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by Not_Anumber
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Ghia Carpet in Brown
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Wanted: Ghia Carpet in Brown

Blimey, seeing brown carpet and trim reminds me of the time in the late 1980s when i transplanted a brown Capri GL interior I picked up in a scrappy into a Mk2 Escort estate. It worked surprisingly well. The original Escort carpet was serviceable and the right colour so i reused sections of the Capr...
by Not_Anumber
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Aldi - New Car Stuff & Security Post
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Aldi - New Car Stuff & Security Post

someone offered to post me one of these but it wasnt a concrete offer.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickford Capri Advert
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Tickford Capri Advert

Its madness they lost their value so rapidly. They would have been easy enough to revert to normally aspirated use if sky high insurance was the factor putting people off.
I do wish I had known at the time, i just assumed they would be hopelessly out of my financial reach.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Have you thought of taking it up to someone who has a stock of 2nd hand spares on the shelf such as Martin, Tickover or CCI etc and getting them to substitute 1 item at a time til they find the problem. Im sure they would be willing to help. It would be far more cost effective than just handing it o...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Have you got any further with this Sam ?
by Not_Anumber
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wet Running Today
Replies: 23
Views: 266

Re: Wet Running Today

Thats a good result
by Not_Anumber
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Whats the ecconomy like with bike carbs ? Im thinking about them for a different old car project I have on the go
by Not_Anumber
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: lookng for EFN 908L
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: lookng for EFN 908L

Was the white and red checked interior standard or out of a later car, if so that may have been replaced now with an original.
by Not_Anumber
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Leather dash cover
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: Leather dash cover

Thanks Martin. Ive just ordered one now. The car walked through it's MOT again this morning so deserves a treat.
by Not_Anumber
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Interesting.....
Replies: 151
Views: 7726

Re: Interesting.....

I heard the rules on trailers had changed a couple of years ago with any new trailer having to be type approved and the change put many of the smaller trailer manufacturers out of business. This might be the reason no one has snapped this up, may just not be legal to do any more..
by Not_Anumber
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash Lighting
Replies: 31
Views: 713

Re: Dash Lighting

Thanks Steve. Il do this at the same time Il do my dash top
by Not_Anumber
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash Lighting
Replies: 31
Views: 713

Re: Dash Lighting

How do you get to the bulb covers ?
by Not_Anumber
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Leather dash cover
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: Leather dash cover

Mine has started to peel off after a bit over a year, very disapointing especialy as I got the seller to reccommend the right glue and followed instructions to the letter.
Im looking at options now, may just call time on the leather and see if the CCI GRP reproduction dashboard shell is feasible.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hi Spec 285mm brake woes
Replies: 19
Views: 572

Re: Hi Spec 285mm brake woes

A good 2nd hand 2.8 servo hopefully shouldnt be too difficult to locate. Id say it's worth trying the usual vendors most of us on here use such as Martin of Caprigear, Nial, Tickover, CCI . Also worth posting it as a Part Wanted in the appropriate sections of this and the other Capri forum. You shou...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Reading you asking about whether to upgrade the disks and drums made me wonder how much bhp differential you are actually expecting. Though the standard 1.6 was only 73bhp this rises quickly when a 32/36 carb is added and a bit more when the 2 litre camshaft is used- this is the spec of the 1.6 S en...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Its worth eliminating the tank and fuel line as possibles. Can you hook up a temporary fuel line from a gallon petrol can to the fuel pump.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Thats a bypass, not a check. A check would be measuring the actual voltage preferably when the car is running, that way you can see if the voltage suddenly changes just as the engine stops.
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by Not_Anumber
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Not clear why you have started 2 new threads for the same 'prolblem'

It could be best to delete this one to avoid confusion and splitting the responses.


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by Not_Anumber
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Check the coil is getting the correct voltage via the ballast resister rather than the full 12 volts as that would overheat the standard 8 volt coil.

Check the small gauze filter in the inlet to the carb

Check the float needle valve works correctly and that the float does not have a pinhole leak.