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by EightyFive
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Time
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Time

Hi, How do you guys deal with having barely any free time to work on your capri? Am I the only one demotivated by how little time I get to work on mine? Especially coming into winter. I work 5 days a week 9-5, and if I do any sort of socialising on the weekend then that’s another week written off. H...
by EightyFive
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild

Appreciate the suggestions guys. Unfortunately haven’t had much time to work on the capri so it’s been sat untouched. Will have one last look/ attempt tomorrow before I just bite the bullet and buy a new MC. Not got the time to faff around ad would rather just drop £50-£70 than waste more time! For ...
by EightyFive
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild

Hi all, Decided to give rebuiding my Master Cylinder a go using the great guide on the laser page. All seemed to go okay, seals in correct way etc but for the life of me I can't get any fluid to come out of the calipers. I primed the MC by letting brake fluid pour out of the 3 union pipes on the res...
by EightyFive
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror

Thanks Noel Managed to sort it with your advice, but getting to the nuts seemed way more of a faff than it needed to be due to the awkward angle to get to the bolts through the access holes :banghead: C57876B5-56B3-49B1-A5E8-50E4596D00FB.jpeg 147CCEB8-A948-4695-B4D6-5B9C8A4878CC.jpeg I find the lit...
by EightyFive
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?

I spoke to Tickover who told me he has been asked this Q a hundred times haha. Ultimately he said the difference in height should only be 3/4”. I think I can live with that especially as I plan to do the rear also. Unfortunately no heinz beans in the cupboard at the mo, only Spaghetti hoops so will ...
by EightyFive
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ESRT 32PS
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: ESRT 32PS

Hi mate, I only tried a couple of electronic/ audio specialists and neither seemed interested so I shelved the idea for the mo. If you do find someone though i’d be very interested to know! As for the cassette there’s a good chance it’s just the belt has snapped. There is an excellent walkthrough he...
by EightyFive
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?

Hey all, So I removed the old springs from my struts and as you can see from the picture they look about 1-2 inches shorter. I've bought the standard height 145lb springs from Tickover. Now I'm thinking I should have gone with 1 or 2 inch lowered springs. Should I get the lowered springs or will the...
by EightyFive
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?

I assume you mean the paste type stuff that when mixed together hardens? I used some on the inner lip of the thermostat housing where there was a pinhole and no leaks yet. If they're just pinhole leaks then I'd say there's no harm in trying it. Just jack it up again in a few weeks to see how it's ho...
by EightyFive
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Stuck Inner TCA Bolt/ Balljoint Nut
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Stuck Inner TCA Bolt/ Balljoint Nut

Update: The strut is off! To get the bolt out I turned the steering full lock in the opposite direction, with enough pulling and wiggling I was able to pull it out with a pair of grips. The nut I tried heating and cooling a couple of times but no dice. Ended up drilling progressively larger holes in...
by EightyFive
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Stuck Inner TCA Bolt/ Balljoint Nut
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Stuck Inner TCA Bolt/ Balljoint Nut

Firstly appreciate all the responses, given me some good ideas. I will put them into practice this evening. I think first port of call with the inner bolt is to get some vice grips on it and see if I can pull it down and out. If not just cut it and tap it through. With the nut I'm going to try heat ...
by EightyFive
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Stuck Inner TCA Bolt/ Balljoint Nut
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Stuck Inner TCA Bolt/ Balljoint Nut

Hey guys, So today I decided to try and tackle a job I'd been putting off for ages which is changing my shock absorbers, springs and TCAs. First step was to remove the strut and TCA. When I removed the inner TCA bolt and knocked it through, it became pinched and as you can see from the pic below the...
by EightyFive
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Reverse Light Plug
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Reverse Light Plug

’m starting to think that the bottom of the switch is stuck inside the plug/ connector. You`re absolutely right! When I pulled my `plug` off the switch I couldn`t work out how it went back. It was as yiu suspect, the top plastic section of the switch (which is only held by the metal being crimped) ...
by EightyFive
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Reverse Light Plug
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Reverse Light Plug

Strange, mine looks like that from the outside but in the middle just has a small spring in the centre. I’m starting to think that the bottom of the switch is stuck inside the plug/ connector. Just out of Curiosity what are those connectors called? Just in case I have to end up buying one. Thanks fo...
by EightyFive
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Reverse Light Plug
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Reverse Light Plug

pbar wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:28 pm I changed mine some time ago, looks like the pic below.

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Sorry the plug, not the switch itself.
by EightyFive
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Reverse Light Plug
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Reverse Light Plug

Has anyone got a picture of what the reverse light plug is supposed to look like? (At the gearbox end) Looking at the replacement switches on ebay it looks like two ‘prongs’ stick out the back, but when I look at my plug there is just a small spring in the middle, and looks too shallow. Is this corr...
by EightyFive
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ESRT32 Radio Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: ESRT32 Radio Repair

D366Y wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:41 am Leave the broken one in place and hide a modern one somewhere else!
Yeah I did that before, just would be nice to have it fully functional. Fit quite snugly under the dash.
by EightyFive
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ESRT32 Radio Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: ESRT32 Radio Repair

A standard conversion on a customer supplied radio is less than £500 though. I think that's a reasonable price to pay. Besides, EightyFive has asked the forum for solutions to fix their their issue and I've responded to that request. D366Y wrote: ↑ Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:58 pm Obviously Andrew earns to...
by EightyFive
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ESRT32 Radio Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: ESRT32 Radio Repair

stevemarl wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:10 am is it dead on both radio and tape?
Haven't been able to test it on tape. I suspect the tape player has a broken belt as when a tape is inserted nothing happens and then the radio starts playing again. Could these be linked then? Always assumed was a separate issue.
by EightyFive
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ESRT32 Radio Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 659

ESRT32 Radio Repair

I have got a problem with my radio head unit, essentially I can't get any sound to the speakers on the drivers side, front or rear. I believe this to be a problem with the unit itself, as I have tested a modern radio (Albeit bypassing the fader knob) and all four speakers work. Has anyone had a prob...
by EightyFive
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Windscreen Woes

Mc Tool wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:55 am
Bug wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:22 am What happened in the bottom corner? Did you have to cut it? Or is it just the angle of the photo?
Yeah deffo not right . That seal needs the trim insert and corner pieces to work properly
I never knew this, I just thought the trim was for aesthetic purposes.