1979 Fiesta S

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  • 1979 Ford Fiesta S featured in January 1996 Grassroots Motorsports. Also known as the "Mike Snyder Fiesta"


    Car has been updated/backdated/improved with various items. Currently set up for SCCA Solo F Street Prepared class. 




    .030 over, balanced, about 20-30K on rebuild.

    TWM twin throttle bodies on dual DCOE manifold

    Haltech F7 injection

    Jahnspeed header, ceramic coated

    Ford Motorsport MSD igniton, Bosch distributor

    2" exhaust with Supertrapp




    Tilton 7lb flywheel

    Fiesta XR2 clutch





    Koni reds

    Forparts front springs, cut stock rears

    Urethane bushings

    RS 19mm rear bar

    RS front camber kit, bent rear axle tube

    Custom strut/shock tower braces

    RS front ball joints

    Forged front wheel hubs

    Converted to wheel studs and nuts

    13x7 Panasports w/ 215/50-13 street tires and 225/45-13 Hoosier A3S05's for track

    13x6 RS seven-spokes for winter/ralleycross use




    UK spec Fiesta XR2 MK2 calipers and ventilated rotors

    Ferodo Racing Pads (Ferrari 328 spec)

    Stainless braided lines




    Custom 3" steel box flares, four color paint job

    Factory sunroof with both panels and bags

    Blacked out bumpers

    Euro tailights (two color)

    Euro grille

    Kamei air dam

    Hella H4's

    Shaved license plate lights/lighted frame

    RS1600i badging

    Battery kill switch




    Safety Devices roll bar w/ front cage section

    Momo Montecarlo steering wheel

    Red Clubman racing seats

    Base model door panels (includes original S panels)

    Oil pressure and coolant temp gauges (Autometer)

    Haltech mixture meter

    Optima battery relocated to rear


    Car weighs about 1750 lbs.



    This car has a long history in the Susquehanna Region Solo program with several class championships to its credit


Ford Fiesta SCCA Race Car


January 1996 GRM:




New UK Spec Fiesta XR2 (MK2) brakes with Ferodo Racing Pads... made a huge difference!