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#1021 OFFLINE   greengartside

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 10:45 PM

Another one for keeping it. I think we are all right in saying that there will never be another Sierra like this so it makes sense to put it away and find some parts in the meantime. I will keep a lookout for anything that pops up in my area. Anton at Red Lodge is your best bet as he’s got shit loads of Sierras at the moment.

Did anything come of the Sierra Estate down the road from me?

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 03:32 PM

We do have a classics friendly MOT man in Cambridgeshire on the forum, Some say he's small, looks a bit like Penfold from Dangermouse, and is completely unhinged, all we know is he's called..... Daverapid


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#1023 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

I'd park it up & ignore it for a bit. As others have said it won't go down in value & if you sell it & regret it you'll never find another.


Personally I'd find a weber for it, most of them got one years ago & it's worth to be able to drive the car.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:02 PM

This isn’t cheap but would do the job https://ebay.com/itm...V-/291594711767
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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:46 PM

Give yourself a shake man.



I do that most nights tbh. Married life innit.

What about that breaker at Red Lodge? Surely he will have carbs for £not a lot.


I’ve got him on FB and he went quiet on me regarding some parts from the blue breaker. Also, no dice on the phone. I probably need to doorstep him but have zero time atm

I have never seen the attraction with this car.



It is rather shit, aye! But everything you say is absolutely spot on

This isn’t cheap but would do the job https://ebay.com/itm...V-/291594711767


That’s just how much they are. Cheap if it makes a car run beautifully, expensive if you want to spend it on ice creams for your children.

Thanks for all the moral support. After missing FotU last year with the bodywork not being done in time - I was really looking forward to it this time around. The dude was due to be putting the doors on and finishing off the bodywork today, so it sucks to see it behind the wheely bins sulking. Such is life.

I’ll come back to it after the summer; hopefully before it’s too cold.
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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:56 PM

meggersdog is a very fair MoT tester if you want a sympathetic eye casting upon the base in the place. 

 


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:13 PM

Fit an SU.

 

Went through similar with the Solara (Weber twin choke). Completely buggered, spent £250 on a new carb and it made so much difference it was like a new car. I then sold the car without ever recouping my money...

 

Try The Carburettor Hospital.


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#1028 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:15 PM

More upmarket Fords got Webers anyway, so it'd look much more standard to fit one on this.



#1029 OFFLINE   Squire_Dawson

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:28 PM

There is a white shell (well, no wheels anyway) of a Sierra at a scrappers in Manchester.


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