FACTS, TIPS & USEFUL STUFF
GENERAL CARE & MAINTENANCE
The original windshield wiper blades were unequal length (the driver side is 1" longer). The replacement blades supplied by Ford are the same length & will work just as well. Good idea to change wiper blades once a year.
If you are experiencing any wind noise or water leakage from the weather-strip at the top of your windshield header, there is an inexpensive & easy way to remedy it. Go to an auto parts store & buy 5 feet of 3/8" vacuum hose. Lower soft top & lift the leading edge of the windshield header weather-strip (WHWS) & insert the vacuum hose under the gasket. This procedure slightly raises the WHWS to allow for more contact with the top frame & less air/water passage.
The only difference between the 1991 Capri & the 1992-1993 Capri was a change in the radio/stereo options. For all practical purposes, a 1992 or 1993 shop manual & the 1992 or 1993 EVTM manual would suffice as repair/maintenance guides. 1992-1993 manuals are easier to find & unlike the 1991 loose leaf shop manual, they are bound.
Concerning pulling a light trailer. Ford's position is "DO NOT TOW TRAILERS WITH YOUR CAPRI." Not enough weight on the rear wheels, & light weight unibody front wheel drive vehicles can not handle the additional stress & weight that a loaded trailer creates.
The best way to ensure long vehicle mechanical life is to entrust the care of your Capri to only highly-qualified technicians. Seek out nationally-certified ASE technicians, trusted proven professionals who understand the complexities of modern Japanese engines & transmissions. With the proper tools and scanners, they can expertly perform engine diagnostic service, routine or major maintenance, & calibrated tune-ups to help ensure your Capri performs at its absolute best & provides safe dependable service for a long time.
Ford APOA made a huge mistake in not using a Red cable for the positive when they manufactured the Capri. A suggestion is to purchase some Red electrical tape and wrap the positive (+) cables. This will always tell you or someone who is going to jump start the car which terminal is the positive. If you cross the polarity it will do serious and extensive damage to the Capris electrical system.
INTERIOR & SOFT TOP
The roof latches are removed from the soft top top frame as follows:
1) Remove the Black plastic header panel (runs across the inside top of the soft top roof frame), by prying the panel away from the frame. The header panel has three threaded studs that are pushed into nylon nutserts. Fold your soft top down (leave the hard boot up) and use a pry bar or a large flat blade screwdriver to get between the header panel and the metal roof frame. A small crow bar or a large flat blade screw driver will work. It can be re-installed without difficulty.
2) Remove the large Phillips head screw coming in from the inside, that the header panel is hiding.
3) Remove the two small (up side down) Phillips head screws holding each latch to the top frame.
4) Push up & tilt the latches. they will drop out from the bottom of the frame, no need to remove the soft top fabric or any weather-strips.
5) To replace the latches, just reverse the above procedure.
To keep your Black vinyl soft top shiny, new, soft & water repellent, try using a vinyl cleaner & then applying a coat of mink oil (available in shoe/boot stores). It will last for up to 3 months & make a tired soft or a newer one look pretty good. Never use Armoral or silicone on soft tops.
The interior color of the 1991-1993 Capri is Dark Graphite, spray cans of matching interior paint is available to refinish the plastic dash pieces, center floor console & map pockets, kick panels, etc. Check with Roo-Sport for pricing & availability.
The RH (passenger side ) map pocket is wider than the LH (driver side). Although Ford used two part numbers & the pockets are different, they are interchangeable. Some Capri owners like the wider pockets & install two RH in their Capri.
The lift handle on the glove box door breaks easily, Ford says you have to buy a new glove box door (over $400.00). The broken handle can be replaced/repaired with one of our kits.
A neat option if you can find a 1993 or 1994 Capri parts car is the "map light" interior rear view mirror (be sure to get the wire feed that runs behind the interior header panel). All Capris have a factory connector in the relay board (located on the firewall to the left of the steering column). What makes it so convenient is the lights in the bottom of the mirror come on when you open either door. It's especially handy at night, sheds much needed illumination on the seating area.
Now is a good time to lubricate the soft top metal frame with lithium grease. Be sure to grease the all hinges & moving parts. This will allow the top to lower & raise with less resistance & save wear on the soft top.
Take a look at the brake & clutch pedal pads, they wear down over time & can allow a wet foot to slip off the pedals. New pedal pads are available through Roo-Sport & are easy to replace.
The convertible soft top latches are the same LH or RH & fit all 1991-1994 all models. If you have a chance to pick up a good used one, buy it as a spare! They are now over $100.00 new from Ford.
The driver's seat does raise & lower to provide a more comfortable driving position. If yours does not adjust, it's probably because the mechanism is seized from non use. Remove the seat from the car (5 bolts & 1 electrical plug), spray seat track with WD-40 & gently loosen/ free up the seat adjuster components.
When the soft top is in the upright position, it frees up additional secure storage space under the hard boot. It's a good place to hide valuables like cameras & laptops.
One of the common problems with Capri interior is the cracking of the interior header panel (behind the sun visors). Ford dis-continued this part early this year. We were able to locate a good supply in a warehouse, waiting to be discarded. We purchased all of the remaining inventory & can now supply a new genuine Ford header panels, in Charcoal Grey (1991-1993) or Ebony Black (1994). Call for pricing.
Front seat headrests can be removed by turning the RH plastic knob/circle (facing the seat, looking at the rear of the car) clockwise (where the headrest shaft enters the seat backrest) & lifting on the headrest as you turn the knob/circle.
As the Capri ages, the interior cloth upholstery has a tendency to split, fray, separate & generally wear out. There is no source for new seat fabric, but there is a way to upgrade your tired & worn Capri interior. The seat back & seat bottom upholstery on the right hand seat (passenger side) can be removed & re-installed on the driver's side (the frames are different but not the upholstery). It is not too difficult to locate a good used passenger seat, with your trim code, in a salvage yard or from Roo-Sport & the change over can be done in less than an hour.
Soft top roof latches break. LH & RH are the same to install, with a pry bar remove the Black plastic cover panel that runs across the the top of the windshield on the inside of the soft top. This will reveal the two large Phillips screws that are holding the roof latches in place along with the four small Phillips screws that come up from the bottom. After removing the screws the latch will come out from the bottom of the roof frame without removing anything else.
There is always discussion about water leaks, especially build up of moisture in the foot wells of the floor pans. Ford published a manual "Soft Top Water Leak Rectification" & produced a VHS video. They cover the recommended procedures that Ford performed in the dealerships to reduce &/or eliminate leaking. Copies of the 28 page manual & video are available from Roo-Sport.
We are often asked how difficult is it to replace the Capri folding soft top?? One of our customers, a Capri owner was kind enough to detail the removal and replacement procedure and send it to us. We supply a copy with each Capri soft top we sell and have the complete step-by-step outline on our web site. Click here to visit that page. Over half of the Capri soft tops we sell are installed by the Capri owner with excellent results. The average installation time is six hours, and if you can follow directions, work with common hand tools you can save a lot of money, greatly improve the looks and weather protection of your 'Aussie' Capri.
Many new Capri owners are puzzled why the convertible folding soft top will not completely collapse into the storage boot well. There is nothing wrong with the convertible top frame, the problem is with the way the frame mechanism self folds. The #1 top bow (directly over your head when seated in the front seat of the car) has elastic built into the top pads to help it nest properly. In older Capris the top pads elastic straps have lost tension and doesn't pull the #1 bow back towards the rear of the car while attempting to stow the top. If your convertible soft top frame will not fold completely down, lift it about 6"-8"" and locate the #1 top bow, swing it toward the rear of the car. This will release the binding and allow the soft top frame and fabric to collapse into the rear storage well.
INSTRUMENTS & CONTROLS
Many of the inoperative electrical accessories are caused by corrosion on contacts, connectors, & plugs. Buy some contact/tuner cleaner at Radio Shack & spray the fuse box & any other electrical connections/switches you can locate.
Most of the flashing air bag signals are due to a bad ground on one or more of the crash sensors. Check & clean all of the connections.
If your oil pressure reads low or varies, it is probably due to a poor engine ground. The ground wire for the engine gauges is located on the RH (passenger side) rear of the shock tower. It is a braided cable attached by a self tapping screw. Remove the two retaining screws & thoroughly clean the contact areas with emery cloth. In most cases the oil gauge will work perfectly.
Often times the power windows stop working in one direction or the other. This is sometimes caused by water/moisture getting into the door/console switches. This can be remedied by removing the switch, carefully taking it apart & cleaning (with Emory cloth), the internal copper contact strips. Be sure you know how to put it back together.
When the battery symbol lights up on the dash, it's telling you that the charging system is not functioning. As the voltage regular starts to fail, the battery light will come on & glow more often & especially when the HVAC, or headlights are turned on. The alternator (voltage regulator is integral) must be removed & rebuilt.
A common Air Conditioning problem is the compressor will operate for a time & then cut out. Or it will not come on unless you press the dash switch multiple times. The cause of this is a defective A/C dash switch, some switches were unable to handle the amperage/load created by the compressor, this causes switch failure. Replacing the A/C switch with a new one will usually remedy the problem.
The clocks on the Capri are not very reliable, it is fairly easy to change. When yours starts to give you trouble just change it out with a good used one, don't waste time & money having it repaired.
Headlight motors are the same for LH & RH, Ford uses the same part number for both sides. So pick up a used extra & store it. It will work for either, if one side fails.
The 1991-1993 Capri has four (4) crash sensors that deploy the SRS air bag, three behind the bumper/grille & one under the console. If you disturb this sensor, by accidentally unplugging it, it will create an air bag flash sequence in the dash panel.
The sockets for the plug-in type bulbs (#194) used for the 1991-1994 front parking light, (behind the clear lenses), have a tendency to fail. The problem is the small electrical contacts break & the bulb will not maintain contact & will not illuminate. This can be repaired. Purchase a replacement socket that retains a #194 bulb from an auto parts store. Remove the light assembly (parking & turn signal) from the car & cut out the defective socket (with a Dremel or a small saw blade), dry fit the new socket to the housing & glue/epoxy to the back surface. Cut & splice the original wire harness to the replacement socket, test & re-install.
The relay (trunk mounted) that controls the rear defogger for the hardtop back window is the same part number for the relay (under hood) that controls the fog lamps. It is available from Roo-Sport or Ford, part number F02Z-14N089-B.
If you aren't aware of it, the Capri has a "FLASH TO PASS" feature. By pulling back, toward the driver, on the turn signal switch lever when the headlights are in the down position will cause the headlights to raise, illuminate & return to the down position. It especially useful when you spot an oncoming Capri (to convey mutual ownership), or to signal to another driver to proceed.
Going from the base radio/stereo to the Premium Radio & Amp unit does not require any modifications to the under dash wiring. The Premium head unit will plug into the amp & the existing wiring. If you want to upgrade you will need the premium head unit, the amp, the wiring harness adapter & the head unit to amp cable.
PERFORMANCE & HANDLING
Ford only installed the front & rear sway bars on the manual transmission models (both N/A & Turbo) & not in the automatic N/A models. The addition of front & rear sway bars make a big difference in vehicle handling & control. If you own an automatic N/A Capri without sway bars it's a good idea to install a pair. All of the mounting points are in the Capri chassis, so no drilling or tapping is required. We have a good supply of parts/donor Capris & usually have good used sway bars available.
There is always discussion on how to increase horsepower/performance of the Capri. The Capri performance potential suffers from a constricted air inlet & a restricted exhaust outlet. Ron Millon is someone who has tweaked Mazdas, & for a short time offered some performance upgrades for the Capri. One of his mods to the Capri was to the air box (larger inlet pipe) & to increase the diameter of the exhaust to reduce back pressure.
There are always questions on the message board concerning fuel chips, I do not recommend them, but here is the info if you are interested www.fueltronics.com ,$450 for non-turbos $690 for turbos (extra includes the boost up valve for turbo models) minimum of 20 HP increase.
I am not a big fan of non-original/after market modifications to factory cars. I do however enjoy driving a 5 speed manual trans. car with lots of torque, horse power & a deep accelerator pedal. I connected with a Capri owner who shares the same thrills & he suggested I install a "Turbo Boost Valve" in my 1991 XR2. The web site for the manufacturer is www.boostvalve.com. I installed one (about $100.00 with labor) & increased the turbo boost from 8 psi to 11 psi. What a blast! You should use premium gasoline & there are concerns, if driven too hard, about excessive manifold heat & pre-mature engine failure............but what a way to >>>>>>>> GO!!!!!
Front wheel drive vehicles like the Mercury Capri suffer from a phenomenon known as "Torque Steer", it can best be described as a pulling to the right as you accelerate hard. It is caused by the transaxle turning the same front wheels (at high RPMs) that control the car's steering. The addition of an engine compartment strut tower brace/bar will reduce the torque steer effect, as well as providing reinforcement to the engine bay structural integrity. Roo-Sport is an exclusive distributor of a polished aluminum adjustable strut bar that quickly & easily installs without specialized tools or equipment.
ENGINE, DRIVETRAIN & MECHANICS
If the engine develops a hesitation or a miss, it is almost always caused by a burnt/shorted ignition wire. This happens because of the hostile environment in which the wires exist, and specifically to moisture accumulating in the deep un-drained spark plug tunnels.
Alternator belts in Capris have a tendency to squeak. Always replace with a genuine Ford Motorcraft belt. Most after market belts are not quite wide enough & thus contribute to the squeaking noises. (when ordering the drive belt be aware of a production date difference)
One of the most useful manuals Ford published for the Capri was the EVTM (Electrical, Vacuum Trouble shooting Manual). It describes the theory of operation of every vacuum & electrical system & has easy to follow flow charts. These books are often on ebay (search Mercury Capri) & we stock them, average price $20-$35 & worth every penny.
A common problem we see is a Capri will crank but engine will not run. Oftentimes this is caused by a defective/failed "distributor internal ignition module". This part sells for $200.00. It's a lot cheaper than replacing the whole distributor. When trying to locate one be sure to specify N/A or Turbo.
If you ever hit a serious pot hole or run over debris in the road, & your engine cuts out & will not re-start, it's a good bet that you have tripped the auto fuel electric pump cut-off switch. Open trunk, lift the false floor & push the red re-set button. (see owner's manual for additional information)
The engine used in the US 1991-1994 Capri is the Mazda "B" family of motors, specifically the 1.6 liter, DOHC version. There were actually three different engines available in the Capri. Non turbo with automatic transmission develops 100 horsepower. Non turbo with 5 speed manual transmission develops 116 horsepower. Turbo with 5 speed manual transmission develops 132 horsepower. More information on this subject can be found in our Capri related LINKS.
The manual transmission on non-turbos have a hydraulic clutch (operated by fluid movement between the two devices). A clutch master cylinder under the dash/engine bay & a slave cylinder on the bell housing. The Turbo has a mechanical (cable operated) clutch. The thinking was the cable would provide a surer, faster, more accurate clutch operation required for the higher revs & greater output of the turbo engine.
The Capri ECM (Engine Control Module) is located directly below the HVAC heater core on the center tunnel under the dash. If & when the heater hot water core develops a leak, the anti-freeze will drip onto the ECM & eventually "short out" the 4 bit computer causing massive problems. You can't stop the core from leaking, but you can protect the ECM, by enclosing it with a heavy gauge plastic 1 gallon freezer bag, so when the moisture starts it can not affect the ECM.
BODY & EXTERIOR
All of the 1991-1994 Capris share the same wheel lug bolt pattern & wheel setback. Therefore all of the five different wheels (14" 14 Slot Painted Stamped Steel, 14" 16 Pyramid Design Geometric Alloy, 15" Three Spoke Alloy, 14" Five Spoke Alloy, 15" Seven Spoke Alloy) offered by Ford on the Capri for the four years of production are interchangeable.
1994 tail lights, front & rear bumpers will fit on pre 1994 models. Difficult to find, but do look real nice. Be sure to get the metal trim panel that fits between the lenses to make the conversion complete.
If any of the body side rub strips (rubber molding attached to fenders & doors) or weather strip falls off or is starting to peel, it can easily be re-attached with 3M super Weather-strip Adhesive Product #08008. Be sure to clean the metal body surface with lacquer thinner, and support the weight of the molding with 2" masking tape until the cement dries.
There is a perfect paint match for the 14" aluminum alloy 16 triad slot wheels, used on the 1991 XR2 & optional on all other 1991-1993 Capris. It is made by Rust-Oleum, Premium Metallic, product #7271 "Silver Metallic". It also matches the 1992-1993 XR2 three spoke & the 1994 non turbo five spoke & Turbo seven spoke wheel.
The rear spoiler/wing is the same for all 1991-1993, but different for the 1994 XR2. (it sits lower on the trunk lid). Since the trunk lids are the same, both spoilers will fit on all four years.
One annoying thing about the Capri, is having to insert the trunk key into the door post to release the hard boot & /or the seat fold down. This can easily be changed by prying off the plastic cover around the cylinder & latches & removing the key cylinder. Take the key cylinder to a lock smith & have it set to the always open position. Reinstall the cylinder (you my have to file some of the door post metal away) & you can release the boot or drop the rear seat without having to remove the keys from the ignition. How convenient!
If you are having a problem with the gas struts that support he trunk lid, replacements are available through the after market parts suppliers & Roo-Sport. They list with & without the spoiler, but it is OK to install (with spoiler) whether you have a spoiler or not. The strut will have more resistance & last longer.
Grease the door hinges, hood hinges, hard boot hinges, trunk lid hinges at least once a year. Lubrication will allow the moving parts to last longer, operate smoother & quieter. If the plastic hinges that connect the trunk board(s) break, they can be replaced with coventional hardware store metal hinges. Just pick out a hinge about the same size & mount it with machine screw & nuts to the board & then mount to the metal floor bracing.
The front door glass can be adjusted to tilt inward or outward. Remove the door lower map pocket panel (three screws). This will expose an adjuster surrounded by a nut at each end of the door. Loosen the nut & turn the center adjuster (clockwise to tilt glass inward) toward top frame, (counter clockwise to tilt outward) away from the the soft top frame.
If you don't like carrying two keys for your Capri, the trunk, top boot & glove box cylinders can be re-keyed to match the ignition/door. The Capri keys all have the same blanks, so re-keying the cylinders can be re-worked by a lock smith for about $30.00.
The clear front parking/turn signal lenses & the amber side marker lights utilized in the 1994 Capri are unique to the 1994 model. The lens design is different from the 1991-1993. The overall size is the same, so 1991-1993 lenses will fit & function in the 1994.
All 1991-1994 Capri XR2s came from the factory equipped with a rear wing/spoiler. To help promote Capri sales in late 1991 Ford also offered it as no cost option on some 1991 N/A models. The wing, alloy wheels & air conditioning was packaged & promoted to stimulate sales.
All 1994 Capris have a problem with melting tail light lenses. The #1157 brake light & turn signal bulbs create excessive heat. The socket interlock & the plastic bulb inner reflector melts over time due to the inability of the heated air to escape. Sometimes the damage is so extensive it will require extensive repair or replacing the complete tail light lens assembly. If you own a 1994 and the lens is not completely melted there is an easy fix. Remove the affected tail light lens and drill two 1/4" holes (one on each side of the brake/turn signal sockets). This modification will allow for the exchange of heated air & eliminate any future melting.
All of the Capri front fenders, hood, windshield, doors, rear quarter panels, top boot, tail light panel & trunk lids are the same for all four years of production.
The four Black plastic rear lower moldings on the Capri optional hardtop have a tendency to crack or break and are often missing on used hardtops. Ford no longer makes or offers these molding and good used are very difficult to find. We have located a good replacement neoprene one piece molding that mounts permanently to the Capri hardtop. It does not snap off or break while installing or removing the hardtop and looks very original. This replacement molding kit is available through Roo-Sport, comes with the proper adhesive and typed, tested detailed installation instructions. Call or email for pictures and prices.
PRODUCTION & HISTORY
Ford of Australia produced about 60,00 Capris from 1989-1994, more than a third of them were made and sold in 1991. Based on statistical data, now after 10+ years, approx. 40% of the total production has been destroyed/salvaged/dismantled.
Ford offered over 30 unique options/accessories for the Capri in 1991, from license frames, car covers to a cell phone & remote door locks. Many were dealer installed & difficult to obtain even when the cars were new.
The Capri was marketed in Australia as a "Ford Capri", because there are no Mercury dealers in Australia. It was sold & marketed in the US as a "Mercury Capri". Ford felt the availability of the Capri at your local Ford dealer might negatively affect Mustang sales. Ford also hoped a Sporty convertible would bring younger/female customers into Mercury dealerships where the demographics were primarily older/males.
The Capri name has been used by the Ford Motor Company in the Lincoln and Mercury divisions for the last half of the Nineteenth century. In the Fifties it was a Lincoln two door, four door and convertible, in the Seventies a Mercury German import two door hatchback, in the Eighties a Mercury two door hatchback Mustang clone, in the Nineties an Australian domestic Ford and export Mercury, two door convertible.
The Ford product progress manager for the Capri, was a man named Dave Fewchuck. He was assigned to the Capri project as early as 1984 when Ford became interested in a production version of the Fiesta-based "Barchetta" show car (based on the Ford Fiesta) which later became the production Capri. Dave Fewchuck left Ford of Australia shortly after the Capri demise & no longer works for Ford. The Capri assembly plant in Melbourne Australia was converted to produce commercial vehicles for the Australian market. A sad ending for a car with such promise.
In 1990-1991 all of the major auto magazines featured the then all new Capri and ran multi page articles on the car. By in large the articles were very positive and gave the Capri, especially the turbo high marks for build quality, handling and performance. The one seriously negative article was in Consumer Reports April 1991, the car was put down, criticized and labeled 'Not Acceptable'. If you would like to own and read a collection of these articles, Motor Trend (06-90) eight pages, Autoweek (07-91) two pages, Road & Track (07-90) ten pages, Autoweek (05-90) four pages, Consumer Reports (04-90) 3 pages we have copies for sale. In total over thirty-four printed pages including color covers, over 40 pictures, many in full color. A must for your Capri literature collection as well as a wealth of facts & little known information about the design, development & marketing of this Australian import. Price is $19.99 plus shipping.
CLEANING & PROTECTING
Be careful when you run your Capri through a car wash, attendants often remove the antenna mast, but the cap & escutcheon plate can easily be blown off the car from the water pressure, & lost in the floor drains.
To keep the window motors working, once a year remove the door panels & spray lithium grease on the cables & pulleys, this keeps the cable from fraying & jamming the take-up spool & causing premature window motor failure.
There is a very good cleaner/protectant/polish available for the Capri plastic rear window/curtain. It is made by BTI Chemical in Agoura, Ca. The product name is PLEXUS www.PlexusPlasticCleaner.com. I bought it at a local airport, pilots use it to clean the Plexiglas aircraft windows. It does a great job of cleaning the rear window & eliminating light scratches.
The headlight motors are connected to the hinged headlight mechanism via two metal links & a "ball" joint. To keep the motors working smoothly try lubricating these parts twice a year with White lithium grease.
One way to keep the all of the rubber weather-strips in good sealing condition, is to treat them twice a year with spray silicone (available at Home Depot & hardware stores).
The best (cloth fabric) cleaner for the 1991-1994 Capri seat upholstery (we have tried them all from commercial cleaner/solvents to auto parts store private labels) is Turtle Wax "POWEROUT" professional strength, Upholstery Cleaner product #T-246, about $5.99 a spray can. If you can't find it we stock & sell it.
OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
All non turbo 1991-1993 Capris were pre-wired at the factory for fog lights, it's easy to add them if you can find an original in-dash switch, an original relay, & a set of fog lights with the correct mounting brackets. Click for complete step-by-step installation instructions.
A full size wheel & tire will fit into the trunk cavity below the luggage compartment floor. Replacing the temp/donut spare is a smart move. It's a lot safer getting home on full size spare. We have a good supply of used Capri alloy wheels with tires.
If you own a 1994 non turbo with five spoke 14" wheels, Ford makes a real nice plastic wheel center upgrade that has the Flying "M" symbol cast into it. These centers greatly improve the looks of the 14" five spoke wheels. The part number is E5KZ-1130-AA. If you can't find them, we stock them.
The factory radio/stereo speakers supplied with the Capri are marginal at best. Several replacements are available, one recommendation for low cost replacement is: Pioneer TS-G1642R (2 way) 6.5" in front doors & Pioneer TS-G1640 (2 way) 5"x7" in rear inner quarters.
Ford offered two versions of a front end nose bra for the CAPRI. A Mini-Mask (hood, headlights & header) & a Full Front End cover (hood, headlights, header & bumper). Both were made of heavy-duty Black vinyl, attached via bendable hooks, elastic straps & both versions had the CAPRI logo embossed in center. We make & sell a slip on hood protection bra with the CAPRI logo.
There is a Hella brand replacement fog light available for the 1991-1993 XR2 factory fog lights. They sell for about one third the cost of new Ford replacements. There is a slight modification to be made to the existing support brackets, (we can provide an instruction sheet) but once installed, it's hard to tell they are not Ford originals.
CONVENIENCE & STORAGE
Many Capris are only enjoyed & driven in the Spring, Summer & Fall then stored away for the harsh Winter months. We developed a procedure from our vehicle library on how to properly prepare vehicle for short or long term storage.
Well there you have it!
85 MERCURY CAPRI FACTS, TIPS & USEFUL STUFF. I hope you benefited from our page. I enjoyed sharing the knowledge, from my personal experience & collected from fellow Capri owners, of these "quirky" little cars from down under. Wishing you many miles & years of top down "Fun in the Sun".
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