Bye Xpack

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  1. malcolmrs2000

    malcolmrs2000 Malcolm RS Capri Power Member

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    After 8 years of ownership and only 200 miles covered I have reluctantly sold my cobalt blue xpack but to a fellow enthusiast. Electrical gremlins meant the car would run for 20 minutes and cutout and not restart. The ever helpful sage that is Clockwork Orange had helped me on a few wiring issues and was working on a replacement loom but my confidence and frustration got the better of me and an owner of many a Capri in the past, Gordon Thomson, has rejoined the fold.

    Thanks to all this who have provided advice, encouragement and parts in the past. I am fortunate to also have a minty RS2000 xpack which will get more of my attention now.

    I will still keep an eye on the forum and one day get round to going through my lockup and see what still remains from owning 3 x 3.0l capris over the last 18 years...

    Cheers
     
  2. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    That's a shame, I'm just starting on the journey of dodgy wiring and my car will not even start, I do often question my own sanity. At least you have something to take your mind off the Capri, it will be interesting if the new owner can get to the bottom of the problem.
     
  3. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Sorry to hear that, only partly because I knew Alan was trying to help you sort it. But confidence and frustration are valid factors, only that distinguishable because you've already made all the efforts that could ever be expected of one owner. I hope such effort is better rewarded by the other car, and that you advanced enough toward a resolution that Gordon can finish. I'd think you'd be welcome to keep more than an eye here. Your experience with Capris is no less valuable than it was last week.
     
  4. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Fully understand your frustration i replaced my entire loom form engine bay to rear lights and have been plagued with issue after issue, and got her sorted started to use her and now its as if i have no battery in her, im very close to where you are at present, real shame to hear your letting her go, but if your mind is made up who am i to try and persuade you other wise.
    Will you be getting another or is that it for you ?
     
  5. malcolmrs2000

    malcolmrs2000 Malcolm RS Capri Power Member

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    The 3.0 xpack was my ultimate Capri....even fitted Isofix to the rear seats for the grandkids but one is now coming up for 7 and the other nearly 3 so that dream has gone......heading in another direction I reckon....
     
  6. Clockwork Orange

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

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    would have liked to have got it cured..
    all the work to get the loom organised, but between the covid travel bans and a whole load of different things happening since March'20 has conspired to block any efforts..
    I am in touch with the new owner, have known him for quite a while..
    the X-Pack is in a garage with one of his friends being investigated, and the chap involved has plenty form on Capris and real Escorts.. so it may not be too long before its running..
    As and when I am able to finish tracking out the loom, and repairing a couple of lost ends, I will find out if Gordon is happy with what he has, or if I will get the chance to rewire it properly..

    Malcolm, hope I get the chance to see you in May as discussed.. Keep Safe
     
  7. malcolmrs2000

    malcolmrs2000 Malcolm RS Capri Power Member

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    Clockwork orange ..the kettle is always on standby...and if it doesn’t work...I have your number!!
     
  8. trevster mk 2

    trevster mk 2 Registered Capri Power Member

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    sorry to hear this, a real shame you couldn't get to enjoy your Capri, not a bad fallback though, an rs 2000 no less enjoy it and keep i touch
     

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