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General => General => Topic started by: Seth on April 24, 2003, 12:58:00 PM

Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Seth on April 24, 2003, 12:58:00 PM
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on April 24, 2003, 01:40:00 PM
I'm boB, and I am a Capriaholic.  I'm from Illinois, Freeport to be exact.  I bought my Capri  for the same reason I like it.  THE TOP GOES DOWN !!!!  If I had an unlimited budget for a new car, I would design my own.  I have a few ideas, and certain aspects of the Capri would be integrated.  As for new Capri's, I am sorry, but the Capri is such a sissy name, I dont think they will come out with another one.  

boB  ly94nt
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: macksomerville on April 24, 2003, 02:20:00 PM
Name's MacK (short for McKinze) live in Phoenix, AZ but I am from a small Oregon Coast town called Toledo. I bought my Capri cause I thought it was an ugly ass car but had some down right potential! heheheheh

Dream car? I don't have one... I fucking hate cars!

Dream Capri? 3.8L V6 Twin Turbo mated to a Six-speed. Short wheel base with two piece top (think removable t-top)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Seth on April 24, 2003, 03:14:00 PM
I figure I might as well answer my own question, so:
1.Seth
2.Evergreen Montana
3.I bought the Capri cause a wanted a dependable car that was good on gas as a backup while I fixed up the Monte. The fact that itís a convertible was just a great bonus.
4.My dream car is a Ferrari 550 Maranello (not the 575 cause I donít like the paddle shift)
5.I think the Capri name is a little sissy too. But a Capri with different name but the same idea would be sweet (sorta like the change from the Lumina to the Impala, basically the same car, but new body and name). I would want a retractable hardtop like the  Lexus SC430 (http://www.lexus.com/images/showroom/model/gallery/extphotos/sc/ext_C43-060.jpg), and definitely a DOHC twin turbo V6 like the Mitsubishi GT3000. Maybe even a 4WD option.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on April 24, 2003, 03:43:00 PM
Anthony

Baltimore, Maryland (Give it up MD  (http://graemlins/alien.gif) )

I bought my capri to compete with. I wanted a car not seen often and not even tried for show use. I wanted to create a car of my own have it convertiable and that was special. The name capri doesnt bother me as it has a history of more then 40 years and most car models cant say that.

My dream car was always a firebird. If I had to choose a year for a stock model it would be a 1969 Dual RamAir with the 350ci block. MMMM 325+ horses  (http://graemlins/big-biggrin.gif) .
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Seth on April 24, 2003, 04:19:00 PM
Thank god, someone else who likes GMís too. You just canít beat those small blocks for weight and power output.
 (http://click.alltheweb.com/go2/2/atw/1c4CC9C1CC/NyxILGltZw/http/www.firebirdmania.com/1969-10.jpg)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on April 24, 2003, 04:40:00 PM
I just always had a thing for the firebirds. 442 was a nice ass car too. I like other make and model cars too but some I just havent liked much at all over the years.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on April 24, 2003, 05:15:00 PM
Jesus
My dad bought me my first new car when I was a senior in HS-
a 1969 350 firebird, orange with a black vinyl top.
I remember it was the first orange car I ever saw anywhere.

In 1971 daddy bought me a brand new muscle car, a dodge challenger, blue with a white inside, white vinyl top and a sunroof.
That was my personal favorite.

In 1977 daddy bought me a new chrysler cordoba, with the exact same color scheme as the challenger. It too had the sun roof.
My second favorite car.

In 92 I bought my first capri, in 94 I bought black beauty, and in 2002 I bought the other 2 capris. So I've owned 4 of em. What a wacko.

I'm from Bklyn, NY live in south florida, married to a beauty from texas and I'm startin to be livin large.

Life is good.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Macau_Capri on April 24, 2003, 05:37:00 PM
Im Artur and i live in Macau, a place near Hong Kong. I buy my Capri because its a cheap car and its a convertible, but now i really love it and want to keep it for a long time. I spent a lot of money on it already but its really cool now with the Clubsprint Kit and in Yellow  (http://smile.gif)
My dream car would be a new Benz SLK hehehe
I think for a new Capri, it should have some more futuristic design, keep the retractable lighs, have a powerfull engine and rear wheel drive  (http://smile.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: lionhrt on April 25, 2003, 12:54:00 AM
Dave

From Burlington Washington

I bought my Capri because I was looking at convertibles, after looking at several Mustangs I thought geesh mustang convertibles are a dime a dozen then I saw the Capri and after looking them up on the net I desided on a 94 Reef Green Xr2 and after a bit of a search I found just what I was lookng for

As for a dream car I would like something like a 442 convertible or a challenger convertible.

what I would like to see in a capri..make it a rear wheel drive with a v-6 I like the front end but maybe restyle the rear and add a slightly bolder bumper on the rear
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: pokmnster on April 25, 2003, 07:59:00 PM
1. Rob
2. Chicago
3. Needed a winter beater
4.Geo Metro
5.Reliable
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bap on April 25, 2003, 08:41:00 PM
Name? Bruce
Location? Midwest

Why? It's a convertable, it's not common, it was a good deal.

Dream Car? I'll sleep on it and get back to you on that...

re-Capri? retractable hardtop sounds cool... 100mpg, 350mph, reliable, ? ?holographic paint scheme? I dunno... somethin' unique...
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: aussie on April 26, 2003, 02:36:00 AM
(1) Fiano AKA AUSSIE

(2) from Australia originally , now living in the cold state of Maine!

(3) had one back in 91 it was a 89 model biggest piece of crap and work on it every day but it was fun to drive! and being an aussie car why not??

(4)03 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

(5) Rear wheel drive v6 turbo better head light motors and windows what else would you want!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Dreamss on May 05, 2003, 09:28:00 PM
1. Carl
2. South Carolina
3. Single man driving around in a mini-van wasnt working for me anymore, went looking for a convertable and fell in love with the look of the Capri.
4. (this ill probaly get a few laughs from) Dream car is a DeLorean. I love cars that are very different. It seems all the makes and modles today are from the same mold.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Seth on June 16, 2003, 06:36:00 PM
11 out of 351 Címon guys there has to be more than 3% of the membership here who want to post a little about themselves! After all, you donít have to post where you are if your afraid one or more of us is an ax murderer.   (http://graemlins/suspect.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: lionhrt on June 16, 2003, 07:11:00 PM
by one or more he means bill and himself
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Seth on June 17, 2003, 11:11:00 AM
Iím afraid I was actually referring to you Mr. Dave, and just put ďor moreĒ part after that to be less pointed. The horrifying part is that your only about 500 miles from my home. MY HOME! Yesterday I bought a can of mace just to be on the safe side.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: jd323 on June 17, 2003, 07:00:00 PM
My name is Danny. Im in the Bay area, CA. Ive got two 323s. My first is an 86' dx pullin mad 85hp to the front wheels. Only perfomance mod is k&n cone intake. my sleeper is my 88' gt. It has 260hp to the wheels. Mods are everything. If I want more power, Ill need bigger injectors, different distributor, and a 323 gtr ecu, hopefully then ill be pulling over 320 hp to the wheels.
 
I think the capri is a cool little car, only noticable by people after they get dusted by the xr-2. Stupid ricers...
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Seth on June 17, 2003, 07:18:00 PM
Damn that GT has gotta be a kick to drive. Have you ever taken it to a strip?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: jd323 on June 18, 2003, 08:33:00 AM
I have not. The previous owner, had taken it to the strips and his best 1/4 mile time was a mid 12 seconds with a correct launch. It is very hard to get a good launch, you must feather the throttle in first through second to avoid whelspin. I can smoke the tires going 50 mph in second gear by just pressing down the throttle. Extremely fun car though. Looks like a normal 323 except for the j-spec bumper and huge m2 intercooler in the front.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Seth on June 18, 2003, 12:04:00 PM
Wow, 12ís are definitely hard to get into with a FWD. With all the money I sunk into Monte number one I was hardly any faster than that. And as for the Capri, I simply wouldn't think of taking to the strip since I don't want to completly embarass myself. Just goes to show what power to weight ratioís can do though. Now if you ever decide to get rid of that GT definitely let me know  ;)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Disco_Superstar on July 05, 2003, 03:45:00 PM
1:Bob Barrans
2:Juneau, Alaska
3:Becuase I needed a car for a date(Don't ask)... And my best friend was willing to sell it to me for 1200 bucks and only 200 down...  1200 bucks for a convertible that had no scratches and a hardtop and paint still looked brand new was a deal i couldn't just pass up.
4:Mercedes SL55 02 (Black on Black)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: LuciferRex on July 05, 2003, 04:01:00 PM
1. Chris Ingram
2. Fairborn, Ohio
3. Given to me, just needed new top and tranny rebuild
4. McLaren F1
5.  Power soft-top convertible, 6, maybe even an 8 cylinder engine....dunno
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on July 06, 2003, 02:09:00 PM
1.Russ And Diana
2.Island Lake, IL
3.We are currently on our fourth Capri.  The first one we bought 4-5 years ago, a black '93 w/ a hardtop, for everyday transportation.  Ended up trading that for a '97 Dodge Ram.  The 2 current Capri's both came of off EBAY.  The first of these, is a '91 Modified, 108,000 mile rice eater!  This is my daily driver, and I plan to get 250+ horses out of the bad boy(Check out pictures at Yahoo Groups Capri site, under "Russ & Di's Modified" file)The second, we just bought last weekend- a '91 XR2 w/32,500 miles! Perfect condition, and includes a hard top!  This one is getting stored for future collectability!  The fourth Capri we owned, was a beat 91 XR2, we bought for parts.  Capri's are easily one of the better handling, better looking        cars around-even if they are up to 13 model years old! And the fact that they can get 35+ MPG, and have a rag top, is just a real big bonus!!  
4.Anything Ferrari!!
5. Turbo 6 cyl., 6-speed trans, 2+2 seating (for cheaper insurance), retractable hard top, unique design, and FOR SURE, named Capri!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Xr-2Racer5 on July 06, 2003, 03:51:00 PM
1.) Elisa and Matt, from Atlantic City, NJ

2.) We own a 91 Capri XR2 that we bought a little less than a month ago, but are selling already...not willing to get involved with a car with such expensive parts and limited supply, and main suppliers trying to charge $189 for a USED carpet.   :rolleyes:   So now we are stuck trying to sell a 77K mile XR2 with hardtop...the car is wonderful and so fun to drive, but with 2 cars that we already enjoy buying parts for (and are spoiled by a large, inexpensive aftermarket), there just isn't room for the Capri in our lives right now.

3.) Dream Car? Hard question...I'm one of those pack rat types that likes so many different cars that I have to be patient enough so I can buy them all   :D   We already have 2...my 94 GT and Matt's 88 5.0 coupe, so I guess we're well on our way    (http://graemlins/devil.gif)  

4.) Turbo, more curves, and retractable hardtop.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: clubsprint on July 17, 2003, 08:21:00 AM
my name is vincent goodwin i live in harrisburg pa but im moving home to texas in 4 weeks i have a 91 white capri that i put the clubsprint kit on i just finnished a motor swap. ihave way to much money and time in my capri but i plan to do more its never ending my dream car is a capri lol no a 3000gt vr4 spyder! my next step is to go all wheel drive from a 323 gtx but im working on a right hand drive conversion now. i just ordered the momo trek steering wheel and hub so that will be on before i leave for texas well thats it for me     vincent aka clubsprint
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: phatmat on July 26, 2003, 07:37:00 PM
1.  Terry
2.  Canberra, Australia
3.  I had to sell my BMW Motorbike (couldn't fit the wife and 2 kids on the back!) so the Capri was the next best option in the price range!  Great fun!
4.  BMW M3 (preferably a convertible but they didn't make many of those)
5.  Not interested unless it is convertible.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Richter12x2 on August 24, 2003, 12:30:00 AM
I'm Josh from Dallas, Texas

I bought my '92 Capri about a month ago, because I was looking for a drivable car with good gas mileage so I could fix up my '97 Ford Thunderbird.  Also, was looking for a car under $1000.  After looking at a rusted out '86 Escort, and a wrecked '94 Corsica, I saw Misti (the car) sitting in the back of a high end used car alot, so I said to my girlfriend "I know I can't afford it, but I always wanted one since I first one".  I offered the guy $900, he took $1000, then I spent 2 hours making it driveable enough to get across town (Yeah, I bought it without even test driving it.)  Had to replaced the alternator belt/water pump belt to get it to start (yeah, it disintegrated as the last person drove it in, strips of belt were still hanging from underneath)  Got halfway home and noticed there was no water, and a 6 inch crack in the top of the radiator - stopped and filled it with tap water to get it home.  Fixed the radiator, rebuilt the headlamp motor, fixed the windshield wipers, replaced the valve-cover gasket, changed the oil, buffed the heck out of it, and it's a great car, I'm having a blast with it.  You know how you buy a car, any car, and you noticed that everyone else has one?  Since I've bought my Capri, I've only seen two, and being Dallas with a high population density, that's remarkable.

It's hard to narrow down to one dream car.  If I absolutely HAD too, I'd go with the new model Thunderbird, in that Graphite metallic color, but I'd ditch the regular v8 and put in the DOHC 4.6 from the Cobra Mustang, and a supercharger.  Yeah, I could probably live with that and be happy.  

Or a Capri with a 4G20T Turbo Eclipse engine.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: johncase3 on August 24, 2003, 03:51:00 AM
1. John Case    :cool:  
2. Hillsborough, NJ
3. My wife bought a new '91 XR2 and traded it in '94 after a major engine failure (@ 85k) - I was recently looking for a rag top weekend car (as a 4th car!) and didn't want to spend a lot.  Came acress an XR2 for sale in the area and already knew how much fun they are.
4. BMW, Porche or Mercedes ragtop. :confused:  
5. Reliable, inexpensive to purchase and maintain, and about 50 more hp.  :D
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: eagledancer on August 31, 2003, 08:05:00 PM
hey everyone,
my names Todd, i live near topeka kansas
this is my 3rd capri first was 93 xr2, second 91 na
and current one is red 91xr2
dream car? lambo countach
re-capri? more ponys under the hood, same general size, soft top
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: R_Meier on September 09, 2003, 06:03:00 AM
My name is Reid, I live in Maryland, south of D.C.
I bought a '91 for my wife to use as a commuter about a year and a half ago.  She is not fond of little cars, but we saw this for sale on the side of the road and she had to have it. We have been very happy with it.  When we pull up next to a Z-3 or something, we just think ; that's a nice car but, dollar for dollar we've got you beat bad.  We both would love to have the new Capri Cabrio.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: jeff priebe on September 09, 2003, 06:58:00 AM
hello im jeff priebe, live in northeast ohio,on
lake erie
My reasonfor the purchase of our capri is were
can you get a drop top for price,plus my wife
wanted a drop top but had to yellow (not a proplem) spent winter  doing color change
next project sprint aussis kit for car next.
my dream car would have to be next cobra mustang
due out 2006 ,things like to see on new capri
aussie kit (sprit) @ more boost for the buck.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Roach on September 09, 2003, 05:31:00 PM
1.  Rodney
2.  Houston/San Antonio/Austin/College Station Texas
3.  My second car and my first stick was a '93 Capri that I got in '96 while I was still in college.  It was a blast to drive when the weather was well, but I hated it in the rain and for long distance trips (road noise).  I always wanted a hard top for it but just couldn't afford it.  While I had it I let one of my frat brothers borrow it and he ran it into a low water crossing during a horrible storm.  It got flooded out and I had to put into the shop for an engine rebuild.  It was out of commission for a long time.  I rear ended somebody once and somebody backed into me once. All in all during the 9 months that I owned it it seemed like the bringer of bad luck so I let it go.

Fast forward to 3 months ago.  I ran upon a 94 XR2 and upon realizing what a hard car it was to find I had to buy it.  My wife let me do it and now I can relive the good times of having a Capri.  I already have a primary car so I can just drive the capri when the weather is nice.  I also have a hard top on the way so I can really enjoy the car as I wanted to the first time!
   
4.If money were no object I would ask for several cars not just one.  I would want 2 honda civics for everyday driving (me and the wife).  An escalade XL to hall the kids around in (sit on 22's with TVs etc.).  An M5 that I would take Euro delivery on.  My capri for my project car.
 
5.  Exact same car as now with wood grain accents and better leather.  A 200+ hp engine and AWD.  I would like to keep it as an inexpensive car.  A toyota or honda engine for reliability would be nice too.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: mhack on September 12, 2003, 09:02:00 AM
My name is Arseny, I live in Toledo, Ohio.
Love cars..

I like the capri because it was designed by very special Ghia and interior by Gugario ItalDesign who had designed many exotic cars such as Lotus Esprit Turbo..
I like Capri XR2 styling - bold, wedge shape of 80/90 exotic supercars..

I like that it has modern DOHC 16V 1.6L engine, can't stand push rods  (http://smile.gif)
I love that it has turbo so more HP out of it is not a problem..

Capri XR2 Turbo was build using 323 GTX as a base, as you know that car has won multiple WRC races and is a proven race technology in rally form little 1.6 DOHC Turbo was pushing 300+ HP  (http://smile.gif)
Try that corvette  (http://smile.gif)

I like that it is convertible - it's my first..

And ofcourse the deciding factor is that it is now forgotten by people so price is cheap.. but it worth alot more!

If money was no object I would buy one of my favorite cars - exotic sports cars - mid engined -probably Ferrari 348 or 355  (http://smile.gif)  Love Diablos too..

I would like to see next capri follow new technology and by DOHC and a turbo, better if it would be RWD or AWD but not required  (http://smile.gif)

Just don't make it to look like Focus/Courgar/new age styling really has no soul.. Make it look like old Jaguars/Ferraris/C5 Corvettes/ G3 RX7s/ 3000GT/Stealth or atleast like edgy Esprit..

My dream car would be: 3000 lbs - mid engined - V8 Turbo or V10 DOHC - carbon fiber body - F1 technology  (http://smile.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: mhack on September 12, 2003, 09:54:00 AM
What kind of mods do you have there?

 
Quote
Originally posted by CapriTypeR:
1.Russ And Diana
2.Island Lake, IL
3.We are currently on our fourth Capri.  The first one we bought 4-5 years ago, a black '93 w/ a hardtop, for everyday transportation.  Ended up trading that for a '97 Dodge Ram.  The 2 current Capri's both came of off EBAY.  The first of these, is a '91 Modified, 108,000 mile rice eater!  This is my daily driver, and I plan to get 250+ horses out of the bad boy(Check out pictures at Yahoo Groups Capri site, under "Russ & Di's Modified" file)The second, we just bought last weekend- a '91 XR2 w/32,500 miles! Perfect condition, and includes a hard top!  This one is getting stored for future collectability!  The fourth Capri we owned, was a beat 91 XR2, we bought for parts.  Capri's are easily one of the better handling, better looking        cars around-even if they are up to 13 model years old! And the fact that they can get 35+ MPG, and have a rag top, is just a real big bonus!!  
4.Anything Ferrari!!
5. Turbo 6 cyl., 6-speed trans, 2+2 seating (for cheaper insurance), retractable hard top, unique design, and FOR SURE, named Capri!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on September 12, 2003, 10:12:00 AM
Moved the message here where others respond to. Looked to be mistakinly added to the wrong topic.

 
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Originally posted by Capridesign91:
Hello everyone, Im new here so i thought why not tell something about me and how i got my hands on my 91 capri. My parents bought the car because my dad had heard tht it was a nice sporty car. One of his co workers had a XR2 capri tht ran like the wind. Let me bac up a little my dad also loved and wanted the MR2, which is similar to the Capri because its small, sporty, fast, and he liked the design of the 87. He got tht one first but it turnrd out tht he dint have the patience and time to learn how to drive it so my brothers took advantage and learned how to drive stick. So now its theres. It's a red beuty. So now tht i also took my dads Capri I've gone thru a lot of phases. Besides the basic oil change, brakes, coolant... My first mechanical problem was the radiator...it was leaking so i had to buy a new one....after tht it was my timing belts...they got changed...thank my brother because he helped me change everything....I wasnt disappointed of my capri...there normal tares and wares a car goes thru...between me and u ...i think i like fixing my car because i gett o know more about the engine and its parts. It's like a hobby. When i got it the top was completely ripped....so a few months passed and i took it to the upholstery shop 2 get s new one which looks awesome. Other things ive added to my car is the XR2 rims tht i bought from a guy in here ....is 250 cheap for all 4 rims wihout tires???  I recently also took it to a shop to put new custom upholstery for my worn out seats. I chose a material tht is similar to the racing corbeau seats tht cost 450 its two toned. Top cost 425. Now i have a weird problem tht I dont know wht it is....My car looses power because the idling from the rmp goes down a little as if the exhaust is taking up power....i read tht it might be the catalic converter...tht is damaged.....i really dont wantt o run my car like tht so i wonder if any one here can help me out. please email me AT FABI2330@YAHOO.COM  hOPE U LIKE MY STORY.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: zxtunerdotcom on September 14, 2003, 05:01:00 AM
1.rob green

2.murrieta, calif

3.i've always liked the capris, and one came up on ebay at a price i could not resist. one of my first new cars was a 1987 323 hatch, and that car was a great toy and had a lot of power given it's station in life. knowing the capri was built on the same platform made it an easy pick for me as a 'car i would like to own someday". it also would be a great r&d addition to my current full time business, zxtuner.com, a speed shop devoted to making/selling speed parts for small fords.

4. Dream car? Too many to choose from. Currently, I have a soft spot for a lancer evo or if i'm really dreaming, a ford RS200 or GT40.
 
5.First off, I think Mercury has no business selling small cars. They often leave them stillborn by dealers who only know how to sell town cars to the geriatric set and navigators to rappers. That being said, I'd like to see a Ford Capri (as in EU and AU) and I'd like to see it made as a lightweight roadster in the Lotus Elise / Opel Speedster vein. Mid engined, sub 2000 lbs, perhaps with a 2.3 PZEV motor riding a turbo. Now that would spank the socks off a S2000!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on September 14, 2003, 01:19:00 PM
Howdy!
Sorry about the delay in answering your questions about my mods, but I was om vacation in Ocean City, MA, and just got back!

The vast majority of the mods were already done when I bought the car last year off Ebay.  The seller-Tim Cahill-is one of the origanal members of the Yahoo Mercury Capri XR2s and modified Capris group.

This is a list of the mods he had performed to the car:
"drilled out airbox w/ K&N airfilter, 2 1/4" manedral bent cat-back exhaust
(removed resinator & high flow cat) with a thrush glass-pack and a brospeed 4" outlet (sounds great), lightend flywheel, NGK plugs and wires, ZEX
nitrous oxide system, fuel management system, Intrax Racing Springs (2"  drop), Razzi Body Kit, Kammari Bubble Top (not installed yet), 15" Enkie
Rims on Low Profile tires, XR2 wing, Had the engine re-tuned by a performance shop, Short-Throw shifter. As far as the stereo, I have a JVC head unit & 12 disk changer."

I have since removed the K&N filter, and replaced it with a Conical style filter.  The NO2, and fuel managment system were already off the car when I bought it, as was the Bubble top  :(

The mods I have planned for this winter, are:

Club sprint rear end
Bubble top
F50 rear wing
Custom front end
DAD racing seats/Sparco 3 point racing harnesses (already in the garage!)
Red interior
Millinium Yellow paint w/graphics
Carbon hood
Complete engine rebuild by local race shop-looking for 250 hp, BEFORE the 50 hp NO2 shot!!
16" wheels on low-profile tires.

That about covers everything!!
Hope this answered your questions!!

-----Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: mhack on September 15, 2003, 03:32:00 AM
Nice setup  (http://smile.gif)

 
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Originally posted by CapriTypeR:
Howdy!
Sorry about the delay in answering your questions about my mods, but I was om vacation in Ocean City, MA, and just got back!

The vast majority of the mods were already done when I bought the car last year off Ebay.  The seller-Tim Cahill-is one of the origanal members of the Yahoo Mercury Capri XR2s and modified Capris group.

This is a list of the mods he had performed to the car:
"drilled out airbox w/ K&N airfilter, 2 1/4" manedral bent cat-back exhaust
(removed resinator & high flow cat) with a thrush glass-pack and a brospeed 4" outlet (sounds great), lightend flywheel, NGK plugs and wires, ZEX
nitrous oxide system, fuel management system, Intrax Racing Springs (2"  drop), Razzi Body Kit, Kammari Bubble Top (not installed yet), 15" Enkie
Rims on Low Profile tires, XR2 wing, Had the engine re-tuned by a performance shop, Short-Throw shifter. As far as the stereo, I have a JVC head unit & 12 disk changer."

I have since removed the K&N filter, and replaced it with a Conical style filter.  The NO2, and fuel managment system were already off the car when I bought it, as was the Bubble top   :(  

The mods I have planned for this winter, are:

Club sprint rear end
Bubble top
F50 rear wing
Custom front end
DAD racing seats/Sparco 3 point racing harnesses (already in the garage!)
Red interior
Millinium Yellow paint w/graphics
Carbon hood
Complete engine rebuild by local race shop-looking for 250 hp, BEFORE the 50 hp NO2 shot!!
16" wheels on low-profile tires.

That about covers everything!!
Hope this answered your questions!!

-----Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on September 29, 2003, 04:55:00 PM
Hey Russ, you didn't get any ideas from my car did ya?  lol.  I look forward to seeing it.  keep me informed via pics, you have my address.  After the first of the year, we can start thinking about next years meet.  DId you still want the cover?   Which bubble top are you putting on, the Kamaniri or the clubsprint?  Let me know how hard the rear end is to put on.  And I have to see what a custom front end is going to look like.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on September 29, 2003, 08:24:00 PM
Bob-
First and foremost, Diana & I are glad that your surgery came out OK. Hope everything is still going fine.
Second-Yes I still want the top.  We can get together via email, and work out a day and time.
Third- Hell, yes, I got ideas from your car!!  Actually, most of the mods I have planned, I thought about before I even knew about your car-great minds think alike, huh??  I plan on the Clubsprint rearend, and the front end will probably appeal to virtually no one on this forum! To "Ricey".  But I want a car that I never have to worry about seeing one just like it anywhere, and I think this fits the bill! pictures will come when it is getting close to being done-Probably around 2007!!

----Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: pokmnster on September 30, 2003, 11:31:00 AM
Hey Bob Nadine and I are also glad you pulled thru. We need to have a meet sooner there are lots of car sjows coming up we can invade.Kinda off the subject who makes the top you have on your car? It was the same material my boxster had. Ijust dont want to get stuck with some peice of you know what.  (http://graemlins/upside.gif)  
Cheers Rob
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on September 30, 2003, 11:23:00 PM
Hey Rob, hows it going.  If you ever feel the need to get rid of your Eneki's, let me know.  ha  .  Which top, the roadster top is Kaminari.  I really don't know who the top came from.  But I can find out if you like.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: upgtx on October 07, 2003, 02:51:00 AM
1) Mitchell Ruscin
2) Houghton Michigan
3) I bought my GTX because I needed a car and wanted something to have fun on gravel.
4) A GTX that maintained the 4wd with a 20B in it.
5) A capri huh? I dont know, make it something worth loving as much as this one.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Red2004 on October 17, 2003, 07:33:00 AM
1.) My name's john
2.) I live in Danville, VA.
3.) I have a 93 Mercury Capri that I got for my 17 B-day, and have had it for about 5 months. It's bright blue. My dad got it from some guy who fixed the whole body from major hail damage. It looks brand new now. Now I'm just trying to fix it up and make it look nice. Trying to find body kits, etc.
4.) I take gymnastics. taking it for about 14 years now. And the gym is 60 miles away from my house, so It really puts the miles on the car.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: rich on October 26, 2003, 08:12:00 AM
Hello!

My name is Rich. I live in the San Joaquin Valley and work in the San Francisco Bay area. Lots of great top down weather, even in the winter!

Presently driving a white 91 xr2, with 237,000 miles on the original engine. It's my primary commute car, and I add another 3000 miles or so every month. First capri was a non-turbo, traded it away for a minivan. Kids are a little older now, so during my 2nd mid life crisis I bought the xr2 4 years ago.

I love the handling, power and fuel economy (duh!), plus where else can you get stares driving a car that books out for $0, but can beat most everything else on the road off the line? Besides, having a car payment sucks! It's also quite cheap to insure.

Dream car? I'm already driving it. Well, it could use a paint job, but I've spent about $1000 restoring it over the last couple months so now I'll bet it books out a little higher than before.

If the Capri ever comes back, my only wish is that FORD has the courage/committment to stick with the model for a long production run so that future owners don't have to struggle for parts like we do.

Rich H.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Nemeii on October 26, 2003, 07:03:00 PM
Waaaaazaaaaap!!
      My Name is ClinT. I Live In New York about 45 min above the city. I love my lil red rocket cause it handles, it accelerates and girls are unexplainably attracted to it.
      Coincidentally, today i met a girl with a gray '92 xr2 we putzed around racing on a local main drag and  then pulled ovr to have a 20 min talk with a beauty i have nevr met before, not only that but she might have even gotten me a job.   (http://tongue.gif)  
      Yeah so my 91 non-turbo hasnt let me down yet, though i wish it was turbo i didnt have much trouble beating her, idk whether it was becuase she didnt know how to push her car or it was just old  (my car = 50,000 miles   (http://graemlins/alien.gif)  )
      Granted the car hadles well i wish it handled better and had a different gear ratio for first and second. Great mileage is also a forte with colleges kids like me and it has alot of room and poential for upgrades , though there arent many places that i have found with extreme aftermarket parts (e.g.- air bag suspension)However i am extremely interested in that v6 engine conversion and would like to know the ins and outs cause im a do it yourslef type of person and would like to know if that project is do-able or if i have to get someone to do it because of the ecu and computer management/programming.
       Dream Car(s): if i could only choose one it would be a 2k2 RT/10 Dodge Viper Black, chrome rims, BLue underglow, blue to chrome tinted windows, and an SVS TT RS Twin turbo upgrade giving the car wheelie capability at an estimated 1,700 h.p......and if the engine doesnt detonate, maybe a lil' waft of NOS to the intake manifold's.
       My Second and most possible dream car is a 94 RX-7 R1. Engine stripped and a brand new 20B rotary engine installed , twin sequential turbo's and a  courtesy of avonaero.com  Finally a site like this that sells mini jet engine turbines, took me months and to actually build my possible rice rocket (literally) im guessing it will take an estimated 5 years considering i have to conceal the exhaust port for the jet engine by making the whole unit retractable but strong enough to handle the 400lbs. of thrust generated thereby making my soon to be RX-7 technically the fastest around, period.
       As Far as changes for a better capri, I would lower it maybe and inch or two possibly, four wheel drive, V6 twin turbo (even if the turbo's have to be in the trunk) an intercooler for obvious reasons a sixspeed tranny and t-tops, with a more hatchbak style rear window, 16 inch borbet rims and an inch of rubber, preferably a more sticky rubber though, the car is so light it needs a higher coefficient of friction. However due to its weight .... or lack there of, im thinking it can get pretty close to a high end performance car.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: TJ on November 10, 2003, 07:39:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Seth:
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: TJ on November 10, 2003, 07:46:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Seth:
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
TJ's the name and a EE engineer
Corpus Christi Texas Always Warm and sunny
Great Top down capri area
If $ was no object probally a 54 vette or 66 red
mustang. Love just riding with top down. Wife says
its my 2nd childhood. I say its FUN and therapy.
If they made a new capri.A small v6 and rear wheel drive. I have 91 with auto and 68 K. Rebuilt the engine and everthing else.
Really like it.
Best regards
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: aussie on December 03, 2003, 12:23:00 PM
what ever happen to seth??
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on December 03, 2003, 04:10:00 PM
Not sure.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on December 03, 2003, 04:13:00 PM
why not?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on December 03, 2003, 04:37:00 PM
Not sure.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: lionhrt on December 04, 2003, 01:44:00 PM
I thought I saw his Picture on my milk carton this morning when I was having my cerial
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on December 04, 2003, 02:33:00 PM
Speakin of which, what happen to mhack too? he dissappear without a trace.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: and2y105 on December 09, 2003, 07:09:00 AM
I'm Andy and I live in Berwick, Pennsylvania.  I'm 16 and my red 91 capri is my first car.  A friend of ours was selling his old capri so at the time, I thought it would be the best deal on a car.  Now, I love to drive it with the top down on the warmer days.  My dream car would probably be a Lambourghini or some kind of awesome, fast car.  I also like Cadillac Escalades.  If a new capri came out I'd like to see it have a little more power, automatic retractable top, and maybe a little bit more room in the back seat.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: charas on December 09, 2003, 08:04:00 AM
hi word is in 06 a new one is comming out and i am working on a ferrari gto style top (looks good on paper may scan a coppy and post here) will b a while befor its built but i may make several and sell if you would want one anyways welcome to the site
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: FMB on January 06, 2004, 12:05:00 AM
Hi neer here and to the capri i have a 1992 was looking for the car a few months then the dealer went out of business i got the car for 700 seaside heights nj by the sea!!
I found a lot of bad things about the car on the net and im not wild about the looks of the car but it is growing on me fast!!
so far easy to work on , i love the fresh / heated air vent.
I would like power locks, wood accent dash and leather interior and a canvas top with glass rear window.
dream car? not sure busy with this car now
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Donnie on January 06, 2004, 01:22:00 AM
Ok well here it goes.
 
Donald go by Donnie
Tucson Arizona
25
Area Manager for Exxon

Got my Capri in Nov of 2003
91 Na Auto Indego blue
Ebay car paid 900.00 flew to San Diego
didnt expect a lot for 900.00 but car has been great for the price so far

recently bought another 91 5 speed with 183k Indego blue from ebay that was totaled,its in the car Garage now beside the 91 I got in nov and have been switch part onto my Auto. so far I have switched the whole roof as it had a new top less than a year ago, switched the seat's, doors, tailights as they looked nicer, the aftermarker rim's.

I was going to trade or sell my 91 Auto but belive I will just keep her now as she's looking much better now.

when I get it all totaly switched over i will email some pics to be put up.

Donnie  (http://graemlins/upside.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Donnie on January 06, 2004, 01:35:00 AM
Oh yeah almost forgot!

I got the Capri because I like the look's and it reminds me of my first Fiero(2.5 one) slow but still a blast to drive. The looks reminds me so much of the Lotus that I truely love, The motor feel somewhat like the Storm Gsi my sister had but with a little less power, and my Sunbird Convertible was ready to retire.

My dream car is sorta weird, I would so love to have another infiniti M30 90-92 the only years they was made of course) ONLY a hard top tho as the convertibles look too much like a Celica/Nissan 240 Conv. cross

I wish they would make the capri again with a mid motor design (but must keep the back seat shelf area for items to be placed)with at least a 1.8 and a turbo at the smallest motor and a v-6 as a add on if you wanted more power with the hard top as standard item! Dont use left over looking items like the sable looking steering wheel, something totaly fresh and new to the eye, well besides motor and basic stuff like that. AWD would be good if it was a fWD also.

Donnie  (http://graemlins/upside.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: mark on January 08, 2004, 06:09:00 PM
Hi My name is Mark and I live in a rural area of south Australia. I own a genuine '92 clubsprint for a bit over 12 months and I love the looks and pleasure of driving this car. I'm a professional photographer and I travel into Adelaide city about 4 days a week and it's a one way trip of a bit over 70 miles and I was driving a nice comfortable cruise controlled practical GMH wagon and one day I just said to myself...'If you're doin all these miles why not enjoy it?' So I sold the comodore and bought the clubbie...and had change $$$. This car turns more heads than anything. People are always asking what it is and none believe it cost me only 10k...they all reckon it looks like a forty k car. It's metalic black(like all the 200 clubies built in '92) and has had the original alloys chromed and looks nice though have had some trouble with leaking tyres as chrome plating lifting on rim seal.
Dream car always gullwing merc.
New capri....def. retractable top...although I hardly ever put mine UP! Rear wheel drive for sure and 4 or five seats.
Anyway nice to say hi to you all and have a safe and prosperous new year. Cheers from OZ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: twistedhhhdx625 on January 20, 2004, 01:45:00 PM
hey my names robbie im from st. petersburg Florida. I bought my capri because my uncle was selling it real cheap and i needed a car. turns out i couldn't have made a better choice because i love that car. my favorite thing about it is it has so much potential, that and the hole convertible thing. if money wasn't a factor my dream car would be a 1998 dodge viper gts. finally if they started making the capri again i would like to see a 3.8L v6 with twin turbo, duel exaust, t-tops, and a tight suspension.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Mark Harrod on March 09, 2004, 05:32:00 AM
The name's Mark from Cincinnati, Ohio. I was actually looking for a boat, but I couldn't justify it's use on only a few weekends per year. Couldn't get it past the wife either. I did convince her to let me buy a another car because I was putting alot of miles on my 03 Durango (12 mpg). I've always wanted a convertible since I used to "borrow" my sisters 69 Cutlass convertible when I was a teen, so begins my search.
I looked at a bunch of cars like late 80's BMW converts, Mustang GTs, and such but they were either too expensive or beat. It was then that I found a 93 white Capri in good shape that was owned by a responsible adult. When I compared it to the Mustang GT cv, it was cheaper to buy and got better gas mileage. It's also a kick to drive a manual again. Not a fast as the GT(not even close), the parts can be a little tricky to find, but I find myself wanting to drive it over my truck, even in the winter (I put my hardtop on).
There is still a few things that I want to do with it. Replacing the geometric wheels with something a little more masculine is currently tops. I will replace my softop this spring and reshoot my hardtop to match my car(red hardtop on a white car, the wife calls it my CANDYCANE). I'll post some pictures as soon as I can get my wheels and top replaced.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: pmpsht on March 09, 2004, 06:39:00 AM
OK yea, I felt bad since I have been a member for a long time and (73rd I think) with over 100 posts or something and I never introduced myself.  I'm from Omaha, NE and bought my first 91 NA back when I was a senior in highschool (2000).  I just fell in love with that thing at first sight.  So began the saga.  I now also own a 93 XR2 with a hardtop which I love dearly although it's not as pretty as my NA as far as aethetics (did I spell that right?)  The 91 has about 80k and is near perfect.  The 93 XR2 has about 125k.  I also own an 86 Saab 900 Turbo, which is why I think I wanted an XR2 so bad, I love turbos.  For a daily driver and for long out of town trips I have a 2001 Galant.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2004, 07:27:00 AM
Dennis here.  24 hours before I bought my 1991 Capri N/A I had no idea what they looked liked and didn't even know there was a 1991 Mercury Capri.  I was driving along and saw it on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it.  I took it for a test drive and bought it a few hours later.  Even though I knew nothing about Capris the price was right and it was a convertible.  I figured I could resell it after fixing it up if I didn't like it.  It didn't take long before I learned how much fun it was to drive and my wife loved it also.  Over the last ten years I have onwned or driven (as rentals) 10 to 15 cars including a 2002 Mercedes.      Only the Capri is fun to drive.  The other cars may be nice but the Capri is fun!  My next two projects are a new exhaust system and a paint job for the wheels.  The front rotors are warped and the windshield is craked so eventually I'll fix those also.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: 5570xr2 on April 12, 2004, 04:38:00 PM
Hello all

Mark here from Clemmons, North Carolina USA with a 1991 indigo blue XR2 with 130k miles.  Totally stock, with a hard top, front mask, and tonneau cover.  Custom dent in front bumper  :(  Plan to fix some day.

Wife purchased new back in '92.  I adopted it after our marriage, but have grown to love it as my own  (http://graemlins/big-smile.gif)

I enjoy it because it's fun, it's a unique head-turner, and chicks dig it, er, my wife digs it.

Money-no-object car?  2005 Ford GT

If they made the Capri again?  I wouldn't change much - keep it light and affordable. Give it some Clubsprint-like styling. Update the interior styling.  A bit more power, nothing extreme.  An AWD option ala 323gtx would be slick too.

cheers,
Mark
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on April 12, 2004, 04:59:00 PM
Was that custom dent something that came from the factory or was it a dealer installed option.

Welcome to the group Mark
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: redcapri91 on April 16, 2004, 11:02:00 AM
Hey my names aaron and i live in Largo/stpete fl.
i have two reasons for buying my capri... first the car that i was gonna be driving was an 85dodge600 that ran really bad and rips all in the rag top......second i saw this car and immediatly fell in love with it.800$ if i could have any car it would have to be an acura nsx
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: TheHairyDrummer on April 20, 2004, 04:50:00 AM
Hey all, I'm new here, but here we go...

1. Justin
2. Kalamazoo, Michigan
3. I needed a new car on the cheap, since my car (a '89 geo prism (lol)) had finally died. As soon as I saw the car, I fell in love with it, and have proceded in sinking some $$$ to begin to restore/upgrade it.
4. Money no object... Hmmm I have 3 off the top of my head: 1971 Yellow Hemi Cuda Convertible, 2005 Ford GT, or 1968 Ferrari Daytona.
5. Obviously, update the body style a little, put a 6 under the hood or add more ponies, more stock colors, more alloy, less plastic.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: damien on April 20, 2004, 02:25:00 PM
Hi all. I'm Damien, and i'm proud to be representing the capri in San Antonio, Texas. I came about my 93 N/A totally by accident, literally. I was headed to the first day school for the spring semester in my much beloved 00' Nissan Sentra while it was raining & i had an accident (to make things worse it was my birthday). i needed a new car quick and cheap so i looked in a used car magazine and spotted the capri. Had no idea the car existed and the picture was terrible, but it was within price range ($1,600 total) so i went and bought it. It was in terrible shape, but with lots of love (and a little $$) it now looks awesome. Also drives great. I'll post pic's when i'm done fixing it up.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: slick on April 21, 2004, 12:28:00 PM
hey damien

if your interested in fixing your cars apperance there is a body kit that we are trying to get everyone to get we need ten people to agree on georgios kit so we can get it made so far we need four more peoplse go to group buy items hope your interested so we can get this going go spurs go
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: irpac on April 22, 2004, 12:18:00 AM
hello all im Zane i live in New South Wales australia i own a 1994 ford capri barrachetta.i wont a new front bar and side skirts.but no bastard stocks them damn custom work..
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MrCapri on May 04, 2004, 08:13:00 PM
Hey my name is Alen and im from Sydney Australia.
I love capri's always have and i just think they have heaps of potential.... Click here to have a look!! (http://www.aussiewheels.com/profile/View.php?ID=365)
Ive spent a good amount of money on the car and it will soon be a show car.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MrCapri on May 04, 2004, 08:15:00 PM
guys if u want body kits for a capri go to www.carmate.com (http://www.carmate.com)
they got an off the shelf body kit....unless you wanna spend a little more and get one custom made.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: robobogle on May 19, 2004, 09:50:00 AM
Alan

Madison, WI

I needed a reliable car to get me to work and school, so I bought my grandpas old capri off of him.

If money were no object, I'd get a Lotus Elise in a second. Smaller than my little car but with a hell of a lot more balls.

I'm pretty happy with the capri the way it is. I'd want a better air intake system, headlights that don't quit on you, and either all or rear wheel drive. Maybe a less 80's sports car look. Even if they didn't change anything I'd buy one.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: PrinceChuck on May 26, 2004, 05:15:00 PM
I'm new and my name is Chuck

North West Indiana

Got my 93 Capri in exchange for a computer I got for free.

If money was no object,  I'd own a whole fleet of capris and 1 2001 cavalier conv.

I don't think I'd trade the capri in for anythnig except a running one.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on May 26, 2004, 06:40:00 PM
Another one bit by Capri fever.
Welcome aboard Prince and I recognize your name from several ebay auctions.
And I do love your thinking as I do own a mini fleet of capris, lol.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on May 26, 2004, 10:40:00 PM
Chuck-
Glad to see you made it!!  You will find the people here can probably answer your questions better than I can regarding your Capri.
And in response to your email, a Capri meet would be cool.  In fact, if you check the car show section, you will see that the largest Capri meet in North America is happening on August 28th not more than a couple hours drive from you (Freeport, IL).  Also, in the gallery section, there are pictures of last years meet, with 3 of my capri's pictured!!

Welcome aboard!!

----Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on May 26, 2004, 10:43:00 PM
Bill-
When is 3 considered a "mini-fleet"???? Doesn't matter anyway, soon you will be selling those and buying up all the Challengers you can find!!

----Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: racerk3 on May 27, 2004, 06:29:00 AM
Or better yet, sell everything, get a Viper, a Hawian shirt, and a huge gold medallion to nestle in your chest hair...
No one will laugh at you then!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on May 27, 2004, 10:55:00 AM
Hey Russ, my mini fleet & your mini fleet = an armada.
Racerk3, I have no chest hair but my wife does, OUCH.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on May 27, 2004, 09:43:00 PM
Bill-
I hope your wife doesn't visit this site, or I may be getting your capris sooner than I thought!!

---Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: lionhrt on May 28, 2004, 03:38:00 PM
First off,sorry i get first dibs on the black and red capri also the challenger.
Secondly, I know for a fact that Bills wife doesnt have a hairy chest  (http://graemlins/big-biggrin.gif)  (unless she shaved it the night before last)  (http://graemlins/big-cool.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on May 28, 2004, 04:26:00 PM
Doesn't anyone want my doba????????????
BTW Davey boy, my wife said to tell you she wants a meal, not a snack.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: PrinceChuck on May 30, 2004, 03:12:00 AM
Thanks Russ,  and we'll see if my problem can be solved....  Here's my issue.   I have a 93 auto, Starts with starter fluid and runs, is seems to miss sometimes, and when it's at an idol, that miss kills it. Also, the "manual shift" light keeps flashing for awhile,  then it stops.

What I've done... Changed the rotor, cap, plugs, wires.... changed the TPS, changed this little canister that keeps making a clicking noise that's on the ps of the engine by the intake.

Last time I noticed the manual shift light flashing,  i was able to get it to stop by cleaning the battery cable (wierd thing is that the car was getting power before the cleaning but I guess it wasn't good power)  

Please let me know what else I should try.  At this rate it'll be cold out before I get to drive it.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: alley on May 30, 2004, 08:52:00 AM
I'm Alejandra, from SoCal, I got mine as a gift on Sept 2002, my first car and since it was a gift better something than nothing at all.  I like he convertible part or it.  My dream car is a BMW series 3 (as to the engine and stuff, something fast, yet classy and cute) I want to restore my car (once I start earning good money) and make it pink.  The Capri is cute (I guess that makes it sissier) but i would change the pointy nose, and would put in a back seat that fits someone other than dogs, little children or midgets!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on May 30, 2004, 06:10:00 PM
Welcome to the forum. Pink capri? what is on your mind?  (http://graemlins/Oo.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on May 30, 2004, 06:27:00 PM
Hey Anthony, watch yo mouth, lol.
BTW, there was a special "pink panther" edition challenger, the color released in conjunction with the old pink panther movie series with Peter Sellers.
And there was the ole pink cadillac that appeared in several movies. Not to mention the pink cadillac made famous in the aretha franklin song, driving down the freeeeeeeeeway in a pink cadillac.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Bobby2x on May 31, 2004, 02:51:00 AM
On the other hand, pink is just another shade of RED!  LOL
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: lionhrt on May 31, 2004, 02:18:00 PM
Bill is still looking for an other 94 capri so he can paint it pink and put lepard skin seats in  it so he can drive around blaring his 8 track of the Village People...He told me so.
Yes Bill I know that you wife likes meals and not snacks thats why she calls me all the time she says compared to you being over here is like getting a 4 course meal with dessert and after dinner drinks.....I bet Bill is wishing that i just go back to work..sorry bro I actually got a little time off work and had to stop by and say hi.
I hope everyone is doing good!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on May 31, 2004, 03:04:00 PM
Aren't you the "happy" fireman in the village people.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: darqueyes on May 31, 2004, 05:18:00 PM
I suppose I should chime in here.

1. Terri
2. Northeast WI
3. Karma
4. Don't have a clue.  Money has never not been an object.
5. I wouldn't change a thing, except all the parts that were engineered so poorly that failure was inevitable; like the power window assembly
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Fedaykin on June 17, 2004, 04:52:00 PM
My name's Eric and I live in Eagleville TN, a small town south of Nashville. I was given my 1991 red XR-2 by my grandparents last summer. I love that it's a convertibal, quick, has excellent handling, and is not very common. My dream car would be a brand new BMW M3, manual trans, fully loaded, black. I'd like the new Capri to be 2 door, retractable hard top, rear wheel drive, V6 or V8, maybe simmilar in looks to the 91-94's.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on June 17, 2004, 05:07:00 PM
This is a quote from my response on page one of this thread...

"In 1971 daddy bought me a brand new muscle car, a dodge challenger, blue with a white inside, white vinyl top and a sunroof.
That was my personal favorite."

I got my personal favorite.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: eric on July 07, 2004, 03:35:00 PM
Name:  Eric

Location: Montpelier, Va (Northwest of Richmond)

Reason for buying: I guess it would be the low production numbers, I have a 93 NA,  I have owned a 69 MGC also, six cylinder MGB.

Dream car: I would love something with umph...Say a Twin turbo 300zx

Return of the Capri: Well if we can get support for it, lets rock. I hate going to the Merc dealer and having people roll their eyes. Mazda people try to help at least.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: FallaciousMinx on September 02, 2004, 05:47:00 AM
My name is Kayla, and I have a 1991 Capri, with the turbo.
I'm located in Northern NJ. (Sussux/Morris/Passaic county, Oakridge) And yes I am cinsidered to be in all 3 counties. (lol)
  (http://smile.gif)  

I decided to get my capri because my thunnderbird had a cracked head, and boom went the motor  (http://graemlins/big-down.gif)   But, I'm happy with this car, and I am a t-bird lover, as well as a Capri lover now!  ;)  

What I love most about my capri is the fact that it is a maual trnasmission, and I have control over my RPMs and when I want to shift. I love my turbo alot tho, I must confess. The lag kills me, but that added power can be such a rush! (especially when you're racen a hot guy)   (http://graemlins/blush.gif)  

If money were no object, the first car I would want... a McLearn F1!!!!!!!! DuH!!!!!!! After that tho, I would want an Aston Martin Vanquish.... I've never seen anything so sexy before. Who knows, maybe a Bughatti!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on September 02, 2004, 07:00:00 AM
Welcome aboard Kayla.
One day we shall race, lol.
Now I know what you were refering to in your email.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Volfenhag on September 05, 2004, 07:31:00 PM
Hello all, My name is Daniel Lowry and I have a 93 Capri Non-Turbo:( I wish it were turbo, but you can't have everything:) Anyway just wanted to say hey. Oh yeah, I've got a Q. I don't have very much low end torque but when I hit 3000 RPM I get a sudden power Boost and at 4000 I am glued to the seat. Any ideas to this phenomenon or is it normal? Just wondering. Bye yall!  (http://tongue.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: harry on October 03, 2004, 07:41:00 PM
I'm Harry
from a suburb of kansas city
am starting my quest for the capri i have wanted since 93.
am stuck with an suv that i hate right now.
if money was no object i would have a collection of all the quirky and under apriciated cars that i tend to fall in love with. and a very large garage for them all.
i think the new capri should stay true to form-
base it on the focus and give it 165 hp standard and 210 in xr2 form. it would be a bargin basement audi TT. and tuners would love the focus base--so many parts available.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: freddie on October 14, 2004, 10:38:00 AM
In answer to the original question:-
1) Cliff
2) London, England
3) Wanted a Mercury Capri since early nineties and could not believe that one was in this country, albeit from Australia not USA, and up for grabs on on UK Ebay. Bought it instantly and having more fun driving than ever before.
4) Lexus Soarer Supercharged (see www.toyotaimportsforum.com (http://www.toyotaimportsforum.com) ) and look for Smiffie's Loaded Soarer
5) New Capri - make the parts more available in the UK and a electric soft top would be great for the children  ;)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: jmb94 on October 14, 2004, 01:12:00 PM
Hey,

This is James Blakeney II from Concord, NC.

The reason I bought my NA '94 Capri was because I was looking for a second car back in Feb '96.  I was driving a '90 Mustang GT at the time and my dad encourage me to look around.  I will to Charlotte on one of my days off and ended up stopping at the CHRYSLER dealership.  This particular Capri was parked in the used car lot beside a '94 PLY. LASER.  Test drove the car with the top down and was sold.  Dealer let me drive the car for the next days as the financing was being prepared.

My dream car or cars are the new Ford GT, 911 Turbo, and a 69 or 70 Boss Mustang 429(collector car).

This is my 2 cents.

James Blakeney II
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: capri man on October 24, 2004, 06:02:00 PM
MY NAME IS ALAN, I LIVE IN THE SMALLEST STATE RHODE ISLAND. I BOUGHT MY FIRST CAPRI IN 1999, FROM MY AUNT, SHE IS A 92 AUTO, WHITE, 94 TAILLIGHT CONVERSION, I HAVE BEEN BITTEN BY THE CAPRI BUG.  ITS LIKE AN ADICTION YOU ALWAYS WANT TO GET NEW STUFF AND MAKE THE CAR LOOK BETTER.  I HAVE REBUILT THE WHOLE CAR AT THE TECH SCHOOL I ATTENDED.  THIS INCLUDED TRANNY WORK ENGINE WORK THE WHOLE DEAL.  I DONT KNOW WHAT THE DEAL IS ABOUT THESE CARS I GET A LOT OF FLAK FOR BUILDING IT BUT ITS NICE IM THE ONLY ONE IN MY TOWN WITH ONE.  
AS FOR THE DREAM CAR BLACK WITH GOLD STRIPED SHELBY GT 350, SORRY IM A FORD GUY.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Fiano on December 16, 2004, 10:50:00 AM
hi all
its been a while since ive been on the posts sold my capri to a guy in CT hope he is treating it well
all the best guys& girls
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on December 18, 2004, 06:53:00 PM
Hey all, I'm new here and this looks like the place to start. I have a dark blue 1991 XR2, w/ boost controller and modified exhaust.

1. Matt Shayka
2. Eastern PA
3. The capri is a fast car, and relatively low in price. Thats what appealed to me.
4. I'd like a DeLorean to cruise around in, its just a cool looking car. Otherwise a muscle car like a Mustang...
5. I would like to see it have a slightly bigger back seat   (http://tongue.gif)   and a bigger engine. I like the idea of say a twin-turbo V6.

great forums! thanks for being here
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on December 19, 2004, 07:08:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Rocketman:

4. I'd like a DeLorean to cruise around in, its just a cool looking car. Otherwise a muscle car like a Mustang...
How odd... ...I own a mustang, yet have wanted to own a delorean since I was 4
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on December 23, 2004, 08:14:00 AM
Unfortunately I was in an accident the other day, and the front bumper on the driver's side and the metal peice between the bumper and the hood is all mangled. The turn signal enclosure is completely gone but I salvaged the light so at least its drivable.    (http://graemlins/big-down.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: team coca cola on December 28, 2004, 04:29:00 PM
(1)- Names Raymond was on here a while back with a different name...was off line too long and fogot!!!!!
   :confused:  anyways....
(2)- Meade co Kentucky (just outside of Louisville)
(3)- 91 xr2 has still been down sence nov. of last year with a blown piston  :(  But in mid jan. i get a new engine from japan out of an AWD version of the capri that will be pushin 250hp after finish with mods!!!!!!!! (CAN'T WAIT)but the capri needs some new mods if it ever came back out to fix the ones everyone is having issues with.... (you all do know that there is a car that looks just like the capri evan same year i think made by lotus!!!!!!!!!) thats what i would like the capri to look like now!!!
(4)- Car if i was rich- would be the new  
R34 skyline GT-R V spec II in Coca Coca Red!!!!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on December 28, 2004, 06:17:00 PM
I'd like to see a bigger picture of your coke car. Also, about the lotus...  http://www.teamcapri.com/capri-gi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000683 (http://www.teamcapri.com/capri-gi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000683) We've found that if you shave the trim off the capri, you come closer to that look.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bigal_50 on January 31, 2005, 09:37:00 AM
I'm the new guy on the block.
Name:Big Al
Car:1992 Capri 5 speed
Location:St. Albans, WV
Why I purchased the car:I'm getting ready to sell my 68 Mustang GT fastback to help with my daughters college and I wanted something that was different, fund to drive and affordable to purchase.

I'm going to have lots of questions and hope you'll be able to help me.

Big Al
  (http://tongue.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: PrinceChuck on January 31, 2005, 12:01:00 PM
Welcome to the site Big Al
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on January 31, 2005, 08:12:00 PM
lol, another mustang owner. How many we got now?  I know what you mean about wanting something different... ...everyone and their mom owns a mustang... ...when we took both the mustang and the capri to fun ford weekend, all the people were like "what the hell is that?!?" to the capri.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on February 01, 2005, 09:08:00 AM
Good choice on selling the mustang for the capri.  (http://graemlins/big-cool.gif)  I'll probly here a lot for saying that, but I like my capri a lot and I'd sell my friends mustang to get me another one. I'd even sell MyLittlePony's mustang to get me one.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on February 01, 2005, 07:36:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by STE_6000:
I'd even sell MyLittlePony's mustang to get me one.
Oh hell no! Thats a show winner... ...its worth atleast 2 capris!

Whats the deal... ...didnt capri chick sell her mustang too?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on February 01, 2005, 09:58:00 PM
They sold there older mustang, there capri was sold as well. They ended up buying a newer capri. If I am wrong she will correct me.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Texas Capri 1 on February 02, 2005, 06:31:00 PM
Hi. My name is Jacob, I live in Kingsville Texas 2 hours north of mexico.
I bought my Capri for 250.00.
My dream car is a 1988 Lamborghini Countach, Snow White, Alpine 8 speaker Sound System.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on February 03, 2005, 01:56:00 PM
$250?!? You win. Boy do I feel jipped! Why thats as much as the price for the last part we bought for ours. I could of had the part plus the rest of the car!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on February 03, 2005, 02:34:00 PM
I got jipped too, but now I know for next time
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: PrinceChuck on February 04, 2005, 09:33:00 AM
If you think $250 is a good deal.  I  received my first capri in exchange for a broken laptop that I got for free from work (needed new top and windshield). I then drove the capri around for awhile at $.40 per mile for work. After about 2 months it wouldn't start.  So I kicked it a few times and bought my red one for $500 on ebay. Did some part swaping and now I have a great runner that looks pretty good too.  I've sold some of the other parts off of my first one so the total invested in the 2 cars....-$20.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: hotrodford4me on February 12, 2005, 01:08:00 PM
The name:  MissEllen
Originally from Mankato Minnesota been stationed all over the world
I bought my first capri because of a divorce and needed something cheap that got good gas mileage.
My ultimate dream car is a 1970 Mustang BOSS 302, and it has to be Yellow.
I would like to see the capri come back wit a targa top and a motor equivilant to the prosche 911 turbo.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on February 13, 2005, 02:59:00 AM
Hello, I was wondering, the name Miss ellen, I was wondering if you were a well, um, you know, um, with the name, um, a dominatrix?  Sorry, just kidding, welcome to the group, and we look forward to seeing you at the 4th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering July 30th (details will available on the 13th of march)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on February 13, 2005, 06:03:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by PrinceChuck:
If you think $250 is a good deal.  I  received my first capri in exchange for a broken laptop that I got for free from work (needed new top and windshield).
A capris worth...  ...? Damn... ...the radio in my mustang is worth more than that!

Still, I say we got jipped. Ours needed a new top and the windsheild was cracked. Infact, when we bought the car, we coldnt even start it! The dealership was closing, so they pushed it out onto the sidewalk, so that when we came back from autozone, we could do some maintence just to get it home. That was fun too... ...had to pull over several times because it had a cracked radiator too... ...and we thought $1000 was a good deal. That car was totaled before we even got it. ...but its a show winner?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on February 13, 2005, 06:16:00 PM
I just picked up my N/A parts car today, i paid $360.56 for it. I got it off ebay, thats the best I could do. I paid $90 to have it towed to my house. (not bad for a 5hr round trip)

So if anyone need an n/a engine (odometer says 91k on it) please feel free to email me. Otherwise I'm building a 1/2scale Tiger 1 tank around it  :D
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: anotheronel on February 14, 2005, 07:24:00 AM
Hi everybody,
   A couple of months ago I got a 94 capri na and am amazed on how good a condition its in.
  Im a retired firefighter from the rectum of florida and have moved up to Brooksville, fl.
   Needed something with better mileage than 04 titan and really fell in love with this capri.
  Big thanks to all on this site its excellent.
 drbobs last post cracked me up.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on February 14, 2005, 09:40:00 AM
Hi, if you are from the rectum of florida, did you say HI to Bill on your way out?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: anotheronel on February 14, 2005, 02:30:00 PM
No I dont know how I missed him as I went out the back door. aka alligator alley I75.You make me raff!!!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on February 14, 2005, 06:20:00 PM
I heard about you firemen, sleeping with dalmations and practicing mouth 2 mouth recusitation on eachother.
But hey, who am I to judge you.

Now I got someone else to pick on here.

Welcome to the board.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: aaron on March 13, 2005, 06:12:00 AM
Aaron
live in fernley nv
bought it for the wife when we were in virgina
its a cool car not much problem with it now i am rebuilding the engine.
dont have a dream car yet get back to you when i do.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Red2004 on April 09, 2005, 10:03:00 AM
What part of Virginia were you from?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: eric on April 09, 2005, 03:36:00 PM
North west of Richmond, Montpelier/Beaverdam area.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Red2004 on April 10, 2005, 05:50:00 PM
I'm from Danville, or Pittsylvania County, Same thing. I wanna move their ain't nothing here. The best thing here is a walmart. Thats were me and my fiance had our first date.haha
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Texas Capri 1 on April 11, 2005, 07:44:00 PM
Hey everybody, Sorry I was out for a long time, but I have had a rash of bad luck with my capri. I just pulled a Crank Swap 2 days ago due to my noes part of my crank breaking off. Talk about bad luck. On top of that, I installed a new top, louder system, new rims, and undercar lighting. Lots of work, but I hope to be on here more once I get this mecruy-mazda made thing back on the racing scene. ZOOM-ZOOM!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Boss91 on April 30, 2005, 04:38:00 PM
1-Todd
2-Woodbridge, NJ
3-Cheap convertible w/ great styling
4-Dodge Viper
5-No
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: BlueBaby on June 15, 2005, 12:41:00 PM
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
1.Ashley Savannah Graham
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: BlueBaby on June 15, 2005, 12:47:00 PM
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
1.Ashley Savannah Graham
2.Jacksonville,Florida
3.Bought it cause it was cute and $400 and needed a cheap car. The top goes down and its small.
4.Dream car dont have one i want to live on a yacht so id end up getting a motorcycle
5.4wd option, someone to give the capri a cooler look like atezza lights and body kits that just bolt right on so it walnt be a headache.and a softtop and a hardtop option. Also comes with a bubble top.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bballpaul on June 15, 2005, 12:52:00 PM
1. Paul ( Wally) Blanchette
2. Illinois
3. It was cheap and i like convertibles!
4. Definately a European sports car like a Ferrari or a Lambo.
5. First of all more power maybe a V6! And I wish they were easier to find stuff for i.e. body kits tail lights etc.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bballpaul on June 15, 2005, 12:57:00 PM
Hey Jacob I looked at your Capri on cardomain. I would suggest getting a new paint job before you pour any more money into it it would make it look soooo much better!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Oldiron on August 11, 2005, 07:21:00 PM
I'm Dusty AKA Oldiron

I just bought a 91 Capri. Prety vanilla, no tubro, automatic. Car has a new top and tires, a few parking lot dings, & oxidized white paint.
Car belonged to a motorcycle buddy of my wife and she wanted it out of the garage where it had been spending most of it's time for the last few years. My old Cadilac Eldo has bit the dust and I wanted something that wouldn't eat me alive in gas.

I own two Harleys, a Chevy K20 PU,with a third Harley and another Eldo for the Ol-Ball-N-Chain.

I was trained as an auto mechanic 1000 years back, got out of that bussness and into electronics when they started putting wires into carbs and exaust manifolds. Still fiddle with Hot Rods & Bikes.

I am an administrator on another board that uses this same software so I might be asking a few questions of the bosses on this site about the computer end of things.

I'm still looking for a Triumph Spitfire 73-76. Chrome bumper 1500 if there are any Spitfire fanatics in the bunch.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: breakie on August 16, 2005, 05:08:00 AM
Hi,
I'm Eric, live in Cuijk the NetherLands.
Got a red 91 capri.
Why, well you don't see them very much in Holland. (wel actually never saw one)
It is a convertible and it is red.
My dream car, none. I prefer my Ducati (yes it is red), would love to buy a 999r.

It is safe for me to live fast, because I'm too old to die young  :D    :D    :D
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on August 16, 2005, 10:48:00 AM
Greetings Eric,  I spent a couple months in DenHelder & amsterdam.  Beautiful!!  Great people the dutch.  Always good positive thoughts of my time there.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: stratblue92 on August 24, 2005, 03:31:00 PM
Smurfette's Story:

My name is TJ, and I never thought I would be on a Capri Board...  well that's not entirely true.  I never thought I would be on a 91-94 Capri Board.  I always LOVED the ASC/McLaren Capris, always wanted a white one.  Never could afford it though.  Whenever I saw 91-94 Capris, I thought 'that's not a real Capri'.  Boy has my mind been changed.

About a month ago I had a friend who got stuck in a rainstorm on his motorcycle.  I went to get get him.  When we went back to get the bike after the storm, we took a different route home.  On the way home I saw a blue Capri sitting on someone's lawn with a $200.00 price tag on it.  I thought, well I could probably part it out for that price.  I called, and went to look at it.  It actually ran, quite good in fact.  It was Stratosphere Blue with a Hardtop, White Tonneau Cover that looked BRAND NEW, and the Hardtop Cart.  I test drove it and fell in love with it.  The guy said it had an engine knock and a cracked exhaust manifold.  I said SOLD for $200.00.

I got it home, and the 'cracked manifold' turned out to be a gasket which I bought from Mid-County Mustang (they are less than an hour from me).  The 'engine knock' turned out to be a LOOSE WHEEL (all 4 lugs were loose).  I got it PA State and Emission Inspected, all it needed was a Headlight, and a License Plate Bulb.

I sold the Tonneau Cover and got enough to pay for the car.  Then today I just sold the HardTop for another $400.00 and some parts.  So basically I've MADE at least $400.00 off this car, and I have am HOOKED ON IT!!!

Now my friend loved it so much, he had to have one.  He bought one on eBay and I drove him to NJ to pick it up on Monday.  On the way down, I saw a Black 93 sitting on the side of the road with a rear spoiler (aftermarket) and a hardtop.  There were no plates on the car.  I stopped and asked about it, and the guy sold it to me for $300.00.  I got it home, and sold THAT HardTop for $400.00, so that car has paid for itself.  I really dont know what is wrong with that one yet, other than the guy said it overheated (and it has an automatic...lol).

So in conclusion (lol) we have gone from not liking them to owning 3 within like 3 weeks!!  These little cars ROCK!!

Oh, btw in case you are wondering my friend spent $2,000.00 for his red 93, but it is in  GREAT SHAPE!!

And one more thing, the reason I titled this Smurfette's Story, my brother-in-law nicknamed the car!!  I think it was the pink Capri Script on the seats...lol!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on August 24, 2005, 07:55:00 PM
Smurfette, thats cute and appropriate. My husband likes to name his cars with girl names. Sorta a gone in 60 thing. He named ours Misty. Hopefully he wont read this, but I think its short for "mistake."   :D   Or maybe it was because of all that white smoke.

Man, $200? Ours was $1000, and it wouldnt even start! I told my husband that we should test drive it, but nooo!

As for owning 3, a lot of people on this board own several too. And thats awesome being so close to midco!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on August 24, 2005, 08:11:00 PM
Stratblue92, whereaboot in PA are you? I'm about 1 1/2 hrs from MCCM. I'm in the central pocono area.

I was trying to get a small gathering together...see www.rocketlabs.technoid.ca/necg/necg.htm (http://www.rocketlabs.technoid.ca/necg/necg.htm)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: harry on August 25, 2005, 01:22:00 AM
I answered several pages back. But must answer again because i finally bought my capri.
Harry from Prairie Village, Kansas
91 yellow automatic (am planning on clubsprint nose, tail, and capote cover as well as changing the color)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: stratblue92 on August 25, 2005, 02:22:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Rocketman:
Stratblue92, whereaboot in PA are you? I'm about 1 1/2 hrs from MCCM. I'm in the central pocono area.

I was trying to get a small gathering together...see www.rocketlabs.technoid.ca/necg/necg.htm (http://www.rocketlabs.technoid.ca/necg/necg.htm)
I live in East Greenville, I think we spoke in another thread, you are from East Stroudsburg, right?

As for the qathering, I can say two of us would be interested, as long as its not the same day as my daughter's first birthday party...lol.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: JJ on August 25, 2005, 06:23:00 AM
how come I never that that lucky?
I've got one I can't even get to run right...
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on August 25, 2005, 09:38:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by JJ:
how come I never that that lucky?
I've got one I can't even get to run right...
I made a thread a while back about some dealer selling a capri for over 4 grand. I guess he sold it, because I dont see it anymore, even though I still see his other cars that have been on the lot for years.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: 93RedCapri on August 27, 2005, 03:50:00 PM
1. Wayne
2. Quakertown, PA
3. Wanted one after riding in and driving Smurfette (stratblue92)
4. Mustang Cobra Convertible
5. Price to be $2500 or less (lol)

Just got my Capri last week and paid 10 times more than Smurfette.  I wouldn't of considered this car until TJ bought his for $200.

Even though it is not a Turbo, it is a lot faster than the 4cyl, 5spd Mustang LX convertible I had a few years ago.

This is the best site I've seen so far related to Capri's.  Keep up the good work!

Wayne
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Ben on September 04, 2005, 10:46:00 PM
1.Name:- Ben

2.Location:- birthplace of the Capri, Australia, Sydney

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it? havent yet, but wanting to within the next month keep you updated..

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be? BMW 740il 2000

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? retractable soft top, as in electric, standard leather seats, woodgrain ect, as an option of course. haha
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Mike H. on September 21, 2005, 08:27:00 AM
Name:  Mike
Location: La Crosse, WI
Car: 93 N/A Automatic with 72,000 miles.

Bought it because I have always been looking for a convertible.  When I first saw it with a sign on it, I though "too small, I need something like a Sebring Cruiser" but then I drove it.  What a cool little car!  My dad had a 1976 Fiat Spider and this car brought me back to those days of a 6-year-old going for an ice cream with dad on a cool summer evening with the top down.  

Now I get to be the dad that is taking my kids for ice cream in the convertible.

I have a couple of questions on the automatic, though and will post in the correct forum.  

I LOVE THIS LITTLE CAR!!!  What a blast to run her up to 6g's on the Tach...  COOL DADDY!!!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: my tiffany on October 04, 2005, 11:45:00 AM
I'm my tiffany from Northern Virginia.
I describe the purchase of my '93 Everglade Green Capri as a bribe from my now-ex-husband to let my former-stepson move back in with us.

Dream car?  I tend towards the practical or quirky so I'll take the Mini Cooper (convertible of course).
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on October 05, 2005, 08:43:00 AM
Ohhh no not the mini-cooper hehe. If you can have any car, a dream car, money is no object.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: my tiffany on October 06, 2005, 10:44:00 AM
How about a Jaguar XK then?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: need4speed428 on October 06, 2005, 11:27:00 AM
Wayne from north texas dallas area.
93 xr2 98k miles 2.5 inch exhaust some autometer gauges and a drilled airbox. I'm going to an ecu upgrade pretty soon and raise my boost.

Dream car......A Ford Panterra.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on October 12, 2005, 07:45:00 PM
Where in north Dallas? Flower Mound here. Our capri was originally sold and owned in Lewisville before we bought it two years ago, from the same town. Also, what color is your capri?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: need4speed428 on October 13, 2005, 09:52:00 AM
I live in keller. It's red. Unfortunately I just fried my engine   (http://graemlins/oops.gif)   The bushing in the top half of the number 4 rod melted and made a mess. I have to figure out now if I can just fix that for now or not. If not I'm going to rebuild it with carrilo rods and wiseco pistons. 1/4lb lighter per cylinder   :D   Anyways yeah once I get mine up and running again we should go cruise somewhere flower mound isn't that far.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on October 13, 2005, 11:17:00 AM
Ive been around there a couple of times... ...never took the capri though. Was wondering because I started seeing a red capri around town... ...but I definately dont think its the same unless youre visiting someone for some reason.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: need4speed428 on October 13, 2005, 02:30:00 PM
actually its possible my brother in law's parents live in flower mound and i've been over there a few times in the past month or two.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Richter12x2 on October 14, 2005, 03:46:00 AM
I don't think the one we've been seeing is an XR2 - there's also a red base model that parks next to Big Lots in Lewisville.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: need4speed428 on October 26, 2005, 09:40:00 AM
My engine is back together if you guys want to meet up sometime. I'll race your stang :-p. ~wayne
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MyLittlePony on October 28, 2005, 11:42:00 AM
Me and Richter both were curious as to how a capri would do on an autocross course. Being a FWD small lightweight car, given the driver, we believe it would make my mustang look like $h!t. Maybe someday we could meet up at an SCCA event, as we dont street race because not only is it illegal and unsafe, but whats the fun in driving in a straight line? Their next event is Nov 20th in Bedford. But it may be too cold for me. They race there, as well as at Texas Motor Speedway, which would be a great location for you.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: mattyp288 on October 30, 2005, 02:55:00 PM
Name - Matt
Location - Harrisburg, PA
Why the Capri - My old Saab would've cost too much to fix, and the Capri was looking good at 2100
Dream car - pimped out xr2...lambo doors, neon interior panels, better looking rear end, Georgio's kit...the works
New capri - An actual 2-seater, rear wheel drive, soft top (retractable hardtop might make the car bigger   ;)  )
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: need4speed428 on October 31, 2005, 08:14:00 AM
Street racing is in a straight line? hehehe not when I do it. I don't know the roads around here very well though. I just moved from princeton about a month ago... a little hick town east of mckinney. Thats interesting though do you have a link to any such events? I'm not sure I would want my capri in a race with lots of other drives around. Too much chance of it getting crunched.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: need4speed428 on October 31, 2005, 08:18:00 AM
I just googled it.... So its just time trials basically. That could be fun. Maybe i'll look into it.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on October 31, 2005, 09:55:00 AM
Hey need

maybe next year you can drive your car on a high banked NASCAR track, at the 5th Annual Mid-America Capri gathering.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: blue93 on November 11, 2005, 05:22:00 AM
1.  Mark   -   '93 NA 53,000 miles

2.  Springfield Illinois.

3.  I bought it cause of the convertible top, front-wheel drive and gas mileage plus it reminded me of my 66 Triumph TR-4A IRS (nobody knows the troubles I've seen!).  It also has a lot of space for a car of its size and its fun to drive. Mine is Stratosphere Blue, although the previous owner referred to it as Columbia Blue.

4.  1963 Malibu Blue Vette roadster with full hybrid conversion.

5.  Yes I would want a Capri if they started over.  I'd want a soft top you could reach behind you and pull up - that's how it was with the Triumph.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: need4speed428 on November 22, 2005, 05:29:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by drbob:
Hey need

maybe next year you can drive your car on a high banked NASCAR track, at the 5th Annual Mid-America Capri gathering.
Sounds good to me....Hopefully i'll be done cryoing my engine adn tranny by then adn will have my upgraded turbo ready.... I wonder if I can make it into the 11's....Its really just a traction issue.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on November 22, 2005, 05:41:00 PM
Its really just a FWD issue...
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: need4speed428 on November 23, 2005, 06:33:00 AM
Yeah well thats what I meant when I said traction.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: 03vtxs on March 01, 2006, 05:34:00 AM
Dave Harrison
Laconia New Hampshire
91 N/A Red Manual
I was driving for a freind that has a used car lot and he got 5 cars from a new car dealer to send to auction for a quick buck. The Capri was the last to go and I drove it about 2 miles and thought it ran fairly well. The r/f tire only had about 10lbs of air so the car pulled right bad. When we got back to the lot I asked if I could air up the tires and take the car out for a ride.
After I got on the road the car was running strong and I thought about how much I would offer my friend for it.$ 500.00 seemed to be a fair price so upon returning I offered him the 500. He pulled a paper out of his pocket and says I paid 400 so that's what you will pay... SOLD!!! and here I am on the Capri boards learning the ins and outs of this fun little car. I have ordered a top and window switches so far and I buffed the oxidized red paint. THE CAR PASSED INSPECTION WITH ONE REPLACEMENT PLATE LIGHT BULB. NOT BAD FOR 400 BUCKS.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: darqueyes on March 01, 2006, 06:01:00 AM
Welcome aboard Dave

They are fun aren't they. If you like your NA, just wait. When you get the bug and upgrade to an XR2 you'll really be hooked.  And if you wnat to have more fun with your car start planning your trip to the 5th Annual MACG you'll find all the info you need right here at TeamCapri.  I know NH is a long way from IL, but we had a guy last year drive from New Mexico, spend 2 hours driving on the track, and leave for home.  I bet he comes back this year.  I only know of 2 people who haven't come back every year.  We started with 4 cars and last year we had 33.  Give it serious thought.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on March 01, 2006, 08:30:00 PM
To see how much can be had when you put 33 cars and their owners in one place, click here:

http://ImageEvent.com/roosport/4thannualmidamericacaprigathering (http://ImageEvent.com/roosport/4thannualmidamericacaprigathering)

---Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: wk87540 on March 02, 2006, 01:33:00 PM
hey! I'm that guy from New Mexico. I surely do plan on making it this year........planning already....
 Last year, I blew it, made two many plans in a week and wish I could of stayed for everything, but this year I will. It's a lot of fun and very informative. Great people!
That reminds me. Can anyone put me in touch with the guy who had the side skirts with the scoopson his car?
 Also, there's the Whiting, Ind. Pierogi fest the same weekend.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: zewhead on March 29, 2006, 12:32:00 AM
Lynard
Mobile,Al.
Red '91 NA
  I have had the capri for just over five years now and all in all it's been a good car.It has had it's share of problems that were a pain in the butt to figure out,but I'm not exactly the brightest light in the harbor on some things.I paid $1700 for the car five years ago, so I think I got my $'s worth.Now it's time to sink some serious money into it and extend it's lease on life.I appreciate you guys for being here.It's nice to know I'm not alone when it comes to figuring out a car that,at times,can drive you completely insane.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: cassieiam on April 01, 2006, 05:03:00 PM
well since i am seldom heard from. i will fill ya in on the info.

name...  selina

location... oklahoma

why a capri... i fell in love at first sight while walking through the high school parking lot. wanted one ever since then and it took 11yrs to get one.

dream car... well..there is a couple. a coyote, porsche 911, ford gt, and a 05 mustang. broad range there.

if they brought the capri back...  i think they should start where they left off. make it in the U.S.  mostly better advertisment.(marketing)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Razzamatazzboca on April 02, 2006, 04:00:00 PM
Selina my queen, wuz up girl?
Oklahoma, huh.
I'm orig from NY, but my dad went to OU, so I grew up singing-
"I'm sooner born & sooner bred-
And when I die I'll be sooner dead"
You know the rest, lol.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: michael b on April 14, 2006, 10:16:00 AM
Michael
Austin, TX
91 N/A White, manual.
Great body!!

Dream car...don't need one now, this little jewel called "Teensie" will do just fine.
 
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Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: skip on May 25, 2006, 03:15:00 AM
New to this forum
Skip Cargill
Rio Rancho, NM
I have owned over the years 4 Capri's
1 91 new
2 91 used
3 92XR2 used
and just bought this one
94 XR2 Red in fact all of them have been Red
94 has 71000 miles on it and bought in Florida

I have owed almost every sports car out there
but next to MB sl's this is my favorite

but my dream car would be another 55 Chrysler 300B w/2 4 barrels on it
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: zxtunerdotcom on May 25, 2006, 10:47:00 AM
welcome to the fray! congrats on getting a 94 XR2. it really is the best looking (and handling) of the group. you'll need to post some pics  (http://smile.gif)

rob
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Mort on July 24, 2006, 02:48:00 AM
Hello, I joined this site about a week ago and asked about my stick sinking.  Anyway, I ordered the parts as suggested and should receive them tomorrow.  Thank you.

I purchased my '91 Capri XR2 on February 1991 from a dealer in Redwood City, California because we had a new baby and there was really no place to strap his seat in the '65 Tiger I drove, the Capri has a back seat suitable for a baby seat. I moved to Lafayette, Indiana and had the car transported to me here in 2002.  Haven't done much to the car except for the HKS variable wastegate, HKS fuel management computer and the exhaust that goes with the set-up.  I tried to get all the parts that an article about Rod Millen's Capri discussed.  I think this is a great site, and plan to spend a lot of time here learning about the Capri.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: ninjaskill on August 31, 2006, 06:57:00 AM
My name is michael

i live in north carolina (in the mountains)

i bought my capri because my altima was about dead and i was sick to death of sedans! i wanted something 2 door, and turbo, i had tunnel vision on that. any way after i test drove the xr2 i fell in love, dont get me wrong there are some problems with the car (pasanger window motor burned, no fuel gage,hard top only,other gages inaccurate, etc.)but with a little cleaning and some regular mantinece she came to life! and i did not know it was convertible untill i bought it. i like that nobody but me & my wife can drive this car because of its small size.

money no object? mmmmmm, you might think im stupid but, a Delorian.

if the capri was to come back it would have to have a bigger back seat for one and definitely awd
turbo option still needs hard top option for all models
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: MASERATICAPRI on September 15, 2006, 08:04:00 AM
Carl here from Seattle Washington.  I have wanted one of these capris since 1990.  I had a cousin living in Australia who sent me pics of his.  I got side tracked into early 50's MGs for my convertible fix.  I have been burried in large, formal, leaky, British sedans for the past ten years and had completely forgotten about AU Capris.  This past July I started looking for another small convertible for errands and sunny days.  I came across my 91N/A at a local dealer.  They were dreaming at their original March asking price of $5995.  After 2 weeks of negotiating and nit picking I picked her up for $2000.  At only 72K miles I couldn't say no.  Especially since the old Motorola car phone still works! I have another six or seven hundred in toys and maintenance into her and am having a ball.  I also love that the softtop is stowed so you don't have to get caught in the rain without the hardtop.  At risk of making everyone here kringe and never speak to me, I rebadged the car as a Maserati.  Several folks said it reminded them of my old Spyder, just smaller. Hey, it's just a toy car and strictly for fun.  I already have my dream car.  She is a 1979 Silver Wraith II Aniversary addition.  SHe is one of only 25 made.  Neddless to say, the Capri is alot cheaper in the parts department!   As far as "new" Capris I actually like the concept pictures on the net for the 2007 Capri.  Now if they could keep the 70's styling and make it a retractible hardtop I'd be in line!
 
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Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: duritzcrows17 on September 21, 2006, 01:26:00 AM
1. Patrick Flynn
2. Hartford, Connecticut
3. I couldn't find an uglier turbo car on the market to turn into a sleeper.
4. Isuzu Impulse RS
5. Honestly anything newer than 1990's sucks, all the cars have some weird rounded off generic look to them. If I could have improved the Capri XR2 I would have sprayed them with some type of rust preventer from the factory, and I would have gave them a regular roof or hard top convertable that was offered, no soft top. Engine wise I would have given it either a 1.8 or 2.0 liter inline 4 with a intercooled turbo option as we already had. I wouldn't do to much but basically make the engine .2-.4 liters more displacement and made it lighter.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Randy on January 08, 2007, 01:29:00 PM
Randy   Winter Garden,Fl

93 n/a in green. My wife bought it for me as a 40th birthday present. I kept telling her when I turn forty I was going to buy me a convertible. I was thinking Vette. Been fun driving it then the last year I started tricking it out thanks to my teen age son.

Dream car First gen. Camaro we have a Camaro thing here in the house.

Bring it back with more ponies!


Randy
93 capri N/A
86 Iroc Z Camaro
84 Z28  Camaro
98 Z28  Camaro
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Joe M on March 16, 2007, 04:42:00 PM
1.Joe McDonald

2.Ann Arbor, Michigan

3.Bang for the buck - turbocharged B6T engine, the XR2 is relatively hoppable like many factory turbos, lighter and more plentiful than the 323 gtx + a drop top, vestigel back seat gets the wife's thumbs up since it means I can still haul the kids to school - and they don't even complain when the top's down!
4. The Porche 917K that Steve McQueen drove in the movie "Lemans" (you said money's no object...)
5. I would be afraid that it would be wrecked if they did make a new one.  I think it's damn near spot on for me.  The weight isn't bad considering the content and the fact that we now live in a world of 3000 pound Minis.  I would like a more efficient turbo with a ball bearing cartridge, a more efficient intercooler, the same engine displacement (cheap on gas), better spark control, a bit more tire, and a bit less cheap plastic in the interior.  Except for the interior bits, those are all things end users can modify on the existing XR2s.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Nascarfan08 on March 25, 2007, 01:17:00 PM
1) Scott
2) Michigan
3) My grandpa bought a '91 XR2 Turbo new as a retirement gift to himself. About 4 years ago it died on him and has sat dormant in his garage ever since. Now, I'm 16 and looking for a car to call my own, but my parents don't have much money. Therefore, fixing up the good ol' Capri has become my Spring Break project. I have a few things I like about the car. One is the headlights, another is the fact that it's a convertable, and the third would be that it's a stick.
4) At the moment there are a few cars that I like, but they aren't even expensive. the Ford Fusion has grown on me. I could always go for a Mustang too.
5) Make it reminicent of the Capri we all know and love. it would be cool to see something kind of "re-made" like the new Mustang.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on March 25, 2007, 04:58:00 PM
Carl, Patrick, Randy, Joe, and Scott-

Wow!!  Lots of new members already this year!!  Welcome to the group!!  This is, by far, the best Capri forum on the web, and there is plenty of people to answer any questions you may have regarding your  car. I have two pieces of advice for you guys:
1) Do whatever you need to do, to make sure you make the 6th annual Mid America Capri Gathering!!  
2) Avoid getting into the middle of Razzmatazzboca and Dr. Bobs squabbles - They are both a little crazy!!

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Nate on April 05, 2007, 02:33:00 PM
1.I'm Nate and I am the proud new owner of a 1991 n/a Capri
2.Wilkes-Barre, Pennsyvania
3.Well I bought it from my dad because I wanted a second car so I can work on my Lincoln, and also I have a lot of good memories attached to the car.
4.1996 Nissan Skyline GT-R (thats right, an R32, not the R34)
5.What would I want a Capri to be if they start making it again? Hmm...well I think I would make it a sportier sports car lol.
Mechanical: Slightly more displacement, perhaps in the realms of 2.0L. 6 Speed transmission. run a compression of around 8:1 with a nice sleek Garrett ball-bearing turbo.   (http://graemlins/big-biggrin.gif)  also...because of my favorite style of driving...RWD!! yes...a ford 8.8 LSD sounds nice...and some nice big brakes  (http://smile.gif)  .
Appearance: I think the Clubsprint was just about perfect. Maybe a little more trim around the bottom. And an optional hard-top thats a bit more streamlined. I think the available model is a little too boxy for the shape of the car...reminds me too much of the early '90s cougar.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on April 05, 2007, 04:17:00 PM
Cool! Great to see a fellow PA'er here. I'm from the East Stroudsburg/Marshalls Creek area.

Welcome!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bean21 on April 06, 2007, 02:34:00 PM
Welcome!

I'm just across the river from you in Kingston PA, you don't happen to have the white one I see around do you?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Nate on April 06, 2007, 08:15:00 PM
I actually just bought it last week. My dad hasn't even driven it in over two months. I haven't brought it home yet because when we started it up last week, I couldn't put it in gear. Figured its the clutch master cylinder, which im replacing in the morning. So you will likely be seeing it around soon.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: ilarson007 on April 07, 2007, 11:40:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Seth:
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
1.  Isaac; '91 N/A
2.  Fort Wayne, IN
3.  I bought it because I wanted a car fast and it was a stick... the convertible part was only a bonus.
4.  I'd have to go with the Skyline GT-R R34 Vspec.  Yeah.
5.  I would like to see a Capri with a non-manual top, and maybe standard hardtop (retractable).  Definitely bigger engine, maybe a 3-3.5l v6?  Also would like to see it RWD with optional AWD (that would be cool).  Wow, that's a big dream.  Shorter headlights too (i.e. not so high from the driver's seat; more like the '90-93 Celica).

I would try to make the 2007 Capri Gathering but I need a new engine and have no money to fix it.  Makes me mad that it has caused me so much trouble ($600 just for brakes, and we did them ourselves!) in the four months I've had it.  But yeah, it's out for the count right now.


EDIT:  Also, either make the back seats bigger or forget them altogether...
 
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Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: hunta on June 09, 2007, 02:35:00 PM
Hey my names Dylan, anyone live in the nevada area? I have a '93 xr2
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: 1992xr2 on June 16, 2007, 03:18:00 AM
1. Phil here with a '92 XR2
2. From Florida now but I'm live in Holland, MI
3. I bought it because it was good, cheap, manual and I'm a turbo freak and it was the only turbo car I'd be ab;e to afford.
4. O.S. Giken bored and stroked RB26 power S14 racecar.
5. It would have to be a 2-seater with some sort of stripped out base model with no power anything available.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Heavensheros on July 12, 2007, 09:23:00 AM
1.Name - Joshua
2.Location - Michigan
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it? - its a nice little car with a good kick / got for real cheap with super low miles ( 1992 with 28000
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be? - Maclaren F1
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)- soft top with a v6 + supercharger
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on September 21, 2007, 12:42:00 AM
Havent heard from new members lately lets here what you have to say.

1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Steve M on October 12, 2007, 11:14:00 AM
I am a new owner
My name is Steve
My Capri is a 93 N/A with stick.
I am in Racine wi.
I bought it to be an economical fun drop top.
I am just learning about it as I go.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Yuri on October 12, 2007, 11:53:00 AM
welcome to the forums man, i was looking at a capri in Racine to pick up as a second one.. you must have snatched it up. Hope the thing is in good mechanical condition, i never got a chance to get a good look at that one.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on October 12, 2007, 03:26:00 PM
welcome steve. if you have any questions. just ask them here. forum is full of knowledge and friendly people. just watch out for russ and bob and bill. also rocket, he just wants to see his xr-2 blow up. haha.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on October 12, 2007, 04:34:00 PM
'Ya gotta have some fireworks every now and then.   (http://smile.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on October 12, 2007, 06:13:00 PM
Hey you Guys! Talking about fireworks reminds of two months ago. My silver bullet in smoke at 130mph, doing my James Bond impersonation on a WRX. Ha Ha Ha! Gus.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on October 12, 2007, 06:15:00 PM
Oh! I forgot. Welcome aboard Steve
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Steve M on October 13, 2007, 03:05:00 PM
Thanks for the welcomes. Thanks too for the invitations to ask questions. I will have them.
Yuri, I got mine out of Milwaukee. I know of 2 for sale in Racine area. A white93 ns automatic at a lot.139k. They want 3995. The second is a red one on Craig's List. It is a 91ns with auto. It liiks clean. Paint is bad, seats are covered. 74k. I didnt look at it to here it run
Im have a shot at a parts car, with sigificant front damage. If I were to pull parts from it, what parts would I do well to grab? I really dont have space for big parts or all of it.
Later
Steve
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: mattq43 on January 10, 2008, 05:11:00 AM
Hi everyone, I'm Matt from Michigan
91 XR-2 5spd 93k Indigo blue
got it right before Christmas was looking for a convt. with a back seat for the dog found it online didn't really even remember them. So far new top going on needs exhaust not loud converter breaking up going to put new belts and hoses on it timingbelt,trying to get a hard top before it goes for new paint job a little sun fade on passenger side and some door dings. will do pictures of it soon right now its in the radiator shop getting new hoses and radiator fixed. Enough about that.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on January 10, 2008, 05:45:00 PM
Hey Matt!  Welcome aboard. You're wise to change timing belt imediately if you don't have verifiable notes of last replacement. You'll love your little girl more and more as you get to know her. Taking her to the beauty shop will only make her purr to Daddy even more when you go out in the public together. Enjoy her Gus.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: spiro on January 10, 2008, 06:30:00 PM
hi matt!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: operator4100 on January 11, 2008, 04:38:00 PM
1.Dwight
2.Lakeland, Fl.
3.an ex of mine had one a 91 white N/A, that little sucker would run always liked driving it; currently own a red 91 XR2.
4.Dream car? have to think about that...
5. why not start up production again?????
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: lkmlee on January 12, 2008, 09:46:00 AM
1.Name - Brett Lee

2.Location - Virginia

3. My father has had a 91 Capri for about 9 years.  He was up from FL. visiting and we went to a junk yard to look for parts for his.  The guy sold me an automatic that he had in the back for 500 dollars.  A year later I had bought the 91 XR2 that I am now driving and sold my Dad the 92.  I have recently bought another 91 non-turbo that had an alternator problem.  I wanted the rims that it had on it.  I have since repaired it and I'm selling it to my neighbor.  I don't want to sell it but I need an automatic for 17 year old.  So if you have an automatic,  I might be interested.  My Dad has 7 of them now.  Two drivers and 5 parts cars.  So if you need something let me know and I will try and work something out for you.

4.Dream car,,,, It would have to be a Lamborghini

5.New Capri - Offer a retractable hard top with a bigger engine
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on January 13, 2008, 04:05:00 AM
And our little Capri family just keeps on growing.  Welcome everyone.  You have found the place to be.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: STE_6000 on January 13, 2008, 08:11:00 AM
And don't feed the DrBobs, they may bite.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Timmygt on January 14, 2008, 03:08:00 AM
hello everyone!

names Tim if you couldn't guess that already! I was born and raised in MN my whole life and I just graduated from college with a degree in liberal arts and science w/ minors in both psychology and music.

I have a 93 Capri XR2 with about 80K on it. it was my car from high school but had been sitting in my garage for the last 4 years with the engine blown (thanks Dad)! I just finally replaced the engine in it just this last fall and I am trying to restore the car to better then before.

I race a 97 Mustang GT that if fairly heavily modded with over 140K (not acual miles which I will never know from the mods)

check both the cars out on cardomain!

thanks, Tim
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: capri23 on February 16, 2008, 03:32:00 AM
my name is paul, i live in chicago, i needed a work car with good gas milage, this capri was in a garage for 3yrs with 69000 miles on it she never learned to drive stick so, she sold it to me for 1000 dollars.my dream car is a 1989 porche carrea turbo,future capri? bigger engine,rear drive
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: JWM on April 08, 2008, 03:43:00 PM
1. My name is Jeff.
2. Live just north of St.Louis,Mo in Illinois.
3. Bought my '91 because I thought it would be fun to drive. The best thing about it is that it's a convertible.
4. No "dream car"    I like most that are in prime shape, new or old.
5. Saw a prototype for a new Capri. Looked good. Needs to stay affordable, stronger engine and I like the retrctable hard tops.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on April 08, 2008, 03:59:00 PM
Hey Guys! I welcome both of you personally to our forum. As you get to know your girls and their ways you'll love them even more as time passes. It's important to pay attention to discussions in our forum ,as these do come with problems from time to time. Some of them are specific to our cars ,others just general automotive. Turbo or not turbo, that is the question.LOL-----. If you fill a need for a little spice in your Capri needs after a bit then start looking for a turbo car. Welcome aboard.  Gus.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: David Deutsch on April 11, 2008, 11:52:00 AM
New here.

Live on Long Island (E. Meadow) in NY.

Recently purchased a needy 1991 Capri. Looking forward to getting it on the road, soon as weather gets a little nicer here. Been an avid sports car nut for a loooong time. I have owned over 30 roadsters in my life... mostly British. Currently have three MGs: 1 Midget and 2 MGBs. Got the Capri for those days when I don't feel like shifting and/or when I think we may want some A/C.

Early Capri ownership observation is that parts are pricier than MG parts are and not as readily available BUT I'm still feeling my way around the Capri market place.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on April 11, 2008, 11:43:00 PM
Welcome David!

For Capri parts, eBay is your friend, along with this forum. Best of luck with your new toy!

-Rocketman
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on May 18, 2008, 06:19:00 PM
Well, it's been about a month since this was out there, and I see we have 5 new members in the last 3 days alone.  So......

First and foremost, WELCOME to all you new forum members!!  You will not find a better Capri Site on the internet!!  I guarantee it!! I'll even give you your money back if you can find a better site!
Help us get to know you a little better, and answer a few questions for us:

1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
6. Where did you hear about TeamCapri?

Again, Welcome to the site, and enjoy your stay!!

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rickster on May 26, 2008, 01:12:00 AM
I joined this site a little while ago now but only made my first post a couple of days ago, so I better introduce myself:

Name:  Rick

Location:  Just outside Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Why a Capri?  The missus previously owned one (first model turbo) but we were forced to sell her a few years ago. I recently talked her into getting another one for US to use  (http://smile.gif)   A red 1990 turbo. Love the zip and the fact that its a convertible - not many convertibles in Australia despite our perfect climate.

Dream Car: Holden HT 350 Monaro - Aussie '70's muscle car

If they were making Capris again - hardtop standard, airbags for Aussie market, cup holders on all models! rear wheel drive or 4 wheel drive for turbo models.

Got a link for this site from another Australian Capri site   (http://smile.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on May 26, 2008, 06:50:00 AM
Welcome, Rick!!  You'll find this forum to be a great source of info, parts, and support. Anything you need, just post it, and someone will get you an answer!

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: spiro on May 26, 2008, 10:12:00 AM
Hi !
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rickster on May 28, 2008, 01:31:00 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys - looks like a fantastic site and I'm sure I'll enjoy my time here   (http://smile.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: D22A on August 23, 2008, 06:50:00 PM
hi my name is levan, I am from  Republic of Georgia but now I am in centerport, I have capri non turbo  I bouth this car 6 Month ago, I bouth this car and old oner was sain car had blown engin then I find thet fuil pump was not working and I change pump and car works it has 88xxx mile, plening to put turbo kit

car is  all stock like brend new
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on September 01, 2008, 07:15:00 PM
To all the new members:

 I see we have 12 new members in the last 8 days alone!!

First and foremost, WELCOME to all you new forum members!! You will not find a better Capri Site on the internet!! I guarantee it!! I'll even give you your money back if you can find a better site!
Help us get to know you a little better, and answer a few questions for us:

1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
6. Where did you hear about TeamCapri?

Again, Welcome to the site, and enjoy your stay!!

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Shagdasty on November 12, 2008, 10:08:00 PM
Hi my name is Scott, I live in West Valley City, Utah- I am an Electrician
at the only American Owned manufacturer of Carbon Fiber We make the
best carbon fiber in the world.

I have a 92 n/a I bought it cause it was cheap and I love the
car and that it is a convertible is real great but when I was passed going
around a corner by a beat up Pinto I realized the need for speed. I am
going to try to integrate a 91 turbo into my 92...

My dream car is easy. My Capri with a High Output motor cleaned up
with a sweet paint job. Or a 94 Capri RX2. And I have my Dream Truck.

I've seen pictures of what the new Capri may look like and it should be
great as long as the car has at least 300 Hp and still a convertible....
  (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/Shagdasty/200620Capri.jpg)


I found TeamCapri website looking for parts for my Capri
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on November 12, 2008, 10:16:00 PM
Hey Scott! Welcome aboard! Now take a trip through Capridom.  Gus
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on November 13, 2008, 03:03:00 AM
Scott-
Welcome to the forum!  Lots of smart people, as well as smart as#'s hangout here, so feel free to ask plenty of questions if you get hung up during your conversion.
So.......You gonna get us a deal on CF?  (http://graemlins/big-biggrin.gif)  

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Shagdasty on November 13, 2008, 07:03:00 AM
Hi-Thanks for the Welcome... I am sure to have plenty of Questions
if I do all the work that I want to on My Capri... And yes on CF all kinds
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: yen on November 18, 2008, 11:19:00 AM
Member 2277 checking in
I'm Charlee from Sydney Australia.
The Capri was actually mum's car which she bought new in 1990. She didn't drive it too often after I lowered it...
I don't have a favorite car, I think all cars have their pitfalls aswell as outstanding characteristics that's probably why I can't bare to see my car driven by anyone else.
Only wished the Capri was rear wheel drive.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: ozfire on November 22, 2008, 07:12:00 PM
Bill Sheehan

2. Brisbane Australia

3. Bought my first Capri in 1999 for my daughter
got the bug...since had a red '94 Xr2, a '92 Clubsprint and my current car a rare white '94 Clubsprint Turbo (only 10 made)

4. Dream Car .....a modern metal top European Convertible say a Merc,BMW ,etc or a turbo Subaru Liberty wagon
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: D22A on November 23, 2008, 03:55:00 AM
Welcome
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: marconi212003 on January 23, 2009, 09:45:00 AM
Hi All!
Paul from Queanbeyan NSW Australia.

1993 XR2 Turbo

We bought our Capri cause we Wanted a convertible we could put the Kids in Travel to Sydney sometimes. Pior to the Capri I've had a few Classic Minis
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on January 23, 2009, 09:51:00 AM
Welcome to the forum!!  Feel free to poke around and discover all the information we have about your Capri!

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: marconi212003 on January 23, 2009, 11:05:00 AM
Thanx Russ!
Cheers Mate  ;)
Title: Getting to know the members
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Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: rcicustoms on May 13, 2009, 07:03:00 PM
whats up , my name is Joe Cote im 29 and i live in Lexington Kentucky.
 
back in 06, i was working as a mechanic at charlies foreign car service here in downtown lexington. a young woman had brought the 91 cardinal red capri xr2 in for service.
as i had it on the rack . i looked it all over and it was just a clean little car. not a spec of rust. as i lowered it down from changing the oil i hoped in it to fill out the oil change sticker 72,000 miles. i gasped.. this is mine i said to myself...later on she came to pick the car up. i gave her my # and told her id give her good money when she was ready to sell it ..she paid the bill and went allong without another thought.....fast forward 9 months....summer 07 i get a phone call. its her wanting to sell the capri...i ended up buying a 91 capri xr2 with 76,000 and a new soft top for 1800.00 cash....
true story, cool huh.
i actually bought the car to turbo the crap out of, and crush some junk in drop top style...
i wanted the sheer originality of it, and the b6t engine had history of good power and torque
as we put one in a festiva less than a year earlier.. so i went with it, and started to modify ..i now have 5,800.00 invested, am on 2nd engine, (blew the b6t with 20psi on the
vj-14/vj11 hybrid turbo, corksport ecu and downpipe, stock injectors, it took it for 3 months, and somewhere in the 3rd month a street race with a mustang killed it.. soooo

a guy on ebay has a pile of 91 n/a capri shortblocks from ford brand new covered in cosmaline...i bought one for 325.00 and 150.00 to freight it here. mated it to a b6t head and cams distributor the whole 9 to make a high compression b6t
yea im glad i did that.. the car screams.
gave it so much more low end and. you thought that tiny snail spooled quick before. can you say supercharger.
 since i figure it was lean at 20 psi, that killed the first one.
 i bought an AEM uego and a set of DSM 450 cc injectors on 18 psi the car makes way more power than the b6t did at 20 psi....and im running an extremely rich 11.4 AFR if i were to lean it out just a touch into the 12s AFR i have no doubt this car will put down 180 whp and snap off a 1/4 in the mid to low 13s...
not done yet.. i bought a mitsubishi tdo5h-14b from a friends talon, and had a b6t mani flanged to fit the mitsu snail... not on yet, but this summer it will be ...undecited to cut my corksport downpipe and re flange it to fit the mitsu or build another downpipe for it...


my dream car is a saleen s7 twin turbo, but if i had money like that id R&D a car of my own...


if ford were smart they would reach into the mazda parts bin once aggain, and make a new capri based on the new 3 chassis, and with that wonderful little turbo disi 2.3, makin 280 hp.
let Italdesign guigiaro do it aggain. with the top, interior, and ghia shape of the sheetmetal.then after completion send it to tickford for finishing touches. before you send it to dealers.
like they should have. we would all be driving clubsprints !! not just xr2s..

 but yea, sorry, but i had to let that all out. any questions just ask.. thares way too much done to my car to list...but i will tell you anything you ask about...be good and have fun
.............Joe Cote
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on May 14, 2009, 12:52:00 AM
welcome
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: yen on May 14, 2009, 12:07:00 PM
Paul from Queanbeyan NSW Australia
Queanbeyan, as in ACT Canberra Queanbeyan?
Last year I was there once a month doing site visits to the HQJOC project. Quite a lovely town!
I don't think I spotted any Capri's though...
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: moot on May 25, 2009, 05:38:00 PM
Nick
Bunker Hill Illinois
Actually traded my full size GMC truck for it. wanted something fun
rx7 twin turbo is dream car owned one once but had to sell for money issues
future Capri dont thing i could see a v6 i mean the whole reason for the little car is to show that it dont have to be big so i think maybe just like a 2 somethin liter would be good but yah twin turbo would be sweet and i think if they make another the back seat would prob come out and a fold down hard top would be nice.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: rcicustoms on May 25, 2009, 06:03:00 PM
welcome nick, my recruit from cardomain , now this is more like it huh, theese boys know capris, and if you cant find an answer here, you aint gonna find it... have fun exploring the site... Rocket, and capri type r, are very knowledgeable, (not that the rest arent just they stand out since ive been on here) and will be invaluable for ya in tuning the capri...
try to make the MACG this year ..its my first year , and  im getting somewhat excited.. besides its close to where you live ... well be good and hit me up sometime ...Joe
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gene on August 11, 2009, 01:25:00 PM
Hello all,
I'm Gene McManus, from Central Ohio. NHL fan (Blue Jackets), and a Buckeye.

I'm on my third Capri. The first, a red NA 1994 was bought new. I kept it about 10 years, and when it was getting long in the tooth, some 150,000 miles, I decided I liked it so well I bought another '94, this one reef green, with only 50,000 or so miles. Both were NA, 5-speeds. Sold both to buy a new Mini-Cooper in 2003.

My current Capri is a 1994 red automatic. The car has low miles (70,000), and is pretty nice. I'm not thrilled with the automatic, though. It's very sluggish compared with the 5-speed. One day, maybe I'll find a nice 5-speed, too. For now, this one will have to do.

If you'd asked me 20 or so years ago what I'd buy with unlimited bucks, I'd have gone for some exotic. I'm now 70 years old & a little more laid back, so I'm not sure what I'd go after. Certainly tamer than when I was younger. Maybe a really nice Morgan +4, say '62-'65. Never owned a Mog, and always look hard when I see one. Or maybe a mildly customized '56 Chevy convert. Something like that.

A new Capri? How about a modernized, updated example of the 1994? The soft top, optional hard top, a little more power, 6-speed gearbox. I'd sure go for it.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on August 11, 2009, 05:34:00 PM
Hey Gene!  Welcome aboard. What took so long to get on? Possibly new to inter-net.  Gus
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: sterling94capri on August 11, 2009, 05:54:00 PM
Hey Gene, I bought your reef green 94. traded it plus some cash for my 94 xr2, red like most. Good to hear from you,you should come to the MACG next year. Rocky
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gene on August 12, 2009, 02:25:00 AM
Hi Rocky, nice to hear from you. I intend to get to the MACG next year. Just got my "new" '94 a couple of weeks ago. If I'd have waited an additional week or so before committing to this buy, I'd have landed the reef green '94 XR2 that just sold out on the west coast. It had a "Buy it now" price of $5,500, and for that car, it would have been a good buy.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gorezilla on August 12, 2009, 12:04:00 PM
1.Name :

Anthony

2.Location:

 Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?

 I bought a "Ford 94' xr2 turbo" Because it was cheap and looked super badass!

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?

If money were no object id probably drive a different car every second week.

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)

A push button retractable roof would be great.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Yzzerdd on September 13, 2009, 02:28:00 PM
1.Name :

Jack "Ryan"

2.Location:

Lewisville, TX

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?

I purchased my 91 Mercury Capri($900!) because I needed a new car. Sold my Datsun 280ZX in favor of an American car. Wanted a 2+2 5-speed with a hardtop(the 280ZX had leaky T-tops). Found a convertible with no leaks instead. My sister had a Capri, and I loved the look. Took it for a test drive and was hooked. I like the sporty, unique look, switches that are right where they should be, and fairly quality manufacture.

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?

I've test driven my dream car and had it yanked away from me. I want a 1977-79 Ford Thunderbird. V8 400 with an automatic(I'd prefer standard, but that wasn't an option). Power everything. Drove like a cloud, but lots of power. I want a huge American car, big as a boat that drinks gas like a frat boy drinks beer.

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)

I'd want a more powerful 4 cylinder under the hood for the cheaper model, and a turbo V6 under the hood for the Turbo model. 5-speed in both, automatic an option for both. For the turbo, a turbo transmission. Power convertible roof with an optional hard-top.

--Ryan
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Benno77 on September 21, 2009, 01:54:00 PM
Ben

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

I bought a 91 na because i wonted something different and its convertable

If i had loads of dosh..... 69 Plymouth Superbird!

and for the new capri... push button start engine. REAR WHEEL!!!! and a v6 dosent have to be a big one just big enought. also the self folding hardtop like in the mercs.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: squaretwo on October 19, 2009, 11:40:00 AM
1. Rodney

2. Southwest WI

3. My dad and I bought a white 91 (auto) because it was cheap and looked cool. Since then, we have bought 3 more, swapped a manual tranny into mine and bought a hardtop for his red 92 (auto). Currently letting the silver 91 (N/A manual, engine and tranny gutted out) and the white 92 (auto, interior and windshield out) sit outside. I love the capris  ;) .

4. If they brought back the Capri, it should be a retractable hard top with the Ecoboost twin turbo (365 hp from the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO) and AWD. Coupe obviously.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on October 19, 2009, 03:04:00 PM
Hey Rod! Welcome aboard! Get active in the forum and I agree on the future Capri.  Gus
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Butch King on December 15, 2009, 01:53:00 AM
Hello my name is Butch King. I live in Swannanoa NC just outside of Asheville. I was looking to find a replacement for my Acura that got totaled when a bozo ran a stop sign and t-boned me. My wife and I saw a Capri that was ragged out on a car lot but she fell in love with the cute little car. After a lot of searching I found a 92XR2 in Florida with 31000 miles. Flew down and bought it aand drove it back. The Acura was a daily driver for my wife and I to cut back on mileage on our other cars, but with this low a mileage we can't bring ourselves to drive the Capri more that once or twice a week. If I could have any car I would find another 70 GTO Judge like I had in high school. Never should have sold that car.

2003 Crown Victoria Sport
2000 F-150 Lariat
1985 Yamaha RZ-500
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Heavensheros on December 15, 2009, 10:19:00 AM
welcome to the forum !! i also bought a capri with only 18000 miles on it and i try to only drive it minimal amounts per week and none in the winter. hope this forum can be a place for you to get a wealth of information and much more!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on December 15, 2009, 01:40:00 PM
Hey Butch!  Welcome aboard! I know your area not well! I used to visit a friend in Brevard years ago, from time to time. I even stayed there for a two month stretch once. Good ole Transylvania county. Your Capri will grow on ya! Gus
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gostlrs on December 15, 2009, 01:59:00 PM
almost 170K and counting...its driven every day like a dream....good luck and hope to see pics sometime soon
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Shagdasty on December 15, 2009, 10:35:00 PM
What you need to do is buy another Capri, then you have a daily driver to enjoy, the cherry is kept polished and only driven for leisure....
Scott...
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: deadman on February 11, 2010, 04:24:00 AM
im mike,jamestown ny,92 white capri that runs like shit lol.bought the car to compete in stereo competitions,so far i got 164 db!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on February 11, 2010, 04:43:00 AM
Welcome Mike!! Before anyone else asks, can you post  some pictures of your set-up?  A YouTube video would be great, too!! I'd love to see a 164 db Capri!!

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: deadman on February 11, 2010, 08:10:00 AM
ill get some pics up as soon as i get the car out of the shop,had to pull 4 of the subs out to get to the fuel pump lol.long story but check my other help me thread and your understand
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: naptime on March 25, 2010, 06:38:00 AM
yes, please post a picture of the setup in this 164 db capri..

i would love to see it.


especially since i compete in dbdrag, have for over 8 years. i'm the team captain for maxxsonics. and i personally know every person in the country that does over a 160. and none of them own a capri.

where are you measuring.. in the port?   :confused:  

i'm sorry if i sound a little hostile.. but those of us that have broken the 160 mark, put a LOT of time and effort into doing so, and it makes me relaly mad when i see someone throw numbers out there that are not real.

you might as well come on here and say that you do 4 second quarter miles with your capri.

my most recent truck, that i retired and sold, was the national record holder in sm1-2. 2 18's 16 thousand watts. my enclosure was built from 57 2x4's, 36 2x3's 18 sheets of 3/4" mdf, 100 pounds of screws 12 gallons of wood glue, and 2000 pounds of concrete. to achieve a 160.0

i would be very interested in seeing how you managed a 164 legal at the dash in a capri... what equipment are you running? how are you managing to keep the pressure in, with a convertible?

inquiring minds want to know..
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: naptime on March 25, 2010, 06:53:00 AM
1.Jay

2.Toledo, Ohio

3.I stumbled across it on craiglist for a good price. worked a better deal and walked away with it.

4.i've always been a fan of small convertible. capri, miata, the new soltice/sky, etc...

5.the only thing i would like to see... is a capri similar to the ones they had in australia.. the front air dam, the rear lights and bumper, the air damn over the rear seat area. maybe some smoother more flowing curves, like the new saturn skys and current miatas.


my apologies for the hostile post above. let me formally introduce myself.

i'm jay. 38 years old, and a single dad.

i jsut recently sold my truck and was looking on craiglist for a new car. came across an ad for a 91 capri for 1700.

i went and checked it out, as i've always liked small convertibles.

it has some rust in the quarters, and the brakes were horrible. i knew i was in for new rotors and pads, and possibly bearings.  i offered 13 as a result. they countered with 1400.

then i turned the lights on.

only the pass side came up. the driver side did nothing. after like 30 seconds all of a sudden the driver side started to come up. veeeerrrryy slowly...

when i turned the lights off, same thing...

i told them that would definatley take some money to fix the lights.. so i recountered with 1000. !!

they countered back with 1100. and we closed the deal.  (http://smile.gif)

but anyway, back to me...

i own a pizza shop in toledo. and im building a custom chopper from the ground up during my free time, that i havent even thought about since getting my capri  (http://smile.gif)

as mentioned above, i compete in car stereo competitions. (for real) i'm the captain for a manufacturing team. i hold several different state and national records. my last truck, at its peak, was loudest in the country and 4th in the world for its class.

its unlikely the capri will get much of a system.. pointless for a convertible, since it cant adequately hold in pressure. but the back"seat" area will likely receive a pair of 8" subs and maybe a 2000 watt amp. i will certainly post pictures when that happens.

other interesting fact about me.. i play violin. my daughter is the true musician. she is 14 and has been playing since she was 6. i took up lessons about 2 years ago, just to be able to play with her and know what shes doing right or wrong. im no musician though. she is in our city junior youth orchestra, as well as first chair in her school orchestra, she is also a memberof the all city orchestra, and honors orchestra.

she can get her license in a year.. and she has already informed me that when that time comes, she gets the capri  (http://smile.gif)  lol
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bhazard on March 25, 2010, 10:28:00 AM
Ohhh, so you OWN the vito's?

So.... ...          :D   ?


Anything else you need off my car?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: naptime on March 25, 2010, 03:19:00 PM
well, there are 15 stores.. i only own the one at laskey and monroe  (http://smile.gif)

i wish i was VITO.. but alas i dont have that much money lol.


actually yes, i was thinkign about that while driving home tonight, there are some other things i need. i'll shoot you a pm.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on March 25, 2010, 03:29:00 PM
Jay-
 
Quote
the only thing i would like to see... is a capri similar to the ones they had in australia.. the front air dam, the rear lights and bumper, the air damn over the rear seat area.  
All that is possible on this side of the pond!! Check out two of mine.............

  (http://photos.imageevent.com/roosport/roosport/small/Clubsprint02.jpg)

 (http://photos.imageevent.com/roosport/roosport/small/Clubsprint04.jpg)

  (http://photos.imageevent.com/roosport/roosport/small/Capri%20Photo%20Shoot%20Sept%202004%20005.jpg)

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--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriGuy93 on June 03, 2010, 07:44:00 AM
Name is Christian. I just bought a Red 1993 Mercury Capri Automatic. Bought it with 132,000 miles on it for $1300. I like about my car it's real good on gas, slow so I don't get speeding tickets, I get alot of curious people on what my car is, I don't like that has seats in the back, theres no room for people so theres no point on making it a 4 seater. My dream car would be a nice Ferrari Modana. I think there sexy.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on June 03, 2010, 09:42:00 AM
Christian-
Welcome to the forum!!  Just so you are aware, your 1993 N/A automatic is very rare!  They only made 919 automatic-equipped Capris in '93!!!  Something to think about.........

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: frobro85 on June 06, 2010, 03:08:00 AM
hello, name is dave and I live in DC. Mom had a 92 capri and I loved the thing.
When I needed a replacement after moving back home I found my 91 xr2 on craigslist for 700(needed love but had no rust).
Dream car is a bit hard to anwser since I like to modify things but I would have to go with the old 944 turbo's.
My idea of a new capri would be a nice hardtop convertible with pop-ups and dohc v6(direct injection would be nice)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriGuy93 on June 06, 2010, 05:42:00 AM
wow did they really, how many of them in Red if you know?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Tarheel49 on August 13, 2010, 05:15:00 PM
Hello everyone.
My name is Glenn, i'm retired from the AF and own my own hobby shop in NC.
Goldsboro, NC-- about 50 miles south of Raleigh.
Never seen or heard of these before. Don't know what planet i was on during 91-94 but when i saw one for sale in Chapel Hill it struck me as ugly/cute lol. Bought it for $1500, 91 NA. Heard about the turbo version later and started looking for one. Found one (92) in my own home town. Great shape but being a perfectionist i had to have new paint and top right away.
Dream car is a 69 Hemi Cuda. Still holds national record since 1968 in SS/A and AA
I would like to see a new capri with turbo V6 and rear wheel drive.
High performance version would be twin turbo. lol.
Great forum and a ball to read.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gus Kelley on August 14, 2010, 03:51:00 AM
Hey Glen!  Do you do Slot Cars? They're quite prevalent in your neck of the woods compared to rest of the country except Ill. I'm still into 1/24 in all types of racing.  Gus
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Colorado1 on August 16, 2010, 01:17:00 PM
Hello, Rob from Colorado Springs. Bought it since I was forced to
sell another car to
raise cash & everthing out there cheap was junk needing more than I
could do. I like Craigslist ads that say "was running great until". I love turbos but don't know a lot yet. Never heard
of XR2's but if they built one today they need to do what everybody is doing on this forum-needs
wheelwell clearance, bigger turbos, 2.0 ish engine.
Dream car is tough. Mclaren F1 would scare me nicely. But there's a ton I could go for. In school for RN but "kinda" old @ my age. Gotta die feeling worthwhile in this life.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: 88festivasam on August 18, 2010, 07:38:00 PM
sam davidson, i live in ashland ohio. lets see... i think that my dream car would be a ford gt! bc that car is SEXY!!haha if they remade the capri i think that it should be a 2.0 and maybe a little bit lighter say 1500lbs..lolthe thing that i like most about the capri is the fact i have only ever seen 2 other than mine and i love it!! i tell people what i drive and they say huh?lol then they say wow! when they see it  (http://smile.gif)  i love my car  (http://smile.gif)  (http://smile.gif)  (http://smile.gif)  (http://smile.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Heavensheros on August 19, 2010, 05:45:00 PM
they did remake the capri its called a fiesta lol
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Slimbob on September 20, 2010, 12:19:00 PM
1. Bob
2. Telford, PA
3. My sister gave it to my daughter but she didn't want it so I plan to rebuild it for our retirement car. Have ~ 10 years to do it.
4. 63 Split window Vette 327-375hp
5. Removable HT and definitely a turbo.

Slimbob
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on September 20, 2010, 12:46:00 PM
Bob-
Hold off on the restoration for now!  The 2nd annual North East Capri Gathering is in Marshalls Creek, next weekend!!  Go to CapriGathering.com for details!!

Welcome to the forum!
--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: tonlaw71 on October 10, 2010, 06:10:00 PM
Well, I suppose I should introduce myself since I have been asking for so much help lately...

1.Name

Tony Lawton

2.Location

Columbia, IL

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?

I bought the Capri because we only had one vehicle and my wife was stuck at home all day. I needed a daily driver that got good mileage due to working over 30 miles away at Scott Air Force Base. I had not seen a Capri since my first tour in the Army, so was intrigued when I saw this one on Craigslist.

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?

I don't really have a dream car. Just something I don't have to worry about and is paid for!


5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)

I would definitely want a power soft top and maybe lose the back seat. I mean what's it there for anyway? LOL I think I read somewhere they only put it in there because us crazy Americans wanted a place to stick the rug rats!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Heavensheros on October 11, 2010, 03:05:00 PM
a bubble top does great work of hiding that back seat and making room for better things like subwoofers and what not :))) check out my build thread i have some pictures of it.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bobbynahas on October 27, 2010, 04:55:00 AM
Bobby Nahas, from Royal Oak, mi about 20 min north of Detroit. I flip cars for a living and came across this one. I decided to keep it and put some $$$ into it. I like the car due to being a turbo and a convertible, If cash was no object i would want a 85/87 porsche 911 turbo slantnose. I grew up in the European car Market as my dad ran a Mercedes store back in the 70's and 80's, Im big on the MKII VW's also. I would like to see the capri as a roadster.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Heavensheros on October 28, 2010, 01:39:00 AM
i live in dearborn would love to meet up and see your capri in person get some lunch talk shits and gigs

welcome to the forum !! these cars are AMAZING FUN and can be made to be VERY well polished turds !!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bobbynahas on October 28, 2010, 04:47:00 AM
for sure Josh. Lets try and put it together, mine is up on jack stands at the moment. Bought it for $400 with a blown head gasket. Tryin to do the timing belt now.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Heavensheros on October 28, 2010, 06:11:00 AM
i know a little about this car shoot me a pm if you ever need some help !
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bobbynahas on October 28, 2010, 12:56:00 PM
for sure, having some problems geting my upper motor mount off so i can do the timing belt. Ive been breakin sockets. Cant wait to drive this thing, only got tot drive it hope and it was about half a mile. It was smoking really bad. Wish me luck on the timing belt, as I,ve never done one before. Sticking to the manual I dont think i could go wrong. If your up on that let me know.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on October 28, 2010, 03:52:00 PM
The 17mm bolts? you'll usually want a 1/2" drive, or a deep socket to break them free
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Heavensheros on October 28, 2010, 04:09:00 PM
i used an actual wrench and then used a second one open to closed method to break them free ... they can be very stubborn.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on October 28, 2010, 04:37:00 PM
Which bolts on the mount?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bobbynahas on October 29, 2010, 02:06:00 AM
Rocket, Im a back yard mechanic. Cheap tools that break. I just have to get some quality tools. How hard is this timing belt? Should i pay someone to do it?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bobbynahas on October 29, 2010, 02:33:00 AM
i got one of the 17's off and broke two extensions on the others, i dont have half inch sutff, and i think thats my downfall.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: ianracer25 on November 04, 2010, 12:59:00 PM
hey eveyone im ian! I live in lake geneva WI. I got my car cus i need one for work and i found this one at a lock up. did not know what i was geting my self into. since then there been a few thing done to it lets just say it was a N/A. I like this car cus it fun to drive and i like the style of it. if money were not object? i think i like to get the car from MAD MAX the ford falcon that he drives.The thing i would change would be all wheel drive,and some tech thing like adding a computer and stuff. I plan on keeping the car for a long time. so nice to meet u all and i look to talk to u.

 peace
     Ian

1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on November 04, 2010, 01:09:00 PM
Glad you finally made it on here Ian! Welcome!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on November 04, 2010, 01:17:00 PM
Welcome to the forum!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: tonlaw71 on November 04, 2010, 01:20:00 PM
Fianlly!! Glad you're here, Ian!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: ianracer25 on November 04, 2010, 03:10:00 PM
ya I know i should have been on months ago lol
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on November 04, 2010, 04:30:00 PM
Wow! There is a guy that lives by me, and he has the same graphics you do:

  (http://photos.imageevent.com/roosport/roosportmisc/small/IMAG0189.jpg)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on November 05, 2010, 06:52:00 AM
adds another 15 HP.  I'd get some, but the transmission can't handle the HP bump.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: ianracer25 on November 05, 2010, 06:09:00 PM
hey russ i just notice in that pic my front cateye is working i have not seen it work since i got the car
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on November 05, 2010, 06:40:00 PM
odd............
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: drbob on November 06, 2010, 01:35:00 PM
same car.  Notice the 94 rims on both?
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on November 06, 2010, 02:54:00 PM
I know.  I was kidding
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: macros10 on December 10, 2010, 05:45:00 PM
Greg
North Carolina
91 Capri XR2 and 92 n/a
Both of these capris were purchased by my mom, who in the midst of a mid-life crisis, wanted to buy the closest thing to her dream car (triumph/mg/spitfire) and she bought the 92 auto n/a. She fell completely, it even had a huge ass cell phone built into it, he he, but at the time (around 94 I think, we were all pretty impressed) couldn't tell her sh*t! Then she bought the 91 XR2 thinking that she could use it for parts, lol, not really. I ended up driving the XR2 (she couldn't drive it cuz it was a 5-speed) after I got out of the Army and divorced while I went to college. I loved it, XR2, hardtop, nice! Anyways, I ended up buying them both from her a few years ago when she got a Saab turbo convertible. Dream car, hmmm, probably a 300ZX twin turbo, but there are others also.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rad on March 19, 2011, 04:49:00 PM
1.Name

Claude (aka Rad)

2.Location

Tilbury, Ontario

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?

I have no idea why I bought the damn thing. Now that the wife has one I have to look for one for myself. Reminds me of cars I drove 40 years ago. Been reading various posts on this bloody board for 6 hours. I'm hooked.

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?

Healey 3000 (never should have sold mine)

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
 
1964 Healey 3000 MkIII
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on March 19, 2011, 05:15:00 PM
So, another Canadian member with a Capri? That's excellent.

Dave "Surfnut" is also from Canada... how'd you come across your Capri? I think he's also trying to sell his other capri.

Welcome to TeamCapri!
-Rocketman
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rad on March 19, 2011, 06:16:00 PM
I was afraid someone was going to say that (second Canadian thing).  Is this really going to screw up the meet?  Have to redesign the button and add a Canadian flag?  Yes, we will be there barring major catastrophe.

Long story short I was looking for a fun summer ride for my bride and darn near fell off my chair when I saw a 1993 Capri advertised within a couple of hours drive of our home. I can only recall seeing two in Canada in the past 20 years.  Bought it sight unseen, anticipating a project, from a couple transferring from Ontario to the west coast who couldn't take it with them. Couldn't be happier. Solid body, great mechanical, 106k.  Needs a little paint and a bit of cosmetics and new struts.  

Went through the safety check in a breeze.  Now the big deal is going to be the emission test(the one surfmut's little bronze job failed..have been doing a little reading here) next week. This one passed two years ago.

Speaking of surfmut, haven't seen any recent posts from him and would like to make contact.  Sent him a PM but no response yet.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Surfnut on March 20, 2011, 02:03:00 AM
No Dude I'm here...just keepin' to myself lately-lots of crazy, unpleasant crap going on the last little while.  Freaking crazy girls....

Rad, I just sent you a long, juicy e-mail regarding the e-tests, Matt, thanks pal for telling him about me.

Peace,

Dave
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Surfnut on March 20, 2011, 02:03:00 AM
No Dude I'm here...just keepin' to myself lately-lots of crazy, unpleasant crap going on the last little while.  Freaking crazy girls....

Rad, I just sent you a long, juicy e-mail regarding the e-tests, Matt, thanks pal for telling him about me.

Peace,

Dave
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rad on March 20, 2011, 04:08:00 AM
Thanks Matt and Dave,

Good stuff. Gotta love this board. Dave do you know which gas your car failed?  aircare.ca has a lot of stuff on cause an repair.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bp021590 on May 23, 2011, 05:54:00 AM
Hi All! Just picked up a 91 XR2 with 109,000 miles on it. Its my first non hand me down car...and i paid for it myself! lol So far I'm in love with my capri...looking forward to getting to meet you all!

Name: Ben


Location: Edwardsville, Illinois

Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
   It was parked in a front yard with a big FOR SALE sign on the way to my college. I decided to give it a look and instantly wanted it...turbo, convertible, manual trans, and in great shape...yes please! I love that its sort of an "oddball" car, it gives it more character.

If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
a 70's Saab sonett III

What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.  
   Hmmm I'd say a more resilient interior overall, cup holders, retractable hardtop, 6 speed trans, and FR please!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Heavensheros on May 23, 2011, 02:28:00 PM
pleasure to meet you !! you should look into the Mid American Capri Gathering, you will meet some of the nicest different unique group of people you will ever meet and have the best time you ever had at a car show/meet!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: tonlaw71 on May 23, 2011, 04:21:00 PM
Hey Ben! Glad you're here. You WILL enjoy your car, this forum and the people. That, I can promise you. Are you in Edwardsville or McHenry? Your post says Edwardsville, but your profile says McHenry!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on May 23, 2011, 05:22:00 PM
Ben- I've been chasing you down for weeks! I have the yellow quad cab Ram you see at the corner of Ringwood road and 120!!  Also the sexy blue Capri you've seen a few times.....
Welcome to the forum. Feel free to ask any questions you may have and, don't forget to check out the new Facebook group:  1991-1994 Mercury Capri Owners Group (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?id=100000180637428&frecId=false&qn=1306210526&tid=210318449008872&success=37&failure=0&set=oa.210326259008091#!/home.php?sk=group_210318449008872)

--Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bp021590 on May 24, 2011, 06:57:00 AM
Russ- I actually got your card from your girlfriend. I go to that Thorntons often. I just moved out of McHenry, which is one of the reasons I bought the capri. But I visit family often...Ill be sure to let you know when I'm in the area... I'm looking for new rims and 94 tail lights at the moment... Also I love that blue capri...I stepped next to it to look inside and it beeped at me. Scared the c*@p outta me.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on May 24, 2011, 07:06:00 AM
lol, that's how the car says "Hi"!
I'm out of decent 94 tails at the moment, but I'm working on getting more.Same with aftermarket rims. Feel free to check up and see if I have any later....
If you are in Edwardsville, I'll be down in St. Louis this weekend. If you need any parts delivered, let me know!

-Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: bp021590 on May 24, 2011, 07:13:00 AM
Wow I wish I wasnt dirt poor at the moment. lol I'm still trying to find work down here... But we will be in touch. I've been reading in the forums that fitting 17" rims can cause extra stress on wheel bearings, what do you have on the blue capri??
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on May 24, 2011, 08:02:00 AM
17's! I have 1/2" spacers in the back to clear the spring perch, but the fronts do not. No undo stress on the front bearings!
  (http://photos.imageevent.com/roosport/roosportmisc/websize/123110.jpg)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Captain on June 30, 2011, 02:21:00 PM
I guess I'll do mine.
Here goes:

1.Name -  Pete
2.Location -  Des Moines, IA
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it? -  Sames as eveyone else cheap convertible.
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be? -  As someone mentioned, design my own.
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? -  Yes agreed! retractable hard top(spyder) or automatic softtop. Cup holder hahahaha. What any modern car has.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: fatplants on August 06, 2011, 07:07:00 AM
Hello everyone, I am glad to be here. I am from Pa and have a new 93 red Capri. The hubby also has a new 91 white Capri. It all started with the red 71 that I had in the past in 1973. I love that thing so this Spring he thought I needed some cheering up and wanted to buy me something. I quickly said convertible, red and little. WOW! He found just the thing. After we got it on the road he decided that he liked it and needed one also, so here we are in just a few short weeks with his white 91.

They are such a special car I am glad he likes it as much as I do.

Barb
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Snigalfriz on September 13, 2011, 08:36:00 AM
1. Daniel

2. Round Rock, Tx

3. Wanted a sport inexpensive convertible to work on.

4. Original 1964 1/2 Mustang Convertible

5. Retractable hard top, super or turbo charged V6 or V8, AWD.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Snigalfriz on September 13, 2011, 08:40:00 AM
1. Daniel

2. Round Rock, Tx

3. Wanted a sport inexpensive convertible to work on.

4. Original 1964 1/2 Mustang Convertible

5. Retractable hard top, super or turbo charged V6 or V8, AWD.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: kraversxr2 on September 30, 2011, 08:15:00 PM
Hey everyone!  My name is Kevin. I live in Spokane Washington. If you don't know where that is it's on the opposite side of Washing State from Seattle.  Not too many convertibles up here because of our hard winters. Quite a few in Portland, OR or Cali.  I have been secretely admiring these little cars for about a year now and finally came accross a 1993 XR2 it has 85,000 original miles.  I bought it from the second owner who treated her very well. Came with the tauneu cover. I really wanted something sporty that got good milage, but I have kids so the fact that it has a back seat is a plus. I'll probably just drive her for awhile but I have big plans. I will re-paint her yellow cause this car screams for yellow! Would like ground effects and custom wheels.  My favorite car if I was rich: I would really like to own a Shelby Motersports Ultimate Aero! It is faster than Bugatti Veron and is made here in Washington State. If you havent seen one You tube it!  If they decided to make Capri's again a power top would be nice and just build the headlights into the front end instead of dealing with those cheesy motors up, down, up, down.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: tonlaw71 on October 01, 2011, 01:23:00 AM
Welcome, Kevin!! I lived in Spokane for years. My Mom and brother still live there. Mom's out in Spokane Valley.

You have found your one stop shop on the net for all things Capri. You have any questions or issues, just holler and someone will be more than willing to help you!

Also, check out the FaceBook groups if you haven't already. These cars are about as much fun as you can have in a car with your clothes on!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: kraversxr2 on October 02, 2011, 02:09:00 AM
Thanks Tony!  I am in the Valley also. Let me know next time your in the area mabe we could meet and talk Capri.  Your right!  These cars are fun!  I havent really pushed my xr2 very hard but so far I like what it does.

Kevin
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Kev93 on November 30, 2011, 05:02:00 PM
Heya, fellas - kraversxr2: rather interesting that my name is also Kevin!

2.Location - Joplin, MO area (work there, live north county)
 
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it? - Mid-life crisis. (hey, not much of one ... at least I'm not driving your daughter around in it  ;)   I know my wife is also darned happy about that :D ).
 
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be? It would be driven by someone else - maybe with a Jacuzzi over the 4th/5th axles.  :D

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? - Well, under $20K would be nice.  And a tad more headroom (I'm 74.5 inches tall, most of it in the torso).  200hp on a stock four-banger would also be awesome  :D
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: datruepain on December 04, 2011, 06:36:00 AM
1.Dan Mizerak
2.Glen Burnie MD
3.My first car very unique none like it. quick two door convertable cant go wrong.
4.65 mustang with a shelby upgrade. up to dote suspension brakes etc..
5.deffinitly stick with the soft top with the removable hard top option.  Optional V6 keep it a small miata better.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: tonlaw71 on December 04, 2011, 07:11:00 AM
Welcome, Dan!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: paulcombs on May 20, 2012, 04:39:00 PM
traded my caddy for my 1994 capri because i like the style i like the fuel mpg and its not seen all over town like the mustang


if remade i would say rear wheeldrive and v6
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: tonlaw71 on May 21, 2012, 03:08:00 AM
Welcome, Paul! I think that is one of the main reasons I like these cars....Not everyone has one!!
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: stepto and son on August 08, 2012, 02:09:00 AM
Gday folks.
New here, I'm from central Victoria, Australia.

I joined this site, after looking on internet for information about my new purchase, a 1989 SA? XR2
from what i can gather by reading, mine is pretty stock original.

I normally buy cars, just to fix them up and resell them, and that is what I originally brought my Capri for. It was parked in a local wrecking yard amongst other cars for sale. salesman gave me the ushall ""salesman talk"" about how good it is etc. Managed to bargain him to $1800aus dollars, no rego etc.. in glove-box was receipts for almost $5000aus spent on motor and drive shafts etc. I was driving it home, and remember thinking it went ok for a little 1.6litre.. then when the turbo kicked in I instantly decided to keep it (unless someone makes a real good offer on it)  (http://tongue.gif)  
Typical issues it has is the windows wont come up,without a lot off assistance, the brake light stays on the dash, softop about buggared etc
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: CapriTypeR on August 08, 2012, 05:50:00 AM
Well, you came to the right place! From sourcing parts to advice on how to install those parts, there are many people on this forum that love to help!

Welcome aboard!

Cheers!
---Russ
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Jovani on December 03, 2012, 02:24:00 PM
1. Jovani
2.Orlando, fla
3.love verts and more practical than my previous cars
(90 rx7 vert stanced, 99 impreza l autox, 94 mx6 ls aka lemon)
4. Subaru/Prodrive P2.. Google it, on top gear  ;)
5.proper revival would be a feista st hardtop converible
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Deanconforti on January 06, 2013, 03:04:00 PM
Heya everyone my name is Dean and i bought my Capri about 3 years ago from my boss, the conversation went like this ."Hey Dean you want to buy a car?" I said "what is it?"He said "a 93 mercury capri convertable" well i had no clue what that was so i asked um how many miles where on it he said 35k well that turned my head i then asked how much he said i will give it to you for 1100 bucks , book value was higher then that, anyway i had no car at the time and really needed one i just said yes and he let me give him half then and after i paid the car off he gave it to me, i still had not even looked at the car, after i paid it off i was expecting a 1100 dollar car/nightmare , well to my surprise this car was looking really good,so i kept it and it fell apart on me after the first month brakes went and all parts with it it cost me 800 buCks to get that fixed, so after a couple of years i all of a sudden went into this mode of WOW THIS CAPRI HAS SOME MAJOR POTENTIAL!From there on i put my first Vinyl graphic sticker on the car and it said XT 2000 GT.Well that changed everything,i then decided that i wanted for Vinyl for my car because the car was to white i wanted to add black to it and give it more character, the car was all white it also had a white top , i used a vht vinyl spray to change it from white to black, i left some spots that i can fix but i have been lazy with it latley because of all of the engine problems i have been having. It has been really making me depressed.Anyway after that i got a brah(La Bra) for it and i loved it, from there on a grabbed some xxr's rims and some really nice tires went from 14' to 15 . that 1 inch really made a difference, after that i decided to use vht tint to blackout my headlights and my fog lights,lets not forget after i did the headlights i broke the passenger side headlight motor, dont ask it was a hot day heh,i then put vinyl stickers with the word turbo on it,i have a few more things to do with the exterior,spoiler, get that top up to my satisfaction,put my NOS sticker in the back of the rear plastic window, then after that i will be working on the interior, i actually took the backseat out and the passenger seat out, shame if i new of this site before i would have not thrown them away but oh well now i know.I am going to make the interior black and white race car style with bar and net all that jazz, anyway thats a little ways away.Anyway my pics of my car are on the forum where you put photo's, anyway it is nice to meet everyone and hope in the near future i will have time to maybe bring my car to meets and shows and take russ's trophy away from him,i am just joking russ please dont abuse me )) alright well met all hope to talk to you all soon ,

Dean Conforti
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Kev93 on February 03, 2013, 09:27:00 AM
Welcome, Dean!

While you're busy gussying up the outside of that Capri ... don't forget to do a little work under the hood if you can.  ;)

Capris make such fun rides!   (http://graemlins/big-biggrin.gif)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: boomer535 on February 05, 2013, 02:07:00 AM
I'm Scott from Spring Hill Florida. I bought my 91 Automatic last October. I got it mostly to teach my Wife how to drive, but it sure is fun for me to drive too. I had to do some work on it and Russ already knows me from my parts orders. So far plugs, wires, cap, rotor air and gas filters. Replaced the drivers side window regulator, cleaned the window and mirror control switches. Replaced the washer tank and jets. Replaced the turn signal switch. Also replaced the top and glovebox latch. Installed the strut tower brace. Got all the lights working so it will pass inspection when the Wife takes her Driving test. Installed a nice Stereo with USB and SD card slots along with new speakers. Still need a little body work done, the heater door link is on order and the AC needs fixing. The car has 90K miles and runs pretty good. The Wife is doing good driving hope to get her license in a month or so. Our two Kids like the back seat so they can ride with us.
It would be nice if Ford came out with a new Capri maybe based on the Fiesta.

Scott
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: 92CapriXR2 on May 13, 2013, 10:02:00 PM
Hi all, my name is Roey and I live west of Brisbane in sunny Queensland, Australia.

I originally purchased our 1992 XR2 Ford Capri for our two daughters to learn to drive on but after I drove it myself, I absolutely loved it.  It is so easy to drive, has plenty of up and go and the fun factor it provides when you drive it is amazing. I'm on the lookout for a turbo version for myself
 :D
My dream car would have to be a Shelby Cobra 427.
If they start making them again, I would like a rear wheel version, 2 litre turbo and definitely motorised canopy (I ripped my back window when I was folding it down and dropped it a bit too hard into the cavity   :mad: )
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gil on June 17, 2013, 09:48:00 AM
1. Gil
2. Champaign, IL
3. It was there. I was looking for a summertime toy and checked out a Fiero GT, Miata, Del Sole and... wait for it... a Cutlass Convertble. The Capri won for lowest miles and fewest issues plus a hard top. Plus I've liked them from the beginning and have little chance of seeing myself coming.
4. Dream car? Don't have one. Have owned 50 or so cars and a few motorcycles in my time and the quickest ever was a '67 Downton Prepped 1275S Morris Mini Cooper, loud outrageous and unbelievably quick to 100 (4.55 straight cut gears, hill climber). Killed a whale tail Porsche with it once coming up hill through the sweeper on Glebe Road above Chain Bridge (DC folks know where I mean) when he swapped ends. Fastest? Either my 72 Torino Sport or 71 LTD with the same engine (took a while getting there but would bury the needle and then some if you had enough road).

Still a few on my bucket list (300C, D, E, F, G or Hurst but I doubt it)

%. Most fun? I think I may have just bought it.
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: ShaneOss on June 17, 2013, 08:49:00 PM
Hi Everyone,

1. Name - Shane      (http://smile.gif)    

2.Location - Picton, NSW Australia

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it? - I originally bought my first Capri when i was growing up. It was a nice looking car originally had just the SOHC engine, so i bought a DOHC Turbo engine and did the conversion over a weekend. My first time at anything like it and it all went well. Only thing i had wrong was a few spark plug leads around the wrong way, and needed to adjust the timing. My original Capri can be found on the front page of my website:     http://myconvertiblecapri.com (http://myconvertiblecapri.com)    

I ended up trading it in for a TT Supra which is no more and was really missing the Capri. After catching up with a few of the old club members over the past year. I'd been looking around for another one to buy and along came a 1992 Tickford SC Clubsprint which i picked up a few weekends ago. Again pics can be seen under the Gallery on my site  http://myconvertiblecapri.com/gallery/index.php?cat=10058 (http://myconvertiblecapri.com/gallery/index.php?cat=10058) .

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be? Probably a highly modified TT Supra.

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? - More power than stock perhaps 2L engine with bigger turbo. Pretty much just keep it the same tho fixing all the previous mistakes.      ;)
Title: Getting to know the members
Post by: WickedClown on June 29, 2013, 12:23:00 PM
I've been here a little while, haven't posted much, just mostly read. I don't know a whole bunch about cars except trying a few things on my capris and reading the forums for a couple years. A few months ago I started my job as a helicopter electrician. I like exercise, whether it's running or lifting weights. One of these days I might make it to a capri meet.

1. Name
Jack

2. Location
Fayetteville, NC

3. Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
I bought my first capri because I rode in it and I liked the size, the speed, the feel, and the gas mileage. I've since sold that one for various reasons and now my situation is better so I got another one. This one I got from an older couple. It's modified and gets 20 lbs boost and has type r seat covers. Maybe someone from this forum had it at one point?

4. If money were no object, what would your dream car be?†
I like the idea of rocketmans capri. The torque steer annoys me sometimes.

5. What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
AWD is the only thing.. a missile launcher might be cool too.... a train horn at the rear for people who want to drive up real close behind me. A megaphone could be fun. Real cup holders. Leather seats.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Kev93 on October 04, 2013, 10:07:03 AM
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5. What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
AWD is the only thing.. a missile launcher might be cool too.... a train horn at the rear for people who want to drive up real close behind me. A megaphone could be fun. Real cup holders. Leather seats.
Bwahaha! LOL ... without being too politically incorrect, we need *all* that stuff, plus a mount for an M249...

*especially* the cupholders...
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: herdfan75 on October 21, 2013, 01:21:02 PM
1.Name:  David

2.Location: West Virginia

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?  My first Capri was a trade for a 68 Mustang project I had. I initally turned my buddy down, but he had the Capri with him when my wife and I went to his house to look at a piece of furniture, and her exact words when she saw his car, shined up, top down, was "Uh...you need to rethink this..." so I did.  I traded, and when my buddy decided to sell the Mustang, I didn't want to see it go so I traded him back. Regretted it.  I just recently sold a '65 Fairlane and called a local guy that's known for having Capris.  He had his last one, a 94 XR, for sale and said he wanted $5,000. I told him I didn't have near that much, but told him I did have $3,000 cash and he said come get it!  The car is awesome.  I like how quick the car is, how well it handles, and of course I love the soft top. The car is simple, but has great options for the time period in which the car was made.

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be? I'd buy a 1969 Mach I, 351 V8, grabber blue, 4-speed.

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)  Retractable hard top like the Mercedes Kompressor would be nice, however, I think it would need to be economical, but loaded with options like the original (for its time anyway). 
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: johnny's capri on December 28, 2013, 03:37:51 PM
Hello to all the capri fans out there,

MY name is John I'm from the land of enchantment (New Mexico, U.S.A) I hope everyone had a great Christmas and from me and my family we wish you a happy and of course safe Happy New Year!!!

I am the proud owner of a 1991 mercury capri xr2.  This car came to me to get repaired for a friend.  when I told him what it needed he decided to sell it and offered it to me for a great price.  Thinking it was an awesome opportunity to finally own my first turbo charged/vert I jumped at the chance.The car has taken up a lot of my time and money and after bout three years of ownership I have yet to drive it.  Russ, of Roo sports :) ( thank you Russ) has been awesome and invaluable in this quest as have all of you and this great forum.  You all sound like a great bunch of people with a whole lot of knowledge.  I really do appreciate all of you and the advice I get from this site.  My friend that sold this car to me served in Iraq with me passed away in a car accident bout a year after he sold me capri so it has a little more meaning to me than other cars or projects that keep me busy. 

If the Capri were to come back, I would like nice leather seats with a more refined interior and of course a stronger engine with around 250 hp. from the factory with everything  it has now.  and it would be awesome if the top could be moved up or down with a touch of a button. Also would be great to  fix all the things that break easily like the door latches, handles and such.  Redesigned headlights might be nice along with the ability to use wider and taller tires without interference.  Factory Totico struts would be awesome, maybe they would be easier to find for our cars again.

If money were no object I would like a  new ls9 turbo vert. vet.  may as well dream big! ;D with all the options.

Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Hrspowr on March 02, 2014, 01:07:40 PM
New owener here!

1.  Dan

2.  Oregon

3. Wife fell in love with the convertible, and got it for a steal!  After fixing all the little gremlins that have been ignored for the last 10 years, will be a great car for her!

4.  Dream car???  Too hard to narrow to one choice.  AC Cobra, Shelby Mustang, Cuda, 64 Chevelle, Datsun 510 2dr  55 Bel Air  :-)

5.  Like the idea of a low cost, good MPG sports car!

Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on March 02, 2014, 03:13:34 PM
Welcome to TeamCapri!
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: gary scott on March 02, 2014, 05:52:55 PM
Welcome to TeamCapri Dan (and Wife)
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: AndyGodinez94 on March 21, 2014, 10:04:59 PM
1. Andres Godinez

2. Whittier, California

3. I needed a car of my own and my parents saw her for sale and when I saw her I instantly fell in love with the car. My favorite aspect about the car is its look, It is a uniquely beautiful car.

4. My dream car would be a 1960s Corvette Stingray, painted to look like the Mach 5

5. I'd want the Capri to be a soft top, with cup holders, 4WD, and definitely twin turbo
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on March 22, 2014, 12:36:27 AM

5. I'd want the Capri to be a soft top, with cup holders, 4WD, and definitely twin turbo

Welcome to TeamCapri! You do know your Capri IS a soft top right? Just checking :)
I've got the 4wd down but no cupholders, only one turbo.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: AndyGodinez94 on March 22, 2014, 04:18:57 PM
I just meant that they should keep the soft top instead of a hard top :)

and your vehicle is an inspiration
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on March 22, 2014, 04:39:07 PM
Thank you! I only checked on the soft top thing, as I've encountered a fair number of folks who buy a Capri with a hard top installed and have NO IDEA that it is removable! Talk about surprises :)

When you get some time post a thread in The Garage with some pictures of your car. We love pictures!
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: gary scott on March 22, 2014, 05:20:53 PM
Welcome to TeamCapri Andy. What a great first car. my first car was a 67 chevy CAPRIce. 396 TurboJet, Mag Wheels, etc.
I lived in Whittier a looooong time ago. I was a programmer for garment manufacturers in LA and Newport Beach then.
Enjoy those sunny california days. We have snow in the forecast again for Tuesday.

 
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: tonlaw71 on March 23, 2014, 11:39:38 AM
Welcome to the group! Hope you enjoy your time here.  8)
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: AndyGodinez94 on March 27, 2014, 01:04:02 AM
Thanks  :D

I love it here in Whittier, what area did you live in Gary?

I like that the Capri is my first car, I always turn heads when I'm driving around town 8)
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: crshbndct on May 05, 2014, 01:39:42 AM

1. Name
Nathan

2. Location
New Zealand

3. Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
Turbo goes whoosh, Lights go up, top goes down.

4. If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Ultima GTR or a Merc-Mclaren SLR

5. What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again?
Basically a sport-styled Fiesta St Convertible.

Since this is my first post, I should introduce myself. 34 yo, First Capri, Picking it up tomorrow, immaculate '91 Turbo(Sold as Ford Capri over here). Goal for the car is to drive it till the end of the year and then take it to the NZ B6T expert for 300Hp and a slightly more track oriented suspension/chassis setup. Probably with a Toyota gearbox and LSD.

Pics tomorrow when I get back from my 24 hours journey to pick it up.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on May 05, 2014, 04:56:05 AM

1. Name
Nathan

2. Location
New Zealand

3. Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
Turbo goes whoosh, Lights go up, top goes down.

4. If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Ultima GTR or a Merc-Mclaren SLR

5. What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again?
Basically a sport-styled Fiesta St Convertible.

Since this is my first post, I should introduce myself. 34 yo, First Capri, Picking it up tomorrow, immaculate '91 Turbo(Sold as Ford Capri over here). Goal for the car is to drive it till the end of the year and then take it to the NZ B6T expert for 300Hp and a slightly more track oriented suspension/chassis setup. Probably with a Toyota gearbox and LSD.

Pics tomorrow when I get back from my 24 hours journey to pick it up.

I'm assuming you guys got them in NZ? I don't think I've seen any NZ members here. Sound like you are in the right place for your plans, Yota gearbox is serious.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: crshbndct on May 05, 2014, 12:31:16 PM

I'm assuming you guys got them in NZ? I don't think I've seen any NZ members here. Sound like you are in the right place for your plans, Yota gearbox is serious.

Yeah we did. I paid $800NZ(About $600US) for mine, since they are not very common or well known, but there are plenty of them for sale. The people who buy them tend to be older and not really into cars, they just get them because MX-5/Eunos Roadster/Miata are too expensive, and they want some top down cruising, or just got mistaken and meant to buy the MX-5.

I have 2 BG8R 323's here, one with a spun bearing, Toyota e153 LSD box and Mitsubishi rear diff, and another with a perfect stock Engine, but decidedly subpar drivetrain, so I am thinking of parting them and selling the shells and interiors and anything that doesnt go into the Capri, and attempting a AWD swap like you did with a Built BPT. I will probably PM you at some point to find out more about how you did the rear of the car(diff mounts, did you just swap the subframe, etc).

I personally prefer the B6T to the BPT though, since I have had about 7 cars with B6Ts and know them really well. I have built several 250-300HP B6Ts and absolutely love how strong they are made, and how little work is required for a reliable 300HP with great economy.

One thing I am definitely going to do is extensive chassis stiffening, suspension and brakes. I like my cars to have a really stiff chassis, and I am not sure how good the Capris are in this regard. But more is always better I think. I am lucky in that there are literally 1000s of BF and BG awd and FWD turbo 323s in NZ, and parts for them are easy to come by.

My Capri has 95K Miles, and I am buying it from the 1st Owner, who got it when she was 56 and is no longer able to drive. I am not even sure she was aware it was turbocharged, but I do know that it has been serviced by Ford at the dealership she bought it from the whole time. I feel slightly bad getting it so cheap, since her son is the one who is selling it for her, and he took some absolutely awful pictures of it, the shot of the exterior is one that showed the only external damage to the paint on the spoiler, and everyone bidding on the auction mistook it for rust and didn't bid. I had a friend of mine go look at it for me and he reported it as being near perfect condition.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on May 22, 2014, 02:37:14 PM
Greetings, I bought my Capri Wednesday and haven't picked it up yet.  It isn't running and I hope I can get some help from the forum.

1.Jack Byrd

2.Mount Airy(Mayberry), NC

3.First became interested in Capri though my interest in Festiva's(got Capri brakes for it) and it's springtime.  What better time to buy a convertible?

4.1957 Studebaker Hawk

5.As the 1.6 Capri engine seems to be a good engine for the Festiva, I'm guessing the Capri should have at least a 1.8L.

Currently, my car isn't running and I've already ordered a new fuel pump, however, there is blue wire with stripped insulation in the wiring harness right behind the battery that isn't attached to anything.  They are no blue wires anywhere in nearby plugs to attach it to.  Wonder if this could be a problem.

Thanks for your assistance and let me know if this isn't the appropriate place to ask the question,  Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Capri-guy on July 21, 2014, 07:13:58 AM
1.Name
Piet-Hein

2.Location
Hilversum, The Netherlands

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
bc the opportunity occured, it was cheap (Ä500), and Saab Convertibles are too heavy to have as a 3rd/fun car. what i like: the uniqueness: there are only 68 of 'em in The Netherlands, of which i have one of the 3 reef green ones. i haven't driven it yet, because it failed the annual test on the exhaust fumes (CO was too high, so it needs a new catalyst)

(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10511365_484597548351965_4524230869538224784_n.jpg?oh=25d655bb79fd9c18d4b9b409415f2c9b&oe=54595D26)

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
CitroŽn DS dťcapotable
(http://www.classicdriver.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_slider/public/import/articlesv2/images/_uk/15406/Citroen_DS_Decapotable_driven_01pop.jpg?itok=0cKVcVPp)

and/or

DeLorean DMC12
(http://www.paulfrasercollectibles.com/upload/public/docimages/Image/w/y/f/delorean-dmc12-for-sale-1981-410.jpg)

i know, they're not very practical in daily use...

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
maybe change the headlights, and put a more powerful yet fuel efficient engine in.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Jolls on July 30, 2014, 06:18:29 AM
Name: Jolls (Craig)
Location: Murrumbateman NSW, Australia - a little one pub town 50km (30 m) from Canberra.
PResent for the wife's birthday - but really so we can tour the good parts of Oz; including the wineries around here and the Hunter Valley.
Why: The XR2 was in pretty good condition, pulls like a teenager and like most chicks looks good topless!
What do I like best about it: Chewing up the miles on the way to somewhere good - the trip is the destination.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be: Probably won't mean much unless your an Aussie - but a 1964 EH ute with 327 Chev to push her along.
If they made it again: 3 litre turbo, soft top with hard top conversion for winter, with somewhere to put the coffee.

I'll have to get a picture up later.

Cheers and Beers

Craig
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: belleaudb on August 05, 2014, 11:23:54 PM
Name: Dave
Location: Michigan USA
Why: Like it.

I owned this car years ago. When I purchased it back then, there was impact damage to the left rear wing. I repaired the damage and had a cheap respray done.  I recently re-purchased the car and brought it into the USA. Paperwork was a nightmare with US customs.
It's a lot of fun, easy on fuel, fast. I get lots of compliments wherever I go.

Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on August 05, 2014, 11:26:57 PM
Nice! What country did you import it from?
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on August 06, 2014, 09:03:05 AM
nice X2
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Snigalfriz on September 12, 2014, 12:53:24 AM
1. Daniel
2. Round Rock, Tx
3. I wanted a "toy" convertible.  It is fun to drive.
4. A convertible Ford GT-40  8)
5. A mid engine (supercharged v8) retractable top convertible
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: aw2oban on October 08, 2014, 07:44:01 PM
1.Name - Ethan

2.Location - Southern California

3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it? - I had test driven one my senior year of high school (1991) and thought it would be a really fun car to own but refused to have a car payment.....I guess I waited long enough I didn't have to make payments when I bought the car for $2000  :)

4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?  Tough call.....My friends laugh at me because I have made the statement that I would rather have 5 $5000 cars than one $25,000 car......I currently have ....
1966 Mustang that I bought when I was 16
1992 Mercury Capri xr2 (2 of them)(obviously or I wouldn't be here)
2001 Ford F250 Crew Cab Diesel 7.3L with a 6-speed manual
2002 Ford Excursion Diesel 7.3L (Wife's Grocery Getter)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor CNG
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
I guess with a gun to my head I would have to flip a coin between three opposites......
     a.    Factory Stock 1966 AC Cobra (low miles of course)
     b.    4x4 7.3L powered Sportsmobile
     c.     Diesel Pusher RV (maybe a mid-engine) Newmar All-Star like vehicle

5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
     a.    Retractable Hardtop with a motor
     b.    50/50 Weight Distribution
     c.    Sound of a 60's musclecar (settle for similar to current Dodge Challenger SRT8)
     d.    Nice tight fitting look to the wheel wells but plenty of space to play with different tire sizes.
     e.    Similar pop-up headlights but some sort of LED touch similar to the more expensive cars of today.
     f.     Optional Rally Car model with higher ground clearance for those of us with bad joints when we cannot get out of our current ones.
     g.    Optional value model with a small diesel engine that gets 45 MPG yet is faster than our early 90's xr2.

Sorry I had to modify it....went to offer to purchase a hard top from one I had seen.....ending up taking the whole car so now I have two 1992 XR2's
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: david.sirota on December 24, 2014, 12:02:10 PM
Name - David

Location - Potwin, Kansas. NE of Wichita

I bought my '93 Capri N/A because it is about half the price of a Miata

I would like a nice 1st. gen. Miata,  1st. gen. MR2, and Fiero

So far the only thing I do not like is that it is noisy with the top down at speed
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: supercowmoo3 on April 29, 2015, 08:02:34 PM
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)

1. Derrick
2. buffalo new york
3. i bought my 91 capri not knowing what it was. It only cost me 500 bucks and it was a little red convertible so i thought why the hell not? When i got it home about 50 miles away, i found some rust and all the calipers were locked up from sitting and it needed a new top and i didnt care because i was excited. I fell in love with this car before i even drove it. It was quirky and i own an 84 rabbit so i like quirky lol. but the fact that i finally owned a convertible is what made it great in my opinion. Also its powered by mazda and mazda is awesome.
4. probably an 80s or older porshe 911 as they still had air cooled flat 6's and no body else did it. also rear engined(not mid engined) rear wheel drive ever since they came out and they handle amazingly. Its that kind of ingenuity i love in a car and the 80s ones just look so retro and pretty. the 911 is just a great sports car.
5. twin turbo, rotary, rwd, aluminum chassis, stiffness. Thats about it lol
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: mitch1204 on May 01, 2015, 11:30:41 PM
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)

1. Ron Mitchell
2. Evensville, TN though thinking of retiring in FL where I've been most of the winter.
3. I had a '73 in high school and a' 74 in the army. I didn't even know they made these in the 90s. 90s were kind of a blur lol. Scoping CL out I seen one and just had to have it. I wanted a convertible fwd, good on gas to pull behind my RV. This car fit the bill without breaking the wallet before I started working on it, lol.
4. Bugatti Veyron
5. Rwd with a peppier turbo 4 cylinder. Retractable hardtop, cup holder, full body kit with the hint of the 1973 body style.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: 94daves on May 02, 2015, 01:10:44 PM
1. Dave Smith
2. Rochester Hills, MI
3. I always thought the Capri was a fun, quirky, unique car.  Living around Detroit, I remember seeing a lot of them in the early 90s.  Then they quickly disappeared.  I was into Mustangs at the time and forgot about the Capri.  A few years ago I was scanning CraigsList and saw a few Capris for sale at an attractive price.  I zeroed in on a Capri from South Carolina and had it trucked to my driveway.  The most attractive thing is that the Capri is a good looking, unique looking, rare car that is a convertible with a back seat so my girls can sit in it.  I don't care that it's not a race car and not RWD.  If I wanted a car with those features, I'd buy a different car.  Searching for parts makes it fun.  But without this forum, I know I'd be more frustrated.
4. Aston Martin DBS
5. I like the Capri the way it is, with all its warts and pimples.  I especially like the manual roof and the process of putting it up and down.  My dad used to work for Ford and made a visit to the assembly plant in Australia in the early 90s.  He saw the way they tested the roof durability - 2 guys putting the roof up and down for their entire shift.  Yikes!  I wouldn't want to do that all day.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Btown on May 09, 2015, 02:41:32 AM
1.Name
Bernard. Town
2.Location
Coffs Harbour, east coast of Australia
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
Wanted a toy to play with
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
New GT mustang
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
AWD, 2.0l turbo, retractable hard top.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: garlson on May 11, 2015, 04:06:49 AM
1. Garry
2. SC
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
- I wanted to own a Capri when I was young and luckily I found a good deal.
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
- Z06
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)
- twin turbo, retractable hard top.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gaz on May 20, 2015, 01:13:13 AM
Garret "Gary" Rombal.
Duluth, MN
I my first one, a 91 na, I bought from my exes father, and the short crank motor shit the bed, and received a healthy transplant from a 93 with the long nose with 94k on it.
My 92 XR2 was purchased with my reenlistment bonus. several modifications are to be done to this by the time I'm done with it, it should be something rather unique.
I love the Capri because I'm gay, and it's a rather...gay car.  ;D It's reliable, economical, stylish, cheap and easy to work on, and it can get out of its own way.
dream car is an R31 Skyline Gt-R, dream truck is a 7/8th generation 3/4 ton Suburban with a 5.9 isb swap.
all wheel drive with a formidable power plant, and maybe just call it the XR3. Some kind of sexier offspring of an F40 and a mustang.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: jfassivess on May 27, 2015, 08:11:58 AM
Hi Y'all, Newbie Jean here, in Holly, MI (between Det and Flint).  Recently bought Red 92 turbo convertible for my FL ride.  It's roomy enough for 2 adults and golf clubs, plus a back seat - What more can one need?  Never heard of Capri before, but it was so darned cute, priced affordable and fun to drive - I couldn't pass it by.  My dream car is red '64 corvette convertible, without the price tag.  (old memories of younger days die hard) 
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: mitch1204 on May 27, 2015, 10:29:22 AM
and it's a rather...gay car.  ;D


That's a Suburu Forester, lol.

A Capri is 100 hp of raw power. It is meant to be worked on and get greasy turning wrenchs.

Why just yesterday I come out of Wal-Mart and my Capri was humping a Buick. Pure hetero, lol.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Gaz on May 28, 2015, 01:30:41 AM
Oh yes, lest we forget the original target consumer for the Aussie, eh?
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Merlin on July 31, 2015, 01:34:30 PM
1)  Nick Gavellas
2)  Miami, Florida
3)  I didn't have to pay for it, I got it through an exchange of labor.  Previous owner was a friend of the family.  I cut her yard and tended the horses every saturday for a year and the car was mine.
4) Dream car - there are a few that I dream about but the top of the list goes to a 56 Chevy Nomad Wagon
5) Would love to see the Capri as a rear wheel drive, with a little more HP.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: SHOwn on August 07, 2015, 12:40:58 AM
1. Ron Powell
2. Allendale, MI
3. After owning about a half dozen Fords, it was time to replace my aging 95 SHO MTX. I wanted something with better gas milage (50 mile daily drive), inexpensive, manual transmission, front drive (120" snow a year ago here), fun to drive, Ford product, smaller than the Taurus since my kids drive themselves now.
4. Since $ would not matter, I guess I'd want a Ford GT, not the new one just coming out, the production super car 60's lookalike. My personal favorite looking sports car.
5. A hardtop convertible version of the Focus ST or SVT.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: BurgosXR2 on September 29, 2015, 06:57:15 PM
1. Chris Burgos
2. Orlando, Fl
3. My transmission on my 91 eclipse blew out so I needed a new car and my dad saw it on Craig's list and told me about it......I never heard of it before in my life due to me being young and not into mercury's.....but after I saw it,got it,drove it I feel for it.....and now I'm slowly working on it and thinking of ideas on how to MODIFY the look
4. My dream car is actually a fairly common one.....a HONDA CRX 89-91models with a 2JZ engine modified for RWD and lowered NOT SLAMMED!!! I know it's lame but it's simple nice and comfortable for me
5. I would love to see the Capri with a choice of either FWD or RWD with more HP, if the Capri could also be longer with more space in the hood to work on, and either soft top or a retractable hard top don't matter just something that won't rip or break easily
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: DarkAngel on June 14, 2016, 10:14:57 AM
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)

Hello, my name is Marcus and I am a Capri addict

I live in the land where Capri's came from, Australia

I bought my Pearl Black Ford Capri XR2 SE 1994 na because I fell in love with it at first sight,

the best thing I like about it is that it's
This IS my dream car... check out my build thread ☺

XR2 2016 would have 4wd option, 2.0 litre turbo, 18 inch wheels, 2 pot brakes, typhoon style body kit and... and... maybe a retractable hard top. Every car bought would also entitle owners to join a xr2 track club... free entry to race tracks and an XR2 Club race cup.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: chrispoe on June 25, 2016, 05:10:15 PM
1.Chris

2.South-east Wisconsin

3.My first car was a 323 and ever since Iíve been a Mazda platform based vehicle enthusiast. Over the years Iíve owned a 86 323, 91 Capri, 87 RX7, 90 MX6 GT, 94 Probe GT, and 2001 Protťgť.  When my bossís wife passed away and he offered her car to me for only $1200 which was a steal and do to the fact the Capri is based off the Mazda 323, it seems as if me owning this car was meant to be.

4.1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake with the twin supercharged 427

5.HmmmÖ.RWD twin turbo 3.7L V6 duratec , 6 speed tranny with LSD, more ridged body, electronic suspension, and of course Pop-up Hid headlights.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: tedbroderick on July 03, 2016, 03:34:28 PM
Ted Broderick
New Jersey
1993 Capri XR2 (only 39,000 miles)
Bought it just to have a cool weekend car for the summer. 
Dream car 1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 speed.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: JhonnyDaPirate on August 27, 2016, 05:08:22 PM
Jhonny from El Paso TX.
Got my Capri for 400 bucks from this kid I met at a half way house. Its my first personal build I don't know jack squat about mechanic work so I'm struggling a lot but having fun with it. Planning to rip it all apart and run the hell out of it till it explodes then go from there
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Festiva Fun!!! on September 01, 2016, 01:38:10 PM
Who has Rocketchips information. I tried his website but his email isn't working. I would like to get my ECU done for my Capri. Does he have a phone number or new email?
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: WashiestSnake on September 01, 2016, 03:52:53 PM
Message Rocketman here on the Forum. He doesnt come on but maybe once a week anymore, so he can take awhile to get back you.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: BiPoBro on February 18, 2017, 12:43:47 AM
1. Evan Watson
2. Colorado Springs
3. I didn't buy it, I dragged it out of a field to save it from the junkyard. I just love how fun this car is to drive.
4. I would love a 1994 Skyline GTS-4
5. I want the Capri to be kept nice and small. Definitely a convertible, soft top, and maybe a cup version like what Mazda offers with the Miata. A small and revvy engine is definitely the way to go, a variant of the 4-banger Ecoboost would be fantastic. Also, pop-up headlights are a must. A full-time AWD option would be amazing as well, make it a little rocket.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on February 18, 2017, 10:01:55 PM
Welcome, came though Colorado Springs a couple of months ago.  If I'd known about that beauty, I'd brought it back to NC with me... :)

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: My67falcon on March 07, 2017, 04:15:55 PM
1.Name: Aaron http://falcon-whyihatemyin-laws.blogspot.com/
2.Location: Missouri and Kansas depending on the time of the day
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it? It was cheap, fun and gets good gas mileage.
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be? My first car. A 1969 Dan Gurney Cyclone Spoiler
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.) Retractable. Yea, I'm old.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: rls120 on June 09, 2017, 02:18:14 AM
Name:  Robert and Vickie
Location:  Central IL
Why a Capri:  Beautiful lines, price was right, hardtop.
If Money were no object. . .
1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
If they make it again. . . .don't lose sight of what it was originally supposed to be:  An inexpensive fun car.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: KYCapri on July 12, 2017, 02:36:28 AM
Jeff
Bowling Green, KY
I bought my Capri because I have always liked oddball, unique cars (fiero, Delorean, bricklin, le baron, solstice, pulsar, svx, conquest, talon, geo storm, 924, exp, Subaru  xt1).  I specifically love the wedge look of them, back seat, turbo, unique, convertible, red, only one at a car show, too young with no money when they were new but could now afford one, good deal - low mileage - auction win surprise on eBay!

I am fortunate to own my dream car, a red 1991 Dodge Stealth RT.

My dream new Capri would be similar to the Lotus Exige x Fiat 124 x Solstice with turbo, a small back seat again, and 300+ horsepower, red with a white interior.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: darkfact on October 07, 2017, 11:43:38 AM
I'm Derek from New England. I just picked up a 91 XR2. I've always wanted one and finally got the opportunity. I've owned fox body mustangs, 1g DSM's, a couple Festiva's, and my daily is a  03 Buck Regal GS with the supercharged 3800 v6. I'm looking forward to modding this XR2. Goals are a little bit more power with excellent handling.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on October 08, 2017, 11:52:44 AM
Welcome to the group and one of the most fun cars around.

Jack  Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Zmbzy on October 28, 2017, 03:08:18 AM
1. Josh
2. Chicago, IL
3. I have a thing for Italian designs, and the Capri hardtop looks like someone squished a Lotus Esprit
4. Lancia Stratos or Autozam AZ-1 with a Hayabusa swap
5. If they make a new one, just make it a small, fun, economical convertible that isn't as lame as the FIAT 500c
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on October 28, 2017, 08:01:48 AM
Welcome Josh, sounds like you've got the same taste I do.  Love the Italian styling and you're the first person I've run across who loves the Lancia Stratos.  Would love the have one on the replicas for a DD when it rains.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: jdp on January 19, 2018, 11:00:29 PM
1. John and my wife is Barbara.  I have been a member of the forum for a few years, but never posted or used it a lot until recently.   See why on #3.
2. We are originally from the Harrisburg, Pa area.  We moved to eastern NC in 1996 due to a job transfer.  We are currently in Winterville, NC.
3. I bought a 1994 Magenta Capri NA new for my wife just because she liked it.  I was OK with it, but it was her thing.  Things went pretty smooth with the Capri until 2009.  It starting having some issues, so I parked it in our garage and bought her a Mazda MX5.   The Mazda was totalled when we got sandwiched in Raleigh a few years later.   The Capri just sat in the garage until November, 2017 when I started to mess around and getting it running again.  This forum was a blessing.  That gave me the bug and I went on the search for a 1994 XR2 which I am happy to say, will be parked in my garage in February.  Now I have an obsession....bought a 93 NA for parts before Christmas and a 92 XR2 that runs good, but needs paint.
4. I have always obsessed over Healey 3000's and Jeeps, but never bought a Healy, but had a 1980 Jeep CJ7 for 20 years.  Man I miss that thing.
5. Changes that I would like is V6 and rear wheel drive.  Soft top is great.  I am retired now, so it is all about playing.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on January 26, 2018, 01:17:33 PM
Another NC member.  Glad to here that.  I got into Capris by accident and got addicted also.

Welcome, Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Raysryde on February 20, 2018, 04:33:18 AM
I'm Raymond from Long Island N.Y.  I recently discovered these little spitfire of a car.... A friend had one in the 80's. I just acquired my first Capri, a 1991 form an original owner  with 39k miles. She was loved and will continue to be.  I have always liked oddball, unique, unseen cars. I also have a 69 Opel GT, a 2010 BWM M6 , and a 2004 ML 430.
I say a car for each if the seasons.  Glad I found this site.

-Ray
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: jdp on February 20, 2018, 10:05:40 AM
Welcome to our addiction Ray
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on February 20, 2018, 11:31:45 AM
Welcome Ray, my XR2 came from Long Island to NC.  Loved the drive back thru the city on a Friday afternoon.  When you have a question, ask away, there are a lot of knowledgeable people here.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: rry315 on February 23, 2018, 05:48:33 PM
Richard
Pepperell Ma
Bought my Capri because the first new car I ever owned was a 1973 Capri 2600, V6, 4 speed. I loved that car and if I could find one Iíd buy it!
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: rry315 on February 23, 2018, 08:45:13 PM
I'm Raymond from Long Island N.Y.  I recently discovered these little spitfire of a car.... A friend had one in the 80's. I just acquired my first Capri, a 1991 form an original owner  with 39k miles. She was loved and will continue to be.  I have always liked oddball, unique, unseen cars. I also have a 69 Opel GT, a 2010 BWM M6 , and a 2004 ML 430.
I say a car for each if the seasons.  Glad I found this site.

-Ray
Hi Ray
Just returned to this site after many years away. Your post caught my eye with the 69 Opel GT. I worked in the service department of a Buick dealership in the early to mid 70ís we sold and serviced a lot of Opels I loved driving the GT.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Skunkwrkz on August 30, 2018, 10:36:42 PM
Itís been a while since Iíve seen this question so here it is.
1.Name
2.Location
3.Why did you buy your Capri/323 and what do you like best about it?
4.If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
5.What would you want a Capri to be if they start making it again? (i.e. soft top, retractable hard top, engine, etc.)

Hi,

My name is Ben and I live in Hendersonville, NC. I just recently bought a one owner, un-molested, red XR2 with 82K on it and a managed to snag a hard top the same day. I used to have a buddy, who has since passed away, that bought one of these new and we got into a lot of "trouble" in his in college...Good memories and the time was right to buy one so why not?. Dream Car? I already own mine as I bought a Euro-Spec 1984 Porsche 928S three years ago and it's everything I thought it was since I first saw "Risky Business" ;-) Last, I would like to see the Capri brought back perhaps as an AWD turbo vert'...Something eccentric like these cars.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: d4rkangel on December 09, 2018, 06:22:41 PM
Hello all, my name is Brianna. I purchased my Capri in Michigan, but I have since moved to central Illinois. I was browsing craigslist, looking for a cheap project with a manual. This popped up, I did some research, and I fell in love. It wasn't in the best condition (still isn't), but I love that it is small, unique, and it needs a little bit of everything so it will be a good learning experience.
Dream cars are hard to pick, and I haven't been able to test drive and feel out many cars, so I would say I need to do more research before I can answer this question.
If the Capri came back, I think they should keep it a convertible, not make it into a hatchback. Keep it with a small, turbo engine with manual as an option. Make it an affordable weekend sports coupe, for those of us who can't afford corvette's.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on December 10, 2018, 10:13:59 AM
Welcome Brianna, hope your Capri doesn't have many rust problems.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: d4rkangel on January 09, 2019, 09:02:03 PM
Thanks Jack. Luckily, my Capri was parked during the winters before I bought it, so it has minimal rust.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: iamthephoenix29200542 on February 03, 2019, 07:38:24 PM
Did the 92 base models not have block heaters installed in them.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on February 04, 2019, 09:06:55 AM
Did the 92 base models not have block heaters installed in them.

Greetings phoenix, base models did not have block heaters as standard.  If you go to the home page, there is an appropriate category for asking questions about N/A models.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: HarryN on April 02, 2019, 05:03:13 PM
Hi, just getting started on a Capri.

It is a 94 XR2.

Technically it belongs to my 21 year old son, who inherited it from my brother.

More or less it was parked in a garage most of its life and is essentially mint looking.

I am mostly on here to figure out a few items on it, parts sources, etc.

My sister in law kept it in quite good condition before shipping it to my son, but we are still learning.  So far it is just being used to teach my son how to drive a stick shift.

Thanks for the nice forum.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on April 03, 2019, 10:11:01 AM
Hi, just getting started on a Capri.

It is a 94 XR2.

Technically it belongs to my 21 year old son, who inherited it from my brother.

More or less it was parked in a garage most of its life and is essentially mint looking.

I am mostly on here to figure out a few items on it, parts sources, etc.

My sister in law kept it in quite good condition before shipping it to my son, but we are still learning.  So far it is just being used to teach my son how to drive a stick shift.

Thanks for the nice forum.

Sweet, you have a rare one.  You're in the right place.  Tons of experience here.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: HarryN on April 03, 2019, 08:01:13 PM
Hi, just getting started on a Capri.

It is a 94 XR2.

Technically it belongs to my 21 year old son, who inherited it from my brother.

More or less it was parked in a garage most of its life and is essentially mint looking.

I am mostly on here to figure out a few items on it, parts sources, etc.

My sister in law kept it in quite good condition before shipping it to my son, but we are still learning.  So far it is just being used to teach my son how to drive a stick shift.

Thanks for the nice forum.

Sweet, you have a rare one.  You're in the right place.  Tons of experience here.

Jack Byrd

Thanks.  Its kind of a shame really.  My brother kept it virtually perfect and it only has 31K miles on it.  He loved that car.

My son already has a BMW 3 and doesn't really see any point in owning an "old car with a stick shift."

I am not sure how long he will keep it.

We just don't have a place here for a 4th car that nice.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on April 04, 2019, 05:25:18 PM
To bad, if you should decide to sell it, depending on how much you want for it, it should be an easy sell because of the rarity.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: terrymetal on April 10, 2019, 07:06:52 PM
Hello my name is Terry. Figured I may as well introduce myself since I plan on using this forum quite often while I repair, modify, upgrade and possibly butcher my 92 N/A. Just kidding!! LOL I love this little car though! It lacks power but I plan on replacing the engine with the BP at some point. For now I am enjoying it as is while I gather a host of parts and repairs which are daily since I did not pay much for this car. I live in south Atlanta, GA.  People stare at me every time I drive it because there is no emblems on the car and are so rare here few know what they are. Even in the largest salvage yards here I have only been able to find 3 and they have been picked clean of the best parts. I am a Kia Master Technician and I have been with them for roughly 10 years and have been a mechanic for more than 25 years probably closer to 30 years. My dream is to build a nice autocross or drag car/show car out of it and when I retire in a few years I will have enough time and money to invest in it. I enjoy reading all the posts and learning a few things I did not know before about these cars. To the Admins Great Forum folks!!  Thanks for allowing me to join!!  Take care Terry!!
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on April 11, 2019, 09:33:26 AM
Welcome, love your choice of vehicles.  If you are planning a hot rod with a BP, sign on to the Festiva forum and on the FB page.  They do a lot more high performance work.  Carlos Rivera(spelling may not be right) has a street driven Festiva that does 125MPH in an eighth and builds engines for a living.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: terrymetal on April 21, 2019, 11:41:36 PM
Yeah Jack, My Ranchero is another project I am doing a frame off restoration on. I bought it 300 bucks at a former dealership I used to work at. Its got a 351M engine and a C6 Transmission. I was planning to install a 460 big block in it but I need it to pull a trailer and don't need the extra weight. For now my only driveable car is the Capri.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on April 22, 2019, 09:19:46 AM
Yeah Jack, My Ranchero is another project I am doing a frame off restoration on. I bought it 300 bucks at a former dealership I used to work at. Its got a 351M engine and a C6 Transmission. I was planning to install a 460 big block in it but I need it to pull a trailer and don't need the extra weight. For now my only driveable car is the Capri.

cool
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: slowbird on May 21, 2019, 09:37:35 PM
Hi, new member here. I don't have a Capri as of yet (driveway's a bit full right now) but the more I read up on these cars, the more I like them. I would love to own a nice blue XR2 someday.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on May 22, 2019, 01:51:02 PM
Hi, new member here. I don't have a Cap.ri as of yet (driveway's a bit full right now) but the more I read up on these cars, the more I like them. I would love to own a nice blue XR2 someday.

Greetings slowbird, welcome to the club.  I just got back from PA.  I recently bought an XR2 from a member near Pittsburgh.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: rkw958 on July 07, 2019, 10:25:50 AM
Fairly new to the Capri family.

Ray
West (by god) Virginia.
Bought the Capri because my daughter knows how to get me to buy her anything. Not to mention 90k miles, little to no rust and runs great all for $600. After a new alternator, battery and brake lines, calipers and pads it will be perfect little car. Cant forget a new top.
If new Capri was built I have no idea yet, just started on this one. But they could do away with that fuel cut off button in the trunck, had me stumped for 2 days, thank you rocket man.
My dream car, I drive it. I just need time to finish it. 2000 jeep wrangler. I have new frame for it with half the suspension under it and rebuilt tub waiting to go on. I haven't had time to touch it in months though.
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on July 07, 2019, 04:10:09 PM
Welcome to the group and enjoy that little sucker.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: pilotlars on October 04, 2019, 04:14:36 AM
Hello! I'm Lars, I've been a member for several years but haven't had money to repair my 1993 Capri. I purchased it nearly 5 years ago for $400 from a waitress at a diner here in Tulsa, OK, USA. The shift linkages needed to be replaced, one of the windows didn't roll up or down, the ignition key wouldn't turn off all the way and would kill the battery. the passenger side door doesn't open from the inside, and I think the drivers' door won't unlock from the outside. The interior was totally dirty and trashed so I literally removed everything that would come apart and clean everything. This worked out fairly well for the most part. There's a few parts i'm not sure of where they go and I'd love to post pics on here and have you experts identify them for me! Oh, it came with the hard top so if nothing else I knew I could sell the car and/or the roof for a profit. How do I submit photos on here??
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on October 04, 2019, 09:26:27 AM
Welcome, glad to here from you. Sounds like you have quite a project ahead of you.  They are actually easy to work on, most everything can be fixed except serious rust.  Lots of used parts out there from rusty northern cars. I don't know exactly, but pictures have to be loaded from an online service.  Personally, I"ve never loaded any because it's so much trouble....lol  Sorry I'm lazy.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: pilotlars on October 06, 2019, 02:57:30 PM
Looooooooong ago I had Flickr and Photobucket accounts... I'll try to find them and maybe I can upload some!
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: Rocketman on October 06, 2019, 08:24:41 PM
imgur.com is pretty decent nowadays... for now lol
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: LilRedCapri91 on December 27, 2019, 06:37:45 AM
So I have never been a part of any kinda of forum so I hope I do this right. First I need to introduce you to my "Mid Life Crisis" or at least that what my wife calls it...lol. I will be picking up my "new" 1991 XR-2 in the next few weeks. Virgin, bone stock, all original with 108k on the clock. This is my first Capri so any tip tricks or words of encouragement please send them my way.   (https://i.imgur.com/dSNqdaC.jpg)
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on December 27, 2019, 08:04:08 AM
Welcome to the group.  Looks like you have a good start there.  These things are loads of fun and addictive.  Go ahead and make room for the next one.....lol

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: jdp on December 27, 2019, 05:29:28 PM
Welcome......congratulations on the Capri.   I have been watching that one for quite some time on Facebook marketplace, but had not moved on it yet.   Glad you are putting it on the road. I was interested in it for parts. Keep us posted on your progress.

John
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: redsteve on January 03, 2020, 10:59:10 AM
Hello, introducing myself...

Hi all,

I've been a "guest" reading here for a few years and finally got around to registering.

I have a 1991 red (of course) Capri that I keep on the road in Colorado. We call it our "picnic car" as much for what it does for us and the state of mind it creates while driving otherwise.

I'm looking forward to sharing story, parts, and knowledge with similarly crazy fans of this car.

My best to you all,

redsteve
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: jdp on January 03, 2020, 11:08:05 AM
welcome Redsteve!
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on January 03, 2020, 11:38:03 AM
Welcome Redsteve, I know what you mean.  All I have to do is put the top down on a pretty day and all my cares just seem to drift away.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: redsteve on January 07, 2020, 04:48:51 PM
Gents,

Thank you for the welcome, I appreciate it.

I didn't make many miles on my Capri in 2019 too many trips required a truck or Jeep. I am hoping for better this year, more trips down the mountain on small errands and chores would help.

Steve
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: LilRedCapri91 on January 10, 2020, 09:34:13 AM
Feeling like a school boy going on his first date!!!! Going to pick up Lil Red  (my first Capri) TOMORROW!!!!
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on January 10, 2020, 09:57:58 AM
Feeling like a school boy going on his first date!!!! Going to pick up Lil Red  (my first Capri) TOMORROW!!!!

Congratulations, this is a good time of year to buy one, but not such a good time to enjoy it....lol  You might also follow the FB page as it's a little more active.  Best of luck with it, let us know if you have any questions.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: LilRedCapri91 on January 10, 2020, 10:30:20 AM
is there a link for the FB page up here...I looked for "Team Capri" and I couldn't find anything
Title: Re: Getting to know the members
Post by: greywolf27030 on January 11, 2020, 06:57:53 AM
is there a link for the FB page up here...I looked for "Team Capri" and I couldn't find anything

Sorry, on FB it's "1991-1994 Mercury Capri Owner's Group".  There is also a "Capri Convertible" group and "Ford Capri Convertible Owners Group Australia" centered in Australia and a "Florida Capri Owners" group. The Florida group is having a meet Feb. 8, it was fun meeting these guys last year and am going again this year.  You can get info in the Meets section.  Hope this helps.

Jack Byrd