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by nigecapri
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Clutch release bearing

If the spare one you have fits and works then use it. You'll soon tell when it's all put back together if it's too big.
by nigecapri
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake problems not going away
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Brake problems not going away

It looks like the round splined part is welded. That will make no difference. It is the dog at the end which goes through the shoe that adjusts fit. It is the other end which the cable attaches to that rusts up giving an MOT fail, this needs to be cleaned with WD40 or similar.
by nigecapri
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover

You could save that old diff cover to be donated to an owner who could weld & paint it up.
by nigecapri
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake problems not going away
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Brake problems not going away

Being able to lock the brakes when you could not do before is good. It means increased braking efficiency so you can stop faster. The next step is getting the front to a similar stage, the next step is then getting better tyres so when you have the force to stop the wheels turning you have the grip ...
by nigecapri
Sat May 26, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 4X4
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: 4X4

timfromull wrote:Pajero........ :wank:


Shhh - don't tell anyone....



Can't be all bad though. Currently running my Paj on Tesco's finest at ONLY 70 pence a litre 8-)
by nigecapri
Thu May 24, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Alternative therapy
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Alternative therapy

I put Monroes on mine - quite reasonable price I thought.
by nigecapri
Thu May 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Must be summer...
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Must be summer...

Hi Daisy :wave:

I started mine up on sunday. Needs an MOT before I go anywhere in it.
by nigecapri
Thu May 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 4X4
Replies: 5
Views: 189

4X4

Not one of mine, or bits of either:

http://www.nigels.mobi/photo.htm
by nigecapri
Mon May 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Anyone know the torque settings for new wheel bearings As posted above. Jack it up, remove the split pin & have a fiddle with the nut tension. You'll get a feel for how tight it is as you try to spin the wheel. When you are happy that you can feel the 'perceptible play' then go ahead & fit ...
by nigecapri
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Help with parts...............
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Help with parts...............

Good shout there Titan grau,
Circulating links like that will be a valuable help to other owners.
Cheers.
by nigecapri
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Furry spark plug
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Furry spark plug

Off with the distributor cap & check the copper/alloy segment for #3 lead is in good condition - scraping clean if claggy should help but new cap is best, also check the shaft for sideways wobbles - badly worn can give a poor spark for one plug. If no improvement then just fit one new plug in #3...
by nigecapri
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 30
Views: 1941

Re: Brake bleeding

As you have them on the bench it's worth a smeaar of rubber grease around the important bits. FROST is what I've been using & it will keep things lubed up round the main seal & help to keep water out of the dust seal. Make sure you push the pistons fully back into the calliper before fitting...
by nigecapri
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: U bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: U bolts

Make sure you get the shorter U bolts for singles, rather than the long ones which, depending on brand, might not have enough thread length to tighten up. While under there consider fitting an axle location kit. Either A-Frame of X-Frame (whichever you can find.) This will transform the handling mak...
by nigecapri
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easy upgrades for my 1600?
Replies: 43
Views: 2683

Re: Easy upgrades for my 1600?

Yamaha R100 are pupoular, I have 1200 Bandit Mikunis on mine. 36 mm should be enough. A ready-built set with manifold is by far the easiest if you can find one on Ebay.
by nigecapri
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Parking In Gear
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Parking In Gear

From what I have read I am beginning to think that the whole car-will-not-roll-when-in-gear thing is a bit of a myth! Perhaps you put it in third gear rather than first gear? In first gear it will hardly move a few inches before the next 'compression stroke' and it will crank round faster and so hi...
by nigecapri
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Jobs in this cold weather
Replies: 38
Views: 1911

Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Some say starting a car during storage is not recommended, and best left alone until you are ready to use it two very different schools of thought on that subject Starting but not running up to full temp means the exhaust won't get hot and evaporate any condensed water vapour sitting at the bottom ...
by nigecapri
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Leaf spring snapped
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: Leaf spring snapped

If you fit Single Leaves then do not use the rubber pad between spring and axle saddle. That is ONLY for multi-leaves.
Single leaves are better and are easier to fit an axle location kit to. Best mod ever for any Capri.
by nigecapri
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easy upgrades for my 1600?
Replies: 43
Views: 2683

Re: Easy upgrades for my 1600?

When you get the cam fitted and still want a bit more but still want carbs then have a look at bike carbs. DIY manifold kits around for £70. Much smoother driving than any type of Webers, better fuel economy and massive unrestricted airflow when you want it. An old 1600 that doesn't rattle & kno...
by nigecapri
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours
Replies: 16
Views: 735

Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

The special 'end-of-run' model was named the 280S (previous name was Capri 500) and had the unique original colour 'Brooklands Green' made up just for that model. Because of this these last cars got the nickname 'Brooklands.' They also came to be known as Cabbages because the later ones were reputed...

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