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18 hours ago, nealpina said:

 

Which UK models had the Siamese heads also?

 

 

 

 

 

 All 2.3 and 2.8 Colognes had Siamese exhaust ports, the later 2.4 and 2.9 had a port per cylinder (and a chain driven cam).

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18 hours ago, nealpina said:

 

 

 

 

It was the timing gear setup fact.  Does anyone know why this didn't catch on?

  

 ^^^Missed that bit!

 

 Probably because the nylon gear teeth had a tendency to shred and replacement steel gears were very noisy (I had a Sierra with them fitted, they make one hell of a whine!).

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3 hours ago, NWJW said:

 

 All 2.3 and 2.8 Colognes had Siamese exhaust ports, the later 2.4 and 2.9 had a port per cylinder (and a chain driven cam).

Indeed, which ‘Ant’ said was unique to the US.

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I just watched this Capri episode. Actually, I didn’t enjoy it at all. Maybe it’s the colour and the wheels, but I don’t like the car. And I’m a big Capri fan. It still looks one step ahead of the scrapyard. 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Calypso-E34 said:

I just watched this Capri episode. Actually, I didn’t enjoy it at all. Maybe it’s the colour and the wheels, but I don’t like the car. And I’m a big Capri fan. It still looks one step ahead of the scrapyard. 

 

 

 

 

Mk2 shell with Mk1 back lights was never going to look all that, especially with the Ghia Wheels. Mk 1.5  or Mk 3 were always my favourites.

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4 minutes ago, roofer said:

Mk2 shell with Mk1 back lights was never going to look all that, especially with the Ghia Wheels. Mk 1.5  or Mk 3 were always my favourites.

 

I think the rear lights were proper Mk2 ones?

 

i agree about the lookers though - the Mk1.5  in yellow and the Mk3 also in yellow - or Brooklands green. 

 

 

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When I use to read Classic Ford, I would not even need to word the following as a question

 

Didn't the original Mk1 share the rear lights with the Escort?, facelift Mk I had the top and bottom lens design.  Then MK II went back to an original MK I rear lights but with an upgrade design?, where the lenses went from left to right.  Then MKIII were like the MK II but with the ridges 

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7 hours ago, nealpina said:

Didn't the original Mk1 share the rear lights with the Escort?, facelift Mk I had the top and bottom lens design.  Then MK II went back to an original MK I rear lights but with an upgrade design?, where the lenses went from left to right.  Then MKIII were like the MK II but with the ridges 

 

The Mk1 Capri did indeed share lights with the Mk1 Escort, until it was facelifted, at which point it got the 'stacked' ones.  For the MkII, there was a new design which although bearing a passing resemblance to the Mk1 lamps, were much bigger.  The Mk III had the 'louvred' design.

 

 

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My favourite styling has to be the facelift MK1.  Glad the correct light terminology were used to describe the lamps - as I clearly didn't :lol:

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4 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

I haven't seen the program yet but was it a mk2 or 3? Seemed to have the mk2 bonnet with twin headlights like 3?

 

It was a Mk2 - but it had twin headlamps for the US market as so many cars did.  Bigger than Mk3 lamps.

 

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Aah ok - looks shit :lol:

 

Am i right the basic 2/3 shell is the same so you could change wings/ bonnet and grille to make a pseudo Mk2 but say a 2.8i?

 

 

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16 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

Am i right the basic 2/3 shell is the same so you could change wings/ bonnet and grille to make a pseudo Mk2 but say a 2.8i?

 

They won't be too different - you'd need the front bumper too though as the location of the indicators would be different.  Not sure about the rear lights though - I think a wee bit of surgery would be needed there.

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On 07/01/2019 at 21:17, roofer said:

UK engine had siamese heads as well. He also said the Cologne was the only one with that timing gear setup, it wasn’t, the Essex V6 had the same, with the fibre teeth.

My 2.5 Granada chewed its fibre timing gear and my dads 3 litre Granada did the same.. 

Interestingly one had only the teeth that were fibre where as the other was all fibre except the centre where it went onto the cam shaft......... :blink: I didn't find it interesting either.

 

I revved mine up to 5500 rpm once it sounded more like a 1970's diesel, what an overweight shitty engine compared to a Rover V8

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I'd like to think that 'the cars the star' with any motoring programme, but the current WD really bores the shit out of me and it's still very much 'this is what we've bought and now this is how it looks'...

 

I've lost all interest and faith in the programme, they really fucked it over royally allowing Velocity to own it, Yankyfi it and then get rid of Edd. I can easily ignore/fast forward the little fat-fuck Brewer, but even the tech side of the programme bores the shit out of me and in now way is it related to the original series, before they starting buying and dealing with Yank tanks

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I’d prefer the 2.0 Pinto to the Essex in a Capri. The Pinto is very tuneable too - easy to get it up to the same output as the Essex. 

 

The Cologne one is what you want though - plenty of torque, nice noise - lovely!

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My mate owned one of the last registered Capri 3.0 Sports November 1982 during the 1990s which he sold for a sub 50k miles 2.8 Injection during

2002 I'm glad I was able to live the Capri dream during the 1990s with our 2.8 Turbo ...  

  WD sadly has gone  the popcorn yank media route   

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On 15/01/2019 at 21:04, Calypso-E34 said:

Enjoyed the Rabbit / Golf tonight. They did a good job on it I thought. 

 

Me too. 

 

Only watched it last night. The Rabbit face is awful, glad they changed it to the Golf. Liked the fuel diagnostics as well. 

 

Also Mike remembered they did a Golf in series 1

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