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SAM_ZETECS

Member Since 20 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2012 06:39 PM
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#160394 Newbie With Sierra Sapphire

Posted by SAM_ZETECS on 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


#160262 Newbie With Sierra Sapphire

Posted by SAM_ZETECS on 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.


#160260 Newbie With Sierra Sapphire

Posted by SAM_ZETECS on 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.


#160234 Newbie With Sierra Sapphire

Posted by SAM_ZETECS on 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!

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please let me know what you all think

cheers


#157491 Newbie From North Somerset

Posted by SAM_ZETECS on 20 December 2011 - 09:51 PM

Welcome to the Forum ,
Nice Motor looks to have been very well kept inside and out,

also 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)



nice one thanks mate...... yeh the body work aint to bad could do with a machine polish as looks like previous owner cleaned it with a scourer pad!!!.... needs rear arches doing as they starting to bubble..... and inside needs a shampoo that it really.

shall have a look at your guide lists now.

cheers again


#157485 Newbie From North Somerset

Posted by SAM_ZETECS on 20 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

thanks ..... pics now added to start of post.

cheers


#157476 Newbie From North Somerset

Posted by SAM_ZETECS on 20 December 2011 - 08:52 PM

thanks..... where do i upload pics of my car???? can i put them in this thread???


#157472 Newbie From North Somerset

Posted by SAM_ZETECS on 20 December 2011 - 08:38 PM

Hi all my name is sam

i live in north somerset with my partner and daughter,

i have been into Fords for a very long time now and have had a few in the past

i got a: Fiesta Zetec-S couple of weeks ago with full services history (mainly ford)

i shall get some pics up in the right section

thanks

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