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by simon
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: mk 3 3.0 battery
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

mk 3 3.0 battery

hi is it true that all mk 3 3.0 capris had the battery tray on the passenger side and that all 2.8 i had theres on the drivers side . i have a 3.0 ghia and mines on the passenger side, but ive seen a red v reg 3.0s on ebay and it as its battery tray on the drivers side and it as a 2.8i special inter...
by simon
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: offered cash
Replies: 27
Views: 6397

Re: offered cash

hi everyone thanks for the replies and advise but just a thought , im sure there s a lot of people with capris out there in garages that people now about and see but never get asked if there cars for sale, how would anyone now if your capri was on some ones hit list to be stolen .The trouble only be...
by simon
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: offered cash
Replies: 27
Views: 6397

Re: offered cash

yes im thinking about taking it up to my mums but the only trouble is it would be left outside on a drive in all weathers , and if they did decide to come back the car would be safe . it seems that everyone is saying move the car but i can do that but for how long can you do it for.
by simon
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: offered cash
Replies: 27
Views: 6397

Re: offered cash

hi Andrew I will be keeping a eye out just in case this turns into a horror story but I think they were ok as they where smartly dressed and they gave us there number . I have a few choices to make I can move the car , or take the wheels off . A few months ago my friend had the same problem he decid...
by simon
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: offered cash
Replies: 27
Views: 6397

offered cash

hi everyone , ive been out in my gold 3.0 ghia today and on the way home I was followed by a bmw 4x4 with 3 guys in it 100 yards away from my garage and the driver said that's a nice car and offered me £7500 for it outside my garage, and that he was from Manchester and was down this way to buy a num...
by simon
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: how to post photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

how to post photos

been trying for 3 hrs now trying to post some photos on here off off my photo bucket but no luck what am I doing wrong .
by simon
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 capri revs
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: 3.0 capri revs

yes i was mate you wouldnt think a blocked pipe would cause the revs to go up and down in drive only, must be that the carb and engine needs a good supply of air to breath better on a auto under load in gear when the revs drop down in drive with the brakes on . i dont now what the vaccum moter on th...
by simon
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 capri revs
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: 3.0 capri revs

i found out what the problem was after all , i ran it up to temp and when i put it in drive i could hear a sissing noise coming from the breather pipe that goes into the drivers side rocker cover to the inlet manifold , then when i put it in park again the sissing noise stopped , so i then ran it wi...
by simon
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 capri revs
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

3.0 capri revs

hi , my 3.0 automatic keeps reving up and down when in drive or any other gear with the brakes on at standstill as it is ticking over, yet when its in nuetral gear it ticks over ok and the needle on the the rev clock stays still on tickover at around 800 rpm i find this strange as it only does it wh...
by simon
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 capri electric fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

3.0 capri electric fuel pump

can you fit a electric fuel pump on a 3.0 capri as i dont use mine very much and it is hard to start after around 5 days due to the petrol eveporating in the carb and i was only going to use it for starting up purposes to make it easier to start and then turn it off, and would the mechanical pump on...
by simon
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: mk3 centre console clock
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: mk3 centre console clock

hi my dash clocks all have orange needles for everything and not white like the centre console clock.
by simon
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Can I fit a 1.6 fuel tank to a 2.0?
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Re: Can I fit a 1.6 fuel tank to a 2.0?

hi, there should be 2 thin metal pipes coming out the top of the tank one in each corner where a piece of rubber pipe connects from one end to the other end , as i remember i think its around 6mm wide . This is to let the air circulate around the top of the tank. make sure you have this pipe connect...
by simon
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: mk3 centre console clock
Replies: 2
Views: 993

mk3 centre console clock

hi i have a 1979 mk 3 capri and the centre console clock has white dials with a red ticker is this correct, has ive been told that these where used in the mk2s , its exactly the same as the ones with the yellow hands . By looking at it its the original one, or did ford fit these on the early mk3 s a...
by simon
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 1988 Capri Show
Replies: 34
Views: 10246

Re: 1988 Capri Show

hi thanks for the info he must have loved this capri and took great pride and pleasure in owning it ,i guess it was is baby back then and is a real credit to him .
by simon
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: pet 437x
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: pet 437x

The most puzzling check on this car, is it shows it last ran out of tax on 1/10/1999 and it doesnt come up as sorn just unlicenced and doesnt show its scrapped , and the other strange thing about it is if you look at the previous keeper details it shows most recent keeper change 21/03/2000 and then ...
by simon
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: pet 437x
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: pet 437x

pictures of auotocheck on pet 437x http://s1161.photobucket.com/user/simoncapri/media/vehicle%20checks/010.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 http://s1161.photobucket.com/user/simoncapri/media/vehicle%20checks/013.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1 http://s1161.photobucket.com/user/simoncapri/media/vehicle%20checks/28IOW...
by simon
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: pet 437x
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

pet 437x

does anyone know where this car is it was red when i sold it in 1997 to a guy in bakewell derbyshire its had another colour change to black in 2000 its origonal colour was green when new . [imhttp://s1161.photobucket.com/user/simoncapri/library/vehicle%20checksg][/img]
by simon
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project: Improve Dim Dials
Replies: 71
Views: 22460

Re: Project: Improve Dim Dials

hi andrew , what a great subject and illustration you have posted . i was thinking about doing mine again , i changed all the bulbs in mine last year and it didnt make any difference at all ,i put 3 watt clear ones in think there was 8 bulbs in total i did .I didnt know that you had to take the blue...
by simon
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: FORD CAPRIS I HAVE OWNED
Replies: 9
Views: 4106

Re: FORD CAPRIS I HAVE OWNED

good number plate I wonder if anyone else has bought that plate from when it was scrapped ?
by simon
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 1988 Capri Show
Replies: 34
Views: 10246

Re: 1988 Capri Show

did anyone notice that the zakspeed smk829y is left hand drive and I wonder if its the same owner that owned it back in 1988 . im going to wonderland this year and if I see the owner I will ask how long he or shes owned it . does anyone know where the 1988 national show was held and which part of th...