2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Holeshot » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:32 pm

Thanks andyd.

Good spot on the Janspeeds (I wouldn't have known if the owner hadn't told me!)
Apparently fitted by the previous owner.
Nice and Stainless - the underside's already clean enough, but those make it worth grovelling on the ground for a good gawp!

Quick question: Do Janspeeds affect the fuelling in any way?

Excited about seeing/hearing it tomorrow :)

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm

Holeshot wrote:Thanks andyd.

Good spot on the Janspeeds (I wouldn't have known if the owner hadn't told me!)
Apparently fitted by the previous owner.
Nice and Stainless - the underside's already clean enough, but those make it worth grovelling on the ground for a good gawp!

Quick question: Do Janspeeds affect the fuelling in any way?

Excited about seeing/hearing it tomorrow :)

Only when you press harder on the accelerator to hear it :lol: Best system for the V6 :cheers:

Looks like it was off the road pre 2014, so may have been recommissioned with lots of other new parts :)

:goodluck:

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Holeshot » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:51 pm

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Only when you press harder on the accelerator to hear it :lol: Best system for the V6 :cheers:

Looks like it was off the road pre 2014, so may have been recommissioned with lots of other new parts :)

:goodluck:[/quote]

:lol: Now that made me giggle!
Glad to hear it's a good choice, thanks for the confirmation.
Yeah, I think the pre. owner had a few others and sold this one to finance the restoration of a Brooklands project he had, so hopefully a well informed enthusiast as far as doing things correctly goes (?)

Fingers crossed!

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:39 pm

It looks really nice also had some good work done on her .

Enjoy the drive they do say don’t buy the first one you see but blow that if you and the wife like it then go for it .

But well worth getting her checked over and serviced at Tickover .
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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:04 pm

Hi Hilton,
I'm a bit late to the party, but :welcome: to the forum!
Holeshot wrote: Only when I looked on Tickover's site that I realised that Vented discs weren't standard.

Vented discs are standard fitment on 2.8 Capris. The braided brake lines are not, however. Just thought I'd say..... :)

Good luck viewing the car, it looks really nice.

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Peter-S » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:09 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi Hilton,
I'm a bit late to the party, but :welcome: to the forum!
Holeshot wrote: Only when I looked on Tickover's site that I realised that Vented discs weren't standard.

Vented discs are standard fitment on 2.8 Capris. The braided brake lines are not, however. Just thought I'd say..... :)

Good luck viewing the car, it looks really nice.

Andrew.


As Andrew says, vented discs were standard but if they are grooved as well then that is a small upgrade, much like the braided hoses.
Looks a nice 2.8 that.
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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:12 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Enjoy the drive they do say don’t buy the first one you see but blow that if you and the wife like it then go for it .

I did exactly that & am really glad I did, love owning a Capri again. The car looks great, nice colour's & the interior looks good & unmessed with too. Looking at the underbonnet picture, you can see some corrosion between the inner/outer wings. Don't let it put you off if the rest of the car looks pretty solid. It's still very useable as is. It can all be done in time. If you're good with a welder you can save money repairing it, if you're not ( like me ) it can be quite costly to repair properly. Not trying to put you off at all, I quite like the look of this car, just letting you know so you can use this as a lever on price if you decide to go for it.
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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:15 pm

Hi,
As it happens, I saw that very car at the CCI Nationals last year.

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As an indication of the condition, it won a gold award.

Personally, I prefer the fluffy dice in black though..... :)

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:20 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi,
As it happens, I saw that very car at the CCI Nationals last year.

Hopefully, we might see Hilton at the wheel this year :D

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Holeshot » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:27 pm

Wow! The guy did say it had won a little trophy at a show he took it to so that’s great news to hear it’s true!
Thanks for the photo spot Andrew, nice one :) I do actually have a pair of black fluffy dice left over from another car which would be rude not to install should the white ones not get thrown into the deal.
Oh, and thanks for the headsup on the vented discs too.

Also thanks everyone for all the positive comments. All looks promising but want to walk up to it with eyes wide open - but I suppose everyone says that don’t they, but it’s great to hear everyone’s opinion before viewing, thanks.

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby pbar » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:05 am

Holeshot wrote:
Thanks pbar, even I managed to understand that. Here are some pics.....


:D No problem.

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Not_Anumber » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:56 pm

It looks a beautiful car.

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby andyd » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:03 pm

How did the viewing go today :?:

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby sheff » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:16 pm

This one looks nice https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-lovely-Ford-Capri-2-8-Injection-Only-56k-miles-from-new/222660573611?hash=item33d79ab9ab:g:5I4AAOSwrhNZzi1L
It has a good history to, if the advert is to be believed.

But I'd prefer a pre-special :D

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:25 pm

sheff wrote:This one looks nice

:agree: It certainly does, love a special ;) they look especially good in Black.

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby sheff » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:04 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
sheff wrote:This one looks nice

:agree: It certainly does, love a special ;) they look especially good in Black.


And Mercury grey Rob :D

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:56 pm

Did somebody say mercury grey .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby andyd » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:33 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Did somebody say mercury grey .

Nice colour, but quite a few different shades of it.

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:02 pm

My mum & Dad had a in mercury grey XR3I new in 1989 and the back bumper was always a little bit darker to the rest of the car .

Hope it’s not to hard as I am going to get my front wing touch up this year .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Postby andyd » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:30 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:My mum & Dad had a in mercury grey XR3I new in 1989 and the back bumper was always a little bit darker to the rest of the car .

Hope it’s not to hard as I am going to get my front wing touch up this year .

I had a '89 3i a few years ago in Mercury Grey, original unpainted panels.
I took it to a guy with 45 years experience to get the rear arches repaired due to the usual rust problem in that area, and he matched the paint to the rear bumper :doh: Welding was fine but the paint finish and colour match was :turd: so I sold it as IMO it was ruined :(

:goodluck: With yours, but a decent painter should know that to match paint to the bodywork anyway.

Here is the car after I sold it http://bicestersportscars.co.uk/car-sal ... cort-xr3i/
You can see the rear quarters are a different shade.


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