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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:17 pm 
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If it kills you, that quote is going on your headstone... Just remember that :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:05 am 
dont worry about what others mate its well nice car it about the character of these cars now not just power and looking after them


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:27 pm 
kind words mate cheers :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:45 pm 
parts arrived today so started getting the car ready for its mot on friday


firstly my valentines day presant, handy little air ratchet, does upto 50lbs/ft at 150rpm, so goo enough for your average nut and bolt, will be buying a impact socket soon

buying these now as we recently was given a broken compressor we repaired easily

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first job was the rear ARB bracket that had snapped some time ago, only noticed it when i changed the suspension, so thanks to Tom peters (FT.com) for providing these at unbelievably quick postage speeds

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next was the rear brake load bias valve that comes on the ABS models, was overly slack and caused an advisory on my last mot, not 100% sure i done it right, never come across one before!


then swapped my rear lights back to standards, and fit amber indicator bulbs

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looks very nice imo

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also checked all the engine levels, all were good, even though sometimes i find the coolant level drops randomly :rolleyes:
oil is still golden :D and checked the tyres too

so bring on the mot all ready for it!


and some sneakies with the capri

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Does anyone knob what sensor this is? only noticed it when digging around and ive never changed that on my car when trying to route out my idle issue

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:01 pm 
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car looks so much better with the standard lights! keep em on...

as for the sensor, fuck knows:P

those arb brackets ford stock?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:05 pm 
yup genuine ford, even had the ford part number stickers, do you need some?


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That sensor may be for the temp gauge

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:25 pm 
ill unplug it and see what happens :P


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:23 pm 
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think mine are ok tbh buddy but i know ford stopped making them didnt they?

pretty sure someone on here got some made up, stainless steel so the same doesnt happen to them!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:26 pm 
thinking about it, the 1.4 si didnt come with a rear anti roll bar mate

but yea there is two different rear brackets, one fits to the shock bolt,
the other just bolts to the beam, these are the beam ones, the one thats discontinued for the shock bolt has a spacer in it

i simply added a piece of the old broken bracket to space it (as it already has the bolt hole)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:28 pm 
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good work jon.

although when i drove it a noticed a small knock on the osf, might be worth checking it for play mate.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:20 pm 
did when i changed the suspension over, nothing to spot

considered changing the droplinks regardless but i run out of money this pay :P



tiny update regarding the mot prep...


bought a spare fog lamp a few weeks back and decided to pop it on today

mine was franked as it was lacking enough mounts to hold it steady, the new one has all 4 brackets, so stops it swinging around!

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new one in and my bulb tranfered over

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also, since lowering it further, my tyres rub on the front over larger bumps, this has started to knock the arch kit off, so bulled bumper sides off slightly, and the arches and knocked back the metal that ironicly folds out towards that tyre, hammered that back.

replaced the arch and bumper, then drilled and put a self taper into the end of the arch to stop it coming away


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:31 pm 
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nice work, and yes, i dont lol :P good job i was on it ey!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:21 am 
Bad news...

she fail the MOT


3 things:

corroded steel rear near side brake pipe = easy
nearside rear chassis leg corroded within range of beam mounting = bitch to do as its tight and my arc welder aint for underneath cars
offside rear chassis leg corroded within range of beam mounting = " " "

a number of advisories, but nothing sinister



bit gutted really went in confident i done all that was needed, dont know how i missed the holes

decided not to rush it, thinking about getting the free retest etc, no point as it will only skimp and come back to haunt me


so putting a list of tools needed together, borrowing the dosh and im going to do it proper!
which includes the beam coming off, rear arch kit coming off and time spent, got myself some metal from a mate, its galvanised too so thats good, and will be buying some red oxide too!



once the capri is running and out, im getting tempory cover on it, use that to get around, and this will be going in the garage to get sorted, no deadline but preferably a month as the capri only is taxed till end of march...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:51 am 
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Sorry to here this, atleast you have a plan.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:37 am 
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thats a shame mate.

you seem to have it all planned out though.. :)

you can learn to drift in the capri as well haha

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:09 am 
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Try and spot any other areas that aren't MOT failure and solve them as well, you don't want them biting your ass off next MOT!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:18 pm 
yea good thinking cheers dan!


a mate got me quite nervous about the capri lol, reckons even with just 100bhp (standard 2.0 pinto) they are easy to get the arse going, i wont know what to do lol never experienced oversteer! :D :P


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:33 pm 
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If you get oversteer, steer into it, and with rear wheel drive, gently bring on the throttle. Snap changes on the pedals will kill you.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:37 pm 
hha i leanred snapping from forza on the xbox, car will violently fling in the other direction! :(

midn you them cars are quite alot more powerful than a humble pinto :P


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