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Found a problem with this V8, 16 valves to grind in, 16 rockers to grind and polish, 16 ports to clean up 8 pistols to weigh and balance,plus rods to polish and balance. I'll be here for days! Fingers are rubbed raw and I've only stripped it all and acid cleaned it all. The garage smells great :-)))

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Comment by James Doulton on February 23, 2017 at 23:27

I am not that surprised that you could keep up because a Sierra probably isn't particularly heavy compared to an Escort and it should be lower geared. But the Escort would have a huge aerodynamic advantage by the time that you got past 60mph or so. Also his 3rd gear would out run yours. You probably scared him - you had nothing to lose but he had a lot to lose. Maybe you need a cam change and a set of Webers to really scare him.

Alternatively, I have an Essex V6 or two that are getting in my way in the garage...

Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 23, 2017 at 11:01

There are several probables in this. Was it 1/4 mile, was the timing right, did she press the stop watch a fraction early (or late!). The RS2000 was the only constant in the equation, I kept up with him for 3/4 distance then he was gone. We both had Pinto power with 32/36 carbs. He had 4 speed I had the MT75. He had an Escort I had a brick. In the spring we have a club sprint and finish with a bit of a drag race. This has far more official timing and measuring, I normally take the B+ maybe try the Sierra, but it is a bent sprint, it may fall over :-)

 

Comment by Big Vern on February 23, 2017 at 10:20

15.56 for 1/4 mile is pretty impressive for a small block of flats :-))))

Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 23, 2017 at 9:48

I think if I took it serious James, I could have gone faster. I was pleased, but have had endless banter from some others for being beat up by a Escort :-) Maybe once the "tuning" is sorted I'll try again, Bruv :-)

Comment by James Doulton on February 22, 2017 at 22:41

15.56 for 1/4 mile in the Sierra? that is good.

Our local drifters use the Asda Hypermarket car park for their stunts and the new link dual carriageway which has the Patchway Police station at one end. It has 3 roundabouts, which are good for getting the tail out.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on December 23, 2016 at 12:00

Daz's Souped up Supra, more money on this then on my house :-)

Comment by Steve Kerswell on December 23, 2016 at 11:45

They never stay in the same place, for obvious reasons. I'm not one of their preferred friends, but I do know a few ex apprentices who frequent the "races". Seems they had this new road under observation for a while, one of the mud monkeys that work on the roads, knew the tarmac date and he also knows when the road will be open :-) and which night is safest. Trouble being, now everyone and his mate know, the secret is out. Good fun, I was a bit out of place but the Supra guy remembered me from the studio shoot, so all was cool :-) more gangsta speak bruv.:-)) 

Comment by Steve Kerswell on December 23, 2016 at 10:36

Heading home last night, I have to negotiate the building of a new town that no one wants. Anyway, they have just finished the new road into the site. Lo and behold, the street racer guys were there. These young and not so young ones meet up and cause mayhem every so often. Recently caused big trouble at local KFC, seems their tyres were hotter then the food. So I pull over to watch the Supra's and whatever else Jap scream off down this new road, suddenly its my turn ???? really??? lined up with a RS Escort Mk2. Held him most of the way, but lost it having to change up. He posted 14.04 sec. I posted 15.56 in the old Sierra. 11/2 second is a lot of ground. Good laugh, then I made my exit as The filth was expected. Thats gangsta chat or rap or whatever. :-))

Comment by Roy Kemp on December 16, 2016 at 22:46

Nice engine bay Steve. My rocker cover still has the scrapyard's "Sierra 1.8" writing in white paint pen. A classy touch.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on December 16, 2016 at 22:40

It wouldn't make it to Brighton, I went to Newquay in it, never again. 40miles each way max. :-)))

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