The XR4Register Profile - Simon Stephens aka Gengis
Ford Sierra XR4i - 'Project WOO'
Photo Gallery for Gengis XR4i when bought
This XR4i was brought on the 12th February from the XR4i centre in Essex. It
has been standing in a garage since 1998, which is probably the reason why
the body is in such good condition for a 20 year old Sierra.
The only major corrosion is to the O/S/R wheel arch and some minor corrosion
to the sill to floor area. It still retains its original front wings, which
are in excellent condition so are the inner wings and chassis rails. The
rest of the body is in good condition except for a few small dents where
doors have been opened onto something.
The original plan was to fit a 5 litre V8 into it but after several discussions with Bhav, I managed to prize one of the brand new 4 litre Explorer engines out of his sweaty palms!!!! Bhav was sure that the sump and gearbox from a 4x4 would fit with some minor modification and he was spot on. Cheers mate.
Accompany Gengis on his trip to change this standard 2.8 XR4i into a Ford Explorer 4 litre XR4i......
02.08.09 - Project WOO achieved a 0-60 time of 5.14 seconds at Ford Fair show 09
26.05.07 - Rolling Road - The moment of truth, a trip down to Chris Todd at Torque of the Devil.
17.04.07 - Wheels, Tyres & Plenum - Next job was to sort a custom plenum & bonnet plus sort some wheels out.
23.01.07 - Power Steering - Fitting Power Steering
13.11.06 - The Engine - Project WOO runs
30.08.06 - Brakes have now arrived - Fitment of new brakes
26.02.06 - Rear Suspension was next on the list and the dreaded rust - Rust & rear suspension
24.08.05 - New Sills have been fitted. Interior stripped, bucket seats added and passed MOT -New Sills
13.06.05 - Next stage I decided to look at the trim's and floor area - Sill & floor area
29.03.05 - After stripping all the wires out the next task was to connect all the necessary wires back together again. Also needed to fit a later style dash in as the old one was cracked - Wiring complete
27.03.05 - All things went well at the resto show and the car was driven out and taken for an MOT the following day. The next step was to do away with all the unnecessary electronics - Sorting the wiring out
13.03.05 - First things first just a bit of a spit and polish job. Connect the standard 2.8 engine in order for it to be road worthy for season 2005 - Restoration Show Project
Last updated: 26.05.07
Owner: Simon Stephens
XROC BB Name: Gengis
Engine: 4 Litre
Project WOO runs!, Check out the link on the left for more details about my project