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by Daz-RSK
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SEP 1, 2019 @ DUNTON, FORD – THE EVENT YOU ALWAYS PROMISED YOURSELF
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

Re: SEP 1, 2019 @ DUNTON, FORD – THE EVENT YOU ALWAYS PROMISED YOURSELF

Hello People - a few announcements. The first one is that the £8 early bird deal is close to the end. This is £8 for driver and all occupants for this event until 30th April. That's £2 each if a Capri 2+2 load. £1.60 each if a Capri 2+3 load (is that possible ???). £1 each if you are completely mad ...
by Daz-RSK
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Yes that is correct. The RS2000 2.0L and the Scorpio / Galaxy 2.3L lumps from the 1990's were the same family all derived from Mazda. The story behind why they didn't shove the 2.3L into the Escort and just develop 180bhp from tuned components, instead of the more measily (but well engineered 2.0L d...
by Daz-RSK
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Carla 820
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Project Carla 820

Thanks Nick. Yes, it is all starting to come together. About time - should have been done when I took over the car 15 years ago. So apart from some mechanical bits - rear springs / shocks as they have never been replaced and a few other bits - that's it in terms of tidying up for the time being. A r...
by Daz-RSK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SEP 1, 2019 @ DUNTON, FORD – THE EVENT YOU ALWAYS PROMISED YOURSELF
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

Re: SEP 1, 2019 @ DUNTON, FORD – THE EVENT YOU ALWAYS PROMISED YOURSELF

I have just heard that we have now beaten the 50 Capris marker entering into this event. We are now at 57 Capris parked on the track! This is fantastic people. In just 8 weeks since I announced it as well! I am really pleased we got to 50. My hope is for 100. So we have not got far to get there. Tha...
by Daz-RSK
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is CCI website down again...
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: Is CCI website down again...

Thanks Jason!

That'll be why then!

I'll call Sally or wait for it to re-appear.
by Daz-RSK
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Oh yes - I love all of that stuff. I had a Monza and the evolution from that was a Carlton GSi, from the same family, or one of these. I missed on both unfortunately and went down the Jap path instead. That was about 20 yrs ago. Years later, I did have the Scorpio - the ugly one - but the styling wa...
by Daz-RSK
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is CCI website down again...
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Is CCI website down again...

Or have they just barred me ? :D

I can't seem to get on the site - if just holds and then says it's down.

I do need some bits.

I'll call Sally if need be. But just wondered if any of you have recently tried.
by Daz-RSK
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Carla 820
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Project Carla 820

Thanks Jason. The bodykit will be removed because I don't like it. It was fine when placed on 30 yrs ago - all the rage back then. Looks a bit stupid today and doesn't do the car justice, IMHO. You'll see what I mean on my opening post / video. Anyway, all the exterior is for another year - not too ...
by Daz-RSK
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Carla 820
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Project Carla 820

It looks like the rust had stated on the inside did you treat before fitting the new clips ? No I didn't, Jason. That's for the next big project. Kit off and see what mess the whole sill is in. I though there was little point in me fiddling on a minor scale now when the whole thing is being pulled ...
by Daz-RSK
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Carla 820
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Project Carla 820

So next - brand new seat bolts to fasten my brand new seats down. As they said at school in exams / tests, compare and contrast https://i.postimg.cc/vmVNjpYN/P1030399.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/q7sG20M4/P1030400.jpg And now my new seats. Woohoo! The most money this car has had spent on it in nearly 30...
by Daz-RSK
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Carla 820
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Project Carla 820

And now to place them all on. What I did was carefully prise off the old clips with a screwdriver. Then smother the new clip in grease, cover the weld seam where they grip also in grease, makes sure it grabs the loom properly and then push down on the clip onto the seam. The process is simple, just ...
by Daz-RSK
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Carla 820
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Project Carla 820

OK people - so the next flourish of work. So these are the clips that go under the door sill trim and keep the loom tidily against the seam weld along the bottom door sill. As you can see, the 3 clips on the right side are the best of the lot. In fact, of the 5 along each door ledge, 2 had completel...
by Daz-RSK
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Fantastic! I didn't realise we had resident people on here who had one! They really are a tool! Keep hold of that, whatever you do! That is only going one way in price - even as a box of bits and failed items as well. :) They were really Ford's only answer to the Autobahnstormers that Opel / Vauxhal...
by Daz-RSK
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

The Cosworth Granada Scorpio & Scorpio range. Very under-rated motor. When it was launched in 1990/91, with standard fit 16" alloys, they were enormous wheels for the day. Today, anything smaller than 17" wheel size is considered small. Strange how that evolves through time. The wheels were a deep d...
by Daz-RSK
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

What fantastic pictures Steve. Thanks for posting these up. As you say, if these ever got lost or hidden away, they would be lost forever. I delved into that Ford Germany museum for a look around at your pictures. I wonder what we could ferret out of there for September ? :lol: Probably nowt...........
by Daz-RSK
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri 500 Prototype
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Capri 500 Prototype

Lastly for a version that never was...if production continued to 1989, a 24v Cosworth version; Yes, it would have been a nice thought to have one of these. But it was waaayy out of budget. The 2.9i went electronic - electrics that without a whole redesign was way beyond the Capri Mk3's capabilities...
by Daz-RSK
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Brand New Capri bits brought back
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Brand New Capri bits brought back

OK people, small acorns at the moment, but some success. I have been working with one guy to have some cable tidy clips being brought back onto the market. It's looking like a success. Really pleased with this. Not really about what the item is, as it is only "boring" old cable clips. It's more the ...
by Daz-RSK
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RS2800 Prototype
Replies: 36
Views: 624

Re: RS2800 Prototype

I will be very interested to see sales figures for the MK8 Fiesta ST and MK4 Focus ST vs their respective predecessors. The MK4 Focus is yet to grow on me, and I personally think Ford have dropped the ball styling wise but that’s not the point.... We now have the visually similar ST-Line range, whi...
by Daz-RSK
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dark or light blue Ford badges?
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

OK.... Ford logos. The blue ovals we have on our cars change through time, with Ford re-inventing the badge. It is not a vehicle generation time stamp. It is a logo time stamp. That means that the shade and the size (although the latter is often kept for generation change) will adapt through the mod...
by Daz-RSK
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RS2800 Prototype
Replies: 36
Views: 624

Re: RS2800 Prototype

You are right Steve. It probably would have worked. But as we both know from our industry - if you go out there too bold, you are just mortgaging future issues down the track ? If, as a manufacturer, you are too lame, people criticise you for being bland. It is getting that balance right - and (sorr...