Good Old days

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peter Green, 24 November 2020.

  1. Peter Green

    Peter Green New Member Capri Power Member

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    Ford Capri 2.0 Laser
    Hi, I am Peter, I used to have a ford capri Mk1,1.6 gtlxr back in the day, when I have hair and 24 years old, that car cost me £700.00 a lot back then.
    But now after a lets say a couple of yes, (Dont tell the wife more than 40 years ago0 I know I should not have but I got myself a Mk3 2.0 was told as they do every thing is fine on it, gess what! Nooo some one put the thormoststate if thats how you speel it lol, upside down. 118 miles home and it blowe my head gasket.
    I know I want to do some work on it, but not right now lol
    anyway its nice to fine this site and all you lovley Capri owners.
     
  2. Not_Anumber

    Not_Anumber Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    South East UK
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    1983 2.8i 5 speed. 2x previous Capris.
    Its always good to hear from a new Capri owner. Dive into the forum, theres lots of advice from experienced Capri owners, many who do our own mechanical work so ask away.
    Make sure to get your cylinder head checked for level before fitting a new head gasket.
     
  3. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Oregon, finally
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    '77 Mk II JPS '76 Mk II JPS
    Welcome to the forum, we hope to keep you and the car active long time.
     
  4. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    London born and now Nooorrrrrrrfuk
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    people mad, round the bend, up the wall, crazy and nuts
    welcome to the forum buddy i had the same motor years back but mine was auto, bit of a typo i think as you put lxr and it should have been xlr fingers working faster than the keys, i get that alot but then im old a decaying according to my kids, have a good look through any capri no matter if rough or show room is welcome on here, also there is a wealth of knowledge on here ( normally correcting me when cock up )
     
  5. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    STAFFORDSHIRE
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    MK3 STRATOS SILVER 3.0 GHIA
    Welcome, my first Capri also was a MK1, but a 3.0 GT XLR, now got a 3.0 Ghia, do wish I still had the MK1, but a modern Capri isn't too bad!!!
     
  6. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    (Sunny) Lanark (ML11) Scotland
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    - Capri II '78 series V8 -
    welcome in, my first Capri was around the £400 mark in 1977 .. was a 1969 1300XL - LSX67H ... I traded that one in December 1978 (13th) for my Facelift 1600L - NGA318M..
    was my learning curve until 1984 when I headed south to pick up my GXL shell..
    gotta love those Mk1s, so nice to look at, so simple to play with ..
     
  7. caprimk3

    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    Location:
    Arendal, Norway
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    Mondeo Mk3, 78' Capri 2.3S
    Welcome, and great name btw!

    (I do like Fleetwood Mac, the blues days)
     
  8. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Location:
    London born and now Nooorrrrrrrfuk
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    people mad, round the bend, up the wall, crazy and nuts
    i like the MK1 shape over the MK2 shape and at present been looking at MK1s to buy in but has to be the right price for the right car
     

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