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by D366Y
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front seats
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Front seats

They do sometimes pop up on :ebay: just for the base, though I can't see any on there at the moment
by D366Y
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 2.8 V6 flywheel or starter ring
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Wanted: 2.8 V6 flywheel or starter ring

Pretty sure you're sat on a flexplate worth a pretty penny there Peter! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-V6-2-8-C3-AUTOMATIC-FLEXPLATE-4-STUD-WITH-BOLTS-AND-SPACER-RARE-A4LD-/164421100143 I only paid £35 quid for mine last year :shock: Blimey Dan, that's more than I paid for the engine! Might need t...
by D366Y
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 2.8 V6 flywheel or starter ring
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Wanted: 2.8 V6 flywheel or starter ring

Pretty sure you're sat on a flexplate worth a pretty penny there Peter!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-V6-2-8- ... 4421100143

I only paid £35 quid for mine last year :shock:
by D366Y
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!

I have the notification pop up on my phone and just immediately delete them all unless I need to keep it :lol:
by D366Y
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:22 pm
Good to see your not posting photos showing your personal contact details again Steve! :)

Andrew.
stevemarl wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:20 pm
Andrew,
Oh no, not taking any chances after that!
I'm more baffled by the fact you have 344 unread emails!! :shock:
by D366Y
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 2.8 V6 flywheel or starter ring
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Wanted: 2.8 V6 flywheel or starter ring

This is on the back of my spare engine. I take it to be from an auto but I assume the ring gear is the same - it looks it to me. DSC_0473.JPG If it's from an auto then I think it's more likely to be the flexplate that goes between that and the gearbox - I spent forever looking for one last year and...
by D366Y
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Knocking noise
Replies: 22
Views: 262

Re: Knocking noise

I had similar issues with the GL - was always only running on 3 cylinders, took out the spark plugs and problem solved, now it doesn't run at all, but is a lot more consistent!
by D366Y
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Newbeeeee .....engine size change 1.6 to2.0
Replies: 39
Views: 665

Re: Newbeeeee .....engine size change 1.6 to2.0

There are various excellent Capri manuals but yes, that is the Haynes you need, as per your link. I found this Haynes the other day which I think I'll need to invest in! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sex-Haynes-Explains-by-Boris-Starling-9781785216534-Brand-New/352952395617?epid=19036427828&_trkparms=...
by D366Y
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 27
Views: 734

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Looking good!
Impressive work for having never done it before either :cheers:
by D366Y
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Racing Capri Spotted
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Racing Capri Spotted

Well, looks like I need to drive to Stockport again to have a look! :lol:
by D366Y
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Grass seed question
Replies: 113
Views: 14180

Re: Grass seed question

I just assumed everyone who lived in Wales had sheep in their garden? Must be in the Deeds of the house to have sheep there, no? :lol:
by D366Y
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 27
Views: 734

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

I think you've got more chance of being shot back to 1985 before you reach 118mph in a Laser particularly a 1.6 :lol:

You must be planning some serious upgrades to be getting close to that??
I've thrown plenty of upgrades at mine and dont think its managed to get over 110
by D366Y
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 27
Views: 734

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

[email protected] wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:44 am
Hundreds. Mostly with it in ruins. :xd:
They're the best kind! :lol:
by D366Y
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 27
Views: 734

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Sounds like a great project - would love to see some pictures if you have any??
by D366Y
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Newbeeeee .....engine size change 1.6 to2.0
Replies: 39
Views: 665

Re: Newbeeeee .....engine size change 1.6 to2.0

I know the rear drums are smaller (8 inch as opposed to 9 inch) will this be an issue or will they need up rating. In the real world probably not, front brakes do most of the work, rear are intentionally less efficient to stop them locking up when all the weight transfers to the front in heavy brak...
by D366Y
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: x2 Genuine ford front valance inc. under headlight strip
Replies: 17
Views: 2454

Re: x2 Genuine ford front valance inc. under headlight strip

I believe you can get brand new fibreglass ones at a reasonable price, if that's any help to keep you and your car going. I got a fibreglass one on mine as at the time the steel ones were £800+ and I couldn't justify it. The fibreglass one was half of that and has worked a treat - fitted perfectly ...
by D366Y
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 109
Views: 29674

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

That does look great!
When I sprayed mine I left all the adjusters in place so I knew that the lights were pointing the right way and wouldn't need adjusting again, but does mean that all my plastic bits are caked in paint - yours looks much nicer with the clean plastic
by D366Y
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 109
Views: 29674

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

As Paul suggests - check they move freely first, I painted mine black to stop them rusting and no-one is going to see it anyway
by D366Y
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk2 3000 S Auto - Auto box warning me?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Mk2 3000 S Auto - Auto box warning me?

The fluid on the dipstick should look a lovely cherry red, if its slightly brownish it's time to change it, just dropping the sump pan doesn't empty out the torque converter though, there is a great video on YouTube on how to change the fluid with the engine running which will drain the torque conv...
by D366Y
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk2 3000 S Auto - Auto box warning me?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Mk2 3000 S Auto - Auto box warning me?

I've had a similar issue with my auto dying randomly before - I changed the fluid (and filter while I was there) and *touch wood* not had the problem again but obviously can't guarantee it will work for you but was easy enough to do so would recommend trying it. Depending how handy you are it's not ...