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Author Topic: What did you do to your Capri today?  (Read 70952 times)

chrispoe

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2015, 10:16:26 AM »

Sunday was a beautiful 70 degrees here in Wisconsin!
I installed the new battery, then I removed the ugly fuel filter off the firewall and ran fuel line directly from the firewall to the quick disconnect on the fuel rail to kick-off my engine bay clean-up goal.
Had fun taking it out initially, but about 15 miles later the car started pulling to the left when I hit the brakes. By the time I got home, the brake fluid was smoking off the front passenger side pads/rotor. I'm guessing the caliper must have seized up and dragged until it got so hot it caused the piston seal to fail.
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2015, 04:46:18 PM »

Delco rebuilt PS pump and new belts.

Jack
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Jack Byrd

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2015, 06:37:34 AM »

problem solved: i needed a new battery! the old one had only 11,7Volts and starting the engine didn't sound very convincing. the new battery is a bit stronger with 54Ah, thus being a bit bigger it was a bit of a hassle to fit it.

still remains to be checked: central locking...
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Greg_B

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2015, 04:44:10 PM »

25 year old son  came home today for a visit, so we pulled the hardtop. 

Did a Beer run. 

Then did another run to pick up chicken BBQ for supper.   MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. ;D

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2015, 09:29:52 AM »

I did the battery thing also.  About six weeks ago, I turned the key and nothing happened.  Charged the battery and everything was fine.  Three weeks ago, it happened again.  Charged the battery again and everything was fine.  Yesterday, again, but wouldn't charge this time.  The battery came out of a Festiva I bought about three years ago, it was an off brand, have no idea how old it is.  Hope the new one lasts as good.

Ya'll have a good day, Jack Byrd
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #110 on: April 25, 2015, 02:02:24 AM »

Went to the junkyard and got a pair of escort GT hub/knuckles with 22v-14 calaipers for only $40.
I think it's about time for me to start a build thread.
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #111 on: April 25, 2015, 03:12:31 AM »

What do you plan on doing with the knuckles?
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Grimsleeper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #112 on: April 25, 2015, 09:55:19 AM »

Just ordered a new set of Voxx Torino wheels.  Ordered 16 x 7 with a 38mm offset.  Going to run the 215\40R16s.  That seems to be the widest rubber you can get on without issues.  I'll post a pic once they are installed.
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chrispoe

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #113 on: April 30, 2015, 11:12:35 AM »

What do you plan on doing with the knuckles?
I plan on eventually installing them on my capri.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 11:15:12 AM by chrispoe »
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chrispoe

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #114 on: April 30, 2015, 11:33:43 AM »

After I modify them of coarse.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 11:36:30 AM by chrispoe »
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Rocketman

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #115 on: April 30, 2015, 07:18:27 PM »

IIRC spline count won't match the Capri axles. That'd take some pretty serious modifications to overcome. The balljoint locations also offer some interesting camber hurdles. Im not sure how much if affects caster
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #116 on: April 30, 2015, 08:21:09 PM »

Agreed...no advantage at all and more trouble likely causing bump steer with the different geometry.. The calipers will bolt to the Capri knuckles and then the Galant upgrade which is still better than the Escort stuff you are talking about.
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #117 on: April 30, 2015, 11:51:48 PM »

The escort does have a superior bearing system, so there's that.

I took my red XR2 out for a ride with the top down yesterday, first time this year. Felt great. Needs some TLC though
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azgtx

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #118 on: May 01, 2015, 07:28:37 PM »

Not if it doesn't fit
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chrispoe

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #119 on: May 01, 2015, 09:33:14 PM »

IIRC spline count won't match the Capri axles. That'd take some pretty serious modifications to overcome. The balljoint locations also offer some interesting camber hurdles. Im not sure how much if affects caster
The escort gt's hubs have 26 splines unlike the capri's 24, but that doesn't matter, I'm not using capri axles anymore.

Agreed...no advantage at all and more trouble likely causing bump steer with the different geometry.. The calipers will bolt to the Capri knuckles and then the Galant upgrade which is still better than the Escort stuff you are talking about.
I agree too if I was just trying to swap to escort knuckles without modifying them, but I'm not going to do that....LOL. I'm fully aware of the calipers bolting to the capri knuckles and the 89 galant rotors. Infact I'll be using 90's galant or turbo eclipse rotors in my build (galant=4x114 and eclipse=5x114)which are even beefier yet.

The escort does have a superior bearing system, so there's that.
That's debatable, the capri has tapered bearing vs the escort which has roller bearing. Tapered bearings are stronger, but more expensive.
Hopefully I'll have some time tomorrow to post some pics with details between bf and bg knuckles.
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