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Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by jgray11111, 2 September 2021.

  1. jgray11111

    jgray11111 Registered Capri Power Member

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    1976 Capri Mk II, 2.8l w/offenhauser intake + Holley 4 bbl
    Back when I had my ‘74, I took it in for some exhaust issue. On leaving service area for test run, the mekanick, drove out fast, hit a dip and the infamous extra u- joint locked up. Big hassle over responsibility but big problem was Ford was on strike in Europe and no parts were coming over. I waited weeks and when they got stock, I bought an extra and put it under the seat. Few years later, crossing the desert outside Phoenix Arizona u joint failed and I limped in to outskirts of city. Saturday morning and shop identified the problem and I was told they couldn’t get the part. They were totally shocked when I pulled out my spare. I was a young, really poor, military kid and would have had to sleep in my car if I had to wait for parts. Oh, the memories!
     
  2. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    That's a really great memory, if only we could turn back the clock.
     
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  3. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    You do seem to have led a very interesting life young man. Finn.
     
  4. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Think we can all relate to that, i had a Rover P6 that needed rear pads, the discs were inboard and a night mare to get too, so i cut a hole in the floor under the back seat and it was easy after that, when i took it in for a service the mechanic said the pads need changing and its a pig of a job, so in my lunch break i had the back seat out and done them, told the mechanic i did it and the look was priceless
     
  5. Not_Anumber

    Not_Anumber Registered Capri Power Member

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    Reminds me of the time I'd managed to get a panel on top of the gearbox the wrong way round on a Mk1 Escort van i had back in the day. It blocked 3rd and 4th gear and couldnt be accessed without taking the gearbox out again. Stuff that. carpet out, flap cut in the transmission tunnel, ten minutes and close it back up.
     

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