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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The _Don, Oct 9, 2011.
Spotted: 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 - PistonHeads Headlines
A rare find indeed.
I used to have a 330BHP RWD sapphire, that was a fun handful..
always wanted a cossie, but after owning a fiesta turbo and the trouble that gave me, i gave up on that idea
mmmmm rs500 nice, I did'nt realise they were worth so much.
Me too.....I loved that car back in the day . I bought mine off a builder who had to pay a tax bill and he shed a little tear as I drove off in it.
My mate had one. It got nicked from outside his office in Aberdeen many years ago. He was forced to watch it being driven away. They were for a time the most "nickable" car in the UK. Although really a homologation special with its bigger turbo and double injectors it was effectively detuned for the road and was not so pleasant to drive in its untuned state as its smaller turbo'ed brother.
My mate consoled himself by buying a Ferrari instead.
Nice car that all the old RS fords are going up in value :bannana:
Here is my Series One RS Turbo that i have owned for nearly 20 years
Not for me thanks. At the risk of upsetting everybody, those cosworth sierra's have got to be the most over-rated, hyped up, bull**** inducing cars ever.
Not very quick in standard form, but have you ever driven a tuned one ?
Every now and then I get to drive a 3 door cossie with 290hp, and I've swaped a yb cosworth setup in to a mates sierra aswell.
Yes they do go like hell, BUT what I cant stand is all the hype that comes with it. It just seems that as soon as "cosworth sierra" is metioned, peoples minds turns to mush.
I know many people hate clarkson but he has a point here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66vdESbE-0M&feature=related
A cossie lump in a well sorted MK1 or MK2 Escort is a different story. Much better shell for handling and with a 400 Bhp in the front is a awesome machine
You are right in saying the Sierra Cossie is abit over hyped, can be unpredictable with the rear end
Hmm, similar story for me - I was going to buy a series 2 RS Turbo but opted for a much cheaper XR3i EFI in the end.
I'd heard a few stories of RS Turbo issues (when your a student, any potential kerching is best avoided!).
I'd be dealing with the little bugger that rammed an old bean tin over your tailpipe if I were you...kids these days, got no respect...
Is the front wheel falling off of bottom wishbone cracked? That much camber must knacker the inside of the tyre in no time at all.
Looks right to me after lowering - mine was the same and it didn't wear the inside out much quicker (barely noticeable at the end of the tyre life).
I once saw a late 80's / early 90's Granada Scorpio come into the local tyre place I used to frequent, and the rear camber on those is quite extreme (-2.5/3mm maybe?). It needed new rear tyres but over the life of the tyre, it was well below the treadwear (not bald) only on the very inside ranging up to the usual 1.6mm on the outside.
Incorrect toe would wipe out much sooner.
It's far from correct and looks to be at least 5 degrees of camber, which is more than enough to cause tyre wear and handling issues.
If a Granada had 3mm of camber, that's 1.5 degrees, which is fine.
My Escort was -2mm at the front. Tricky to tell from that angle...
2mm is about 1 degree.
I found some old photo's of my sierra. Sorry for the quality but I had to scan them.
My front tyres are wearing perfectly thanks, and it does not have a wishbone at the front. If you knew anything you would know that Mk3/4 Escorts have track control arms at the front
Should I assume you mean "If I knew anything about Mk3/4 Escorts?" Never owned or wanted one, so not that interested in the specific make-up of them.
How much camber has it got?