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Offline TwinTurbo

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« on: November 04, 2007, 16:20:07 PM »
Anyon else think of design ideas that ford should have rethought...

Mondeo MK1 headlights. The shells for these are one pice and go right across the car joined at the front by a bit of fragile plastic. if you want to replace it then it's both headlights too!!

Sierra sunroof drains. Why drain the sunroof into the front of the sills and not out into fresh air of the wheel arch?

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 16:47:42 PM »
never mind that.. why is all there cars FWD.
i bloody hate FWD with a vengance, had so many near misses due the the arrow  effect while cornering etc..hit a corner to fast and they dont so much suffer understear as no bloody aim at all, the skill in driving FWD is go in slow and power out the corner,, so what happens in the event of an un known corner? avoidance?  ya sale in to summit..

not long ago we had options such as sierra in RWD or 4X4 config and granada was the same, they progressed (??) on to the scorpio, tho non made as 4x4, it was a RWD,,it didnt sell to well due to the looks of it, shame it was good from every other aspect.in fact the changes to the lower arms made it far better than the sierra/granada


this then was dropped for the mondain mondy, not one really liked it, they sold only as the company car sales held them up, since then the car has gained size over the years and is now as big as the granada and its still dancing on its front wheels!!!
yeah ya see enough mondys about but look how cheap they are? to get a respect able sierra and it would cost ya more than a 4 year old  mondy now, says it all doesnt it...
what happend to proppa ford cars, physics says RWD or 4X4 is best,, why cant we have it,, why do we have to put up with something just becouse its easy to produce?

due the the whole ford uk range being FWD i now drive a BMW!!!!
yes you might say its german and isnt a ford but quite honestly what other options are there?

sorry TT but ya did ask?

the 24v xr4i auto-0 to 60 in 6.71 secs

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 17:09:41 PM »
I will tell you how bad the mondeos are after I have driven it properly. I have owned 6 FWD cars out of 21 cars... but only driven 3 ( Lada Samara, Nissan Sunny 1.3, Volvo 850 T5) A Peugot 405 only got as far as the MOT and back, MK1 golf project came and went in 100's of bits... And apart from a trip round the block I have not realy driven the 24V Mondeo.

The 850 Was rediculous in the wet. The scorpio is a much better car all round realy.

And your right about price. The only sierras you can buy cheap are sheds or base spec stuff. Yeah my mono requires a few front end parts ( bonnet, grill, bumper ) but it was £160 for a 2.5Si ... Even decent ones with MOT are going for £300!  I can't remember when I last saw a V6 sierra sell for under £450 with MOT.

So.....

FWD BAD IDEA  noted....


Sierra rear beam inner pivot bolts... Ford put them in so the bolt slides out towards the diff. So you can't get them out with the Diff in place. Put the nut on that side if rebuilding!!



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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 22:57:24 PM »
you don't need to fit both headlamps Rob, you get 1 and it comes with half the plastic and you cut the original one down the middle. You get a metal plate to bridge the 2 halves with 4 pop rivits.

P*ss off madoldbugga my thing would leave ya for dead    made a fool a far faster machines than old sierras

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007, 23:04:57 PM »
Still, they could have just made it a seperate bit for the sake of a few beans.

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P*ss off madoldbugga my thing would leave ya for dead laugh.gif made a fool a far faster machines than old sierras

I bet I could get my 1.3 mk1 golf to accelerate at exactly the same speed as Tonys 4i and your Mono Keith.. With no mods!!

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007, 23:22:58 PM »
Off the edge of a cliff TT?  

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007, 08:32:20 AM »
Your sharpe  





Sump Bolts on the 4x4 that you can't get to because of the front diff

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007, 19:52:50 PM »
Quote from: maddoldbugger
due the the whole ford uk range being FWD
they still  make one RWD i can think off  

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2007, 21:39:53 PM »
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they still make one RWD i can think off    


 

Yeah but thats an option and not standard    


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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2007, 20:28:40 PM »
Having to remove the bumper to remove the headlights on a mk1 Mono!!

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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2007, 23:01:03 PM »
Don't talk daft man I've not had a bumper to take off yet on a mk1 you CAN get a torx screwdriver to that bottom screw believe me. Use another screwdriver to lever down the bumper a bit it does go back into shape trust me.

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2007, 00:34:40 AM »
lower front suspension on mk5 escorts works exactly 90 degrees to the direction of travel so whilst every thing else attached to the wheel in some way moves up and down this has to move side to side , why was this done ? its bonkers i know cost ease of fitting are involved but jesus h its going to fail repeatedly i havnt got a 1-1 in motor vehicle design and i dont think the bloke who did this bit had either !

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2007, 16:42:49 PM »
Ford's best idea yet was to install rust, free of charge

Bad design of panels making water traps, inferior quality of paint and preparation

We came back for more and more though, because we just love rust

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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2007, 19:53:33 PM »
Will give it a go on the rebuild keith,....

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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2008, 21:22:23 PM »
Next bad idea...

The mounts and the pipe for the BOA ISCV.,....  What a f...ing faf that is.. I had to break up the pipe and it was a real struggle to get the lower bolt out...

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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2008, 18:27:08 PM »
Granada/Consul mkI rear wings. All the water gets caught in there as well without drainholes.

 

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