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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2016/05/16 19:54:28 (permalink)
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2016/05/16 23:07:23 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, it's NOT one of the 11 'specials' according to the list!

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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2016/05/16 23:11:02 (permalink)
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Hi All,  ...........re V6 Engines..........
 
does anyone have any stories of damaged engines from using other oil filters instead of the correct Z38 ?
 
......or any anecdotal evidence ?
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2016/05/17 00:27:01 (permalink)
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Hi Rob and welcome to The Classic Ford Forum.
 
It's fantastic to hear another "Wild Plum" has surfaced which is a cousin to my "Wild Plum" Delete with D Port 165HP.
 
Tell us the condition of yours and as many Photos as possible please Rob.......  Are you keeping it, or is it for sale?
 
Cheers............Bernie

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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2016/05/17 06:25:25 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your inputs. I am not overly concerned it isn't one of the 11, you have to ask these things if you don't know. The condition is like most other Capris that have been left in the elements. It has some rust issues but nothing irreversible.
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2016/05/17 10:05:49 (permalink)
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Hi Bernie,
i've been using Z9 (Ford Falcon) filters on my essex for years without any problems. All/most brands available have the required anti-drainback valve fitted these days.
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2016/05/17 18:06:30 (permalink)
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Hi Bernie,
I too have been using z9 on the essex for years with no ill affects. Cheers,...ron.

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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2016/05/18 00:37:05 (permalink)
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Thanks Ron and Mark,
                                       re......... Z9 OIL FILTER ADVOCATED TO TAKE PLACE OF Z38
 
interesting since the anti-drainback valve only works on INCOMING OIL, leaving the filter's centre OUTGOING area cleaned oil, to drain back into the galleries, resulting in an empty Z9, which, according to Ryco and Ford, starves the engine on Start-Up plus creates a risk of an "air-lock" or the oil pump's inability to "prime" the lubrication system if left long enough. The "shield/dam" inside the Z38 is meant to avoid any risk; by keeping the Filter (Z38) full of oil.
Looks like the above must be true in theory only, as nobody has reported any problems ?!
Maybe the oil doesn't drain back via the "un-protected" centre hole due to "hydraulic lock" ?
NB.....is it possible that no-one has noticed a "shorter" engine life due to "dry" starts ???
I'm not risking it, and always use a Z38, as I've seen too many compromises end in tears. My clients would expect no less.
All world wide Filter makers, inc Ryco & Ford UK, would not have "tooled up" to make a Z38 if there wasn't a valid reason. As a Mechanical Engineer, I have to agree with them that Z38 is fully valid and correct.
NB..........I noticed my OIL PRESSURE Guage jumps to 65 psi as soon as I start cranking, and BEFORE engine fires up !
 
Cheers guys
Bernie
 
PS..........I went to the Mornington race Course last weekend to the AOMC Inc All-Makes day, and was very sad to see not a single Ford Capri to be seen...........ah well, next time hopefully
AOMC Inc = (Association of Motoring Clubs Incorporated)
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/03 21:46:13 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,
After many, many years, I've now managed to find the time (and lots of spare cash) to get myself back in to a Capri, so I though I might just join your club.
My last was in the UK in 1984 when I had a 1.6 XL in yellow.
Reading all the banter though, I get the impression that you don't have many members from SA, so I hope I'm not treading on any toes.
I support Kilmarnock, if that helps me in the door :-)
Or, 'will it help if I say I have a wild plum 1600 Deluxe ?
Juts acquired it last week and took it straight to my mates body shop for a bit of TLC.
The cheap GT lookalike stripe is coming off, but I might put back a proper stripe, but in black....any thoughts?
It also has the side mouldings along the crease, but I don't see many other with the same, is it not popular any longer or just hard to find stock?
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/03 21:51:51 (permalink)
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The mouldings are old but not original - haven't seen them for years
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/03 22:44:17 (permalink)
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Hi rabcn,
Welcome to our Forum, and many cheers for your Wild Plum Capri as it's a very rare option, but I'm confused
as Kilmarnock is a UK FC from Scotland, and you're from SA which I think is South Australia and not South Africa, as Wild Plum colour is exclusive to Ford Australia.  Let us know which parts I've guessed right/wrong !
My own feeling is the mould along the "crease" doesn't look good, and I've never seen one on any of the thousands of Capris I've ever seen. I think the previous owner was being super-practical by thinking this edge is the first thing to strike another car or wall and so should be protected, and wasn't concerned with asthetics !
Your idea of a black GT stripe set to replace the thick white one sounds "spot-on"
............and I love your Jelly Bean 5 slots ! ............I just found a set in Dad's huge stash of goodies ! The 12 slot chromies you can see on my Capri can have a "rest", while I sport these Jelly Beans like yours, when the occasion suits.
Send all angles of interior and exterior when you get a chance; I cant get enough of Capri Mk1 & 2 !
Bernie

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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/05 18:49:01 (permalink)
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yeah im the same them moulds dont suit the car 
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/06 18:59:03 (permalink)
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Hi welcome to the forum.  the GT stripe shown in your photo was only fitted to the early 1600GT, the model was later re-named as 1600 XL, these had different stripes.  I do like the GT stripes though.  Wild Plum (a 72 only colour) would usually have a Gold stripe, however I have seen people fit Black or Silver stripes to wild plum cars.  Im pretty sure people got the idea from the Mulberry XB GT/GS which had silver stripes and bonnet patch.
 
The long side moulding on your car was an self adhesive aftermarket add on available at all auto shops in rolls.  I recall people back in the day making their own rear J moulds and boot trim in the chrome side protector strip. 

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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/08 19:12:42 (permalink)
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Hi Bernie, no your right on all parts.
I'm originally from Kilmarnock, but moved down under to Adelaide 7 1/2 years ago.
Can't get my head around AFL though, so still follow 'football' 😄
The cars already in the body shop having some TLC on the rusty parts.
The rubber buffer will be removed and the black stripes are already in the post.
The guy I bought it from owned it 15 years without putting it on the road, but the previous owner of 25 years lives local, so I paid her a visit last week and she still has lots of photos and papers for it that she's going to dig out.
She confirmed that she had 2 prangs in 92 + 95, which ties in with the main rust spots on the rear wing rain channels and the front left wing and A pillar. I'm sure that going to cost me to repair, but I'm not in to bog!
I'm off back to Scotland for the Easter weekend and have a complete set of all window rubbers and sway bar bushes waiting for me there. Bad news is though that my sister has told me that one of the packages is a tube about 5' long 😳
I'm assuming that's the rear window rubber, but so much for me hoping that it would all fit in my hand luggage.once I work out how to reduce the picture sizes, I'll post some more.
Bob
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/08 19:26:15 (permalink)
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