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by witkowski » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:58 pm

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.
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by Richie » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:09 pm

Glad I had a passenger with me when I spotted this Capri this morning near Cardiff.
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by shaun » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:22 pm

Richie,

Would that passenger be Albert RN?

Google it.
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by Richie » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:37 pm

: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...?
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by Han Kamp » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:32 pm

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.
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by Richie » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:40 pm

The Peranha :D
I was just idly wondering how easy / difficult it would be to pop a V8 where a 4 had been...
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by Han Kamp » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:43 pm

Most likely a lot easier than fitting a V8 in a Ford Pop.... :wink:
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by ChrisP » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:14 pm

i have a ford capri V6 2.8 in my Jensen-healey and it fits very nice
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by David Devine » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 am

Saw this big fella today

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by David Devine » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:23 am

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.

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by ajm541s » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:27 am

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by Kevin Birch » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:38 am

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.
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by Grant » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:12 am

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
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by Heeley » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:48 pm

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.

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As you all probably know, Interceptors are often referred to as Capris on steroids.
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by Richie » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:53 pm

Capris on steroids. :mrgreen: Yeah, I like that. :D
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