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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by Nigel Clark » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:48 pm

The colour of the red/orange coupé posted by Roger above looks very similar to Triumph Pimento red...

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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:02 pm

Paint it Black, I'll leave the choice of light or dark up to you...


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:51 pm

toolmanchris wrote:Thats a stunning colour and a great photo 8)

Oh and I bet the capri didnt make it round the corner without going over the white line :wink:
The photo came from a professional photoshoot for an article in Practical Classics magazine in 2012, the original link, with more photos, is here


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by stevmale » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:37 pm

Paul perhaps its just me , that my Coupe demo's that Red has a presence .

But like you said , with 3 red scimi's I would.

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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:15 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:Paint it Black, I'll leave the choice of light or dark up to you...
What's light black, batmobile grey? :wink:


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:16 pm

stevmale wrote:Paul perhaps its just me , that my Coupe demo's that Red has a presence .

But like you said , with 3 red scimi's I would.

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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by AllingtonGT » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:56 pm

toolmanchris wrote:Thats a stunning colour and a great photo 8)

Oh and I bet the capri didnt make it round the corner without going over the white line :wink:
That was on the twisty bits above Beachy Head so it was a good job it did make the corners. The photographer was hanging out the rear side windows to get the shots.....

Paul is correct that the paint is "red". Ford Sebring Red according to the car history. I do wonder if it changed over the years but if it did, it did it remarkably evenly. Let's face it it was Orange.

Here's a link to another cheap car in the same colour: http://charmansnew.mojom.co.uk/sold_detail.php?id=26



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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:56 pm

That's interesting - back in the late '70s/very early '80s, I had a Mk3 Cortina 2000E in Sebring Red (with a black vinyl roof! :o ) and I would say it was redder than both your Coupe, and the Escort in that ad (though I still tended to think of it as orange anyway! :lol: ). I sold it to buy the mulberry GTE; if I could have kept it it would probably be worth a few bob these days.....

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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:09 pm

Some bit have just arrived in the post... let's see if it works!!
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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:14 pm

Well my comprehensive get it going kit, was missing a fuel pump and the plug leads are like rock despite looking good! So those are on order, but it turns over off the key and there's a strong spark....found that out the hard way! :roll: :lol:


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:17 pm

Hope the Intermotor bits are not rotor arms. You should get the red ones from Distributor Doctor. Black ones with rivets are a BIG problem. Nearly cost me a bucket load of penalties on a rally.
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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by philhoward » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:26 pm

I thought they only did Lucas bits, not FoMoCo/Motorcraft parts?


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:19 am

Thanks for the heads up Geoff, I've run Bosch distributors for years so not so up on the Motorcraft ones as I've usually binned them :lol:

Like Phil say they're all Lucas, so which one do I need?


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:16 pm

Best phone Martin Jay on 01984 629 540 and see if he has a rotor for your specific distributor type.


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:14 pm

Well I managed to finally get a couple of hours on the car and with its new fuel pump and plug leads it starts and run incredibly smooth with great oil pressure... So it certainly looks like it's a 400 mile Robin Rew engine and that bit won't need much work at all!!

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