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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby Paul G » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:45 pm

Arya2.0S wrote:


Thats still good money, but nothing compared to what Capris go for like you say. Kinda wish i had kept my old 2.0 Sapphire now...it was a long time ago...i think it was a "1000e" type variant of some kind, or something like that.
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That would have been a 2000E. It was a limited edition they made with leather seats etc, named after the Corsair 2000E

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:28 am

2000E is rare now too, but found this low mileage car http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C758919 Good investment :?:

I remember when the Sierra first came to the market in 1982, seeing pictures and everyone called it a Jelly Mould :lol:
Nothing looked like it, not even the Mk3 Escort which was relatively new, and I wasn't sure I liked it after the square/angular cars that had come and gone before.

Funny how 35 years later things grow on you, and even though many cars now have the same rounded design, the Sierra is still recognisable :applaud:

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:58 pm

andyd wrote:2000E is rare now too, but found this low mileage car http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C758919 Good investment :?:

When I bought my Capri, a friend Johnathan in work, who owns a Laser, was saying I wonder what will be the next Ford to take off? I said at the time it's got to be the Sierra, as it's the last main stream rear wheel drive Ford. His answer? They'll never take off.. So I looked at the time (2014) and there was a 2000E with 2 owners & 50odd K miles on autotrader for £1295. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, try finding one for that price now :lol:

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:25 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
andyd wrote:2000E is rare now too, but found this low mileage car http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C758919 Good investment :?:

When I bought my Capri, a friend Johnathan in work, who owns a Laser, was saying I wonder what will be the next Ford to take off? I said at the time it's got to be the Sierra, as it's the last main stream rear wheel drive Ford. His answer? They'll never take off.. So I looked at the time (2014) and there was a 2000E with 2 owners & 50odd K miles on autotrader for £1295. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, try finding one for that price now :lol:

:agree:
Something has to become the Capri, Granada and Mk1/2 Escort equivalent, and imo the Sierra has as good a chance as any.
Get them now before they take off :) Although the XR4 and 4X4 are among the cheapest in the XR range :o
Mk1 XR2 and Mk3 XR3/3i are off and running, probably because they are more 'Hot Hatch'.

Old ba****ds like me need the comfort now :lol:

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:36 pm

andyd wrote:Old ba****ds like me need the comfort now :lol:

Next you'll be telling us you have a tin of Werther's in the centre console and a tartan blanket on the parcel shelf..... :D

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:47 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Old ba****ds like me need the comfort now :lol:

Next you'll be telling us you have a tin of Werther's in the centre console and a tartan blanket on the parcel shelf..... :D

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Andrew I can't lie, I do have a tartan blanket in the boot :lol:
But is it to keep the boot carpet clean, or stop the old knees getting a bit cold sitting around at shows :whistle: :D

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:31 am

andyd wrote:But is it to keep the boot carpet clean, or stop the old knees getting a bit cold sitting around at shows :whistle: :D

I know which of those I'm putting my money on! :lol:

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:56 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:But is it to keep the boot carpet clean, or stop the old knees getting a bit cold sitting around at shows :whistle: :D

I know which of those I'm putting my money on! :lol:

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:applaud: But wrong colour.....She may be laughing, but I have the XR4X4 :lol:

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby paulda » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:50 pm

Looks great Andy - been a while since I've seen one! :o

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:34 am

paulda wrote:Looks great Andy - been a while since I've seen one! :o

Thanks Paul.
They are around but not a common sight, although usually a couple for sale at any one time, and as Classic Fords go they are fairly cheap compared to certain other models..... My mate has a 2.0 XR4X4 but that's not my cup of tea.

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:25 am

andyd wrote:My mate has a 2.0 XR4X4 but that's not my cup of tea.

Hi Andy,
I've got admit that I didn't realise that Ford made a 2.0 XR4x4. No wonder I don't see any about, as there only appears to be 29 licensed and another 85 on SORN in the UK. That's one rare car your mate has.
Mind you, there's only 268 of the V6s licensed, so they're not exactly commonplace.

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:56 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:My mate has a 2.0 XR4X4 but that's not my cup of tea.

Hi Andy,
I've got admit that I didn't realise that Ford made a 2.0 XR4x4. No wonder I don't see any about, as there only appears to be 29 licensed and another 85 on SORN in the UK. That's one rare car your mate has.
Mind you, there's only 268 of the V6s licensed, so they're not exactly commonplace.

Andrew.

Hi Andrew,
I wasn't aware of the 2.0 version until last year or so....
'How many left' really confuses me at times (which isn't hard) :lol: as there are often several variations of the same car.

I remember you commented on the lack of them at Simply Ford last year, so I had to help put that right :D

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:41 pm

Treated SOO to 4 new tyres, seat repair and a tank full of petrol today :D

Well she is 28 years old 7/4 / 2017 :helpinghand:

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:02 pm

My standard 14" alloys are ok although an older refurb, I thought a set of 15" may fill arches better.
What are your opinions on these ? https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gRkAAOSw ... s-l300.jpg A mixture of the Cosworth Sharktooth and BBS Alloys I thought.....
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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:48 pm

andyd wrote:What are your opinions on these ?

Hi Andy,
I've always liked that style of wheel. They look great on most cars and can't see why the Sierra would be any different.

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:08 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:What are your opinions on these ?

Hi Andy,
I've always liked that style of wheel. They look great on most cars and can't see why the Sierra would be any different.

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Thanks Andrew, unfortunately the offset isn't within tolerance :(
These however will fit https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dUUAAOSw ... s-l300.jpg

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:24 pm

andyd wrote: unfortunately the offset isn't within tolerance :(
These however will fit https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dUUAAOSw ... s-l300.jpg


Hi Andy,
That's a pity. Personally, I much prefer the look of the ones with a centre cap.
What offset do you need for the Sierra?

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:37 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote: unfortunately the offset isn't within tolerance :(
These however will fit https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dUUAAOSw ... s-l300.jpg


Hi Andy,
That's a pity. Personally, I much prefer the look of the ones with a centre cap.
What offset do you need for the Sierra?

Andrew.

:agree:
Standard wheels; 5.5 inch wide offset 41mm
Aftermarket wheels, 7 inch wide; 30 to 38mm. 6.5 inch wide; 30 to 40mm. 6 inch wide; 25 to 40 mm

Might put it on the backburner for now until some genuine :ford: wheels come up that will fit :)

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:34 am

andyd wrote:Might put it on the backburner for now until some genuine :ford: wheels come up that will fit :)

Hi Andy,
The wheels from the original Sierra Cosworth would be perfect, although they're probably quite sought after now.
What do you think of these?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alloy-Wheels- ... SwFJBZWQvI

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Re: Not a Capri......

Postby andyd » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:44 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Might put it on the backburner for now until some genuine :ford: wheels come up that will fit :)

Hi Andy,
The wheels from the original Sierra Cosworth would be perfect, although they're probably quite sought after now.
What do you think of these?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alloy-Wheels- ... SwFJBZWQvI

Andrew.

Thanks Andrew,
Interesting.........Was thinking about a set of S1 RS Turbo Wheels, same standard appearance as mine, but with subtle differences and 15".