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Author Topic: What did you do to your Capri today?  (Read 71001 times)

SHOwn

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #180 on: September 26, 2015, 01:02:26 PM »

Thanks guys! Hey Pappy, try to post a pic of your cover. I'd like to see it too. Gives other owners some ideas on different looks.
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, LM 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, Big Brake UG, 2.5" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318 Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

94daves

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #181 on: September 27, 2015, 02:23:12 PM »

I replaced my tires and wheels.  I went with P205/45 R16 BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2 tires and American Racing AR95 Estrella wheels, both from Tirerack.  I had them mounted and balanced before they were shipped.  They came with new lug nuts and centering rings.  Easy to install.  I have the 1994 NA wheels and tires up for sale if anyone is close to The Palace of Auburn Hills and wants some winter wheels.  I also have the KYB struts and lowering springs on the car.  I think the profile finally looks good!

Here are before and after pictures.




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SHOwn

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #182 on: September 27, 2015, 03:14:36 PM »

Ooh, that looks really good! I really like the way lowering looks as well, but I personally don't want to lower mine since I drive mine year round, in some pretty good lake effect snow.

However, I bet the handling is way better with the stiffer springs, which I wouldn't mind improving as well.

Chrome wheels look so good on a red car! I hope you don't get them near salt though,  chrome just pits so bad. I hung on to the 94 N/A alloys I pulled from the car I scrapped just for snow tires.

Anyway, thanks for posting, it's nice to see all the other Capris, and yours is beautiful.
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, LM 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, Big Brake UG, 2.5" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318 Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

94daves

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #183 on: September 27, 2015, 05:14:37 PM »

Thank you.  Yes, the handling feels great.  The tire/wheel upgrade really improved the feel.  When I lowered it last summer, I felt as if the front would bounce a lot over certain bumps, almost like it was a phase/resonance thing.  Since I put on the new tires and wheels, it has gone away.  The car feels very solid.  I don't drive it in the winter so I don't have to worry about salt on the wheels.

Kudos to you for driving your car year round and keeping it looking so good!
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Pappy T

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #184 on: September 28, 2015, 08:37:31 PM »

Hi SHOwn, I'll look into as to how to post pics on here, been laid up for 2 weeks now, not in the mood for brain work !! Pictures are worth a thousand words,....there are exceptions though I guess   ;)
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SHOwn

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #185 on: September 28, 2015, 10:51:12 PM »

Hey Pappy, As far as posting pix goes, it isn't as easy as one would like, but not to hard if you have another image hosting account like photobucket. I used my snapfish account (where I usually store pix for sending to the local drugstore for printing) all you have to do is highlight a picture there, and right click on it and get the URL into your clipboard (copy) then switch to TeamCapri and pick the left button, 2nd row and paste where the cursor is (between the brackets). That's how you can post a pic.

Anyway, hope you feel better soon.
Ron
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, LM 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, Big Brake UG, 2.5" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318 Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #186 on: December 18, 2015, 09:03:34 AM »

Disassembled the cooling system a piece at a time and flushed or drilled out everything that had been stopped up by the PO using who knows how much radiator sealant.  This is the first time it's idled properly since I bought it.  Well, at least the IAC is working, idle still got to be worked on.

Jack Byrd 
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #187 on: December 28, 2015, 06:46:21 PM »

Broke my exterior driver's side door handle.  As if that wasn't bad enough, it's going to be raining the next three days.  How much trouble is it to replace it?  I've already been inside the door and replaced the power window motor.

Jack Byrd
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SHOwn

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #188 on: December 28, 2015, 11:13:00 PM »

If you had the door apart before, it's not much harder. Take the interior panels off, and use a 10mm socket ( 1/4"drive is best) on the front and back of the handle. Then there are two plastic clips, if my memory is correct. After all is detached, it is a little tricky to twist the assembly the rest of the way out. Getting the actuator rod clip back on is the hardest job. I have no further tips on it just persevere.

HTH,
Ron
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, LM 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, Big Brake UG, 2.5" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318 Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #189 on: December 29, 2015, 11:12:56 AM »

If you had the door apart before, it's not much harder. Take the interior panels off, and use a 10mm socket ( 1/4"drive is best) on the front and back of the handle. Then there are two plastic clips, if my memory is correct. After all is detached, it is a little tricky to twist the assembly the rest of the way out. Getting the actuator rod clip back on is the hardest job. I have no further tips on it just persevere.

HTH,
Ron

Thanks, when I do a job like that, I wish I had smaller hands.

Jack
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #190 on: December 30, 2015, 12:40:59 AM »

If you had the door apart before, it's not much harder. Take the interior panels off, and use a 10mm socket ( 1/4"drive is best) on the front and back of the handle. Then there are two plastic clips, if my memory is correct. After all is detached, it is a little tricky to twist the assembly the rest of the way out. Getting the actuator rod clip back on is the hardest job. I have no further tips on it just persevere.

HTH,
Ron

Thanks, when I do a job like that, I wish I had smaller hands.

Jack

A really good flashlight helps this job a lot!
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Merlin

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #191 on: January 14, 2016, 10:02:18 PM »

The past 2 weekends I have replaced the cooling system and the front suspension. The cooling system I replaced the radiator with an all aluminum, replaced all the hoses, and the thermostat.  I replaced the water pump and front freeze plugs a few months back.  The front suspension I replaced the front rotors and bearings, front struts, cv axles, ball joints, and control arm bushings.  Drives much better now. Would like to install front and rear sway bars and a strut tower brace. 
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rsharry

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #192 on: January 29, 2016, 09:23:43 AM »

Engine of my womans capri





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Snigalfriz

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #193 on: March 08, 2016, 12:29:09 AM »

I added a spoiler from a 2004 Ford Mustang (RS357).
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WashiestSnake

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #194 on: March 08, 2016, 12:33:12 AM »

I added a spoiler from a 2004 Ford Mustang (RS357).
Any pics? Sounds cool.
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