Tech Spec

Classic Ford - - READERS PROJECTS SPECIAL -

Body

Rolled front arches, gen­uine Ford rear spoiler and Granada RS ac­ces­sory front spoiler, all black trim painted satin black. Paint: Di­a­mond White

En­gine

BMW M57D30 2.9-litre turbo-diesel (from 1999 BMW E39 530d), cut-down BMW wiring loom and ECU with stan­dard BMW im­mo­biliser, full cus­tom 3 inch stain­less steel turbo-back ex­haust, cus­tom in­ter­cooler setup to fit be­hind grille, cus­tom in­ter­cooler pipes, Piper­cross air fil­ter. Power: 189 bhp (await­ing remap)

Trans­mis­sion

BMW E39 five-speed man­ual gear­box, BMW prop­shaft, BMW dif­fer­en­tial fit­ted in­side Granada rear sub­frame, cus­tom Jiz Mo­tor­sport adap­tors to fit Ford shafts to BMW diff

Sus­pen­sion

Full cus­tom damper-through-airbag air-ride sys­tem with GAZ dampers and Uni­ver­sal Air Aero bags, Easys­treet Auto Pi­lot V1 con­trol, 3/8 inch air lines through­out

Brakes

Front: M16 cal­lipers with vented discs. Rear: stan­dard drums

Wheels and tyres

9.5x18 inch Rota RM200 wheels in gun­metal, with 225/40R18 Nankang NS-II tyres

In­te­rior

Granada Sport Re­caro seats, door­card in­serts and cen­tre arm­rest, OMP Porsche suede steer­ing wheel with Granada boss, stan­dard Granada clocks mod­i­fied to work with BMW en­gine and loom

Thanks

Mas­sive thanks to my un­cle Ge­off for use of his fa­cil­i­ties and all the help, ad­vice and all the ques­tions he puts up with, AJ at Jiz Mo­tor­sport (01704 821648) for all the cus­tom ma­chin­ing work he does for me, GAZ Shocks (01268 724585, www.gazshocks.com), Gra­ham and An­thony for the paint, and to my Grandad and Mum for be­ing my stor­age fa­cil­ity, and my part­ner, Leah and boys, Jack and Fred­die for all my car talk and time spent work­ing on them

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