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Author Topic: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)  (Read 17774 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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1991 Mercury Capri 68,xxx Miles--Project(AWD)
1996 Lincoln Continental -- The Boat(Given to my Brother)

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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1996 Lincoln Continental -- The Boat(Given to my Brother)

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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1996 Lincoln Continental -- The Boat(Given to my Brother)

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.
Jack Byrd
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Rocketman

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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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