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andyuk697 26th August 2009 06:01 PM

doner needed (yorkshire)
as title says really

ford sierra preff 2.0L type 9 etc etc

cheers Andy

andyuk697 29th August 2009 06:24 PM

if the sierra route fails whats the next low budget option of a doner

thanks Andy

mr henderson 29th August 2009 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by andyuk697 (Post 20988)
if the sierra route fails whats the next low budget option of a doner

It won't fail, there are still plenty out there. I would advise spending more if necessary and getting abetter one. By the time you've paid out for everything, a couple of hundred saved on a donor will seem quite irrelevant. Get a runner and drive it for a while, find out if everything is working well, replace anything that isn't. That will be a good starting position.

Next potential donor is the E36 3 series BMW, but obviously modifications to the Haynes design will need to be made, and special parts will be needed also.

andyuk697 8th September 2009 09:02 PM

the search still continues....

is there any model or year of sierra that cant be used? or
is there a prefered model or year to look for do i need to look for one with milleage under a certain amount for eg 200,000
if i do find one come up i dont want to jump on the wrong one lol

thanks Andy

davidimurray 8th September 2009 11:42 PM

The 2L Pinto is quite a rare beast to track down. I'm using the 1.8 Pinto, although I would have also gone for a 1.8 CVH. Personally I'm not a big fan of the DOHC and MT75 box due to their size. My plan is to build the car and get it running with my 1.8 pinto, this also allows me to go for an age related plate. Then while hooning around in the car prep a C20xe to slide under the bonnet for a truly :eek: experience

aerosam 9th September 2009 10:13 PM

How about buying any old sierra with a type 9 gearbox, and getting a 2.0 pinto elsewhere? Scrappie, ebay? Trawl the retro ford/capri/escort/sierra/granada forums and you should find a few good ones for sale.

andyuk697 24th September 2009 06:30 PM

can i use a 1991 f reg sierra or will it have wrong engine and box ?
what about a pinto with efi? can i use that engine

thanks Andy

richardk 24th September 2009 08:30 PM

What about this bad boy?http://retrorides.proboards.com/inde...y&thread=67902 go and get it , drive it back, if it makes it back to yorkshire its a good un !! Good price though.



andyuk697 24th September 2009 08:57 PM

cool think its a bit further than i would like to travel tho
just missed out on one on ebay for 250 :( congrats if it was someone on here that won it


deezee 25th September 2009 08:00 AM

I wouldn't worry too much about the engine in the car, its not like you HAVE to use the engine. I'd concentrate on getting one with the right running gear and gearbox.

You can use any engine off the sierra and any gearbox. Its just that the pinto and a type 9 is the easiest to squeeze into a kitcar. In all honesty, the more you read about kitcars, you'll probably end up modifying your scope / design.

I decided to source my engine separately, because it will be a long wait for the perfect donor, plus I wanted a pre-cat engine as I think its easier to set up a carb engine than fuel injection / cat converter.

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