Black 2.8 project

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Ghia15 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:19 am

Great work as always peter.

And glad the other got it's MOT without any fuss.
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:27 pm

Hi,
This is looking really good and will be one hell of a nice car when it is finished.
I like your attention to detail on some of the fiddly bits.
All the best with the rest of the build.
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Peter-S » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:04 am

peers.dupp wrote:Hi,
This is looking really good and will be one hell of a nice car when it is finished.
I like your attention to detail on some of the fiddly bits.
All the best with the rest of the build.
Andrew.



Cheers Andrew :)

So still chipping away:

Tempted by some new Ford headlight surrounds

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Speed cable was crushed :(

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But found this in the spares box :)

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Connected up with new circlip

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Prop fitted

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99p exhaust going on

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Might be able to give the wife the bathroom towels back soon, lol!
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Peter-S » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:40 pm

An update is probably a bit over due but things have been a bit mundane - all the fiddly bits where you spend more time looking for the correct size bolt or screw than you do putting stuff back together! Anyway, I had hoped to be done for Bomber Run in April but missed that by miles so next target CRaP this coming weekend.Things stalled with a cylinder head problem mentioned elsewhere but that seems sorted so dug the interior out of the office basement and gave it a bit of a scrub. Really it needs some new foam but that can wait for now.

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Covered a gear knob in some seat leather - OK for a first attempt

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Lined the front wheel arches

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Gave the wheels a blow over

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So with time ticking away it was a case of getting everything working smoothly but had a problem with the metering head. Got a part from Martin to sort that but then the starter motor failed :( Tickford Man to the rescue and with one free weekend to finish things I booked an mot for today. Test drive in the farm across the road and the brakes are starting to seize on the more I use them and there is a rattle from the clutch that I'm not happy with. Back in the garage and I find that full steering lock makes one of the joints leek steering fluid.
Monday night I had the half shafts out and replaced the bearings but other stuff didn't get finished especially as I decided to order a new clutch. So, mot cancelled, CRaP in the other Capri and next target Brooklands 45th in September!

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Terra-Kotta » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:12 am

Q plate???? What's the story with that car Peter?

Don't wana worry you, have you checked the premiums? I had a q plate escort and they wanted three times the premium to insure it many years ago. Is this car a reshell?

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Peter-S » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:26 am

Terra-Kotta wrote:Q plate???? What's the story with that car Peter?

Don't wana worry you, have you checked the premiums? I had a q plate escort and they wanted three times the premium to insure it many years ago. Is this car a reshell?


Believe it was probably reshelled in 1987! I should be able to get an age related plate on it once on the road. Already insured - £130 on a classic policy.
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Peter-S » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:03 pm

Still a few bits to sort out but today:

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In no particular order (except for Johno) thanks to:

Tickford Man
Simon.Rob
RetroHo
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Ray S Sparky
Chris V888
Mick who sold me the car
and (of course!) :ebay:
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Matty28i » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:25 pm

Hi Peter,

Nice to see you now have an MOT and have done a nice job, on the rebuild.

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby dan the capri fan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:43 am

thats great you've finally finished it what a sense of achievement she looks great just like she rolled out the factory. no advisorys on the MOT as well you know you've done a really good job. :)
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Terra-Kotta » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:07 am

I liked this thread Peter, and 2.8 jokes aside I like how it turned out. Also like how you tell it like it is not "oh I rebuilt this and it fell together" I have followed this thread from start to finish and you show all the fuck ups too. Real world stuff. Respect for that.

Not sure on the red and silver and all the colours going on underneath but we can excuse that as your midlife crisis. Look forwards to seeing this one at crap next year.

Now you have graduated will you be selling the faster car?

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Peter-S » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:10 pm

Terra-Kotta wrote:Now you have graduated will you be selling the faster car?


Nope, I'll need it when the the other one won't start :lol:

(P.S. ta :) )
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby chap280 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:12 pm

Looks great Peter.Top job

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby SmokeEm » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Very much agree with Glyn Peter (Which is rare) :lol:

Looking at the photo's of it at Brooklands, it's a real credit to you.

Fantastic job :agree:
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby atomic4 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:17 pm

Well done for seeing the resto through to it's completion. A credit to you. :lowrider:

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Peter-S » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:35 pm

Often the little things that take the longest but I finally got around to getting in touch with DVLA about changing the registration. Took them three months to deal with it (allow four weeks they said!) but she'll now blend in with the crowd :lol:

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Taff50ish » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:38 am

Hey Peter,

Great work, it does some how lift the whole car!!! Just been reading through the history again, it really does deserve to wear the correct plate. Well done, cheers for now,

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:07 pm

Hi Peter,
What a result! As John says, the car just seems to look much more correct now.

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:03 pm

Hi Peter,

Yep, as already said it really is a perfect compliment to all your hard work Peter to finally get an age related plate. It looks great. Nice one :)

Your 2.8i is really looking superb Peter. Credit to you for all your hard work and dedication. Only thing is Peter, I will have to remember your new number plate now as your "Q" plate was quite easy to spot before :lol:

All the best now

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Will01 » Fri May 06, 2016 11:48 am

Looking very good indeed.
Plans have changed to just make a good fun Track Car :)

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Peter-S » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:33 pm

Seems a project is never quite finished and one of the things I was least happy with on this was the brakes. I'd already converted the 2.0 to Princess 4 pots and they had a much better feel than the vented 2.8 set up. In doing the 2.0 I had acquired a spare set of Princess caplipers which were sitting on the shelf so I stripped them down.

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The pistons weren't really up to much and they were a single disc set up so needed some more parts

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Biding my time I eventually came across an ebay listing for a complete set of new pistons, seals and almost new Mintex pads. Advertised as being for a TR8 there was no interest and I picked them up for £70 which wasn't too bad

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then some new spacers

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Rebuild commences with initial paint and a light tap to insert top seals

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New pistons going in

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New spacer washer

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Spacers in place

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New longer bolts for wider caliper fitment

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Coming together

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New 257mm discs from Rally design

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New discs fitted, old calipers tied out of the way to save all the fluid pissing out

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Copper grease on the pads

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New fitting kit

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The centre of the retainers was a tad too narrow and had to be ground down to fit around the discs

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All in place and ready to bleed

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Bleeding didn't go well and it was soon apparent that the old master cylinder wasn't up to the task. Unfortunately new cylinders aren't available but a little research revealed tha the slightly larger bore Granada cylinder fitted the servo so had to dip in to the piggy bank again. Old and new together

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Trial fit on servo

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and original reservoir attached

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I do find that bleeding this set up with the extra bleed nipples and crossover pipe can be a bit of a pita but I got there eventually and have been using the car for the last three months and I'm happy with the feel and performance of the brakes. They passed the MOT yesterday so seems all is well :D
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