My second capri

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  1. Dacious

    Dacious Registered Capri Power Member

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    2F80B2D8-E99E-4313-8012-8B320D1A2DC9.jpeg D0127367-453D-40B2-BB5C-3D8341407D91.jpeg View attachment 19952 View attachment 19953 F04F9A96-564E-4898-A7A9-59FA17257096.jpeg 7C2F2195-C1FD-4785-9EC1-8A1469163F11.jpeg 231BD6AC-EEF7-4258-B0E5-22AC1D44AFED.jpeg F3195837-2ADD-4758-A718-75B8DC791114.jpeg View attachment 19958 Once upon a time, (2002) I was 17 years old. I bought my first Capri. A 1986 2.0 laser (D116 DOT) for £500.
    I had always wanted one, and having then owned it for only around 6 months, I sold it on for £500. what a mistake, and I have regretted it ever since.
    So in 2020, I took the plunge again.
     
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    Excellent ;) ...... welcome back to Capri ownership
     
  3. Dacious

    Dacious Registered Capri Power Member

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    Oh I’m already having a right good time of it!
    Had a lot of useful info from the members here, yourself included if memory serves...
    Working through the issues slowly, it’s a bit of a journey as you know!
    Latest news - had the cover off this week (only to give the thread doctor more space to remove knackered stud from the block for tubular manifold fitment!) and the cam is worn !
    I reckon she may have run dry at some point before the lubricating bar above was replaced.
    Thanks for your help innit
     
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    I think the car looks good enough otherwise to be worth fixing the cam. :)
     
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    Oh for sure....thankfully she’s not a rot box. Just the usual issues to deal with.....so far....lol
    I’m just in that position where I’m unsure what direction I wanna go with it. I don’t wanna change the look too much, but I already have!
    For the risk of hearing someone calling heresy.....

    heater blower doesn’t work, I’ve quizzed clockwork on this, but haven’t done anything yet, but it’ll all be coming out and replaced.
    Im LED all round (fitted resistors for signals) including dash
    Smoked front indicators
    2.8i discs and callipers and decent pads
    Suspension standard but re bushed
    Wheels are now RS replica, they’ve still got decent boots on them but I will get real RS ones day.
    This week will be full exhaust 2x 2inch out the back.
    It’ll be looking like a 3.0s at a glance.
    I plan to uprate cam and stage one head when I can afford it.
    Unfortunately EVERY panel needs attention. So it’ll be a full respray. It has been sprayed within the last 10 years let’s say. But it looks like there was water in the paint, so got these tiny little specks all over the place. Particularly where they sprayed the rear, closed the boot lid, and where the spoiler over sails the body work you can see they hadn’t let it cure for long enough - DOH!!
    So anyway, journey ahead
     
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    40D859F9-0DA5-4CBF-B83E-94314FA2045D.png Oh! And she’s been rear ended at some point,
    Take a look at a pic where to can see where the bumper wraps around the side of the car....
    As I’m sure you’re all aware - the bumper should stop approx an inch before the wheel arch....mine does not lol
    They did a very strange repair and but the bumper brackets down, so there’s a minimal gap between the bumper and the rear of the car....
     
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    One of the best water traps on the market is £200.00, but so many cars have the moisture in paint problem and it can rear its ugly head at any time unfortunately, car looks decent enough, have a go at painting it yourself, but buy good quality paint.
     
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    Slow down there sideways....I’d like it to look half decent, not like a toddlers art project lol
    Sad that this sounds to be a common issue regarding water in the paint.
     
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    A customer has a 5k paint job on his car, looks like it has been painted in a sand storm, how do these professionals sleep at night??
     
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    apparent professionals yes. Criminal. And I know nothing!
     
  11. Clockwork Orange

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

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    great stuff so far Mister ..

    you would be better switching the flasher relay for an electronic timer relay type..
    Load resistors are just a faff, they can heat up, and they don't really reduce the voltage, where normal LEDs do
    dead easy, from CBS.. https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/black-electronic-flasher-relay-erly2
    and you can use it with normal bulbs if you need ...
     
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    Dacious Registered Capri Power Member

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    That’s interesting!
    I’ll look into this.
    I’ll admit, when I first went LED on the indicators - I wasn’t sure how much “dummy” load I was going to need to keep it a sensible flash rate.
    So i started with resistors on the rear only. Seemed to work ok....then a few weeks later, this dummy load didn’t seem to be enough! I checked all my connections etc etc but to no avail. So fitted some behind the headlights for the front indicators too.
    this has seemed to rectify it.....or maybe only for now going by previous experience and from your input...

    I should defo just change the relay ;)
     
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    Just checked out this site, looks like some real good stuff on there!
    Thanks for the info....
     
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    Got me new exhausts on :D
     
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    Twin pipes are the law!!! Looking good.
     
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    They certainly should be!! :D
    cheers
     
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    Dacious Registered Capri Power Member

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    Quick spin this arvo in the sun 46580EDD-0C11-45C3-9884-B9D285736277.jpeg
     
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    Door rattles a bit.....couldn’t for the life of me think why in its current state ;) 8B2D5EC5-74EF-4A7D-9A7D-C7C085737816.jpeg
     
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    One for clockwork - does this make you happy now ? Lol 156BBE81-E986-4A80-ABDC-BCA820F25E72.jpeg
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    looks awfy aftermarket !! haha ..
    But that's not a timer relay ?? or are you just pre-empting a change ?
     
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    Dacious Registered Capri Power Member

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    I’ll recover some dust from and grease from under the carpets n rub it alllllll over just for you ;)
    I bought this on your recommendation previously, and while I was under there, just fitted thing :)
    I did have to limber up first I’ll admit....:eek:
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    hmm ... my bad.. I am obviously going a little soft ... didn't recognise it so googled.. it seemed to come back as a relay type ...
    just checked the CBS and then .. see it is the one I did recommend, so take it all is good and you have taken out the loaders ?

    Sorry about that
    ... ... and Yeah, getting under there can be a bit of a 'twist' !!
     
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    Hahaha brilliant!
    No I haven’t removed resistors- as I say I only put the thing in as i was under there anyway hashtagblackbeltinyoganow! (face in hand) I’ll do a test though when I get to it n let you know for future ref.
    By the way, I now currently have an original flasher relay for sale :D
     
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    So, a little bit of deliberation about whether to post this story or not, but sod it. If someone wants it, they’ll get it!
    The mission:
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    Separate the wheat from the chaff
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    Extended cables to driver door actuator
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    Cable tied up out the way, tidy 4490C78A-6EBA-4607-8E68-651F7FBC67EC.jpeg
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    little bit of a pain in the backside getting 5 conductors through to the door. Tip for anyone doing this - tape up, grease up, keep cables straight (as in don’t let them cross each other willy nilly) and also, pull the door to almost closed, less bends in the rubber. Oh, and limber up first
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    small bending require on rod
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    not a lot of option on positioning of actuator
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    just clears the window!! EE0FD6EF-7CA3-495D-AA8E-0F12840B7C59.jpeg
    bought these so I could make my own harness’ for extending the 8 million cables required for this set up
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    Then, when you fire it all up again, having already made all the necessary connections temporarily for the purpose of testing, realise that the connectors all the way from China are a piece of sh*t.....rip it all out and do it with crimps!!
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    much better. And far more secure.

    ultrasonic sensors, I ended up glueing a packer on the back of them, to then slid behind the trim. Ain’t puttin no more holes in my car!
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    few things to mention
    1. Ultrasonic sensors have a grace time of 60sec before they start to trigger any warnings or alarms.
    2. The immobiliser relay is normally closed. So when it’s not being powered doesn’t immobilise nuffin. The instructions want you to take 12v supply from acc 1 on the ignition (then negative switches via the alarm) This does not work as acc 1 power drops off when you turn to start position! Duh. So alternative 12v supply required.
    3. I installed siren last, pity the fool who doesn’t just listen to computer relays clicking when testing!
    4. Now if you want to steal my car, you know how to cheat it all
    5. Mr clockworks wiring diagrams should be printed on the inside covers of every bible FACT
    Thanks for reading
     

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