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Perth Sapphire Cosworth

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Re:Perth Sapphire Cosworth 2012/12/05 00:57:52 (permalink)
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I got the engine in and running today.
I fitted a new Airtec 70mm intercooler and Airtec 60mm radiator.
So I spent a bit of time sorting that out. Only problem is now there is no room for my Aircon condenser. So i will remove it for now and get something fitted up later.
Also had a oil leak from my oil pressure switch. So I will replace that too.
Should be good to go for a drive tomorrow.
Oil pressure was good and the tappets quiet. So far so good!

Here's a comparison of a std 2wd intercooler and the Airtec unit.


Pic of it running!


 
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Re:Perth Sapphire Cosworth 2012/12/06 21:35:11 (permalink)
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Nice, what are the plans for it nows its freshened up??  cheers O

 
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Re:Perth Sapphire Cosworth 2012/12/07 00:08:22 (permalink)
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Its my daily so it will be getting driven.
Will do some track days. Just enjoy it!
Next year I will get a different turbo and make a bit more power.
 
You dont own a 2000GT  Capri with a 2lt V4 do you?
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Re:Perth Sapphire Cosworth 2012/12/07 21:16:34 (permalink)
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Nice, i drive my saph at least once a week now aswell, i cant stop driving it. ;) (should have bought 1 a long time ago)
Yes i had 2 2.0lt v4's 1 manual and 1 auto, but auto now sold
cheers Owen

 
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Re:Perth Sapphire Cosworth 2012/12/08 10:10:27 (permalink)
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Hi Brett, nice work on the engine.  I had intended to rebuild the engine when I had the car but alas never got around to it.  How's it feel on the road?
Regards, Matt.
 
PS - just a question regarding the forum.  Depending how I access it, google search etc....  I got quite different results.  It's like a parrallel forum is operating where  I can only see half of the content.  Any ideas??
post edited by europatek - 2012/12/08 10:26:08
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Re:Perth Sapphire Cosworth 2012/12/08 12:52:13 (permalink)
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v4capmad

Nice, i drive my saph at least once a week now aswell, i cant stop driving it. ;) (should have bought 1 a long time ago)
Yes i had 2 2.0lt v4's 1 manual and 1 auto, but auto now sold
cheers Owen

They are nice to drive. They dont attract too much attention either.
Reason I asked about the capri is I have a 71 with a v8 that was a 2000GT XLR V4. I didnt know they were rare when I did the engine conversion on it!
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi Brett, nice work on the engine.  I had intended to rebuild the engine when I had the car but alas never got around to it.  How's it feel on the road?
Regards, Matt.

PS - just a question regarding the forum.  Depending how I access it, google search etc....  I got quite different results.  It's like a parrallel forum is operating where  I can only see half of the content.  Any ideas??

Hi Matt, Cheers, The car feels good, the rear diff mount seemed to tighten up the backend a bit. I havent pushed it yet. Still just cruising around, keeping below 4000rpm at the moment.
The engine is alot quieter now. Its was starting to rattle a bit! But then it had dome 135000mile. Not all easy driving!
Who ever built the engine in the early 90's did a very nice job!
 
The only thing I can think of on the forum issue is different formats/programs dont work with the forums format?
 
Cheers
 
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Re:Perth Sapphire Cosworth 2013/01/19 23:18:33 (permalink)
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Guys the forum address has changed from classic ford .net  to classic ford.org
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