My 28i S

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  1. Backitoff

    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Thanks for the friendly welcome guys.
    It does seem strange bringing Cologne to essex, rather than the other way round!
    Yes, brakes are dire compared to modern stuff. Gulp!!
    Got a couple of pics....... more to follow.
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    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    people mad, round the bend, up the wall, crazy and nuts
    looking under the front wing i see a nice new bolt so looks like a fresh restoration car or never been out in the wet
     
  3. Clockwork Orange

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

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    Stainless bolt on the ARB mounting..
    So recent work and great care..
    I use A4 stainless on stuff like that..
     
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  4. Backitoff

    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    The last owner restored the underneath and all inner arches etc 9 years ago and its not seen the rain since. Its a credit to him tbh. He has done a great job.
    Luckily no welding to the underside was needed.
     
  5. Backitoff

    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    I have to correct my last post. Ive jyst been through some of the bills and it was 2017 he did the resto underneath. Not been wet since.
     
  6. Backitoff

    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Couple of questions…….
    My car has a stainless Magnex system right through. It’s in great condition as it’s hardly done any miles, and the invoice I found for it shows it cost a whopping £488 in the 90’s but I just can’t stand the look of the tailpipes.
    I was going to cut the fat tailpipe bit off and weld some 50mm stainless pipe on so it was just the same bore as the rest. Another (probably better) option would be to replace the rear sections with a couple of stainless back boxes, but I’m not sure if the standard systems join where mine does, and the bore size may differ. Can anyone shed any light? (See image) AE7B5A7F-5DE1-4050-B761-55714466E6A6.jpeg CFD36BB3-E705-49E5-928C-D11E8A26401B.jpeg 637EADAC-BFD8-4E3D-B8FC-ACB1792C7538.jpeg
    From memory, I only remember the standard exhausts having one silencer before the axle, but the Magnex fitted has two, is my memory as bad as I suspect it is?
     
  7. classiccapri

    classiccapri Registered Capri Power Member

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    One box and a kidney type box before the axle on standard 2.8i

    In also interested in the rear ARB, that doesn't look standard.
     
  8. Clockwork Orange

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

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    If you don’t like the tip size Backi, cut and sleeve with a standard diameter section.. if the rest of the system is in good order there is no point getting rid..
    tbh, there will be folk out there who will take those tips on, so cut a decent bit in front to enable a join!
    The join up there by the spring is at odds with other systems I have seen, so looks like Magnex do things their own way..
    You got pics of the main run??
     
  9. Clockwork Orange

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

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    28i had a 14mm rear ARB…
    that looks quite alright, albeit extremely clean!
     
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    kenny james Registered Capri Power Member

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    I like the tail pipes, I notice they join just above the axle and I would be more inclined to remove and replace rather than cut them off, you may also get some money back on the used ones. Nice car.
     
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    classiccapri Registered Capri Power Member

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    The chamfer and threads don't look right to me, but it's been a very long time..
     
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    Dont hear of the Magnex system being used much now, always janspeed or Sportex but really good to see an old school up grade system all be the tips arent to you like
     
  13. Backitoff

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    I agree, too nice to cut off so would rather replace rear silencers. Does anyone know the outer diameter of the standard pipes? And are the rear section joints in the ‘normal’ place? I don’t want to get into any complications, just a straight swap over would be perfect.
    Re nice car, It’s the first classic car I’ve bought that has already been brought up to a good standard. I’m a little suspicious until I’ve taken a few things off and done some little jobs. But so far, the last owner has done me and himself proud. Thanks for the comment!
     
  14. Clockwork Orange

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

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    dont think those pipe joins are in a standard position above the spring..
    As I recall the last join for the tail-pipes is at the 90degree upturn out the centre box, before the pipes cross over the axle..
     
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    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Yep it’s an old school brand. Very happy to say I found the bill for it in with all the paperwork.
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    wow even rarer
     
  17. Clockwork Orange

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

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    the lifetime warranty will be while you own it and the vehicle you paid for it to be fitted to ..
    stunning paperwork .. so thats you with Magnex system on 'for life' then.. ..
     
  18. Backitoff

    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Interesting how the guarantee works.
    Not sure on the system for life. I may revert back to my original plan and remove thends for some plain 50mm stainless pipe. I can always revert back if i fancy a change.
    Seems a bit costly to have to change a perfectly good quality exhaust just because of the tailpipes.
     
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    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Very lucky with paperwork. I have copys of log books back to original owner, service invoices etc etc. There is even the newspaper pages of adverts when the car was sold each time.

    I didnt even go through all the paperwork when i bought it. Glad i didnt tbh, i'd have probably ended up paying more for it lol!
     
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    The best colour capri IMO, wish I didn't sell my old C plate one in that colour.
    Lovely nice and clean condition Sir.
     
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    Careful grinding/flap disc or die grinder the welds that hold on the talipipes, l recently repaired a stainless steel system that had damage to it, then repolished it, looks as good as new. Are the welds stainless or other?
     
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    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Welds are stainless. The welds will clean up a treat after welding new bits on. I intend to polish the last 6" or so.
    Ill make sure its as invisible as possible, and also factor in rewelding the cut bits back on should i ever want to. Thanks for advice.
     
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    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Whilst my car was on the ramp having the geo done this morning, I took the oportunity to take a few images of the underside. 20211007_094710.jpg 20211007_094701.jpg 20211007_094652.jpg 20211007_094648.jpg 20211007_094643.jpg 20211007_094638.jpg
     
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    Wow...
    That is clean.
     
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    Seconded, very clean. Amazing after all these years.
     
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    Backitoff Active Member Capri Power Member

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    All credit to the previous owner. He has done a great job of preserving another Capri. He made me promise not to drive it in the rain, I did promise, but I had my fingers crossed so it doesn’t count!
     
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    Capris must be used, I am the worst culprit for not adhering to this, last classic I drove was April 21, my daughter's MK1 Cortina.
     
  28. Clockwork Orange

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

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    Thing is, rust is a reaction caused by oxygen, so they will still rust just being stood up.
    Also still attract dampness, so interiors still spoil, bearings and seals dry out..
    And brake systems can degrade badly when not used...
    Better to run & maintain..
     
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    In my younger days, I would do the mechanical side, get the car primered and then drive the doors off it, depending on who I was courting and who l was trying to impress, that may have resulted in a full finished paint job, my first Capri was just a drive and enjoy car, it did everything it said on the tin.
     
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