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by Not_Anumber
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Most Expensive Capri ?
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: Most Expensive Capri ?

Its a highly desirable RS3100 but It always seems a pity when a car just becomes treated as a commodity artifact, bought with the sole intention of reselling it at a profit.
by Not_Anumber
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild

Personally I would change the MC for a new, recon or good 2nd hand one rather than replace seals as i would be concerned about corrosion inside the cylinder wearing and tearing the new seals before they had even bedded in.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Capri 2/3 Bonnet lip for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Capri 2/3 Bonnet lip for sale Getting lippy with it

Are you talking plastic lip cover or metal repair section ?
by Not_Anumber
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: mk3 bonnet
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: mk3 bonnet

Try Caprigear if you are looking for 2nd unless someone else steps forward, give Martin a shout, Otherwise try CCI as they often have them. For new try Magnum Panels, they used to supply them to Tickover.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rear side window trims
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: rear side window trims

Im pretty sure the trims are the same. Its only the window glass and the internal parts & catch that are different. Always funny how Ford they went to the cost of offering opening rear windows on some specs but not others. I dont think it was even standard on S spec cars at one time.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild

It sounds very much like my experience trying to bleed the brakes on my other old car. Though not a Capri it's from the same era with a very similar braking system layout. I'd had the master cylinder off the car for a year or so whilst I was working on the engine bay and wrongly just assumed this co...
by Not_Anumber
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 41
Views: 1010

Re: Capri hot start problem

Id really recommend swapping to the 32/36 Weber and relevant manifold that were standard on the 2.0 Have a word with Martin at Caprigear to see if he has any decent 2nd hand ones in stock and ask him about re jetting it for the 1.6 (it will work better than the VV with the 2.0 jets but will run at i...
by Not_Anumber
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: M16 brake calipers
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: M16 brake calipers

i split one many years ago to better clean and paint it but couldn't ever get it to reseal correctly. At the time though second hand Ford calipers were remarkably cheap and easy to get hold of from a local scrappy so i didnt even try get as far as replacing the o ring which must have been the guilty...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Loads of parts for sale! And a Shell!
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: Loads of parts for sale! And a Shell!

Please could you ask him about the side windows. Is it the set of 4 with the back ones being openers ?
by Not_Anumber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ESRT32 Radio Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: ESRT32 Radio Repair

Just had a look at Tadpole's site. They are definitely at the top end of the market. A rebuilt Motorola 717T with DAB and Bluetooth comes out at a significant £ 1,902
by Not_Anumber
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: My first capri, A-REG 2.0 S restoration
Replies: 182
Views: 54504

Re: My first capri, A-REG 2.0 S restoration

welcome back
by Not_Anumber
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash top
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Dash top

I tried one of the leather dash covers at first but then moved onto a CCI dash shell. IMHO it looks far better and makes a permanent repair of it.
by Not_Anumber
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Passenger door mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Passenger door mirror

Martin at Caprigear has hem. I bought one a couple of years ago. I think they are plastic bodied now but look exactly as per OEM originals.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sportex Exhaust 2.8i
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: Sportex Exhaust 2.8i

When I got my 2.8 the Sportex exhaust on there insisted on knocking against just about every part of the underside that it possibly could. The previous owner was apologetic as he had just put it on and couldnt get it right. I actually sourced a standard original exhaust & cast manifolds but when...
by Not_Anumber
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Newbe alert.

If it still has the original single barrel vv carb it may be worth replacing with a standard 32/36 Weber & manifold from a 2 litre. A cheap and cheerful upgrade which usefully narrows the performance gap.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1980 Ford Capri L 1.6
Replies: 13
Views: 987

Re: 1980 Ford Capri L 1.6

Welcome back to Capri ownership. You got that for a good price so as long as you control costs by doing some of the work yourself you have a good investment on your hands. I had a standard 1.6L in the late 1980s and loved it. There is very little difference between the L and the GL; the L has the mo...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Newbe alert.

The only crossflow engine that made it into the Mk3 was a 1300. It was only an option in the lowest levels of trim and was quietly dropped after a few years. As they were the cheapest way into Capri ownership some people dropped 1600 crossflow Mk2 Escort engines in them, a few more bhp without much ...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Newbe alert.

Welcome to the forum Mike. Theres lots of expertise on here so you will never be alone if you hit a problem with getting the car back on the road.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Princess Brake Calipers.
Replies: 33
Views: 1383

Re: Princess Brake Calipers.

welcome to the forum Paul
by Not_Anumber
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Twin webers on an everyday capri
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Twin webers on an everyday capri

What did you decide in the end ?