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by NewbieFord
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: repair of my 2.8i after volvo smashed my back end *COMPLETE*
Replies: 16
Views: 3263

Re: Started repair of my 2.8i after volvo smashed my back en

trust me i know how you feel about body repairs, was driving along the backroads when a car didn't dip the headlights coming up to a corner that i couldn't see was as sharp as it was because i was blinded, drove through a fence and into a field, still, whilst i was there and the car only had body da...
by NewbieFord
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: parts for sale mk 3 from shells to interior doors bonnets
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: parts for sale mk 3 from shells to interior doors bonnets

Hey could you post a picture of the bonnet and if you can't then what colour is it? any rust on it at all? Regards, Jack
by NewbieFord
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1.6L Capri Wanted For First Car!
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: 1.6L Capri Wanted For First Car!

you wouldn't be the first to go down that path, i'm 18 now and I've had nothing but trouble with mine (still love it though). your gonna have get to know people who know how to work on them if you don't know how or need help because a local garage won't do anything, repair bills arnt extensive for t...
by NewbieFord
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Lumpy and sleepy
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Lumpy and sleepy

Ok thats it! it runs like a dream again but I had to find a replacement vv carb because I'm a student so £30 quid vs £100 = no brainer but the guy sold me two new diaphragms as well so this will be a tempory measure until i save the money for a new and better carb but thanks for the advice, apprecia...
by NewbieFord
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Lumpy and sleepy
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Lumpy and sleepy

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/genuine-weber-3236-twin-choke-carburettor-and-manifold-capriescortstockcar/88114299 I found this on gumtree, any ideas if it could fit my 1.6 laser engine and what needs changed for it to fit because as far as i know the only thing is the choke housing a...
by NewbieFord
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Lumpy and sleepy
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Lumpy and sleepy

Seeing as its a 1.6, have you changed the diaphram in the vv carb?, if i recall these always split. they were not the best carbs in the world, ok when brand new, useless when old. Try to get a complete weber and manifold from a 2.0 and swap everything over, really easy. Stick on a k & n filter ...
by NewbieFord
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Lumpy and sleepy
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Lumpy and sleepy

Petrol smell indicates a miss-fire or too rich mixture. Check the points / condenser - just renew them if in doubt, get the ignition timing checked with a strobe light then have a mechy check the emissions with a gas analyser and adjust if needed. Next on thelist is to check valve clearances and ad...
by NewbieFord
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Lumpy and sleepy
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Lumpy and sleepy

I just changed the ht leads and i know they are on right and the reason i changed them was because the engine wasn't running at all well, cutting at traffic lights after a minute or so of sounding like it was giving up the ghost so i'm going to check the spark plugs themselves to see what condition ...
by NewbieFord
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: why did nobody tell me that driving hurts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: why did nobody tell me that driving hurts?

I learnt in a 2010 polo diesal and i remember the amount of times i would pull up at my grans, take the capri out and follow her up the lane until my instructor left, then coming back again coz i had always fettled with something before she picked me up for a lesson, drove her mad to see me drive be...
by NewbieFord
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Young person insurance...
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: Young person insurance...

top tip, instead of waiting for your first year of driving to be over before you renew your insurance, wait until your next birthday. that way you'll be 18 and insurance will come down as a result, wot i'm doing is paying roughly 9 months insurance that runs out the day after my birthday, then getti...
by NewbieFord
Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)

when i had my last capri, it was a resparyed signal yellow 2.0 laser. with tickford grill. and i got stopped be a motorbike cop in Coleraine. simply as he wanted to complement me on my capri. its a great feeling. and relief when you get stopped like that. When i had my new capri out at the weekend,...
by NewbieFord
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)

congrats on beating the testers. i myself just got my capri on the road after a dodgey track rod end moment, generatated a re-test. so thankfully i have a years test from the 14/09/11. so i'll keep me eye out for your motor. I'll give you a toot of the horn, and flash of the lights if you out and a...
by NewbieFord
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)

congrats on beating the testers. i myself just got my capri on the road after a dodgey track rod end moment, generatated a re-test. so thankfully i have a years test from the 14/09/11. so i'll keep me eye out for your motor. I'll give you a toot of the horn, and flash of the lights if you out and a...
by NewbieFord
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)

No, was in new buildings, derry... he was very annoyed i took the turbo off the engine to make it run N/A, said he would fail me next time if i didn't put the turbo back on... craic was good ha, hopefully the eaton charger that might be going in there will keep him happy next year. :ugeek: lol! my ...
by NewbieFord
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)

Congrats m8! When mine passed a few weeks back the tester let the ramp down, got in and horsed it round the car park full tilt!! He did let me off with the lowered back end hitting the bump stops and running a tad rich so fair enough If you went to the balmoral centre then i'm guessing you got the ...
by NewbieFord
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

MOT Passed! (even though it should have failed)

I'll explain what I mean. Took the car down to the MOT centre, first time I drove it on the roads but what don't seem like problems quickly did turn into problems. I fitted new brakes 1 week ago so they haven't bedded in yet and need that final adjustment to make them better than poor :D But we expl...
by NewbieFord
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: haydns (gnarlerboys) old laser
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: haydns (gnarlerboys) old laser

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Never seen a power bulge painted like that before, gave me a few ideas for my own now :D
by NewbieFord
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: my 2.8 injection special
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: my 2.8 injection special

it might work better if you say what your name is on photobucket than have all of that :xd: I can't find it :D
by NewbieFord
Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: list of possible engines.....
Replies: 4
Views: 549

list of possible engines.....

I've been thinking, instead of the old rover v8 that hasn't got that much power, why not try something differant like an alfa v6, 3 litre v8 from a ferrari (if you can afford to) these would be my favourite to get hold of but could it be done?
by NewbieFord
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New clutch, new problems
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: New clutch, new problems

So, it was running ok then you changed the clutch. Now it smells hot. Why on earth would it suddenly be the head gasket gone? Surely more likely to be the component you just changed. Don't grasp at random straws, attack it slowly and logically! Think twice before you act once! Firstly, check the cl...