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Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:58 pm
by witkowski
rjhornby wrote:
I can make out the letters of the license plate - UGK and the first number is 5 or perhaps 6. Is there anyway to find out who owned it?


There's only one interceptor with reg starting UGK still on the road and that's UGK574M. I wonder if it's that one?


My first guess as to the lead number was "5" so I think it must be the one. And with a sale that recently (and the car looking so good) , I would have thought that it highly likely that it is on the road.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:09 pm
by Richie
Glad I had a passenger with me when I spotted this Capri this morning near Cardiff.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:22 pm
by shaun
Richie,

Would that passenger be Albert RN?

Google it.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:37 pm
by Richie
:D :D No - the passenger's name was Chris. For extra detail, he's a colleague with whom I'd been at a seminar at the Village Hotel, J32 of the M4, just near where this was taken.
I do like a Capri. How easy is it to fit a Ford 289 into one...?

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:32 pm
by Han Kamp
Richie wrote::D :D No - the passenger's name was Chris. For extra detail, he's a colleague with whom I'd been at a seminar at the Village Hotel, J32 of the M4, just near where this was taken.
I do like a Capri. How easy is it to fit a Ford 289 into one...?


This can be done, in South Africa V8 Capri's existed.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:40 pm
by Richie
The Peranha :D
I was just idly wondering how easy / difficult it would be to pop a V8 where a 4 had been...

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:43 pm
by Han Kamp
Most likely a lot easier than fitting a V8 in a Ford Pop.... :wink:

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:14 pm
by ChrisP
i have a ford capri V6 2.8 in my Jensen-healey and it fits very nice

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 am
by David Devine
Saw this big fella today

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Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:23 am
by David Devine
Hi Richie

One of the writers in Practical classic's fitted a V8 in his Capri a few years ago if you want to search for the articles.

Dave

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:27 am
by ajm541s
136/9059 Tangerine/Black VR

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:38 am
by Kevin Birch
Why not just go for the 2.8i Capri, plenty of power with the suspension and brakes already done. The early 4 speeds were stupid off the line, i believe they were faster 0 -50 than a Porsche 911 SC!! You could always swap the engine for the 2.9 4 cam Cossie , that would be interesting. Of course you wont get the V8 burble, but easier to do.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:12 am
by Grant
Kevin Birch wrote:Why not just go for the 2.8i Capri, plenty of power with the suspension and brakes already done. The early 4 speeds were stupid off the line, i believe they were faster 0 -50 than a Porsche 911 SC!!

Image Correct Kev and spot onImage, the early 4 speed one is the one to have, the later 5 speed had really naff gearing, they are the best fun thing ever and if you've had one the memory won't leave you, even now they still are so much fun, my 3.0ltr will pull 92mph in 2nd gear, maybe the speedo's way outImage but it pulls like a train, here it is on the rolling road.. scroll through to 10.5 mins, 11mins and 14mins , this is when we had re-jetted the air correctors as it was slightly rich in the highs >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3_DKSqmEdo Image

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:48 pm
by Heeley
Ha Ha

I had two 2.8i Capris.

Unless you upgraded rear suspension with, I believe, a “Scorpion” kit I think they were prone to losing it a bit.

My second one came across a double decker bus on a relatively narrow country road. I had a choice between becoming overly intimate with the bus or steering into a hedge. Unfortunately the hedge concealed a stone wall which, shall we say altered the steering geometry a tad.

At that point I became more sensible and traded in for an RS Cosworth 3 door.

P.s.

As you all probably know, Interceptors are often referred to as Capris on steroids.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:53 pm
by Richie
Capris on steroids. :mrgreen: Yeah, I like that. :D