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My Orions

Discussion in 'The Cool Wall' started by Slammedorion, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Slammedorion
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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    Featured in July's FastFord


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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    Loving the rims on the red one. Are they comp th?
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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    Yes comp th's. 16 x 8's.
    Stripped interior out on this one, it's running a Rs1800i 130bhp zetec lump.

    The blue one's on 17 x 7.5 Borbet C's.
    Running in a 2 litre zetec turbo lump.
    I've always had orions and love the fact there so rare on the roads now.
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    [Jun 23, 2011]
    Like a nice Onion :) Good choice with the Saphire Cosworth spoiler on the bootlid. Puzzled why yuou didn't opt for the 2 litre Zetec over the RS1800 unit as teh RS1800 never actually makes the claimed figures.

    Do you use PassionFord.com ? Sure I recognise the red one from there
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    [Jun 23, 2011]
    The 1800 turned up at the right price and they go straight in.:salute:

    Yes I'm on passionford.
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    [Jul 11, 2011]
    my dad used to have one of these with the spot lights in blue. it was a 1.6 ghia if i remember rightly. my mates used to be well jealous when i got picked up on a friday.

    both look tidy mate! good job
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    [Jul 18, 2011]
    Cheers :thumbsup:
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    [Aug 15, 2012]
    I had one, loved it! Couple of pics.... Before, middle, after!!!

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    [Aug 29, 2012]
    Mk 1 onions all the way, loved my Old Ghia, diamond white with twin 40 carbs, 60mm lowered, with a 4" stainless, used to shoot proper flames out the back on over run, pop pop bang bang, love it hahahah
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    Haha good old Orion's. I had a 1986 1.6 ghia and put a full cartel bodykit on with rs bonnet vents just like the blue one. I also put on a 4 inch peco exhaust, lowered it 60mm with 16inch 3 spoke alloys(all the rage then lol), full chrome petrol cap, sierra cosworth boot spoiler ,morrette quad headlights(which looked the dogs doodahs and re-sprayed it velvet purple. Then put lime green piping all the way around. Those were the days lol and I loved em.
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    [Jan 17, 2013]
    Oh and awesome job BTW matey. :D
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    I like them, I brought a cammed 1.6 ghia off my uncle for peanuts that he had sitting around because of a blocked injector. Abit of pro-boost in the fuel and it soon cleared a mile or 2 down the road. it had a set of 15's on it and clear indictors. it was the blue and silver edition. tbh I stripped it and scrapped it as it was only a temp car till my series 1 came on road, but it gave me smiles :)
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    nostalgia
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    [Feb 13, 2013]
    Cheers for the comments :blush:
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    [Feb 13, 2013]
    A few better pics... red orion was sold on after moonstone blue one did a few miles...

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    Half of my old project car is on both of these cars lol

    Still looking nice
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    [Apr 16, 2013]
    Red Orion's gone...

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    Moonstone Blue Orion's a giggle with 300bhp...

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    [Apr 27, 2013]
    Taken pics while its clean...
    Paint works wearing lots if blackfire sealant... :wink:

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    [Jul 1, 2013]
    brings back memories I had loads of these when I was younger.
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    Gorgeous cars and brings back memories of my old cars!
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    Wiped the dust off it today... Amazing how dusty it gets sitting in the garage...

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    Black fire all finish paint protection was the choice of the day...

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    This is taking me back a good few years,i nearly bought a mk1 1.6i ghia.Great to see them again many years later.

    Great looking cars mate.
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    [Apr 4, 2014]
    A friend of mine has an RS Turbo,I will have to ask him to buzz me when he gets it out to get a few pics,it is in similar nick to your Orion
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    Very cool, not seen an onion in years!
    The moonstone one? Has that an escort front end though?
    I used to love fords, then the mark 5 escort and mongeo killed it for me! Lol,
    Love the old stuff, my mate has a 3 door D plate cossy in black!
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    Yep... Series 2 erst bonnet, 90's spec front bumper.
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    [Sep 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM]
    Won some cheap Imolas to stick some sticky tires on for 0-60's...
    They'll need spacing out abit, gonna refurb them over winter...
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    Quickly wiped over with alittle sealer and back to the Borbets...
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    [Sep 15, 2014 at 7:23 PM]
    Love it on the Borbets.Seeing a nice Ford always makes me want to get my RS Turbo back out of the garage. Not long to go now before that happens as the house move is almost sorted
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