Ade’s Sapphire Cosworth

  • On the Road!

    On the Road!

    5th January 2017

    For some people the highlight of being a ‘car person’ is the process of building a project. Not for me though; I’m not ashamed to say it’s all about using the finished product! So when the year-long rebuild of the…

  • The Final Assembly…

    The Final Assembly…

    5th January 2017

    It’s taken a bit longer than expected, but that’s so often the way when spreading yourself thinly over countless projects. But at long last we are now on to the YB’s final build up! The excellent G19 big wing sump,…

  • Wired!

    Wired!

    5th January 2017

    Time is ticking, and the urge to get the Cossie back on the road is stronger than ever! Especially as it’s now summer, and pretty much every weekend sees something happening in the world of car culture. Currently a missing…

  • Haunted by Instagram!

    Haunted by Instagram!

    5th January 2017

    This month an old photo of me doing Cossie skids at Croft back in 2011 went viral after an Instagram celebrity added a quote to the image before reposting to his fans. Typical photographer’s issues like copyright theft and poor…

  • Shopping List

    Shopping List

    5th January 2017

    I’m told that the bottom end has just returned to MJ Racing from the machine shop, but there’s no time to go get some snaps, let alone start assembling it. Instead let’s catch up on a few key parts which…

  • Getting There…

    Getting There…

    5th January 2017

    It’s always nice to open up the post to find some brand new Cossie parts, especially when they’re bespoke parts such as these pulleys from CDF Racing. It’s always tempting to opt for cheap alloy vernier pulleys, as they can…

  • Head Ache

    Head Ache

    5th January 2017

    The post engine destruction rebuild and spec up continues! Last month saw my new T38 having its hot side treated by Zircotec, along with the exhaust manifold too. The other side was feeling left out so the restrictive 2WD inlet…

  • Up-speccing

    Up-speccing

    5th January 2017

    Sadly this month there’s no bombing along Autobahns, lapping the Nürburgring, or even turning a wheel. Nope. This month is all about dealing with the damage created while doing all of the above last month! Rebuild time is always painful,…

  • Tick, tick…BOOM!

    Tick, tick…BOOM!

    5th January 2017

    In the last update I’d spent pretty much a whole week blasting around Europe having a great time. Screaming down the German Autobahns, a last minute blast around the Nürburgring, and a convoy with some top Classic Fords to name…

  • To The ‘Ring!

    To The ‘Ring!

    5th January 2017

    Last month was left on a cliff hanger where myself and Jarkle were in the German workshop of fellow Ford nuts Stephan and Herbert as we battled against the clock to get a diff borrowed from the Cossie owning (and…