|1st Registered:||1st August 1986|
|Engine:||Petrol 2L 'Pinto' SOHC|
|Gearbox:||Manual 5 speed type 9|
|Wheels:||6J by 13 inch four spoke alloy|
|Tyres:||185 70 13 |
|Acquired:||29th July 2002|
|Mileage @ March 2008:||95078||
The steering has been overhauled with a new rack fitted and joints replaced as necessary in an attempt to remove steering wheel vibration;
New brake discs, pads and tyres all round have been done but still the vibration is evident.
The anti-roll bar
rubbers and and track control arms are next on the list.
The engine has been converted to run on unleaded fuel and a new radiator fitted to keep things cool.
Having rescued the car from it's prevoius keeper who seemed to use it as extra shelving in his garage I acquired an
additional Capri to be used as a doner car for any missing or better parts.|
However; as is the norm with old cars I discovered lots of rust in the floorpan, fortunately a mate of mine ran a garage
restoring old cars and he took on the work, welding up the holes and finishing the floor in Hammerite paint.
I stripped the interior including the dashboard and the windscreen, the external had the lights, doors, spoiler, bumpers etc removed
and was shipped off for painting in black 2 pack and was returned in 2 weeks.
Putting everything back together took a bit longer; over 3 months in fact, finally getting it's MOT and on the road 1st April 2006.
|Driving it gives me great plaesure and have taken it to many shows,
and I have been on holiday to Cornwall and Wales with it.|