Ford capri 1977 3.0s resto

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Re: Ford capri 1977 3.0s resto

Postby andyd » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:08 pm

tazla wrote:Cant wait for the big drive .although i might get to birmingham and break down and do the rest of the way on the aa truck.save a fortune in juice . :? Or just tickle it down all the way to see how many mpg i get.im thinking two fuel stops.il take a few pics of the trip

Stick to 60 and I'm sure it will be fine listening to that Janspeed burbling away :D Can I come :mrgreen: :lol:

My mates Escort Cabby shattered it's wheel bearing going to Classic Ford a few years ago, and we got the AA truck all the way home on the Sunday, it was much more comfortable :cool:

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Postby tazla » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:21 am

Just looked its going to pi $$down all the way.not happy but heyho

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Postby tazla » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:02 pm

Well here i go.9.30am fuelled up in oldhamImage and im now sat in the services just in birmingham Image a couple if issues.fuel gauge going all over the place so stopped and squeezed the wires on a bit tighter on the tank sender.job done.then indicators stopped working.looked down and the hazard light switch had worked itself loose.shoved it in and bobs ur uncle.next stop bristol.quietly shitting myself hahha oh and the speedos miles out .

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Postby tazla » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:56 pm

Well im halfway there.no probs .gordano services bristol
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Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:45 pm

Looks like the rain has layer off .
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Postby andyd » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:50 pm

It looks so small :helpinghand:
Will do it good to have a nice long run, and hopefully iron out any issues....

Have a good trip, and you can clean it when you are ready now it will be at home :D

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Postby tazla » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:06 pm

Home .truro.feeeeuw.haha.7 n half hours.3 stopps. £75 fuel.boom!

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Postby tazla » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:26 pm

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Postby tazla » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:41 pm

Nice weather most of the way.until i hit the a30 just a bit of drizzle.il clean it in a few days then shove it away int garage.it was a hard drive.looking at the gauges all the way.but heyho its done

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Postby andyd » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:42 pm

tazla wrote:Home .truro.feeeeuw.haha.7 n half hours.3 stopps. £75 fuel.boom!

About half the fuel you thought :applaud: Works out around 25 miles per gallon.

Goes to show a 4 speed V6 can be quite economical if driven sensibly.

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Postby tazla » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:51 pm

Yep not bad.i just worked it out as well.im knackered now andy.sort of enjoyed it though i should finish work early tmorro so will probably have an hour on her.here she is in her shed looking tiny Image

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Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:01 pm

Very glad your home sir and sounds like you enjoyed the trip more then you thought and 25 mpg that’s very good .
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Postby tazla » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:37 pm

Thanks glad its done though .

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Postby andyd » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:24 am

tazla wrote:Yep not bad.i just worked it out as well.im knackered now andy.sort of enjoyed it though i should finish work early tmorro so will probably have an hour on her.here she is in her shed looking tiny Image

Nice storage area :D

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Postby tazla » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:51 pm

Cheers andy.spent a good hour cleaning her this affy.all done and back in her shed.ive got a garage but its not ready til next week.not happy about it but theres nowt i can do about it .thought id take a few pics .again !
Image Image suprising how dirty a car gets with one outing.even the engine bay got dirty.i think il get a tatty capri so that i dint have to keep bleeding cleaning it
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Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:44 pm

Glad you had a pretty uneventful drive. Shows how good your restoration & preparation was prior to this trip. Car looks amazing, next to modern cars they look tiny, like they're on a different scale :D. Enjoy your (and the Capri's) new home. :goodluck:

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Postby tazla » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:13 pm

Cheers rob.ive still quite a few things to finish off.things ive been struggling to get hold of etc.these came today.ive been after some of em for ages and they came up on ebay last week Image another one ticked off the list

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Postby andyd » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:26 am

Looks great, and maybe a less tidy Capri for our non dry days would be a good idea..... You have the room :D

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P.S. RS Day at Litte Bodieve Holiday Park Wadebridge is on June 17th. Hope to be there myself with the XROC :)

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Re: Ford capri 1977 3.0s resto

Postby Lord Flasheart » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:42 pm

Glad your trip went well, its amazing how tiring constantly scanning the gauges, listening for noises & even smelling for fumes or hot brakes etc :D

Strangely on a run like that I have got 30mpg out of the lazy auto in my 3.0 Ghia, at a steady 70-75mph on the speedo clock but as the sat nav says its a constant 10% optimistic whatever the speed :D

Enjoy your new home for you & the Capri ;)

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Postby tazla » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:19 pm

Cheers chaps.cant wait to nip out on a weekend to some nice little fishing villages etc.need a pic on the sea front in st ives.should be some nice roads down here .