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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-12-03, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Pommy Fords? Anyone?

Well, this forums seems like it should be called "Falcon Forums".

Hey, not that that's a bad thing (*dreams of full-size GT*) but I was wondering if there's any drivers of the good ol pommy fords, Cortina, Escort, Capri, Zodiac, Zephyr etc etc.

Just curious if there was any like-minded people in here!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-12-03, 03:43 PM
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Some people have some knowledge of Cortinas, Escorts, Capri (non australian made ones too).. Given that some of the other areas are pretty quiet in relation to american cars etc etc etc.. you might try posting here in the pub

You can try us here if you got a question or have some interesting information, BON used to be a little more alive in the non falcon/oz areas..

Lunatic SS might be able to help you if you want to locate a UK ford thing for those wacky fords..
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Yeah my family owns 2 MKI Capris. I drive a 1970 2l Pinto and my brother has a 1600 GT varient. Good little cars but at the moment they tend to suck up what little money I have as parts are almost obsolete.

I spent about $3k on my Capri last year. Mainly on new tyres and wheels (15 inch Superlites) and the engine (head work and experimenting with different carby setups.) On my last dyno session it managed 98BHP at the rear wheels. I am happy with that so that is the end of spending money on the engine. I have now bought a 96 Fairmont Ghia so the Capri is not getting the attention it once had.

I was thinking of selling it but after going for a long drive yesterday I don't think I will be. I just like the way it is so crude in terms of ride, power delivery and the steering. I don't know it is just something about driving it that puts me off selling it. Plus there are not many on the roads anymore so I reckon I will keep mine for a while yet. (Too much spent on it to sell it)

Have you got any photos of your Capri 69CapriGT??
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i know there are a few Mondeo ST24 owners on here including myself...

i have always loves the pommy cars...mmmm rs cosworth one of my all time dream cars!
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We used to have a 1979 cortina as a family sedan, got it back in 1990. Gave it away about 6 months ago (too much rust etc...)
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After 8 years in these fine shores.im heading back home to UK.
Looking forward to picking a nice Escort Cossie!!


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69 capri

absolute classic(pomie) ford fan here.had 5 mk2 escorts,3 Rs2000 building my second RS 2000 club car now,would like a mk1 Gt 500 cortina too.

love m with a passion

Its just me in the Wagon
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I had a 1970 MK2 Cortina up until a couple of years ago. Great cars, no electronic crap, fuel pump where it should be, etc etc.

shoulda kept it.

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theres alot of ESKY fans on these forums!!!!


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Obviously Im a HUGE cortina Fan. I am a member of The British Ford Owners Club here in Perth, if you are interested.

If you have any Pommie Ford related questions let me know and if I Cant find the answer then I might be able to find it out.

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