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Offline TimoXr4i

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2012, 22:06:32 PM »
Our lil sierra didnt pass the mot today, only a few issues,mlike a broken lightbulb, a worn bearing on the steering, again the rearbrake on the leftside is stuck, had it twice, and does anyone knows abouth an hose wotch should run from the harmonica rubbers on the steering? Never saw one on any sierra ive ever seen?

Hope the last minker is founf soon, and do you rebuild this one to original spec all the way? Should look really cool, this very fast sierra, and your, even faster sierra on the side?

Cheers mate!
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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2012, 23:19:52 PM »
 :o That's a bit harsh Timo, basterd is a pretty nasty word for us brits even if I know your joking!
Be nice if you could change that!

Unlucky with the Sierra but sounds like simple fixes.
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harmonica rubbers
but if it's the pipe some cars have that join the steering gaiters together, the sierra don't have one.


Toby it's a real shame how this all panned out, as you know you was next on the list for this car.

It runs just fine but because it's been stood for a while the sills have rotted out.
Looks O.K in the pictures but you wait till I get the skirts off :o
About £1500 of work for a body shop if done correctly.

Yes it has aircon.

I know neither mine or Gaz has aircon.

The rest I know of do.

It will be made good again but as far as mods there will be some but nothing as major as mine.

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2012, 11:54:14 AM »
Well that's another one accounted for.

Maybe the last one is also standing in a shed for the last 10 years.

Should be a looker once you get the rust sorted.

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2012, 11:59:25 AM »
It's alright mate, nice to know it's gone to a good home....... fix it up, make it right, and sell it me for a bargain price ;D

To be honest, with a car like that as long as the mechanicals are all good, then the bodywork issues are nothing major..... it is an old Ford after all!!

I was just intrigued about the aircon, I assumed that TT would have removed it, must be a bit of a squeeze surely...............

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2012, 18:59:36 PM »
Am i missing some posts here????

Has another minker turned up?

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2012, 20:27:13 PM »
Am i missing some posts here????

Has another minker turned up?

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Sure has, bottom of page 2 ;)

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2012, 21:02:32 PM »

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I was just intrigued about the aircon, I assumed that TT would have removed it, must be a bit of a squeeze surely...............

It is mate & it also explains why the pipe work on a non A/C car looks a bit oddly designed.
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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #67 on: February 03, 2012, 19:27:45 PM »
Aircon is a rare option on these cars. I would keep it.
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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #68 on: February 03, 2012, 22:12:46 PM »
If you keep looking hard enough you will find it.

Dave has has a spot of luck on the Minker.

Anyone else would have thought "ow it's a Sierra"

I think people nowadays don't apreciate cars anymore.

A mate of mine has a subscribtion to Autoweek(a Dutch magazine) last week the did a feature on the 80's Granada.

This week a "show my car" on a 1982 XR3i.

They show old cars still running every day, and I like it.

Nowadays if your car is older 10 years it's a write-off.

I love people that still drive old cars and can apreciate them.

OK rant over.

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #69 on: February 04, 2012, 12:16:22 PM »
Not a total writeoff jurgen, our grey sierra is a 93 one, just a very naked solar, didnt even had a revcounter, but, i added scorpio leather, a complete dash with the armrest, a digital clock, added some bodycolor onthe dash, alloy rims, and the incurance says it is now tree times more worth than when whe bought it! They say its value is 1500 euros!

They must think its a cossy, has a cossy grille and revcounter :ph34r: ;D

Not as special as a minker, but also a nice ride. When my xr is up and running again ill take it to someone to get it incured for its value, last time they told me it was about 6k worth, also cossie parts, like grille and rims, and a special color. Not bad, couse i took it from the scrappers, for 250 euros, was standing for 9 years, fluid change, few s,all parts, a short drive with hard braking and such, and it passed its mot...

I sure wished i could find a minker in a shed for a good price, i only see an mk1 janspeedturbo sierra in fluo yellow abouth each day...

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #70 on: February 05, 2012, 21:37:21 PM »
After 8 hours I got it home, funny how a bit of snow & ice really makes driving in the U.K a right nightmare!
Yet when I drove upto the artic circle a while back it was actually fun & alot less hassle!!!!



The RS kit makes it look way different to mine, mine looks like well just like a Sierra where as the new one looks like it's doing 100mph standing still!

After some discussion I have decided to let Marcus my mate take ownership of the car.

What can I do with two Minker's any how, it would be expensive to insure both & run etc etc.

So MNK 005 is now Marcus's car

I will still do all the work it needs but I will get paid for it instead  ;D

Still gonna be the end of the year before I have time however!
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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #71 on: February 06, 2012, 10:35:29 AM »
That's a pic and a half :mellow:

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #72 on: February 06, 2012, 10:58:38 AM »
Will marcos be tuning it up like your dave?

whats he doing with the other 2 sierras hes got?
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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #73 on: February 06, 2012, 12:04:23 PM »
Sweeeeeeet!!!!! Im jealous!!!

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #74 on: February 07, 2012, 11:31:15 AM »
Will marcos be tuning it up like your dave?
whats he doing with the other 2 sierras hes got?

I think it will end up with bigger wheels to allow new front brakes & the old stuff stored.

Some parts will be swapped for new as the car has done 10K in the last 10 years so I am pretty sure once the cars pushed things will start to fail due to it being stood & not used etc.

One Sierra will be broke, another sold on, he also has a TT225 engine & a newly built Minker spec engine with ECU to sell on.
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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #75 on: February 07, 2012, 11:42:07 AM »
a newly built Minker spec engine with ECU to sell on.

If I was Marcus I'd think about perhaps keeping that for a bit, you never know when it might come in handy...... spares for the Minker :laugh: :laugh:

As for the brakes, have you seen what Snoop's selling........ http://www.xrstyle.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=43254

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2012, 11:49:52 AM »
He already has the brakes mate.

He wants to fit some 16 inch Escort Cossie wheels he has to it but I am trying to talk him out of it.

I'm sure once I put some proper painted up & polished Minker spec wheels on it he will like it.

Already there is talk of a full deluxe valet the weekend so hopefully him & his girl friend will do mine too!  ;D


As for spares the only thing I can't get is the one thing it needs which is the air filters.
Everything else on the Minker I can either make, get made or source.
So don't need to keep anything for just incase that will probably never be needed.

Except a gearbox or two  :rolleyes:

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2012, 17:01:41 PM »
Is that a gearbox or two a year?!!!
 
The Escos wheels do look ace on the XR4x4, but they won't fit properly without quite a lot of messing about. I believe they are too wide and will foul the arches really badly, if not stick out so much they fail the MOT.

If Marcus is in full on valet mode I'll come too LOL :laugh:

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2012, 22:19:05 PM »
Is that a gearbox or two a year?!!!

The great thing about these cars is they usally have a folder of history.

I can tell it's had:

two new gearboxes
two new turbo's
1 set of big ends
a new camshaft
etc etc

Infact over 12K of receipts for various stuff including at least 8 batteries!!!!! ;D

The Escort Cossie wheels will fit a Minker mate as the front track is less on them compared to a STD car.
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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #79 on: February 08, 2012, 13:28:57 PM »
You / he could try a set of the rs diamond cut wheels, they similar to the minker wheel, theres a few sets on ebay at the mo, mainly the 16 inch but there is a tatty set of 17s like mine
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« Reply #80 on: February 11, 2012, 14:27:15 PM »
Will marcos be tuning it up like your dave?
whats he doing with the other 2 sierras hes got?

I think it will end up with bigger wheels to allow new front brakes & the old stuff stored.

Some parts will be swapped for new as the car has done 10K in the last 10 years so I am pretty sure once the cars pushed things will start to fail due to it being stood & not used etc.

One Sierra will be broke, another sold on, he also has a TT225 engine & a newly built Minker spec engine with ECU to sell on.

not that ive got the money at the moment but spare tt225 or minker spec engine.....wonder how much ill get for a kidney ;D ;D

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« Reply #81 on: February 11, 2012, 15:12:49 PM »
not that ive got the money at the moment but spare tt225 or minker spec engine.....wonder how much ill get for a kidney ;D ;D

Buy that Minker spec engine Jaff, then you'll be virtually the same spec as me and we can race :laugh:

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« Reply #82 on: February 11, 2012, 15:44:11 PM »
not that ive got the money at the moment but spare tt225 or minker spec engine.....wonder how much ill get for a kidney ;D ;D

Buy that Minker spec engine Jaff, then you'll be virtually the same spec as me and we can race :laugh:

i wish mate ;D ;D

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #83 on: February 11, 2012, 16:27:33 PM »
You can't beat an RS kitted mk2 sierra in my opinion, they just look the dogs  ;)


I know of a nice set of grey rims that would finish that car off perfectly  ;D

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2012, 22:15:51 PM »
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You / he could try a set of the rs diamond cut wheels

I love them wheels Matt but not for Marcus but mine!

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not that ive got the money at the moment but spare tt225 or minker spec engine

Not talked to him about it really yet.

The TT225 is a complete kit including engine built up ready to fit, can start it up etc. Gota be worth £600+ I think.

The Minker spec engine is in a different league, there is £2000 of receipts for parts alone which is what I would say it's worth.

An engine builder would want 3 to 4K to build the same spec engine.
It has head braces & a main cap brace etc etc.





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You can't beat an RS kitted mk2 sierra in my opinion, they just look the dogs

It does look good with the kit, I have the complete kit in storage, I am very tempted to fit it to mine now!
But I can't copy now can I. Dam!!!

He has been playing about with wheels today.









He tried my spare set of Minker wheels & it really looks the dogs with them on, pictures don't do it justice!
His spare is the same so this is how the car would have looked when it was first Minkered.

Interesting that it has a proper Zytek ECU so that means half the cars had one also & not the TT copy.

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« Reply #85 on: February 11, 2012, 22:22:34 PM »
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You / he could try a set of the rs diamond cut wheels

I love them wheels Matt but not for Marcus but mine!

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not that ive got the money at the moment but spare tt225 or minker spec engine

Not talked to him about it really yet.

The TT225 is a complete kit including engine built up ready to fit, can start it up etc. Gota be worth £600+ I think.

The Minker spec engine is in a different league, there is £2000 of receipts for parts alone which is what I would say it's worth.

An engine builder would want 3 to 4K to build the same spec engine.
It has head braces & a main cap brace etc etc.





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You can't beat an RS kitted mk2 sierra in my opinion, they just look the dogs

It does look good with the kit, I have the complete kit in storage, I am very tempted to fit it to mine now!
But I can't copy now can I. Dam!!!

He has been playing about with wheels today.









He tried my spare set of Minker wheels & it really looks the dogs with them on, pictures don't do it justice!
His spare is the same so this is how the car would have looked when it was first Minkered.

Interesting that it has a proper Zytek ECU so that means half the cars had one also & not the TT copy.



your a bad influence ;D ;D

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #86 on: February 12, 2012, 15:30:18 PM »
Much improved with those Minker wheels on it :mellow:

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Re: Minker by Turbo Technics
« Reply #87 on: February 12, 2012, 16:37:51 PM »
I pop over so you can try the 17's  ;D so long as i could get them back after lol  ;D  :P :P i could do with having your live data thing on it again, while its been stood over winter its developed a idling fault when cold :rolleyes:

out of those i do like the polished minker wheels

the cossie style ones are the mondeo version, not proper cossie one :P

ive got a set of the scorpio 12 spokers to you could try, no tyres on them though
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« Reply #88 on: February 12, 2012, 22:23:33 PM »
I pop over so you can try the 17's  ;D so long as i could get them back after lol

the cossie style ones are the mondeo version, not proper cossie one :P

Yeah come over this weekend, no probs ;D

As soon as I saw them I told him, they don't even fill the arches, look shit!
I think the Escorts would fit but they would be tight!

The TT wheels are 15 x 7 ET26 & have some space where as Escorts are 16 x 8 ET25!



Not that it matters as I think he is sold on what the orignal would have looked like.


That's it now it got a wash & a polish, it will now sit in the shed for a few months till I have time to mess with it.
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« Reply #89 on: February 15, 2012, 23:17:51 PM »
Wont be popping over this weekend mate, going down south for a few days

no rush anyways as the old girl wont be going on the road again for a good month anyway, im hoping for a good bit of rain to wash all the salt off the roads lol
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