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Old 29 Apr 2015, 10:55 (Ref:3531754)   #31
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Here's my 3.0 S Capri I owned around 1978

A very nice looking car!
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Old 29 Apr 2015, 14:19 (Ref:3531810)   #32
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Here's my 3.0 S Capri I owned around 1978
hardly any parked cars Tim ... had you driven all the neighbours away with your supercar purchase?

I sometimes had to drive a 3.0 S Auto - notably not as exciting as the earlier Mk1 3000Es.

Sitting at some lights on a rural dual carriageway one day next to a Spridget I thought I would show him what acceleration was about. Of course he blew me away ... very embarrassing.

The 3000Es were a different game. Rather raw in many ways. Grip was, for the day, astonishing in the dry and non-existent in the wet at the back. Any thought of perhaps touching the accelerator would have the back sideways. The other interesting feature was the braking system. From speed the brakes were pretty good ... for about half the amount of time you needed them to be very good.

Fun times.

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Old 29 Apr 2015, 15:53 (Ref:3531833)   #33
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Yeah, the Mk1 3000 was a totally different car driving wise for some reason, my brother had a Mk1 1600GT, they came with tubular headers as standard and boy that was fast, probably every bit as fast and a lot more nimble than the 3 ltr more than likely due to not carrying all the weight of the Essex lump up front.

As for the cars, occasionally it's the same nowadays although most of the time you can't move down the road but that may have been at the weekend or on a day when parking was the other side of the road, we used to have alternate day parking until our council cottoned on to the permit scam.
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 13:29 (Ref:3532196)   #34
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I desperately wanted a 3.0S Capri in 1978.

But I was only ten.
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Foot pump. Had a '72 GTXLR.
This is the first time I actually hear about the foot pump. I had a '70 1600L in 2003-2005 and it had a diy-pushbutton on the dash. Nice car anyway, but mine wasn't in such a great shape. It looked nice if you were standing a few meters away, but closer look revealed that primer/filler part wasn't done properly before respraying the car.

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This is the first time I actually hear about the foot pump. I had a '70 1600L in 2003-2005 and it had a diy-pushbutton on the dash. Nice car anyway, but mine wasn't in such a great shape. It looked nice if you were standing a few meters away, but closer look revealed that primer/filler part wasn't done properly before respraying the car.
Yes! The good old Ford foot operates screenwashers. A bulb on the floor next to the clutch pedal. Some had a metal ring switch around them that if you pressed that too, it operated the wipers as well. The first wash/wipe!
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Old 13 Jun 2015, 21:48 (Ref:3549245)   #37
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I bought my 1990 Rover Metro Gti 16v spi in 1992 when she wasn't a classic.

She is now and is 25 years old ...

http://www.metroownersclub.org/forum...p?f=48&t=11543
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I had a Mk2 Cortina here in the US (below). I'm sure it had electric washers (but I've seen the foot pump type in something....can't recall what). That Cortina was a nice car that become too rusted too quickly. I should have put the 1600 + gearbox from it in one of my Spridgets.....that's a great swap.


Later, I raced this Cortina Mk 2 seen here at Lime Rock. (below)


My first "classic" was merely an old car I bought for $20....an Austin A40 (below)


Some others included an early, blue Datsun pickup, rear wheel drive Toyota Corolla wagon and "mid-engine" Dodge van. (below)


I owned both of these (TR3 + MGA) when I was a teenager. Just keeping them both running kept me out of trouble....there was no time for anything else. (below)


This Corvair was supposed to be a "repectable, grown-up car" I drove to college. I took it rallying and killed the engine. (below)




As a 19 year old with a 2 year old Sprite. (below)


There were lots of other "classics". I just didn't realize they were classic at the time.....
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