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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:39 pm

Have left a review and thanks Steve I will re visited this book as reference and facts that I never knew .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Steve Saxty » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:56 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Have left a review and thanks Steve I will re visited this book as reference and facts that I never knew .
Thanks - I hope it was fun to write up the review!

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Post by Steve Saxty » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:44 pm

Just the thing for a glass of wine on a Sunday night - here's me excitedly talking through the book when I first got my copy. https://www.stevesaxty.com/design-video ... p-jmw8x6vr#

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Pas28i » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:45 pm

Hi Steve, I’m really enjoying your great book bringing back many memories!

At the moment I’m on the xr4i story and remember in the late 80s at secondary school; my CDT teacher (technology) who was an avid Ford owner, had a small collection of cars, one being a black XR4i.

He always said that his was one of the first 20, yet he could never find any press articles on it which he found a mystery....until now!

He owned JVX 2Y.

As far as I know he hasn’t retired yet (and don’t know if he since found any literature with his Sierra) I know he’d be happy to hear that his old car has been mentioned somewhere (and no doubt buy your book too).

The last time I saw this Sierra was back in 2003 when I took my Capri to FordFair; by then he already sold it on and the subsequent owner fitted the Granada 24v engine.
It’s taxed and mot’d so looks to have survived!

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Steve Saxty » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:27 pm

Pas28i wrote:Hi Steve, I’m really enjoying your great book bringing back many memories!

At the moment I’m on the xr4i story and remember in the late 80s at secondary school; my CDT teacher (technology) who was an avid Ford owner, had a small collection of cars, one being a black XR4i.

He always said that his was one of the first 20, yet he could never find any press articles on it which he found a mystery....until now!

He owned JVX 2Y.

As far as I know he hasn’t retired yet (and don’t know if he since found any literature with his Sierra) I know he’d be happy to hear that his old car has been mentioned somewhere (and no doubt buy your book too).

The last time I saw this Sierra was back in 2003 when I took my Capri to FordFair; by then he already sold it on and the subsequent owner fitted the Granada 24v engine.
It’s taxed and mot’d so looks to have survived!

I'm glad you're enjoying it - what's been fun is to watch the tribalism of old disappear - now Capri owners happy to read about Sierra and vice versa. I spoke to Allen Patch at the XROC and that XR4i is still around and now running a Cosworth 24V V6, owned by a chap with two of those press cars.

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Steve Saxty » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:01 pm

Those nice people at Autocar did this tonight - take a look, all without buying the book you get to see the RS2800 and 2003 Capri! https://www.autocar.co.uk/slideshow/sec ... never-made

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by dan the capri fan » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:57 pm

This book sounds fantastic and the cover looks amazing. How do I get my hands on one as a nice Christmas present for myself. Are they available in any book shops like waterstones etc? :)
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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:13 pm

dan the capri fan wrote:This book sounds fantastic and the cover looks amazing. How do I get my hands on one as a nice Christmas present for myself. Are they available in any book shops like waterstones etc? :)
Hi Dan,
If you go on to the CCI website there is a link to enter into a draw to win a copy of the book.

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Steve Saxty » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:31 am

dan the capri fan wrote:This book sounds fantastic and the cover looks amazing. How do I get my hands on one as a nice Christmas present for myself. Are they available in any book shops like waterstones etc? :)
They are only available from the publisher as if Waterstones and the rest had added their margins it would have been £90 and likely too expensive for many at that price. Here’s the link. https://porterpress.co.uk/collections/ford-collection

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Steve Saxty » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:34 pm

I just updated the book's website BTW here - https://www.stevesaxty.com

And so good news, the publisher is doing a Christmas promotion on their books - free shipping in the UK! The code is <<freeshipping>> which you apply here at https://www.stevesaxty.com/buyit

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by fordperv » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:33 pm

I've got a brain picker, as with the sierra and Granada 2.0 8v i4, I was wondering why this engine was fitted with 16v pistons?? Is it a case of the rs2k engine was draughted up at the same time and it was cost cutting by ford to put the 16v pistons in the 8v variants so they aren't having 2 lots of pistons?

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Steve Saxty » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:14 am

Cost saving is usually the reason for most things back then!

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by fordperv » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:54 am

I thought it would be just as much :lol:

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Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Post by Steve Saxty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:17 am

I case anyone's following this thread here's two recent reviews I posted elsewhere on the book - I was rather impressed to see what the premium mags had to say about Ford cars....

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