Sierra XR8 - another addition to the family

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Re: Sierra XR8 - another addition to the family

Post by THOR » Fri 11 Mar 2016, 08:48

Hi,

The Guys are correct Car had it wrong. I nearly purchased one and my friend did they are all Windsor. I have two Windsor's. One in Sapphire is 302 and in Cobra 351.
Be very careful do not purchase alley after market housing, I went through 5 some slightly different (with o-ring lasted bit longer) none of them liked the heat and ended up leaking. Only solved when I found proper cast original.
Seeing your dissy, I must still have new plastic holders and caps some where in the storeroom. I purchased them as spare when I was in the US.
Also have two Ford performance ally heads that will work nice on 302 to 347. (Ford Part Number M-6049-Z304DA)
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Re: Sierra XR8 - another addition to the family

Post by Gavin RS » Fri 11 Mar 2016, 10:28

Definitely a Windsor motor in the XR8, I can remember back In the day one of the magazines made mention of the mistake in the Car test.

It is just back then that everyone that was not too clued up referred to a Ford V8 as a Cleveland as it was always the more common name that people heard
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Re: Sierra XR8 - another addition to the family

Post by V8 fan » Tue 15 Mar 2016, 09:31

Howzit guys - just got back from a short road trip to the north.........will have a look at the questions etc. for the XR8 soon.

Cheers ;)
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Re: Sierra XR8 - another addition to the family

Post by V8 fan » Wed 23 Mar 2016, 21:09

Alright guys - got some good stuff from "State Side" in the Stikland-area of Cape Town a few weeks ago........will hopefully go and collect it tomorrow as parts arrived from the States today. If all goes well, I'll get the old lady running over the weekend. As a meanwhile, got the grille professionally re-sprayed and the radiator and pipe-work rebuilt.

"KSF" - I haven't forgotten to get you the measurements for the coils etc.........will be in touch soon.

Cheers :D
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'71 Ford Capri Perana
'84 Ford Sierra XR8
'65 Ford Mustang Convertible
'72 Landy SWB "88 series 3

'78 CJ5 Willys Jeep
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Re: Sierra XR8 - another addition to the family

Post by V8 fan » Wed 23 Mar 2016, 21:12

Also, if there's anybody out there with a spare XR8 rim (15inch), a grey back board for the boot-area, the aforementioned AP Racing front discs/callipers and possibly a decent grille wrap around rubber gasket in good niche.

Thanks for looking
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'73 Chevrolet Can-Am
'71 Ford Capri Perana
'84 Ford Sierra XR8
'65 Ford Mustang Convertible
'72 Landy SWB "88 series 3

'78 CJ5 Willys Jeep
'73 Pontiac Grand Prix 400

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Re: Sierra XR8 - another addition to the family

Post by V8 fan » Wed 14 Dec 2016, 22:47

Thanks to Mr Ebay.co.uk

Found the correct grille rubber surround to replace the old cracked one. This one is made as a replacement to go onto the RS500 Cosworth.

Also some new rubber grommets and bonnet support pole bracket.
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'73 Chevrolet Can-Am
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'84 Ford Sierra XR8
'65 Ford Mustang Convertible
'72 Landy SWB "88 series 3

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'73 Pontiac Grand Prix 400

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