Superspeed Capri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dean, 13 January 2016.

  1. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi everyone,the superspeed Capri is up and running with its new 5 speed tremec box, just waiting for speedo drive to show up and we'll be out and about, I'll let you know what it's all about,it's been a long time coming !!
     
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    r2d2hp Registered Capri Power Member

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    Nice, guess thats the one that was restored at Andy Auto Body. Very rare indeed
     
  3. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    That's the one, going to give it a good shake down & polish then run it around over the summer, I'll get some pictures up later if possible
     
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    Vernon240 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Cool, wonder what happened to that car!
     
  5. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    It's back ! Last on the road 93-94 then dismantled & hid till 2011, went to Andys feb 2012, then Specialised Engines. 2016 basically done !! It was going to be a 6 month project , Wishfull Thinking !!!
     
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    trevster mk 2 Registered Capri Power Member

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    sounds very interesting, hope to catch up with you at a show this year[​IMG]
     
  7. atomic4

    atomic4 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Definitely looking forward to seeing some pics of this rare cappa. :thumbup1:
     
  8. Grant

    Grant Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi Superspeed Man :headbang::
    I also am very interested to see your car, I believe it sat in their showroom for quite a long time, a few years i think before being sold did it not?
    I have a strong passion for Superspeed Cars, I have read and followed alot, mainly about their V6 Escorts, I have always been a Capri Chap and an Essex V6 lover, hence the attraction to the V6 Escort,.... Do you know that Superspeed put the V6 in the Capri even before Ford Did!!, then they all followed like sheep ... Savage, Lumo etc and then Ford Followed the Idea too!!
    Please show us some pics and talk about any history you know re: superspeed and your Capri :thumbup1:
    With my kind regards
    Grant :rolleyes:
     
  9. Laser

    Laser Laser Staff Member Moderator

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    Really good to see another of the 'special one off' Capri's return to the scene .
     
  10. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    Nice to see the interest thanks, I know quiet a bit about this Capri as I knew a lot of the previous owners & work carried out before I owned it. When I work out how to put pictures on here I will, got some nice ones, I've got the car looking how we used to have our GXLs in mid 80s Not to every ones taste I know !! Info on getting pictures up would help thanks again
     
  11. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    Really struggling getting pictures up on forum, don't want to ask the Mrs. Any one got any easy options, please
     
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    Bristol Red Registered Capri Power Member

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    Check this guide out get yourself a free Photobucket account it's easy :thumbup1:

    http://www.capripower.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/11903-adding-images-using-photobucket/
     
  13. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Is this the one? http://www.andysautobody.co.uk/mk1-super-speed-capri/ :thumbup1:
     
  14. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    Yes that's the one, Andy done the body work a few years back, going to have a look at this photobucket now, hopefully have some pictures up
     
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    BigJ Registered Capri Power Member

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    Interesting work :thumbup1: how does the rear suspension work out then with both leaf springs and coil overs? Never seen that before.
     
  16. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    One of Andys experiments plus the leaf springs are slippers, let you know how it all works together
     
  17. Grant

    Grant Registered Capri Power Member

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    This set up is nothing new Big J, the Tickford Capri had Leafsprings and coil overs too as the standard set up :thumbup1: people also put coil overs on cars that have a saggy leaf springs, people do it on old interceptors, but that is just a cheap fix when really they should have the origonal leaf springs re- sprung. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    nice :thumbup1:
     
  20. Dean

    Dean Registered Capri Power Member

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    First picture at specialised engines having engine rebuilt, second picture with engine in awaiting engine auxiliarys, the other one is my mates Chevy powered mint Capri with loss of traction
     
  21. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    That makes me want a Capri. :thumbup1:
     

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