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Sam

posted on 9/7/09 at 09:13 AM Reply With Quote
Sams Donors

Aquired two donor cars to start build. Opinions welcome as to there suitability. The Spartan used a Cortina as the donor car with a 2.3l V6. I paid 300 for the Spartan, prob over the top, especially as the knock ons werent part of the deal and need returning. The Sierra is a 2.3l Diesel Estate. 160. I'm thinking of using V6 from Spartan and the remainder from the Sierra. Have I done good ?????

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Mr Whippy

posted on 9/7/09 at 09:23 AM Reply With Quote
are you repairing the spartan?






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Sam

posted on 9/7/09 at 09:50 AM Reply With Quote
No, just robbing the bits I need for it !
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alistairolsen

posted on 9/7/09 at 09:54 AM Reply With Quote
you got a sierra with the desireable diesel diff for 160, good buy.

You paid 300 quid for some shonky ex kit car to scrap it for the engine and a pair of front uprights?

unless of course youre building a live axle locost in which case you can use the rear axle, but im not quite sure what you want with the sierra?

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Sam

posted on 9/7/09 at 10:05 AM Reply With Quote
Bought the shonky ex kit car first thinking it had everything I needed. Then realising it had a live axle I went and bought the Sierra. I dont really need the Spartan now apart from the engine, which I guess isnt the best choice but it is all there.
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blakep82

posted on 9/7/09 at 11:19 AM Reply With Quote
well, the sierra diff will be good to sell to someone doing a BEC. they like them. might even be able to sell it and buy a petrol one for less





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aerosam

posted on 9/7/09 at 02:00 PM Reply With Quote
the ford 2.3L V6 is a hopeles engine - I woldn't bother with it personally.





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aerosam

posted on 9/7/09 at 02:00 PM Reply With Quote
the ford 2.3L V6 is a hopeless engine - I woldn't bother with it personally.

EDIT - Ooops double post - sorry!

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Sam

posted on 9/7/09 at 02:14 PM Reply With Quote
Whats wrong with it ?? Is it not the same block as the 2.8, which I seem to remember was a lot of fun in the capri many years ago ??
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major

posted on 10/7/09 at 05:08 AM Reply With Quote
The diesel has a 1:3.38 diff or something along those lines!






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