about keeping the i-ocus on the road all the time, meaning I could try some more adventurous modifications. However I've been told by some people to spend a little bit more cash and buy an ST170 to...

Digital Fast Ford

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology you can now purchase a digital edition of your favourite magazines cnline, ready to read whenever you want. Both single issues and subscriptions are available and each purchase is permanently stored in your cwn magazine library forever. Once the magazine has downloaded an internet connection is not required so you can read it as and when you want to. To access the digital copy all you need is a PC, Mac or iPad, and get over to www.zinio.com fastford...

Display Cars

There Is something subtle that we like ibaut the blue ones It wasn't just inside the Mountune home that everything was happening either. Outside, the car parks were filled with a selection of well modified fast Fords, and the atmosphere was more like a club event than that of a company's open day. The atmosphere was chilled and relaxed and, much like a regional meet, light-hearted banter and customary mickey-taking filled the air. In amongst all this though, owners were also discussing their...

E 500 T

Inspired by a comment from workmate Curtis Piper, who had bought an Escort Cosworth at a similar age to Stuart, Stuart decided to sell the RST. I remember him telling me to sell the Escort and looking at it. That was 2006, it was clean otherwise I wouldn't have bought it. People know me for having clean cars, but it also hadn't been locked away in the garage so there were dings and dents. As it was an RS5001 knew it was worth the money though. Being right at the top of Stuart's budget it meant...

Email It

It's easy, just send an e-mail to fastford futurenet.com and attach ONE good quality picture, plus no more than 30 words. Remember to include your phone number and name and address (not for publication). Complete the coupon below and post it along with your photo (if appropriate) to Fast Ford Classifieds, 30 Monmouth street, Bath BA1 2BW Text FF3AD followed by a space, then your ad (limit 160 characters) and send to 87474. Attach a photo if appropriate. Don't forget to include a price and a...

Engine Ou I

As you'd imagine, the first illegal but you can be stage of the conversion is up to 20k or even s( to remove the old engine, orison if caught, so tf As you'd imagine, the first stage of the conversion is to remove the old engine, but before you start undoing every nut and bolt in sight you should take a step back anc think about exactly what needs to come off, and in what order. Removing the bonnet to give you better access is a good idea, and drain all the fluids otherwise you'll get a face...

Fanatics

We've a lot of time for Shawn's Series 1. The wheel choice really makes it stand out. In case you were wondering they're 15in Compomotive MT500 split rims. But that's not the Escort's only party piece -it also packs a nicely tweaked engine with a 0.48 compressor housing on the T3 turbo. A Mongoose, K& N and unknown chip complete the package. Inside, the Recaros have been joined by an Italvolanti steering wheel, A-pillar boost gauge and a turbo timer. Massive turbo, mental paintjob or mega...

Fast Ford March 2011 00eb

JMaasa l& SJkm & FsBiflM S (Msip ta tor M As well as showing off what is available from Mountune, there was also the opportunity to buy the new and more familiar parts on the day. The Mountune store was selling everything the company offers and official merchandise too. The store was busy all day with enthusiastic owners coming away with armfuls of stuff, or dates booked in the diary for future work to be carried out. Some lucky customers were even able to have their new purchases fitted...

Fast Ford March 2011

Undoubtedly have been covered with terrible faddy mods such as M3-style mirrors, Lexus lights, Lambo doors, and dare we even mention them .under-car neons Shudder But when you check out Clive's ST, the untrained eye will be hard-pressed to tell which parts are factory-fit and which are those that Clive has retro-fitted. That's always the mark of a car that's been done well, and for a subtle daily driver, this is perhaps the biggest compliment it could get. Clive recalls what sparked his...

Fastfordmag Spreadshirtcouk

Get the mostest from your Fast Ford free classifieds by following these tip top tips Meet the vendor at his home, not a lay-by in the middle of nowhere. Does he seem familiar with the car How long has he had it P Does he have all the documents is he the registered keeper If lot, why not g Check the windows for etching. Make sure numbers aren't being hidden by stickers.

Front Mounted Intercqoler With Colo Feeo Plate

Fans now fit between radiator and intercooler for a 'smoother look'. Oirect replacement for standard radiator. Can be used with standard or modified intercooler. Polished finish 43mm all alloy core. NEW S1 RS TURBO HALF SIZE FRONT MOUNT INTERCOOLER Bolt in design with no cutting or drilling required

Hydraulic Lift System

KW automotive UK Ltd Phone 0 70 990 7536 fox 01233 732593 i lease Stor S Rf ffi f agazines for1W 'nf vautomotive.co.uk, net wwKWautomoth e.cou* The HLS providos additional road clearance for lowered vehicles. When expanded, a range of up to 46 mm of lift is produced, thereby helping lowered cars ovoid rood clearance difficulties such as speed humps, road construction, etc. c Hor vohicios with minimum rood clearance c Raises the vehicle up to 45 mm depending on the application c l leight can be...

Info

We must receive your form by 07 02 11 for insertion in the next issue. Photos are printed free but cannot be returned. Post your completed coupon to Fast Ford Classifieds, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW. Fax (01225) 732301 Address Pleas indicate if you do NOT wish Co receive relevant information about products or services f-om PtMSa indical if you do NOT ttttih lift to pttc on your dauite to oaraMly salaoud tompanit* t Future Publishing 3r any of its group companies by Post Q Telephone onabta...

Letter

Share your views on the mag or the blue oval scene and you could bag Meguiar's cleaning kit See www.meguiars. co.uk for its full product range found myself doing the rat look with my beloved Escort Bonus. It's the best car I have ever owned. I love it, but a friend pointed out I seem to have an attraction to Neil I just wanted to see his cheery face looking back at me when I was driving. I always get excited ond read ail about him and I have lurked near him at shows, but nerves got the better...

March 2011 Fast Ford

At the other end of the gearstick is a DPE gearbox Neatly mounted dash is a strong feature Enough carbon and bling to please a king > clean his was just didn't help, I wanted it to look nice as wel las go fast. I didn't want a true concours finish on the car though because I wanted to really use it. Jason makes his point known What's the point in having a big power car and not using it We have to admire this sentiment. amazing inside, outside and In the engine bay an eager Jason was soon up...

Mk1 Focus Alloy Radiator

45mm core compared to the standard a must for any Focus rs which is In ford rad which has a 25mm core. . need for some extra cooling MK1 RS -vYL polished or black Cools down the super heated water leaving the Turbo. 'Tests have shown o minimum .'0 degree drop in water tempenrure when jsed on full boost' Kit comes complete with 9ultalian slim line fan, all hoses and brackets, even comes with its own wiringtfHfe loom) Front mount _ g I _ _ Intercooler needed m fani Wp UU to be able to fit. FOR...

Mk7

M B a good car to drive, fresh and new its very smooth. The Mk7 is the la est and arguably greatest in the long Fiesta legacy. The chassis is a belter but in standard guise they do seem to lack a certain something. However Ryan Doherty was quick to get that sorted. I actually had a Mini before I passed my driving test, the teenager tells us, but when I was old enough to drive I jist felt it was a little too small and cramped. I had seen the Mountune Fiestas and liked them, I started to look...

Mondeo St200

Puma 1.7 conversion, Imperial Blue, lowered -30mm, 300rim brake conversion, carbon wrapped bonnet, chequer side decals, Team Dynamics alloys, 12 months MOT, 6 months tax Tel 07799 176353 Norfolk These cars respond really v ell to the Puma engine and make fora fun little car. (Based on a 26-year-old ma e homeowner with six points and three years' NCB)

Name That Tune

Fast Ford Tech Advice Future Publishing 30 Monmouth Street Bath BA1 2BW Fax-01225 732301 Sorry, we can only reply to published queries. QHi, l have got a 2007 Focus ST and was wondering what you guys think would be the best remap available for this car. I have been told that the Superchips Bluefin is quite good but have also been told the Dreamsrienr.e is gr> od ton Which is better And which remap would you recommend James, Leicester A There are many tuning handsets available for the focus ST...

Right Gear

Qh guys, l have a enough but should I use quick question .lie Borg War ner T5, regarding my or a custom rwd MT75 project Sierra, and gearbox Any help would specifically which gearbox be appreciated, to use. I've always loved Graham, email Sierras and have owned loads of them including Jt This project XR4x4s and Saph Cossies. sounds like it's However ny current going to be a project is a bit different good one as the Sierra as I am fitting a Zetec is one car not many turbo to cne. My Question...

Rs500 No 159

Six-paddle clutch, standard T5 gearbox standard cliff and shafts > it came to the modifications. I did blow an engine up, so I replaced it with a 1.9. It was originally running 260bhp but it did the water jackets so I had it detuned to 230, with 260lb ft of torque. Having done a rolling road day at Powerstation in front of his local club, the Power Engineering work was proven and the RST became a local legend. Trouble is that with age, comes well, age and approaching 30 years old Stuart...

Rssoo

When Stuart bought the rs and it was this engine that he had detuned to 330bhp to take part in the Modball Rally, hoping to keep it safe for prolonged driving periods. That 30bhp made a big difference to Stuart's right foot though, which is when fate stepped in. I was living in Norfolk working for Aston Martin and I decided to take it up there from Bristol, but while. The T5, diff and shafts all hanging in there for now behind the six-puck paddle clutch. That yb is such a great engine now,...

Set Of A

We are pleased to announce that due to workshop improvements we are now offering more servicing and mechanical upgrades in our state of the art workshop and will now undertake most mechanical work such as > Brake Upgrades & Overhauls ABS Diagnostic & Repairs > Engine Management Diagnostics & Repairs Whether you need a simple brake service, a full suspension upgrade or just, a rattle fixing, please give us a call and let us quote you for the work. All work comes complete with a...

Slow Burner

In between Will catching the plague, being drowned from a tidal wave and losing an arm (don't worry, it grew back), he managed to get my gearbcx mounted. Believe me it's a squeeze and requires serious effort to do anything in this engine bay. The fresh 'box is an uprated IB5 with better bearings and with the Trari-X plated LSD diff fitted, I am curious to check out the gear ratios and see what it's like to drive. Of course the gearbox and fancy diff require some suitable oil to go with it. I am...

Stereophqimics

It's Double DIN Dan, as the Mondeo wason etsa headunit swap, and more As you can see from the photos, I've managed to fit the Kenwood DNX-5240 which was in the Fiesta ST into my Mondeo. It wasn't a small task, and if I'm honest, I did get that 'why did I even start this' feeling part way through I've seen Double DIN headunits fitted into Ford's 1.5 DIN slot before, but invariably they're not fitted particularly well, with the cage showing and just looking a bit half-finished. With that in mind...

Yb Cosworth Engine

Group A YB 611 bead gasket 49 95 Gunulw WFC 4 layiii iw Head bolts tset of 10 later Head bolts (set of 10 ARP stud and nut Rocker cover gasket < -1994) Rocker cover gasket & 2 half moons 29.95 halt moon Inlet gasket manifold Exhaust manifold gasket (S3t of 4) 25.00 Valve stem sea s setof 16j Thermostat gasket < 2wd orly) 0.35 Themostat J ring (4wd ECTsenOer gasket Plenum chamber gasket Throttle hoisng gasket 1.50 Genuine Ford Motorsport group A headset with every gasket, seal and bolts...

Advertising Feature Web Directory

Team Torquesteer Ltd caters for all modern fast Fords, including the RS, ST ar J Zetec models. Sell irg a range of accessories from decals to full exhaust systems, as well as an imp-'essive range of lighting products and air filters From replacing your car's mats to a much bigger makeover, Team Torquesteer should be your first point of call as many items on offer are made exclusively for the company The catalogue now incl udes access to the MK2 rs production database that gives 100 accurate...

Ly Sierra Cqsworth

How s this for a find it was all smashed up and just sat in a barn, not a straight panel m sight on it says Mick. I rebuilt it all back up and went with a nice simple Stage 3 spec. Having got the car for a bargain price, Mick put the hours in so he could bring it back from tne dead. It looks the part, complete with the original timing and navigator equipment. But is it rallied No, it's just a bit of a giggle, admits Mick. Trackdays can be expensive enough, I can't imagine the money it costs to...

Public Health Warning

THE FITTING OF OUR S STEMS MAY CAUSE AN UNUSUAL AMOUNT OF GRINNING Blueflame are the anginal choice in after market performance exhaust systems. All of our systems are expertly designed and hand made right here in the UK. With 25 yca s cxpcricncc. Rest assured we Know what you require from a Performance Exhaust System T I iTi rn SOUND bldiisW PERFORMANCE B7 DESIGN A Mountune-tweaked Mk7 Fiesta is a fine fas Ford but if you are looking to stand out, take c leaf from Ryan Docherty's book. j j

Sierra Rs Cosworth Tightening Torques

Borne cut of a desire to race, the whale-tailed RS500 was a monster of its time. The 500 was a simple build number requirement to meet homologation rules which then allowed the racer to dominate the BTCC and burn the Sierra in the history books. Separating itself frcm the already cult arid outlandish Sierra Cosworth, the 500 came with over 20 significant engine tweaks and further aerodynamic aids. These additions, along with changes to the rear pick-up points on the suspension, would give Ford...

Yb Cosworth Engine Parts

Genuine group A cambefl 8 tensioner 62.50 Cam foilowrs original Genune Cosworth cam txsrings with seals 2WD amp 4 WD 39.95 Non gen exh valves 19 95 each Non gen inlet valves 19 95 each Genune Cosworth exhaust vatves 37.50 each ConuiK Coaworth Inlet vaKea 24.95 each Brand new hlet amp exhaust cams Buy a pair of new Cam Shafts 350 pair Group A canbelt 909580 SPECIAL OFFER 29.95 Cosworth cambett Pipei Vwnie Piper double vaK-e Piper solid Piper uprated cam Gcnume Cosworth 200 CP Pistons for b g...

Itg

From 41.99 41.99 49.99 53.99 487 Induction Kits Modified Air Box 25 bhp 99 Piper Cat Baol lt Exhaust System from 435 ECUs reprogrammed from 499 fitted Different tunes available. Price Includes rolling road run, and engine component check. CNC Ported Cylinder Head 1380 Eibach Lowering Springs 212.75 Piper Exhausts are available in 3in 76mm diameter KJAlMl.Mddil Piper Cat Back choice of tail pipes 435 Piper Sports Cat Down Pipe 76mm 450 Piper Full System 76mm with Sports Cat 900 Piper Full System...

Focus Rs Remus Exhaust

As soon as you drop down a gear you get a lovely tone The quality is absolutely great and the Remus system has given the car the soundtrack that I wanted without any intrusive noise. I'm very impressed -Jeremy Sneller This month we've put the Remus sports exhaust system for the Mk2 Focus F S through its paces. Produced in Austria, Remus is Europe's largest performance exhaust manufacturer with over 20 years' experience. But can their products do the business Fitting from the catalytic...

Ryandocherty

1.6 Ti-VCT, Mountune 140PS upgrade with cat back exhaust ECU recalibration, freeflow manifold, airfilter Full bespoke retrim themed to tie in with Mountune logos black and ye low leather with cross-stitch effect on centre sections, Mountune legos embroidered into front seats, steering wheel retrimmed in nappa leather with ye low stitching, bespoke door builds made to house Focal K2 series speakers to maintain black ye low theme, illuminated Mountune lego built into door, gear knob and gaiter...

Bar Room

Wrapped intricately around a pair of Corbeau Forza bucket seats and four-point harnesses, the most noliceableaspecLs of Ihe custom cage are the additional bar, which runs across the top of the dash, and the myriad of of my JDerfect car, says the serial extra crossbraces. What's not so modifier. My mates and I go to noticeable is that the whole rear all the shows and I like to take half of the cage has been moved inspiration from wherever I can. If back around six inches to better what I build...

Fast Ford March 2011 Haht

JMaasa l amp SJkm amp FsBiflM S Msip ta tor M Simon's Sierra should be more than capable on the 'Ring's 154 corners. concours winner, you'd expect Simon's engine bay to be clean, but this is riciculous The sunlight reflecting off the 2.9-litre twin turbo's pclished surfaces is enough to warrant a pair of RayBans It's not just about the polished bits, this is no ordinary engine. Yeah, it's much clearer than most, but it's the two huge metallic snails that sit either side of the block that...

Latest Products

The day was undoubtedly dominated by the release of a selection of new products to come from the Muuntune stable. The range on offer included not just big, complete tuning packages like the MP245 kit for the new Kuga and the MP155kit for the Mk7 Fiesta Zetec S, but also styling products and individual bolt-on parts too. Perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated was the new inlet plenum for the 15 engines as found in the Focus ST and RS. Giving a healthy increase in mid-range lorque and power...