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  1. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi, few days ago I bought a 1980 mk3 1.6s. It's the first time I own a ford and where I live there are no Capri... well, I have never seen a Capri "live" before the one i now own. These cars are not very common in italy.
    I really hope you can help me with my project!
     
  2. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi and welcome - Not many Capris on the road here either. Is something keeping yours from it? You should have no trouble getting the help you need here. Happy motoring! :driver:
     
  3. mick

    mick Registered Capri Power Member

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    welcome, well I suppose you should have capri's in Italy, the name is from there :guitar3: I would give you a thumbs up, but I know it means something else over where you are. hope you enjoy the car. I look forward to seeing some pics.
     
  4. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome to CP, lots of help and info on here, and some very good traders, not silly e bay prices. If you could some pics up that would be great. Finn.
     
  5. atomic4

    atomic4 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi there and welcome aboard. As stated, plenty of advice here if you require it. Hope you have many years of happy motoring.
     
  6. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi, do you know which is the v6 color?


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    what do you think, is it better to keep the original color?

    This is how my car looks like at the moment:
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    here you can see my friend Roberto at work...

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  7. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Plenty to be done! Finn.
     
  8. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    Do you think so?
    I've already done a lot! Btw,it's time to take care of the engine, it is a 1600s, any idea on how to make it a bit more powerful without compromise it?
    I mean I like these cars as original as possible but I would like this more if it was a bit faster...
     
  9. PaulG

    PaulG Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi Gurdulo and welcome or should I say benvenuto!

    Paint code V6 looks to be Strato Silver paint colour.

    To get a bit more power from a 1.6 try fitting a 2.0 camshaft and a weber 32/36 carburetter and inlet manifold also from a 2.0. A better exhaust manifold (header) will also help. As there are a shortage of Capris in Italy you could get these bits from a 2.0 Taunus, a very early Sierra or a 2.0 Granada. (Not Scorpio/MK3). Don't use Transit parts.

    Hope this helps.
     
  10. twin turbo

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    V6 is strato Silver yes (better code, XSC1056C)
     
  11. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    almost ready for painting...


    I am thinking about painting it in its original strato silver, how do you think a black stripe from the front to the back would look like?
     
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    If it was mine, I'd only fit the the black 'S' stripe on the strato silver as I think the s Capri's look great just as they were intended. Just my opinion though, it's your car. Looking good so far :thumbup1:/>
     
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    nice going, Gurdulo , hi and welcome, as Paulg said, or plenty of engine swaps available depends what you want 0riginality or more power cheaper , why not put a 2.0 Pinto in not much different to look at but may be cheaper than all the mods on a 1.6, or a durotec / zetec, 3.0 essex, 2.9 cosworth, rover v8, it,s a big bay put what you like in it and enjoy[​IMG]
     
  14. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi there, I don't know what happened but I had problems with the forum so I didn't log in for quite a while but I didn't stop working on my project

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    It's almost done now...

    But I still have many things to fix. For example the grille, considering that my one is ugly and broken I would prefer to put a mk2 grille on the front of my capri. Do anybody know if it fits on my mk3 or if I would have to modify it?
     
  15. PaulG

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    Car looks really great. You really should put some S stripes down the side

    https://www.dmb.uk.com/prod/212/capri-s

    Many people here put the MK2 grille on them, I think they just need two tags on the front panel bent down out of the way to get them to fit.
     
  16. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    checking 1600s picture online I found out that "capri 1600s" on the back is a sticker... I have three little holes there! did one of the previous owners make some changes or maybe there is a kind of plate that fits there?
    do anybody know that?
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    that's it...
     
  17. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    You've made very good time with that, and it will make a special presence on your roads. Allow extra time for fuel stops, as you'll have a lot of explaining to do... :smokin:
     
  18. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks, I hope I'll drive it soon!
    btw, do anybody know anything abut that holes?
     
  19. PaulG

    PaulG Registered Capri Power Member

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    They should not be on the MK3 and are too high to be where Ford badges go. Perhaps someone had an extra badge on there or the dealer when the car was new fitted something.
     
  20. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    first time on the road...


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    It's about to look as I wish but I had a couple of unexpected electrical problems...
     
  21. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Yes, it does look good on the road, and I agree stripes would be a nice accent. A few electrical are common. I usually get them sorted within a couple of years, so for you, maybe a week or two. Sometimes disconnecting the battery makes them all go away. :smokin:
     
  22. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi, i'm thinking about putting chromed bumpers on... Do anubody know if mk2 Ghia bumpers fit on mk3? Is there any other compatible choice? I like the chromed ones but I dislike the black stripe on ghias...
     
  23. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    Is it possible tu put mk1 on?
     
  24. Clockwork Orange

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

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    Hi .. and good work on your Capri!
    the early Mk2 bumpers will fit no trouble because the body shell is basically the same as your 1980
    you will need the correct fixing brackets with the bumpers due to the different angle involved.
    early Mk2 grille also fits, the only change you need to make is to fold, or remove the 2 fixing tags you have at the bottom of the grille space on the car.
    the better Mk2 grill fixes onto the tabs around the grille space ..
     
  25. gurdulo

    gurdulo Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thank you for your answer, but I have other questions...
    I also want to change the wheels and I'm thinking about 7,5x13 et -16. Are this wheels too big? And is the offset too low?
     

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