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  1. Laser

    Laser Laser Staff Member Moderator

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    Jobs been on the cards for sometime
    to retrofit a piano key radio new electric aerial and remove a modern space filler stereo.
    Also on the list was attempting to repair the auto shifter rubber gaiter,
    and swap over all the dash lights to see if night time driving was possible ..
    the challenge was to do the job and see how many screws could be left over ...
    And the car had original crusted Arch Guards .. Expecting the worst Flash descended on Laser towers for 10:15 after a magical mystery tour of Leicester Diversions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4_TXuU9ars


    Uncharted territory how to get a gear shifter T handle off ! the little Grub screw !!

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    The original rubber seal was split and collapsing to heat gunned off the old rubber from the seal to fine a thin metal Frame .. and found two pieces of rubber and clipped them on the the old metal frame then refitted .. its not ideal but works quite well .. I thing once a few drives it will soften and assume the correct position ..
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    Flash has given me some spare sections and the key is the rescue the old seal and its metal supporting frame.

    Clocks out and bulbs swapped .. speedo cable replaced and borrowed Double H's (Evies mum) .. her 'new old man' Andy as they popped around as they were in the area ..

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    Inspected ..
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    We have light!
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    The Hacked Dash !
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    The Replacement Grey Dash ..Ghia's had Grey Dash hence the desire to keep the capri as original as possible
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    Oscar was suitable impressed
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    Retro Radio .. installed with correct facia
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    Illumination .. the Blue Covers were remarkable but bulbs dull ..now new bulbs ..
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    Took a lot of care and detail but looks the part
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    Stella was quite impressed ... for once ...
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    Looks really smart ..
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    And has a Aux line direct to MP3 player .. sounds really well
    only problem was just as the job was nailed I spotted one bulb was not working so had to swap that over..
    Caspian the cat looked quite Smug as I discovered the fault
    Told you it was going too well !
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    The Arch guard really wish I had snapped a photo behind the guard it was spotless white/ grey spray ford underseal
    spotless !! all the screws securing the plate were rusty but .. undid !
    the plate buzzed clean with the angle grinder and then some zinc primer and fresh black anti rust paint .. looked like new !

    job done Flash is on his way back to Worcester to get his tea ..later than expected but its all done !
     
  2. Stuinboro

    Stuinboro Registered Capri Power Member

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    You are right about the bulbs being brighter Francis!
    Looks like the clocks are coming out of mine over the winter.
     
  3. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    a good job well done ... !
    you didnt mention disconnecting the battery prior to removing the dashpod ...
     
  4. Laser

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    Flash Will confirm the battery was disconnected many times during removal and testing of associated parts !

    yeap! the multi pin on the back is fed with permanent live feeds so its imperative the battery is disconnected if your plating with Dash and radios and Cig lighters
    Thanks for the reminder Clockwork
     
  5. chris249

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    Dash illumination looks nice n bright :) is it possible to get new stickers for the heater controls with the cut outs for the illuminated arrows etc? Mines all worn away!
     
  6. Laser

    Laser Laser Staff Member Moderator

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    I have located a supplier of as 'close as possible' genuine Ford green glow Dash decals
    I have used these on laser and a another famous capri has one fitted
    pm for details .. and lets see who's watching this thread :rolleyes:
     
  7. Nick

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    That's miles better great work
     
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    Nice pussies! :banana:
     
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    So where are these bulbs found? Very nice
     
  10. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    standard capless 501 ... 3w .. W3W ... dont be tempted to fit 5w bulbs, you will overheat the wiring tracks and the dimmer switch...
     
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    'Tis nice work, but I expected to see a mugholder in this car....
     
  12. Laser

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    Yeap that's the ones Clockwork .. the thing is to check the Blue domes are clean and not damaged ..
    in this particular capri the whole clock unit was exceptional and never disturbed allowing for a good result ..
     
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    Cheers chaps
     
  14. Capri2.0S

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    Are these the bulbs?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-SIDE-LIGHT-BULBS-FORD-ANGLIA-105E-ESCORT-MK1-MK2-MK3-12v-5w-CAPLESS-WEDGE-501-/121155874853?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1c3573f025

    Would love to do this to mine as my dash is really dull especially now its getting dark early.
     
  15. Laser

    Laser Laser Staff Member Moderator

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    Nope search llb504 3w 12v lucas
     
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    ok thanks...seems a bit expensive, do you only get one for that price?
     
  17. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    No Sir 3W max ... W3W ...
    bulb T10 501a capless (dash) - data.jpg

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RING-504-CAPLESS-DASHBOARD-INSTRUMENT-PANEL-BULB-12V-3W-1-x-9-5D-10mm/281441476051?_trksid=p2054897.c100204.m3164&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=20140407115239&meid=6f54ea69315748598c9c6144fb12672a&pid=100204&prg=20140407115239&rk=11&rkt=20&sd=221223346419

    RING 504 CAPLESS DASHBOARD INSTRUMENT PANEL BULB 12V 3W 1 x 9.5D 10mm
     
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    Capri2.0S Registered Capri Power Member

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    Ahhh ok, much more reasonable. Thanks.
     
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    Looks really good with the new bulbs, gonna replace all the bulbs in my dash, does anyone know how many are needed to replace all the dash bulbs

    Thanks Stephen.
     
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    i think 5 or 6 ?
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    facelift to last ...
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    2dial
    8 ...
    - 3 for illumination
    - 5 for the tell-tale lamps - handbrake, main beam, indicators, oil, ign charge ...
     
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    I'd forgotten about this thread, nice to see its been useful for others too :headbang::
     
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    Where's the updates? ;)
     
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    Lord Flasheart Registered Capri Power Member

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    OK, updates or rather planned updates.

    Early in the new year, subject to usual finances caveat, the plan has been forming to get Biscuits arches & a few little bits & bobs tidied, seats re-foamed & wheels refurbed ..... as always, jobs get bigger when you think do it once, do it properly so we are now looking at a wings off re-paint, more than anything to make the colour match less of a fag, not easy with 33 year old cobalt blue.

    However, she has currently decided that its quite funny to cut out while driving after a few miles, following on from the good karma, knackered leg thread last week, she has again cut out on me 3 times today, then after a minute or so, fire up like nothing had ever happened.

    Number one Suspect is the luminition set up, when a fine chap from this here forum sends me a spare one, its off to the auto eletricians to get to the bottom of this issue.
     
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    I had this and found it to be the condenser wire on my dizzy, it had got trapped at some stage, once renewed was fine- may not be the fault but worth a check
     
  26. Lord Flasheart

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    Thanks mate, any & all options are welcome :headbang::
     
  27. Lord Flasheart

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    Damn bugger & arse, auto electrics place shuts Friday for Christmas & chocker block till then so cant look at it till new year :DeadHorse: :DeadHorse:
     
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    When my lumenition was playing up the trigger wheel inside the dizzy had caught the cable to the eye and occasionally it would earth out and die. Worth a look..
     
  29. Lord Flasheart

    Lord Flasheart Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks for the heads up mate.

    Spoke to a local auto electrics guy today so as soon as I get a spare module from the wing commander I'll get the chap round :headbang::
     
  30. Laser

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    on the hunt for Spare PMA50 and optical trigger ... I will add some heat shrink and lead solder Flash .. I will dig out tomorrow night tonight has been a write off ... back to work 06:30
    Xmas retail food sucks at the sharp end !
     
  31. Lord Flasheart

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    My thanks as always wing co :headbang::/>
     
  32. Lord Flasheart

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    Plan B, found receipt for Lumenition, it was fitted in 1997 !!!

    After discussing with Fran, points & condensor ordered & arrived yesterday. £13 total including postage for the parts & local auto electrician on the case to come round & put back to standard set up & give Biscuit a general look over, fingers crossed.
     
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    sounds a better plan ... I had lumenition back when, the old ones in the eighties seemed so much better than the ones now.. Piranha, was good then but had a habit of chaffing wires as they entered the dizzy .. saw the hard shoulder a few times with that one ..
    if the points and such cure the problem (thus knocking into touch the voodoo of electronic ignition systems) you could always set up and test till spring then fit a simple points replacement system to save the adjustment and maintenance time on points ... hotwire or such, tend to be about the £25 mark, leaves everything on the car standard except the 2 wires in to the dizzy ...
     
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    Avoid Powerspark if you do go down the contact less route. Better quality gear and service out there.
     
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    Well having been delayed by the christmas holiday, local auto electrician removed lumenition box & wiring & replaced with points & condensor, bless her, biscuit fired up first time & ran fine for over 20 mins with no issues.

    The guy also gave me details of a local chap with a rolling road who sets up your timing & carb etc for around £40, having been quoted around £250 plus for this previously by another company, this is something I will persue in the not too distant future. His usual day to day stuff is tuning grass tracking engines.

    On a separate note, seals between master cylinder (master cylinder fitted a few months ago) & the reservoir were leaking like a bitch. Sourced a master cylinder seal repair kit from Bigg red in Worcester, the kit comes with 6 seals but I only needed the large ones for the reservoir.

    The seals in the kit had a rim on them (think top hat shape) to act as a cushion between the master cylinder & the reservoir on top whereas my exiting ones didnt. With calming words from Francis assuring me they were actually the right ones, I fitted them & all seems to be good, reservoir took a bit of pushing & wriggling to push back into place, will road test the car over the weekend.
    My only concern is if the brakes need bleeding but i'm fairly sure it will be ok as the master cylinder remained full of fluid & I refilled slowly & then applied the brakes a few times nice & gently, a few tiny bubbles rose up with the first 2 pedal movements but fingers crossed it should be ok.
     
  36. Laser

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    Going to inform the power of your new wheels ? ...
    :banana:
     
  37. Lord Flasheart

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    Daft sod :D/>/> :D/>/>

    Yes I will fess up that a most enjoyable trip to Laser towers resulted in trip to the hallowed "loft" for a tyre, as you do, to fit to a rim (whose provenance is a little special), to add to the other three wheels & tyres supplied from the extensive spares dept at Laser HQ, so I can remove my Ghia ones to get them re-furbed & leave biscuit sat on this borrowed spare set :headbang::/>/>

    Plans are underway for biscuit to go away to a mates for some love & attention, to arrest the small amount of tin worm around a few of her edges & to ensure its long term enjoyment.
     
  38. Crash & Burn

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    I got to see the loft, an impressive place bigger than it looks. I think it refills with parts automatically too. :thumbup1: The plans sound good, add many years to it...
     
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    And so it begins ..... will add suitable operation name later.

    First thing, get wife a horse so she can fill a long time ambition & keep her happy / distracted ... check

    Second, this very morning, Biscuit is having an MOT, is it really 12 months since I got her .....

    Third, Arrange with wing commander to come over & we strip interior, seats, carpets, panels etc & exterior bumpers, lights etc ......

    Forth, Send to my mates restoration business, have a go at the wheels myself & do a few days at my mates doing a few grotty jobs so I can say I did a bit & then wait about 8 weeks.

    I wonder if this plan will actually work :smokin:
     
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    I'm sure the plan will. With all good plans, the planning is key and it looks like this has been meticulously done. The horse bit is pure genius . And looks like you have help from one of our scenes greatest assets in your Wing Commander. Keep regular posts please with more pics !!! That way we will only know if the plan is working well or not ! As for a name........hmm thinking caps on - Operation Laser Guidance??
     
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    [quote name='70's Retro Kid' timestamp='1423299063' post='352102']
    As for a name........hmm thinking caps on - Operation Laser Guidance??
    [/quote]

    Surely the name should be - Laser Guided Missile Mission?

    Looking forward to seeing the progress Gary.
     
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    Ha Ha yeah !
     
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    Ooh I like operation laser guidance ........ so very true .... gotta be good to beat that .... any more offers folks ?
     
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    Good news about the mot and horse acquisition
    Planning to decend on a Sunday very soon
     
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    Laser guided mission :D :D

    Thanks Rob, quite excited TBH

    Well stage one ..... check

    Stage 2 .... check

    Stage 3 .... in the planning :smokin:
     
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    Forth - a river starting in the Trossachs .. .. wending its way to the north sea after passing Grangemouth, Edinburgh and the Bass Rock ...

    Fourth (4th) that position in the chart between third & fifth .. !
    pedant at work - I'll get ma coat !
     
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    :D/> :D/> :D/>

    You got me mate ...... typed while excited :duh:/> :duh:/>

    However, "Forth - a river staring in the Trossachs" ..... whilst Im sure its a very popular river, "starting" or rising in the Trossachs, is it really a star ? :D/> :D/> :D/>

    I'll get my coat too :D/> ..... off to show some enthusiasm for the memsahibs horse & earn brownie points.


    Back to the MOT for just a moment, no adviseries & emmisions were spot on too so proper chuffed ..... paranoid now about spelling ;)/>
     
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    Stage 3 of Operation Laser Guidance scheduled for tomorrow.

    Many box's, self sealing plastic bags in various sizes & sticky labels in position to put all the bits & bobs in so we stand a chance of putting it all back together.

    More importantly, Crusty bread, bacon, sausage & eggs all ready to fuel the day with the obligatory tea & coffee.

    Cant wait :smokin:
     
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    All set ...
    Laser fuelled.
    Tool box ready see you tomorrow morning.
     
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    Laser guided mission? (not missile)
    hope all goes well with it[​IMG]
     
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    Arrived 10:00am entire capri stripped to rolling shell excepting : Glass
    casualties
    2 rear side mouldings rear arch pegs (usual)
    which can be refitted
    One Ghia side badge these were fitted with blackmastic and pins and clips !!
    and two door side moulding clips
    so all in all I call that a result !
    finished job at 17:00
    interior stripped as well
    all seats and carpets

    usual holes in the floor are tiny on the front foot well lower lip


    Entire car is 100% original even down to the interior ..yes the build sheet was there

    even managed to remove the vinyl roof edge trims with no distortion and all clips 100% intact

    finished job at 17:00

    Did not take too may pictures as you can guess the spanners and screw drivers were at full speed !

    The car is now ready to roll into phase II trip to the body shop ..

    But suffice to say ...
    We came we saw We Stripped it !
    Flash now has a large collection of bags and bits to clean and tidy in readiness for the return to concourse show condition ..
    And an empty coffee jar and fridge !
    Many thanks to Spud for his help
    Flash and his excellent domestic manager (Sarah ) for the wonderful mega breakfast ...
     
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    top work sir Francis and Spud, looks like Sarah is going shopping tomorrow
    look forward to seeing the results Flash
     
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    Excellent work. No real horrors uncovered. I will watching progress on this Operation with interest. Look like it has already started with a very efficient mission accomplished!!!
     
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  57. Lord Flasheart

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    Cheers chaps, The wing co & flight sergeant spud did a fabulous job today, may sound daft but I thoroughly enjoyed it, watching your car get progressively lighter & lighter :smokin:/>

    I guess patience, finding this forum & getting huge assistance from a few really good people putting up with my dumb arse questions & a bit of good fortune helped me find Biscuit, have to say that at every turn she hasn't disappointed & fortunate that its just the genuine car we hoped it was.

    Just got to wait for a space to open up at mates place & off she goes, wont be a 5 minute job but really excited ;)/>

    Huge huge thanks to Team Ellingworth :headbang::/>
     
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    4mm bolts with 7mm nuts let into the pins that broke off
    then refixed in place using combination of heating and welding them into the remains of the bolt holders and then a mix of epoxy adhesive to secure them in place.
    sure beats tiger sealing on the moulding as that's a one way ticket if you ever need to remove them in the future
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    Did very similar my self, works a treat. Nice photos to demo.
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    Top job wing co & its supposed to be your day off !!!

    I have been bead blasting various brackets in my lunch hour & after hours, washer bottle cradle took some doing, gonna take some time to get everything done but never going to have a better opportunity, feel like a kid at christmas, need to do a stock take of satin black & primer spray cans :smokin:
     
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    Liking this :thumbup1: , and now wondering when we'll see Spud's build thread on his own car. I think he's ready...
     
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    between your good self & ADB in the 'Cora' thread, side mouldings made easy !!!
    theres some great solutions for some crappy stuff on our Capris in this forum
     
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    Roger that :headbang::
     
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    Was asked today for the position of the holes for the Ghia badges on the wings, now that mine have been removed from Biscuit & it has the original Ford wings on it.

    I have measured both the passenger & drivers side.

    From the back of the wing edge, nearest the door, on both sides, the holes are forward of this edge approx 138mm to the middle of the holes.

    Now for the height, I measured this three times both sides to make sure I wasn't going daft.

    Measuring up from the body moulding top edge (or rather where it was on mine), the distance to the lower hole centre on the passenger side is 162mm.

    Doing the same on the drivers side, the lower hole centre is 178mm up from the body moulding. Ford not as fussy as you might think it would appear, aim for 170mm should make it about right :headbang::/>
     
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    Today's learning point is Red neck 50-50 mix of Acetone & ATF does work to free off rusty bolts on Capri bumpers ..... oh yes :headbang:: :headbang::
     
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    Been looking at options for stainless screws / bolts for when the refit begins, not for bling, just for longevity
     
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    SS is the way to go .. saves a million ills in the future, but just watch out if you are replacing anything safety orientated, but there are even options to change the nuts and washers on tensile bolts, when the bolt takes the load, but the nut only holds it in place, not actually under load itself ...
    one of the most helpful guys I have come across .. http://stainlessmiddleton.co.uk/ ..
    you can specify the thread size and the hex size, he will do one-offs for ya! .. of note, rear spring hanger nuts, rear spring front bolt nuts, front ARB nuts ... you think it, he'll do it
    really enjoying your thread
     
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    Good suggestions for stainless are headlamp bezzle cheese head bolts and rear light screws
     
  71. Lord Flasheart

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    Thanks for that link mate, saved to my favorites :smokin:/>

    Following the plan, operation laser guidance :D :D I have now got all stainless bits ordered for rear light screws, door edging strip screws, whole bunch of M5 screw head bolts for grill & lights etc & the black aluminium rivets for window outer frame
     
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    hi Gary looking good m8, what sizes did you order for rear lights m8?
     
  73. Lord Flasheart

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    These are the ones I got mate

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-FORD-CAPRI-ESCORT-RS2000-HARRIER-MEXICO-SPORT-LASER-2-8i-280-BROOKLAND-LIGHT-/111605299682?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=Es9EIZzKG23ikGRDhsUtbl1roCk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

    Started at 99p, got bid up to £1.24, how rude ........ Feel sure the seller will have more, look at his other items, they arrived today, I bought the side trim ones too, again only 99p & i got a refund on the 2nd postage automatically .... seems a descent seller :headbang::/>
     
  74. Lord Flasheart

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    Biscuit is still in the garage, waiting more patiently than I am for the trip to the bodyshop.

    Its amazing how many replacement stainless fittings, nuts, bolts, screws etc you can find for sale when your twiddling your thumbs :duh: :duh:
     
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    Feel your frustration mate. Be patient. Every day is a day nearer. Regards. Jez.
     
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    Cheers Nial :thumbup1: you are a gentleman sir

    All being well, Biscuit is off to the bodyshop tomorrow ....... fingers crossed :D
     
  78. Lord Flasheart

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    Stage four of operation Laser guidance is underway at last.

    As I type, Biscuit will be arriving at the bodyshop. Will be tinkering myself doing something suitably menial a couple of days later next week ....... be prepared to be bored rigid with photo's or updates possibly meaningless to the more experienced folks here but selfishly will be nice to look back on for me :D/>/>/>/> & if it helps anybody in the future, so much the better :headbang::/>
     
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    Now we wait. ....
    Then the fun bit... building up the finished product
     
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    Well this week, I spent 2 very long, tiring & thoroughly enjoyable days doing some menial stuff on biscuit at my mates workshop. Big decision to be taken was do the wings come off.

    The condition of the car underneath is very original & unmolested, all of the original underseal is there & in good shape. The question was, do we take the wings off to be 100% sure of the condition between the inner & outer wings & ease of working on the inner wing rails etc.
    We decided on balance to leave the wings in place with all the lovely factory spot welds. In order to access the inner wings & deal with a sticky cam follower we decided that the engine needed to come out.

    So, the engine was stripped to allow the new timing gear, oil pump & new shaft & replace the cam followers. Original timing gear looks very good & pleasingly the cam shows very little wear.

    So, my job on day one was to heat up & scrape off with a chisel, the underseal up inside the top of the wings where the inner & outer join is. Also remove the underseal from all around the inner wheel arch edge about an inch or so in.

    Next was more heat gun action to scrape the stone chip off the sills & bottom wing edges, hands looked like chopped ham with cuts, scrapes & a bloody great blister but all very rewarding.

    So to Friday jobs, finish underneath passenger wing, repeated de-grease & clean up the auto box case, all back to aluminium, considered painting it but will leave it natural finish.

    Next was using copious amounts of gunk inside the engine bay, behind the grill/valance & frame rails..... unbelievably its all still factory blue in various shades. Its exposed a couple of surface spots that will need treating so although not the original plan, it will now get painted under there but not all glossed up, will aim for some kind of satin finish like the original.

    Finished the day & continued yesterday morning cleaning off various special bolts to be re-plated & re used, others will be replaced by stainless or new plated items.

    So, this week I will be doing more of the same during my lunch hour & after work at my mates for an hour or so, cleaning up bits & pieces, some to be plated, painting some. The cross member, front springs, brake shields, sump & various other bits will go off for shot blasting, to be painted later. Wont be powder coating stuff as it cant be touched up like paint can.

    Loving being a small part of it doing the menial stuff like cleaning, de-greasing etc, it keeps the costs down but there is also a bit of me in the car too.

    Photo's at some point when I take some & do the photo bucket thing, hopefully wing co may post up a couple for me in the meantime.

    Hope this isnt too boring for folks :headbang::/>
     
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    Quietly .. the Biscuit restoration progresses :
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    Hopefully more photo's to follow, engine parts were primed & painted yesterday :headbang::/>

    That thermostat housing was a NOS one a jeep mate had, couldn't leave it as it was so I gave it a little love. Apart from a sticky cam follower, there was nothing wrong with the engine but for ease of access to the body it had to come out.

    The usual thing followed, while its out we can check this, do that etc etc. suffice to say it has been stripped, new timing gear set, new cam & followers, new oil pump & shaft, new rings & a whole lot of cleaning, cleaning & a bit more cleaning.

    I'm absolutley loving going round after work (they call me the night shift lol )& saturday mornings doing what I can, I get pointed to whatever needs doing, mostly cleaning, rubbing down, masking, taking stuff away to blast & fettle at work, have bits n bobs made & bring them home to paint.

    A good way to go yet but the first paint to go on stuff is a corner turned I reckon :thumbup1:/>
     
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    :thumbup1: looking good mate, looking forward to seeing it. keep up the good work.
     
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    Slowly slowly, hours of cleaning & buffing parts is paying off.

    I will try & get a photo of the huge amount of parts that have been cleaned & plated, every conceivable bolt & washer & pipe worth saving, which is most except those by the exhaust manifold, they will be replaced, new ford track rod ends & new ford bushes for the track control arms.

    I must get a photo of the auto box, cleaned it off with gunk & a scotchbrite pad & it came up beautifully, wont be painting that as its was not corroded at all.

    The paint used on the engine is aircraft paint, once on, you cant touch it for 36 hours & is fully cured after 7 days, its every conceivable fluid resistant & will only come off by sanding ..... or so the label says :thumbup1:
     
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    Enjoying the updates Gary. Keep em coming. Top work going on with all that prep work. What colour is your car ? Regards, Jez
     
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    She is beautiful mate. Can't wait to see it all finished. Gorgeous Colour that blue is. Keep posting the pics. Are you keeping her standard?
     
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    Lord Flasheart Registered Capri Power Member

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    Fantastic Sir. Yup did same with my seats and I had to get CCI shelf too. Glad you are keeping her standard. Saw your carpet labels earlier as well - you can probably tell I am a fan of standard especially where there are not many examples of a certain model, colour left. Keep at it mate.
     
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    Thanks Jez ;)

    The best thing is that Biscuit is unmolested, just needs her tatty edges sorting out to aide longevity but as is always the case, you dig a little bit & its a case of while its at this stage we may as well do this & for not much more we can ... & this ... & of course that ........... & so it goes :D

    But as I always say, its your car, you do what you want to it, dont matter if not my taste :headbang::
     
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    Great work Gary. Looks like a very fine car is being put back together. The endless cleaning and painting of parts is painful but well worth it in the end. Keep it up mate and I agree with each to their own and not being too anal about some details.
     
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    Your such a tease Wing co :D ......... to hell with the retail game, lets have some pictures ;)
     
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    So that's how all those Capris get so nice, like that? :thumbup1: Your detail work will pay off as it all goes back together, and through the time you spend driving it. Car care with Fran involved, always exemplary stuff. :guitar3:
     
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    Between Francis & my pretty much life long mate Alan who's restoration business its at, there are no prizes for second place ;)

    Just hope my bank balance matches the enthusiasm of the 3 of us :D
     
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    Lord Flasheart Registered Capri Power Member

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    Location:
    Worcester
    Drives:
    Panzer, Jeep, CBR600, 3.0 Ghia
    Statement, what statement ....... dont know what you mean ???? Capri, What Capri ???? Ahhh that Capri my love, just having a service & a bit of a spruce up, nothing to see really ..... moving on ...... whats for dinner did you say ??

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  100. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    excellent work going on here, well done Gary (may I call you Gary, never having met)
    love the pics of the Essex, one of my favourite engines ... built a couple in the past, when they are good they are very good .. may yet go back .. but!
    the work you are carrying out is excellent, and I am thoroughly enjoying your story here .. the intrusion by Sir Fran de Laser is also very interesting ... all that knowledge is a fine mine to tap into ..
    hope all goes well with only minor hiccoughs along the way ...
     

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