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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:46 pm 
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I saw a Sierra the other day. It is very easy to forget how radical the design was. My pops had a red estate, he always kept a Ford estate for shopping trips, my favourite was a Granada Ghia. Haven't been in one for a long time, I wonder if they are as big as I remember.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:04 pm 
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jamabikes wrote:
my new bus :D

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welcome to the club jama, great cars


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:04 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
my favourite was a Granada Ghia. Haven't been in one for a long time, I wonder if they are as big as I remember.


My father-in-law had an "F" reg Granada 2.9 Ghia owned from new up until last year, big lumbering thing by todays standards, but acres of space in the back :)
Still got a shift on when you wanted it to though, just a shame it was an auto-box.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:41 am 
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mountainbikerjohnnyb wrote:
jamabikes wrote:
my new bus :D

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welcome to the club jama, great cars


cheers dude :D

needs some body work and loads of interior trim missing but only cost 900 notes inc 6 months tax and a full years mot (which had 0 advisories). its the 1.9 tdi and only done 120k too! bargain.


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My next door neighbour has recently got rid of his.....though it did have 310,000 miles!

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Huge improvement (and a decent amount of time / work I bet)... well done!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:42 pm 
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I'm a vaux nut, so these are my cars I've owned.

Corsa b 2.0 16v c20xe 150 bhp.

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Blew the engine & i done this:

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Which i made look like this:

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Then the head gasket went & i had this done:

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The above was a c20let conversion with f28 gearbox. Up-rated most parts. Was 280bhp in a car that weighed 800kg's, it was fun to drive.

That decided to melt a piston ring, stripped it & bought this:

Astra coupe turbo 200bhp

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Made it look like this:

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Made it looks like this:

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& then........

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New turbo, vxr 6 speed box with quaiffe diff, inlet cam, full major servie etc & a map to 320bhp & 309lbft at 15 psi.

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