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by Iwan22
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Edd China retires from Wheeler Dealers !
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

Re: Edd China retires from Wheeler Dealers !

Interesting. Since moving to the US and being inundated with "Reality" shows, I've grown a new appreciation for Wheeler Dealers. What I like about it is they try and do car renovations on a budget, and its something us home grown mechanics can appreciate. While these shows like "Overh...
by Iwan22
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Big insurance problems
Replies: 44
Views: 3481

Re: Big insurance problems

Sadly.

Hope you get good news tomorrow.
by Iwan22
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Big insurance problems
Replies: 44
Views: 3481

Re: Big insurance problems

Just a license to print money isn't it. I've had my Capri since 2004, never written off a car, never killed anyone or had a health-related problem with driving. On top of that, modified insurance... well.. that's good isn't it? It's good you drive a classic or a modified car, it means you're intere...
by Iwan22
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Considering a 2.8i overseas
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Considering a 2.8i overseas

so that works in my favor Hi Iwan, Have you been in the good ol' USA very long? I've just noticed you're learning the lingo! :lol: Andrew. Just under a year, but sometimes I post using my wife's new iMac and it auto corrects everything to American! Don't worry, I'm not shouting yeehaw just yet :)
by Iwan22
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Considering a 2.8i overseas
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Considering a 2.8i overseas

A friend shipped a Landrover Defender 110 over last October from Soton to Baltimore, this is what it cost him: Export clearance 25GBP Documentation 25GBP Terminal handling 50GBP AMS fee 55GBP Ocean freight $1048 BAF $157 (Bunker Adjustment Factor ) US customs and import fees ended up being $700 but ...
by Iwan22
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Considering a 2.8i overseas
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Considering a 2.8i overseas

You can import a car to the US for a grand!! How.....?? I'll bring my Mk 3 over too.. Cheapest via container (as it would have to be loaded to train for last part of the journey) was 6k euros from Dublin to Toronto to Edmonton. I have the detailed pricing from shipping company and it added up fast....
by Iwan22
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Considering a 2.8i overseas
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Considering a 2.8i overseas

Personally I think the Blue one with the side louvres and the last silver one are my faves :) My French isn't all that either but the others seem to be needing that work again in some places.... the 1.6GL is a nice little number but wouldn't want to see you take another one off the road to put a V8...
by Iwan22
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Considering a 2.8i overseas
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Considering a 2.8i overseas

Hi Iwan, Although this car is only $5000,around £4100 by my calculation, to buy, I think it would be more cost effective to import a restored car that won't cost a fortune to repair. Have you considered importing a LHD car from continental Europe? Andrew. Agreed. That car needs too much work compar...
by Iwan22
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Considering a 2.8i overseas
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Considering a 2.8i overseas

Some of you might have seen this on the Capriworld facebook page, but a gentleman near me has one of the few MK3's in the USA and is considering selling it. It's a 1986 2.8i (Special?) He wants $5000 for it which to me is overpriced but at the same time it is a MK3 which is my favourite variant of C...
by Iwan22
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Canada MKI Capri- restotime
Replies: 154
Views: 25717

Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

As a recent expat I'm very much enjoying this thread.
by Iwan22
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A sensitive topic... (warning, huge post inside)
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: A sensitive topic... (warning, huge post inside)

It seems like she wanted to send you the money to enjoy. So I agree and say put at least some of it towards the Capri and something you enjoy. depending how much it is, of course it would be prudent to stash some away so to speak for a rainy day but I usually have a 50% rule; 50% on something I enjo...
by Iwan22
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Canada MKI Capri- restotime
Replies: 154
Views: 25717

Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Hi Mate,

I recently just moved to the US so have read your thread with enthusiasm. Hoping to pic up a MK1 Capri myself next year!
by Iwan22
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: My old Capri's
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: My old Capri's

You have a point, and normally I would do the same but having spent a lot of my life restoring cars (including an MGB GT V8 conversion for the last 8 years) I would like something for once that I can buy and enjoy right away, without spending years slaving away at it. Also, "Much cheaper" ...
by Iwan22
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Crime and Punishment
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: Crime and Punishment

I have to say, having moved to the US 6 months ago, that I'm not missing the UK apart from family of course. This place is far from perfect (look who just got elected!) but I certainly feel happier here in many aspects. Discounting the weather naturally being better, I enjoy not being in a traffic j...
by Iwan22
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Nice Mk1 For Sale.
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Nice Mk1 For Sale.

Thats a nice one, KGF seems to get a few top end Capri's in their possesion.
by Iwan22
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: My old Capri's
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: My old Capri's

Decent fastback V8 mustangs are at least $35,000 which as of today is about £28,000. You can ship a car to the East cost of the US for as little as £900 so if you say £1500 by the time you added any extra charges in. Only very low mileage Brooklands are fetching over £20k so yes, it's cheaper. Muscl...
by Iwan22
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: My old Capri's
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: My old Capri's

As much as i love Capri's, if i lived in the states i'd want a Mustang. :P So would I, but have a fish around on eBay US or Craigslist and see what Fastback Mustangs are selling for. Hi, Judging by the timestamps on your photos, it looks like you are going to own a Capri in 19 years time..... :D Yo...
by Iwan22
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 259
Views: 62010

Re: Where is everyone from?

I was, up until recently based in South Wales but this year emigrated to the big ol' USA :lowrider:
by Iwan22
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: My old Capri's
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

My old Capri's

I no longer have any of them, but thought users would like to see my old Capri's that I owned about 10-15 years ago. Terry will remember some of them as I used to be a regular here in the early noughties. My mum's 1.6L in 1989, this is what gave me the Capri bug: http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s...
by Iwan22
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is a Brooklands worth the premium over a 2.8 Injection Special?
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Is a Brooklands worth the premium over a 2.8 Injection Special?

Hi, Are you buying to use the car for your own enjoyment, or with an eye on future resale value? If it's the latter, my thoughts are that the 280 will represent a better long term investment when compared to the regular 2.8 Special. If you are buying with the intention of using the car, why pay a c...