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Author Topic: What did you do to your Capri today?  (Read 42849 times)

CapriTypeR

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2014, 05:01:39 PM »

Which Capri? I have 7 in the driveway, and 6 at  the barn....All of them need something....new tops being the most common need....

Changing a timing belt tomorrow, but today? Ahhhhh.....today is a holiday. Time to relax!
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mitch1204

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2014, 10:30:59 PM »

Wow you have a herd of Capris. 😀

Today was torquing day. I got the head on, manifolds... everything but the timing belt.

Tomorrow is the fun day, hearing it run.
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2014, 07:33:09 PM »

Hey Russ,

In all those Capris, do you have a set of 94 tail lights and some OEM front marker light lenses?
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2014, 01:40:00 AM »

The lower pivot bolt on my XR2 was jerry-rigged since I got it. The nut on the bolt popped off while I was driving the other day (I heard it but didnt know where it came from lol) so I got to replace that today. Was rattling around and making not so friendly noises. Also dragged the GTXR2 out of it's parking spot, I really need to work on that thing.
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mitch1204

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2014, 06:51:13 AM »

I was putting the top timing belt back on when I had a Doh moment. Nothing to bolt it to! #&$@*
I forgot to put the backing plate on behind the cam gears. I found it hiding in the corner, lol.

So I tore her back down and done it right. I swear I can change the timing belt blindfolded. I should have her running in a couple hours.
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2014, 03:04:29 PM »

Grimsleeper  -
I do not at the moment....all the 94 tails I have are melted pretty badly. I have scheduled a repair session in the next couple of weeks,  and hope to fully restore at least one pair. Did you also need the center license plate section?

--Russ
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2014, 10:24:34 PM »

Thanks Russ, My rear section is in really good shape.  My 91 tails are spotless.  I was just going to replace them with the 94s for the look.  Do you need to replace the center section with the 94s?
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2014, 11:27:11 AM »

You don't HAVE to, but it looks incomplete if you don't. There will be a large gap between the bottom of the lights and the bumper, that looks terrible, IMO....
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2014, 10:23:56 PM »

Well in that case, I guess I would like the center piece as well.
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mitch1204

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2014, 02:25:38 AM »

I'm glad you mentioned the center piece. I plan on doing that upgrade as well along with a body kit.
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2014, 11:11:54 AM »

Well, I'm amassing parts to do a suspension upgrade.  I ordered some KYB parts from Amazon Friday night.  Doorbell just rang and it's USPS with a delivery from Amazon.  Talk about rapid response, WOW!  Now, I need to get down to O'Rielly's for some upper strut mounts.

Hey Russ, I need a strut tower brace.  You're next on my list.  I'll give you a call tomorrow.
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mitch1204

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2014, 07:10:17 PM »

Yep the tower brace is on my list too. It'll have to wait another month as my tires are next. 😊
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2014, 10:53:00 PM »

I saw on the yahoo group someone who had built a rear tie bar that tied the rear suspension together.  I think I'm going to give it shot and try to build one of those as well.  It didn't look that difficult.
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mitch1204

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2014, 09:24:58 AM »

My auto doesn't have the rear sway bar but it's easily added if you find one off a XR2. The bolt holes are there.

Today I'll take the car for a spin and enjoy the fruits of my labor.
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2014, 11:12:58 PM »

Today has been a DIY ragtop replacement day.  It has bee a pretty good day.  Not too much hassle.  Will get it finished up tomorrow and post a picture.  It's a reallu nice canvas type.  None of that vinyl crap. 
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