Mk1 Sierra Estate
BUILDER: KURT TANN FROM: UK
Planned spec: Black Top Zetec turbo, RX8 gearbox, Titan LSD
What’s the story: Kurt’s homebuilt, Zetec turbo-powered Estate is constantly evolving, with the engine’s top- end spec most recently coming in for some more attention. Over to Kurt!
“I’ve ditched the existing inlet and wonky boost pipes for an Evo inlet, then re-machined and fettled it to suit the ST170’s lower plastic inlet manifold,” he reveals. “I’ve also cut up a stainless Nissan SR20 downpipe and flipped and re-routed the runners to make a stronger better flowing exhaust manifold.”
“Elsewhere, the Mazda RX8 gearbox and home-made prop and clutch set-up have recently been fitted, and I’m now in the process of building up a Titan Motorsport plate-type LSD with 3.9:1 gearing instead of the 3.6. I’ll be moving into some more engine and turbo work at the start of the winter, as I want to try and push past the 13.5 seconds @ 107 mph quarter-mile the car ran this year at the Pod! While all this is going on, an Escort XR3i and an Orion project are being dipped in and out of when I get the time!”
Best of luck, Kurt!
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