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by D366Y
Mon May 20, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Dans Capri II project.
Replies: 24
Views: 68

Re: Dans Capri II project.

Danthecapriman wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Hmm, no idea why those pics have ended up upside down!?
No idea, I've never seen that before but well done for somehow managing to do it... :lol:

Looking forward to seeing how things are coming along :)

Cheers
Danny
by D366Y
Sun May 19, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse blowing
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Fuse blowing

No worries, let us know how you get on or if you find anything :)
by D366Y
Sun May 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

Interesting problem you got there. Yes I see your point. Are the adjusters the same on all mk3 models? I thought they were but then surely they’d need to be different for the different drum sizes. Is it worth getting 2 second hand adjusters from Martin at Capri gear that are correct for the size la...
by D366Y
Sun May 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse blowing
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Fuse blowing

I'd check to wiring to everything on fuse one and make sure it's not shorting anywhere

This link is really useful for wiring
http://www.a400mod.com/Fuses.htm
by D366Y
Sat May 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

Thanks for the thought Olly, but that's with the adjuster arm hammered down into place - it definitely didn't go any lower than that :lol:

I'll pull it apart again when it's not raining (and I'm not working) and have a look to see if the arm is bent and post a picture up

Cheers
Danny
by D366Y
Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: autoplas rear Louvre
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Wanted: autoplas rear Louvre

Check out this one too mate.... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264041055856 I think this one is a large one again Nick - it says it is the one that fits cars with a rear wiper and I think the OP wants the flatter MK1/2 style that sits almost flush...
by D366Y
Sat May 18, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 81
Views: 7898

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:11 am
Hi,
I love what you're doing here. So often we see restoration threads where the end product looks a bit iffy, but that is definitely not the case here. All your work looks absolutely top notch. :D

Andrew.
:agree:
by D366Y
Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

As the pistons go in, the shoes go in with it. So, wonder what is stopping that from happening then? I'm not sure, the adjuster arm doesn't go any tighter so I can't pull the shoes any closer together unless I disengage the adjuster arm completely which could hypothetically means it gets close enou...
by D366Y
Fri May 17, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

The only thing I would mention is the third picture. I don't recognise the stop assembly on the back plate. Might be fine but it looks like it restricts the handbrake linkage quite a bit. Any chance of a proper picture of that Dan? The handbrake stop is correct for the 1.6 axle with 8 inch drums wh...
by D366Y
Fri May 17, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Killerton House Classic Car Show.
Replies: 47
Views: 320

Re: Killerton House Classic Car Show.

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:12 am
D366Y wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:59 pm
That's my signature move!! :lol:
Hi Danny,
We're long overdue a cheeky snap of those jaunty numbers with the stripes.... :lol:

Andrew.
If I get a chance to work on one of the cars this weekend I'll try my best to make sure they get an appearance.... :lol:
by D366Y
Fri May 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

When it's all correct, they do slip on very easily, it's not like it's only just, so something just isn't right, obviously. Sorry for the lack of words of wisdom! :lol: In a way I'm sort of glad there's nothing glaringly obvious I've missed, so I must have a vague idea of what I'm doing - equally f...
by D366Y
Fri May 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

This is how close it is - really not far off at all but I couldn't really measure the diameter of the shoes because the hub was in the way so was pretty awkward I had to take it all off again and put it back late last night in the dark, pretty sure I've completely ruined the piston now as well so wi...
by D366Y
Thu May 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

I give up!! Fingers crossed the pictures are attached, but I've put the shoes on the other way as you suggested, new springs - including that stupidly tight one at the top, adjustment arm will not go any further in and I've disconnected the rod entirely so it can't affect the tightness, still can't ...
by D366Y
Thu May 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 94
Views: 2141

Re: Laser 1600

I've pinged a message to Martin @ CapriGear in the hope he has a complete unit knocking about. Whilst not essential, it would be nice to have it working Is always nice when they do - I have three capris, two of them never worked, the third one I have only just got and was over the moon that the hea...
by D366Y
Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 94
Views: 2141

Re: Laser 1600

Cosmicbike wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:01 pm
That's catastrophically failed I reckon, don't think that's gonna buff out :lol:
Very astute observation - only obvious to the trained eye... :lol:
by D366Y
Thu May 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

as it is the passenger side it is the metal rod rather than the cable so no idea if that makes a difference? Disconnect the metal rod if it is still attached. Does the rod move - it's not seized or bent or something is it? The connecting arm where the rod attaches needs to be free and able to easil...
by D366Y
Thu May 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Mk3 V8 build
Replies: 123
Views: 27210

Re: Mk3 V8 build

Looking lovely!
Can't wait to see it when it's finished!! :cheers:
by D366Y
Thu May 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Petrol cap
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Petrol cap

Mine was stiff recently, dabbed petrol onto mine instead and did a better job than WD40 to loosen it up so if you have a spare can may be worth a gentle dab? Not sure what will break first though if you just yank it... Don’t think he was asking about your Amsterdam trip Dan :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by D366Y
Thu May 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Petrol cap
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Petrol cap

Mine was stiff recently, dabbed petrol onto mine instead and did a better job than WD40 to loosen it up so if you have a spare can may be worth a gentle dab?

Not sure what will break first though if you just yank it...
by D366Y
Thu May 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 83
Views: 1655

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

That's a good point by Tom actually, if the handbrake cable is too tight it will almost be like the handbrake is on while you are trying to put the drums back on. I asked Dan that early on. He said the cable was loose and floppy at the time. It was definitely all loose and floppy - I have no proble...