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by STEVEW
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spotlamp wirering.
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: Spotlamp wirering.

Hello Allan

Re: Positioning of spot/driving lamps.
This link may help.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/darylchap ... /lightbox/

All the best.
by STEVEW
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Re. Boot lock disassembly by D336Y (Q&A).
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re. Boot lock disassembly by D336Y (Q&A).

Andrew kindly provided a parts diagram from Haynes in which it says about removing the lock barrel from the boot lock assembly, “… by removing the circlip from the barrel housing. The spring, barrel and spider can then be detached and a new barrel fitted by reversing this procedure.” Reversing the p...
by STEVEW
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Boot lock dis-assembly
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Hello D366Y. It looks like you are at the stage where you need to remove the circlip. The lock assembly on our car was disassembled to the point as in the diagram provided by Andrew. The whole thing had seized solid. The barrel assembly was soaked in 2-stroke mixture for 36 hours. Why 2-stroke? It w...
by STEVEW
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 21
Views: 837

Re: Water in footwell

Hello D 336Y My son's Capri also had water in the footwell. When it was washed a trickle of water could be seen coming from the heater area. I poured water into the intake slots and sure enough water appeared inside the car under the heater unit. It had been off the road for at least 4 years and als...
by STEVEW
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electronic ignition - Ballast resistor
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: Electronic ignition - Ballast resistor

Hello Bug You infer that it's best, "... to give real world advice based on personal experience." Absolutely spot on. Couldn't agree more. And, of course, that's why forums such as this one are good to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences in order to prevent costly mistakes or spending unnecess...
by STEVEW
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electronic ignition - Ballast resistor
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: Electronic ignition - Ballast resistor

Hello Stevemarl Thanks for the input. I’m not saying that there aren’t 6v & 12v coils.Perhaps I should have opened my comment in a better way. Nevertheless, I wanted to bring “Caloverero’s” attention to the resistance across the terminals, which - as I understand - is important. As he said that his ...
by STEVEW
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition barrel de sticking
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Ignition barrel de sticking

Hello Bug

Great tip about the ignition barrel, much appreciated.
by STEVEW
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electronic ignition - Ballast resistor
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: Electronic ignition - Ballast resistor

Hello Calovero If you choose to use the Powerspark ignition kit there is information on the Powerspark Ignition – BLOG. It’s not a case of 12v or 6v coils: the ballast resistor supplies the coil with 6v under normal running conditions, i.e., the ignition switch is in the “run” position. Upon startin...
by STEVEW
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Cassette player
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Cassette player

When I bought our Capri it came with massive MAC speakers mounted in a home-made timber frame instead of the parcel shelf with which it was designed, plus matching door mounted “chrome bezelled” speakers fed by an ultra modern blue-green flashing disco unit hanging out of a large hacksawed-chiselled...
by STEVEW
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stolen!
Replies: 107
Views: 9793

Re: Stolen!

I’m pleased that this theme is an ongoing thing on the blog but unfortunately basic details of a stolen vehicle is not enough to catch these thieving bastards. We need to know such details as, Upholstery colour & design. Engine details: 6-cyl, 4-cyl any modifications etc. Gearbox & axle types. Suspe...
by STEVEW
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Lighting for a low ceiling in garage
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Lighting for a low ceiling in garage

'That’s a very strange 1st post ? And not about capris about bulbs in a house . I would say try the B&Q forum or Builders RUs'

Perhaps the B&Q Forum are now trying to figure out how you can fit fog lamps to a Capri.
by STEVEW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake Servo firewall seal
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Brake Servo firewall seal

I didn't have to remove the servo from our car and I cannot remember how they look. The obvious solution is to try and locate a used one. If you have to improvise you could take a suitable hose/pipe cut to the same length as the circumference of the hole then carefully cut a slit along its length. Y...
by STEVEW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake Servo firewall seal
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Brake Servo firewall seal

Hello Jrooney I've asked a company in Germany if they have such a seal by explaining as you've described it, 'It's a grommet style set up which the actuator passes through into the cabin.' They think you mean one that comes with the servo itself therefore almost impossible to obtain so you must impr...
by STEVEW
Mon May 13, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bumper colour.
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Bumper colour.

Hello Allan
For such jobs I use a black heat-resistant paint (650°C).
After the paint has dried and hardened I polish the part with a plastic polish spray ("Arrmor All") which produces a “satin +” finish.
by STEVEW
Sat May 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 2432

Re: Rear axle bearings

Hello Olly

Pleased you have found a part number from a reputable manufacturer. (I've noted the number)
Could you please let us know if it solves your problem?
I will then know should I need bearings in the future.
All the best.
by STEVEW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Road reflections
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Road reflections

Why is it that when you come up behind a slow moving car that's weaving the driver, with head turned, is talking to an empty passenger seat squab? :drive:
by STEVEW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: diesel engine in a capri? discuss
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: diesel engine in a capri? discuss

Why fit a modern diesel lump in a Capri?
At least, the original engines have genuine emissions. ;)
by STEVEW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1548

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

What's been edited?

I too would like to see the unedited version from "charliepinto". :drama:
by STEVEW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1548

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

What's been edited?

I too would like to see the unedited version. :drama:
by STEVEW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1548

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

Well said "MrB".
Couldn't agree more.
Good luck "charliepinto".