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by ollyw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Battery cable clips. Help / pics required.
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Battery cable clips. Help / pics required.

Hi I want to try and tidy up the main positive wire on my 2.8 where it crosses the engine crossmember from the battery to the starter motor. Originally it would have been held on with clips but when I was starting to restore her these were missing so I held the wire up by cable ties which looks a bi...
by ollyw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: sunroof stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: sunroof stuck

Hi Try tilting it and push up on the back whilst doing it. Go gentle on the handle as I've snapped on before. This should allow access to the adjustment screws as detailed in the haynes manual. I couldn't open mine when I first bought it, it had been laid up a long time, turned out I had a field mou...
by ollyw
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Expansion Bottle Clean
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: Expansion Bottle Clean

Dishwasher...
by ollyw
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worth complaining
Replies: 27
Views: 2720

Re: Worth complaining

I find it`s now £165 !!!!! Mines £245 a year with AA & that's after over 30 years membership and a being a 'Gold member' No Claims would be a good idea for breakdowns but with only the big three having coverage domination it's never going to happen. I’m a gold member too and have been with them...
by ollyw
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Facebook

Good on you. I left Facebook 2 years ago and deleted my account. It is pretty scandalous with regards to privacy and what or who it shares data with. Read the T&cs carefully. It’s mindblowing how much info it believes it is entitled to demand from you. The fact that zuckerberg feels he does not ...
by ollyw
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator rating
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Alternator rating

55a is fine for what you require there Peter.

Olly W
by ollyw
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Next Year will be the 50th Anything Happening?
Replies: 95
Views: 3832

Re: Next Year will be the 50th Anything Happening?

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:I agree what is a shame as it’s just to much money when you look at it.


Over £200 per person per night? It's amazing that they can make a profit at that rate........ :) :sarcasmalert:


Andrew.



Ah the joys of the south of England!
by ollyw
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: The Capri failed the MOT today
Replies: 17
Views: 629

Re: The Capri failed the MOT today

I’m going to buck the trend here.

Why the master cylinder over the wheel cylinders?
There’s a lot of poorly made aftermarket examples out there.

If it is the master cylinder based on what you’ve described I’d expect the inside of the servo to be wet with brake fluid.

Olly W
by ollyw
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 62
Views: 1661

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Only way to do this is to take the clocks out.

The plastic will melt over time at 5watts.
The clocks aren’t that bad to take out. Just take your time and handle carefully.
by ollyw
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Cologne coolant bypass
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: 2.8 Cologne coolant bypass

I’m sure Capri gear or Tickford man on here would have one of those.


Olly W
by ollyw
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Timing belt
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Timing belt

As long as the width of the belt is on the tensioner it is fine.


Olly W
by ollyw
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door Striker Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Door Striker Plate

The “cage” you refer to is spot welded on all sides so the threaded plate can’t come out.
by ollyw
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: NOS Rear Bumper on ebay !!
Replies: 23
Views: 1106

Re: NOS Rear Bumper on ebay !!

I love the description where he’s put “ I think they are rare...” etc.

You think or you know??

I threw a brand new entire set of these out once. They mark your carpet something rotten!
Still, whoever buys them will be the mug here. Good luck to the seller.
by ollyw
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover

You’ll be after one of these then...


http://capriclub.co.uk/handbrake-bush
by ollyw
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake problems not going away
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Brake problems not going away

Often the pivoted part of the adjuster which has the serrated edge on it is rusted solid which doesn’t help anything. I find placing them in a vice and soaking in wd40 whilst wiggling the join with pliers helps no ends in getting accurate adjustment when fitted.
by ollyw
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Clutch release bearing

:oops:
by ollyw
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New WD40 aerosols
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: New WD40 aerosols

Ah but does anyone know what the notch in the old style cap is for?......................
by ollyw
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Vapor Lock how to stop ?
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Vapor Lock how to stop ?

Have a check the carb is plumbed up the right way round.

I had this problem years ago and it was simply that the feed from the fuel pump was mistakenly fed to the return outlet rather than the input side of the carb.

Tracing and swapping the hoses over cured everything instantly.

olly W
by ollyw
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake problems not going away
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Brake problems not going away

Your brake shoes are the wrong way round