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Complete change!

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:42 pm
by andyd
After jumping the Capri ship sometime ago and owning the Mustang V8 for a while, the Sierra 1600 just wasn't doing it for me so I recently got this.
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Ticks all the boxes, new and used parts are readily available from several suppliers in the UK and it's tax exempt (I mean who really wants to pay that on top of everything else :spank: )

Any negative comments please keep them to yourselves :lol:

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:24 pm
by Andrew 2.8i
Andy, what have you done?

Just joking......she looks gorgeous! 8-)

Does it still have the original V8 Andy? I understand that some owners had swapped them for the Rover V8 for reliability reasons.

Andrew.

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:58 pm
by andyd
Andrew 2.8i wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:24 pm Andy, what have you done?

Just joking......she looks gorgeous! 8-)

Does it still have the original V8 Andy? I understand that some owners had swapped them for the Rover V8 for reliability reasons.

Andrew.
Hi Andrew,
It's as I like them, nice clean condition but not so immaculate that you are afraid to drive it.

Yes many had Rover V8 conversions, this has the original engine with uprated alloy rad and kenlow fan so should cure the issues they had back in the day :cool:

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:37 pm
by D366Y
Nice!
I think Admin may delete though - it's not even a Blue Oval..... :lol:
Always quite liked these though, relatively cheap V8 motoring!

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:01 pm
by andyd
D366Y wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:37 pm Nice!
I think Admin may delete though - it's not even a Blue Oval..... :lol:
Always quite liked these though, relatively cheap V8 motoring!
:ford: :sneaky:

Great sound and a nice drive, unlike the Sierra which left me completely uninspired :(

Unlike many modern fast cars you don't need to thrash it to enjoy it, but you have to enjoy what you drive otherwise what's the point!

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:47 pm
by T.M.
Looks great! ;)


Tom

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:55 am
by Major_Tom
Few more pics please!

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:05 pm
by andyd
T.M. wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:47 pm Looks great! ;)


Tom
:cheers:
Major_Tom wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:55 am Few more pics please!
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Re: Complete change!

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:59 am
by Jasonmarie
Don’t you say “ SssttttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaG “
Very nice was a guy in faversham who has worked on these for years and years , a old mate who had a stag used him all the time , you will now get the big question “ all I bet that over heats “ :lol: like we get the concreate in the boot :lol:
Very nice sir and loving the blue

https://www.favershamclassics.co.uk/

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:34 pm
by andyd
Jasonmarie wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:59 am Don’t you say “ SssttttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaG “
Very nice was a guy in faversham who has worked on these for years and years , a old mate who had a stag used him all the time , you will now get the big question “ all I bet that over heats “ :lol: like we get the concreate in the boot :lol:
Very nice sir and loving the blue

https://www.favershamclassics.co.uk/
:D Thanks JM.

Have spoken to Faversham Classics already, very helpful guys :cool:

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:31 pm
by pbar
Very nice Andy. Drive and enjoy :)

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:43 pm
by andyd
pbar wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:31 pm Very nice Andy. Drive and enjoy :)
:cheers: Paul, hope all good with you.

Please give my regards to Steve Marl when you speak next :cool:

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:57 pm
by pbar
andyd wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:43 pm
pbar wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:31 pm Very nice Andy. Drive and enjoy :)
:cheers: Paul, hope all good with you.

Please give my regards to Steve Marl when you speak next :cool:

Will do Andy, I know that Steve will appreciate that for sure. Yes, all good here thanks, hope you are too. Again, very nice choice of classic car you have there, and they really look fun to drive. And I dream of being tax exempt!

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:07 pm
by Taff50ish
Hey Andy,

Very nice indeed buddy!!! How does it fair in the XR line-up??? :xd: :xd: :xd:

Love these, enjoy, cheers,

John...

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:26 pm
by andyd
Taff50ish wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:07 pm Hey Andy,

Very nice indeed buddy!!! How does it fair in the XR line-up??? :xd: :xd: :xd:

Love these, enjoy, cheers,

John...
Thanks John.

It sticks out like sore thumb, but I don't worry about that :)

:cheers:

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:08 am
by Major_Tom
Good looking car 8-)

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:31 pm
by Paul G
Handsome car Andy, I used to have a white one. That's Tahiti Blue isn't it?

Re: Complete change!

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:56 am
by andyd
Paul G wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:31 pm Handsome car Andy, I used to have a white one. That's Tahiti Blue isn't it?
Hi Paul,
I had a white one in 2003, this one is Delft Blue :cool: