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by ian_s
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

I finally got round to making the brass rivets
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I think it was the right decision to make some and they pop against the black.
by ian_s
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 33
Views: 1482

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Looking good. It's a good example of how what looks like might be simple job turns into full on fabrication of new parts. Those parts soon add up if you got to the likes of steel express. Keep going then I'm keen to see repairs on these. :applaud:
by ian_s
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 33
Views: 1482

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Welcome [email protected] having read this I am really looking forward to seeing this. I love pic heavy threads. I also love the fact that the car has stayed with you over the years. Great to see another car making it's way back onto the road.
by ian_s
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

That does look great! When I sprayed mine I left all the adjusters in place so I knew that the lights were pointing the right way and wouldn't need adjusting again, but does mean that all my plastic bits are caked in paint - yours looks much nicer with the clean plastic Thanks yeah I decided that e...
by ian_s
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

https://i.postimg.cc/s23DvNhV/20210312-073845.jpg free pic host https://i.postimg.cc/QCgj8gdB/20210312-073856.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/503Pf6M4/20210312-073901.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hjPLbsHn/20210312-073916.jpg Thanks for the advice. Yes I had full movement on the adjusters. I did concede though...
by ian_s
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

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These are the images of the headlamp unit. A little crusty but not bad overall.
by ian_s
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Back in the game doing the headlamp units. They dont look too bad but the lamps themselves are pretty poor now with some corrosion damage inside and damage to the glass so they are on the purchase list. The galvanised plate is reasonably well maintained but I'm in two minds whether to paint it or no...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system

I remember back in the 80s when 4 star was going to be removed the worry of not able to get petrol for our cars but ever since we have had super unleaded what I have always used in my Capri . I only once ever found a service station on the M4 last year that never had any so filled up with £10 worth...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear side glass opener
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Rear side glass opener

Can anyone tell me how to remove the rear openers from the glass? The opposite side to the image has very badly corroded and I would like to swap it out but i cannot see how to remove it from the glass. It unscrews Ian. You need to prise the cap off the outside as I recall and there is a screw unde...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

https://i.postimg.cc/ZqcgJFgt/20200621-215805.jpg quick image uploader Not perfect but given I didnt have the original to work from for size I am relatively happy with how it's looking I just need to complete the folds for the head lamp bowl. I will probably revisit it but for now I'm happy to walk...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear side glass opener
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Rear side glass opener

Can anyone tell me how to remove the rear openers from the glass? The opposite side to the image has very badly corroded and I would like to swap it out but i cannot see how to remove it from the glass.
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system
Replies: 3
Views: 645

New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system

I was just wondering if anyone has looked into the full implications of what the higher ethanol fuel will have on the pinto or the fuel system for it? I know fuel lines will need to be updated to withstand it and I'm guessing some gaskets but do we know a comprehensive list yet? I'm thinking about i...
by ian_s
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

That looks good. A quick tip somebody showed me when making a strengthening bead by hand like you have is to grind away part of the end of a hollow punch so it’s half round and use that to finish the ends of the bead. It works quite well! Yes that's a good call. I must admit after I looked at the p...
by ian_s
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Ok so I had a few spare hours this evening and it went a little like this https://i.postimg.cc/t4nqx8dz/20200618-181842.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/ydQtn8s3/20200619-172351.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5tfrVCtF/20200619-181738.jpg Still a bit of fettling to do opening out the hole and shaping it. Doing som...
by ian_s
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front of nearside front wing by headlamp bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Front of nearside front wing by headlamp bowl

Hope this helps https://i.postimg.cc/90QdRwLD/DSCN0276.jpg Thanks paul yes it did. I have been making a new second skin for it. https://i.postimg.cc/CzcsYdvj/20200619-204513.jpg Now I know the hole shape and size I can open it out. Still a bit of fettling to do but quite pleased with how it's looki...
by ian_s
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front of nearside front wing by headlamp bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Front of nearside front wing by headlamp bowl

Ok so I had a bit of rust on the piece at the front of the wing on the inside attached to the headlamp. I have removed it but need to see what a good piece looks like. I am of the impression there is a drainage hole at the top. https://i.postimg.cc/svKqPSdG/20200618-181842.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/y...
by ian_s
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly
Replies: 13
Views: 18305

Re: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly

Admin wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:45 pm
ian_s wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Is the capri4me email still active for donation? I suppose I should have made a donation by now really
It is indeed still active :)
Brilliant donation made. Cheers
by ian_s
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly
Replies: 41
Views: 30348

Re: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly

Donation made been here a long time now so should really
by ian_s
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly
Replies: 13
Views: 18305

Re: Please make a donation if you use this forum regularly

Is the capri4me email still active for donation? I suppose I should have made a donation by now really
by ian_s
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 111
Views: 31582

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Yes I think for best results you need a soft backing like the pads so that it puts those little dents in and that then pinches it up. Heating it makes it softer so easier to produce that. Again I'm no expert but that is the understanding I have. It's a very specific skill but I am lucky to work with...