December 16, 2005:
All issues resolved... now it's time to get funky. :D
December 12, 2005:
Been running for a few weeks, not much done yet. Have to sou... Show morerce a carb and an AC compressor, maybe.
October 18, 2005:
Have had this car for about a week. Still replacing all the worn rubber and electricals in the engine bay. Not much to report yet.
It's a fun little item. The steering is manual, and pretty vague, but body roll is nearly nil and the weight balance makes the car spin lightly on its short wheelbase. There aren't any mods in the pipeline yet, but I'm thinking of going IHE as soon as the bugs are ironed out. Since this is a work car, I'm not going to do much to it... yet.
October 19, 2005:
Engine runs well, but smokes a bit. Seems I might have a valve seal problem or a blown piston ring. The engine might have been running a bit lean during the time the carb was all choked up, so I'm pulling it down and giving it the once over, just in case.
October 20, 2005:
Have the top off. Car is definitely drinking oil. Seems the only thing holding the seals in place was the gummy old oil in the engine. Putting in nice new stuff uncovered the leaks. Oh well, was going to do this sometime anyway, but it's a pain in the ass.
OCtober 24, 2005:
Still waiting for the engine, just paid for the overhaul. :( Show Less
LAST UPDATED: February 25, 2007
Just a few nice photos this update. Track day pictures coming soon.
Advan Neovas starting to wear now. Getting a lo... Show moret of feathering in the edge blocks... I corner too damn hard! :-p Also have lots of nasty scrapes and stuff on the wheels.
-The Ford Lynx RS won the Sport Compact Crown at the Philippine Car of The Year awards, February 2005. A fitting farewell to a great car.
-The Ford Lynx is now officially a piece of history. The last few Lynx RS models are sitting in the showrooms. Current rumors indicate that three cars are still sitting in various dealerships and at the factory.
PAGE 1: Preamble / Background Info
Page 2: Family Blood
Page 3: Secondhand Smoke / Driving Impressions
Page 4: All the extras / Conclusion
Page 5: Pictures, Pictures, Pictures
Page 6: Roadkill
Page 7: Trackday!
Page 8: Old News...
Page 9: New Shoes
The Ford Lynx RS, also known as the Tierra RS or Laser RS, is basically a re-badged Mazda Familia Sport 2.0 / Proteg� MP3. Restyled for Asian markets, the Lynx RS shares many of the same underpinnings of the MP3.
Although the basic body shape is the same, the Lynx (left) has different front and rear ends, as well as simpler body lines through the hood and quarter panels. It exudes a slightly "retro" feel as compared to the *zoom* *zoom* look of the last generation Proteg�. The simpler swage lines on the hood also give it a slightly cleaner and more sedate appearance than the MP3.
Of particular note are the headlights and tail-lights, which echo the newer Mazda 3
***BTW, my plate number is photochopped, sorry for the inconvenience... :D *** Show Less