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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/16 10:20:17 (permalink)
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JR good luck in hunting it down.
Glenn are you sure it was orange? The four bib stillwell badged cars were red pepper (mine), lime glaze, yellow fire and wild plum. I dont know what colours the other seven were. This is why i changed the title of my project to "ford factory special" because this is what they all were. Bib stillwell just happened to buy four and slap his badge on them.
Then he advertised them as "Imported capris" giving the impression that they were built in england and shipped out here. Not true but looked good in the advert. In fact all our aussie capris were "imported" but as a dirty big box of parts. (That describes my shed right now.)
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/16 17:25:45 (permalink)
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Cars sold and modified by Stilwell all had a BSS badge, not just the 4 specials. There are a pile of BSS badged capris Ken Jones' white MK1 is a BSS modified car (red interior remote mirrors etc). The orange one used to come to Yarra Glen shows a few years ago I haven't seen it for at least 15 years, good to see it survived. Oh and I also heard that there is a teal glow V6 the same as my old one kicking around, also possibly auto
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/16 18:46:00 (permalink)
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Yep thats my point JR. The eleven cars were factory built. Bib stillwells were taking the credit for the mods but all they did was slap their badge on. Never the less when mine is rebuilt the BSS badge will be rightly on the bootlid.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/16 18:54:31 (permalink)
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JR also the eleven cars were all manuals.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/17 10:15:12 (permalink)
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Thanks Glenn. On closer inspection this car looks like a 1970 model,(bonnet pins, low back seats, and number plate starting with K, should be L.) I would like to know why the sticker is on it though. The owner might have bought the drive train from a wrecked special and therefore felt justified to use the sticker. A check of the engine number would verify. (one day.)
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/20 12:59:42 (permalink)
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Hi Guys. The orange V6 you speak of at SFS is for sale. I had a chat with the guy and had a quick look through the car. It was quite a gem and would be returned to original quite easily. I didn't notice the BSS items on the car, but then I wasn't looking. I have to say that I was unaware of the BSS Special mods to Capris. Really interesting. I grew up in East Kew and remember seeing lots of cars with the BSS badge on boot lids. Good luck with the resto.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/20 15:49:33 (permalink)
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does anyone have a contact number for the owner?????

Mark
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/20 22:04:20 (permalink)
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Originally posted by whooligan
[br]http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3900/bibstillv6pm8.jpg

This is the one. I didn't speak to guy but I had a good look under the bonnet and noticed the sticker.
I can remember a Cotina with the BSS badge that lived near me as a kid. The guy also had a Mk 2 Granada and a Mk 1 Cortina as well....getting away from the point.[:I]


I pulled a metal BSS badge of the boot of a TC Cortina in the big wreckers down from Ford at Broadmeadows years ago.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/02/21 00:52:56 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Modena RS
[br]Hi Guys. The orange V6 you speak of at SFS is for sale. I had a chat with the guy and had a quick look through the car. It was quite a gem and would be returned to original quite easily. I didn't notice the BSS items on the car, but then I wasn't looking. I have to say that I was unaware of the BSS Special mods to Capris. Really interesting. I grew up in East Kew and remember seeing lots of cars with the BSS badge on boot lids. Good luck with the resto.

[id="quote"]

Very keen to find out about this car, or any good V6 Capri (manual). Can anyone forward the contact details of the owner?

Cheers
Jamie
post edited by cosworthfreak - 2021/02/06 10:45:10
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/16 10:52:12 (permalink)
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Progress to date.
Welding is all done now except for the odd pinhole. The front guards have been converted to "bolt on" and the heater plenum and rear vent panel are now "removable". I had to refit the bonnet and doors in order to make the guards fit and line up.I am happy with the result.At the moment i am stripping the paint. This is a big job and takes some determination. So pretty soon the body will be in etch primer. All panel lines are sharp, body filler wil be at a minimum, so pleased with that. Pics to follow soon.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/16 13:45:11 (permalink)
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[br] The front guards have been converted to "bolt on" and the heater plenum and rear vent panel are now "removable".


Hi caprispecial. What method did you use to convert your guards to bolt-on? Nutserts of weld on nuts? Interested in seeing pics as i have started doing the same conversion.

cheers,

Steve
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/16 17:00:03 (permalink)
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Hi muzwaldo. So far ive just used simple nuts, bolts and washers. With an oval hole in both the guard and the rail where it sits you can get a lot of adjustment. Guards will eventually be fixed with sikaflex also for waterproofing and added strength.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/16 19:58:38 (permalink)
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my guards are bolted on now, the nut part crimps th the guard, and the bolt goes thru guard into the nut insert... sooooo simple now, yeh ok its not ridgydidge, but save alot of pain later if needed[%]
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/16 20:00:18 (permalink)
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sorry, crimps under the guard, to the inner panel[:I][:I]
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/16 21:28:53 (permalink)
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I first thought of just bolting straight through but then heard about nutserts (aka rivnuts) which would give me a captive nut setup. Is that what you used Binalong? If so, did you buy or hire the tool, manual or air powered? Sorry for the thread hijack, I think its a great mod.
Good idea with the sikaflex too.
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