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 on: January 18, 2018, 11:22:27 PM 
Started by Int_Doggo - Last post by Rocketman
Now that they're an older car, some can be a bit of a chore to keep up with maintenance on. But generally they're pretty reliable, generally easy to work on minus a few things (brake rotors require a bearing job) If you have a Capri that was well taken care of in its previous life you should be in good shape.

Acquaint yourself with some common issues so you can readily ID the problem and prevent further damage:
Alternator / water pump belts (dont drive it any further if it breaks! battery/charge light will come on)
Ignitor module failures (will shut off and not restart when hot)
What else? lol

This forum is one of the best resources for capri owners, there is a wealth of knowledge here! Welcome!

 on: January 18, 2018, 10:29:19 PM 
Started by greywolf27030 - Last post by jdp
Wow...stumbled on this thread while searching the forum for info on buying a new soft top.  I did not know there was a difference in the length of the top over the windows for certain years.  Gold nugget right here.   love this forum.

 on: January 18, 2018, 09:55:00 PM 
Started by Trackerrrr - Last post by jdp
looks in too good of shape to part out.  shame it is on the west coast or I would buy that baby.

 on: January 18, 2018, 09:52:46 PM 
Started by WashiestSnake - Last post by jdp
I am still in for a NC meet.  I will soon have a 94 xr2 in addition to our 94 NA to we would most likely drive to the event if it is within a few hours.

 on: January 18, 2018, 08:42:48 PM 
Started by Int_Doggo - Last post by SHOwn
Welcome to the forum Seth! You will find a number of higher milage car owners here and n/a's seem to do well. Most Capris have spent some winters stored which can have either a preserving affect on them or it might actually harm some parts if not done properly. Quite a few of them are still around with lower than average miles, and yes some of the people I've talked to here and on the yahoo groups have run capris well into the 200k range.

I think the n/a's are better suited for the higher milage - turbocharging requires special care and stresses engines to their limits, so there seem to be not as many high mile ones around.

As for the paint question, your car will have a label on the door jamb that indicates the tire size, but will also have paint codes on it. You can take a pic of it with a cell phone and bring it to a body shop supply store and they can mix it for you. I usually prefer to bring the gas door in as well so they can dial the mix in for the best match.

However, you will find that bumpers have unique challenges, being ABS plastic or urethane, and the various primers, hardeners, reducers and flex agents can really add up price wise. Unless you are not to concerned with doing a professional looking job you will likely find it less expensive to have a pro shoot the bumpers. Most of us that do small jobs every once in a while find the only way it pays off is to buy certain materials is in bulk, like - I always try to buy my primer in gallons and keep it in the house during the winter to prevent freezing.

Anyway, if you know anyone who sprays auto paint, they may have leftover materials to do much of the job and might be willing to do a side job for a little less than a shop might quote you.

Hope you enjoy your Capri.

 on: January 18, 2018, 07:42:05 PM 
Started by Trackerrrr - Last post by Trackerrrr

No title but if ya need a parts car. This isn't mine BTW, just posting in case someone's nearby.

 on: January 18, 2018, 06:19:13 PM 
Started by Int_Doggo - Last post by Int_Doggo
Hey all!

My name is Seth and I recently bought a 1991 White Mercury Capri 5 Speed N/A.

Ever since he bought it about 6 months ago, I've fallen in love with it and learned a good bit about them, and know that I've had the chance to buy it, I'd like to get more situated with the forum and a tad more up to speed with a few things about them.

First off, can anyone attest to the reliability at high mileage,

and second off, Does anyone know where to get the stock white paint? The front and rear bumpers are a little chipped, so I'd like to get them resprayed.

I look forward to being on the forums!

 on: January 18, 2018, 06:04:09 PM 
Started by WashiestSnake - Last post by Int_Doggo
I know this thread is old-ish, but if anyone is still looking to do a meet that would be cool as hell,

Just recently discovered the capri and I'm buying a white 91 n/a 5 speed from my friend.

 on: January 17, 2018, 03:29:35 PM 
Started by Greg_B - Last post by Rocketman
The older style alternators didn't seem to suffer from the same pulley issues as the new ones. There's a misalignment between the pulleys that causes excessive wear/friction on the belt. This seems to be an issue with replacement/rebuilt alternators

 on: January 17, 2018, 08:22:42 AM 
Started by Greg_B - Last post by WashiestSnake
Here's something intresting, when I replaced my alternator I got a newer style Bosch Unit but the pulley was completely different. The old alternator would squel alot, but with this smaller pulley design I've never had it squee once, the only downside is I wasn't able to use the new thick Belt Russ made.

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