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Summer will be upon us soon! Make sure you check the Meets subforum to see if there's a get-together near you!

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 31 
 on: April 08, 2019, 02:34:27 PM 
Started by Rocketman - Last post by HarryN
neat project.  Thanks for posting.

 32 
 on: April 08, 2019, 02:28:38 PM 
Started by HarryN - Last post by HarryN
Hi,  this might make sense to someone that isn't a purist.

I am into conversion vans and am putting together a small get together in Petaluma, CA on Sunday April 28.  11 am - 6 pm.

If you feel like stopping by and chatting about Capri's, I am very open / interested.

This isn't anything sanctioned or formal - just some local hobbyist that enjoy getting together occasionally.

Most of the people there will be conversion van / DIY oriented but at least one Capri owner will also be there - me.

If there is even a 10% chance that you might come, please post here so I can do some head count planning.

Current plan is Deer Creek Village shopping mall - near the Friedmans. 

Will update as it gets closer.

Harry

 33 
 on: April 08, 2019, 02:21:15 PM 
Started by boomingbeetle - Last post by HarryN
Following your advice / guidance in this thread, I have been taking all of the ground wire / connections apart.  Cleaning everything up and replacing most of the ground wires with heavier awg mil spec wire / crimps.

You might ask why I started with this approach?  My  son and I build auxiliary power systems for conversion vans so we are already pretty well set up for wire and ring lugs.  We use mil spec wire because it combines the benefits of marine wire (individually tin plated fine strands) and extended temperature range (down to (-55 C) )    Normal marine wire is only made for boating type weather conditions.

90% of the ground connections looked "ok" but a few are marginal and at least one had a thread locker on it which might have been making it a dicey connection.

 Also going to add a few direct connections back to the negative battery terminal.



 34 
 on: April 08, 2019, 01:35:54 PM 
Started by JBone - Last post by Rocketman


It's the sensor sticking out of the bottom of the intake manifold here.

 35 
 on: April 08, 2019, 12:37:11 PM 
Started by JBone - Last post by Pappy T
Rocketman, did a little hunting around intake manifold , don't feel or see any kind of wiring . What should I be looking for ?  Thinking if I hadn't seen or noticed it before , could be my issue !? Thanks !

 36 
 on: April 08, 2019, 12:32:15 PM 
Started by greywolf27030 - Last post by belleaudb
I did mine April of last year as I had posted under non-capri usable parts. It's still smooth and noise free.

I'm sure you will be happy.   ;D


 37 
 on: April 06, 2019, 06:18:46 PM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by Btown
If you do fit the boot strut brace, yes you will need to remove boot lift struts. Few issues here, how do you hold up boot lid, also the soft top cover also uses the gas struts to stay up. What I did was fabricate a 40mm straight extension with hole each end. Connected to the soft top cover with pin as usual, sourced two more pins and attached to gas strut. The angle stops boot lid opening all the way by its self, but once lifted all good. Also helps to support soft top cover.

 38 
 on: April 06, 2019, 05:52:28 PM 
Started by greywolf27030 - Last post by greywolf27030
I'm ordering brass shoulder bushings and shoulder screws to tune up my shifter.

McMaster-Carr   bushing 6655K681    shoulder bolt 92981A325

We'll see if that doesn't tighten it up.

Jack Byrd

 39 
 on: April 05, 2019, 03:50:56 PM 
Started by chukT - Last post by chukT
Looks like I rounded some wheels up locally.  I bought a whole parts car. don't need wheels now.

 40 
 on: April 05, 2019, 09:33:50 AM 
Started by JBone - Last post by Pappy T
Thanks Rocketman , I'll track that one down too !

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