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by nigecapri
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: CRaP 2018

Windows down, steady seventy on the clock, car ran nice & cool, a 'classic cruise.' As usual, good to meet up with like-minded souls & always good to welcome newbies to CRaP. Peter sorted the organising, Dave Truck sorted the Barbie again, and thank the lord for big birch trees :P Major Tom ...
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ball joint splitter
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Ball joint splitter

MachineMart is my favoured supplier for the scissors type splitter. They only had one size last time I bought one.

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht222-ball-joint-remover/



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by nigecapri
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: CRaP 2018

Pull up to the wooden gate & if it's locked then nip in the pub for the lock code.
Pisserie is right-hand end of the pub as you go in.

Beware of the odd very sharp bend on the local road !
by nigecapri
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel gauge not working
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Fuel gauge not working

The gauge should move up to read FULL if the two wires at the sender are connected together. If they are corroded and need cutting back then a couple of bullet female connectors will do the job.
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: starter motor
Replies: 16
Views: 1544

Re: starter motor

Mine was due to the solenoid contacts being a bit burnt, this was due to arcing after I took it for a swim across an in-flood River Isla in Scotland many moons back. There was a tide-line along the inner wings level with top of starter motor - and halfway up the wire fence. All worked fine after a g...
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Under bonnet leading edge
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Under bonnet leading edge

Blown with rust! From above, that's where the water runs off the bonnet channels & into the gap between plastic trim & bonnet in rain or when its washed. Here it will find its way into any paint defect or tiny rust spot etc. accelerating corrosion more than at other points. The bonnet front ...
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: CRaP 2018

All taxed, tested & insurance renewed ready for the run down, she's been sheeted down for a good while.
Going to be a scorching weekend.
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Front suspension

It is likely that a previous owner has fitted uprated road springs. 195lbs is a fair guess by your description, maybe 175lbs. A new pair of standard springs should be reasonably priced at Raldes or Burtons or you could source a good second hand pair if desperate. You will need to take the complete s...
by nigecapri
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Restoration of Underside of 2.8 capri - terminology
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Restoration of Underside of 2.8 capri - terminology

You don't need to be taking that floor-stiffener off! Scrape it clean with an old half-inch wood chisel, straighten the kinks with mole grips or plumbers pliers then clean up & Jenolite to kill the rust & then paint of your choice followed by underseal. It will then look as good as new witho...
by nigecapri
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Becoming a Donator
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Becoming a Donator

Easiest way is to offer cash notes in person.

Peter S will be able to help you out if you can make it to this crap do:
http://www.fordcapriforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=51937

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by nigecapri
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 2
Views: 194

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: 473

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: 279

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: 473

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: 235

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: 299

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: 224

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: 235

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: 1519

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 ...

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