Classic cars on the road

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Re: Classic cars on the road

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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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Glad I had a passenger with me when I spotted this Capri this morning near Cardiff.
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Richie,

Would that passenger be Albert RN?

Google it.
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: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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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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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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Most likely a lot easier than fitting a V8 in a Ford Pop.... :wink:
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i have a ford capri V6 2.8 in my Jensen-healey and it fits very nice
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Saw this big fella today
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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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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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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!!
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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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Capris on steroids. :mrgreen: Yeah, I like that. :D
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