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Author Topic: What did you do to your Capri today?  (Read 37050 times)

aw2oban

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2014, 08:49:53 AM »

Finally got time to swap out the radiator...... remember why I only work on my 66 Mustang and none of the "newer cars".....
I think I spent as much time on the brackets and the plastic skid plate as the job should have taken....... Great lesson for my 12 year old though...... and at least it is done....
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2014, 10:16:54 PM »

Well, today, I got the HVAC controls repaired.  Then, broke the clutch cable.  New clutch cable ordered, Dodge Magnum RT out of mothballs, waiting for the cable to come in.  Hope to replace the cable this weekend.
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2014, 09:11:05 AM »

Installed a new top.  Wish I could have afforded the good one.  The cheap one is just that.  But it'll keep the rain off and the wind out for a while.  The top fit was okay and it went on easily.  Got a few loose ends to tie up but I'll be ready for winter.  Any one need a quart of glue?  Next fix the heater, gonna be down to freezing this weekend.

Jack Byrd
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2014, 04:38:34 PM »

I fixed my door handle. The mechanism needed lubrication, and the actuator rod needed a minor adjustment. Luckily it wasn't a broken handle
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2014, 05:30:10 PM »

Repaired my right headlight which had cease to function.  Thanks for the encouragement to attack it the service manual that showed how to remove and replace it.

Jack Byrd
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2014, 05:36:42 PM »

I fixed my door handle. The mechanism needed lubrication, and the actuator rod needed a minor adjustment. Luckily it wasn't a broken handle

I have to have to work on my right one also.  You really have to lift hard to open it.  The left one I believe is broken.  The front seems to be disconnected and sometimes when you lift it, it will get wedged and won't function.  I think I've read on here that same era 323 door handles are the same.  Would someone confirm that for me?

Thanks, Jack Byrd
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mitch1204

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2014, 07:15:48 AM »

Repaired my right headlight which had cease to function.  Thanks for the encouragement to attack it the service manual that showed how to remove and replace it.

Jack Byrd

Check the old motor. I decided to dissect mine and the brushes were still about 90%. Then I took the side gear housing cover off and the old grease was rock hard. I cleaned it out good and lubricated with lithium grease. They work like brand new.

I bought new brake pads. I'm going to install them today.
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2014, 09:36:55 AM »


Check the old motor. I decided to dissect mine and the brushes were still about 90%. Then I took the side gear housing cover off and the old grease was rock hard. I cleaned it out good and lubricated with lithium grease. They work like brand new.

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I can agree with experience. 

Jack
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azgtx

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2014, 12:02:41 PM »

I fixed my door handle. The mechanism needed lubrication, and the actuator rod needed a minor adjustment. Luckily it wasn't a broken handle

I have to have to work on my right one also.  You really have to lift hard to open it.  The left one I believe is broken.  The front seems to be disconnected and sometimes when you lift it, it will get wedged and won't function.  I think I've read on here that same era 323 door handles are the same.  Would someone confirm that for me?

Thanks, Jack Byrd


BF 323 correct 86-89. Your problem is likely the large rod coming off of tyhe handle. With time they a can slip out or down and cause your issue.
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2014, 09:49:10 AM »

Thanks, that should make it a little easier to find one.

Jack
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2014, 08:47:57 AM »

Today saw the installation of the H&R springs and new KYB struts and mounts. They went on pretty easy.  I'm pleased with the look, stance, and ride so far.
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mitch1204

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2014, 06:14:40 AM »

Today saw the installation of the H&R springs and new KYB struts and mounts. They went on pretty easy.  I'm pleased with the look, stance, and ride so far

Sounds good. Did you notice a difference in spring height? I debated whether to buy some or not. It didn't take much with the strut spring compressor to relieve pressure for disassembly. I was questioning whether the springs were wore or not. Mine too I noticed a huge difference. I wish I took the time to buy spring insulators but I can live with what I got.
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2014, 11:00:54 AM »

Replaced a very noisy leaking head pipe gasket Friday.  Sounds much better for now but the muffler has several pinholes in it so will be doing that later.  Maybe a 2 1/4" system with a high flow cat and turbo muffler it there is enough room.  When I went to pick it up, the mechanic explained that the nuts came off easily, but he couldn't get then to thread back on so he re-threaded then 7/16-14.  Okay, I can't believe that a Mazda has SAE threads on the exhaust manifold.   I figure I'll have to install new studs in the near future.  Anyone know the correct thread or if I can go to Mazda dealer and get the correct ones?

Thanks, Jack Byrd
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2014, 06:55:48 PM »

There aren't any SAE threads. The exhaust should be M10 x1.5 if  I remember right. The exhaust studs/bolts are pretty notorious for getting corroded & not playing nice
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2014, 03:42:51 PM »

Thanks for the info.  The M10 would be a little under .400" while the 7/16 is .437", so I guess I'll be working on that again in the future.  The originals came off easily, and I was surprised when I came back to find out that he wasn't able to get the original nuts back on?  Do you suppose that you can go to a dealer and get the studs?  The nearest one is 60 miles or I would go check it out.

Thank, Jack

PS  Removed the front seat again so I could replace the little rubber bumper on the clutch pedal to eliminate the irritating clicking when operating the clutch.
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