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Ritch

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Sir Frank Williams, former owner of Williams F1 team has died aged 79.

 
it isn't as if he didn't glorify guns.

Albums
Bulletproof
Dum and Dummer (with Key Glock)
Dum and Dummer 2 (with Key Glock)
Mixtapes
A Time 2 Kill
Bosses & Shooters
Extended Plays
N*ggas Get Shot Everyday
Singles
100 shots
No point in asking if he had a criminal record after your very informative post then...
 
His Sierra he totalled in mid-80's
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Surviving that and another 35 odd years was quite an achievement.
RIP Sir Frank. Legend.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
His Sierra he totalled in mid-80's
erms0lebx9x51.jpg


Surviving that and another 35 odd years was quite an achievement.
RIP Sir Frank. Legend.
Kinnock rolled a Sierra (on the M4? When I was in Osnabrück, 82-85?)

Istr reading that bumpers were then, or subsequently, supposed to be able to absorb entirely the effects of a bump at 4 (5?) mph, and that it was discovered that early Sierras, whilst the bumper did indeed absorb the shock in the bumpers, would suffer a ding to the subframe which distorted it and made a roll at 80mph quite possible.

I wonder if this is related?

Ford upgraded the Sierra design.

Typing this, I now recall something similar in the Mark 4 Escort in the early 90s.
 
No point in asking if he had a criminal record after your very informative post then...
By the sound of it they were criminal records.
 
Kinnock rolled a Sierra (on the M4? When I was in Osnabrück, 82-85?)

Istr reading that bumpers were then, or subsequently, supposed to be able to absorb entirely the effects of a bump at 4 (5?) mph, and that it was discovered that early Sierras, whilst the bumper did indeed absorb the shock in the bumpers, would suffer a ding to the subframe which distorted it and made a roll at 80mph quite possible.

I wonder if this is related?

Ford upgraded the Sierra design.

Typing this, I now recall something similar in the Mark 4 Escort in the early 90s.
That's familiar. I recall a report in a motoring journal an early 1st phase Sierra had just gone under a flyover in England and flipped when a sidewind got it. Apparently the Sierras' were so well aero'd North-South...side aero had suffered. No wonder the Cossies needed batwings.
I think Ford quickly cottoned on and fixed it but I cannot recall how...some aero thingy.
Frank's prang was simply Frank being Frank and "maxing it"...clipped a stone wall and flipped into a field.
I'm not sure he knew how to drive any other way! Terror of the tracks.
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
Kinnock rolled a Sierra (on the M4? When I was in Osnabrück, 82-85?)

Istr reading that bumpers were then, or subsequently, supposed to be able to absorb entirely the effects of a bump at 4 (5?) mph, and that it was discovered that early Sierras, whilst the bumper did indeed absorb the shock in the bumpers, would suffer a ding to the subframe which distorted it and made a roll at 80mph quite possible.

I wonder if this is related?

Ford upgraded the Sierra design.

Typing this, I now recall something similar in the Mark 4 Escort in the early 90s.
They must have because they made fine area cars.
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
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His Sierra he totalled in mid-80's
erms0lebx9x51.jpg


Surviving that and another 35 odd years was quite an achievement.
RIP Sir Frank. Legend.


I've driven worse.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer

Gout Man

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The very early ones? Or the revised design?
I remember them making an appearance around 1988/90, the area cars were 2ltr auto’s, feck those gearboxes took some stick.
 

bentobox

War Hero
That's familiar. I recall a report in a motoring journal an early 1st phase Sierra had just gone under a flyover in England and flipped when a sidewind got it. Apparently the Sierras' were so well aero'd North-South...side aero had suffered. No wonder the Cossies needed batwings.
I think Ford quickly cottoned on and fixed it but I cannot recall how...some aero thingy.
Frank's prang was simply Frank being Frank and "maxing it"...clipped a stone wall and flipped into a field.
I'm not sure he knew how to drive any other way! Terror of the tracks.
It was a small addition to the rear quarter light, almost like a fairing towards the rear of the window frame, iirc, it was a very small protrusion, but did the trick.
 
It was a small addition to the rear quarter light, almost like a fairing towards the rear of the window frame, iirc, it was a very small protrusion, but did the trick.
The original Fiesta had a small crease in the roof, just in front of the hatch. Apparently it transformed the car, improving both top speed and fuel consumption. I can't remember if it helped with the handling.
 
I bought a Sierra from a bloke in Fallingbostel. It had the disgusting, indestructible Peugeot engine in it; got through about three pints of oil a week. This was just before I left the army, and it was my daily driver for months afterwards.
I never parked on driveways as it leaked so much oil. It never blew over, and would purr/grind in any gear.
For those that know the road, it would go up Weston Bank on the Uttoxeter/Stafford road in third gear with no foot down on the accelerator. Slow, but the bugger would get up it.
 
For those that know the road, it would go up Weston Bank on the Uttoxeter/Stafford road in third gear with no foot down on the accelerator. Slow, but the bugger would get up it.
We had a Vauxhall Victor FD that struggled to get up Weston Bank in 2nd gear with your foot hard on the accelerator.
 

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