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Old 01-12-2007, 01:16 AM   #1
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Default The 'fins' on escos inner wings

What are they for ?

None of the sierra's had them.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:17 AM   #2
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i presume for strength,like a strut brace.they must have put them on due to the lack of preformance on the saff 4x4 in the rallying i would think.it wouldve been another aid to stiffen the car and get it round the corners properly.
i could be way off though
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:13 AM   #3
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i do not think they are for stiffening.
i think they are for cooling,it would lead of hot air from the engine bay and out in fresh air.
i may be wrong as well,,,but i cant see how it could be a strenght issue
maybe we are all wrong..and they just put it there cause they didnt have anywhere else to put it,
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are we talking the same bits? im thinking they are the bits that go from he strut top to the inner wing edge?
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are we talking the same bits? im thinking they are the bits that go from he strut top to the inner wing edge?

No, I think he means the slots in the actual inner wings, sort of underneath the abs/master cyl gubbins, and the same the other side. Look like cooling type vents to me.
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get rid of some heat i would think.
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The "gills" are where the air is extracted from the engine bay and exits out of the back of the vents in the front wings, so is to aid cooling . You have to remember that the Escort was built to meet homologation purposes for rallying, so has lots of unique features not seen on any other Cosworths.
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lol shows ow much ive looked at one then never seen them.that explains the reason for the wide wings then
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The "gills" are where the air is extracted from the engine bay and exits out of the back of the vents in the front wings, so is to aid cooling . You have to remember that the Escort was built to meet homologation purposes for rallying, so has lots of unique features not seen on any other Cosworths.
fuck, I welded them up
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The pass side was rotten there and down onto the bulkhead so I cut all that area out and welded in fresh metal. Drivers side was a little soft so I did similar. It was because of a previous bulkhead swap that had created a water trap the way it was done.

Knew I should have asked the question before though

not to worry as ive already thought of a way to replace them
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drill some holes in there.

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The "gills" are where the air is extracted from the engine bay and exits out of the back of the vents in the front wings, so is to aid cooling . You have to remember that the Escort was built to meet homologation purposes for rallying, so has lots of unique features not seen on any other Cosworths.
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