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by HampshireCapri
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1981 Ford Capri 2.0 “L”
Replies: 0
Views: 82

1981 Ford Capri 2.0 “L”

Reluctantly listing my Capri after 6-7 years of ownership. Requiring the funds for a mortgage deposit and lack of storage mean the time has come to potentially pass the car on to someone who has the time and money required to get it back on the road and attending some shows again. https://rover.ebay...
by HampshireCapri
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MOT Failure/Fixes
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: MOT Failure/Fixes

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Think I might have found the problem, would I be right in thinking fuse 2 and 7 should probably have something actually connected to them? :cigar:
by HampshireCapri
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MOT Failure/Fixes
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

MOT Failure/Fixes

My Capri failed it's MOT last weekend, requires a patch of welding which a friend of mine is able to do. However it also failed for reg plate lights not working and rear fog lamp not working. I've taken out and replaced both of the bulbs for the reg plate light as well as the fog light bulbs, but to...
by HampshireCapri
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'
Replies: 44
Views: 8998

Re: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'

http://i66.tinypic.com/2cpug5i.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/ie4g84.jpg Capri is still going strong! Three years of ownership and has undergone a whole lot of work since then. Have needed the floor pan and sills welded for the last two MOT's, engine replaced, oil/fuel filters, fuel pump, HT leads and ...
by HampshireCapri
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering/Brakes issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Steering/Brakes issue?

Hi guys I'm still driving my 1981 1.6 L Ford Capri however have recently developed an issue. A while ago I was driving down the dual carriageway when the steering started to pull very heavily to the left, I had to put a lot of strength into turning the steering wheel right to keep it straight, short...
by HampshireCapri
Mon May 04, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Simply Ford 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3144

Re: Simply Ford 2015

Nice photos of the day guys, weather wasn't so great at be start of the day but brightened up by the afternoon. I think I may have arrived slightly too early given the weather at 7.30am and there was prectically no que to get it by then! Also thanks for getting a shot of my red 1.6 (now a 2.0) 'L' w...
by HampshireCapri
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'
Replies: 44
Views: 8998

Re: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'

Great looking Capri........... Love those wheels and the grill, but not too sure about the bumpers. IMO they look best with no bumpers, but I'm too scared to go down that route with my Car. TEL is a Bournemouth registration number, do you know which garage supplied it back in 1980? It still has the...
by HampshireCapri
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'
Replies: 44
Views: 8998

Re: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'

They may well be rare, but the less plastic sh*t the better.
by HampshireCapri
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'
Replies: 44
Views: 8998

Re: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'

Brief update on how I'm getting on with my Capri 16months later.. http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a532/itsryansparrow/245A997C-5BD6-4C4E-B062-12000FC741F2_zpsxmjvxn1h.jpg http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a532/itsryansparrow/7195707B-210C-42DC-BF06-047BA36E6CCC_zpsgfigzogy.jpg http://i1282.pho...
by HampshireCapri
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oil filler cap popped off?
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Oil filler cap popped off?

Thanks Peter.

I have been burning oil for some time and when having the tappets adjusted around six months ago was advised the piston rings were fairly worn.

I'll be keeping my eye out for another 1.6 or a 2.0 I guess!
by HampshireCapri
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oil filler cap popped off?
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Oil filler cap popped off?

Hi all Recently been having issues with my 1.6 pinto engine cutting out at junctions on the odd occasion and idling very low, decided to check what was going on and potentially adjust fuel mixture and found my oil filler cap missing and my engine bay covered in oil? Got home and apparently girlfrien...
by HampshireCapri
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Overheating issue
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Overheating issue

Every time I post a query here they tend to be solved by someone (last time points and condensor!) so hoping someone might be able to help Basically my Capri 1.6 'L' overheats quite quickly when in standstill traffic (say 10mins or so) to the point where I'm reguarly having to pull off the road and ...
by HampshireCapri
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'
Replies: 44
Views: 8998

Re: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'

Hi Terra sorry for the late reply a friend of mine who lives locally made the banded steels.. He currently runs a mk1 escort Mexico replica, working on an mk1 rs2000 escort and a mk1 Capri project.. Does some quality work too! http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a532/itsryansparrow/A2316F1E-62D2-443...
by HampshireCapri
Sat May 03, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'
Replies: 44
Views: 8998

Re: 1981 Ford Capri 1.6 'L'

Hey mate I'm New Forest/Southampton way - she's a daily driver for me so if you're out this way will most likely see me about
by HampshireCapri
Sat May 03, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Advice needed

Really appreciate all the advice everyone.

Will be doing the ignition coil and taking the advice will also replace the points and condensor - hopefully this will be the issues fixed.

I'll keep you updated!
by HampshireCapri
Fri May 02, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Advice needed

Haven't replaced the condenser or points - will look into this My next step at the moment is replacing ignition coil tomorrow.. Hope this will be the fix I'm hoping for.. especially based on the link below http://www.doityourself.com/stry/6-symptoms-of-ignition-coil-failure I get the feeling compres...
by HampshireCapri
Fri May 02, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Advice needed

Hoping you might be able to help - recently been having a fair amount of trouble with my 1.6 Capri, running standard pinto engine with a weber carb. A while ago it began to start cutting out when sitting at stand still for too long then started cutting out when sitting still for not long at all and ...
by HampshireCapri
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rough idle??
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Rough idle??

Any help appreciated here - my Capri has been idling very badly when warm recently - sometimes it's okay then other times its on the verge or cutting out or does cut out always starts back up though.. Also when I'm braking to a stop at a junction it will start to cut out on occasion. Recently had an...
by HampshireCapri
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The "Paving Slabs" Story
Replies: 23
Views: 2653

The "Paving Slabs" Story

I've owned and been driving my Ford Capri on a daily basis for 7 months now, including my 20mile drive to work and back up the M27/M3 In this time I've managed to hear the story about "the friend of mine who used to put paving slabs in the boot to keep it from spinning out." At least six times from ...
by HampshireCapri
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: K&N air filter
Replies: 3
Views: 618

K&N air filter

Hoping someone can help me, I'm looking to get rid of my standard ford air filter and looking at purchasing a K&N filter from eBay however unsure which one I'm looking for to fit my 1981 1.6 Capri. Running a weber carb too. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-0650-K-N-CHROME-AIR-FILTER-TRIUMPH-HERALD-1200-...