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Sarnie last won the day on January 29 2014

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    Middx.
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    Motorsport, been racing a Capri on & off since 1987.

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    1995 525i Touring (M52b28 & LPG), Puma 1.7 & ThunderSaloon Capri 32V Cobra V8

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  1. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Cheers, it was good fun playing with the Mk2 Escorts, although was annoyed at binning it trying to take 3rd from the Escort Cosworth !
  2. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Did a Ford Allcomers Race at the Ford Power Live Show at Brands Hatch a month ago. Struggled for grip all day so things didn't go quite to plan, anyway some very nice Escorts to see in my in car vid....
  3. Sarnie

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    No, there is no mounting or recess for the light.
  4. Sarnie

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Was impressed with the quality and fit, so yes definitely worth it. Looks wise I think the proportions are just right ie. bigger but not too big. The fit to original holes is spot on, and it fits nice and snug to the glass. The surface is glossier than the original, perfectly flat with no distortion, and even colour. Should stay flat as no metal inside to rust, it's a hollow moulding, ABS plastic I think. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E34-Spoiler-lip-520-525-540-M5-Type-Rear-Roof-Spoiler-Wing-bmw-34-Touring/323860472476?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Cheers Sharkfan, it's not doing bad for a daily driver on 343k, and just got another clean MOT today
  5. Sarnie

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Finished giving the tailgate a bit of a make over. Cut out a couple of bits that had rusted through from the inside, and replaced the very lumpy spoiler. Didn't fancy paying £350 for an original spoiler only for the mild steel inside the rubber to rust again. Bought a well made copy that's plastic and is also a bit larger, fits perfectly and was £115 inc p&p from the Ukraine.
  6. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Not too much cutting, was a surprisingly good fit, I chopped off the four big housings for the subframe mounting bushes as I was welding it to the shell. The front upper arms needed a bit of clearance so floor was slightly modified. Most of the head scratching was lots of measuring to make sure it was exactly right before welding, and yes some plates to help tie it all in to the shell.
  7. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Not quite, spaceframes are not allowed, the basic shell has to remain as manufactured ie bulkhead can't be modified to move engine back, floor can only be locally modified for relocating suspension mounts, outer panels can be changed.
  8. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Yes but don't tell anyone I didn't fancy a big yank axle to take the power, all that unsprung weight, ok on the drag strip. As the suspension/drivetrain rules are free in Thunder Saloons I thought what better than M3, lots of measuring and head scratching though At the moment I'm still using the standard GKN Viscolok LSD from the M3, not ideal for the track, far too slow to lock.
  9. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Handling is very good but then it should be as suspension is all BMW , front is E46 M3, rear is E90 M3. Balance isn't quite as good as an M3 as the weight split is still biased to the front, although the V8 is all aluminium it is a big lump and weights about the same as an Essex V6. Plenty of downforce keeps it nailed down, rear wing is a carbon fibre one from a Le Mans GT3 Dodge Viper, tyres are ex-BTCC Slicks (265/18). Performance wise it goes well enough, the V8 makes around 500bhp and revs to 8k, car weights about 1100kg. It's now lapping quicker than a Works Cologne GAA Capri
  10. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Thanks, guess I should of had a silver one to complete the look (both gold), the pic was taken in 1986 and the 3.0 on the left was the race car which still lives on today, well in spirit anyway When I put the 24V in the 3.0 Ghia I thought I would make it more old school so made an inlet manifold to take a pair of Triple Choke Weber IDS's from a Porsche and ran a dizzy off the nose of one of the cams, revved nicely and made 224bhp. The current one I race a few times a year in the Classic Thunder Saloons...
  11. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Haha yes the Puma, bought it from 'British Car Auctions' last year for very cheap, only 58k miles and it's completely rust free, a very rare Puma ! I can see why Top Gear made it Car of the Year in 1997, it really is great fun to drive, and I never thought I would say that about wrong wheel drive. Handles well, just over 1000kg, lovely gear change and a Yamaha developed Zetec that loves to rev. Not pulled any blondes in it, but prefer brunettes anyway
  12. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Cheers Andrew The Granada Estate was quite a tool
  13. Sarnie

    Your retro Fords

    Some of mine starting with my 1st car, 1.6GT XLR in 1981... 2.0S & 3.0S... 1.6 Base... JPS... 2.8i Ghia X... 2.8i Special 3.0 Ghia with a Cosworth 24V... and my current two...
  14. Sarnie

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    A couple of years ago I changed the pump as the steering would sometimes go heavy on cold mornings, but didn't really make any difference. So to be sure I put the original pump back on, all was good this weekend after 150 miles of towing. Although I do have some noise travelling down the pipes, sounds like it's cavitating, I did jack up the rear to hang the rear suspension for a while and bleed the system from the nipple on the actuator at the rear (although it's supposed to be self bleeding) but still there at the moment.
  15. Sarnie

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Hope you get the Nugget sorted, weather allowing, think my rear end pipework is ok as been slapping Waxoyl on the pipes for many years Wouldn't like to guess how much from BMW, cost about £30 for the fittings, and already had the AN4 pipe, and re-used the banjo bolt as it has calibrated holes....
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