Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:26 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:39 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20770
Location: Sol Kitts
Top work fellah 8) You'll need to bring it along soon. Carpark in the sky, ideal capri photo spot :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:41 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:23 am
Posts: 1256
Location: Winchester
8) I want another Capri now!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:51 pm
Posts: 1299
that is a nice car. my mum had a brand new 2.8 for a year or so when I was a kid... my dad was sales director at a ford dealer for 30+ years so i've seen my share of cool fords in my time :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:23 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
Pleased to see the car has some fans :D , i grew up around Capri's
so keep returning to them, i think they have shed their dodgy image
now and are now regarded as the classic cars that they are.

The handling can be sketchy especially on big motored ones like this
but can be made to handle well with mods to the suspension and decent tyres but i've driven far worse unpredictable handling cars then the Capri (80's Porsche 911 being one, those just let go :shock: , with the Capri you get plenty of warning )

Yeah Kaiser, the bike will soon be getting slung into the back of it :lol: .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:00 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18207
Location: Sunny Glasgow
my dad had ,i think it was a 1.6 or a 1.8 laser,he sold it to my unc mike who [during a high speed accident] put it under and through a leyland-daf articulated truck,took the roof clean off [he hit it at ,he reckons about 85 mph ]in the darkness of a B-class road near derby bout 8 or ten years ago
The cops said ,if it had been anything other than a capri with its low bonnet it would have stuck and probably killed the three people in it
My uncle ,cousin + his mate had a couple of seconds to prepare for it going under,still received very bad injuries but survived

I love the capri
:D :D :D



it never seemed to have the same rep that the mrk1 escort or the mrk 3 cortina,even though it looks,by far the best looking design of that era


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:14 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:23 am
Posts: 1256
Location: Winchester
I really must resist - so tempting to start looking another one! But I want to do it properly next time, which means waiting until I've got space for another car in the garage. Don't fancy another engine swap on the drive, & I will do an LS1 mk3...

Have you got any rear axle location improvements fitted? An X-frame really makes them a lot more predictable...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 30 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group