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by -JC-
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Weather Strip Replacemet
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Weather Strip Replacemet

I didn't take the door card off when I replaced the (outer) weather strips. Just carefully prised off the outer trim then the old weatherstrip pulled out of its clips. New one just pushed back in and cut to length. It was a bit fiddly getting it back in the clips but it all went in OK in the end. S...
by -JC-
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Radiator
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Automatic Radiator

Might be worth sticking a post in 'for sale/wanted' if you haven't already. Either that or try contacting Martin (Capri Gear), Johnocapriman, Tickover etc? I did take an auto rad off my capri but not sure if I still have it. Will have a look, but it's not in the best condition even if I do have it.
by -JC-
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run

Thanks, I will try that too
by -JC-
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What....
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: What....

:agree: Some young lads feel the need to show off in front of a crowd. I suppose we were all young once (a long time ago in my case...) and we've probably all made a fool of ourselves in public at one time or another, although not necessarily in a car. I suppose all it needs to kerb this sort of be...
by -JC-
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What....
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: What....

Maybe it's a conspiracy dreamt up by tyre shops. "psst, cool guys do the longest burnouts"
by -JC-
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What....
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: What....

It comes across the owners don't care about their cars, but that's probably not the case at all.... I'm sure it can't be. They care enough to get it looking "good" (subjective depending on tastes, but usually they've put effort into it one way or the other), and running well, as well as t...
by -JC-
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What....
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: What....

A lot of them are Ryka's cafe, Jolly Farmer pub, and Box Hill (I think) near me. I'd worry too much about damaging something, or just the amount of £ I'm burning away on tyres. A spirited exit from a meet is ok ime, if done safely, but a lot of these don't look that safe, and are a bit excessive. Th...
by -JC-
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run

How long have you been fitting these??? I was hoping nobody would ask that :oops:. I've had them in the shed for ages, but only started getting them sorted back in the spring. Got really lazy over the summer heatwave and didn't fancy getting burnt to a crisp on the driveway. Pretty sure the o-rings...
by -JC-
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run

I think so, yes. The butterflies seem synced up, the slides I think were too, but they only seemed to open at quite high revs and I didn't want to overdo it, especially as the cooling system is dry atm
by -JC-
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Bike carbs - fitted and first test run

https://youtu.be/dNpLPUThAKY Running pretty badly. I can think of a few things that might be causing it, but I'm not smart enough to know what it's likely to be, can any of you clever people hazard a guess? Things I'm thinking could be issues like : -Vacuum leak (different manifold - alloy/alu with ...
by -JC-
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

Why's that? And which bit? Just the overall putting down of the Capri in general, see it on here loads, always gets to me that. I mean, the Capri was made on a budget from old Cortina parts? But, each to their own :) Don't get me wrong, I love capris, obviously. But I won't pretend that it's a perf...
by -JC-
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

Things have moved on. Modern cars have bigger calipers and discs for a reason. Someone people actually get enjoyment from upgrading their cars, and making it better than Ford intended. Let's face it, the capri was made on a budget using lots of old cortina parts. Plenty of room for improvement. Alw...
by -JC-
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

Jeez guys give the guy a brake ( ;) ). It's an m16 calliper still, just vented and spaced, he's not fitting an m16 machine gun to the bonnet. Believe it or not, not everyone sees 40 year old technology as a foolproof masterpiece. Things have moved on. Modern cars have bigger calipers and discs for a...
by -JC-
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inlet manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Inlet manifold

Thanks for the tips. Was thinking the gasket sealer would increase the chances of getting an airtight seal, but I guess I can always apply sealer later if it doesn't work without it.
by -JC-
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inlet manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Inlet manifold

Thanks guys Good old 8.8 (tensile strength) mild steel are perfect. Check what you bought though because if they’re from a diy store they may not be 8.8 and may if fact be made of polystyrene.... As for the gasket, personally I’d use a new one, and I do mean ONE; gaskets on top of gaskets aren’t a g...
by -JC-
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inlet manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Inlet manifold

Finally getting around to doing my bike carb swap (see quote in my sig :oops: ). The new manifold is a lot thinner than the one from the DGAV, so the bolts are bottoming out in some places. I went to the local hardware store and bought some of the right thread and shorter length, but my dad pointed ...
by -JC-
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Send in the Clowns
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Send in the Clowns

I will have to keep a eye out for this advert . My best friend who is no longer with us was a Audi fan we both bought our dream cars with in the same week as well . Here’s a picture back in the late 80s with my old Capri laser https://s6.postimg.cc/p4mvf25b5/BE0_D4_FED-_A656-427_E-9_A97-_E7_ED8_F20...
by -JC-
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Capri slipping out of gear??
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Automatic Capri slipping out of gear??

Mine used to this kinda thing occasionally - it was always due to low fluid levels. Have fun reading the level, and topping it up. Always used to burn my hand on the exhaust manifold, and spill fluid everywhere trying to get it in that stupid little dipstick hole. :swear:
by -JC-
Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Quick release steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Quick release steering wheel

it's a less solid fit - it wobbles a bit :( Just the characteristic you need in a steering wheel........ My view is, is it really worth the bother and expense to fit a quick release steering wheel? If it's for the peace of mind of extra security, in my opinion, there are better ways. Andrew. With s...
by -JC-
Fri May 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: wheels

Depends on tyre size, and offset. Do you want big diameter, or width? 17 is about the biggest diameter you can get without affecting the rolling radius too much (and therefore gearing/final drive + speedo). Width, 8" is ok at the front, you can get 10" under the rear with the right offset ...