Mk1 Sierra Es­tate

BUILDER: KURT TANN FROM: UK

Classic Ford - - READERS PROJECTS SPECIAL -

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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