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Old 1 Jan 2020, 10:16 (Ref:3949372)   #16
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Think we should wait until tomorrow before we get back to the heavy stuff . In the meantime I am waiting for Gordon to post picture of him in the Sea .😀
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Old 1 Jan 2020, 11:57 (Ref:3949393)   #17
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Following on from last year’s tea break natter about Capris, I had to dig out this photo of me showing off my my Capri 3000 GT XLR with it’s newly fitted wing still in transit primer mid rolling restoration in summer 1981 outside my parents house with their Mk3 Cortina estate behind.

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Old 1 Jan 2020, 12:05 (Ref:3949395)   #18
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Wow! I had one of those in white, in 1980.
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Old 1 Jan 2020, 12:11 (Ref:3949396)   #19
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Following on from last year’s tea break natter about Capris, I had to dig out this photo of me showing off my my Capri 3000 GT XLR with it’s newly fitted wing still in transit primer mid rolling restoration in summer 1981 outside my parents house with their Mk3 Cortina estate behind.

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Cool wheels and even cooler tyres! Not impressed by your parking though....
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Mine was originally metallic green, but I didn’t manage to finish the paintwork before I blew the engine and scrapped it.

I loved those wheels & tyres, they cost more than the car but they tram lined like hell and were useless in snow, which made it great fun.

Back then you could just park anywhere Mike

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Old 1 Jan 2020, 12:30 (Ref:3949399)   #21
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The early 3 litre Capris I got to drive were fitted with 185/70x13 tyres from the factory, and they were bad enough! Also diabolically difficult to balance.....
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My friend had a 3.0 GXL & we came up with a plan to go through a set of rear tyres in a day. A pair of remoulds were duly purchased and deposited in black lines all over NW London - mission accomplished
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In 1980 I had a Volvo 145. That was my trusty tow car. happy days.
Another story for Will about this car. I was working at Volvo and my manager let me fix up the car in the body shop. I had done all the welding and started getting ready for a respray. We were allowed one paint job a year FOC. That evening I was called away on a fire,. We were out all night and I came back into work in the morning and my mates in the paint shop had resprayed the car. Happy days. I loved the 80's.Life was simple back then.
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The early 3 litre Capris I got to drive were fitted with 185/70x13 tyres from the factory, and they were bad enough! Also diabolically difficult to balance.....

At recommended pressures the tread on the 3000Es went concave so one ended up running mainly on the outer edges. Grip and tyre flex in the dry sort of provided a reasonable ride if one lived with the tram-lining as being "muscle".

In the damp the worst thing one could do was threaten to move a shoe in the direction of the throttle pedal. The contact patch for each of the rear tyres was about the same as 2 road racing bicycle wheels.
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Think we should wait until tomorrow before we get back to the heavy stuff . In the meantime I am waiting for Gordon to post picture of him in the Sea .
I didn't actually do the sea swim, although I got my shoes n socks wet getting too close Sue was the one filming with the swimmers in the boiling hot 13c water for the charity day swim while I was doing all the hard work filming from the freezing cold 25c beach in the full sun. You just have no idea how cold I was as I only had a T shirt n Jeans on
By the way I like the new title of the thread and I take it Iain had an input with the spelling of it?
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In 1980 I had a Volvo 145. That was my trusty tow car. happy days.
Another story for Will about this car. I was working at Volvo and my manager let me fix up the car in the body shop. I had done all the welding and started getting ready for a respray. We were allowed one paint job a year FOC. That evening I was called away on a fire,. We were out all night and I came back into work in the morning and my mates in the paint shop had resprayed the car. Happy days. I loved the 80's.Life was simple back then.
See the comparison in bodyshape between the 145 and the 850R for example.

145 or an 850R. Hmm? Don't know anything about either just going on looks .

Quick sidenote finally got the Go-Kart up and running today. You could tell it was running rich fuel cough cough blimey
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I didn't actually do the sea swim, although I got my shoes n socks wet getting too close Sue was the one filming with the swimmers in the boiling hot 13c water for the charity day swim while I was doing all the hard work filming from the freezing cold 25c beach in the full sun. You just have no idea how cold I was as I only had a T shirt n Jeans on
By the way I like the new title of the thread and I take it Iain had an input with the spelling of it?
Nuffink to do with me. Hope you and Sue had a brilliant day.
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