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by Cosmicbike
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New car
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: New car

Looks nice, always like a black Capri. Had a black V70 in the past, lovely when it was clean...
by Cosmicbike
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

I think it's going to be more of the bits of brass approach, there is nothing left of the mounting tabs, they are long gone!

Apparently I'm plumbing for a few days, so indicators will ahve to wait. I look forward to the Summer evenings when I can play cars whilst Eastenders is on....
by Cosmicbike
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Small steps and all that... Waiting for paint to dry, so decided to remove the front indicators from the bumper. 4 cut cable ties later and they were off! Same can't be said for the bumper itself, all the securing bolts are a tad rusty so have been duly soaked in WD40 and will wait for another time....
by Cosmicbike
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is CCI website down again...
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Is CCI website down again...

Well that explains it. I suppose it will save me a few quid until the new one comes up, though I do have the catalogue and guess I can order by phone...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Jasonmarie wrote:Funny how things were fixed many moons ago just to get threw the MOT , best of luck with the work and thanks for sharing :beer:


Takes me back to my Mk1 Fiesta and Sierra days :) This does have an MOT, with an advisory for 'minor body corrosion' :D
by Cosmicbike
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Hi, Great work going on there. Nice one! the strap joining the inner and outer wings (as per 2nd pic above) is broken on the NS, any idea's where I can get one? I'm sure that I've seen those on the CCI website, although I can't check as the site appears to be down. I also found some more on Ebay: h...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Little bit of time between paint coats and the F1 highlights today, so out with 'no name yet' and I figured I'd whip the wheels off and see what the underside of the wings etc looked like. https://i.postimg.cc/KvVM1vCK/OSF-Hub.jpg Receipts suggested new calipers in 2017 along with pads which seems t...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Hopefully this works.. https://i.postimg.cc/C1wXqc9v/Front-3-4.jpg A belated :welcome: to the forum fella. :) Lovely looking Capri mate and always great to see another Pinto here. Sounds like its deffo in safe hands with you and will be back on the road in all its glory....after you finish the hous...
by Cosmicbike
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

a 2L cam will definitely liven up the engine a bit, I noticed a difference for sure when I changed up from a standard 1600 cam - depends how much you want to improve it by? Could always go one step further and get a Kent FR32 cam? It's more about knowing what's in it, though a little upgrade is nic...
by Cosmicbike
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Decision time is coming. The head will be coming off in the next week or 2 so I can replace the stem seals and lap the valves while it's out. I'll oil fill test the bores at the same time as final confirmation that I believe the rings are OK. But... The camshaft is an unknown, and I don't like unkno...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Worth checking that the crankcase vent is clear and working properly but the stem seals are the likely culprit Not dug that deep yet, but I've 'un-plugged' the PCV and no change noted, except of course I get smoke from the engine bay too!! The plugs suggest over-fueling, but until I get time to set...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

An interesting afternoon fiddling, and I am maybe a bit wiser. First off was to drain a little oil out as the level was over the MAX on the dipstick, it's now just below. Compression test was next, and after a scoot out to get a 14mm spark plug socket ( I only had a 10mm) we were off. Plugs are carb...
by Cosmicbike
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

And so the fun begins... Decided to have the afternoon off decorating, and try and establish what cam was in the Laser, and to see if I could make out the condition of the valve stem seals. Smoked the world out on starting, and swapped ends in the garage so I can start the engine strip down without ...
by Cosmicbike
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

:cool: Nice colour and a late one too, judging by the side repeaters. It is indeed, registered on 2nd December 1986. It came with a reasonable history folder including the original bill of sale. The vehicle part-ex'd against it being a 1977 Capri. I see from your post in another thread that you liv...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 50 Years of the Capri - Historic Brooklands Circuit & Museum - 8th September 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: 50 Years of the Capri - Historic Brooklands Circuit & Museum - 8th September 2019

Cracking idea, and since it's only 5 miles from me it would be rude not to. Whether or not the car is on the road is a different matter...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Hi, Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the purchase of a fine car! 8-) It's good to hear that it runs and has a current MOT, that is a great starting point. What are your plans for this car? Is it to get it running properly and to use as is, or are you planning a full restoration? Either w...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Brooksy wrote::cool:

Nice colour and a late one too, judging by the side repeaters.



It is indeed, registered on 2nd December 1986. It came with a reasonable history folder including the original bill of sale. The vehicle part-ex'd against it being a 1977 Capri.
by Cosmicbike
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Hopefully this works..

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by Cosmicbike
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Re: Laser 1600

Thanks for the suggestions folks. I kind of figured valve stem seals, interestingly the history that came with the car details a head rebuild in the last 3 years, and suggestions of a Kent cam in there also, but no specifics. I wonder if the cam will make a difference to which cambelt I need? I gues...
by Cosmicbike
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 37
Views: 621

Laser 1600

Always wanted a Capri, nearest I got back in the day was a 3 door Sierra. Passed the chance on a 3ltr Mk 1 some 12 years ago, wish I'd bought it and stuck it in the garage! Anyway, picked up 1600 Laser last week, and started to fiddle. It's a runner, with an MOT. Spent the day in the sunshine yester...