Capri delivered today

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Capri delivered today

Post by Bobpool » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:11 pm

Delivered today.It was left for three years after an MOT hence all the mould.I have a leather Dash cover. Engine is sweet but Tappets are noisy. Should have it done during the Summer hopefully. Will need a few bits like wing mirrors and a few bits for the engine bay. Any advice and info on the car would be good. It's the First Capri I've owned and worked on.


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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by andyd » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:55 pm

Looks like the interior will come up with a good clean, the exterior looks ok maybe just a wash and polish for now, and you can repair/restore the rest as you drive it :)
Here is a useful link for Capri parts and services viewtopic.php?f=10&t=50830

You may want to invest in a Disklok or similar security device if the car is left outside especially at night.
https://www.disklokuk.co.uk/shop/disklok/ also available on Ebay around £100 or you may get a used one cheaper....Small size fits Capri.

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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:39 pm

Nice to see a laser having some love , yes a good day cleaning will bring her up a lot and just make a job list .
We all have job list , just Danny’s list with 3 capris must be the longest :sorry:
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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by D366Y » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:06 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Nice to see a laser having some love , yes a good day cleaning will bring her up a lot and just make a job list .
We all have job list , just Danny’s list with 3 capris must be the longest :sorry:
Had to write my list out again yesterday.... two columns and filled up both sides of a page of A4... will be a busy summer I think! :lol:

Your car looks in pretty good nick to be fair so fingers crossed you can get it up and on the road without too much trouble :beer: :drive:

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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Bobpool » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:47 pm

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Hope I remember how it all goes back !!
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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Brooksy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:14 am

Hi
Great to see another Capri destined for the road again. It looks solid too and a later build/reg'?
I'm sure you'll make great progress on the interior; just need a dry day so that you can air it/dry the interior after.
I recently took my dash/pad/clocks/heater/blower etc out. Taking photos helped with putting everything back and I also put the small fixings/screws in small labelled bags.
During your dismantling/cleaning, you might even find the build sheet. It could be between the rear seat backrest trim and the actual backrest frame. Mine was located against the drivers side bulkhead, under the sound deadening material (Saarlouis build).
Enjoy working on/owning your Capri.
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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Not_Anumber » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:20 pm

Its very good to see youve started on it already. 8-) Buying and restoring this Capri is a great thing to do. Best of luck and keep the updates coming.

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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Bobpool » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:53 pm

My Capri passed it's MOT today 8-)

Need to sort the noisy tappets out as I can't get my head around how to do it. Still looking for a centre arm rest too.

Taking it out for it's first run since April tomorrow. 8-) 8-)

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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Brooksy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:36 pm

Bobpool wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:53 pm
My Capri passed it's MOT today 8-)

:cool: :applaud: great news re MOT.



Taking it out for it's first run since April tomorrow. 8-) 8-)

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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Paul G » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:23 pm

Congrats :applaud: :D on getting it MOT'd, you must be chuffed. It's looking a lot better now you've cleaned it up.

RE the valve clearances, they aren't too difficult to do if you follow the haynes manual. You will need a 19mm (3/4 inch) spanner and a 15mm to set the clearances as well as some feeler guages to measure them. Remember to get a new rocker cover gasket too and make sure it's the right width for your car - some are about 12mm wide and others about 20mm wide as a guesstimate.

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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by andyd » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:06 pm

Good news with MOT and nice shine on that bonnet :)

Try Caprigear or Colin White 07799693555 for the armrest.

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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Bobpool » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:18 pm

I have a Matt black Ford Probe but the attention the Capri got was amazing. One Guy even stopped the traffic to let me pull out :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Capri delivered today

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:53 pm

Well done sir and enjoy that drive
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