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by nigecapri
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Help with parts...............
Replies: 7
Views: 132

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: 296

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: 1432

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: 132

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: 1986

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: 522

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: 1317

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: 604

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: 1986

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: 505

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...
by nigecapri
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle problems
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: Rear axle problems

More weight in the boot of the car! If you reduce the internal angle of the triangle as measured at the 'Front Spring Eye - X' then the distance from that point (X) to the 'Rearmost Arm Bush - Y ' will increase as the internal angle at the 'Bush on the Front of the Arm - Z' becomes larger. To put it...
by nigecapri
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inner wing mudshields
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Inner wing mudshields

2.8 Spec to reduce road noise from the wider tyres fitted to them.
Easy to make from a bit of tin sheet & old door/boot rubber seal.
No need to fix to the outer wing if secured well inboard.
by nigecapri
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: STUFF
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Follow Up

Happy New Year. Perhaps someone had a bit of early inside info last year: http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/russia-simulated-full-scale-war-against-nato-says-military-commander/ar-BBI4I2O?li=BBoPWjQ "more than 10,000 in the area near the north of Finland and Norway" "the drill rehea...
by nigecapri
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear anti rollbar adjustment for 1 inch drop
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: Rear anti rollbar adjustment for 1 inch drop

What Bug said :!: I use the A-Frame kit which triangulates between leaf spring front mount eye/axle-to-spring/axle-to-front eye, this is the important bit of the rear suspension as far as lateral movement goes. The rearmost section of spring has movement in the rear hanger bushes which need to swing...
by nigecapri
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear anti rollbar adjustment for 1 inch drop
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: Rear anti rollbar adjustment for 1 inch drop

You might find that you need to raise or lower the axle-to-body to get the saddle clamps to fit. If they won't line up with the captive threads then don't struggle with them, move the axle up/down a bit. The more important question is that with a Cosworth engine I expect you'll want to be using it, ...
by nigecapri
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: FWD CAPRI ANYONE?
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: FWD CAPRI ANYONE?

Taken at my local Asda four weeks ago. I turned into the same lane just behind him so parked up next to him for a chat:

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The Mustangs are nice motors but mine fits me like an old pair of gloves so I'll stick with it.
by nigecapri
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Time for SORN
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Time for SORN

I think it's time to reclaim the road tax for December to February, she won't be going out in this.

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by nigecapri
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mobius Strip
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Mobius Strip

Something a bit abstract for any web developers of investors out there: You may have heard of Bitcoin, the crypto-currency used for online transactions (if not then Google it.) There is also Etherium which uses the crypto-currency:Ether. This is another very important platform similar to Bitcoin tha...
by nigecapri
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Splash guards
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Splash guards

It's not really a cosmetic surface under there & you're likely to be the only one to see them. Any old bit of tin sheet will do the job - use a couple of bits of cardboard as templates to make it easier. Some old rubber door/screen seals work fine for protective edging or a length of rubber tube...

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