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Post  chriscapriman on Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:25 am

just in the middle of fitting an unleaded, injection head with an fr30 (hi torque) cam Twisted Evil got this 44k, 2 owner car back in july, had been stood in a garage for 8 years, after a ignition service and a lube of the carb, it spluttered into life, has since had alternator, water pump and now a recon'd head. im a big fan of the comfy bus, is perfect stablemate to my 2.0 capri. im planning a sympathetic rolling restoration over the next 12months, keeping it looking totally standard Wink am aware of its rarity and extensive, complete history Arrow


















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Post  muttley on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:26 pm

Thats a real nice looking car Smile I love the simplicity of the pre facelifts, much less fussy Very Happy
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Post  chriscapriman on Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:41 pm

finished it off today, got some bearing pullers and with a little help from a mate Wink had the pulley and the belt off, then an hour and a bit in the rain later an i had a working car again, with alot more grunt, no smoke on start up and it doesnt sound like an angry typist on crack anymore Very Happy had one little moment, cudnt figure out why it wouldnt fire :duh: cudnt see for the rain in my eyes and the s*** floodlight and torch :cursing: until i noticed the new king ht lead was still in the hall :huh: banged that on, and it fired without a problem :banana: Razz bed the cam into the new followers on fast idle for 20 minutes and its sound as a pound Smile i mean proper sound, it goes alot-lot better, was worth all the headaches :thumbup1:




and where it likes to be, £20 going in :rolleyes: see if its any better than it was, <_<


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Post  FredTransit on Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:23 am

That's lovely, we had a 2L granny engine in the SWB minibus till recently. Sadly it suffered valve death and had to go. Going back to a transit (LC) 2L and single carb is a killer! Will get the twin choke back on, just had to rush the engine swap.

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Post  sinky on Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:57 am

Nice car mate.Good luck with resto.
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Post  chriscapriman on Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:00 pm

corsican blue Like a Star @ heaven Cool Cool all put back together properly now, valve clearnaces checked, exhausts had closed slightly, and one inlet had gone baggy (lock nut not tight Suspect ) everything else checked for leaks etc and is 100% Cool went to a local-ish car meet tonight in manchester 80 mile round trip, 3 up in total comfort Wink


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Post  Admin on Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:22 am

Who's is the Cortina in the 6th pic down?

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Post  chriscapriman on Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:06 am

that tina be my good old mates frosty from manchester classic ford, he looks like rod stewart, mixed with paul calfe Smile tidy pinto'd ghia lowered on 15'' 3 door cossie rims Cool does well, 16.4 at santpod, but he is 24v it soon Evil or Very Mad i think i will need nitrous or summit on the capri then Idea

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Post  Admin on Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:59 pm

Nice 1, i'm looking to 24V my Red special in the header, got to find a strong enuff manual box as they eat type 9s, also need the adaptor to mate the engine and box together

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Post  chriscapriman on Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:13 am

yesterday at outlon park with my mates mk2 transit camper Cool we were watching the rest of the manchester classic ford lads on track Twisted Evil




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Post  Admin on Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:25 am

Nice camper! the guys on the Transit forum would love to see that Very Happy

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Post  muttley on Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:25 pm

Yup! Nice tranny indeed Very Happy
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Post  chriscapriman on Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:05 am

got the donut sorted today, and the mixture adjusted on the gas analyser, runs like an actual dream now afro plus it doesnt vibrate above 70 anymore. im not telling the topspeed on the way home scratch took him about an hour incl fitting a new tail seal i got from gs escorts in the box Smile thanks to my mate andy g, his skill and the garage he works from Smile he does MOTS too Smile







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Post  FredTransit on Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:13 am

Admin wrote:Nice camper! the guys on the Transit forum would love to see that Very Happy

Yep get him along to www.mk1mk2transit.co.uk! So your granny is all good now?
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Post  chriscapriman on Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:55 am

yeah, its running spot on Wink i love it Embarassed tis helping me get thro a difficult period in my life Suspect the capri being sorn'd while the bodywork is being done Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  FredTransit on Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:24 am

Laughing you sound like an expectant dad!
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