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My Orions

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  1. Slammedorion
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    Featured in July's FastFord


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    Loving the rims on the red one. Are they comp th?
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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.
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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
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    The 1800 turned up at the right price and they go straight in.:salute:

    Yes I'm on passionford.
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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
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    Cheers :thumbsup:
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    I had one, loved it! Couple of pics.... Before, middle, after!!!

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    Nice mk1. :cool:
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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
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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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    Oh and awesome job BTW matey. :D
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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 :)
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    nostalgia
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    Cheers for the comments :blush:
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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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    Half of my old project car is on both of these cars lol

    Still looking nice
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    Red Orion's gone...

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

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

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    jbh TDi lover

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    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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    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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