Hi I'm mel from oldham but now live in cornwall this is my mk2 3.0s ford capri.i restored it 4/5 years ago .original spec apart from 2.8 brakesand suspension.lsd.janspeed exhaustsold is gold poem thanks for looking
Know what you mean. A full-fat 3.0-carb-fed FTW! I had a brief lift in a 3.0S (maybe a JPS, as it was black with gold IIRC) years ago. Seemed pretty good, if a little claustrophobic in the back, rather like VW Beetles were.
Some 'friend' of mine slammed a Capri door on my hand when I was a young lad - it hurt like hell, and someone gave me a bag of frozen peas to try to reduce the swelling.
Cheers chaps .my capri belonged to my stepdad and my mum used to drive it as well they're both in thier seventies now.it was stored away for 15 years as the engine gave up sort of a year after leaded fuel ran out.he had it since it was 3 year old.i got her back to mine stripped it .sorted the body out every rubber bush perished.every pipe perished etc etc.engine out and refurbed .unleaded heads .alloy timing wheel.janspeeds.lsd int back axle.my mate painted it inside n out .new stripes.job done. It was never my cup of tea but its grown on me .thanks for the nice comments much appreciated
The 3.0 always felt more brutal and torquey to me And the 2.8i came along and more modern tech with a lot of electronic parts just didn’t do it for me...old fashioned I know!
they were different engines, the 3 litre being an Essex block and the 2.8 was cologne. My next door neighbour had a 3.0s mk2 like this but in black, I think that was the first Capri I went in. Another was a mates brothers 3 litre mk1 GXL that he owned along with a mk2 1.6 L left hooker and an A plate 2.8 injection with body kit (which I think he still owns after 30 odd years)
Thanks.ive tried to keep it as standard as possible but its killing me not to sit it on its with larger wheels like this i just think its the dogs curse word.but ive worked it out and it will cost around £3000 .coilovers.wheels .tyres probable arch rolling not sure