My ford capri ls 1.6

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My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Willats17 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:59 pm

Just brought this beauty, it's my daily driver! Looking through this forum I can see it used to be owned by the club secutary steve!? Beautiful car, all original no rust!
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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby pbar » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:19 am

Willats17 wrote:no rust!


That will change if it's your daily driver! But still, we are only here once and it's total enjoyment driving a Capri, I love it. Well done for having the guts to use it all the time, love seeing them out on the roads. Good luck with it.

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:28 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the forum! :welcome:
Willats17 wrote: Beautiful car, all original no rust!

It does look to be a very nice car indeed, and it's good to see the lower spec cars surviving in such condition.
How many miles has it done?

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Paul G » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:36 pm

Thats a real nice car and as Andrew said all Capris are great be they a 1.3L, 1.6LS or a 280. I hope you leave it as it is even down to the correct steel wheels. If you're using it daily make sure you regularly and thoroughly was out all the mud from under the car and up under the wings and keep it waxoyled or something similar.

Is it the one that was on ebay?

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Nigel 1953 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:34 pm

I agree. Hope you keep it in this condition!!
I think I also saw this car on EBAY and thought it looked to be a great buy if it's as good as the picks suggest.

Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your new car.

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Willats17 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:45 pm

Paul G wrote:Thats a real nice car and as Andrew said all Capris are great be they a 1.3L, 1.6LS or a 280. I hope you leave it as it is even down to the correct steel wheels. If you're using it daily make sure you regularly and thoroughly was out all the mud from under the car and up under the wings and keep it waxoyled or something similar.

Is it the one that was on ebay?



Yes I need to get some waxoyled underneath it, had it on the ramp when I brought it and it was mint which is surprising 63k miles on it, yes it was the one on eBay I think I got a good price on it!

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Postby tjtownend » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:53 pm

Hey car looks great! Im new here too, just got my 1982 1.6 finally on the road! Bought it for £500 when I was 18, now im 23 and its good to go! Hope to hear about some meet ups soon?!

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:07 pm

Willats17 wrote:all original no rust!
https://goo.gl/images/L9kEkp

There's not many can say that, repairing bodywork is one of the most expensive jobs, so well done on a great purchase. Didn't see this car on ebay so if you got a good price, well done to you sir!
As you said, it is a beautiful car, hope you enjoy it & congratulations on a good buy & a rare model now.
Welcome to the forum :welcome:
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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Willats17 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:11 pm

pbar wrote:
Willats17 wrote:no rust!


That will change if it's your daily driver! But still, we are only here once and it's total enjoyment driving a Capri, I love it. Well done for having the guts to use it all the time, love seeing them out on the roads. Good luck with it.




Yehh well it'll be driven daily stored in dry, polished getting it waxoyled all little stone chip rust points will be sorted, shouldn't be to bad! Never lose money on this beauty!

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:26 pm

Willats17 wrote:Never lose money on this beauty!

No, as long as you've bought at a sensible price, a Capri should turn out to be a good investment. Although, as you've probably found out already, the real value is in the fun of driving it....

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby andyd » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:27 pm

tjtownend wrote:Hey car looks great! Im new here too, just got my 1982 1.6 finally on the road! Bought it for £500 when I was 18, now im 23 and its good to go! Hope to hear about some meet ups soon?!

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You bought that at the right time :D Capri prices have gone mad the last 2/3 years :roll:

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Noel » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:43 am

This is a lovely original car.
I really like the wheels and it's total stock look.

Please please please waxoyl it until you are sick of waxoyl.
Trust me it's worth it.
Or use Bilt Hamber Dynax S50. It comes in big spray cans and is a bit more convenient, plus it smells nice.
Especially round the front end. That's what cops the worst abuse.


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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:25 pm

Hi,
Waxoyl is also available in aerosol form, although it isn't as good value for money as the Bilt Hamber that Noel recommends.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hammerite-Wax ... SwQYZWzAHB

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby MS Injection » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:53 pm

Another voice for Waxoyl/protection if you intend to drive it daily (and even if not IMO, unless you want to see the paint). If there's any flaky stuff underneath, carefully brush off first. Will it be concours standard afterwards? Absolutely not. Will your clothes, ears, hair etc be utterly filthy afterwards? Absolutely. But it's absolutely worth it and right to do it, you'll be glad you did.

Lovely car, enjoy it.

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Re: My ford capri ls 1.6

Postby C4priz » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:50 am

I've seen a lot of recommendations for waxoyl too