Project: Repair of Broken Metal Casting.

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Will this repair work?

Yes, it looks good.
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It might be OK, time will tell.
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Are you kidding?
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No, it will have more leaks than Julian Assange's website
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Andrew 2.8i, you are an idiot for wasting our time with this.
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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Hi Danny,
Thanks for your kind comments. To be honest, with some of the more laborious tasks I get fed up half way through, but it's the thought of the finished project that helps to get me re-motivated. It's incredibly satisfying when I can stand back and look the end product and be pleased with myself. I don't want to sound arrogant, but I think I can be pleased, and dare I suggest proud too, with how the engine looks now compared to how it was.

Keep up the good work with your Capri fleet, I enjoy reading your updates.

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I can definitely relate to the giving up halfway through, but you can most certainly be pleased and proud with your results - it looks amazing.

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Caprigear wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:53 pm Great effort Andrew, well done.
Thanks Martin, and thanks for all your advice along the way. :D

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Hi Andrew,

Holy :turd: !!! Thats just stunning fella, even down to the shine on the dizzy cap cover... I don't think I'll ever be able to open my bonnet at a meet again!!! You should be well chuffed Andrew. Looking forward to seeeing this in the flesh, cheers,

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Taff50ish wrote: Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:50 pm Thats just stunning fella, even down to the shine on the dizzy cap cover...
Thanks for your kind comments.
I just had to polish that heat shield. I couldn't help myself! :lol:

I'm looking forward to catching up sometime in 2021 to see what you've been up to with your wonderful Capri.

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Your engine looks great Andrew, full marks from me!

Quick question re the zinc plated fixings etc., did you use one of the DIY kits or get them done professionally?

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mjcapri wrote: Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:25 am Quick question re the zinc plated fixings etc., did you use one of the DIY kits or get them done professionally?
Thanks for your kind comment.
I use a DIY kit I got from Gateros Plating on Ebay.
I have recently bought a bench power supply to use while plating. That produces a more consistent current than their suggested means of a battery charger and that makes the job easy.

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:11 pm
Hi Tom,
The last time I went to a Ford dealer to check on stock levels of the white ones, the parts man told me that they had a new FINIS code. No problem I thought, until he brought out a black filter. It looks as though the white ones are obsolete now.
I bought a box of 10 from a Ford main dealer that was selling them on Ebay. They worked out at £6.50 each, I think that was a bargain.

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Hi Andrew,
4pcs of white ones are on the way to Czech Rep. ;)
Another 4 years of original look for the Capri. :ford:

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T.M. wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:25 pm Hi Andrew,
4pcs of white ones are on the way to Czech Rep. ;)
Another 4 years of original look for the Capri. :ford:
Hi Tom,
Nice find!
I had a look for some the other day after you asked the question, but I couldn't find any at all for what I would call a reasonable price.
I'm glad you got some filters sorted.

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:34 pm I couldn't find any at all for what I would call a reasonable price.
£25 :shock: :shock: :shock:
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stevemarl wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:12 pm £25 :shock: :shock: :shock:
I would definitely classify that as unreasonable!
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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:50 pm
mjcapri wrote: Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:25 am Quick question re the zinc plated fixings etc., did you use one of the DIY kits or get them done professionally?
Thanks for your kind comment.
I use a DIY kit I got from Gateros Plating on Ebay.
I have recently bought a bench power supply to use while plating. That produces a more consistent current than their suggested means of a battery charger and that makes the job easy.

Andrew.
Thanks Andrew, I’ve looked at the Gateros kits they look ok and have good reviews. I looked at a couple of others too but i suspect they’re all pretty similar really and the results are determined by the ability of the user more than anything. It’s definitely something I fancy doing, a lot of reproduction bolts etc. are available but it’s more satisfying to do jobs like this rather than simply buying new.
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mjcapri wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:13 pm I looked at a couple of others too but i suspect they’re all pretty similar really and the results are determined by the ability of the user more than anything. It’s definitely something I fancy doing, a lot of reproduction bolts etc. are available but it’s more satisfying to do jobs like this rather than simply buying new.
The Gateros kit is a good starting point for zinc plating. It might save a few pounds if you buy the essentials direct from their website (chemicals and zinc) and sourced the other parts of the kit from elsewhere if you don't already own them (PPE, sealable containers, power supply, copper wire etc). Some parts supplied in the kits like he air pump and heater aren't essential to the zinc plating process.

It's surprising what results can be achieved with zinc plating. For smaller items like nuts and bolts it's really quick and easy.
I wrote a thread about it on here, although looking through it now, the photos of the finished items aren't the best.
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=49382

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