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#1 hainzy

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:44 PM

Hi guys.

 

Ive had this sitting in the shed for a few months now so thought I should put up a few pics as plenty of people on this forum are probably familiar with these old pocket rockets...

 

Its a V6 GT Capri. Peppermint green, rare auto, all matching numbers and is completely original in every way. Great survivor car. I plan to pull it to bits and get it resprayed and give the engine a freshen up, as well as get the interior retrimmed. Plans are to keep it all original.

 

It has had 3 owners, with the last one being a bloke who has had it sitting in his shed for 17 years without driving it, with plans to restore it but as we all know these things often get waylayed.. It has an amazing collection of detailed receipts and a full documented history, so looking forward to getting into it, once I sell my commodore....

 

Also bought a cheap rust bucket for spares in case i need stuff, but mainly for the windscreen!

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:58 PM

Only thing it really needs is a set of UC tail lights.



#3 Redslur

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:22 PM

I actually really like the GT Capri's.  They are so tuff wih a nice Windsor V8 :-)



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:51 PM

This car belonged to an ex boss of mine back in 2006. If I recall, it didnt actually have a wiring loom as such in it. All of the electrics were controlled via fiber optics.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:09 PM

Pretty rare these days, especially unmolested (v6 models)

Should be a good little project.

Looks pretty straight too!

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:44 PM

Going back to the original colour? 

My uncle has a capri with a 302.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:49 AM

I nearly bought one when I was just 18... weeks before buying my HJ. Bright yellow with black yinyl roof, V6 5 speed. Couldn't get any insurance for it cause... it had alloy wheels on it!



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

My dad bought one of these new. It was burn't orange, 4-slot V6 GT  with a black interior.

 

We had it for 6 mths & he handed it back. It was full of rust! 

 

I have fond memories of me & my brother doing donuts in the car park while mum was at bingo. :) 

 

Cool score! *suscribed*



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:44 PM

very cool, my mate has 2 of these also and yeah a tuff car to beat on the drag strip



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

I also have owned a burnt orange V6 GT Capri quite some time ago, was a great little car! I'll locate a few old pics of it and post them up when I get time.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:50 AM

Beautiful base for a SBC transplant. In the late 80s one of these was melbournes fastest street reg car. Dark green with stone guarded engine bay. Then there was Bob Pinnells 351 powered beast. Fond memories.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:29 AM

The George Hadadd Capri was a standout too back in the day. Used to know a guy in the old days with a blue 302 capri which went okay and another mate of mine used to own a red 2ltr capri also which went okay for a rust bucket. :D



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:40 AM

Cheers guys.

Yep keeping it all original. Its way too much of a survivor car to molest. I cant afford an XU-1 so i suppose ill have to go with the ford equivalent....

 

Once i sell my commodore ill have the shed space and hopefully some cash to begin working on this baby.

 

Once the LX is up and running of course... Must get the priorities right!



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:40 PM

hi hainzy

i remember the capri gt very well back in the day i owned one when i was 19 along with the xu1 torana

a very quick car back then,    im sure your capri gt will come up trumps once its all done and completed

 

i still have a door complete for a capri gt in the shed some where, if any one needs it just contact me

 

good luck with your project

 

regards  aldo



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

Why oh why didnt Ford run these at bathurst as opposed to the big ole HO?



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:58 PM

^ because they might have won?..maybe..perhaps..not likely...besides, using the FIORDE word in a sentence can result

in severe ramifications from other students..i.e..barking dogs that bite.

 

nearly bought 1 of them  little buggers back in the early 80"s.They were thin on ground back then :)



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

I honestly think we shoudl be past the whole Ford vs Holden thing in this day and age....We should have been 20 years ago. 

 

Cheers. 



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

^ yep, we are car enthusiasts  ...i still like them little capris, just hard to find a good one ,let alone one with spares :)



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

Agreed Bomber. Especially as neither companies will be a local concern in the traditional sense soon enough.

 

A cool car is a cool car, is a cool car...



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:52 AM

I honestly think we shoudl be past the whole Ford vs Holden thing in this day and age....We should have been 20 years ago. 

 

Cheers. 

 

We should but a large percentage of car dudes are meat heads.

 

In my experience, the Ford guys are usually more mature when it comes to Holden than the Holden guys are to Ford.  Some of the shit I hear when out and about makes me cringe.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

Just recently had a rather 'mature' gentleman in a silver XR Falcon give me a wave on the road. Also a bloke in a black Mustang, and of course younger guys in the old Valiants. Yes, I wave back, long over the old 'mines best' crap.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:16 PM

I still like to give my mates heaps about their Frauds and they like to give me heaps about my traitorous ways (We all had V6 Capris since we were young - mine on P plates!)

This shot taken recently - my mates V6RS in the background - as he is driving my Torrie for a test

 

Good days indeed

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:39 PM

"We all had V6 Capris since we were young - mine on P plates!"

 

I have a 38 DGMS (Manual choke V6 capri carb) fitted to my 202. Goes really well and has a surprisingly loud induction sound for a single carb.

 

Did you guys ever muck around with enlarging/boring out the venturis on the carb? pretty common practice in the UK for historics racing and apparently can make quite a noticeable difference. I've been doing quite a bit of reading up on this and knife edging butterflys ect and would be keen to hear if you guys experimented with any of this.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:42 PM

hi hainzy

i remember the capri gt very well back in the day i owned one when i was 19 along with the xu1 torana

a very quick car back then,    im sure your capri gt will come up trumps once its all done and completed

 

i still have a door complete for a capri gt in the shed some where, if any one needs it just contact me

 

good luck with your project

 

regards  aldo

I also have to come out and say that i also owned one but sold it and bought a V8 torana when 19. My mates nick named it the cadbury,s capri because it left a few brown stains on the undies after driving in it



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:03 PM

Mine was running a 465 Holley with a crappy adapter plate mounted to the factory 2 barrell manifold.



Mine was running a 465 Holley with a crappy adapter plate mounted to the factory 2 barrell manifold.






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