I have a ford sierra based cobra kit (Fiero Factory) car here in my shed (rolling chassis) for years & was researching again before I started into it and it was looking like I was going to have to sell it as it seemed impossible to register it here in Ireland. This website has convinced me that it might be possible to finish it & get it registered in Ireland, so some light at the end of the tunnel!! I’m nearly finished a restoration of a BMW e46 330Ci I have, so I’m rearing to go on the next project.
I had originally planned on using the 2.0L DOHC from the sierra donor car, but I’m now planning on fitting a Ford V6 engine if anyone knows where I can source one, ideally with n MT75 gearbox, which will suit the setup I have.
Great to see that the club has started again and that there might be a future possibility of building kit cars in Ireland once again.
Sounds like a great project Brian! Have you considered a jag S type donor engine? They’re essentially a Ford engine, but with a few jag tweaks, and also already set up for a RWD configuration. They came in 2.5 and 3.0 v6s, although the 3.0 with a manual box are a bit more rare.