STOLEN - B54 Odx between mid august-11 September

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  1. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    Great build, should absolutely fly.
     
  2. mgentry90

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    Looking to get the car MOT ready, for when the time comes. Spent the last few hours faffing with washer jets!

    mended up removing pump from motor of rear setup and lubricating that. Easy enough, then had to clean out the rear washer jet, then aim it correctly up and down and up and down until correct. Had to clear out the passenger from jet also then set them up. Now working. Lights to check next as noticed one sidelight isn't working. Will also roll it out and change out the front suspension top mounts.
     
  3. caprinerd

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    im working on getting mine ready as well just ripped all wiring out and replaced it all
     
  4. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Just replaced the strut tops, seems quieter over the rough ground I tested it on. No harsh clunks like I had previously but will need more testing.

    Lights can wait, not will be a while away anyway
     
  5. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Noticed the paint above my brake reservoir has gone bubbly textured. Anyone have this issue with the brake fluid breathing on it?
     
  6. caprinerd

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    not had this issue at all
     
  7. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    This is the problem, and this is what the top of my cap looks like. I'm sure it should be plastic but the plastic has disintegrated
     
  8. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    looking at it id say invest in a new cap if its disintegrating its not forming a seal, it should be plastic throw some water on the effected area as water is a neutraliser for brake/clutch fluid flatten it all down, mask the area off and give it a repaint
     
  9. Clockwork Orange

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

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    sidelights -
    - Grey/Red wire from fusebox - same fuse does the tails .. drivers side
    - Grey/Black wire from fusebox - same fuse does the tails .. LHS ..
    if the tail lamps are all working, try the connector on back of the headlamp unit .. then the bulb ..
     
  10. trevster mk 2

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    good luck with the m.o.t mike
     
  11. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    keep us up to date with the results
     
  12. Clockwork Orange

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

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    that top looks OK!
    rubber ... means you can press it down, to mimic low fluid, illuminating the warning lamp (ignition on !)
    make sure that the spades in the plastic shroud are clean, and the 3 receptacles in the black boot are tight & clean ..
    its wired like -
    Handbrake - fluid warning cct.JPG
     
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  13. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks all, thanks clockwork. I will maybe get time at the weekend to take a look at the lighting niggles I have. No MOT booked just yet but I might think about it more just so I get to have a drive in it. Will update you all
     
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  14. mgentry90

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    Still no MOT arranged, instead opted to make it a little bit quicker.

    ordered new afm, uprated fuel Pump, boost controller, ecu chip, bigger injectors.

    E4DA172D-B6AE-49DF-8BCE-DB9D6710FBF6.jpeg Tried fitting a socket into my ecu for the chip to go in but balls it up and ecu. At least I gave it a shot! Replacement ecu coming from a mate of mine and I'll take it to a electronics repair place to have the chip done by a pro.

    waiting for afm to come from Australia, injectors already in the engine and rest will be done one weekend.

    should see around 300hp give or take.
     
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  15. mgentry90

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    Cut off air flow meter plug today and soldered on the correct one to suit the replacement z32 air flow meter. Also fitted a manual boost controller in the turbo wastegate line. Need to buy some fittings for the fuel pump before that gets fitted. Other than that I'm waiting for the air flow meter to arrive and need to buy the ecu and get that chip fitted before it's able to start the engine again.
     
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  16. Nick

    Nick A human. Being. Staff Member Forum Tech

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    I think I have some spare ECUs mate, give me a shout if you want me to look. You can have for the price of postage
     
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  17. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Nearly there with the engine changes. Fuel pump on, just finished fixing a leak on one of the injectors which seems to have been from an oring that wasn't sitting right and got squished on the way into the rail. Ecu donated by nick the beast, which I had someone with more patience and ability to fit the chip into. Air flow meter arrived from aus which leads to the next problem to solve, need to buy some reducer hose and a new turbo inlet flange to suit the bigger afm size. eBay to the rescue, parts should come next week. Then it's a running test for the engine. Pretty sure the alternator that was professionally refurbished a good while back has already packed up again as my battery is getting 18v pumped into it.

    will update soon.
     
  18. Clockwork Orange

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

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    rectifier unit in the alternator has failed.. replacements can be inserted ...
     
  19. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Clockwork your right, I fitted both a new alternator and the voltage regulator for the dash and now it works fine. I went with a new alternator after I pulled the existing one apart incorrectly and messed it up.
     
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  20. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

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    18v makes for some seriously bright headlights, without going HID, had it happen on an old Lotus Cortina.
     
  21. Clockwork Orange

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

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    and burn the points completely... had it happen with my Mk1 on way home from Glasgows west end to home.. absolutely everything switched on, and still stuttering..
    found and fixed by swapping the alternator out ...
     
  22. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Keep an eye out please. Many years of my life and cash flow went into funding this addiction.
     
  23. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Sorry to hear this. Just read the details.
     
  24. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    Get it on everywhere, make it too hot to handle, l hope you get it back in good condition and the bar stewards responsible rot in hell.
     
  25. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    i was out till 1am looking as it was seen in a layby in my area but the area was a large area to cover, the Van is in fact a Renault Traffic not Espace that towed it away
     
  26. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    It's posted on Buy Sell Cortina, with a bit of luck, the/they persons responsible will not damage it and just abandon it.
     
  27. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    It's now on the mig welding and Build Hub forums.
     
  28. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Somebody suggested using astronomy software on the photos / videos to try and clean up the van number plate. I'll ask my brother, he's into that.
     
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  29. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    funny (not in the slightest) that you say mig welding forum. They stole my mig welder too that was by the door. But nothing else was touched. As far as I can see, just the welder with empty bottle, and the car.
     
  30. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    What welder was it, any pics? Another avenue to explore, see if it comes up on Gumtree etc.
     
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    Any update on this? Hoping you have got it back?
     

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