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2litreScapri

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  1. Yes it's been underway for many years & I'm pretty late to posting it on OSF, but with a potential 250-300 Capris attending it's going to be a great event to finish off the anniversary shows
  2. So with lots of 50th anniversary Capri events taking place this year Surrey Capri Club has been working on building from the 45th event to bring this one bigger & better. SO many things still need to get sorted. Sunday 8th September - Starts 10am. Capris only unless by special request! Entry fee is standard Brooklands fee £14.50. As soon as you drive in you will be guided by our marshals with many other Capris of all models and styles. Our merchandise is available on the day. We will be drawing the raffle for the banking photos and everyone can come to view this. Test hill will be open to those registered and paid (see our website for full details on restrictions & cost) so watch the Capris go up a hill steeper than you think! We'll give everyone time for lunch and then awards will be presented. And, as a treat, Steve Saxty has spoken with myself & Calvin last week (thank you very much for that teleconference) will be providing the heritage 280 Capri and others as he states above and will give a talk about Capris. This and more will make this one of the best events to remember, turning 50 is a massive celebration so let's do it in style! We want you there as part of the Capri collective! More info & updates on www.surreycapriclub.co.uk or Instagram @surreycapriclub Any questions anyone has please do not hesitate to shout!
  3. Whoops haven't updated this thread for a while. Last year the gearbox ate the layshaft gear & the rest of the gearbox, so that was rebuilt by OldSkoolFord. After that I took it to Speyer in Germany for a Capri show, then Lincolnshire for a Capri photoshoot with the Lancaster Bomber, and was used reguarly. I got a different job in August last year & my spare time got used up & wasn't using the Capri as train commute cheaper. It's suffered over the winter, but job finished & back on it for summer 2018. Have ordered some new window frame trim from East Kent as the drivers side has perished, but just going out & enjoying it!
  4. A lot of stuff has happened since I updated this thread. Winter 2016 saw further restoration done on it, passenger side, roof, replaced the bonnet with a solid one, painted etc etc. Most people will have seen it at meets & shows across the South East. I'll upload resto pics but this is the finished results from Hanworth show summer last year. Have been truly happy with the results, and apart from the headgasket going after I got it back, it's been a blast to drive & enjoy. Looking forward to show season this year!
  5. I'll be there this time Capri is out the bodyshop can't wait missed too many
  6. Now sold sadly, it may be staying local to me but going to miss it. Needs must an all that
  7. Would a tatty looking but solid 4 door Mk2 Escort 1.3 be of any interest at all?
  8. Bumped as it's not easty to find anything suitable.
  9. Shame, I have a Mk1 Capri one but untested
  10. As title. Rust free good condition Mk3 bonnet needed as more work being done to mine. Please PM with pics if poss, location & price. CheeRS
  11. So as well as my Capri I took the plunge & bought this 4 door Escort. 1979, history from what I see is that it was bought new and passed over to the owner's wife in '94, then sold in 2005 and beyond that details are sketchy. But, it has an MOT until August '16, and plenty of small tweaks. New clutch, 1300 Crossflow, new Weber ICH34 carb, lowered 2" on single leafs at the rear, polybushed front end, and a 4 branch manifold, makes it sound faster than it goes, and front seat Recaros. It has a minor oil leak from the sump gasket (job to do) and the carb still needs tweaking but getting there. As my first dip into Escort territory it's a good start, it goes well (nothing like my Capri though) & a fairly smooth ride. Plans are to reinstate the chrome trim & paint the rear wheels, but the bodywork is solid & is worth keeping like it is, something cool about a ratty looking more door. Just need to enjoy it for the moment!
  12. And the finished product I then went out & bought a new set of mk2 alleycat replica wheels on 205/60 Toyos And since then it's just used as a daily. Should be going in for more work very soon.
  13. A lot of work was done last year on the drivers side to get the car in better condition, most people will have seen me at pretty much most of the shows & meets with the car. These are some of the pics in progress....
  14. Taken the plunge and bought a Mk2 Escort yesterday as a project. Loved the journey back but it needs a bit of work. Main thing is the sump gasket leaks like buggery. The previous owner sealed it as best as poss for a temporary fix but needs changing. Is it an easy fix to lift the engine up a bit & work around the crossmember? Any advice greatly received. CheeRS
  15. Thanks. I haven't updated the pics on here for a while but the Capri has been back in use daily again and loving it. Also got some new Mk2 Allycat replicas from Midland which look so much better. Will update with some pics when I'm at home. Clear lenses do make a world of difference to the front end, although best to use the special orange bulbs which look clear for a better look.
  16. I haven't really done a proper one, my attempts are quite feeble. Wet weather (like today) means I could have a lot of fun on the way back home from work
  17. Well the car came back from the bodyshop about 6 weeks ago & I'm loving it! I have had to put it back in for a few tweaks but will get some new pics soon, as it will finally be sporting some new wheels
  18. Cosmetic improvement since the last time that was at Capris at the Ace!
  19. I currently have a Sportex manifold & 3" full system. Has been said on more than one occasion mine sounds like a 3 litre. Only engine tweaks to mine is a lightly skimmed head due to engine rebuild but pretty much standard
  20. Another one to add to the Surrey/Hants OSF stable
  21. What a crap winter I feel I've had. Lost job in October, got another one in December. My Capri's daily driver duties has taken it's toll & is currently having metal filled in where it should be. decided to redecorate my bedroom so stripped all out & have spent winter sleeping on the sofa, Capri had more rust than expected so has taken longer. Local meets still going on but with no Ford to go in I didn't feel right going. So after hibernating all winter my Capri will be back with me soon, the weather is better, Wheels Day is the show season opener tomorrow & I'm going to see classic cars. Things are feeling better & I can't wait to get out & about!
  22. Damn old Fords. You go to fiddle around with a couple of little bits, and one simple job suddenly turns into 20 big jobs & one of them involves a different engine. Looked lovely before, good luck getting it sorted with new engine in place.
  23. Unless someone will correct me, high compression unless it's a P100 then it's a low compression Pinto. My mate came unstuck with that as he wanted a 2.0 Pinto for his Capri & got one out of a P100, only to find it was low compression version. Sold it to someone wanting to turbo it.
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