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    Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    Hi Guys,
    I've been lurking on this board for about 1 1/2 years now. I joined when I was searching out a MK1 escort but found a 1st gen Mazda RX7 instead as they are much cheaper to buy in good condition. Anyway enough about me and onto my car.




    So what have the rest of you lot got ? there must be some non Ford old schoolers lurking about in the background like I was

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    Nice car Mike, I like it.
    What's the story with rotor tip wear, and fuel consumption, the 2 things that always made me step back from an RX7?

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    Mpg is low ... around 20-max30mpg could be higher if I sorted a performance exhaust out.

    Rotor tip wear isn't really a problem anymore ... I think most of the reputation is due to people abusing the cars thinking they can rev the living daylights out of the cars without regular servicing or warm up or cool down. The Ro80's used to have bad tip wear

    Having said that mines survived 5 owners 19 years and 66'000miles on one engine and she's still going strong.
    They aren't as indistructable as some piston engines but they certainly aren't as bad as most people think.

    I'm a rotor convert now ... even thinking about sticking one in my kit car now

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    technicly im not a ford old skooler my car is a escort RS 200 BUT the3 body is made by triumph and the engine is more mustang

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    technicly im not a ford old skooler my car is a escort RS 200 BUT the3 body is made by triumph and the engine is more mustang
    I thought that reliant made the RS200 body

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    Well, it does have a Ford motor in it, even if its a lot bigger than Ford ever did them:




    Gravel rally is loads of fun, if you can't flog a car down a gravel road at 100, why have it?

    Clean first gen RX7! still very popular up here in the NW of USA cause they don't rust here. You need a LSD for it or a whole disc braked/LSD axle assembly? I know one sitting and destined to die in the crusher.

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    I drive around in an 16 year old mk2 Golf GTI, its not a Ford and it is getting a bit long in the tooth these days.

    IF ONLY EVERYTHING IN LIFE WAS AS RELIABLE AS A VOLKSWAGON ( Yeah nothing would work )

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    Clean first gen RX7! still very popular up here in the NW of USA cause they don't rust here. You need a LSD for it or a whole disc braked/LSD axle assembly? I know one sitting and destined to die in the crusher.
    Thanks, I'd be interested in just the Diff as UK cars came with the Disc brakes and larger axle as std. but didn't get a LSD However I think shipping it would make it too expensive ... thanks for the offer though

    Nice ... is it a Saab 96 ? I thought they had a 3 cylinder 2 stroke engine ? or am I getting my wires crossed

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    old schoolers ? with Ford power. V4 Power!

    Well from 1967-1980 Saab bought the Köln built 1.5 liter V4, and for USA for 71-73 the 1700 V4, a direct cousin of the Taunus 2600 V6, a 1st cousin of the 2800 V6, and a thirs cousin of the 2.9 V6
    For rally use Saab homologated the 1700 motor and for nation class stuff people would routinely bore the things from 90mm std bore to the 2800s 93mm bore and make it 1815cc.
    I build motors and this one is a bored and stroked motor with 94mm bore, 70.9mm stroke (up from 90 x 66.8 for 1700) for 1965cc. Saab produced dual exhaust port heads and a cross ram manifold for 2 x 45 DCOE Webers.
    Here's a second photo from a few years ago at a US National Championship Rally, we had a good weekend in terms of results wionning the class for 2wd cars under 2.4l which we call Group 2.
    Hey the cost of getting the thing to the UK may not be tooo much if I carry the thing when I come shortly....


    Saab did have their own 750 and later 850cc three cylinder 2 stroke but they took pity on the rest of the rally world and went to the V4 to give Ford a fighting chance.

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    Re: old schoolers ? with Ford power. V4 Power!

    Hell thats 1 clean looking RX7 !

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    how about this...
    one of my Lancer ex2000 turbo's...fairly stock with a slight power hike to 195bhp (standard 170)
    the other one ...road legal trackday car with tuning bits has approx 300bhp
    These were the fastest 4-door saloon cars in the world 1981
    ...best bit is the way they go sideways !



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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    here's my turbo toy


    doe's my intercooler ring any bell's

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    Just got a 1966 hillman super minx, resto starts tomorrow

    Lee

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    I have an XJS Jag

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    Just got a 1966 hillman super minx, resto starts tomorrow

    Lee
    ooooh, we had a 65 singer vogue with the 1725 engine on twin Stombergs
    Dan

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    heres my non-ford old school car:





    Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 Auto (Series 3 XJ6) 1985 C plate. it has undergone extensive restoration since i've owned it in the last 7 years such as most panels replaced, resprayed, engine rebuilt, new autobox, suspension, subframe, alloys restored, blah de blah. and at long last it goes fast! felt sluggish for quite a long time.

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    Jag ,ultimate class
    Oh,forgot to ask,are you in the jag owners club?
    I want to join some time later next year as the payments on the wifes car will be finnished up so Jag hear I come .

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    i used to be in the jaguar enthusiasts club, but i didnt renew my membership as the magazine is not as good as it used to be. and the tech help etc didnt seem very good (and its about £30 to £35 a year).

    you could join the forum www.jag-lovers.org but its mainly US members and i dont like the way the forum is set up, its very difficult to find threads on specific bits of the car. and they are too jag purist on there and dont like the mention of modifications or ICE installs.

    i set up a 100% free forum www.jaguarownersclub.co.uk which i'm trying to get off the ground so feel free to join!

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    ive just sold my series 3 daimler sovereign and had a little tear in my eye when she went she was due bodywork
    unfortunately not my forty although mechanics not a problem
    must do a bodywork course then i wont have to keep buying another one, ive just bought a xj40 3.2 gold 1994 mint with 98000 full history, trade in at my work but it is no series 3
    its just not as nice to drive but hey i should make a few quid on it, i would love a series 2 coupe in white with a black roof
    maybe one day

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    i'm selling my series 3 XJ6, you got pm!

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    yeh me i have a mini 1275 turbo running 176bhp wanna race

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    Just got a sunbeam Lotus !!

    so will be looking for bits soon!

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    Re: Anymore non Ford old schoolers ?

    yeh me i have a mini 1275 turbo running 176bhp wanna race
    any pic's ?
    espicaly under the bonnet as mine need's tidying so I want idea's

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    Re: old schoolers ? with Ford power. V4 Power!

    well i have a mk1 2 door cavalier,with 2 litre 16v vauxhall,manta 5spd box, manta axle, discs all round,
    running on 17 " hocks. its up for sale if anyones interested!!!!
    dcfuk@yahoo.co.uk

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    Re: old schoolers ? with Ford power. V4 Power!

    think i saw this on e bay looked like a bit of kit to me not to much cheese either why do you want to sell ?

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    Re: old schoolers ? with Ford power. V4 Power!

    iv got a 72 cal look beetle with a 1800 hotrod engine on twin carbs,full crome engine bay,electric windows,heated seats oh and no heater brrrrrrrr lol

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    Re: old schoolers ? with Ford power. V4 Power!

    i was made unemployed recently need the cash!!!!!!! its a nice car ,was featured in street machine in june 99.

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    Eightball.....more pics of this beast please

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    Re: old schoolers ? with Ford power. V4 Power!

    will do as soon as i clean it lol

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