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by T.M.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 424

Re: Capri Clock

For example, it states on page 101 that the plastic side trims inside the boot "were always black".... Perhaps grey is the new black? :lol: Andrew. :lol: Yes, that's it! Ok, you're right. Overall it is good book, but you have to verify every information from another source anyway. Tom
by T.M.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 424

Re: Capri Clock

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, I'm simply quoting from the book. :) Andrew. Of course. ;) But I was little bit disappointed with this book then. You buy this type of books to know how everything should be and then you find something, what isn't true for sure (or it is disputed)... So there cou...
by T.M.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 424

Re: Capri Clock

In James Taylor's "Factory-Original Ford Capri MKII & III" book it states this about the clock: "The quartz clock embedded in the centre console always had yellow hands, even though the main dials had red hands". Andrew. When I bought this book and read this sentense, I got ...
by T.M.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 424

Re: Capri Clock

:agree: I also think that all Mk3's were orange.

And Mk2's were white (hour, minute) with red "seconds finger", if I'm right.


Tom
by T.M.
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri brochure "photoshoping"
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Capri brochure "photoshoping"

Jasonmarie wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:00 pm Always nice to see a pinto powered Capri :lol: :beer:
;)
:cheers:
by T.M.
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sill hem color
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Sill hem color

I can confirm that the last laser and all the 280s did not have a black sill , also my other Mercury grey Capri never had a black sill . I will try and find the original photos I got from the 1st owner of mine as a later one shows no black sill . I guess the garage he got it from sprayed the sills ...
by T.M.
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri brochure "photoshoping"
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Capri brochure "photoshoping"

:agree:

It was probably done by some student who worked there only over the summer. :)


Tom
by T.M.
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri brochure "photoshoping"
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Capri brochure "photoshoping"

Hi, in different topic we came across "photoshoping" in Capri brochures, so here are few examples: 01- white 3.0S change wheels from Ghia/S across 7" RS 4spoke to 6" 4spoke. 02- silver 2.3S with twin exhaust change to 2.0S with one exhaust (because of upgrade to mighty Pinto ;) )...
by T.M.
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sill hem color
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Sill hem color

If you zoom in on some of the pictures of the White Capri on Ebay for £72k you can see the black on the hem and that has never been painted. Interstingly when I had my sills repainted recently ( numerous stonechips) the very same question came up from the painter, my car is Solar Gold and having a ...
by T.M.
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sill hem color
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Sill hem color

Hi Tom, It's a Capri brochure... ...I hope that helps! Andrew. Hi Andrew, thanks! ;) I have this brochure too, but this picture is actually 80's "photoshop". Originaly it's from 1981 brochure, so it's 2.8i 4 speed. Check picture below from 1981 german brochure, it has 4 speed fender stick...
by T.M.
Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sill hem color
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Sill hem color

andyd wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:51 pm You can see flecks of black overspray on surrounding areas, so to me this isn't factory finish.

Would look better white in my opinion.
Looks rough, I agree. But I don't find any picture of Special or Laser where is clearly visible that it isn't black. On all it looks like black.


Tom
by T.M.
Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sill hem color
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Sill hem color

I've got a brochure from '83 that clearly shows a 2.8 with the sill hem painted in body colour. My scanner isn't currently working, so I can't scan a photo, however, I'll try to take a photo in natural light tomorrow. Andrew. Ok, thanks Andrew! ;-) Is it Capri brochure or Ford Cars? And what color ...
by T.M.
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sill hem color
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Sill hem color

Maybe, but it's only from outer side of hem and also it isn't too much evenly sprayed. My first thought was that it's simply for "hiding" sill hem. It isn't too much visible in black. But I don't know. However I want to find out if I should paint it in black on my 2.8i or not. So if anybod...
by T.M.
Sat Jul 30, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sill hem color
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Sill hem color

Hi, I went through all photos of this car: https://www.kgfclassiccars.co.uk/vehicles/26907/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgfclassiccars/albums/72177720300880380 ...and I noticed that it has sill hem painted in black. I thought that it was always in body color, so I went through all my Capri brochur...
by T.M.
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake line colour
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: Brake line colour

Hi,
more detailed photos from mine.
Maybe could be useful for color tracking. ;)


Tom
by T.M.
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Complete change!
Replies: 17
Views: 595

Re: Complete change!

Looks great! ;)


Tom
by T.M.
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Zlin Historic Rally 2022 (CZ)
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Zlin Historic Rally 2022 (CZ)

Andrew 2.8i wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:53 pm Looks like a great meet with lots of fab cars!
Your Capri always looks amazing.

Andrew.
Thanks, Andrew! ;)


Tom
by T.M.
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Zlin Historic Rally 2022 (CZ)
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Zlin Historic Rally 2022 (CZ)

Part 4 White Tatra T97 (1938) (number 15) was nice too. Only few cars were made because one man from Germany with strange moustache (named Adolf something...) stoped production because T97 was competitor for VW Beetle (KDF wagen). In fact Beetle was copy of Tatra T97 conception (central tube, rear m...
by T.M.
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Zlin Historic Rally 2022 (CZ)
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Zlin Historic Rally 2022 (CZ)

Part 3
by T.M.
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Zlin Historic Rally 2022 (CZ)
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Zlin Historic Rally 2022 (CZ)

part 2