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Author Topic: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod  (Read 12235 times)

EShepherd

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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #270 on: November 22, 2021, 06:09:33 PM »

 I did manage to separate the water pump outlet from the metal tubing that attached to it today at work. I might have melted the o-ring that is apparently in there, but hell...I've got no shortage of those. I was able to clean it up, and should be able to sneak it behind the exhaust manifold to re-install it without having to pull the whole turbo manifold back off. Hooray.

My next problem is the multitude of hoses and shit coming off the engine, exhaust, and intake manifold. It's a big old rats nest of rubber lines, and I'm not super sure where half of it goes. Should be a fun project. At least once I know it's all routed correctly, it'll be easy enough to replace all the 30+ year old rubber now.
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EShepherd

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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #271 on: November 24, 2021, 05:38:13 PM »

I was going through my boxes of parts, and looking at what I have left I can do to the engine before I get the transmission, and I came across my very nasty distributor. Holy crap guys, replacement dizzy's are EXPENSIVE. So, I ordered some stuff to rebuild it. I already have a box with new spark plug wires. I'm pretty confident I have a new O-Ring for it in my master engine rebuild gasket set. So I ordered a cap, rotor, ignition coil, and pickup coil. All of that stuff should be here next Thursday. Maybe I'll do a write-up on how to rebuild the distributors, like I did with porting the wastegate. New ones are expensive, and very likely in short supply. Likewise, the knowledge on how to rebuild a distributor is probably on it's way to being lost to time. It may be a good addition to the community here.
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greywolf27030

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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #272 on: November 25, 2021, 08:26:40 AM »

Yeah, before long all anyone will know is how to plug it in....lol
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Jack Byrd

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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #273 on: November 25, 2021, 01:07:55 PM »

Yeah, before long all anyone will know is how to plug it in....lol

I actually just had to order a small little 2-jaw puller to take the thing apart. I don't have one small enough to feel comfortable using it on the distributor lol
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greywolf27030

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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #274 on: November 25, 2021, 04:30:54 PM »

In addition to the brake master cylinder we need to work out a replacement for the distributor.
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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #275 on: November 25, 2021, 05:06:13 PM »

In addition to the brake master cylinder we need to work out a replacement for the distributor.

I have most of the important parts coming in. I won't know for sure until I have the thing blown apart on my workbench, but I believe all I'm missing is some seals and bearing(s)? Other than those, I think everything else is not necessarily a wear item, and could be restored to a like-new condition. Anything that is a wear item, I'll try and track down replacement part numbers for them. My goal is to end up with what is essentially a new distributor. We'll see how close to that goal I can get.

With a good enough write-up, and links to parts, it shouldn't be too difficult for everyone e;se here that is interested to do the same with their distributors. If it does end up being more difficult than I envision, I suppose I could always offer it as a service to fellow forum members. I guess we will see how it goes.


Anyways, I just finished going through my few boxes of parts. Other than a bunch of brackets, it looks like I've only got the following parts left to deal with: The VAF, the radiator, it's fan and hoses, the power steering pump, the alternator, the starter, the flywheel/pressure plate/clutch, aaaaaand a whole bunch of hoses. There's really not much left for me to do. However, it is a nice big (frustrating) 3d puzzle, as far as routing all these hoses and getting the brackets back on. It's certainly going to be interesting, trying to get the last few bits of this thing together.

Once the distributor and valve cover are back on the engine, hopefully the other pieces fall into place nicely for me. I'm not too sure what to do with the power steering pump, since it only shared a belt drive with the AC compressor, which I've deleted. I think I may well be going with no power steering, but maybe I can find a way to replace the AC compressor with an idler pully, and retain the power assisted steering.

I do need to track down an aftermarket intercooler and some piping, too.
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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #276 on: November 25, 2021, 10:36:12 PM »

Just go to the auto parts store and ask them for a non-ac belt :) no idler needed
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EShepherd

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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #277 on: Today at 07:25:18 AM »

Just go to the auto parts store and ask them for a non-ac belt :) no idler needed

Well that definitely sounds ideal. Does it get rid of the two-belt setup, and just runs everything together on a single drive belt?
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Re: '91 Capri XR-2 Resto-Mod
« Reply #278 on: Today at 09:15:08 AM »

no
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