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FORD CAPRI (SHOWTIME)

OWNER MARK EDWARDS.

2.8 INJECTION

B898 JPN

 

I HAVE OWNED THE CAR SINCE MAY 2004.THIS BEING MY FOURTH CAPRI IN 20 YEARS.                                                                                                     

 

THE CAR WAS RESTORED ABOUT 9 YEARS AGO.

NEW FRONT WINGS, FRONT VALANCE, BONNET, DOORS, TAILGATE AND REAR

VALANCE.

THE CAR WAS STRIPED TO A BARE SHELL. THE ENGINE AND GEARBOX WAS

REMOVED AND THE BODY AND ENGINE BAY  RESPRAYED IN FORD DIAMOND

WHITE. THE LOWER SIDE MOULDINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

NEW BUMPERS FRONT AND REAR. A TOP TINTED WINDSCREEN FITTED, ALONG

WITH A ROOF AERIAL.       

 

THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN RE-TRIMMED IN GREY AND BLACK LEATHER. THE BOOT HAS

BEEN CUSTOM BUILT TOO HOUSE THE STEREO, THIS FEATURES 2 JBL?s 12 INCH SUBS

AND 2 ,6x9 KENWOOD SPEAKERS. THE BOOT ALSO PLAYS HOME TO THE 2 AMPS

AND POWER CAP, UP FRONT A 10 INCH SUB MOUNTED IN THE N/S/F KICKWELL,

2 CUSTOM BUILT DOOR SPEAKER PODS. A KENWOOD HEAD UNIT AND 6 DISC

CHANGER PROVIDE THE ENTERTAINMENT. GOLD ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

AND OXYGEN FREE SPEAKER WIRE.

 

THE ENGINE HAS BEEN REBUILT, UNLEADED CYLINDER HEADS, A PIPER CAM,

NEW TIMING GEARS AND OIL PUMP. THE EXHAUST GASES NOW EXIT THROUGH A

CAPRI CLUB BIG BORE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE ENGINE IS KEPT COOL BY 2 ELECTRIC

FANS. THE POWER IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH A 3 SPEED AUTO GEARBOX.

[this has now been replaced with a 5 speed gearbox] AND A LIMITED SLIP DIFF.

 

 

THE SUSPENSION HAS BEEN LOWERED BY 2 AND A HALF INCHES, DECAMBERD

REAR LEAF SPRINGS AND MODIFIED FRONT COIL SPRINGS. A SCORPION X FRAME

HAS BEEN FITTED TO THE REAR AXLE TO IMPROVE THE HANDLING.

THE FRONT BRAKES CONSISTS OF DRILLED AND VENTED DISCS AND GREENSTUFF

BRAKE PADS, REAR DISC CONVERSION FITTED AND BRAIDED BRAKE HOSES FRONT

AND REAR.

 

THE WHEELS ARE 15inch 7 SPOKES. 

THE CAR WAS BOUGHT OFF EBAY 2 YEARS AGO. I HAVE CARRIED OUT THE

FOLLOWING WORK, REPLACED THE GEARBOX, REWIRED THE STEREO, FITTED NEW

REAR SUBS AND POWER CAP, FITTED NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM, AND REPLACED

FRONT DISCS AND PADS.

 

FUTURE PLANS INCLUDE FITTING OF DVD PLAYER, NEW FRONT DOOR SPEAKERS,

DETAILING ENGINE AND ENGINE BAY, REPLACING REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS. 

 

THE CAR IS USED ON A REGULAR BASIS AND FOR SHOWS