My new (less rotten) capri!

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My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby NaisiaN » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:13 pm

so i've been and got myself another Capri after the last one seemed to be held together with glue. Some of you may have seen it on ebay. Think i got a good deal, body work is mint and the underside has never been welded and is still silver. Only a 1.6 though but at least its on the road! years MOT with no advisories, infact none of the mot's right back to 1987 have any advisories, all passed first time.

Would have preferred another red one but oh well! pretty chuffed! need to get to some shows now, any coming up around the Sheffield area?

Also ive never been too keen on the RS alloys so may be willing to swap if anyone fancies them?

anyway heres some pics!

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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Peter-S » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:50 pm

Very nice it looks too :)

This would be a nice little run out !
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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:13 am

Yep as Peter has said very nice indeed mate. Lovely colour and that interior looks pretty special too. Bodywork looks immaculate !! Nice one :)
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Postby NaisiaN » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:01 am

Peter-S wrote:Very nice it looks too :)

This would be a nice little run out !
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=50682


Cheers! very happy with it :D. just checked my rota and im working that weekend! typical, had same problem last year.
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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby NaisiaN » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:03 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Yep as Peter has said very nice indeed mate. Lovely colour and that interior looks pretty special too. Bodywork looks immaculate !! Nice one :)


Cheers mate, Body work is brilliant, obviously been garaged all its life, interior is immaculate no tears or wear on the seats!, the rear cards have warped tho i think or have been fitted badly. u can see down the back of them through the rear windows so i need to sort that. but all in all a good car
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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Paul G » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:24 am

Lovely looking car, much nicer than your last one!

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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:01 am

Accept for the lighter grey it looks like mine , very nice .
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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby andyd » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Nice looking car, fit some 4 spoke alloys imo :D

:goodluck:

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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Hi,
Very nice indeed, and as you say, it looks much better than your last one.
You need to change your profile photo now....

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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Arya2.0S » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:32 pm

I cant view the image properly for some reason, and i had to disable my ad blocker just to get that far, so sharing it here so i can view it properly: (hope thats ok? If not i'll delete the post)
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Yes thats gorgeous, love the wheels and how it looks like a 2.8i. Often wonder if i should paint the grille and headlight bezels on mine to help modernise it a little bit.
Nothing wrong with it "only" being a 1.6 either, better fuel economy so less expensive to run as a daily! ;) Better gear and diff ratios too i hear.

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Postby NaisiaN » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:59 pm

andyd wrote:Nice looking car, fit some 4 spoke alloys imo :D

:goodluck:


cheers! yeah im thinking same, dont really like the 7 spokes
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Postby NaisiaN » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:06 pm

Arya2.0S wrote:I cant view the image properly for some reason, and i had to disable my ad blocker just to get that far, so sharing it here so i can view it properly: (hope thats ok? If not i'll delete the post)
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Yes thats gorgeous, love the wheels and how it looks like a 2.8i. Often wonder if i should paint the grille and headlight bezels on mine to help modernise it a little bit.
Nothing wrong with it "only" being a 1.6 either, better fuel economy so less expensive to run as a daily! ;) Better gear and diff ratios too i hear.



No worries! photobuckets a pain tbh.

Thanks! yeh the last owner must have put the stripes on does looks nice but dont see point faking it lol.. Im actually going to paint the grill and headlight bezels black as i prefer the old skool angry front end look.
ah yeah good point! tbh it feels quicker than my 2.0 so im happy with it, ive always been more bothered about the look of the capri than the power so its enough for me! :D
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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Not_Anumber » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:52 pm

That a very nice looking car and welcome back to the fold mate. What was the £ damage if you dont mind me asking ?

The wheels and interior dont look bad on it but if you did want to change back you'd probably be able to do a straight swap with someone on them.

I'l probably get shot for saying it but I could never understand why they didnt carry over the S or the LS interior to the Laser.

Are you sure it is still a 1.6 or has someone dropped in a 2.0 litre block at some stage and just not changed it on the V5 ? If it is a 1.6 it would be easy to get it up to the old 1.6 S spec of 91 bhp with a 32/36 in place of 72 bhp with the Motorcraft carb.

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Postby Arya2.0S » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:53 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:That a very nice looking car and welcome back to the fold mate. What was the £ damage if you dont mind me asking ?

The wheels and interior dont look bad on it but if you did want to change back you'd probably be able to do a straight swap with someone on them.

I'l probably get shot for saying it but I could never understand why they didnt carry over the S or the LS interior to the Laser.

Are you sure it is still a 1.6 or has someone dropped in a 2.0 litre block at some stage and just not changed it on the V5 ? If it is a 1.6 it would be easy to get it up to the old 1.6 S spec of 91 bhp with a 32/36 in place of 72 bhp with the Motorcraft carb.


Just out of curiosity, how much hp did the 2.0 have with either carb?

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Postby NaisiaN » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:10 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:That a very nice looking car and welcome back to the fold mate. What was the £ damage if you dont mind me asking ?

The wheels and interior dont look bad on it but if you did want to change back you'd probably be able to do a straight swap with someone on them.

I'l probably get shot for saying it but I could never understand why they didnt carry over the S or the LS interior to the Laser.

Are you sure it is still a 1.6 or has someone dropped in a 2.0 litre block at some stage and just not changed it on the V5 ? If it is a 1.6 it would be easy to get it up to the old 1.6 S spec of 91 bhp with a 32/36 in place of 72 bhp with the Motorcraft carb.



Cheers! Yeah the interior is in really good condition cracked dash as usual tho, but original radio, sunroof works and heater works lol wheels and new tires are tidy , deffo wanna change them back tho or to some slotmags or similar. Paid just under 6 for it , think it was a fair price or I'm happy with it at least.

It's deffo still a 1.6. Apart from the wheels and interior everything is original. Also got all mots right back to 87 with no advisories on any. :)
It's actually got a Webber carb on it but not sure which , would it say somewhere on it? Had a look round that area today didn't notice any writing apart from Webber.
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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Paul G » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:40 am

[/quote]

Just out of curiosity, how much hp did the 2.0 have with either carb?[/quote]

Cortina/Capri/Granada without viscous fan - 99bhp, later ones with viscous fan(79 onwards approx) 101BHP, all with 32/36 DGAV.

Transit - 76BHP (but more torque)Economy 1V or VV carb.

Escort MK2 RS 2000 - 109BHP - DGAV.

1.6 standard with shite carb - 72/73 BHP

1.6 with 2.0 camshaft, Re - jetted DGAV and decent exhaust manifold - about 90 - 92 BHP. (not far behind 2.0!)

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Postby NaisiaN » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:16 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Accept for the lighter grey it looks like mine , very nice .


Just seen your thread, looks mint mate! see what you mean about it looking like mine, same interior and wheels lol, 2.0 tho! fancy a swap? ;)
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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:07 pm

There like two peas in a pod .
I drove a 1.6 many moons ago and I don't think there much in it . The only thing back in the day was the insurance .
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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Arya2.0S » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:43 pm

Paul G wrote:


Just out of curiosity, how much hp did the 2.0 have with either carb?[/quote]

Cortina/Capri/Granada without viscous fan - 99bhp, later ones with viscous fan(79 onwards approx) 101BHP, all with 32/36 DGAV.

Transit - 76BHP (but more torque)Economy 1V or VV carb.

Escort MK2 RS 2000 - 109BHP - DGAV.

1.6 standard with shite carb - 72/73 BHP

1.6 with 2.0 camshaft, Re - jetted DGAV and decent exhaust manifold - about 90 - 92 BHP. (not far behind 2.0!)[/quote]

Ah cool. So i must have the 101HP one then. Sweet!

Your carb should have some markings on it telling you what it is on the bit near where it joins onto the inlet manifold on the right of it (if you are looking at the engine from the front) Might be covered in dirt though like mine was, but it should say something like "dgv 32/34" or something like that and have a Weber logo.

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Re: My new (less rotten) capri!

Postby Not_Anumber » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:29 pm

If you are very lucky someone may have changed the carb and inlet manifold for a 32/36 DGAV already. It was a quick and easy performance uplift for the standard 1.6 back in the day that made quite a difference just on its own. Even better of course if it had a 2.0 camshaft added and has to be said that a fast road cam would take it up to the power of a standard 2.0.