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Old 07-08-2006, 00:29   #1 (permalink)
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Question Capri enthusiasts-buyers advice needed! (Aussie SAII)

Hi,

I am contemplating whether to buy a '91 model SAII. It has a straight body, good tires and mags, has done 200k and was serviced w\timing belt replacement around 8000k ago.
However, the left electric window doesnt work (a problem I have noticed in several older Capris), the top will be in dire need of replacement in the near future, and the engine (according to the owner, due to infrequent use) idles poorly and intermittently stops. The latter has only started to occur after lenght y garaging of the car according to the owner. Also, the a\c condenser has had it and some indicator glass needs replacing - I am happy to get some spare parts from the wreckers. The car appears to be in good shape otherwise, with good interior and only minor gravel chips to the body.

My questions: I have seen aftermarket tops available from $500AU. Is this the going price? Also, how difficult\expensive is it to fix the electric window (essential for full 'convertibleness')? Also, how big a job is a condenser replacement? (non-essential). And is the rough\low idle likely to be a case of dirty injectors, or a much more expensive affair (bearing in mind that the car ran cleanly through the rest of the range)?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Capri enthusiasts-buyers advice needed! (Aussie SAII)

one word my friend EBAY. Tops regulary sell for 300-400. Dont be scared to go to the states for capri parts as well left hand window regulater arn't cheap new from ford $350+ and ebay returns good results for mercury capris. the other thing to check is the headlight motors. if you havn't seen them go up and down make sure they do theyre not expensive just a pain if they don't work feel free to ask any other questions you have. brad.
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