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by Caprigear
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

Keep it original . If you decide to put your own spin on the car then when it comes to sell it you will have to hope that any potential buyer likes what you have done, many won't.
by Caprigear
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Le Man 66' Ford v Ferrari
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Le Man 66' Ford v Ferrari

Simple answer is to go on your own, my girlfriend usually wants to see the rom coms or chick flicks and there's not a snowballs chance in hell that I'll be going to see that crap no matter how large the box of popcorn is.
by Caprigear
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted Fuel guage
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Wanted Fuel guage

Yes, no problem I have them
by Caprigear
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Late starting heater
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Late starting heater

No, only the later BEHR units. They were fitted to later MK2 and all MK3 models. Your car will have the earlier Smiths heater. You can fit the BEHR unit into your car.
by Caprigear
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Late starting heater
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Late starting heater

I've never known a heater motor to be stuck on, I tend to agree with the previous reply.Whenever I build a car now I always strip out the heater box and fit new matrix, resistor and motor. I have the parts in stock, if you don't fancy tackling the stripdown and replacing the parts just send me your ...
by Caprigear
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

MK1 facelift flasher units were usually a black three pin relay. Earlier MK1 flasher units tended to be a metal cylindrical unit. Try looking to the left of the steering column as the flasher unit may be clipped to the side of the pedal box bracket.
by Caprigear
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear No plate
Replies: 24
Views: 670

Re: Rear No plate

I have the new fittings in stock.
by Caprigear
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Ghia Carpet in Brown
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Wanted: Ghia Carpet in Brown

I'm pretty sure I have the sill trims, possibly a boot carpet. I can have a look for the other bits as well.
by Caprigear
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: plugs

I would start with a compression test before anything else.
by Caprigear
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly

Just go to any tool supplier and buy a set of parallel punches. They're not expensive and you'll get at least half a dozen different punches. I have done this job countless times and have not experienced the issues you have.
by Caprigear
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CCI Show 13/10/19
Replies: 0
Views: 299

CCI Show 13/10/19

I will be attending this show and will have a selection of new and used parts.
I will be taking a selection of repair panels but WILL NOT be taking bumpers or wings unless they are specifically ordered as they take up too much space.
Please message me with any requirements.
by Caprigear
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Leather dash cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: Leather dash cover

I did one the other week, took around 3 hours, very straightforward. There is some trimming to do but nothing drastic and the end results are impressive.
by Caprigear
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Brake Servo for 2.8i
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Wanted: Brake Servo for 2.8i

I check them before the cars are stripped.
by Caprigear
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Leather dash cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: Leather dash cover

The CCI ones are brilliant - no more pissing around trying to fill cracked dashboards or leather covers, CCI ones every time.
by Caprigear
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Brake Servo for 2.8i
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Wanted: Brake Servo for 2.8i

Some Girling servos can be refurbished but I was told by another company that the ATE ones fitted to the 2.8i can't be done. I have some used ones taken from cars on the shelf.
by Caprigear
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator Coolant Level
Replies: 28
Views: 1290

Re: Radiator Coolant Level

You probably don't always need Specialists but there'll come a time when you won't have them anymore and unless you actually know what you require then the general factors will be no use at all.
Just a thought.
by Caprigear
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Time for the rat look?
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: Time for the rat look?

I don't think there's ever been a time for the rat look!
by Caprigear
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

The tailgate bolts are M6, later ones were torx headed.
by Caprigear
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going slightly mad
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Going slightly mad

The lights issue may be a knackered indicator stalk , they're prone to breaking.
by Caprigear
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door card rubbers
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Door card rubbers

I'll send stuff anywhere in the world, I have quite a few NZ customers. I generally take the phone off the hook over lunch as I'm on my own, also, if I have a particular job on a car that requires concentration I also take the phone off the hook.