Waited 40 years for my Capri

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TOM999
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Car(s): Black Ford Capri 2.8 Injection.

Good looking car, not concours, will drive it anywhere.

Putting all the faults right that I've inherited.

Waited 40 years for my Capri

Post by TOM999 »

:lowrider:

First of all can I say hello to all here (couldnt find anywhere more suitable for my intro).
Hope I can be a useful member of the club and I'll try not to ask too many questions :shock:

So, we bought our 'MOM' sight unseen off eBay a month ago, the price was right so took a chance. Been finding a few gremlins and working through them, no regrets though.
I was an apprentice then qualified toolmaker at Ford Dagenham from 1980 and when my mates were buying brand new Brooklands I settled for a new XR2, lovely car also.
Last few weeks Ive bent a few ears for advice, it's been a steep learning curve but I'm well into the Capri world now.

1st comment........"What designer in their right mind would drain rainwater into the sills" !!

Cheers, Tom.
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Andrew 2.8i
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Re: Waited 40 years for my Capri

Post by Andrew 2.8i »

Hi Tom,
welcome to the forum and congratulations on your fine purchase. :welcome:
I hope MOM was worth the wait!

Andrew.
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T.M.
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Hi,
looks very good! Congratulations and many happy miles! ;)
If you could put more photos here, we appreciate it. :)

Tom
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Major_Tom
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Welcome to the house of fun. Nice looking motor, good man for driving it anywhere, daily driver all the way 8-)
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.
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Jasonmarie
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Welcome I almost joined the Dagenham family in the 80s as many of my family worked there and as a child would go in my grandads golf buggy around fords . I can also remember the capris for sale at “ frog island “
Loads of information on here :beer:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:
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Welcome, nice car, enjoy! The more you drive it the more fun there is to be had :)
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