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oldopelguy
oldopelguy Dork
4/20/10 10:25 a.m.

Let me know if they decide to part with any of the Vauxhalls, I'd rock another Victor in a second!

nutherjrfan
nutherjrfan Reader
4/20/10 10:34 a.m.

ArthurDent
ArthurDent New Reader
4/20/10 10:40 a.m.
oldopelguy wrote: Let me know if they decide to part with any of the Vauxhalls, I'd rock another Victor in a second!

This really rare Victor wagon is for sale here in Lethbridge - $400. Solid and complete but sitting a long, long time and some front end damage.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/sets/72157623470109172/

The DS is probably available - its actually in pretty good shape. Suspension works, runs well, etc but probably out of my price range this summer. The budget will be extremely tight this year at least.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
4/20/10 10:45 a.m.

The Vauxhall Firenza was the suspension donor for the Jensen Healey.

96DXCivic
96DXCivic Dork
4/20/10 10:47 a.m.

I stall continue to link cool Hillman Avenger photos until you make the right choice.

RossD
RossD Dork
4/20/10 11:55 a.m.

If that how we're gonna play it:

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson HalfDork
4/20/10 12:02 p.m.
96DXCivic wrote: I stall continue to link cool Hillman Avenger photos until you make the right choice.

Yes, I'm sure he'llmake the right choice, the Capri :)

Powar
Powar HalfDork
4/20/10 12:17 p.m.

Renault 4, with the Capri a very close second. There's just something very right with that design, or lack thereof...

81gtv6
81gtv6 HalfDork
4/20/10 12:20 p.m.

96DXCivic
96DXCivic Dork
4/20/10 12:22 p.m.

Where is the Cricket and how much would he want for it/ would he sell it to me?

ArthurDent
ArthurDent New Reader
4/20/10 12:30 p.m.

Its in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (3hrs north of Montana border) and he might just don't mention any hot rodding ideas - he's a purist!

96DXCivic
96DXCivic Dork
4/20/10 12:33 p.m.

That is a bit to far for me for me at this point.

RossD
RossD Dork
4/20/10 12:38 p.m.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim Dork
4/20/10 1:40 p.m.

Another well-known weak spot on European Fords of that age is the top of the front shock towers - make sure the shocks aren't getting intimate with the hood already.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy New Reader
4/20/10 1:52 p.m.

Hmmmmmmm, you could potentially source a fuel injection intake manifold from an old TVR280i http://homepage.mac.com/farquasi/TVRCCNA/4sale/imgs/TVR9.jpg

It was originally CIS injection... but the manifold can be used for other fuel injection solutions....

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
4/20/10 2:13 p.m.

Is that McGarrett's old five oh unit back there?

I'd do that Renault in a heartbeat.

ArthurDent
ArthurDent New Reader
4/20/10 5:49 p.m.
oldeskewltoy wrote: Hmmmmmmm, you could potentially source a fuel injection intake manifold from an old TVR280i http://homepage.mac.com/farquasi/TVRCCNA/4sale/imgs/TVR9.jpg It was originally CIS injection... but the manifold can be used for other fuel injection solutions....

This link seems to claim the rwd 3.8L manifold bolts onto the 2.8L ...

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/2_8_FuelInjection.html

Travis_K
Travis_K Dork
4/20/10 6:29 p.m.

I like either the renault, or the rover sd1. The citroen would be by far the most valuable, the others really arent worth much.

pres589
pres589 Reader
4/20/10 6:43 p.m.
BoxheadTim wrote: Another well-known weak spot on European Fords of that age is the top of the front shock towers - make sure the shocks aren't getting intimate with the hood already.

Honestly, I've never heard of this happening with a Capri.

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Reader
4/20/10 6:59 p.m.

Take the Renault !!!Take the Renault !!! Jeeeeez, I like the yellow rally one !

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Reader
4/20/10 7:12 p.m.

I just looked through all the pictures in the link. I grew up in canada in the 50s and 60s. Various members of my family owned many of those cars. My Dad had a Zephyr, Standard Vanguard,Austin A40 (twice),Vauxhall Victor and a Vauxhall Viva. In high school a buddy had a Vauxhall Cresta. My Grandfather had a bullet nose Studebaker. Cousin had a Rover 2000 TC and an uncle had a Metropolitan. I must have lived a rich life and didn't realize it until now !!

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Reader
4/20/10 7:16 p.m.

For a neat Vauxhall Cresta got to www.ourcustoms.co.uk

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy New Reader
4/20/10 7:27 p.m.
ArthurDent wrote: This link seems to claim the rwd 3.8L manifold bolts onto the 2.8L ... http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/2_8_FuelInjection.html

What did you read?

This is what I read....

Remove the carb, and bolt the throttle body in its place, its that easy.

BUT your point isn't manifolds... its an EFI available for the 2.8. Got that... good point....

rmarkc
rmarkc Reader
4/20/10 8:32 p.m.

TR7 + Rover SD1 = TR8
But that Capri looks awful nice though.

pres589
pres589 Reader
4/20/10 8:42 p.m.

3.8 V6 Ford is of no relation to 2.8 V6 Ford. One is Windsor, one is Koln, and ne'er the two shall mix parts like intake manifolds. A bolt-on TBI might work although you'll need a different end for the throttle linkage where it goes to the butterfly. Length will probably need work as well. The nice thing is that this allows for the removal of the 90 degree carb adapter.

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