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SAM_ZETECS
hi all,

joined the forum when i owned a fiesta zetec-s i swapped it tonight for a K-Reg sapphire.

the sapphire:

black
2.0l GLSi
11 months mot
5 months tax
few cosworth extras

it needs some work:

both rear arches and a patch on sill needs doing (hope aint to hard)
rocker gasket and sump gasket could do with being done.
and a general tidy up!

heres a few pics
[IMG]http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb439/sam_rscab/4f0334b943184_1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb439/sam_rscab/4f09d7a833d1b_1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb439/sam_rscab/4f0478c87d830_1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb439/sam_rscab/4f04796a18b91_1.jpg[/IMG]

please let me know what you all think

cheers
btmaldon
Looks really good for its age. How do you find driving it after having a more modern car?

I had several sierra's back in the day and at the time they were ok to drive, but in comparison with todays cars, handling, heavy clutch springs etc make them quite a different beast to live with.

Good luck with it and keep us posted on how its going. It would make a good Cosworth Look a Like project for sure.
rojariggs
I had a Sapphire many years ago (1990 1.8 GLX). It was a cracking car (until the engine blew up :blink: ) but did so many great holiday journeys in it. I just remember it being a really comfortable old girl!

Long dead by now I should imagine. I wouldn't have the bottle to buy an older car now (too scared of breaking down in my old age!).

Enjoy your Sapphire and welcome to the forum!
SAM_ZETECS
[quote name='btmaldon' timestamp='1326098790' post='160247']
Looks really good for its age. How do you find driving it after having a more modern car?

I had several sierra's back in the day and at the time they were ok to drive, but in comparison with todays cars, handling, heavy clutch springs etc make them quite a different beast to live with.

Good luck with it and keep us posted on how its going. It would make a good Cosworth Look a Like project for sure.
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thanks for reply.

it is totally different to driving a modern car (zetec-s on 51 reg) but i find the old fords have so much more character and a ford would not be a ford without problems haha.

and yes shall keep posted on how the tidy up goes and shall be plenty of pics coming towards this thread.

thanks again mate.
SAM_ZETECS
[quote name='rojariggs' timestamp='1326099841' post='160248']
I had a Sapphire many years ago (1990 1.8 GLX). It was a cracking car (until the engine blew up :blink: ) but did so many great holiday journeys in it. I just remember it being a really comfortable old girl!

Long dead by now I should imagine. I wouldn't have the bottle to buy an older car now (too scared of breaking down in my old age!).

Enjoy your Sapphire and welcome to the forum!
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1990 1.8!! was that the old tall block lumps (cvh type) .............. you got the comfort side right she is very comfy more comfy then my previous fiesta zetec-s, as for breaking down and the risk of it thats the fun part about driving an old ford haha, (always on edge wondering whats going to give up next!)

thanks again for the welcome speak soon.
Preee
Hi and Wlecome to FOC , nice looking car.
SAM_ZETECS
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1326108009' post='160265']
Hi and Wlecome to FOC , nice looking car.
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thanks very much :D
kevin lancelott
My dad used to have a 2.0 GL and towed a caravan with it.
SAM_ZETECS
[quote name='kevin lancelott' timestamp='1326115134' post='160292']
My dad used to have a 2.0 GL and towed a caravan with it.
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haha this one wont be towing anything ;)
Lenny
[quote name='SAM_ZETECS' timestamp='1326134331' post='160362']
haha this one wont be towing anything ;)
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Welcome to the forum,
Nice tidy Motor you have their mate looks to have been very well looked after through out its life,

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Hope this helps mate B)
SAM_ZETECS
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1326138190' post='160387']
Welcome to the forum,
Nice tidy Motor you have their mate looks to have been very well looked after through out its life,

check out DMB Graphics for Ford Badge Overlays and vintage Decals [url="http://www.dmb.uk.com/cat/22/ford-badges-gel-overlays"]Click Here[/url]

and see my guides listed below this post you may find some of Interest.

Hope this helps mate B)
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many thanks lenny,

yes been looked after to an extent has it niggles but what ford dont. haha

thanks again mate
scab

do you still have this?  why do ford's have a bad rep for breaking down?



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