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Cars and Car Conversions - Feature: Project Fiesta 1300S (Sport)
"Part 5 - ...pros and cons of building a quick Fiesta"
May 1988
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.....The Stage One and Stage Two state of tune can also be applied to other modifications. For example, a fairly quick Fiesta with good handling could be built by sticking to the bolt-on engine modifications and even uprating the suspension. You could consider this to be your Stage One Fiesta. A Stage Two Fiesta with the full engine works will require further modifications to cope with the power. For a start, wide wheels with low profile tyres would be a good idea and in the Fiesta's case this would require Ford Rallye Sport tie bars and camber adjusters. Following this the obvious suspension work and perhaps most importantly, improved braking and in this instance, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Tar.Ox discs and pads.

As you can see we have a horses for courses situation which makes fixing prices difficult to quantify, particularly when so many of these things can be obtained secondhand. Other items such as body kits, seats and in our case (rather extravagantly) a Momo steering wheel are all very much the icing on the cake. However I don't think I could do without the Cobra recliners, and the Fibresports body kit really adds the finishing touches.

So what of further progress with CCC Project Fiesta. Well we're still waiting to start on the suspension which is going to be a more expensive job than previously planned. We have decided to go the whole hog and use the Ford Rallye Sport heavy duty handling kit (see diagram 1) which basically consists of a stabiliser member, tie bars left and right and a stabiliser bar plus all the associated bushes, washers and bolts. Also to be used is the camber adjusting kit (see diagram 2) consisting of four camber adjusting nuts. In conjunction with this little lot. we'll be using uprated Rallye Sport springs. 150lb road/ rally spring at the rear and a 170lb spring at the front. By next month we should have this little lot fitted, so stay posted.

Recommended Fiesta reading for this month: Ford Motorsports Competition Parts Catalogue available from your dealer.

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Middle-Right - CCCs Fiesta runs 6 x 13in Firestone Firehawk S660s, good grip and good value


 


 
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