Capri Driver from France

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Capri Driver from France

Postby hornman » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:59 pm

Hi,
i'm a Capri driver, 2.8 injection Special 1985. I bought it in France in 2002, the man was an old englishman and he can't drive il, car was too low.

In 2002, Capri only had 42000 miles, now 63000 miles and is fully original.

Now it's time to change mechanical parts:
Brakes, exhaust (Janspeed in stainless), cooling, tyres, wheels reconditionned and repainted, and in the future a full paint.

Sorry, my english is poor !!!! hope you understand.

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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:02 pm

Bienvenue sur le forum.
:welcome:
C'est un très beau Capri que tu as, je l'aime beaucoup!
It will sound as good as it looks with the Janspeed exhaust.

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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby hornman » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:43 pm

Thank you very much Andrew.
I love this car, it's really a passion and drive with a steering wheel right, what a pleasure :ford:
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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby andyd » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 pm

:welcome: to the forum.

Looks like a nice car, and you have some good plans for it :D

:goodluck:

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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby hornman » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:24 pm

It"s ok, i've good plans for parts, but i lossed my Haynes technical revue and i'll need informations for technical details.
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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Paul G » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:34 pm

Bienvenue Hornman, quelle belle Capri vous avez. Beaucoup d'aide sur cette forum si vous avez besoin.

That is the limit of my schoolboy French I'm afraid but we always have Google translate so we will be able to understand each other if there's a problem.

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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:03 pm

All learnt my French watching only fools and horses .

“ Bonnet de douche Capri Creme de la Menthe laser site , Pot Pourr.

Nice 2.8i :beer:
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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:46 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:All learnt my French watching only fools and horses .

Mangetout, Rodney! :)
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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:44 am

Don’t think our new member will get the joke but I had to do it sorry ..... but made me laugh :D
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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Stish704 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:24 am

Welcome! Lovely car and a right hooker in France! :cool:

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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby hornman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:47 am

:mrgreen:

@ Jasonmarie Joke translation with G translate doesn't mean anything in French...
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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:30 pm

hornman wrote::mrgreen:

@ Jasonmarie Joke translation with G translate doesn't mean anything in French...


It was a television programme in the 80s called only fools and horses where Del Boy was a London cockney who never spoke French but made up French words . So only us mad English lot will get the joke .

I wish I did speak France so I could understand your version of wheeler dearlers as the guys did up some cracking cars . Never seen the show in France but have heard it was better then our English version .

Also perhaps you might like to join us all at nextyears Brooklands meet on the 8th September 2019 at the famous Brooklands museum . Only a thought as if your on the north side of France Will only be about 3/4 hour drive if using the eurotunnel .

Here’s the link https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com
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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby hornman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Thanks for the explanations.

"Wheeler Dearlers" is one of my favorite TV shows, I like both in French version and in English, but mostly you learn a lot in mechanics.

I live in the west of France, Nantes, to join England it is easier by the sea from Caen to Portsmouth, on the other hand, not sure that the mechanics of my Capri is finished.
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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby hornman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:35 pm

Wonderful Brookland Museum. : Okay:

Between Rennes and Nantes in the north west of France, there is a beautiful museum called Automobile Manor.

Here is the link for a visit in English:

http://www.manoir-automobile.fr/home/

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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Lee-mk2 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:33 am

hornman wrote:Thanks for the explanations.

"Wheeler Dearlers" is one of my favorite TV shows, I like both in French version and in English, but mostly you learn a lot in mechanics.

I live in the west of France, Nantes, to join England it is easier by the sea from Caen to Portsmouth, on the other hand, not sure that the mechanics of my Capri is finished.


Welcome!

We took the capri down to Pornic a couple of years ago, lovely part of the country.

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Re: Capri Driver from France

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:14 pm

Looks a good museum to visit . Always wanted to do the Normandy beaches and the famous WW2 sites .
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