1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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**Posts copied from another forum, so contexts will be all over the place**

Its a long time coming, but I finally got myself a Cosbang :)

2wd Sapphire Cosworth
1989 F reg
Flint Grey
Raven Leather
4x4 bonnet
4x4 wheels
Lowered on Koni Adjustables all round.

205 blocked YB
T34.48 Turbo
Dark Greens
Chipped
Grp A Coil
Grp A Filter
Grp A headgasket
2.5" exhaust
BD10 cams and verniers
Collins actuator
Collins Dump Valve
Samcos boost and water pipes
Bailey header tank
Bailey water swirl pot
Bailey oil seperator
Turbo damper
Gen RS500 intercooler
Quaife ATB LSD diff
Quaife gearset
AP Oraganic clutch


Pics:

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Plans are:

Raise the car a little
Mudflaps off
Ambers
TSW Hockenheims
And tidy up stuff round the engine bay

Bit of an un expected update:

Was browsing through the history of the car, and it turns out the car was a Graham Hathaway Racing ex-demo car worked on by the legend - Mr Graham Hathaway himself!! In the turn of the 90s it was ran with a different registration plate "UFO 3S" - i have rang Graham personally and he said he done all the work on the car for a greek guy!

For anyone who doesnt know Graham, have a read here:

http://www.grahamhathawayracing.com/styled-7/index.html

And on an other note, the car was owned in the latter of the 90s, by a Mr R Maxwell lol
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Re: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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Nothing much to report only i pulled out the interior and got the carpet done. Should have took a "before" photo. But the only way to describe the carpet was "flat and disgustingly dirty, or fit for the bin". Whereas now its "clean, new and fluffy".

As the man says 'a little does alot'

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And as you can see i have stuck in a dehumidifier, as the storage unit is quite a cold place and clammy. So im glad that there is no moisture in the car (or should i say getting in)

May have TSW Hockenheims for the car as i planned. But thinking of going a different route. Either way im keeping it period to its era - no bull**** carbon fibre and shiny modern shite wheels :)

[*]Small update:

As before, i had the interior pulled out and got carpet properly shampooed! So for the short term i got my mate to spruce up the seats a little (still a bad set of leather and will buy better leather when i have cash, but they came up alot better than they where). I then cleaned up the stinking boot floor and found one small scab. So attacked it and its took the bad look of it. Its not a show car. But its one less thing annoying me!!

So now the interior is re-installed, engine bay got tidied up (still want the wiring sorted and tucked) and got the number plates changed to metro style!! Now busting to get it on the road to get it set up 100% and enjoy it!

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Cheers
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So this happened yesterday......7.5 x 17" Wolfrace Silverstones. (Obviously a TSW Hockenheim rip off) But still 90s goodness :)

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Re: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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John Brennan wrote:Sweet ride!

That would work so well in America... no one would ever suspect a thing. :headbang
I know in the US there is some Escort Cosworths. But they have the huge spoiler and people know them internationally because of the WRC.

But the Sierra Sapphire (the sedan version of the normal Sierra) is like a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Mine is specced for 350hp. Should be a realistic 320hp at the flywheel. It weighs around 450-550lbs less, than the current Ford Focus on sale. And already had some fun and beaten a B6 Audi S4 V8
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Sweet ride!

That would work so well in America... no one would ever suspect a thing. :headbang
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Re: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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Enjoyed !
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Re: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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:cheers
Very nice!
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Re: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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Sweet ride, enjoy :cheers
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Re: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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Thanks guys
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Re: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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Very saweet car, congrats bro. That's actually on of my dream cars. Pure awesomeness!
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Re: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 2wd

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So was depending on my Wolfrace Silverstones being ready for the Ford Fair in Northern Ireland!! It never happened. So in a last day rush i bought some cheap new old stock Maxxis 215/40/16 tyres and pulled the gold OZ Mags off the fiesta rs turbo.

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With my new daily Fiesta ZS TDCI.
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Pics at the show
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Nice rolling shot
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So as i still planned for the Wolfrace to go on, these come up. Bloody more shite purchased lol

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Also bought some rare 18" TSW Hockenheims. Still debating to put them on or not!!
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