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Re: Project anyone?
« Reply #45 on: 10 May 2017, 19:02:53 »

That looks alright ;)
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« Reply #46 on: 10 May 2017, 20:20:45 »

Who knew?!  :y

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272664859646?clk_rvr_id=1213264976816&rmvSB=true


Nice car, but the Ford V4 spoils it. Just like it did to everything else it was fitted to.
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« Reply #47 on: 10 May 2017, 20:30:34 »

Who knew?!  :y

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272664859646?clk_rvr_id=1213264976816&rmvSB=true


Nice car, but the Ford V4 spoils it. Just like it did to everything else it was fitted to.
Could have been the 2.0 v6 Cologne lump... ::)
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« Reply #48 on: 10 May 2017, 20:36:45 »

Who knew?!  :y

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272664859646?clk_rvr_id=1213264976816&rmvSB=true


Nice car, but the Ford V4 spoils it. Just like it did to everything else it was fitted to.
Could have been the 2.0 v6 Cologne lump... ::)


Advert states 1700, so it's a V4. And considering that the only things a 2.3 Cologne does better than a 2.0 Pinto is drink fuel and weight the front of the car down, a 2.0l has nothing to recommend it ;D
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« Reply #49 on: 10 May 2017, 20:48:45 »

If the 2.3 struggled to produce 114bhp, I imagine that the 2.0 V6 would have made the diesel Mk2 Granada seem positively spritely :D
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Re: Project anyone?
« Reply #50 on: 11 May 2017, 11:03:01 »

Would be tempting to swap a decent modern 4 pot into it, but the engine bay looks a bit tight. :-\
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« Reply #51 on: 11 May 2017, 11:21:31 »

Would be tempting to swap a decent modern 4 pot into it, but the engine bay looks a bit tight. :-\
Oh, heck, It's an emissions-strangled 65 BHP V4 further hobbled by air con. :o
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Re: Project anyone?
« Reply #52 on: 11 May 2017, 11:29:54 »

The seats (and the colour of them) scream "Battlestar Galactica" to me for some reason ;D
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« Reply #53 on: 11 May 2017, 11:31:50 »

The seats (and the colour of them) scream "Battlestar Galactica" to me for some reason ;D
Can't beat a nice spread of brown velour :D
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« Reply #54 on: 11 May 2017, 11:34:13 »

Would be tempting to swap a decent modern 4 pot into it, but the engine bay looks a bit tight. :-\
Oh, heck, It's an emissions-strangled 65 BHP V4 further hobbled by air con. :o
The 1.8 24v v6 from a Mazda RX3 might just do it ;)
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« Reply #55 on: 11 May 2017, 11:36:08 »

The seats (and the colour of them) scream "Battlestar Galactica" to me for some reason ;D
The seats (and the colour of them) scream "Battlestar Galactica" to me for some reason ;D
Can't beat a nice spread of brown velour :D
It's part of its charm. I love the adjustable lumber supports too. I actually quite like it, to be honest. Such a shame the donk belongs in an ice cream van.. or being dragged along the sea bed on a chain. ;D
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Re: Project anyone?
« Reply #56 on: 11 May 2017, 11:39:38 »

Would be tempting to swap a decent modern 4 pot into it, but the engine bay looks a bit tight. :-\
Oh, heck, It's an emissions-strangled 65 BHP V4 further hobbled by air con. :o
The 1.8 24v v6 from a Mazda RX3 might just do it ;)

Did you mean RX-3 or MX-3?

But.. your freudian slip was a work of genius, as it turns out. A Mazda Rotary would be just perfect.  8)
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Re: Project anyone?
« Reply #57 on: 11 May 2017, 11:40:23 »

I too rather like the seats, if I'm honest. I'm not a 'wedge' man when it comes to cars but it's definitely not the ugliest thing I've ever seen.

Throw a wankel in it, they're small, light.. and will only need rebuilding about as often as it will need structural work now it's left warm, dry California! ;D

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« Reply #58 on: 11 May 2017, 11:44:53 »

Exactly.. It's a "sunny day" car, and Rotary engines are perfect for that. It would still take you a decade to wear it out and in that time you could easily save up for a rebuild. It's just crying out for 200 BHP+ and an engine that revs to <meh - not really that bothered, TBH>*.



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Re: Project anyone?
« Reply #59 on: 11 May 2017, 11:50:40 »

Would be tempting to swap a decent modern 4 pot into it, but the engine bay looks a bit tight. :-\
Oh, heck, It's an emissions-strangled 65 BHP V4 further hobbled by air con. :o
The 1.8 24v v6 from a Mazda MX3 might just do it ;)

Did you mean RX-3 or MX-3?

But.. your freudian slip was a work of genius, as it turns out. A Mazda Rotary would be just perfect.  8)
Gentlemans Veg... I even googled the bloody thing as I couldn't remember which was which  ;D

But yes, either or :y
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