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Post by zeus » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:53 pm

Hello, I introduce myself, I am David, I live in Spain and this Tuesday I am going to buy my Ford Capri 2.0 S
I've been looking for one for a long time and this unit seems perfect ...
I found this forum looking for information about him and I would like to participate in it if you let me ...
I use the google translator, I hope they forgive some bad translation.
Thank you

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:35 am

Hola! Welcome to the forum! :welcome:

Congratulations on the purchase of your new dream car.
Please upload some photos once you get your Capri home, so we can all see how beautiful it is.

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Post by Lord Flasheart » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:10 am

Hola David

Good luck with your new Capri, post as many pictures as you like when you get it 8-)

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Post by andyd » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:48 am

:welcome:

There is a great wealth of knowledge/advice on here should you need it!

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Post by zeus » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:27 am

Thank you very much, I'll tell you tomorrow .....
:goodluck:

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Post by T.M. » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:26 am

Hi,
welcome and congratulations on finding the perfect Capri for you. :drive:

I'm not from Spain, but my Capri is! ;) I bought it from Madrid in 2015.


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Post by zeus » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:38 pm

uhmm, maybe the steering wheel on the wrong side? ... I'm also going to Madrid for the ... This is a photo that the seller sent me, I am looking forward to getting to remove those stickers ... a greetingImage
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Post by T.M. » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:35 pm

zeus wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:38 pm
uhmm, maybe the steering wheel on the wrong side?
No, no, steering wheel on the left side, which is all right for me. I'm from Czech Rep. :)


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Post by Toecutter » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:04 pm

Welcome to the forum, it looks good in that picture anyway, nice colour too. :goodluck:

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Post by zeus » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:18 pm

Good morning, yesterday was a hard day, I went by train for about 350 miles I bought the car and returned with it, all before 10 at night. The car came smooth and perfect, but I had two drawbacks, a truck threw a stone and broke my windshield, the insurance will cover it, and the owner of the car gave a small blow to the fender. :drama:
The car has the typical problems, the dashboard has been repaired and I want a footrest ... It has many improvements, we will see them ... I leave you some photos ... Greetings
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Post by D366Y » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:06 pm

Annoying about the windscreen, but looks clean and tidy, very nice! :drive:
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:
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Post by Lord Flasheart » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:58 pm

Very nice 8-)

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Post by Lord Flasheart » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:59 pm

Very nice 8-)

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Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:23 pm

You can’t beat a pinto Capri :cool:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Post by Mc Tool » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:09 pm

Yes that does look like a good find ,sure is tidy looking .🙂 Good score .
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Post by zeus » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:49 pm

Thank you very much for the kind comments, I have a question now, I wanted to order the front window and they tell me that there are two models, one that measures 52.2 cm (20.5 inches) and the other that measures 53 cm (20.8 inches) , measuring from the center of the glass.
How can I know which model it is without disassembling it?
Thanks for your time.
I have several pages of the forum to visit and write, but I'm a bit busy ...

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:08 am

zeus wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:49 pm
I wanted to order the front window and they tell me that there are two models, one that measures 52.2 cm (20.5 inches) and the other that measures 53 cm (20.8 inches) , measuring from the center of the glass.
How can I know which model it is without disassembling it?
Hi,

Welcome to this forum mate.. There's a lovely bunch of people on here. We even have some members that come from Wales !!! :lol:

That looks a lovely Capri you bought mate and that was some journey to get it. Well done.!! Great to see another Pinto on here. When you get around to it I can't wait to hear your plans. Standard or Modified they are brilliant engines. Good choice :applaud:

Regarding your windscreen the simple answer is Ford decided to make the windscreen smaller after 1981 (ish) and used a wider seal. Before 1981 it was the larger screen with a narrow seal. So basically it's

Up to 1981 Windscreen 53cm -, narrow seal
1981 - 87 Windcreen 52.2cm - wider seal

BUT the actual windscreen hole aperture in the body of the Capri is the same so all you need to do is make sure you get the correct windscreen and seal combination and either screen will fit.

So for example if your Capri is 1984, if it's original your screen should be 52.2cn so you need the wider seal BUT if you buy a 53cm screen with the narrow seal it will fit fine !

Pilkington can supply BOTH size windscreens but not the seals

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/aut ... -car-glass

Motomobil in Germany can supply BOTH screens AND seals

https://www.motomobil.com/en/products?p ... een&artnr=

Maybe one of your local windscreen supplier/fitters in Spain can supply a screen but just make sure the seal is correct.

Hope this helps

All the best

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Post by zeus » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:38 pm

Thank you very much for your answer, yesterday I had to take it out for a walk, and enjoy like a child, the handling is spectacular, it has the 2.8 brakes and metal hoses, adjustable koni suspensions, and a lot of other things and they make it feel like a current car ...... we will continue to inform .....

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Post by zeus » Sun May 09, 2021 11:37 pm

Hello, this Friday my front window was changed, I already have a new car ...
I went to wash it and with the pressure hose I put some water inside, I suppose that the rubber must be adjusted something more these days, if not, I will have to take it to adjust.
Here is another photos of my capri, and you can also see what one of my hobbies is, airguns, I've been doing it for a long time and I have a few, I don't know if anyone shares this hobby in this forum.
But I would gladly change the permissiveness that you have there, for the power that we have allowed here, you have 12 ft-lb and here they allow us up to 17.8 ft-lb
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Re: New member

Post by D366Y » Mon May 10, 2021 9:16 am

Love the interior - the blue inside looks great.
Also think the door light is brilliant!

I bought the same ones for my car years ago but never got around to fitting them...
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