1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:32 pm

Looking good there sir , them seats I remember well when I was young ,
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by CapriFreak » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:52 pm

Got the dash out / dials to try and figure out why i'm getting no illuminations. I guessed it could have been the bulbs are so dark or gone they cant be seen. Turns out it does light up testing it with a 9v battery. I've replaced most of the bulbs with LEDs now so will plug it in tomorrow to test it but... can anyone figure out why someone might have tied a a wire under this nut? im not sure where the wire goes yet but it looks like that nut follows round to the Tacho on the dials.
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Before this i've cleaned up the fuse box & A pillar earth. Also have no illumination for the clock and glovebox :deadhorse:
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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:11 am

CapriFreak wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:52 pm
can anyone figure out why someone might have tied a a wire under this nut?
I would guess that there is a problem with the printed circuit or tacho connection on the multiplug. Perhaps somebody thought that hardwiring was the solution? My guess would be that wire goes to fuse 7, or maybe even bypasses the fuse and is wired directly to the coil.

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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by CapriFreak » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:35 am

So the wire to the taco goes round to the coil. This car has what i think is a sierra electronic ignition so i always thought that was to do with a 12v feed for it, as i guess it would have been points before this.
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Not really sure what to do with that... i guess i just re attach it? it must be doing something?

Secondly there is a thick white wire that runs from what i think is the illumination "pin" all the way down to the drivers side headlight.
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Not sure if these two wires are giving me any problems but i wish it was all standard as i feel like the chance of something going wrong is greater here.

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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by stevemarl » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:36 pm

Does sound like a `fix` for either PCB damage or a bad multipin?

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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by CapriFreak » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:24 pm

LET THERE BE LIGHT!!! finely got these working! plus the glovebox light too. Just need to order bulbs for the Fog Switch, Heated Window, Cig Lighter and Centre Clock! All these seem to be blown or just one in the clock worked. I've taken these clocks back out and will have a mess over Xmas week. I never removed the bulb caps that most people do when doing the LED conversion and i think they are way to dim still. Also, thinking i might change to green or a different colour and put these in my Escort as that is suffering from Dim white lights.
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Lastly i noticed a little water leak here... not sure how thats coming in but, for now i've put a Halford car cover on it just to stop water entering the car. The floors getting wet on both sides at the front of the car anyway but this one is new as it looks like its dropped from above but theres nothing there!
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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by Pas28i » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:39 pm

Could the leak be coming from the heater matrix?

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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by CapriFreak » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:34 pm

I replaced it over the summer but as the dash is out I’ll be checking it. Water seems to be dripping from the centre of the tunnel and running down either side ... it sits outside and we’ve had a ton of rain too so hard to decide

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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by sierra3dr » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:01 pm

Very interesting read,although took me a while :D

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Re: 1979 Capri 2.0 "Ghia"

Post by CapriFreak » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:37 pm

Right. I havent updated here in a while so here goes!

The interior is pretty much finished!!! finally haha and i've pretty much sold all the old stuff now so very happy. Not something i would ever do again unless i really wanted to.

I was excited when this turned up... and glad my misses was away.
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This is how it looks now... only half the centre console to find in brown. Turns out there are two types of Capri brown so i have various brown parts but its all good :D I think if i find lighter brown kick panels in the future it will match in.
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A few teething troubles with the indicators but i now have new LED bulbs in the dials and dash illuminations which i didnt have before. well chuffed.

Also, have a new pipe for the oil pressure so that works now. This time i used PTFE tape on both ends... no oil leaks.

At this point i'd like to thank Martin for all this help and finding all this brown joy! Cheers mate!! :cool:

Seen as i saw frost on the cars the other morning i thought it was time to do that coolant flush. Bit of a can of worms. Turns out there was no thermostat and the new hose (which is correct) doesnt seem to want to fit the alloy radiator so i guess i'll need one of the expensive aftermarket ones.
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Next, i ordered some 2.8 Springs and started work removing the rear axle. Very excited i've made the decision to do it myself now, i was struggling to juggle the garage having a car with no rear end in that they couldn't move and the availability of bearings workshop not doing the axle in time. It also means i save a little money and get to use all my swear words. >:D

Not many photos of this procedure but i have filmed it all and will make a little youtube video to help other novices.
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This was heavy to get into the boot of my Escort on my own :xd: Just about did it.
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Glad to have these and get that rear end higher.
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I've bought a new break line and some braided break hoses as non of this looked in good condition. I have also bought a new rear gear box seal as its a bit of a mess.

I havent bought any new U bolts as they came off really easy and seem in good condition. I also have not bought any new rubber suspension saddle pads. I was also told they are not needed but, maybe someone could verify that for me? Also i have no lowering blocks (car is lowered at the front) so not sure how high it will sit at the back yet.... time will tell. if anyone has a photo of a capri on lowering springs and 2.8 springs with no blocks, im all eyes.

After all this it just needs tuning or the carb sorting out. I think the timing is a bit off or its running rich. Also thought about changing to a manual choke.
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