RS2000 MK1 and MK2 Escort Engine Cross Members have been out of production for over 40 years and it is now almost impossible to find a used one that is in good condition and still dimensionally correct.
Historically when replacing your MK1 or MK2 RS2000 Escort Cross Member you did not have the option to buy a brand new unit. Retroford has now developed a brand new MK1 & MK2 RS2000 Escort Engine Cross Member which is for use with standard OE type engine mounts making it ideal for road cars.
The new Retroford MK1 & MK2 RS2000 Escort Cross Member is stronger and stiffer than the original ford part but It is dimensionally the same and will fit all MK1 and MK2 Escorts using the original Ford pick up points. Suitable for use with Zetec, Pinto, X-Flow, Twin Cam and BDA engines.
When Ford released the RS2000, Ford took a Standard Escort crossmember and incorporated higher TCA locations, and also incorporated extra gussets. These extra gussets are in the aperture where the TCAs bolt in, behind the engine mounting aperture and also where the towers meet the bases. The reason ford moved the TCA position was to correct the geometry when using Capri front struts, as the RS2000 used Capri struts with detachable steering arms, whereas standard Escorts had built-in steering arms and different geometry.
- Fits MK1/MK2 RS2000, MK2 Mexico and MK2 RS1800.
- Features the six extra gussets, the same as the OE Ford RS2000 crossmember.
- Direct replacement for original Ford RS2000 Cross Member.
- Retains original engine mount, TCA and steering rack positions.
- Dimensionally identical to the original Ford RS2000 Cross Member.
- Keeps all the original Ford pickup points.
- Heavy Duty seam welded design incorporating stiffening gussets helping with engine rigidity and location.
- Suitable for use with Zetec, Pinto, X-Flow, Twin Cam and BDA engines.
- Retains original engine position.
- For use with Retroford Z001 Standard Engine Mounts.
- Suitable for original Escort TCA’s or the Retroford SS005 Adjustable TCA’s.
- The Cross Member TCA hole can be enlarged to work with the Retroford SS004 Rose Jointed Adjustable TCA’s.
- Cross Member is made from entirely new components.
- Supplied in raw metal finish and can be painted or powder coated by the customer.