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Author Topic: My first Capri, 1991 N/A  (Read 2583 times)

greywolf27030

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 10:52:39 AM »

The underside of the valve cover was just as bad. I soaked it overnight in Purple Power and that got a lot of crud off but also the paint. Has anyone used kerosene to clean heads before?

There is a product called varsol that works better.  Usually available at petroleum distributors.

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Trackerrrr

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 04:29:10 AM »

Already got the baffle covers off and cleaned more crud out. The middle baffle wasn't nearly as dirty as the end one. Gonna go look at a pair of Capris for sale tomorrow and see if i can get them cheap. Both non runners and only one has title but lots of parts.
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Chris
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2018, 06:45:02 AM »

Rut-ro, the addiction has taken hold!
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greywolf27030

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 10:57:31 AM »

Rut-ro, the addiction has taken hold!

ROTFLMAO........there is no cure!

Jack Byrd
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Trackerrrr

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2018, 02:23:23 AM »

Progress is slow. Between full time school, part time work, family, and fixing other stuff the Capri is coming along slowly. Got another headlight assembly from eBay super cheap and installed it today. Had two more keys made for car.

Note: I went to a professional locksmith to have keys made and he had no original blanks for this car so he wound up using Mazda 323 blanks.

Got a couple of used tires so it's a roller now.
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Chris
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2018, 12:27:32 AM »

Took the head apart tonight, got the cams and valves out. Took out the oil galley plugs and found this:



Solid sludge. The indent is from me poking at it with a allen wrench. Gonna take it to the car wash tomorrow and blast the crud out of it.
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2018, 05:24:23 PM »

Are you going to have the head decked flat at a shop? Usually they will offer a hot-tank service that should help dissolve the crap in there
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2018, 05:44:04 PM »

Are you going to have the head decked flat at a shop? Usually they will offer a hot-tank service that should help dissolve the crap in there

I'm going to call about that this week.
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Chris
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2018, 01:10:58 AM »

Making progress. Got the head back together and installed. Put new seals on the injectors and camshafts. Need to replace like every vac hose now because they are all rock hard. Also putting exhaust back on loosely 'til I figure out where all the bolts go...

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jdp

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2018, 11:51:37 AM »

Great progress! Keep the updates coming.
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John

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2018, 12:52:49 AM »

Exhaust is all buttoned up. Got the new timing belt, tensioner pulley, and idler pulley installed.
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Chris
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