The seven, parked up on the way to spain.

I’d bought my first copy of the Ron Champion book as soon as it came out, but it wasn’t until 2003 when I actually had the opportunity to make it happen.  It took three years, but in 2006 the car was finally on the road.  Since then its covered over 20,000miles, both on and off the track.

The car has evolved over the years, initially powered by a 1.3liter ford crossflow with a single motor craft carb, it now has jenvey throttle bodies, and a blueprinted 1700cc engine.


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The current specs are:


  • Wilwood Powerlite calipers, compound E up front with stock cortina disks
  • Standard english drums on rear


  • Ford 711M Block 1600cc block bored out +90 (1700CC)
  • 1300cc pistons with cut outs for valves
  • Burton Stage 3 Cylinder head
  • Duplex vernier timing chain setup
  • Kent 244 Cam
  • Jenvey 40mm Throttle bodies
  • Megasquirt Engine Management system
  • LC-1 Wideband data logger
  • Lightened flywheel
  • Competition clutch and basket
  • Custom exhaust system

Transmission and Driveline

  • Ford Type 9 Gearbox
  • English rear axle

Steering and Suspension

  • Quaife Quickrack
  • Standard cortina uprights
  • AVO Dampers and springs

Interior and Safety

  • Hand held fire suppression
  • Cobra Seven Seats
  • Sabelt 4 Point 3″ harnesses
  • Telemetrix guages
  • Loguino data logger
  • Autocom SP-A Comms system

Wheels and Tyres

  • 13×7 Superlites all round
  • 205/55/R13 Avon CR500 Rear
  • 185/55/R13 Avon CR500 Front

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