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by Not_Anumber
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: handbrake 'loop' on diff cover
Replies: 4
Views: 92

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: 6
Views: 102

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: 4
Views: 92

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: 127

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.
by Not_Anumber
Thu May 31, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Car feels weird lol

Just in case I needed shackles and bushes I agreed a sale or return deal with CCI so long as I definitely bought the springs. It seemed the best way around as I really didnt want to start the job and get stuck with car left on axle stands waiting for parts. When it came to it though Im afraid the lo...
by Not_Anumber
Thu May 24, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is better?
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: what is better?

+1 for wanting to know more about the MX5 turbo transplant.
by Not_Anumber
Tue May 22, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For sale Capri 2.8i
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: For sale Capri 2.8i

Is this the car that your profile states you have just bought ?
by Not_Anumber
Tue May 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake warning light on
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Brake warning light on

Hand brack light switch As the original poster has identified the feed to his oil gauge is spraying oil over the inside of the instrument cluster I'd guess that was probably the cuprit. It could be a coincidence but I'd say it probably unlikely the handbrake switch could have caused the later issue...
by Not_Anumber
Tue May 22, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Nice eBay 2.8i
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Nice eBay 2.8i

Very nice indeed
by Not_Anumber
Mon May 21, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Capri V10
Replies: 49
Views: 8747

Re: Capri V10

Indeed yes. Thanks for letting us all watch your build emerge before it is revealled to the press. Its an incredible project carried out by someone with world class design and fabrication skills.
by Not_Anumber
Mon May 21, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...

A change to a production 2.8i or 3.0 rear axle wont provide rear discs as they had drums. :shock: The easiest brake upgrade for 4 cylinder Capris is to go to the vented front discs and calipers from the 2.8i. To convert to rear discs you would be looking at aftermarket parts. It's worth searching th...
by Not_Anumber
Fri May 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: MK3 From Croatia
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: MK3 From Croatia

That looks a really good restoration. I hope you manage to make the after market front wings fit without too much additional shaping and filling work.
My wife's family are from Split, we married in Sveti Duje and she has cousins in Marasovica near to the Riva. :beer:
by Not_Anumber
Fri May 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Car feels weird lol

Replacing my rear springs immediately improved the ride and handling and made the car sit evenly when parked. I went for CCI single leafs but whatever you get make sure they are good quality ones and fit them using good bushes and shackles. I hope we dont lose Bug. I can agree with him that it's not...
by Not_Anumber
Fri May 18, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1600 v 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: 1600 v 2000

The standard 1.6 on it's own is quite refined to drive but does require being in the right gear to get the most of the available 72bhp. Id echo what others have said. If the right car turns up and happens to be a 1.6 dont be put off and if you did want to improve it closer to 2.0 performance it woul...
by Not_Anumber
Wed May 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New MOT Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: New MOT Rules

I would be in favour of having a softer version of the standard MOT test. Basic functional checks on brakes, lights etc and a visual check for corrosion damage on significant areas. Having no requirement for an MOT at all seems a bit unwise. Ive realised that under this rule I would put my 1979 MGB ...
by Not_Anumber
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 280 15" alloys wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: 280 15" alloys wanted

The 15" wheels went months ago Im afraid. I swapped them for a V8 engine for someone on the other Capri forum. I do still have the 13" wheel from the injection special. Make me an offer if its of use. Chris
by Not_Anumber
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Hope everyone is ok...
Replies: 49
Views: 2193

Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Ive been helping some friends move house. Loading and unloading a hired van in the evenings over several days in this weather has been different.
by Not_Anumber
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Where is she now?
Replies: 58
Views: 4572

Re: Where is she now?

A lot of money but probably now quite a rare Capri. Its funny how those GL type steel wheels looks so different in bare, without trim rings and without the black sections painted in. Not better or worse just distinctively different and clean looking. Although most of the special editions were really...
by Not_Anumber
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?
Replies: 80
Views: 3277

Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

So Hilton, did you buy this one or are you still looking ?
by Not_Anumber
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Another Injection from the Dr.....
Replies: 15
Views: 984

Re: Another Injection from the Dr.....

That is one very lovely and original Injection. That comment about Shark grey & Pepperpot -v- Carla and Pepperpots has got me wondering again (seldom a good sign where im concerned). How precisely right does the right interior have to be ? The answer from most is probably going to be that its fi...

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