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My Fun Toy, 1983 Cosworth

Discussion in 'Other Brands & Models' started by sidibear, Nov 5, 2008.

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    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator

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    My nice standard original condition 1983 MK1 Ford Sierra ghia. One owner from new.

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    Not really worth a second glance in the fast car stakes, you wouldn't really think it would stand a chance against your average scooby, Evo or type R
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    But then, it does happen to have this under the bonnet..........:jump:

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    Lol very good :respekt:

    Is it four wheel drive too?
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    225bhp RWD through a 7 1/2" lsd, built for pure fun:thumbsup:

    I also used the front subframe and power rack off the Granada, knife edge steering as its designed to turn a car 500kg heavier.
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    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    You know what... I had an '88 XR4x4.... a bit of a lump to be honest (pre. efi 2.8), once dad and I gave it a good service, tappits, valces etc etc it was a beast. The most comfortable car I have ever driven. Great driving position and apart from the heater matrix breaking occasionally and drive with a wet left foot and misted windows in the middle of winter it was an absolute joy!!!!
    I think it ended up getting chopped for a track car.. :O(
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    sounds like pure fun! i love my A3 but you can't beat rear-drive just for joy:laugh:

    need a low-value second car, i do...just to nail
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    I am on Powered by Ford and I run the FSOC.

    Passion Ford admin don't like me very much, I didn't agree with one of their "experts" when he said it was ok to drill your own brake discs:lmfao:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Hey dude, that car looks so cool!!!

    Proper street sleeper, would love to see peoples faces when they pull up next to you "giving it large!!!"
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    Still have a soft spot for RWD Fords, your Sierra looks a very clean, well looked-after example.
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    @ Siena, this is the car in Steven Bayleys book, Cars power,sex, motion, everything. I had a nice little photoshoot with Tif Hunter and got a copy of the book for free, there is no way I would pay £75 for it:laugh:

    @Nilz18t, oh yes, much fun can be had:lmfao:Its not like they are expecting it, Bm's and Mercs on the motorway are fun. I get the usual flash of lights to move out of the way and take it up to around 85-90ish and sit there, when they flash the lights again I move over and let them past, only to pull back out behind them.
    When they have got to the speed they want I flash my lights and wave to them:yes:
    Yep, childish I know but good fun:rock:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Childish, never being childish makes life FUN!!!
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    Oh so much fun. My best to date was a bloke in his M3 who sat at the lights behind me pointing at the sticker on the bootlid laughing (it says "Restricted to 248bhp, Please pass". As we left th elights he thoughthe would tear up my inside and show me how fast he was. By fourth gera he was trailing by 2 car lengths to a 20 year Ford Escort. You could almost see his mail order bint asking why his sports car was being shown a clean set of heels by an old Ford:haha:
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    Driving a street sleeper should be on the 100 list of things to do before you die:arco:
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    It wouldn't though would it!!
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    From the line up to about 75 - 80ish yes it does, after that they start to pull away.
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