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by Not_Anumber
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: A couple of bits
Replies: 20
Views: 235

Re: A couple of bits

Thats made me wonder - are there supposed to be similar bungs in the side of the rear spring hangers to cover the large access hole for the spring hanger bolt ?
by Not_Anumber
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A strange situation
Replies: 17
Views: 469

Re: A strange situation

I use a glass cleaner and then Rainex (on the inside of the glass) which seems to work to a certain extent. Has the problem got any worse since working on your heater fan/ matrix as im wondering if there could be some traces of moisture there which may be rising in the heat and condensing on the scr...
by Not_Anumber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Im just grateful that cows dont fly :oops:
by Not_Anumber
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Single Venturi auto carb leaking (+startup issues)
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Single Venturi auto carb leaking (+startup issues)

A supplier such as Martin at Caprigear could source you a good second-hand 32/36 weber plus manifold plus the appropriate kick down cable and suggest the correct jet sizes. You would not be looking at very much money or very much work to fit.
by Not_Anumber
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 553
Views: 31322

Re: Who Remembers?

I cant believe the way that so many pedestrians now actually push the button at a pedestrian crossing. Unless they are small kids, old and infirm or wheelchair users they should just watch the traffic light sequence and cross the bloody road. What a bunch of wimps.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Single Venturi auto carb leaking (+startup issues)
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Single Venturi auto carb leaking

Is this the same carb you were having problems with back in 2017 ?

Could you change it for a Weber 32/36 and suitable inlet manifold and use the recommended jet sizes for the 1600 S. I did this on a 1.6 Capri I had many years ago and it greatly improved the reliability and performance
by Not_Anumber
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Oil sump pan
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Oil sump pan

I would be surprised if there is any difference at all in the sump between a 280 and the sump of any other Capri with a V6 Cologne engine - unless you want to pay 'Brooklands tax supplement' on it. There are plenty of suppliers out there who would do that, fortunately our regulars are cut from bette...
by Not_Anumber
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: capri 2.8/3.0 crown wheel identification
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: capri 2.8/3.0 crown wheel identification

and you were just going to share the way to identify it is ....
by Not_Anumber
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: question about mk3 spec
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: question about mk3 spec

I wonder if any of the early 5 speeds still had the carla check ?
by Not_Anumber
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: question about mk3 spec
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: question about mk3 spec

LSDs were only standard in the late 2.8 injection Special and the 280 which followed it (last of the V6 Capris, often referred to a a Brooklands). The earlier 2.8 Injection models like your 1981 car wouldnt have had an LSD as standard though one could have been retrofitted since by a previous owner.
by Not_Anumber
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Restoration of Underside of 2.8 capri - terminology
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Restoration of Underside of 2.8 capri - terminology

Thanks again. If one was to replace those outriggers, could the car still make the claim '.... retains all original panels ....' Its only an outrigger rather than a floor section panel - ok they weld into place rather than bolt on so they are arguably less likely to be changed than say a bumper bra...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Found now. No longer required -
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Wanted; sunroof panel

Thats it Martin. Please can you hang fire as a pal has just popped up to say he has one he will donate. Il see if its ok
by Not_Anumber
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Found now. No longer required -
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Found now. No longer required -

After another few hours trying to fine align my sunroof panel Ive realised there is a slight warp so Im looking at replacing it with a good second hand one if i can get one for a sensible price.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Paint suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Paint suggestions

I thought that was the case. What made me wonder was on posting a photo of my 2.8i a few months ago someone commented they liked the painted mirrors.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover

All the bits are here now so i'l make a start at the weekend weather permitting.

making the old diff cover available for someone else isnt a bad idea at all. I'll do that
by Not_Anumber
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Paint suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Paint suggestions

Theres a thought. When did they start painting mirrors body colour ? Im wondering if mine should really be black on a 1983 car.
by Not_Anumber
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover

Thanks - now ordered from Martin at Caprigear. Im pretty sure now the pin hole leak in the diff cover will have been caused by vibration of the handbrake linkage against the loop as it's right by it's spot welds. That wont happen now with a new cover and bush. Whilst I was at it Ive ordered spreader...
by Not_Anumber
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Paint suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Paint suggestions

I think it's satin black for the mirrors
by Not_Anumber
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover
Replies: 6
Views: 333

handbrake 'loop' on diff cover

Ive ordered a new diff cover as i spotted a slight seepage around where the handbrake loop is spot welded on.

That got me to wondering if there is supposed to be a grommet or bush of some sort that fits into that loop to prevent vibration ?
by Not_Anumber
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Timing belt
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Timing belt

If all else fails mig weld an old bolt or other chunky bit of metal to it at a convenient angle so you would be able to put some force on it to undo.

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