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Hot!Mk 1 capri

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2020/08/16 09:45:50 (permalink)
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Mk 1 capri

To enable the younger generation to have a better understanding of these great looking cars.
I if not all of kids need a better understanding of make model,
Which also should include the newzaland British African and so on.
I urge you all to take part.
A simple picture taken from the front or rear, clearly showing front and the side of your car.
Of how it looks today
My picture will look terrible yet can change once paint is applied and so on.

Mine as an example could read.
12/71 3000 v6gt
Jewel green
Sadle trim
Delete option
Undergoing full restoration

You may wish in the 3 words state changes
Upgraded motor
V6 V8 and so on
All origonal
Non origonal
Original condition
Once owned
Pre loved
Colour change
Strips added
Custom built
Custom wheels
Minimal changes
Anything that helps to identify each loved car.
Appreciate zero negative comments
Please restrain from using more than 3 words to explane it's today's condition.
Thanks to those who respond
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    deano
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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/16 09:58:12 (permalink)
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    1971 1600 Ice Blue

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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/16 15:14:49 (permalink)
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    1972 GTV6 Wild Plum

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    "GOOD BETTER BEST: NEVER LET IT REST: UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER, AND YOUR BETTER, BEST"
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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/20 19:29:50 (permalink)
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    12/1971 v6gt project

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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/20 23:42:44 (permalink)
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    Looking good Reeni...............
    This is how my first car started when I was 15 ..........  Dad and I had nearly 3 yrs to get my 1957 Holden FE sedan finished in time to get my "Learners" at 17 yrs 9 months !
    btw.......I still have it !
    Will post here if Mission Control says it's ok and anyone wants to see it !

    "GOOD BETTER BEST: NEVER LET IT REST: UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER, AND YOUR BETTER, BEST"
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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/22 13:37:50 (permalink)
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    AAAAhhhh  yes !  .............    the good old days with my 2 babes (Coupe and Lady) at the Drive=in watching Danny and Sandy in Grease in 1980 !
    ...................................................Reeni you got me reminiscing !

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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/22 17:13:29 (permalink)
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    Correct Reeni .........  too personal, but I appreciate your good intentions ............
     
    Lets talk about our favourite subject ! .........  CAPRI MK1 and Essex 3 litre engines and Panel Work and Trim !
    ........   and the KALEIDOSCOPE of great COLOURS you dont see today, as 99% seem to be White , Silver , Beige, black or grey post 1990.
     
    Are you going 100% Factory standard with Air Filter and Carburettor (Weber 40DFAV from memory) and keeping points for ignition in your Capri GT V6 ?

    "GOOD BETTER BEST: NEVER LET IT REST: UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER, AND YOUR BETTER, BEST"
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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/22 19:52:34 (permalink)
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    It's your "Pride and Joy" and doesnt matter what anyone else thinks  .........   he probably wants one too !
     
    You didnt say if youre keeping "POINTS" as standard or going to Electronic Ignition, or Carby/Filter staying standard  ?

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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/23 10:57:07 (permalink)
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    Reeni
    Guys I'm being asked by my brother what is this hole for in the rear bottom corner, he's looked at the bumper to see if Ford logo.
    He sees the brackets which go to shell don't need the hole in the corner. He believes that is what may have caused the rust water getting in. Is it the case the rear quarter panels different Capri
    And last panel beater over looked those holes.?

    Is it the one visible in your previous pic? If not post a new one and we'll know for sure.
    The Escorts have a similar one in that spot, no idea what its for or why its there.
    There should be a rubber grommet fitted to keep the elements out, you can buy them in packs at the big green shed or auto stores for a couple of bucks.

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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/23 17:08:30 (permalink)
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    Gotta say Renni the deleting of posts is getting tiresome.
    So from the pic you supplied that looks like the drain plug in the wheel well, probably shouldn't have welded that one up, its there to let the water out and relieve the chances of rust.

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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/23 18:06:52 (permalink)
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    I thought it was a welded patch over a rust hole in RH rear Guard well ?!
    .....  but if Im wrong and its in the Spare Tyre well then Drew is correct

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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/08/24 23:34:24 (permalink)
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    Reeni
    How nice does this look.
    Did Capri have Michelin tyres

    That antique tyre guage looks awesome ! Can you post it again "in focus" so as to peruse the details on face ?
    Re the Michelin tyres, my guess would be brand available in country of production, so in Australia's case, the choice would likely be Dunlop, Olympic, BF Goodrich or Goodyear
    cheers
    post edited by BEEVEE - 2020/08/24 23:42:16

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    Re: Mk 1 capri 2020/09/19 18:21:56 (permalink)
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    BEE VEE
    Looking good Reeni...............
    This is how my first car started when I was 15 ..........  Dad and I had nearly 3 yrs to get my 1957 Holden FE sedan finished in time to get my "Learners" at 17 yrs 9 months !
    btw.......I still have it !
    Will post here if Mission Control says it's ok and anyone wants to see it !
    I also own very nice Holden's to now. Never to be sold. My sister an I now share a collection of cars together. Like the rest of you we to are having a large shed built to store cars and motorcycles.
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