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#1 SAM_ZETECS

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:38 AM

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
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please let me know what you all think

cheers

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#2 btmaldon

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

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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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:14 AM

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!

#4 SAM_ZETECS

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

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.



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.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:18 AM

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!



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.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

Hi and Wlecome to FOC , nice looking car.

#7 SAM_ZETECS

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:35 AM

Hi and Wlecome to FOC , nice looking car.


thanks very much :D

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:28 PM

My dad used to have a 2.0 GL and towed a caravan with it.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:48 PM

My dad used to have a 2.0 GL and towed a caravan with it.


haha this one wont be towing anything ;)

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:53 PM

haha this one wont be towing anything ;)




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

Hope this helps mate B)

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

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 Click Here

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

Hope this helps mate B)


many thanks lenny,

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

thanks again mate

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

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



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