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Author Topic: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)  (Read 54734 times)

WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #135 on: April 25, 2018, 10:29:31 AM »

Anyone have any tips for installing carpet in the Car? I have a new set of molded carpet. What are you're guys opinions on flocking the door panels, aswell as the dash. Flocking is incredible cheap and from what I've gathered will stop reflecting sunlight off the dash something, I've noticed the Capri does alot in my case. Also I've been away I got the oil pressure sender fixed, aswell as repairing my passenger window regulator for the second time. I installed new plugs and wires and I noticed the car runs incredibly better but it seems as though the ignition module in my dizzy is going out so I'll most likely change that once I get the time. As for the brakes I have ceramic pads and a good set of discs, the only thing I'm waiting for to finish my brake upgrade will be Escort brake lines and the Mitsubishi rotors, the ones I ordered were incorrect. If anyone has the right part number for the rotors that would help immensely.
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SHOwn

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #136 on: April 25, 2018, 01:03:35 PM »

Snake, are you forgetting that we had this discussion on the last posts of the BBUG write up?
http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,2720.75.html
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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.

WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #137 on: April 25, 2018, 02:31:39 PM »

I did thanks SHOwn, working 13hours a day has taken a toll on me. Got them ordered. The only nice thing is I get to work on my car when it's slow at my shop.
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2018, 09:21:12 AM »

I have unfortunate news. My car blew it's head gasket there were signs earlier that it was going south but I didn't pay attention to it. When I changed my spark plugs I saw that the threads were rusted due to condensation in the cylinder. I ended up changing the valve cover gasket as I saw it was leaking and might of been the culprit. I believe my thermostat must have broken or something as when the car overheated it was almost immediately. I ended up pulling off the highway the second I saw it, but it was too late the head gasket was toast. I'll end up redoing it, with a Comedic Gasket and ARP Studs. After that I'll probably get a aluminium radiator and new 180f thermostat to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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greywolf27030

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #139 on: June 06, 2018, 11:24:03 AM »

Dang, that's tough.  Good luck with it.
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Jack Byrd

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #140 on: June 06, 2018, 09:52:03 PM »

Is it smoking? Is there oil/water mixing?

Don't do the 180 thermostat. It causes way more problems than it may solve. Stick with the OEM 195
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #141 on: June 06, 2018, 10:24:53 PM »

Yup white smoke. The oil was in my radiator. The engine oil hasn't mixed it looks like it's a normal color, as it should be. From what it seems I've had a small leak sense January at the least And when I went out on the highway it finally got to the point it couldn't take it anymore. I'll be posting pictures as I get it torn apart. I'll also be replacing the timing belt while I'm in there. I drove it maybe for a total of 30 seconds with it overheated, but it was bad enough it ended up consuming all the coolant in the radiator. I ended up having to put water in the so it had enough time for the heat to stay there. What else would you guys change while I'm in there? What's intresting is when I did my oil change  last month I had no signs of coolant in the oil.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2018, 10:26:36 PM by WashiestSnake »
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #142 on: April 21, 2019, 04:17:57 PM »

My Capri is back on the road. Finally got it all back together, and its doing much better. I found out the stumble was due to the distributor coil and rotor being bad. I pulled the dizzy out and rebuilt it at my work and nows all good. The car runs smooth, almost like new. Ill be working on soon getting the new dash and other interior into the car. My goal is to have the interior done in a few months. Ill also havd to get my rx7 seats redone. I was honestly really suprised how easy it was to do a headgasket on this car it took me about 2 days. The hardest part was getting it back together. I was amazed when i got the wiring harness out how little amount of wires the car uses, it makes sense why engine swaps that way could be so easy.
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greywolf27030

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #143 on: April 22, 2019, 09:22:21 AM »

Congratulations! ;D
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Jack Byrd

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #144 on: April 25, 2019, 11:09:27 AM »

Stayed up till 11 last night getting the stripes off. Ill be getting it ready to paint. Im thinking of going with a dark ford blue like Koana Blue. Paint should be done in a month or so. My cars looking pretty rough right now for the meet but im excited to get the car out here and meet everyone. Im working on making a custom splitter and cannards.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2019, 11:14:49 AM by WashiestSnake »
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jdp

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #145 on: April 25, 2019, 09:38:47 PM »

Run what you brung Michael.  no worries on looks.  I would have time to wipe the pollen off the wife's 94 NA from the way my next day or two look.  See you there!
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #146 on: April 26, 2019, 07:12:35 AM »

Maybe we can plant the seeds for a Capri meet or at least meet some more enthusiasts.

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #147 on: July 03, 2021, 07:40:10 PM »

Got the Capri back together today, finally after all these years I finally figured out what hose was leaking. It was one of the main hoses going to the head from the ISC Valve to the head, it was the one that runs underneath to directly to the head. Figures why it was so hard to find lol. Either way spent all yesterday and today getting that out, and putting a new one in, all in all simple-ish just a giant PITA, especially without access to my works lift. Had the smallest slit in the house I've ever seen, but I guess it was enough to make me lose a lot of coolant lol. What's good is I always kept her full, and made sure she never overheated.

While I had the engine apart in 2019: I replaced the head gasket, the timing belt, rebuilt the distributor, replaced upper radiator hose, coolant temp sensor, oil pump(upgraded), valve cover gasket, new platinum sparkplugs.

From March 2020 to today the car had been sitting due to being stuck in quarantine, and lack of being able to get parts, back a few months I got my vaccine, and finally was able to start going back out so I could work on my car, soon Ill return to work!

Things that ive noticed that need to be done:
new right hand axel(I have it haven't had access to a lift to put it in)
oil pan seal is bad
front main seal is bad
A/C system has a leak somewhere(leaks very fast wont hold Freon for more then a day, its also been upgraded to the new stuff by previous owner)
Big Brakes need to be put on(currently missing the rotors, have everything else, thanks to Rocketman I was able to get the hubs milled(huge thanks!!))
Interior needs put in(just tore out headliner in the hardtop as it was sagging really bad ill replace that with new black headliner)
brackets need to be made for my seats, and I need to source a new right hand seat bracket.

After that's all said and done, she should be off to paint, and then after that ill work on engine swapping her!

I have some secret stuff, I'm saving for later once I have the engine more complete, and paint work done. I'm very excited to show everyone, but now's not the time to show it off lol!
« Last Edit: July 05, 2021, 10:32:24 AM by WashiestSnake »
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greywolf27030

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #148 on: July 04, 2021, 09:53:30 AM »

Glad to see you're back with us.
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Jack Byrd

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #149 on: July 09, 2021, 05:13:20 PM »

Spent today putting the new carpet in, ended getting rained on while in the middle of cutting it, so only have one seat in the car. I feel the carpets going to end up being a bitch, but ill do my best, and if I cant get it ill just order a new one and get a professional to do it later. Tomorrow ill keep knocking away at it. I've told myself I can't go back to work till I'm done, as I've had all these car parts sitting in a shed without time to install.  I've figured now's the best time to do it with being out of work.

Have a buddy working on making a bracket for my passenger seat so I can bolt my new seat up to it.
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