1987 2.8i Special

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1987 2.8i Special

Post by Christoph2.8i » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:45 pm

Been on this site for years but haven’t ever actually posted any photos of my 2.8i. I bought it in 2005 am the 5th owner. I restored it after running it around for a few years. I have a full history file with the car inc all handbooks, MOT’s, details of the owners. It was originally sold to a gentlemen from Walter Burgess Ford in Keighley. I still have the dealership wallet. It was then sold on to the 2nd owner in Skipton, then moved to Nottingham then onto the lady I bought it from in Suffolk. Now she is residing in my Essex home for 14 years. All original apart from a 2inch exhaust system. Hope you like it.

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Christoph2.8i » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:48 pm

Another pic..
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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 pm

Looks really nice , did you go to Dunton this year as being in Essex ?
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Post by Christoph2.8i » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:06 pm

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Christoph2.8i » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:07 pm

Thanks. No I couldn’t make the show this year which was a shame. Missed Brooklands too which I was gutted about

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:03 am

What a beautiful looking 2.8, it's a credit to you. 8-)

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by andyd » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:11 am

:welcome: Chris.

Looks like a nice 2.8 :D

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Post by Pas28i » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:12 am

Lovely looking Special

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Caprifan Rob » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:20 am

Very nice Capri Chris. I went with the single colour too rather than the two tone original. Looked a great car to start with, nice job :applaud:

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Christoph2.8i » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:25 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. Stuck with the original “Titan grey” colour, which is basically mercury grey I am told?

Here’s pic that shows the before and after, and an under the bonnet shot. 8-)
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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Christoph2.8i wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Stuck with the original “Titan grey” colour, which is basically mercury grey I am told?
Yes, Titan Grau is what the Germans call the colour we know as Mercury Grey.

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Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:44 pm

Yes another mercury grey becoming like buses :lol:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Christoph2.8i » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:01 pm

:lol: haha nice one!

Yours looks like a good one mate

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Post by andyd » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Mercury Grey is a nice colour, but there are around 5 different shades of it, so be careful if you need to repaint/touchup panels at anytime.

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Christoph2.8i » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 pm

I’ll remember that if I need to get more paint. Have a bit left over from the re spray so should be good.

Has anyone ever tackled changing the seals in their steering racks? I had a leak from the rack so decided to tackle it last year. Was a pain in the backside but I learnt a lot about the steering on the capri and ultimately fixed the leak on the rack. Seal kit was about £40. Had to make a new metal seal as I had to damage it to get it out:
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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by D366Y » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:41 am

Christoph2.8i wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Has anyone ever tackled changing the seals in their steering racks? I had a leak from the rack so decided to tackle it last year. Was a pain in the backside but I learnt a lot about the steering on the capri and ultimately fixed the leak on the rack. Seal kit was about £40. Had to make a new metal seal as I had to damage it to get it out:
I'd certainly be interested in hearing more about this - I'm trying to strip the rack on my 3L, whoever sprayed it matt black decided to spray every-bloody-thing matt black while in situ so I can't get one of the pipes out, and I also need to strip it back as much as possible

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:32 pm

Hi,
It's quite a brave thing that you're doing here! I see that you have the Ford Workshop Manual, and it's the list of required specialist equipment that put me off attempting to refurbish my rack a few years ago. Luckily for me, Delco-Remy could still supply refurbished racks, so a replacement only cost me £115 at Eurocarparts. Unfortunately, I think even CCI are running low on core units to refurbish, so they require your rack in advance to refurbish that. That's fine, but it could mean that your car will be off the road for weeks.
Anyway, :goodluck: and please keep us updated!

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Christoph2.8i » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:30 pm

So I done this last year and it’s been back on the car for about a year. I haven’t done many miles in it but haven’t had any issues - (no more leaks).

It was certainty a big task. Taking it off was a pain and stripping it down and carefully replacing the seals, making sure everything was super clean was also tricky. You don’t really need any specific tools apart from one to remove a metal seal - I had to damage the seal to get it out. I made a tool to remove it and then my dad (being a toolmaker by trade) made a replacement seal. You can see the replacement in the photos.

You also have to balance the rack once it is on, there are instructions on how to do this.

I still have PDF copies of the workshop manual for the rack somewhere. So if you need it, PM me and I can send them across.

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Re: 1987 2.8i Special

Post by Christoph2.8i » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 am

This was the finished article :drive:
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