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Post by Stinkwheel » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:56 pm

I can understand the buying of a 'tina...........

V8's fit in them real easy :-)

Go on........
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Post by tim leech » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:58 pm

MK1 16V Anyone?

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Post by reanimation » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:35 pm

tim leech wrote:MK1 16V Anyone?
All the developments and best bits of a late 16v and all the raw styling of a mk1, has anyone actually done it? it would take a BX fan like one of you guys!

Stinkwheel, it did cross my mind naturally, but not for this one... yet! Funny cos i did see a turbo 2.3 us pinto FS which gave some silly ideas! :shock: :D :lol:
The O/H is sick of hearing about BX's! :( And aparently Xantias are 'Didsbury cars' LOLZ

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Post by Way2go » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:29 pm

Mike E (uk) wrote:Anorak on, glasses to tilt....

The story goes that Ford increased the standard Sierra L rep-mobile ( in dark blue) from 1.6 to 1.8 litres, because the 1.6 Cavalier L (in glacer white) gave a respectable 90hp.
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You are, I believe correct in thinking the introduction of the 1.8 was connected to reps (& allocated company cars in general) but more to do with a move of the taxation break from 1.6 to 1.8 when the lower 1.4 break was introduced. This rule change by the taxman also was persuasive to those eligible for a 2.0 to choose a 1.8 instead and theoretically reducing polution.

BTW, why the reference to colour? :o It's not a regimented thing for company cars as even when a choice isn't available, the provision will usually be from the next batch at the dealers direct or via a leasing company at the replacement date/mileage. :D
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Post by cavmad » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:21 pm

Reanimation`s (missus`s) Cortina is a little belter. Very solid and well worth light restoration. A good scrub up, some light work and probably the infamous void bushes and I reckon he`ll be about there.
Way2go, I`d guess the `colour `remarks were because most rep mobile seemed to be a certain colour.
The Mk3 Cavalier 1.6L nearly always seemed to be in red or white with the rep`s round here!
IIRC early Sierra`s had the (1.6) Pinto engine (complete with obligatory cam rattle!) and some later ones had the CVH engine?
I had a 2.3 diesel once, truly, earth shatteringly appalling and all the appeal of a 2nd hand dog plop.
I also (very briefly) owned a 2.3 Ghia (manual) Mk4 Cortina that was a right old laugh.
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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:32 pm

Reanimation,
oh how cool would a best of early and late BX's cobbled together be, nice... *goes back to fantasy island* Laughing Razz Razz Razz Laughing
You're not the only one! My 19 TXD was a fantastic car, but the Pug 309 dash pissed me off. I'd have liked it a LOT more if it had had a Mk 1 BX "lego" dash!

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:05 pm

[quote]BTW, why the reference to colour?

Cavmad got it.

It is a long time ago now,

but as I remember: in the 80's the Sierras were mostly blue
and the Cavaliers were mostly white.

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Post by cavmad » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:17 pm

(Slightly off topic) my dad had a Cavalier Mk2 SR 1.6 (mega rare now) as a company car. Got it in a hurry because we were going on holiday. Ten days later (two or three days before we got back) they discontinued the SR and bought out the 1.8 SRi as a replacement.
I don`t know who was more peed off, my dad for missing out or me because I ultimately learnt to drive (and passed my test) in the SR :cry:
Shouldn`t complain though, the SR was still a fantastic car and I`d previously cut my teeth in his facelifted Talbot Alpine :lol:
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Post by reanimation » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:30 pm

I need a better camera and some lighting in here but it means that this is a model of a rep mobile, crazy!

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Post by cavmad » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:39 pm

Looks like the slightly later (`88 ish?) facelifted Sierra by the bumpers and bonnet?
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Post by reanimation » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:49 pm

no idea but its a 2.3 ghia mk1. purhased from the best museum ever, toy museum Scotland! :D
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Post by tim leech » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:14 am

The MK1 Ghia did have different bumpers and bigger headlamps to the more basic cars, when was the last tme you saw a MK1 Sierra 2.3 GHIA, in the obligatary bronze metallic!

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Post by jeremy » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:22 am

If you want to make the Cortina handle and ride spectacularily put the 'S' pack springs on it. These are extremely stiff - and give an excellent ride and flat cornering - I had them on a late 2000 GT MK 111 and everyone who rode in it saiud how much better it was than their shiny new 1600's.

In fact it felt rather like a Porsch 924 - and suffered from a similar lack or power!

Original GT had spring rates about double those of a saloon - and for facelift original GT springs were used throught the range - and GT ones were doubled again! Other curious thing was that I never replaced any void bushes.

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Post by cavmad » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:50 am

I really should get off my arse and go and see if a Cortina Mk4 `S` is still languishing in a yard about twelve miles from here. One of the few Mk4`s that I didn`t own, always fancied one but you juust never see them now.
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Post by tim leech » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:37 pm

This car is for sale still guys it didnt get sold due to the buyer wanting a smaller engine.

11.5 Months MOT VGC, needs a fuel sender and maybe the front discs changing, 23k genune miles with ford history,all the MOTS etc paints very dull but will cutback, no rust though, Power Steering etc

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