As usual it's been a while since any updates, but the Capri is now back on the road. It needed an exhaust
hanger and some welding on the drivers side floor pan to pass, and I got an advisory on the brakes (which have
always been bad to be fair).
I've changed my mind again on where I'm going with it - the plan now is to go for a fuel injected 2.0 pinto,
then when i want to go 2.9 - the injection tank, etc is already there. I've also fitted/had refurbished a set
of Wolfrace Slot Mags, painted the front bezels/grilles back to black and fitted some rear seat belts.
I've also picked up a set of 2.8i blisten struts complete with new vented disks/calipers, so that should help
the braking. A recent camping trip fully laden ripped the back off the exhaust so that needs replacing and
front tca's badly need doing.
Onto the BMW - I have been on the lookout for a bigger engined E30, as the white 318i was ok, but a bit buzzy
on the motorway, and a bit tappety like all M40's seem to be. I also wanted a slightly higher spec. A 325i
would have been nice, but good examples are starting to go for big money, so that was out of the question. I
drove a 320i and was very dissapointed - it felt heavy and sluggish, so I then tried a 318is which is a fantastic
car. Next came trying to find one that wasn't a rust bucket or gone before I got a chance to view it. The amount
of times i phoned up just to be told "there's a guy who's already put a desposite down and is coming down with a
trailer at the weekend"!
In the end I spotted one on eBay a few miles up the road (typically after months of trawling over the country!)
It's a 1990 318is. It seemed tidy and the price was right, so that's the newest addition.