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by CapriFreak
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?

stevemarl wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:11 pm
if a 10mm socket is a bit loose, do you have any imperial ones, (3/8" is about 9.5mm) that may be a tighter fit?
I'll have a look tomorrow. I picked up a few before trying the 10mm that looked close and they seemed too big, fingers crossed theres something in an old tool box.
by CapriFreak
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?

Thanks guys. I'll try again with the bolts. I started going round them with an older, decent 10mm socket and it just slipped off so i dont want to end up with a situation. Sounds like the bodge job isnt the way though. Theres a fair lot of jobs to do on this car as ever so I'm trying to avoid paying...
by CapriFreak
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?

As the title says. I'm sure i've heard people doing this and I was just about to change my Diff cover when I realised how well sealed on it is (was reconditioned by Southern Axles) and im struggling to get the bolts to budge. Its leaking through what I guess are pin holes higher up. Seems a shame to...
by CapriFreak
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.

My top mounts at the moment are the rubber roller bearing burton type and I’m guessing the old stuff (not seen them yet) are the old rubber type if it’s all standard. I think it was taken off a car back in the day. I’ll try identify the springs from my paperwork when I get home tomorrow.
by CapriFreak
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: 3.0 Brake Disc (just been offered 2.0 struts)

Hey folks i've been offered some 2.0 complete struts to swap out my 3.0 struts that are badly in need of new discs. What I have been offered is 2.0GL Sachs struts ready to go straight on with original standard springs/top mounts. What I have now is 3.0 struts with Burton top mounts (which I remember...
by CapriFreak
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"
Replies: 62
Views: 17977

Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Hey folks been a while since i've updated here. The Capri is doing ok and i've been offered some 2.0 struts to swap out my 3.0 struts that are badly in need of new discs. What I have been offered is 2.0gl struts ready to go straight on. What I have is 3.0 struts with Burton top mounts (which I remem...
by CapriFreak
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.

What I did was to check the bearing sizes for different models on Burton's web site . There are 3 different sized bearings . The 3L stubs are different to the 2L, and escorts are diff again. I would get 2L struts and fit the vented disc's and M16 calipers with spacer kit if you want to up grade . L...
by CapriFreak
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.

Someone on another forum says they possibly know of some 2.0 struts for sale and is going to check a price for me. If they come back with something decent what should I expect? A lot of struts I see for sale on ebay have no hubs? I guess in that case I'll have to figure in Hubs, Discs and bearings? ...
by CapriFreak
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.

Condition of the Discs
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by CapriFreak
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1980 Ford Capri L 1.6
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: 1980 Ford Capri L 1.6

Lovely Car. I followed this one on ebay I think. Nice to see its on here and well done on the price! I prefer the L spec Capris, I really like that guy on youtube "Fast Rust" who has one pretty much exactly like yours.
by CapriFreak
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Brake Disc advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 455

3.0 Brake Disc advice.

Hey all, I was hoping someone could give me advice for my Capri's disc brakes. Its a 2.0 but for some reason (I'm guessing someone robbed the 2.0 struts) It has 3.0 legs and discs. I didnt know this 3 years ago and bought some new Burton Top Mounts/lowering springs which a garage fitted to get the C...
by CapriFreak
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.

it says 4mm of travel at the pedal My Haynes says free play should be 22mm, +or- 4mm, which is nearly an inch. ahh so I need to adjust further then. I think I saw the 4mm and though that was right. I probably need to find a way of holding the pedal up while I adjust too seen as nobody is around for...
by CapriFreak
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.

Hey everyone! Im back... sorry about the delay on this. I finally found time to have a go at adjusting the clutch Pedal and of course filmed it all. Its a lot better but i'm wondering If I should have adjusted it out even more. the bite is around 3/4 of the way up the pedal (maybe a bit lower) and i...
by CapriFreak
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.

Hey so I'm back home now and thought i'd ad a picture of the mixture screw and the number in the casting to this Carb. I stated to think while I was away, maybe I could find a second hand lower half to the carb or stripped out carb and use all the parts off this so I have a new mixture screw/hopeful...
by CapriFreak
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.

Cheers for the advice guys. I did rebuild this last year with the £25 weber gasket kit/needle etc plus a new power valve . It ran ok but at this point and I followed some youtube vids/haynes to take things off, clean, put new stuff on. I didnt realise the accelerator pump was the wrong way around be...
by CapriFreak
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.

Well you definitely need to sort that mixture screw out, it sounds like you may even have the wrong one in there, take it out and have a check. It's normal to use a screwdriver to adjust it. It appears to be not metering at all which means your car will run excessively rich. Yeah I think I should g...
by CapriFreak
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.

Apologies I do mean mixture screw not idle screw. I did rebuild this carb but I'm thinking I could do with a new one every day, I wish I'd done this when I got the car. The last time I tried to get the mixture screw out I couldnt, I could only get it to turn to the edge but im sure I had it out when...
by CapriFreak
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.

Yeah , I would have thought. A lean mix is harder to ignite , hence these kick arse ignition systems on modern cars, so that would make it an unlikely culprit (I think someone said retarded when they meant advanced 🙂) . Mine jingles away at 8deg ,not to bad at 4 using 96oct. On 100+ set a 8 deg its...
by CapriFreak
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: Bad clutch or adjustment? Also strange noise.

Ive been working like mad over the last few days and away this coming week but! I pulled the Capri out for 10 mins and had a look at this cable situation. I didnt get very far as I only have one 16mm spanner :/ I tried mole grips which were too wide and realised if I mess this up I havent got the ti...