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by Not_Anumber
Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: gone but not forgotten
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: gone but not forgotten

Thanks guys. Thats a very good hint for the fuel sender terminals. I'l take some wire wool to these before handing it over The other old car is an MGBGT I bought several few years ago as a damaged repairable. It started as a joint project with a mate but it stalled part way through when he suffered ...
by Not_Anumber
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: gone but not forgotten
Replies: 8
Views: 587

gone but not forgotten

Unexpectedly Ive just sold my Capri. I mentioned to a mate the other week that I might consider selling my Capri at some point, he mentioned it to someone he knew who surprised me by asking how much i'd take for it. My 1983 2.8i has now gone to someone who is building up a small collection of classi...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tailgate Struts
Replies: 101
Views: 6005

Re: Tailgate Struts

Have you tried Capri Jake on the other forum. I got a set from him a couple of years ago, just had to swap over the electrical connectors and ends from the old ones and it was done. The tailgate opens half an inch or so higher than with the original gas struts which is no bad thing.
by Not_Anumber
Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Big hesitation.
Replies: 57
Views: 3178

Re: Big hesitation.

If yours still has the standard single barrel VV type carb as fitted to most non S 1.6 Capris then this isnt worth fixing. An opportunity to swap to a good used 32/36 Weber & manifold. Better reliability and bhp for very little money.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Spice up your life lads
Replies: 17
Views: 1077

Re: Spice up your life lads

Like the Syd Barrrett quote. The man who made Dark Side of the Moon happen just by not being there.
by Not_Anumber
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 34ich carb electrical connection
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: 34ich carb electrical connection

Changing to a 32/36 should be very good for you. Theres a reason its such a widely used carb.
by Not_Anumber
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ANYONE KNOW MY MK1.. CTR 87K ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: ANYONE KNOW MY MK1.. CTR 87K ?

It might take even longer than that. He made 2x posts in 2012, never to be heard from again.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Wiring

Start by removing the fuses from the main fusebox on the bulkhead. Clean them and the contacts they fit into with wire wool and ensure there is plenty of tension on the contacts when you put them back. Its a common problem
by Not_Anumber
Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Why? Just why?
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Why? Just why?

I wouldnt want to criticise his choice but 3.0 Ghias are available at similar money so there doesnt seem a financial reason to dress up a 2.8i Special, passing the car off as something it isnt. Perhaps another way of going about it could have been to create a 2.8i Ghia . As far as I know Ford never ...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Why? Just why?
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Why? Just why?

If he wanted to make a mock 3.0 Ghia i wonder why he didnt start with a 4 cylinder car or at any rate something other than a pristine 2.8i Special.

Did he say if he is changing the interior too ?
by Not_Anumber
Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Standard MK3 2.8 And/Or 3.0 Exhaust System
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Wanted: Standard MK3 2.8 And/Or 3.0 Exhaust System

Lewis if you send me your email address i can get the photos over to you
by Not_Anumber
Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk3 Indicator stork fault made my relay go nuts.
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Mk3 Indicator stork fault made my relay go nuts.

Its important to get the right replacement stalk. There are 2 versions according to age and just to confuse us the wiring connectors are the same so they appear interchangeable plus there is very little to distinguish the 2 types- however they are wired completely differently internally and are defi...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Standard MK3 2.8 And/Or 3.0 Exhaust System
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Wanted: Standard MK3 2.8 And/Or 3.0 Exhaust System

I have a complete standard good second hand system for a 2.8 including a pair of standard exhaust manifolds and U clamps. I bought this a few years ago with the intention of swapping it over for the Sportex system that the PO fitted which at the time was driving me mad, knocking against just about e...
by Not_Anumber
Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Green Cross Code...
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: New Green Cross Code...

Probably some leftie liberal without a brain. The same types that just want to cancel anyone with an opinion that doesn't match thier own agenda. I walk, run, ride bikes, drive cars, have ridden motorbikes. Its the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. Mind you Kier Starmer and Angela Raynor take...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car alarms
Replies: 33
Views: 2617

Re: Car alarms

Major_Tom wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 2:18 pm
Bug wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:56 am
Mc Tool wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:18 pm Stevemarl had a gang of youths armed with fireworks guarding his Capri.😆😆😂
Yeah, but they all went off. :D
I wonder how much he Fawkes out for that service.
Someone needs a rocket for that.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FORD CAPRI 280 HEADLAMP SURROUNDS
Replies: 17
Views: 1473

Re: FORD CAPRI 280 HEADLAMP SURROUNDS

" moulded in brooklands green." Surely they are just painted though like Laser ones ?
by Not_Anumber
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted Mk2 Capri
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Wanted Mk2 Capri

Does it have to be a Mk2 or would you cope with the dual headlamps and grille of a Mk 3 ?
by Not_Anumber
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Looking for information on MK1 seat restoration.
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Looking for information on MK1 seat restoration.

After doing a thorough job of rebuilding the Capri seats for your Mustang has it made you any more keen on buying a whole Capri for your next project ?
by Not_Anumber
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly
Replies: 15
Views: 28269

Re: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly

Just donated, forgot how long it was since i last contributed. Its important to keep the lights on.
by Not_Anumber
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Moving drivers seat backwards
Replies: 30
Views: 6311

Re: Moving drivers seat backwards

Im thinking the Recaro seats just dont go quite as far back as other Capri seats. I remember when i moved from a 1.6GL to a 2.8i Special many years ago jobs such as removing the lower dash panel to access the relays seemed a bit trickier as the seat wouldnt shift as far out of the way. Mind you that...