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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by D366Y » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:28 pm

andyd wrote:Another little project Danny??? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-3 ... Sw96FcgCQF
Could that be more f*cked??!! :lol:

I think a little ambitious but for £300!! :beer:

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by andyd » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:50 am

D366Y wrote:
andyd wrote:Another little project Danny??? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-3 ... Sw96FcgCQF
Could that be more f*cked??!! :lol:

I think a little ambitious but for £300!! :beer:
It made £970 :o :o

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by D366Y » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:40 pm

andyd wrote:It made £970 :o :o
I do not envy the poor soul! :lol:

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Post by D366Y » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:18 pm

Managed to get out in the sun on Saturday on the 3litre, got the fan off the front (cleverly held in place by cutting holes into the radiator core and cable tying it on :doh: ) and sort out the horn wiring so I'm almost free of the wiring shit!

Cut off the passenger wing as it was bent and I couldn't open the door and was pleasantly surprised to see that the inner wing is clear and covered in underseal!

Shame the driver's side is a complete disaster....

ImageIMAG0309 by Danny Hassall, on Flickr

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Is getting to the point that more or less everything in front of the windscreen will need to be cut off and replaced with panels from expressed steel by the looks of it - not sure if that sort of level of welding is sensible to try and take on myself though...

Onwards and upwards!

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Post by Cosmicbike » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:05 pm

That's definitely a project! I'm getting worried about digging too deep on mine at the moment in case I find stuff like that!
Welding, well one step at a time. 20 years ago I was a reasonable MIG welder, I plan on a fair bit of scrap practice before I let myself loose on the car

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by D366Y » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:15 pm

Cosmicbike wrote:That's definitely a project! I'm getting worried about digging too deep on mine at the moment in case I find stuff like that!
Welding, well one step at a time. 20 years ago I was a reasonable MIG welder, I plan on a fair bit of scrap practice before I let myself loose on the car
Most of mine is clearly already scrap so I'm not too worried!! :lol:

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:13 pm

Your have that done in a day Dan , no looks like we might have a project for sometime there funny what you find when you start digging . Thanks for the update .
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Post by Paul G » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:40 pm

Probably best to get a complete A-pillar repair from Express panels for that Danny. I think they're on offer at the minute.

https://www.steelpanels.co.uk/products/ ... pair-m1s3/

Meant to ask but have you got the gear linkage sorted on the GL now and how is the rebuilt engine doing?

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Post by D366Y » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:35 am

Paul G wrote:Probably best to get a complete A-pillar repair from Express panels for that Danny. I think they're on offer at the minute.

https://www.steelpanels.co.uk/products/ ... pair-m1s3/

Meant to ask but have you got the gear linkage sorted on the GL now and how is the rebuilt engine doing?
Cheers Paul, I think they'll be getting a lot off me soon!!

And don't ask!! Started to drive to Reading yesterday and got onto the A404 at Handy Cross, barely got to Marlow and it started making an awful noise - pulled over and I couldn't see what it was but still sounded awful so took it back to the garage that did the work, the camshaft pulley bolt had worked loose and the pulley had started coming off, and now it also sounds the bell housing has come loose! :banghead: :swear:

Also the gear linkage they managed to adjust before but the grommet/bush that holds the link in place apparently broke when they were putting it back together so need to find a replacement - works better than it did but is just little loose still

What a ball ache!!

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by D366Y » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:29 am

So the MOT is due soon (booked for Tuesday) and I knew that the handbrake was a bit off and needed to be adjusted like the GL did a little while back… Bank holiday, in the sun, why not??

Stripped back the drivers side, all working inside the drum, great.
Stripped off the passenger side and the adjuster arm isn't moving - freed it off and got it to start adjusting properly and was chuffed. However in true 'Danny style' I fucked it putting it back together - managed to knock the shoe pad off the metal itself :banghead:

What a pain in the balls.

Anyway here are some pictures of it jacked up, and I undersealed as much as I could while it was up, will have to jack the front up to finish the rest, also smothered the petrol tank in a few coats of Hammerite black paint as the old stuff was flaking off

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:34 pm

Sounds like you had a good day then Dan , what a great day for playing with the Capri or in your case Capris .
:beer: have a good Easter dan
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Post by D366Y » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:13 pm

More playing in the sun yesterday! Managed to get both front legs off the car and the front anti-roll bar which I also sprayed up.

Also had a play with my shiny new welder, didn't want to risk ruining my own car mind so had a whack on my dad's exhaust instead :lol:

Safe to say I did a pretty ugly job of it and I'll need a but more practice but I'm also blaming the awkward position being stuck under his car.... :beer:

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by D366Y » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:23 am

Nothing much this weekend as I was absolutely hanging on Sunday morning
Just a nice before and after shot of the cambelt cover though! :)
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Post by D366Y » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:15 pm

Just because Jason mentioned it at the Ace - this is how wonky the front is! (the bonnet is straight)

ImageIMG_3002 by Danny Hassall, on Flickr

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Managed to get the steering rack off as well after a fight with it, time to strip that back and clean and tidy it up :)
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Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:46 pm

Christ Dan that’s well wonky I am sure your have that done for the 8th September .
Does look like it took quite a knock on that side I see why you might want a new front end now .
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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by D366Y » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:34 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:46 pm
Christ Dan that’s well wonky I am sure your have that done for the 8th September .
Does look like it took quite a knock on that side I see why you might want a new front end now .
If you're paying for it then yeah sure, 8th September! :lol:
Otherwise it'll be many more hours sanding everything back and spraying it all before even the components are ready to go back on - at least it keeps me out of trouble :whistle:

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by D366Y » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:31 am

So last night I was running back and forth to get a few bits out of the car and the exhaust looked a bit funny, had a look underneath and well....
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Good thing I have the stainless steel upgrade booked in for Bank holiday weekend!!

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:17 pm

D366Y wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:31 am
So last night I was running back and forth to get a few bits out of the car and the exhaust looked a bit funny, had a look underneath and well....IMAG0379.jpg

Good thing I have the stainless steel upgrade booked in for Bank holiday weekend!!
That exhaust seems to missing the rear silencer... :)
Is your stainless system custom made, Danny? What silencers have you specified for that system? I'm guessing just the centre box - that should sound good on the Hindhead tunnel run that you've got planned! :D

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Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:47 pm

Things do get shorter as you get older Dan :cool:
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