Bug wrote:I'm not trying to be derogatory at all.
Fair enough Martin, I wasn't suggesting that you were, just that there's been many such comments, in general, which always does surprise me as I see Ford as being one of the greatest car manufacturers ever. And most everyone here is in love with a Ford which makes those type of comments ever stranger!
As said, my personal opinion is that the powers that be at Ford changed/adapted cars and parts for a reason, other than using left over bits here and there. It's an uninformed opinion of course
But just what I've always considered to be the most likely reason.
Thanks for your reply as always
As I'm sure you are aware, the reply was never aimed at you, as you always discuss things in a reasonable manner and we come to an amicable conclusion. But to be suddenly branded as a 'know-it-all' by some johnny-come-lately who knows nothing of my history, or my contributions to this page over the years (and indeed it's precursor, which the likes of Glyn and Caprikid started up), just about grips my sh 1 t.
The sad fact is, I don't know everything, but I do know an awful lot, and not just based on ownership of one particular model.
I have always been proactive and actually enjoy digging through my memories and coming up with suggestions for other owners' problems. I get a huge kick from a simple thank you when I've managed to point someone in the right direction.
But, hey, it's obviously a new world order in Capri-land. People are finding them as new classics, and coming to them with a fresh approach. And good for them! That's the way to keep the enthusiasm spilling over. But along the way, as is reflected in wider society over the years, the old guard are pushed to one side. No-one needs to hear the old 'war stories' when they can live the adventure of learning it all for themselves.
Look back through this Laserpage over the last 2 or 3 years and count up how many of the oldies are no longer around. Yes, we all move on, and indeed I don't own a Capri anymore and am unlikely too I'm afraid. But I didn't just empty all the knowledge out of my head. I wanted to share it to keep these great cars that are so much part of my history on the road.
Now though, my eyes have been opened. I don't put comments on here, in the best of faith, just to be slagged off by some newly arrived troll. So it's time to pack up all the information I have left and wander off to pastures new.
I will be sad to finally close the last chapter of my Capri life, but things change and eventually we get too set in our ways to change with them. I shall miss all the friends I have on here, most of whom I have never met. Thank you all for putting up with my sometimes weird sense of humour and occasionally grumpy rants.
Good luck with keeping the legend alive.