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Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:02 pm
by David Devine
Hi Richie Here's how to build a V8 Capri

https://issuu.com/ppcmagazine/docs/ppc_issue_1_complete

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:09 pm
by Steve Payne
A mate did one on the 80's. He had a 3.0 litre with a knackered engine so it seemed a good idea. He bought an engine and gearbox from a scrap American Ford in a local scrappy for a few hundred. I can remember the day he actually installed it we all got summoned to help and it somehow just went in surprisingly easily.

Over the next few weeks he tidied up the installation with a bigger radiator, electric fan kit and some stiffer springs on the front. The day came for a road test and it sounded fantastic, accelerated like a rocket and worked well. A few teething problems with exhausts banging on the floor under hard acceleration and the brakes struggling but these were soon started.

He used it a lot for a couple of years and its biggest problem was the fuel tank, it wasn't big enough :lol: . On a run it would do high teens and was into single figures with a bit of enthusiastic driving.

Sadly one winter night it ended up in a ditch, it was drivable but it was banana shaped. He looked for another donor car to install the mechanicals but it never happened.

Steve

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:38 pm
by peasy
Nice Swiss owned Dart

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:49 pm
by felixkk
Had this Ferrari behind me on Friday.
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Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:22 pm
by Grant
Wow :shock: , that Farrari is absolutely stunning.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 am
by Roh
David Devine wrote:Hi Richie Here's how to build a V8 Capri

https://issuu.com/ppcmagazine/docs/ppc_issue_1_complete


A mate of mine has a one these that he uses for hill climbs.

Image
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7wgFWBDs2o
https://youtu.be/llu4WEVXHBY?t=400

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:42 am
by David Devine
I'm sure these wedges could be classics. Don't see them on the road often.

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Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:23 pm
by felixkk
:shock:
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Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:52 pm
by VFK44
I love front-engined Ferraris (275 GTB??). Then they went mid-engined and I rather lost interest. Too undignified getting in and out perhaps, which blows any sense of cool.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:46 pm
by felixkk
VFK44 wrote:I love front-engined Ferraris (275 GTB??). Then they went mid-engined and I rather lost interest. Too undignified getting in and out perhaps, which blows any sense of cool.

:D :D The Miura and the GT40, no good either I suppose :D

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:56 am
by VFK44
Wouldn't throw them out of my garage. But again, not Real Men's cars, possibly because they don't appeal to women (not compatible with heels, hairstyles, and high hemlines). :wink:

Your mileage may vary...

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:24 pm
by MikeWilliams
I am just trying to visualise a lady in a short skirt getting out of a GT40. That might be a problem for whom?

Mike

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:55 pm
by Richie
Not a fan of the rubber bumper, but two for the price of one this evening.

Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:33 pm
by RockyUSA
She got into the Diablo (eventually), but she wouldn't let anyone with a camera get a shot from that side....

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Re: Classic cars on the road

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:39 pm
by felixkk
Looks like shady business on that rooftop :D

Almost drove (rode) by these 6 without noticing them, on the way home- and tired from work I guess. I think they were there for a film shoot.
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