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    MY current capri project

    well i finally have the axle back started putting it back in sunday and found that two spacers have gone missing from the shock mounts:-( so now i have to make some new ones but not the end of the world. I have rerun the solid fuel line under the carpet inside and rewired the fuel pump slowly...
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    MY current capri project

    done got it working this afternoon. Will post video proving win lol
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    MY current capri project

    i am keeping myself busy whilst the axle is out developing an electric window mech for the drivers window. YES there is a kit available to fit elec windows but wheres the fun in using something you know works?
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    MY current capri project

    well have booked the axle in at andy robinson to have the lsd fitted. Oooh getting all excited now :D
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    MY current capri project

    Hi all sorry i havent been about been mega busy at work recently so havent had much time to do anything else much. Well the tax on the Capri has finally run out so there is my six months of running in done now time to start fettling again. I have ripped out the axle and have stripped in into...
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    MY current capri project

    why should they not suffer as i have muhahaha. Ordered the new starter should see it tomorro hopefully that will work and make it usable. The automatic starter has teeth exposed past mounting point as ring gear is on gearbox side of flywheel. Manual ring gear is on engine side of flywheel and...
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    MY current capri project

    I may have found out why the starter motor intermittently doesnt work. Turns out I may have an automatic starter motor rather than a manual one. I will spend this evening crawling about pulling the starter motor off. YAY :(
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    MY current capri project

    cool thanks for the info. I thought that it would be manufacturer spec but is interesting yours uses original spec.
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    MY current capri project

    right well leading up to the end of the month when the tax runs out got a final quick check over at work today then hopefully going to the old skool ford show tomorrow at the BA wingspan in crawley. Got a few leads to follow up with regards to lsd/axle rebuild. I need to redesign the gearbox...
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    MY current capri project

    Well T9 at 1200 quid i won't be getting into their gallery. Will probably rebuild the system when i take of the road next month. Gonna get an lsd and get the axle rebuilt. Might invest in some new springs as under hard braking does wallow around rather than sitting solid on the road.
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    MY current capri project

    Yes its still going. Its now on the road as you can see in the video on youtube (previous post) just trying to get it into a dyno before i do anything too more serious.
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    MY current capri project

    Profusion i can confirm thats the company im dealing with.
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    MY current capri project

    Had a fettle with the carb at the weekend took it into work to check emissions due to age for mot i am allowed 4.5% co at idle tested found that it was 0.28% and 0.79% left and right banks respectively. No wonder it doesnt like pulling away after being sat in traffic. Set now to 2.8-2.9% on both...
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    MY current capri project

    Like them bud hope to run into them at a show at some point
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    MY current capri project

    Damn right. Have since invested in a new carb and now under full load it smokes out of one side of the exhaust. (AHHHHHHHHRGH) However went to an american car show at the weekend and got a few ideas on how things should fit. THere is also a video one of my customers sent me up on youtube (yes...
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    MY current capri project

    Got the second half of the carb working now. Now it lights the tyres in the first three nearly four gears. Only one and a bit to go :P
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    MY current capri project

    If I do take it apart does antone on here know what sort of oil SHOULD be in a lsd? And does it depend on the type of lsd?
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    MY current capri project

    Well I do have hauser racing lined up to put in a torque thrust lsd into the diff loader if I find it doesnt have a lsd or to rebuild it if I do have one. That is gonna cost me about £700 either way. I know I should get it apart and checked but after everything that has gone on with this car can...
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    MY current capri project

    Well did a hard launch from the lights and it kicked the back end across to one side and just tore of down the road. I am getting more convinced it has got lsd but not sure what oil is in there have the feeling ep90 was put in as was all I had. Think that might be the cause of the lsd...
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    MY current capri project

    Failed the MOT with a two pager :( Emissions noise seatbelt wheels leaks lights switches But got them all sorted out and now drivable. Got the usual runnings in issues and found that the timing I had set at 5 degs btdc with vacuum should be 10 degs btdc without vacuum. Sounds much more...
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    MY current capri project

    Well drove here to work this morning for the MOT will keep you apprised of what happens. I will leave this one with you guys though:- If a V8 Capri does 60mph at 1600 rpm how fast will it go at 4800 rpm? :)
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    MY current capri project

    So pretty :). Excuse me I have just had a crisis. Loving the chrome charger bet that's a bitch to clean. I have upset one of the other guys at work who has been trying to put a rover 3.5 V8 into his Sierra since before I started mine.
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    MY current capri project

    ooooOOOOOooooooh. Well the rebuild kit for the carb turned up today at 11am (shame the MOT was booked for 10.30 :() However got the carb stripped replaced seals, valves etc fitted it back on and took it for a quick trip to the roundabout it cut out on the other day and nothing went round it fine...
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    MY current capri project

    Well I read the part of the manual as I see fit. The whole thing with MOT's it that it is down to testers discretion. As a tester myself if a vehicle was presented to me with HID's fitted aslong as they were fitted safely and where fitted the systems worked I would pass it, but everyones...
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    MY current capri project

    Well what seems to be a victory is happening in my lttle world atm. The clutch seems to now work (will have to get it down off the stands again and check it). I have had my new gauges turn up and after a little bit of wirting and general fiddling have got two of them mounted and one working...
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    MY current capri project

    Well the book states that if HID system are fitted there should be self levelling and cleaning systems aswell and where these are fitted they must work. the pattern will not be an issue because it is created by the glass rather than the reflector like on the new cars and as my car has never had...
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    MY current capri project

    Well if it is I still haven't found it. I have tried most things that are easy to get at from the top still no luck so this weekend I will get it back up in the air and start getting serious with it. However in the mean time I have been seduced by a ohhh shiney shiney And hopefully it will be...
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    MY current capri project

    Cheers dude. Ran into a slight problem today though, tested out the clutch and either the clutch is knackered which it can't be because it's new or there is something stopping the clutch from disengaging fully, because when letting of the clutch in gear with the handbrake on nothing happens...
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    MY current capri project

    Okay, not many pics atm but here are a few from the recent weeks. Got the wheels all fitted on and although the paint on the car lets them down :( I think they look about right on the car. This is the space I have got to do all the work on the car those of you with keen eyes and sock to...
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    MY current capri project

    Right then guys, sorry for the delay have had a few probs recently including the comp going up the spout but that is all sorted now I hope so back into the updates. I have now got both cooling fans wired in and working. The coolant pipes are now nicely filled with coolant and the level seems...
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    MY current capri project

    Indeed Olley 10 points. I figured that as I now have a 5.0 with a t5 world class gearbox going to a mustang rear axle it would be a good idea to put some slightly bigger tyres under the rear to aid grip. So instead of the 195/50/15 I have at thet front I went to 225/60/15 for the rear and the...
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    MY current capri project

    Right then got a bit more work done heading towards having the propshaft made up. Had to modify a fuel pump banjo to fit the in line uprated pump into the standard tank pump mount. Turned down the banjo on my lathe so that I could make it fit directly into the fuel line. Had the 'new' alloys...
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    MY current capri project

    Hey guys, thanks for the support. Have been really busy at work since we started doing MOT's but have been spending as much time as I can trying to get bits and pieces done on the car. As winter is coming thought it would be a good idea to have somewhere to work when the weather kicks in so I...
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    MY current capri project

    Not really, having lots of set backs recently however in the last few days have had a few small victories. Finally got the bottom hose sorted after a few trips to the ebay shops, and with a little regig (i.e. dropping of the rack, one engine mount, so that i could lift the engine up slightly and...
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    MY current capri project

    Right here are a few from today Got the gearbox mount refitted so its all in at the front end again now. Need to get the prop measured and made and bung up the hole in the centre tunnel to keep some of the noise out And fitted the twin fan unit I made along with the ally rad. Hopefully if...
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    MY current capri project

    Hello guys, haven't been around for a while. Amazed to see over 1000 views on this. Have had a few issues as listed below. 1, Having fitted the clutch and spigot bearing found that the gearbox then sat in a different place which caused the starter to jam burning out to starter solenoids. So I...
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    Road Train..Express

    We should sort out a big torque cars meet at some point in the future to lay things out on the quarter mile? Looks like a wiked motor mate.
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    MY current capri project

    Well the wheels cost me £40 which gave me money for other things. I am looking to get some nice 15" alloys like the cobra centrelines or something but that can wait for now.
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    MY current capri project

    Well this is a pic of the kevlar friction plate which I put next to a standard astra clutch to give you an idea how big it was but probably best to gauge it against the microwave lol. Got it installed now the gearbox is on for good (I hope) exhaust next then find the £480 for the custom built...
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    MY current capri project

    Kevlar twin plate clutch and flywheel coming in tuesday. Which means I can put the gearbox on permanently. Got a guy on the rad with a few choice cuts got the full sized rad to fit (in theory)then prop and a bit of wiring and we are on for the MOT.
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