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by Steve Saxty
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: See Inside Ford of Europe Design HQ
Replies: 1
Views: 842

See Inside Ford of Europe Design HQ

If you’ve followed my trip to Germany the other week on Facebook you’ll have seen inside the secret archives. Then I looked around their backlot of show cars and prototypes which 360,000 people saw. The highlight, for me was to present to Ford’s entire design team, an honour I never expected when I ...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: XR4Ti Production pics
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

XR4Ti Production pics

I grabbed a bunch of XR4Ti production shots that I'm sharing on Facebook and here on this forum. I asked Club members if they would like one of the remaining copies of my book 0 I keep them in NYC so you get postage for $5 instead of $23 from the UK. People got very enthusiastic and there is just on...
by Steve Saxty
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Get Steve's Book!
Replies: 0
Views: 934

Get Steve's Book!

Thanks to all that came and heard me talk last week at Carlisle and for the various follow-up notes I received. It was a delight to meet everyone and thanks especially for Brad for inviting me and Paul and Saul's encouragement. It was a fun, if slightly surreal, evening to discuss this car that mean...
by Steve Saxty
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: XR4 Targa
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: XR4 Targa

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the samples in the link :cheers Luckily they didn't do a drop top... http://i41.tinypic.com/aer0pj.jpg I shows how ballsy they were with XR4 - but (by European standards) this was a very large convertible. The market was on fire for Escort-sized cabs so the step-c...
by Steve Saxty
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: XR4 Targa
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

XR4 Targa

This is a page from my book showing the Sierra XR4 Targa. I've many more pics of it that I'll bring along to Carlisle and tell you the story if you like. It was planned to tackle Capri four-cylinder market when that car died in Euopre. The market was really for smaller droptop Escort-sized cars and ...
by Steve Saxty
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Ask Rod Mansfield Anything
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: Ask Rod Mansfield Anything

If you're interested I'll post photos of the Sierra twin-turbo.
by Steve Saxty
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Ask Rod Mansfield Anything
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: Ask Rod Mansfield Anything

Hi Steve, I'll start with a couple: 1. I had read that the '89 XR4Ti was supposed to have, essentially, the Turbo Coupe's intercooler, breathing through a hood scoop, which was why they moved the fill jug to the driver's side, among other cooling system modifications which came to light for the '89...
by Steve Saxty
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Ask Rod Mansfield Anything
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: Ask Rod Mansfield Anything

Unfortunately, Rod won't know the answer to that one I'm afraid. He was in the UK at the time running SVE and so would have had little insight into what was being done stateside. In the UK, where he and I were based they didn't really indulge in blueprinted special engines. That's simply because the...
by Steve Saxty
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Ask Rod Mansfield Anything
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Ask Rod Mansfield Anything

Rod Mansfield’s team created the legendary Sierra Cosworth, Capris Injection and XR4x4. I'm talking to him on Tuesday. He’s writing a piece for my new second book about what it was like to engineer the RS Capris and Capri Injection. What questions have you got for him – let me know! And if I know th...
by Steve Saxty
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Guest Speaker at Merkurs at Carlisle 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2618

Re: Guest Speaker at Merkurs at Carlisle 2019

DAReese wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Great book!
I'm glad you like it - your task now is to let everyone else here know why they should read it, especially now I've set up a discount code for MCA members! What were the things you liked/learned in the book? - Steve