Wim's MK1 V4 1700 Capri

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  1. WimC

    WimC Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hello guys,
    I bought myself a MK1 Capri in november 2017, although I'm belgian I had to get it in the netherlands.
    It had allready 5 owners, it was originally Tawny Brown, and had a 1500 V4 engine in it. When I bought it, it was white and had a 1700 HC V4 engine in it. The previous owner offered me a cologne V6 block with it, but it was broken, so I didn't take that offer. The original number plate is kinda cool, it was 88-19-RS, I can't keep it though as I have to import the car into Belgium..
    Here are some pictures of it:
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    It will be a long restoring process, because I only have time in the week, and mostly only one or two evenings.

    So I started stripping down the car and I found rust, and more rust, and when I looked closer, I saw that there was even more rust. If you had to explain to somebody how much rust there was, they would answer with: 'Wow, that's really a lot of rust'. A quick analyse led to the conclusion that I needed new sills, new door pillars, new bits of floor, and a lot of courage, but this was all a bit calculated so I was not suprised. I already did buy some (expensive) replacement metal.
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    The interior is in good shape, except the floor carpet. The engine runs, but i'll revise it. The gearbox is also in good shape, and the clutch felt like recently renewed.

    After stripping the car, my workplace was full of parts which needed to be tackled. (and my wife complained a bit that there were car parts everywhere) So I decide to start working on one part at a time and finish it so it can be stored safely.
    So this are the bits and pieces I have done so far:
    1. The airfilter
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    2. radiator:
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    3. heater fan:
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    I also did the wiper system, the heater box but I don't have pictures of that.
    Now I'm busy with the drivers door (so the LEFT one).
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    The door is completly stripped, and new metal is placed where the old is rot.
    Don't shoot me, this are my first welding/metal works, so it's not perfect.
    New piece at the underside:
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    New piece for one of the two corners:
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    So that's where I am now.
    I'll hope to get some tips and tricks here.
     
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    The forum only allows me to "like" your thread once. Not enough. You're off to a splendid start, and we'll want to follow your work all the way through.
    If you don't find the tips & tricks on your own, there are plenty of members to help point the way. So far, excellent. :cool:
     
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    Thanks for the reply! Means a lot!
     
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    There she is, the rusty 1700 ! And I was not ready to see that much tbh :D
    Off to a great start, please keep us updated during the whole process !

    Cheers !
     
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    Welcome Wim...
    a lot of work & a great start to your story line..
    LD = March 1971 build, very well saved...
     
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    I will surely do!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Well, if that's your first attempt at metal work, keep it up, you know definateley what you are doing, l do have a passion for Mk1's as my dad use to have a nice 1600 GXLR.
     
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    Excellent start to what I am sure will be a great story.

    Please continue sharing your hard work & photo's :) ............ don't rush it, when I did my Mk3 we kept saying to ourselves, do it once, do it properly ;)

    I know what you mean about the wife complaining, I had most of the interior in our dining room for 16 months :) ........ she will learn to love it.

    Very best of luck with your car ;)
     
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    I watched many youtube tutorials, and practiced on some scrap metal first :)
     
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    Thanks! Well, I'm obliged to put everything at the attic or in the garage itself, I don't think she will fall in love with that :)
     
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    This is excellent work to save a brilliant histrionic Mk1 Capri. Very good welding from the photos you have sent. Is the 1500/ 1700 V4 engine a shorter version of the Cologne V6 or the Essex V6 ?
     
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    It's a Cologne V4 :) The Essex V4 was a 2 litre
     
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    hehe .. Essex did a 1700 for the transits and corsairs too ..
    :p .. just never fitted to Capri
     
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    Ah thats what I was thinking of, a mate had a 1700 Essex in his early Transit.
     
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    Didn't know that :)
     
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    Some progress to report :)
    I bought myself a carburator repair kit!
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    So, next step will be revising the carburator :) Ideal job to do in the winter.

    Also some smaller parts tackled:
    Before:
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    Dismantled:
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    Rubber is cleaned, switch is tested, and the metal is rubbed down and had some new paint which is now drying.
    A photo of the assembled finished part will be posted later on.

    The heater radiator is being tested, and has no leaks at all, and is cleaned.
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    The heater itself is cleaned, and the metal parts being sanded and painted. Pictures will follow.

    I've also tested the indicator stalk, and it's working perfectly, the only thing about it, is that there is a small part missing :(
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    Does anyone know how I could fix this?
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    That's a simple push button on this end of the stalk... Maybe if you find another broken stalk and mix the parts ? :p
     
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    Do you have a broken stalk by coincidence? :D
     
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    Nope ! :p
     
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    BOOOOO
     
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    Maybe I have pieces of my old stalks that I can send you.
    will check if there are any.
    I had the same problem and then gone overboard so there could be leftovers that you could use. But from my relocation they where fused afterwords on the stalk .
    http://craftomoto.com/steering-wheel-stalks/
     
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    That would be great! I've checked, and a whole stalk is really expensive to buy while I just need the button on the end :)
     
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    So I've found a button, but I don't find out how it should be attached. This is the end of the stalk:
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    And this is the button:
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    The button does fit perfectly but it does not attach to anything..
    Does someone knows the atonomy of such stalk?
     
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    I need to inform you that I destroyed the stalks in process of removal.
    please note that there are probably 2-5 types of stalks that were mounted on various models or even aftermarket parts so you could have an issue with compatibility .
    As for the picture that button looks like a latch type washer (don't know correct therm) you push it in and the teeth bite the round shaft,
     
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    Hmm, I'll let it sink a bit about the stalk.
    So, recieved a new resistor for the heater:

    Out with the old:
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    In with the new:
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    Thanks at CapriGear for this :)
     
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    That old resistor looks nasty :D
     
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    And very unsafe, it was still functioning though, but when I removed it, some bits and pieces were already falling off.
     
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    It's bathing time!
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    It was a stress releasing process to dismantle the whole carburettor. All the parts are now at a colleague of my, who has a ultrasonic bath like you see in the picture. I'm excited to put it back together and see the final result.

    Meanwhile I also started at the headlights, especially the bowl where they sit in. I'm not fully ready yet, but I thought the current progress would be worth showing.
    before:
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    after:
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    And I bought gaskets! Lots of them! And some other parts :)
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    One headlight unit done!
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    Result:
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    Great build and progress pics !
    Nice to see a Belgian Capri being born so to speak
     
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    There is progress!
    The Solex carburetor is fully rebuild with new gaskets and membrames!
    A very relaxing and fun job to do with all bits and pieces.
    Before:
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    After:
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    I also dismantled the grill and polisched the shiny bits, and repainted the vertical black bits:
    Before:
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    Between:
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    After:
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    nice work Wim, do you still need a stalk as i have some if it's just the stalk you need as the connections don't work
     
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    Hi, I sure can. Are they Mk1? I didn't know you could dismantle them :)
     
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    Some updates!
    Brake booster needed a lot of love:
    Before: (already washed the gunk of it)
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    After:
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    The master cylinder is also up for revision. New seals are ordered, together with special tools to hoon it so it will be perfect again:
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    Already done the outside:
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    It was challenging, but I was able to clean the inside of the reservoir with soapy water and tiny nuts which were small enough to go in the chambres:
    Before:
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    After:
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    Some progress made:
    The dynamo is revised by replacing it's bearing, coal brushes, some cleaning, painting and testing.
    Before:
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    After:
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    Also finally got the 3d printed clips of a friend, to replace to old and broken ones. They hold the headlamp in the headlight bowl, if someone also needs these pm me.
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    Completely finished and ready to reinstall when the time is there:

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    I'm also busy with deanodizing the aluminium window trims, and sand/polish them back to new. It's not a simple job and requires quite some elbow grease. A proper metal polishing set is also ordered as I first tried to polish them with the tools I use to polish regular paint.
     
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    There are some felt flap discs on eBay, about £5.00 each, flatted out my trim with 600 then 1000 then 1500 then some blue buffing soap on the felt disc, and comes up like chrome, just got to watch the speed of your grinder as l think the max speed is about 6000rpm. If it is the kit l purchased, there are scotchbrite flap discs, the blue one which is meant to be final finish before the felt disc, is too coarse, l re did all of mine with the above grades of wet and dry.
     
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    I have such a felt flap disc but I can't regulate the rpm on my axle grinder. And I also not have the blue bar to do that properly yet. The kit i'll buy is also not that expensive and is designed to go on a drill, so I have my hope there.
     
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    I've found a GT 6 dial dash to match with my V4 1700 GT engine! Thx to 'mrsquid' :)
    The body was of it was cracked, but the body of my own 4 dial dash wasn't. So combined the two, cleaned it thoroughly, and carefully painted the rings.
    The only thing to do still, is checking how I can redo the heater fascia with the small symbols. I'm thinking of creating a sticker or something.
    Original 4 dial:
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    Combination process:
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    result:
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    The ignition coil is also redone;
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    And the master brake cylinder is after getting a correct honing tool, and having the correct kit of seals, also been put back together:
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    Our member Mellow Yellow once made me some fine stickers for the heater panel, and does other graphics. I hear he's easier to find on some Facebook Capri thing, but many of our members have been pleased with his help.
     
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    Hi Wim,
    great build you're tackling. Looking forward to more updates.
    Would love to come over and take a look at your Capri!
    Cheers,
    Marc

    PS: goe bezig !
     
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    Thx! Indeed, you're not from that far unlike the most people here :)
     
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    Last month I bought a blast cabinet, which helped me a lot to blast and clean a lot of parts.
    It works so good to get all rust and dirt of it in even the smallest cracks, and when painted the result is really satisfying.

    I started off with the horn. In my enthousiasm I did forget to take 'before' pictures, so here's the finished result:
    20190504_180030.jpg 20190504_180040.jpg

    Then I tackled the thermostat housing.
    Before:
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    After:
    I'm not quite sure about the color though, it's a high temperature paint and the color is 'Titanium silver blue' which I intend to use on some other engine parts like the intake manifold. Opinions?
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    After a lot of WD40, man power, unfortunately two broken bolts and some blood, sweat and tears, the front brake calipers came of.
    Both were very dirty and rusty:
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    So I had a blast with them:
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    And after paint they do look like new:
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    I ordered new rubber seals, bleeding valve, brake pads and mounting bolts to finish the build of these.
    I also removed the fuel tank, as this will be probably the next thing I tackle.
    And discovered that the whole exhaust is completely shot:
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    And as last I degreased and cleaned the fan. Not a big job, but it's satisfying!
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    Small updates.
    Fan pulley blasted, prepped and painted:
    20190508_100255.jpg
    (looks good with the fan imo)

    Fuel tank is out and what a relief. There is no rust inside! So only cleaning up the outside will do the trick for this.
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    Handbrake lever is also done. Blasted, prepped and painted the metal on the lower part, and thouroughly cleaned the upper part:
    Before:
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    After:
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    The fuel tank filling pipe: (with locking cap)
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    And the fuel tank flap:
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    Very convincing results. I'll spend more money.
     
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    I can give you my bank details if you want to spend money on it :D
     
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    Another small update:
    The tank is stripped, prepped and painted:
    Cleaning:
    20190511_152145.jpg
    Preparing:
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    Finished result:
    20190524_072522.jpg

    Also did some small parts from the engine:
    1. The oil filler cap
    Before:
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    After:
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    2. the metal hose from the water pump to the back of the engine
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    looking good id have been tempted to drop in the 2.0 V4 but thats me
     
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    would be nice but the 2ltr V4 is an Essex, this is a V4 Koln ..
    the Koln 2ltr is a V6, and if you were going to do that you would be as well going 28 carb!
    and then gearbox, and then axle, and .. ... ..
    I don't think this is the Capri to over-modify for now, she's a beaut!!
     
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    what do i know i use Vauxhall parts haha
     
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    This capri will stay as original as possible with a V4 1700 cologne engine. And certainly no vauxhall parts :D
     
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    It was time for the pedalbox. Because the exterior will be a kind of blue (not sure yet which kind), I already choose a universal blue for this part.
    Before:
    20190602_225549.jpg 20190602_225618.jpg
    After:
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    I'm just waiting for the new rubber pads to arrive, then this is done too.
     
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    Rubber pads did arrive! yay! Together with the revision set for the front brake claws.
    20190617_183245.jpg 20190617_215515.jpg 20190617_222801.jpg
     
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    A major step forward!
    The engine is out and on a stand!
    Together with the whole front train it was pretty easy to lower it out of the shell, and then we just rolled it away, lifting it above the engine.
    20190806_172304.jpg

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    lot of work going to go into this bit of a long project as well
     
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    Very nice work, very nice thread, just what we all hope to see here.
    Cheers!
     
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    I've started working on the engine.
    It's getting more and more stripped down:
    20190818_155050.jpg
    The cylinder walls have no markings that I see, the valves aren't burnt, just a bit of carbon build up.
    So I'm positive about this lump :)
    20190816_152807.jpg

    I also had already some fun with the rocker covers:
    Before:
    20190812_213103.jpg
    After:
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    And the mounts:
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    After
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    very tidy looking nice to see the 1700 being done as well
     
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    The engine is almost completely dissasembled.
    Only the cam, and balance shaft are still in.
    20190905_220837.jpg


    So that's almost ready to go to a machine shop.

    In the meanwhile I did some other stuff.
    E.g. the oilpan:
    Before:
    20190818_152400.jpg

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    The belt pulley:
    Before:
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    The parts look great, i appreciate all the cleaning you are having to do - i've been through a similar exercise :cool:.
    Just one observation, is that flywheel as heavy as it looks?
     
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    In the last picture it is a pulley, to drive the belt for the alternator. It's not heavy.
    The actual flywheel though is really heavy.
     
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    yes, i was referring to the previous photo - even the block casting & webs etc look wide. A world away from thin-structured modern engine blocks.
    keep up the good work
    Jc
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I had some fun with the intake manifold.
    It was full of cooked on gunk, so I cleaned it, blasted it and gave it a bit of VHT paint:
    Before:
    20190812_203338.jpg

    After:
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    And with the covers besides it: (let's me dream about a finished engine :D ):
    20190915_101750.jpg
     
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    The windscreen washer system is completely done.
    Everything cleaned, footpump restored, bottle cleaned out and fixed, new hoses, and tested.
    20190923_205346.jpg
     
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    Great work being documented here - I think if anyone could make a business out of refurbing parts, you could. (That's just my longer way of saying, "Wow"!)
     
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    Nice to see an update on your work that looks awesome by the way
     
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    Thanks! I'm actually thinking of refurbing parts for other people and make a bit money out of it so that my Capri can have a bit more budget.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    The blaster (and other supplies) deserves to pay for itself, and not to sit idle when your car is done. It's turning out results too nice for that. I suppose the trick is working out an equitable pricing scheme and logistics.
     
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    Indeed, I have no idea how much you can ask for sand blasting a part, or completely restoring parts..
    Anyway, I've put up an add at a belgium ebay site. I'll see if people are actually interested in such thing.
     
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    I'm not a good businessman, and maybe you don't want a real business -- But even as a part-time or occasional thing, you'd be entitled to make at least what a person makes doing a comparable job in a shop. And as a customer, I'd expect to pay that, but for comparable service as well, meaning the shop doesn't keep the parts for unreasonable long times. It's those considerations that could ruin the fun of a part-time enterprise, so making the appropriate arrangements and setting expectations in advance would help. (If you know your service would be slower, you might adjust prices accordingly, if you can still earn something fair...) And this is all just my impression from seeing your results - It's not really my place to push you into anything....;)
     
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    You could always purchase parts to refurb then sell them on for a profit.
     
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    Thanks for the the help. The service will be indeed a bit slower then a professional I guess, I will also offer the service to the local Taunus club here, maybe there will be people who needs this kind of services. I'll see how it turns out.
     
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    In the meanwhile a small update.
    They didn't look too bad, but as this trim will be always in sight when driving the Capri, I decided to redo them.
    Here are the results of the interiour trim:
    Before:
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    looking tidy there fella
     
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    Another small update:
    This mechanism that makes the link between the gearbox and the poker has had its turn. It was first a matter of finding out how to separate the thing, but once found everything could be degreased nicely.
    The rods are sandblasted and provided with a new layer of paint. All moving parts have received fresh lubrication.
    Before:
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    Between:
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    Nicely done - I had the same issue and have now collected and refurbed a few spares of these...
     
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    It took a bit of courage to hit the pen out which holds the gear lever to this mechanism. It took some hard hits untill it came out.
     
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    Tiny update.
    Steering axle:
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    After:
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    excellent detail Wim
    I have again altered your photos so the detail is easy to see ..
    when you upload the pictures, use the 'full size' button to insert into your post ...
    your work is most interesting
     
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    Aaah, that's why my pictures are that way :)
    Yeah, I did put them as thumbnail pictures so the thread was a bit more scrollable, but you're right, it's more clear when they're full size.
    Thanks!
     
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    top work young man
     
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    Update!
    I'm currently busy with the front axle and steering.
    The steering column had some work:
    20190626_215337.jpg
    Cleaned, blasted, painted, and new grease:
    20191018_230939.jpg
    I was able to remove the shear bolts with a screw removal tool, now it needs new ones which are ordered.

    You see only one, but both are done.
    Tadah! The wheelhub:
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    Result:
    20191020_205205.jpg
    The bearings will be replaced, the parts are on the wishlist.

    And as last I did some work on the steering rack. It still needs new oil in it, new gaskets (which are pretty hard to find), and new rubber boots. Also the configuration of it to make the steering friction is a bit more fiddlier then i thought. I'm glad I have a manual which explains this step by step.
    Before:
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    The project will be a bit on hold now as I decided to first invest a bit in more decent tools.
    I'll first save for a new compressor, and a decent paint gun with all it's attributes as I'm tired of using rattle cans. I also hope to get to a higher level on my paint jobs. Any tips on this are more then welcome!
     
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    If you want to paint to a decent standard with a HVLP spray gun, be aware that they use a very high cfm, a small compressor will not be able to keep up with the supply needed, l run a 250ltr compressor and it is fine, l have a small 50ltr compressor for mobile tyre blowing up and that will not keep up with the requirement of a HVLP gun, fine for conventional spray guns and l have used the 50ltr one to spray primer, but you have to let it build up pressure.
    Invest in the best possible water trap available, your £30.00 ones off eBay are no good.
    If you were really serious about painting, a screw compressor would be your best buy, but there are extremely expensive and normally require 3 phase electric.

    To completely contradict myself though, l have a small portable compressor that runs a small low pressure spray gun and the results that gives are decent. The biggest problem you will always have with compressed air is moisture, there are some decent videos on YouTube showing how to build your own set up.

    And to be fair, you can achieve some decent paint jobs with rattle cans, did some wheel centre caps yesterday with rattle cans, did 2 with rattle cans and 2 with pro spray gun, very hard to tell the difference. The reason behind doing 2 with rattle cans, l had a reaction and fry up of my base coat and primer, despite using Barcoat to isolate old paint etc, had to go back to bare surfaces.
     
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    Heh, indeed a bit contradicting, I probably will buy this compressor:
    https://www.hbm-machines.com/produc...m-70-liter-professionele-low-noise-compressor
    It has a good cfm and it's ideal to work in the evening and not wake up my son or neighbours as its low noise.
    Thanks on the tip on the moisture filter. I'll keep that in mind.
     
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    always use a filter and never use the same airline to run air tools, always use the airline for spraying only
     
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    Why's that?
     
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    Can you hire a 70ltr compressor before you part with your hard earned money and experiment with it and make sure it meets your requirements.
     
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    Air tools need an oil supply and the air line will have oil in it and do you really want to spray with oil in an air line
     
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    That makes sense. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    I think I will buy the more powerfull version of the 70l one.

    Probably this one: https://www.hbm-machines.com/producten/hbm-120-liter-professionele-low-noise-compressor
    [​IMG]

    It's 200 euro more expensive, but I think it's worth it to have a decent one which will serve years to come.
     
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    Nice one
     
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    lots of little compressors ..
     
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    You mean the HBM Compressor?
    It are indeed a lot of cilinders, but it's low noise which makes it suitable to work with in the evenings without waking the whole neighbourhood.
     
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    That's nearly a V8 compressor, that should maintain its pressure, it's a smart looking unit!!
     
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    double 4 set up?
     
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    Yes, it has 8 cylinders.
    The motors are the same concept as fridge compressors, that's why the noise level of them are so low.
     

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