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As per this thread I keep asking for photos of your cool Ford

 

Therefore thought it will be a good idea to start a new thread

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Me, aged 2 washing my dad Mk2 Escort DRS777T.

 

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Me aged about 4 on my dads first Mk V Cortina, note no nearside wing mirror.  He had a gold Mk IV on a T plate before this one and after the Escort above.

 

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That got chopped in for a Y reg Mk V Crusader 2.0 in brown and gold, but I don't have a picture of that one.  That was the end of rear wheel drive Fords for us. He had a string of Mk IV Escorts as company cars and then Mondeos.....yawn.

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Not sure what pics I have but mum and dad had in my youth

Mk3 cortina x2
Mk4 cortina x2
Mk5 cortina
Sierra 2.0 Ghia
Mk1 escort 1.3
Mk1 fiesta Ghia 950
Mk3 escort xr3 first car I crashed. Started it in gear and hit the garage door....
Mk4 xr3i first car I did the ton private race track of course
Mk3 fiesta 1.1 pop plus - wouldn't make the ton
Mk6 escort - horrid
P100 cortina pick up
Mk3 escort 1.8d vans.

Grandad had. 2.0 Ghia mk2 Capri and escort mk4 1.6 ghia

With that history it's odd my first car shared with my sister was an Astra and I only had Vauxhalls until I went Saab.


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2 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

Me aged about 4 on my dads first Mk V Cortina, note no nearside wing mirror.  He had a gold Mk IV on a T plate before this one and after the Escort above.

 

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We must be about the same age .  My parents took photos of me in dungarees.  Then they made a comeback in my teens.  Who knows maybe the fashion again soon 

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9 hours ago, duncan-uk said:


P100 cortina pick up
 

 

They were cool and meant there was still bits of Cortina being made well into the mid/late eighties.

 

A friend of mine at school, his dad made a camper van 'kit car' from a 'tina based P100.  It had twin rear axles, but only one was powered.

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Lots of cool South African models too like mk3 pick ups with v6 motors and the xr6 with 3.0 v6.


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A friend of my dad’s who was a head Ford tech for many a year restored a Sierra xr8 a few years ago. It’s the only one I have seen. Think the car came from SA? It’s in Dumfries and Galloway somewhere now as a high day and dry day car.

 

my dad had two Granada’s. An x reg 2.3l estate manual and 2.9i Ghia X auto 5 door hatch on an E plate. We also borrowed a family friend’s A reg 2.0l Sierra Estate to go to France in one year and I remember my dad thinking how fast it was and the novelty of a 5spd gearbox too as we had a N plate VW Camper with a 1600cc beetle engine and 4spd box. 60mph down hill with a big tail wind was an achievement in it :lol:

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 I've owned loads of Sierras and Granadas over the years with the odd Escort thrown in for good measure but the only pictures I have are of my last Sierra; 

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 It was a 1.8 but got fitted with a pretty tasty 2.8; 

 

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 My apologies for the photofuckit logos....

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Some of mine starting with my 1st car, 1.6GT XLR in 1981...

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2.0S & 3.0S...

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1.6 Base...

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JPS...

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2.8i Ghia X...

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2.8i Special

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3.0 Ghia with a Cosworth 24V...

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and my current two...

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10 hours ago, Sarnie said:

Cheers Andrew

 

The Granada Estate was quite a tool  :smile:

 

 Mk2 Granadas are cool as, I'd love to own one, in fact I'd be happy with any of the above, even the Puma!

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@NWJW nice Sierra and engine upgrade

 

@Sarnie nice set of motors.  The 2.0 and 3.0 look like a cool photo from The Professional.  Any engine photos of the 3.0 Ghia with the Cossie engine?  Like your current Capri a lot

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6 hours ago, NWJW said:

I'd be happy with any of the above, even the Puma!

 

Really? :P

 

Can't think the last time I saw one of them.  A really fit blonde:wub: that lived near me used to drive one.

 

Fiesta yes, Puma, no. :D

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1 hour ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

Really? :P

 

Can't think the last time I saw one of them.  A really fit blonde:wub: that lived near me used to drive one.

 

Fiesta yes, Puma, no. :D

 

Yes I'd drive a Puma, think of all the fit blondes you'd pull in it! Especially if it was a Racing Puma.:D 

 

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10 hours ago, NWJW said:

 

 Mk2 Granadas are cool as, I'd love to own one, in fact I'd be happy with any of the above, even the Puma!

 

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 :P

 

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7 hours ago, nealpina said:

 

@Sarnie nice set of motors.  The 2.0 and 3.0 look like a cool photo from The Professional.  Any engine photos of the 3.0 Ghia with the Cossie engine?  Like your current Capri a lot

 

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 :lol:

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.

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The current one I race a few times a year in the Classic Thunder Saloons...

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On ‎19‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 18:06, GStarrr said:

restored a Sierra xr8 a few years ago. It’s the only one I have seen. Think the car came from SA? It’s in Dumfries and Galloway somewhere now as a high day and dry day car.

 

If it is who I think it is - this is also a massive assumption: He is a trader who imports rare retro Fords from Australia and South Africa

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2 hours ago, Sarnie said:

guess I should of had a silver one to complete the look 

 

:lol:

 

2 hours ago, Sarnie said:

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.

 

Very nice :)

 

2 hours ago, Sarnie said:

The current one I race a few times a year in the Classic Thunder Saloons...

 

Nice what's the handling and performance like on the track?

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8 hours ago, nealpina said:

 

Nice what's the handling and performance like on the track?

 

Handling is very good but then it should be as suspension is all BMW :lol: , 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 :smile:

 

 

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Yes but don't tell anyone :mrgreen:

 

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 :blink:

 

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.

 

 

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