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 on: June 19, 2018, 06:49:24 PM 
Started by Int_Doggo - Last post by Int_Doggo
Sorry for the late reply guys, been busy with work and all.

Actually I had a video of the engine running before it blew and in person it sounded alright, but in the video there is evident knocking that I guess I didn't hear somehow. The entire time I owned the car the oil pressure would fluctuate a lot more than seemed normal, so my guess is the oil pump went out, causing one of the bearings to slip. The oil pressure gauge would just drop to zero sometimes, but giving it a little bit of gas would bring it back up. Should have fixed the issue when It occurred, but I got lazy. Also funny you mention swapping a sephia motor in, I actually got a low miles sephia as a replacement car for the time being. Unfortunately though, I do still live with my parents, and they weren't about to let me use their space to rebuild/swap an engine, and they forced me to sell my car. One day I will own another capri, as of when, I'm not sure.

 on: June 19, 2018, 01:38:40 PM 
Started by Grimsleeper - Last post by Zmbzy
My clutch slave cylinder died on me in the middle of traffic the other day. After she was towed home, I decided to replace both the master and slave as long as I had to be working on the clutch hydraulics, and compared to my old Fiat X1/9, this repair was a walk in the park

I only had to remove the battery, wiper motor, and splash guards. The X1/9 needed the steering column, driver seat, pedal assembly, exterior vents, wiper motor, and center console to come out before you would even have enough room to get a flare wrench near the master cylinder

I still need to get around to replacing my valve cover gasket, but it's such a small leak that I keep putting it off

 on: June 19, 2018, 01:21:54 PM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by Zmbzy
Don't worry about the condition of your Capri.

You're going to have a blast. There have been capris that showed up to the MACG with rusted rockers, holes in the floor, burnt out clutches. Ragtop to shreds, mismatched body panels, no interior. It just doesn't matter - a Capri is a Capri - come have a good time.

Make an effort to be there. I have made the trek several times, sometimes driving 800+ miles one way to be there. It's worth it.
As the name says, it's a Gathering, not a show, even if we are piggybacking a show.

Ok good, that's a genuine relief to hear. I really like the story of the Capri, and it's a charming little car; I think that they should be in many more shows than they are. I don't have the time or money to treat mine the way it deserves to be treated, and am nervous about having her actually be judged

But I'm only 2 hours away, and I know for sure that my car will make the trip, so I am definitely in

 on: June 18, 2018, 10:46:45 AM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by Gaz
Is your wastegate ported? Can you control boost with a normal boost controller?

Not yet. I have a Tbird hybrid going on that I'm porting, so I'm not going to do the stock one. But yes, I can control it with a normal bleed off tee, within reason. With the dual stage controller, it will not allow me to raise boost pressure. I'm not concerned with overboost at the moment.

 on: June 17, 2018, 03:13:50 PM 
Started by chrispoe - Last post by Gaz
Necro'd for America.

I assume this is doable, then? How does this compare to the 6al?

 on: June 17, 2018, 03:04:47 PM 
Started by rsharry - Last post by Rocketman
The camshaft specs are here:
^^some good info there. That site is a goldmine of information.

Yes there are adjustable cam pulleys available, you'd get them for the Mazda Miata, 1.6L. 1.8L should be the same, I'm not sure about the later VVT head, though

 on: June 17, 2018, 01:15:38 PM 
Started by rsharry - Last post by Gaz
Bumpity bump

 on: June 17, 2018, 01:12:13 PM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by Rocketman
Is your wastegate ported? Can you control boost with a normal boost controller?

 on: June 17, 2018, 11:20:02 AM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by Gaz
So, here's my review of the Dual-Stage Boost Controller:

Rubbish. Mine could not control boost in either stage, at any time, in any configuration. I bought a Chinese one, of course, but referred to TurboSmart for installation and troubleshooting, since it's a knockoff of their design. Installation was easy, but the unit was cheap and eventually, the knobs for adjustment stuck in their respective positions. I don't recommend it.

Just go with a Hallman in-cab controller or something of the like.

 on: June 17, 2018, 11:16:01 AM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by Gaz
Yeah, man.

So, who's coming from Duluth, MPLS, the UP, Northern WI? My route will be going straight east through Ironwood, crossing the Mackinnick, then back through Iowa. Just a big loop, basically, but I want to see the UP.

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