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by caprikid61
Sat May 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Aluminum & and J-B weld for fixing rust ?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Aluminum & and J-B weld for fixing rust ?

Hi there, I had the same issue recently, I did not want a full back to metal re-spray etc, but for a year I would knock out a bit of rust and fill and cover over, a few months down the line and the rust is showing again. I had already decided I was going to have the rust cut out, welded in new meta...
by caprikid61
Sat May 04, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Aluminum & and J-B weld for fixing rust ?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Aluminum & and J-B weld for fixing rust ?

Cutting out is always going to be the best bet but if grinding back treat the metal with a rust converter (Jenolite or something similar) even if the metal looks clean. Also bear in mind that most rust comes from behind a panel where there is little paint protection so make sure you seal and protec...
by caprikid61
Sat May 04, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Aluminum & and J-B weld for fixing rust ?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Aluminum & and J-B weld for fixing rust ?

Grind it out and mig weld a small plate in there and then apply several thin coats of a decent primer . You can hire a mig welder or even better buy one 2nd hand for not a vast amount and then you will be setup for being able to do proper body repairs for years to come. Filler is fine as a thin ski...
by caprikid61
Thu May 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Aluminum & and J-B weld for fixing rust ?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Aluminum & and J-B weld for fixing rust ?

Hi folks , I am trying to think of ways I can get the rust to stay away longer on my capri . I always just use p38 filler after removing all the rust but it just comes back the next year . What about using J B weld to bond and aluminum onto a lip / edge that is thinner than the panel then using fill...
by caprikid61
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

Just an update on the Dixie horns I managed to wire them up using the diagram that Andrew posted would have been lost without that so thanks for that Andrew. The horns sound fab and are pretty loud not bad for £22.00 from Ebay . The reason for the switch on the dash was I wanted to keep my own car h...
by caprikid61
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

Remember the fuse rating is dependant on the rating of the wire you are using. 15amp fuse in 20amp wire...nice and safe. 20amp fuse in 15amp wire and if something goes wrong, I can smell smoke and your FIRE and theft policy is gonna be needed. The guy in Halfords said the thickest wire they did was...
by caprikid61
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

The 3litre I just got has air horns on it but only requires one positive feed to work - I wired it straight to the original horn wiring positive but added an in-line fuse as well - not sure if that would be an (easier) option for you? Thanks but I have already fixed a new switch to the dash so will...
by caprikid61
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

Yes, you will need a live to the switch and also another live to the relay. See here: https://i.postimg.cc/RVy49L2N/Horn-wiring.png Make sure that the lives from the battery are fused at an appropriate rating. :goodluck: Andrew. Thanks for that Andrew I am starting to understand how it workes now I...
by caprikid61
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( relay)

Has anyone ever fitted air horns to there capries? I am stuggling to wire up the relay . Does the relay need 2 live feeds ? I have taken a wire from the battery to a switch on the dashboard then taken the wire from the switch to the relay. The problem I am having is there are four pins on the realy...
by caprikid61
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

Has anyone ever fitted air horns to there capries? I am stuggling to wire up the realy . Does the realy need 2 live feeds ? I have taken a wire from the battery to a switch on the dashboard then taken the wire from the switch to the realy . The problem I am having is there are four pins on the realy...
by caprikid61
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 62
Views: 2028

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Update on my new 5w bulbs , they are quite a bit brighter than the 3w bulbs that I removed so just going to leve them for now . At least I can see the gauges now but will try led s at a later stage .
by caprikid61
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Brake caliper restore

Hi folks thought I would give you all an update on my steering problem , fitted new track rod ends also had my steering rack reconditioned so I no longer have the steering wobble on right hand bends . Now I get the feeling that the struts can do with new springs and inserts as there is a clunking wh...
by caprikid61
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering 'tight'
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Steering 'tight'

Not sure if its got anything to do with your lroblem but I noticed when I had my steeri g wheel off there is a little hole st the back of the steering wheel that needs to be lined up with the part that works the indicator return . I guess if you put the wheel back on without the part going in the ho...
by caprikid61
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 62
Views: 2028

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Hi Andrew I found the dash lights were a fair bit brighter driving home from work tonight so far so good . I just hope they stay that way you could be right though they might get to hot since they are 5w . I did notice that the bulbs that came out of the dash were black in fact they looked like they...
by caprikid61
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 62
Views: 2028

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Thanks for the advice guys, I managed to get the new bulbs fitted today I also had a look inside the cluster but didnt fancy taking the gauges out as they look so fragile felt I might damage them . The blue plastic bits looked ok but the lights are just a little bit better with the new bulbs (5w) so...
by caprikid61
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 62
Views: 2028

Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Hi Folks I had the dashboard out of the capri yesterday looking to see why the dash lights are so poor. I found that some of the bulbs were black so I am guessing they have blown so I am away to halfords for new 501 capless bulbs . I have seen posts on here about removing these blue plastic covers m...
by caprikid61
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spring turning with steering wheel !!
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Spring turning with steering wheel !!

Hi folks just fitted new steering rack to try and stop the steering from being so heavy but I have now noticed the when I turn the steering both the springs and the bolt that goes through the strut mount are turning. Thinking that taking the bolt off from the strut mount then spraying some wd 40 int...
by caprikid61
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Electrical gremlins

I would also check the battery to make sure its holding the current I has loads of problems with mine a few years back and slow wipers was one of the problems . After I went to halfords and bought a new battery the problems were cured . Thought it was a bit strange that the old battery would start t...
by caprikid61
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition switch failed?
Replies: 33
Views: 1488

Re: Ignition switch failed?

There is not a toggle swich hidden anywhere ? Sounds daft but I found one hidden in my laser someone must have been using it as an antitheft device in the past. When the swich is on everything is fine but the swich is faulty so sometimes I was having exactly the same problem as you I could not get a...
by caprikid61
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!

Do you mean where the ball joint attaches to the steering arm on the strut? As far as I know, the original ball joint used a castellated nut, like the anti-roll bar, which is prevented from undoing using a split pin. On the replacement ones that I got they used nylock nuts instead. Both require you...