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by martinc92
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MK2 horn question
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: MK2 horn question

i would agree. Best test is to connect a pos lead and neg lead to the horn, try either way around if your not sure as you can't damage it due to reverse polarity. If its good you will get a constant sound. if not replace with new as they are as cheap as chips for a pair of different tone horns, that...
by martinc92
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bilstein front suspension leg insert replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Bilstein front suspension leg insert replacement

Thanks for your replies gents.

I think that i will pursue the Bilstein refurb route. I have been provided with a link from Andrew of which led me to a website called Gartrac. They have all the parts required to carry the full refurb so i will give it a go.

thanks again.

Mart
by martinc92
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: 2.8i Restoration my project ongoing
Replies: 29
Views: 4820

Re: 2.8i Restoration my project ongoing

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the info and link. After looking at this it looks a pain, but i will still probably go for it and get the bits from Gartrac.

cheers

Mart
by martinc92
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bilstein front suspension leg insert replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Bilstein front suspension leg insert replacement

Will01

Thanks for your reply, interesting theory but i thought the 2.8 legs were slightly different than the 1.6 & 2.0 versions due to power and engine weight, not sure of exact differences though, plus i would prefer to keep original legs if possible?

cheers

Mart
by martinc92
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bilstein front suspension leg insert replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Bilstein front suspension leg insert replacement

Hi All

I am due to change my front bilstein inserts (2.8i) following deliberation whether to swap from original 2.8i legs to converted coil overs complete with new gas inserts etc. - Has anybody completed this task with any info greatly appreciated.

cheers :lowrider:

Mart
by martinc92
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: 2.8i Restoration my project ongoing
Replies: 29
Views: 4820

Re: 2.8i Restoration my project ongoing

Hi Andrew, Sorry for not replying, as i haven't been online for a while as I've been doing quite a bit of work on the house so the Capri has taken a back seat, as it were, since the summer. Concerning your question, i do now have a smoother ride on take up of power since changing the centre bearing,...
by martinc92
Wed May 27, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2.8inj partexchange may sell want a 280
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: 2.8inj partexchange may sell want a 280

Paul

i have sent you a PM

cheers

Mart
by martinc92
Thu May 21, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2.8inj partexchange may sell want a 280
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: 2.8inj partexchange may sell want a 280

hi

Is your Capri sold, as i have a friend who wants a quality restored example?

cheers

Mart
by martinc92
Mon May 11, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Advice wanted on Spring / Damper Combos.
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Advice wanted on Spring / Damper Combos.

Joshy, I swapped my springs with -1inch for my 2.8, but i cleaned and painted all the top mounts and strut legs. The problem i had was that the springs jump when i turn the wheel even with the plastic spring end covers fitted (make sure these go back to). Another tip is to make sure to add plenty of...
by martinc92
Sun May 10, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: CCI National May 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2939

Re: CCI National May 2015

Andrew, thanks for putting some photos on. heres one that you might know and yes it won a gold trophy, nice one mate. http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q789/martinc92/IMG_3501_zpspkjkuwga.jpg http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q789/martinc92/IMG_3525_zpstnkt69i9.jpg http://i1359.photobucket.com/a...
by martinc92
Sat May 09, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: CCI Nationals Day
Replies: 46
Views: 2843

Re: CCI Nationals Day

Hi All

I will be attending tomorrow all the way from not so sunny North Staffordshire.

Andrew, hope to meet up for a natter as we have chatted on here many times, also be good to see your motor at last.

cheers

Martin
by martinc92
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Aluminium Radiator
Replies: 43
Views: 3133

Re: Aluminium Radiator

Dave,

Apologies for not replying sooner, yes i fitted a kenlowe fan along with my ali radiator, all works sweet and quite easy to fit. By now i presume you will have your new ali rad from CCI, i am sure you won't be disappointed mate.

drop a picture on when its fitted?

cheers Mart.
by martinc92
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Aluminium Radiator
Replies: 43
Views: 3133

Re: Aluminium Radiator

Dave, I did purchase a CCI Ali radiator, as i was confident that it would bolt straight on and told that it would optimise water circulation over my old radiator, plus i will admit i wanted it to be different and stand out. It wasn't cheap though, when i bought mine it was around the £290 mark, but ...
by martinc92
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: 2.8i Restoration my project ongoing
Replies: 29
Views: 4820

Re: 2.8i Restoration my project ongoing

Following completion of my restoration in May 14, unfortunately i did not swap my clutch when i removed the engine and gearbox, as i had a CCI receipt for it off the previous owner, along with all paperwork from new, so i estimated the mileage of the clutch to be around 4k miles. I should have gone ...
by martinc92
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project: CCI Repro Dashboard
Replies: 47
Views: 6066

Re: Project: CCI Repro Dashboard

Andrew, I am quite lucky as my dash is fine and not cracked, however i know its a major problem with all older fords, and mine is probably rare. I have just had my copy of CCI and i would suggest that you send your thread and comments to them for possible improvements to the new GRP product, and for...
by martinc92
Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: LSD oil change
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: LSD oil change

Hi Neil,

I had my kit from CCI aswell, but i don't remember an additive, only the oil, gasket etc. The new oil sorted my diff no problem as i think someone had put EP90's in previously, not good.

hope you go on ok.

Mart.
by martinc92
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Brake problems

I renewed all my 2.8i brake pipes, braided hoses, shoes, drums etc. I used the eezibleed pump as well to pull the fluid through, start to bleed from the front, then work to the back, but keep the car level due to to the bias valve. If the car is tilted it won't bleed properly. When all fluid seems t...
by martinc92
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 bilstein strut top mount knocking
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: 2.8 bilstein strut top mount knocking

Thanks Gents. Neil, I bought my springs from burton Power and yes good fit. Not sure of problem prior to strip out as i bought the car then stripped it bare to restore!! All torqued up on the wheels ok, but only nearside seems to be a problem with the spring jumping when turning lock to lock. Andrew...
by martinc92
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 bilstein strut top mount knocking
Replies: 3
Views: 621

2.8 bilstein strut top mount knocking

Hi All, i have problem when lightly pushing down on the wing i have a knocking from the strut/top mount, not sure if its the the standard strut top rubber mount or the insert sticking? i have had both of these off, cleaned, painted and fitted new -1" coil springs but not inserts or top mounts. ...
by martinc92
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: FRONT BILSTEIN SHOCKS ISSUE
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: FRONT BILSTEIN SHOCKS ISSUE

Thanks for the info ill give that a try and probably go for the inserts.

Mart

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