Sarkie's Parking Space

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The whole reason I started this site, was because I have never been able to come across a really good Cortina/Capri site on the internet. I have tried to give a good selection of history, technical specs, etc... as well as work I have done on my cars as well.

Main news is that we no longer have the 318is. Basically one of our neighbours reported it for no tax while we were on holiday, so I returned to find the car gone. A lot of ringing around later to find out where it was - the storage costs were too high, so I signed the car over. That left us with a gap, which is were the Seat Arosa has come in!

I've done a few jobs on the Capri this year, but not a great deal. Fitted the 6-pod dials, tinted the rear lenses, and i've just sent my wheels off to be refurbished for the 2nd time! Ever since I had them done the first time, I've had load of wheel wobble from about 40mph upwards, which to be honest has ruined using it more. It's annoying as the place that did them first time round had been recommended on a few forums. I've changed bushes, the anti roll bar, struts, springs, top mounts, hubs, bearings - all with no difference. I've had them balanced 3 times, but still no good either. I picked up another set from eBay about 6 months ago, so between the two, I'm hoping to get one good set!

My next aim is to get the bodywork sorted this winter, but that largely depends on money/finding someone with time to do it.

I hope you do find some of the information here interesting, and of some use. If you do have ideas about how I could improve the site or maybe what you liked about it, then drop me an email at


you can now read archived updates here

Updated December 21st 2012
Recent updates to the site:

New Capri Nut/Bolt guide

New Do I, Don't I need it tool guide

E30 towed, Seat arrives

Replacing the standard Capri wheel with something nicer

We've bought a Volvo, but that doesn't mean we're getting a dog

My Capri
Purchased on the 1st March 2009.

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Fixings Guide
Nut/Bolt/Thread guide. A handy lookup table detailing thread, style, etc of fasteners used. Also includes thread/spanner size lookup comparison.

Nut & Bolt Guide

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