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by nigecapri
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Splash guards
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: Splash guards

It's not really a cosmetic surface under there & you're likely to be the only one to see them. Any old bit of tin sheet will do the job - use a couple of bits of cardboard as templates to make it easier. Some old rubber door/screen seals work fine for protective edging or a length of rubber tube/hos...
by nigecapri
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sophia
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Sophia

Oh, Hollywood again ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMrX08PxUNY

How long before you can't tell the difference?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: electrics were to start
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Re: electrics were to start

As per Bug's comment - I got a metered 12volts at the washer pump (that I had tested as working o.k. at the battery) but on the car it would not work. 12 volts isn't enough if there are no AMPS with it. A corroded wire with one strand of copper left in it was the problem.
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 2787

Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

After 4 miles it sounds like something is heating up. Wheel bearing is prime suspect. It may have been tightened too much, they must not be tight as they are a tapered bearing. Lots of cars use bearing with parallel inner & outer races with balls or rollers in between that must be torqued tight but ...
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust rubbing tyre
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Exhaust rubbing tyre

If the pipe was fitted with any clearance at all - which would normally have been so then it's your tyre that's catching on the exhaust! Subtle difference.
Fit an axle location kit then the axle won't move as far on heavy right-cornering.
by nigecapri
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Skimmed flywheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: Skimmed flywheel

You probably have one of these:

Image

You probably need one of the other two!
All off various pinto kits.
by nigecapri
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle.
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Rear axle.

If it's for your 2.8 then best tell him it's an Atlas axle.
by nigecapri
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Completely at a loss
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: Completely at a loss

From your first description of the problem I thought the same as pbar - crud in the carb jets. I've also had that issue. Poor sparks after running for just a few miles from good will often be the points closing up due to them being pants these days ( for the last twenty years ) They are cheaply made...
by nigecapri
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: One for Nige?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: One for Nige?

Two telling tales, thanks chaps! A bit of a shame that Doggles didn't hang about long enough for you to give him a biscuit or a crust off one of your picnic sarnies but he would surely have been just as content on his next guiding job. As you all know well, these shooting companions are among the mo...
by nigecapri
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?
Replies: 54
Views: 6600

Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

I 'll pass on that one ta much MJ :lol:
by nigecapri
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?
Replies: 54
Views: 6600

Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Recharging won't be the issue it is now as Tesla are working on replacement power packs that will swap in two minutes - also handy for those tractors. Battery life has also been cracked, tests show that batteries from the first ev cars are still operational after ten years but regardless of this, re...
by nigecapri
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Atlas diff rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Atlas diff rebuild

You're taking the right course of action going for a pro rebuild. I did mine a few years back and it's not an easy job.

Details of recommended axle refurb companies would, I'm sure, be most welcome by all on the forum.
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Re: Capri Party & Rally Weekend 2017 (30 June, 1/2 July)
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

Re: Capri Party & Rally Weekend 2017 (30 June, 1/2 July)

That's where Sally B was She was giving Molesworth a flypast on her way home form where I was going. One of the main attractions for the Cleethorpes Armed Forces Weekend. http://www.armedforcescleethorpes.co.uk/afd-event-2017/ p.s. sorry about scoffing all the hobnobs - greedy devil ain't I :twiste...
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brakes pulling to the side
Replies: 18
Views: 2616

Re: Brakes pulling to the side

If the track control arms (radius arms) have not been replaced then it could be that an inner rubber bush is worn/gone soft allowing the arm to flex backwards so putting that wheel well out of alignment & screwing up your tracking under braking. It can have a big effect. Both arms should be re-bushe...
by nigecapri
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Re: Capri Party & Rally Weekend 2017 (30 June, 1/2 July)
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

Re: Capri Party & Rally Weekend 2017 (30 June, 1/2 July)

I got there on friday before dark ahead of a few showers & put my tent up as the landlord was pouring me a drink. Most of the crew were already there. We didn't bother about rain as we all went in the pub for tea & a few frames of pool. A fine weekend sat under the shade of a stand of trees (very us...
by nigecapri
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ford Capri 2.8i struts
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: ford Capri 2.8i struts

Is it just the spring length?
Minus 1" and minus 2" road springs are available, you may have an unmatched set.
Cheap enough to buy new springs.
DO NOT REMOVE THE TOP NUTS TO SWAP SPRINGS UNLESS YOU FIT A SPRING-COMPRESSOR.
by nigecapri
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri laser MOT FAILURE!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Capri laser MOT FAILURE!!

For offside play - Grab the tie rod at the rubber gaiter and shake it about. If it's got play where it goes into the rack then you can undo the top and front plates of the rack/pinion and remove the thin shim from each face. Do each one in turn and check for play / test drive. Too tight and it will ...
by nigecapri
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sliding Sunroof only opens one turn?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Sliding Sunroof only opens one turn?

Tilt/Slide Sunroof was the official jargon. I prefer to just use the tilt function so I don't get too much sunshine... One problem that does arise is rust bubbles & flakes under the car roof that scratch the sunroof top surface as you wind it back, being out of adjustment can also put scratches on i...
by nigecapri
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Re: Capri Party & Rally Weekend 2017 (30 June, 1/2 July)
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

Re: Capri Party & Rally Weekend 2017 (30 June, 1/2 July)

Re: Capri Party & Rally Weekend 2017 (30 June, 1/2 July) Quote: Post by Admin » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:44 pm Just re-confirmed the booking with the site owner so this is happening as planned. Several members have confirmed they are going so should be a good relaxing weekend. More always welcome. Any que...
by nigecapri
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Incurable wheel wobble (CURED!!)
Replies: 155
Views: 19069

Re: Incurable wheel wobble

Yet another thing replaced and zero difference made. New steering rack is on but the wobble still persists, that said i have not been able to get the alignment checked yet so theres still hope. After that though....i think its time to sell. Bring it to CRaP and we'll have a joint effort to pinpoint...