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  1. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Featured in July's FastFord


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  2. Ardz83

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    Loving the rims on the red one. Are they comp th?
     
  3. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    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.
     
  4. Oranoco

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    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
     
  5. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    The 1800 turned up at the right price and they go straight in.:salute:

    Yes I'm on passionford.
     
  6. DaveA3

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    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
     
  7. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
  8. Joni Honki

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    I had one, loved it! Couple of pics.... Before, middle, after!!!

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  9. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Nice mk1. :cool:
     
  10. ruffrida

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    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
     
  11. seandom

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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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  12. seandom

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    Oh and awesome job BTW matey. :D
     
  13. s3clarke

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    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 :)
     
  14. _G_

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    nostalgia
     
  15. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Cheers for the comments :blush:
     
  16. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    A few better pics... red orion was sold on after moonstone blue one did a few miles...

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  17. Andrew@A.L.D

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

    Still looking nice
     
  18. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Red Orion's gone...

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

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  19. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Taken pics while its clean...
    Paint works wearing lots if blackfire sealant... :wink:

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  20. jbh

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    brings back memories I had loads of these when I was younger.
     
  21. Innocence80

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    Gorgeous cars and brings back memories of my old cars!
     
  22. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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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.
     
  24. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    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
     
  25. CHEZ

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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!
     
  26. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Yep... Series 2 erst bonnet, 90's spec front bumper.
     
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  27. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    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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  28. Oranoco

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    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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    All ready for the Gold Cup car show @ Oulton Park tomorrow :top:

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  31. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Does it handle well around the track ?
     
  32. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    This ones never been on track, handles ok for a old car...
     
  33. ACWKGYTO

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    Had the Orion 1600 i Ghia in an auto light blue....was a cracking car used to get pulled by the police regularly !

    Had 125mph out of it, kick down on the auto was amazing for its time....fond memories !
     
  34. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Still slowly upgrading:- custom exhaust manifold is on after many weeks of tweaking, turbo's back on and it runs again!



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    I've got a couple of hoses to change and the bumper can go back on
     
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    And before the manifold upgrade, I decided to have a complete custom 90's spec interior made, 90's spec Escort RS turbo material. New retrimmed front seats are still in the making, just waiting on some more nos material)

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    And back home

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    the new interior finally...

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  36. DJ_26

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    Lovely Orion and good to see that it's still on the road. I think I might still have the original copy of Fast Ford when this was featured. Just out of interest, that red Orion parked next to yours, was the plate something like "D8 GET"? If so, I think he used to be on an old forum "UKFiestaNetwork". Think his username was MR G or something like that. His build thread was a great read! Went to Ford Fair 2012 and was great fun, I put a learner car through the 0-60! lol
     
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  37. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Cheers

    Yes you've got the right person/ car there ...
     
  38. rum4mo

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    A bit late in here, but I had a couple, both bought new from Ford main dealer, a, "A plate" silver 1.6 Ghia Injection and a Mercury Grey "E plate" 1.6 Ghia Injection, only ran both for about 3 years each before leaving Ford for a very nice almost new VX Cav GSI 4X4 - probably best car I've ever owned!
     
  39. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Finally back together and ready for taxing in April
    Plan another map and boost increase mid April

    Swapped the oil return hose for a proper oil ASH
    And fitted another bottom boost hose
    Bumper back on and washed quickly

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    Had the Orion out today, dropped the wife, daughter and mother in law off in town to go shoe shopping

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    Once dropped off I went and topped up with fresh Optimax and put 20 miles on it, all the readings on the wideband seemed good but it's still going for another tweak to check up
    Even had time to stop for a few photos

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    Once back from its blast out I got the snow foam going

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    Washed, dried and quick detailed

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    Overall it all seemed good with the new manifold, only downside is I've melted another bonnet cable ( not really sure what to do now!!! I've heat wrapped everything, cable had heat protective skeeving)
    I really don't wanna go the bonnet pin route if I can help it
     

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