Happy Birthday to you RS500...

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jkxr4ti
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Happy Birthday to you RS500...

Post by jkxr4ti » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:32 pm

Thought you all might enjoy a quick read on the RS500.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor ... ord-sierra
Merkur....Its German for Mutt....Mustang, Saab, Volvo, Lincoln, Contour, Cummins... and the list goes on.

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jkxr4ti
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Re: Happy Birthday to you RS500...

Post by jkxr4ti » Wed May 10, 2017 8:26 pm

If you happen to be in a barns and noble or other bookstore take a look at the new issue of Motorsport magazine. There are a few great articles on the RS500. One has an interview with with Andy Rouse and Steve Soper. Rouse and Soper give some great insights on what it was like to drive these beasts in race trim. Rouse also revealed that their car actually went back to the stock rear spring mount location as opposed to the coilover that ford had recommended for the Motorsports prepped sierras. He claimed that that on their car it actually gave them more traction. So if you get a chance it's a good read, the Merkur of Rouse makes a brief appearance in one photo too.

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Merkur....Its German for Mutt....Mustang, Saab, Volvo, Lincoln, Contour, Cummins... and the list goes on.

Jeremy Kemp

1988 XR4Ti Chestnut Brown/Spice Leather
MC2 Coilovers and Bushings, Contour Rims and Rotors, Ported Motorsport Head, Cosworth 4x4 Intercooler, Holset HY35 Turbo, 80LB Injectors, Megasquirt2 EFI

Ed Lijewski
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Re: Happy Birthday to you RS500...

Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu May 11, 2017 6:06 am

jkxr4ti wrote:Thought you all might enjoy a quick read on the RS500.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor ... ord-sierra
From the article:

"Indeed, it pootles along rather nicely."

Pootles... Gotta luv BritSpeak.
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