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  • Member since
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  • From: Over there - across the Pond in the sunny UK
Ford Sierra Cosworth
Posted by octavia on Thursday, March 29, 2007 10:36 AM
Here in the UK this was the Bad Boy of the late '80's and early '90's.

The base vechicle is the Tamiya Racing Sierra, which came in circuit form with a racing interior and without engine.

The wheels which accurately represent the orgininal fitment items are from a '80's Tamiya Toyota.

The car is painted Ford Moonstone blue which is year and model correct



Hope you guy's like it, thanks for looking

Octavia
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  • From: Woodbridge,Va
Posted by davezinn on Thursday, March 29, 2007 10:45 AM
i have both the racing version and the stock versions. nice job building yours! these were some fast cars, never had much popularity here in the U.S. but they are really cool , i think.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:13 AM
Nice, looks very complete. I was a kid in the 80s, and wanted one of these when my friends wanted Vettes. Nowadays I look at this car and compare it to the ugly Skylines everyone wants...and I think this is the cooler car hands-down, regardless of the Skyline's capabilities.
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  • From: Over there - across the Pond in the sunny UK
Posted by octavia on Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:18 AM
Yer and over here most have been worked over - it's difficult to find one that hasn't been messed with.

I have heard and seen article on some that are pushing near 1000 horsepower on the road ! Wild

Octavia
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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:51 PM
Nice work! I turned mine into a Merkur/Sierra hybrid, and realy enjoyed the kit. I'd like to do another one, more like what you have here.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 30, 2007 3:11 AM
Great stuff. that's a really sweet model- why on earth Revell Germany hasbn't released a full-road stock verison i'll never know. very handsom car in 3-door.

Bit before my time though- my 'Youf' was spent thinking about its slightly wussier Esci son. Very cool car- rare even to see a 1:24 model stock, yet alone a 1:1.

Where'd the engine come from then?

Will
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  • From: Greensboro, NC
Posted by KMAN on Friday, March 30, 2007 7:00 AM
Looks fantastic. Nice build. Kelly
Easy now, whatcha cutten your cotton balls at?
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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Friday, March 30, 2007 7:25 AM
Will, if you "marry" the Tamiya kit with MPC's '84 or '85 SVO kit you could have a street version.

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 30, 2007 8:05 AM
h'mm as in mustang svo? Didn't realise they were related. Interesting.

To emphasise your victory Octavia, here's a 1:1.



you're right- those wheels are **** near perfect!!

Will
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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Friday, March 30, 2007 8:48 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by wehf100

h'mm as in mustang svo? Didn't realise they were related. Interesting.



Take a close look at the emblem on the hatchback

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, March 30, 2007 9:46 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BigTallDad

Will, if you "marry" the Tamiya kit with MPC's '84 or '85 SVO kit you could have a street version.


I used Revell's '87 Thunderbird to get the same result. It drops in beautifully, I just had to rework the engine mounts.
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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Friday, March 30, 2007 10:33 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by spencer1984

I used Revell's '87 Thunderbird to get the same result. It drops in beautifully, I just had to rework the engine mounts.


That's probably a better (and less expensive) approach. In 1:1, the Turbocoupe 'Bird and the SVO shared the same engine, although the ducting for the intercooler might be different. On the SVO, there was a functional hood scoop that directed the air over the intercooler.

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, March 30, 2007 12:00 PM
I can't remember what the SVO duct looked like, but here's the T-bird:



I changed the intake to a cone filter & added plug wires and a power steering pump, but other wise this is pretty much out of the box.
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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, March 31, 2007 6:27 AM
Here's a 1:1 SVO

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, March 31, 2007 8:23 AM
Man, I wish I had that photo when I buit it. Good reference photos of these engines were tough to find.

Thanks for posting it, I've got it saved for the next one!
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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, March 31, 2007 11:59 AM
My youngest son owns that '85 SVO. I can get reference pics of anything I want. Email me if you need something

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Monday, April 02, 2007 7:52 AM
Cool seeing a stock Sierra Cossie. Having spent lots of time working on these things it is a sort of theraoy seeing a model.

I could have wanted a four door hatchback version with a lesser engine and stock steelwheels (in model form that is)
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 15, 2007 10:06 PM
looks kinda like mine. Its a tamiya kit, was a fun build.

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Posted by roverv8 on Friday, March 23, 2018 5:52 PM
have seen the mpc motor ,its nothing like the cosworth unit.the cossie unit has side exit ie forwards turbo set up front intercooler ,& is dohc.

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