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      07-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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80s cool - saw one of these at the weekend...

.....I like.

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2808642.htm

Got to be the early angular one though.
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Nothing special really. Now if it was a RS Turbo then it would be worth 5 times that! The Series1 has always held more money than the Series 2.
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I don't agree with the sellers views on SH. My 1991 Fiesta RS Turbo has FSH, every MOT
from new and 2 fat folders of reciepts giving a thorough concise history of it's life.

Essential in my opinion.
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Are they original wheels? Don't look like it to me.
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      07-19-2011, 03:00 AM   #7
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I like it.

They are great fun to drive. I had a hoot blasting down tight, twisty B roads in them. Rorty exhaust note. Good, honest fun, all the benefits of the cooking model plus better power and handling.

Used to service these in the 80s. Could change a cam belt on a CVH in 1/2 an hour.

Wheels are original.

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Peter your thinking of the Mk 4 rims!!
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The "flocked" dash looks like it's from another motor.
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Yeah, the centre console, steering wheel and dash are all different colours.

XR cars never really did it for me simply because the RS Turbos existed.
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Peter your thinking of the Mk 4 rims!!
Probably am, more 'teledial' I seem to remember. I hankered after one of these in the 80's, an XR3i or RS Turbo. I ended up owning a 2.8i Sierra XR4x4, and the later 2.0 XR4i.

Those were the days, Banarama, Pet Shop Boys, Human league, XR Fords......
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Ahaha, remember the push out cassette tape holders (with the orange button)
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Ahaha, remember the push out cassette tape holders (with the orange button)
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Ahaha, remember the push out cassette tape holders (with the orange button)
I remember wiring in Audioline Graphic Equaliser/Amps and new speakers to quite a few XRs.

With the pulsing LEDs and lots of little sliders for the left and right frequency bands. Thumptastic.

Certainly a step up from the "premium" 5 watts RMS per channel standard fare.

Before autoreverse ... I could eject, flip and insert a tape left-handed in seconds while racing along in between changing gears ...

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Audioline

RS1600i was my baby, so much cooler than the XR3.
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Loving the 80s thread. They seemed happy days, I drove a PK Ripper BMX with Skyway mag wheels.
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Tuning was proper stuff back then too, not just a remap. David Vizard, ported heads, high-lift Kent cams, Janspeed exhausts. Happy days.
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3 cars i always wanted to own from the 80's, early 90s

Lancia Delta Integrale
Corrado Storm
MK1 Golf

Was too young, maybe one day.
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Good choices. How I yearned for an 1800cc Golf GTI Campaign Edition, in Lhasa Green, with Pirelli "P" alloys....
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Loving the 80s thread. They seemed happy days, I drove a PK Ripper BMX with Skyway mag wheels.
Landing gear forks???
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Tuning was proper stuff back then too, not just a remap. David Vizard, ported heads, high-lift Kent cams, Janspeed exhausts. Happy days.


I haven't really left the 80s ..... still fiddling with cam verniers and advance curves.



In the 80s Fast Car was actually a serious Mag - I scanned an old article by David Vizard on tuning the Pinto (25mb). Not a chip in sight. Dave Walker was also a great contributor back then. Before it went to shit with dolly birds and MaxPower style bodykitted hatches.

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David Vizard was a God. I was mostly mucking about with the A series in those days when 100bhp was the Holy Grail. Great stuff though. I'm going to read the Pinto article and reminisce...
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