Cossie Wheel Curse?????

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Cossie Wheel Curse?????

Postby mikee on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:05 pm

Okay does it exsist???

I've heard rumours of nasty things happening to fiestas once they take this minor modification, but i thought i had survived it, until now!!!!!!!!!!!

Managed to, Blow the head gasket, Kill my cam (okay that was on the way out) Kill a piston and score the bore!!!! Is this the curse or just bad luck???

Oh well got Mr Howell building me a little zetec, so might be up and running by the end of the summer!!!!!!!!
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Postby Ian C70T5 on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:06 pm

Proof of the pudding.. SNAP
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Postby Swanick on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:07 pm

Surely that cant be caused by wheels....can it?- :-?
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Postby AndyBlackFRST on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:07 pm

It happens to them all....
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Postby Ian C70T5 on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:18 pm

SwanickRST wrote:Surely that cant be caused by wheels....can it?- :-?


FFFFFFFFFFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


It happens to most of them, but SPECIALLY THE COSSIE WHEELED ONES..

They seem to add that element of RISK and COST
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Postby Swanick on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:18 pm

Or maybe its just an old wives tale :wink: :lol:
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Postby mikee on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:24 pm

Old wives tale my arse, Its true i tell ya, i was a non believer.

go on try it - fit a set to yours!!!! :o
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Postby AdrianFRST on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:48 pm

It's the curse for sure.

Rav - car crashed and written off...
Jags - car crashed and written off...
Stephen Ferguson - string of mechanical problems...
IanFRST - bottom end, blown turbo, alternator and more...
SYRSMAD - car written off twice...
Paul RS1800 - car written off...
JJ - crashed, front end damage...
Black FRST from Crewe - stolen...
Paul R - fitted them to the back, crashed into, exhaust came off...

Ask Stephen what happened as soon as he sold the wheels to Ian - the car ran fine, no probs at all...

I'm not in the least bit superstituous, but I'm having trouble coming up with a rational explanation for this phenomenon.
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Postby Ian C70T5 on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:55 pm

YEP and as soon as they fitted to my car my engine started to go..

Alternator
Turbo
Bottom End
Head Exhaust Valves
Engine Mounts
Head Gasket
Bearings
Hub
Replaced 6 fan belts in 1 year
5 Pipes have split
Cracked Windscreen
2 nearly 3 gearboxes
Clutch

The list goes on...
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Postby Swanick on Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:56 pm

Yea but dont forget u all own fords. My car doesnt have cossie alloys but it has a curse of some sort :(
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Postby FezzR on Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:00 pm

i recon its the owners!!!!!!!! :P :rolleyes: :P :D
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Postby mikee on Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:48 pm

Well thanks for that Ade, my mummys just read how many people have written their cars off once cossie rims have been fitted and now thinks i should change them (bless her)!!!!!

I'll change them but only if shes paying!!! - FOR 18's
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Postby Swanick on Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:51 pm

I'll take your cossie wheels, i wanna put the myth into practice?
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Postby FezzR on Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:15 pm

swan things will go wrong cossie wheels or no cossie wheels! must be something in the air round there :D
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Postby elm_us on Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:10 pm

AdrianFRST wrote:It's the curse for sure.

Paul R - fitted them to the back, crashed into, exhaust came off...


:lol: :lol: i find that funny
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Postby FIESTArsTURBO on Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:38 pm

elm_us wrote:
AdrianFRST wrote:It's the curse for sure.

Paul R - fitted them to the back, crashed into, exhaust came off...


:lol: :lol: i find that funny


yeah and i brought them off of paul r, no probs yet though!!!! :P
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Postby elm_us on Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:43 pm

FIESTArsTURBO wrote:
elm_us wrote:
AdrianFRST wrote:It's the curse for sure.

Paul R - fitted them to the back, crashed into, exhaust came off...


:lol: :lol: i find that funny


yeah and i brought them off of paul r, no probs yet though!!!! :P


should not of said that m8 u pi33ed them off :lol:
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Postby FIESTArsTURBO on Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:46 pm

elm_us wrote:
should not of said that m8 u pi33ed them off :lol:



:lol: :lol: sssshhhh dont tell them :lol: :lol:
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Postby TrekkieFRST on Mon Jul 08, 2002 8:58 pm

SwanickRST wrote:I'll take your cossie wheels, i wanna put the myth into practice?


The curse...oh no the curse.

Your all mad :lol: :lol: :lol:

FIESTArsTURBO, you've done it now :)
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Postby stephen ferguson on Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:02 pm

Yeah ! as soon as i sold my wheels all the probs pretty much all of a sudden stopped :rolleyes:

Oh well,kinda funny when i look back at it now :D
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Postby Gav on Tue Jul 09, 2002 12:47 am

Don't laugh or giggle, the Cossie Curse is not a myth.

Gather round, my children. Let me tell you a story [stokes fire, lights up pipe]...

T'was the 14th of April, 1995 when Phil McCavity set off for work. It was a dull, wet morning as he pulled up outside Ben Dover's house - a friend and fellow workmate.

Both men worked at the local Ford plant, building Escort Cosworths for the hungry British public. Unfortunately, the famous Cossie was at the end of its production life and both Ben Dover and Phil McCavity knew this. They both knew that soon they would be made redundant, and that their days as Ford mechanics were numbered.

On the way to the plant, Ben came up with an interesting idea. "I know, why don't we fit Cossie wheels to a Fiesta, and make a Fiesta Cosworth?" he exclaimed excitedly.

Phil agreed, and that night they both started work on a scale model, to show the suits at Ford and to hopefully save their jobs. After all, a Fiesta Cosworth would surely be as popular as the legendary Escort before it!

Both men worked hard for three weeks to complete the model. On Thursday the 12th of May, they were ready to show it to Ford. On Thursday evening, the two men, who had been made redundant the day before made a pact - they would stick together no matter what, and remain friends forever.

The model was being stored at Phil McCavity's house. Over night, he began thinking. "I'd have more chance of getting a new job at Ford if they thought I'd made the Fiesta all by myself...wouldn't I?"

As a storm raged outside, he expanded on his idea, and decided to go to Ford alone the next morning.

Phil got up at 6am and hurried out of the house with the Fiesta Cosworth model under his arm. He did not go to pick up Ben Dover, but went straight to Ford, where he presented the model.

Ford bosses were very impressed with this new model, which was subtle but beared the same beautiful deep-dish Cossie wheels as its sister car, the Escort.

After some negotiating, Phil was offered a new contract at Ford, as a production engineer, to start the next day. He could barely wait, and forgot all about his best friend, with whom he had made a pact with the previous night...

As he returned home, he found Ben standing at his door, drenched in rain. Dover knew exactly what Phil had done.

"Look, I had to do it - I need a new job!," exclaimed Phil
"You barsteward, It was MY idea, we made a pact!" shouted Ben
"I don't care, I'm rich now, so bugger off - get off my land"
"Oh you will be sorry, very sorry..." screamed Ben Dover
"What you going to do?"
"From this very day, Friday 13th of May, I put the Cossie Curse on you! Not only on you, but on anyone who drives a Fiesta with Cossie wheels! A plague on you and your family and any other filthy little git who tries to drive a Fiesta Cosworth!!!"

With that, Ben ran off into the misty night screaming.

He was later found hanged by his socks in his garage.

Phil thought no more of this, and within two months, Ford presented him with a working prototype of the Fiesta Cosworth. Driving home, Phil tried to apply the brakes when entering a corner, but found the pedal was useless. Panicking slightly, he tried the handbrake but it came loose in his hands. He hit the corner at 60mph, rolling the car and tragically killing himself.

Police found that someone or somethinghad cut his handbrake and brake cables - but no one had access to the car prior to Phil...

Ford immediately discontinued work on the Fiesta Cosworth. They did not need bad publicity - they could not explain the brake fault, so how could they make sure it happened again?

The Fiesta Mk4 began production soon afterwards...

And to this day, if anyone tries to put Cossie wheels on a Fiesta, the Cossie Curse returns to get them! Be warned, Ben Dover was a spiteful man and the Curse will not rest!
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Postby leesimons on Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:01 am

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Postby Swanick on Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:21 am

Love it :D like the way he runs off screaming and the fella hung himself with socks :lol:
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Postby Rolls on Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:38 am

lol :)
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Postby FezzR on Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:42 am

Gavin have you been on the waky baky again!!! :lol:
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Postby AndyBlackFRST on Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:59 am

LMFAO @ GAV, Too much time mate..
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Postby Gav on Tue Jul 09, 2002 3:25 pm

Andy - yup, I was about to say that. God I was bored last night! :lol:
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Postby Mark Si on Tue Jul 09, 2002 4:04 pm

:lol: :o :lol:

You really had too much energy last night to be able to type all that mate
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Postby vanny magnet on Tue Jul 09, 2002 4:11 pm

You might write ya fezzy off or summit, but hey, they do look good though :D


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Postby halfpint on Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:19 pm

does the curse count if you put the escort cossie wheels on a siearra cossie though ???
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Postby SYRSMAD on Tue Jul 09, 2002 11:09 pm

I believe not young halfpint as the curse only applies to fiesta :cry:.

it would appear i have a funny knocking noise at my rear drivers side, not sure if it is the suspension, bloody hope not cause i doubt they'll do the strut seperatly, hoping it it the bearing, tho only make th noise when car bounces up and down, hmm will have to ave a proper listen tomos.

Also ade managed to miss out. That i snapped a wheel clean off going backwards down a dual carriageway, another one for ya!

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Postby Gav on Tue Jul 09, 2002 11:32 pm

SYRSMAD is correct, the curse only applies to Fiestas.

Take off your Cossie wheels if you want to live a long and healthy life!

I actually missed out some of the story before, as I was tired. Before running off screaming into the night, Ben Dover also said:

"The only way the curse could be lifted is if you help another soul - one who does not have alloy wheels..."

So if you send me your Cossie wheels, I'll get rid of them for you. Don't worry chaps, it's all gonna be OK...
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Postby Statey on Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:02 pm

I thought i mite bump this back up might make interesting reading to people who are thinking about cossy alloys :aaah:
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Postby Paul R on Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:13 pm

AdrianFRST wrote:Paul R - fitted them to the back, crashed into, exhaust came off....


Me?? I never had any problems.. :-? :-?
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Postby Paul R on Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:24 pm

elm_us wrote:
AdrianFRST wrote:It's the curse for sure.

Paul R - fitted them to the back, crashed into, exhaust came off...


:lol: :lol: i find that funny


Why's that funny?? :-?
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