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    Hi all

    Just thought i would say hi, will be going to pick up my car later today, excited and a bit nervous ! I am leaving behind a 2.0 Ford Capri, so the change in tech is huge, but I like to get involved when it comes to spanner work !

    The car is a 52 plate 318 - The engine doesnt seem to have the best rep from what i have read on the forum, but this one seems alright, the book is stamped up with services, its currently on 94k miles.

    Look forward to keeping up with the forum and seeing what goes on inside the beast !

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    welcome.
    318S are good engines if maintained properly, same with anything.

    Good luck
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichyD89 View Post
    .......... I am leaving behind a 2.0 Ford Capri, so the change in tech is huge, but I like to get involved when it comes to spanner work !
    Having got a BMW after a Manta, so a car from a similar niche market, but far superior due to double wishbone front suspension and not having cart springs under the rear like a Capri (sorry you know the Manta / Capri rivalry is always there) I can say it's a change you won't regret


    Quote Originally Posted by RichyD89 View Post
    The car is a 52 plate 318 - The engine doesnt seem to have the best rep from what i have read on the forum, but this one seems alright, the book is stamped up with services, its currently on 94k miles.
    I've got a Nikasil blocked 328, an even worse rep, which is fine so all I will say is working is 99% or the battle


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    Hi rich and welcome to the forums
     
     

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    Hello and welcome! Get pics up of both the cars please
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    click hear for extreme bbw punishment......
     
     

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    Thanks for the replies guys, seems like a real friendly forum

    I have attached a picture of the car i am leaving behind - Complete with bronze age era cart springs

    Just about to leave and go and get the new one !
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    Picked it up a couple of hours ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichyD89 View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys, seems like a real friendly forum

    I have attached a picture of the car i am leaving behind - Complete with bronze age era cart springs

    Just about to leave and go and get the new one !
    Looks like Cortina Ghia alloys, would have expected the Sport 4 spokes.


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    Thanks guys

    They are indeed Ghia alloys, which were available to the Capri as a package option - Didnt know they were fitted to Cortinas though ! Learn something every day

    So far i am really enjoying driving it around, and watching the MPG needle zoom back and forth !
     
     

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