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  1. Glad to be here!

    Glad to be here! Member Capri Power Member

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    Just signed in for the first time-proud new owner of 1987 Capri 2.8i Special. Bought it recently from the previous owner who had completed extensive renovation work himself. I have very little mechanical or electrical skills, so very pleased to find one where most of the work had been done! My very first car was a 1.6GL also in red, so basically trying to relive my youth!
     
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  2. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Glad to welcome you here and compliment you for your good taste. A lot of what you don't know can be learned here, and in fun.
     
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  3. Lord Flasheart

    Lord Flasheart Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome aboard :)
     
  4. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome, great choice in engine, I'll hide behind the settee now, I'm not biased in any way as I have an Essex and a Cologne, get some pics up asap.
     
  5. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome to the CP,
    if you ever need help at all just ask there is a fountain of knowledge on here, no question is a stupid question, no matter if you think it is, we all had to start somewhere, if you need any parts at all there are sellers on here for good used parts as well as new, it one big family with a little banter thrown in as well, hope you enjoy it here
     
  6. Glad to be here!

    Glad to be here! Member Capri Power Member

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    Thanks everyone-you seem a friendly bunch! Will post photos shortly.
     
  7. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    would be really good to see her
     
  8. steve 35

    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome, looking forward to seeing pics of your capri
     
  9. Glad to be here!

    Glad to be here! Member Capri Power Member

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    Finally got round to taking some pics- 15A0569B-9575-44D5-964A-B8CC2AC36298.jpeg D8DAF2F1-EDB8-4D9D-831B-8CA7D17F5EC5.jpeg 9C54A607-6BB4-4B64-9B7F-C11D4A3A3DD8.jpeg 24DBD9C5-F274-41FA-823A-FBA34EEF9CCF.jpeg
     
  10. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    You obviously lived a cleaner youth than did I. And it didn't hurt you one bit. ;)
     
  11. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Very clean looking lady you have and the roof still works as well
     
  12. Glad to be here!

    Glad to be here! Member Capri Power Member

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    As said earlier, can't take any credit for her-the previous owner did all the graft! all I have done is fit a new throttle cable to cure a sticking throttle- as it turned out, it wasn't the cable at all, but a sticking accelerator linkage! a squirt of WD on the pedal assembly behind the carpet and she accelerates smoothly now. The factory fitted sunroof was sorted out by a firm in Bristol meaning I can hear the glorious noise that engine makes even better! pity we did'nt have a bit more sun this summer!!!
     
  13. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    Really tidy looking car, a little bit more performance than a 1.6 GL though.
     
  14. Backitoff

    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    That looks lovely. Great colour, one of my favourites.
    There are some really nice touches to the detail.
    Nice car sir!
     
  15. Glad to be here!

    Glad to be here! Member Capri Power Member

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    Thank you for your kind words-really am chuffed to bits with it! Taken it to the local pub a few times and had lots of comments, mostly complimentary! Seems most people my age have a story to tell about Capris' and its great to listen to them!
     
  16. Backitoff

    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Yep, exactly the same here. Never had it it with any other car i've owned. Really makes me happy!
     
  17. Clockwork Orange

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

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    really nice Capri 28i.. hope you really have a lot of enjoyment with it ..

    also be nice to check the actual factory build date on it.. I have a mate with one supposed to be the last one registered in Glasgow..
    his is an E reg, WFOC GAEC GA91873 1986 November
    whats your build date for way of a comparison
     
  18. Richie

    Richie Member Capri Power Member

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    That looks good. Very good. One of the fastest colours too.
    I'm also new and in Wales (Newport) ... are you near?
     

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