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Author Topic: French Capri  (Read 9217 times)

fchalvet

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« on: February 25, 2009, 06:52:00 AM »

Hello from France,

this is my 91 Capri, bought last year. It took me 5 years to find one, as this car was not sold in my country. It needs a new door and new paint, and some work inside. Engine works good.
I have new wheels ready to be installed, I hate these ones! I bought clear turn signals and white gauges. More pics soon

Fred  

 
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yen

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 10:22:00 AM »

Welcome Monsieur
That is very didicated
Just curious, what made you choose a Capri over the abundance of hot euro hatches available in France?
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Gostlrs

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 02:35:00 PM »

to be different, they love "American" cars over there  
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 07:06:00 PM »

Hi Fred !  Welcome dude..
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fchalvet

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 10:48:00 PM »

Thanks.
Well, it's a long story. My wife was american, and I used to come often in South Carolina. One  day she bought a 93 Capri, but short time later the head gasket broke. I tried to repair it and I spent hours on it, finally I was not able to. When we moved to France, we had to sell the car for parts, maybe someone registered here has bought it. This is a pic

 

But I really missed it so that's why I wanted to get one here. People are very curious as they don't know it of course!
By the way I prefer older cars and I own 4 Renault Fuego models..if some of you are interested in, here is my page:

http://renaultfuego.free.fr/index-en.htm

I just know 2 Capri in France, mine which come from Luxembourg and got the french title in 99, and a 93 grey Xr2 imported from the US last year.
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D22A

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 08:23:00 AM »

welcome
i hope you will enjoy  capri like do  
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fchalvet

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 05:09:00 AM »

I have tried my new wheels, but I'm not very happy. The thing is that they are a little larger than the fenders. So maybe someone can help me, can you put the same size of wheels than on a Xr2? my tires are just 195/50/15, and I'm very close to the strut, can't do better. The only thing, these wheels are a little large, 7 as size.
Anyway I'm going to place H&R springs but it won't change much.

 

 

 
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Gus Kelley

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 06:10:00 AM »

Hey Chalvet! Your tire size is good but the wheel size is wide and the the offset is not quite enough. They are a good looking wheel. If you put H&R springs on the car with those wheels, you might have additional problems hitting struts. Once you get the right wheels then put the H&Rs on. The car will look great.  Good Luck!  Gus.
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Phillip

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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 06:23:00 AM »

You shouldn't have a problem hitting the struts but the tire might contact the fender in extreme compression.
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fchalvet

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009, 07:16:00 AM »

Thanks!
The distance is so large between the wheel and the fender, I didn't think it would touch with the H&R, but yes you may be right. I think I'm going to install the H&R and see..then maybe I will try to find different wheels..I like the way these ones look , but if the size is not good ...I guess 6 or 6.5 wide would have worked better.
Fred
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JackRobot

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 07:23:00 AM »

Not a bad looking capri bro!

I kinda like those rims, but I'm sure you could find something nicer in a better offset.
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fchalvet

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2009, 08:07:00 AM »

I forgot to say my offset is 35
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Gus Kelley

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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2009, 09:27:00 AM »

Hey Chalvet!  I've got the factory 6 x 15 wheels on two of my cars with 15 x 195 x 55 and H&R springs and they work great and look correct.  Gus
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fchalvet

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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2009, 09:55:00 PM »

Thank you Gus, I'm going to buy the H&R tomorow.
But I will search for different wheels, I will choose 6 or 6.5 as size. The thing I can't understand, is that I read posts on this forum, and some of you are able to put 7 x 17 wheels without problem. So I wonder why my 7 x 15 are so large for my car..is there something wrong with the first 91 models?
Fred
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fchalvet

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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2009, 06:38:00 AM »

I have just bought a 1989 Mazda 323 Turbo this week. I will put the engine into my Capri of course, 160 HP . For now I'm taking the most interesting parts, like the chrome door handles
 
 
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