Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

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widjetrevived
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Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

Post by widjetrevived » Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:54 pm

Hi,
Just thought I'd introduce myself, have recently bought my umpteenth Capri after a long break I fondly remember buying my 1st a mk2 1.6l in bronze with a sumptuous brown vinyl roof for £80, all I can say is, cor blimey haven't they gone up in price!!! :)
Anyway, hi to all and who's taking theirs out this Sunday?
Cheers
WR

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Re: Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

Post by Lord Flasheart » Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:31 am

Welcome aboard mate ;)

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Re: Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

Post by D366Y » Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:24 am

widjetrevived wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:54 pm
Hi,
Just thought I'd introduce myself, have recently bought my umpteenth Capri after a long break I fondly remember buying my 1st a mk2 1.6l in bronze with a sumptuous brown vinyl roof for £80, all I can say is, cor blimey haven't they gone up in price!!! :)
Anyway, hi to all and who's taking theirs out this Sunday?
Cheers
WR
I would if any of them were working :banghead:
Leaking rad on one, another is only firing on 3 cylinders, and the third one I haven't touched in a year :lol:

Welcome to the madhouse! :beer:
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It's me, I'm the wise man.

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Re: Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

Post by Peter-S » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:48 pm

widjetrevived wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:54 pm
Hi,
Just thought I'd introduce myself, have recently bought my umpteenth Capri after a long break I fondly remember buying my 1st a mk2 1.6l in bronze with a sumptuous brown vinyl roof for £80, all I can say is, cor blimey haven't they gone up in price!!! :)
Anyway, hi to all and who's taking theirs out this Sunday?
Cheers
WR
It might get a run to buy a newspaper but that will be about it but it was used for work a couple of times in the week.

Welcome along - be good to see some pictures.
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Re: Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

Post by atomic4 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:11 am

Hi and welcome aboard. Here's hoping you get of enjoyable years driving a cappa again.

:lowrider: :goodluck:

widjetrevived
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Re: Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

Post by widjetrevived » Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:21 pm

Cheers,
the 2.8 needs a bit of work, so I'm going to try and keep that on the road whilst it's being slowly improved. I've already fallen into the trap of a full rebuild resto - the result is still sat in the drive after 20yrs waiting for me to build a suitable garage, good news is, the finance committee has approved funds for the garage so hopefully restoring that will be on the horizon
But 1st things 1st going to start on the brakes this weekend work from the back, it's always easier :lol:

Might even have a go at a few pics!!

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Re: Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

Post by Not_Anumber » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:19 pm

Welcome back to Capri ownership.

When i first saw the title i thought you meant you were recovering from a hernia. :?

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Re: Getting back into Capri after a long hiatus

Post by widjetrevived » Sat May 08, 2021 6:16 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:19 pm
Welcome back to Capri ownership.

When i first saw the title i thought you meant you were recovering from a hernia. :?
Ha ha something much more serious, I now have a massive hole in my wallet!!!

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