New Member With A Mk1 Cologne

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BenMk1, 6 July 2012.

  1. BenMk1

    BenMk1 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hello to everyone on the forum.

    This is my current and ongoing project; I've had it since '02 and admittedly not managed a lot of progress in the last few years.

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    I'm hoping that circumstances are about to change and I can finish putting it back together, so I may need to be picking a few brains.

    Cheers


    Ben
     
  2. rusdee

    rusdee Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome to the site Ben that a hard looking mk1 youve got there :thumbup1:
     
  3. mk3laserboy

    mk3laserboy Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome to CP Ben! yep, that is one tough looking Mk1!
    ..good place to pick brains, lots of helpful and knowledgable people!!
    My friends Mk1 has taken him about that time, so wouldn't worry! (abit longer i think!)
     
  4. Nick

    Nick A human. Being. Staff Member Forum Tech

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    Welcome to CP Ben, this looks lovely, nice work so far mate.
     
  5. Nick

    Nick A human. Being. Staff Member Forum Tech

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    Get you own project thread going in the members cars section Ben :thumbup1:
     
  6. caprimk3

    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    Welcome to CP fella :thumbup1:

    As the others have said, tough looking Capri you have :thumbup1:
    I like those wheels a lot :smokin:
     
  7. looneytunes

    looneytunes Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome to CP Ben yep, that is one clean looking Mk1 you got there shall look forwarded to seeing photo's as i am doing one up as well, what engine are you planning to put in ?
     
  8. phillbuild@gmail.com

    phillbuild@gmail.com Registered Capri Power Member

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    Humm Phill Likes :thumbup1:
     
  9. BenMk1

    BenMk1 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thank you for your kind words.

    Following Nicks suggestion I've added a thread in the cars section to bore the teats of anyone who's interested.

    Engine wise I'm planning to use a YB Cosworth but I've also got a 2.8 Janspeed Turbo kicking around.
     
  10. BeardedMidget

    BeardedMidget Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welcome to the forum mate. That's gonna be a brutal looking Mk1 when you finish it.
     
  11. mike wills

    mike wills Registered Capri Power Member

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    welcome to C P Ben just remember you can't rush a good job and yours looks good so far :thumbup1:
     
  12. BenMk1

    BenMk1 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi Folks,

    Been a while since I last had something to post.

    After a fraught time buying the house, and not strangling the vendor into the bargain, we finally moved in.

    Cue a year of sorting out various problems and undoing a host of bodges.

    Finally I can turn my attentions to cracking on with the Capri.

    It's looking a little forlorn right at the moment.

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  13. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Sounds intriguing, looks intriguing, thanks for reviving the thread, as I could have missed this. Now, summer has promise! :thumbup1:
     
  14. BenMk1

    BenMk1 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Remembered how to stick the pictures in the post.

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  15. resto2.8i

    resto2.8i Registered Capri Power Member

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    Great to see yet another mk1 with arches, would be good to see some more pics of this, scott
     
  16. atomic4

    atomic4 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi and welcome to Cp. Go at your own pace and as long as you complete your project one day. It will be worth it!. :welcome:
     
  17. BenMk1

    BenMk1 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Closer to the pin, loft insulated and boarded to move the excess of crap out of the garage.

    I have also acquired one of these!

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  18. resto2.8i

    resto2.8i Registered Capri Power Member

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    Great to see another mk1 with arches, nice engine, what's it from?, scott
     
  19. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    With updates like that, you're doing better than you thought! You're gonna be popular here! :thumbup1:
     
  20. BenMk1

    BenMk1 Registered Capri Power Member

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    It previously resided in a TVR Griffith and 800 miles before that it came out of a crate courtesy of our cousins across the pond.
    It's a 5.7 litre LS1.
     
  21. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Missed this thread. Mean stance on it, very nice! AND.........another member in God's County! :lol:
     

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