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canzus



Joined: 14 Apr 2008
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Location: Issaquah/Ocean Shores Wa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: New guy checking in... Reply with quote

Well, not really a new guy to English Fords, as I've owned a multitude
of them over the last 30 years, but just last week I purchased a special
one...



Just a little '73 Capri, with a 350HP 302, 5 speed, 9" disc brake rear end, 2.8i
Capri front brakes, custom interior, lovely little car to drive, even though I had
to move the drivers seat back an inch and a half. Really gets up and scoots...

SteveL
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Nice looking car. That would get up and scoot! What is the weight of the car with a V8?...about 2500 lbs? Is that a T5 trans? Love to see some more pics of engine, interior etc.
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Joined: 03 May 2007
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Location: Olympia, Washington

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

Welcome to EnFoStuff. Did that car used to belong to a guy is the SF Bay Area? It looks like a car I saw at the Fab Fords Forever in Buena Vista in 2005.

Michael
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Location: Eureka,California

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

Haven't heard from you in awhile -
are you coming to the Hillsboro meet?

- Doug
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canzus



Joined: 14 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IFHP wrote:
Steve,

Welcome to EnFoStuff. Did that car used to belong to a guy is the SF Bay Area? It looks like a car I saw at the Fab Fords Forever in Buena Vista in 2005.

Michael


Yes, The car was formally owned by Gary Darnstaedt, from Hayward CA.
He had move to Tacoma last year,to be closer to his family, but passed
away in February...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

angliagt wrote:
Steve,

Haven't heard from you in awhile -
are you coming to the Hillsboro meet?

- Doug


Yes, with the Capri and SWMBOs XR4Ti...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about Gary passing away (met him once briefly). Looks like his pride and joy is in good hands.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave A wrote:
Wow! Nice looking car. That would get up and scoot! What is the weight of the car with a V8?...about 2500 lbs? Is that a T5 trans? Love to see some more pics of engine, interior etc.


Not sure what it weighs, I need to run up to the truck scales, haven't had time
to do that yet, will probably do it this coming weekend and let you know...
Just as an asides, it saw the naughty side of 100mph in 3rd gear yesterday
while getting on I-90 from the SR-405, I just *HAD* to get by a bluehair
and Q-tip pair going 35 in a 60...

Here are a couple engine pics...





Sorry about the crap pics, the wife has the good camera...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in awe looking at that. What a nice job on that. That's awesome!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went across the scales last Saturday, 1340lbs on the front axle, 1140lbs
on the rear axle...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew I was close at 2500 lbs. Smile
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