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by ian_s
Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:37 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

This has now sold :nopity:
by ian_s
Fri Feb 02, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

It's not enthusiasm I have lost as much as time. I have so little now with my job being so busy. I am not getting the time to commit to it that it needs. One day maybe but it's just not the right season. I have tried but it is time to move on.
by ian_s
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Well this is it. I have come to the very sad decision to sell. I have enjoyed my time but I don't have enough of it to dedicate to this project. I am busier than ever and can no longer justify keeping it. Any enquiry welcome and I will be advertising it as soon as I possibly can. Thanks all for your...
by ian_s
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

I finally got round to making the brass rivets
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I think it was the right decision to make some and they pop against the black.
by ian_s
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 51
Views: 19414

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Looking good. It's a good example of how what looks like might be simple job turns into full on fabrication of new parts. Those parts soon add up if you got to the likes of steel express. Keep going then I'm keen to see repairs on these. :applaud:
by ian_s
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 51
Views: 19414

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Welcome b@fink having read this I am really looking forward to seeing this. I love pic heavy threads. I also love the fact that the car has stayed with you over the years. Great to see another car making it's way back onto the road.
by ian_s
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

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 Thanks yeah I decided that e...
by ian_s
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

https://i.postimg.cc/s23DvNhV/20210312-073845.jpg free pic host https://i.postimg.cc/QCgj8gdB/20210312-073856.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/503Pf6M4/20210312-073901.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hjPLbsHn/20210312-073916.jpg Thanks for the advice. Yes I had full movement on the adjusters. I did concede though...
by ian_s
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

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These are the images of the headlamp unit. A little crusty but not bad overall.
by ian_s
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Back in the game doing the headlamp units. They dont look too bad but the lamps themselves are pretty poor now with some corrosion damage inside and damage to the glass so they are on the purchase list. The galvanised plate is reasonably well maintained but I'm in two minds whether to paint it or no...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Re: New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system

I remember back in the 80s when 4 star was going to be removed the worry of not able to get petrol for our cars but ever since we have had super unleaded what I have always used in my Capri . I only once ever found a service station on the M4 last year that never had any so filled up with £10 worth...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear side glass opener
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: Rear side glass opener

Can anyone tell me how to remove the rear openers from the glass? The opposite side to the image has very badly corroded and I would like to swap it out but i cannot see how to remove it from the glass. It unscrews Ian. You need to prise the cap off the outside as I recall and there is a screw unde...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

https://i.postimg.cc/ZqcgJFgt/20200621-215805.jpg quick image uploader Not perfect but given I didnt have the original to work from for size I am relatively happy with how it's looking I just need to complete the folds for the head lamp bowl. I will probably revisit it but for now I'm happy to walk...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear side glass opener
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Rear side glass opener

Can anyone tell me how to remove the rear openers from the glass? The opposite side to the image has very badly corroded and I would like to swap it out but i cannot see how to remove it from the glass.
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system

I was just wondering if anyone has looked into the full implications of what the higher ethanol fuel will have on the pinto or the fuel system for it? I know fuel lines will need to be updated to withstand it and I'm guessing some gaskets but do we know a comprehensive list yet? I'm thinking about i...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

That looks good. A quick tip somebody showed me when making a strengthening bead by hand like you have is to grind away part of the end of a hollow punch so it’s half round and use that to finish the ends of the bead. It works quite well! Yes that's a good call. I must admit after I looked at the p...
by ian_s
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 115
Views: 61854

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Ok so I had a few spare hours this evening and it went a little like this https://i.postimg.cc/t4nqx8dz/20200618-181842.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/ydQtn8s3/20200619-172351.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5tfrVCtF/20200619-181738.jpg Still a bit of fettling to do opening out the hole and shaping it. Doing som...
by ian_s
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front of nearside front wing by headlamp bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: Front of nearside front wing by headlamp bowl

Hope this helps https://i.postimg.cc/90QdRwLD/DSCN0276.jpg Thanks paul yes it did. I have been making a new second skin for it. https://i.postimg.cc/CzcsYdvj/20200619-204513.jpg Now I know the hole shape and size I can open it out. Still a bit of fettling to do but quite pleased with how it's looki...
by ian_s
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front of nearside front wing by headlamp bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Front of nearside front wing by headlamp bowl

Ok so I had a bit of rust on the piece at the front of the wing on the inside attached to the headlamp. I have removed it but need to see what a good piece looks like. I am of the impression there is a drainage hole at the top. https://i.postimg.cc/svKqPSdG/20200618-181842.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/y...
by ian_s
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly
Replies: 15
Views: 37978

Re: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly

Admin wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:45 pm
ian_s wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:42 pm Is the capri4me email still active for donation? I suppose I should have made a donation by now really
It is indeed still active :)
Brilliant donation made. Cheers