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    Quote Originally Posted by turnover View Post
    Is it in the hole yet pal
    nearly, got all my goodies from Summit. Engine off the stand, oil pressure primed etc. Flywheel and clutch on, but needs clutch fork straightening and pivot ball height increasing. Should have it dropped in next week.
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    Could you not add a spacer to the back of the release bearing where it attaches to the arm instead? Just a thought.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    Could you not add a spacer to the back of the release bearing where it attaches to the arm instead? Just a thought.
    I don't think so, it's a Chevy fork and release bearing, the forks have sprung clips etc to hold the bearing. The fork I have looks too bent for the bellhousing, so will cut and straighten it. The pivot looks easy enough to make, Summit actually sell an adjustable one but I cant really justify shipping or wait for it.
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    if the spacer was a press fit onto the bearing and was made so it would clip to the arm (by copying the bearing) it could work i'd have thought. if altering the arm and the pivot is easy enough though i'd go for it.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.
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    Reading this makes me want my 2dr "Wedgewood blue" Sierra back dammit!
    I sold it 15 years ago 99% finished. I built it out of every new part I could so it looked like the V8 was fitted by Ford.
    I put an 8000 mile RS500 LSD rear axle and trans in it, also swopped the pensioner 4sp gear lever onto the 5 speed T5 for sleeper appeal LOL.
    My g/f at the time bought a brand new Escort Cossie in '95 and a spare set of wheels came up for sale...they ended up on it too, looked fkn mint and sat perfect.

    I sold it for £2K almost done, delivered it to a single car garage half a mile away and it sits there to this day, the brand new P Zero's I put on are rotted away with the mandatory paddling pools and patio furniture piled on it , and the dash ripped out, never did 1 mile, sad as fk.
    Cant wait to see this Capri built
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68roadrunner View Post
    Reading this makes me want my 2dr "Wedgewood blue" Sierra back dammit!
    I sold it 15 years ago 99% finished. I built it out of every new part I could so it looked like the V8 was fitted by Ford.
    I put an 8000 mile RS500 LSD rear axle and trans in it, also swopped the pensioner 4sp gear lever onto the 5 speed T5 for sleeper appeal LOL.
    My g/f at the time bought a brand new Escort Cossie in '95 and a spare set of wheels came up for sale...they ended up on it too, looked fkn mint and sat perfect.

    I sold it for £2K almost done, delivered it to a single car garage half a mile away and it sits there to this day, the brand new P Zero's I put on are rotted away with the mandatory paddling pools and patio furniture piled on it , and the dash ripped out, never did 1 mile, sad as fk.
    Cant wait to see this Capri built
    sad end for it. i have bit of a rule selling cars now, i’ll only sell a car to somebody who digs it for what it is, and who understands how to work on and build cars. Not interested in newbies who have no clue what they’re buying, they’re just grief, or “know it alls” who want to moan about everything. That said, i sold an unfinished 100e to a guy who finished it EXACTLY how i intended and it was gutting to sell it done but sold out of my price range.
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    Bit of an update, been plugging away getting it ready to drop it. Motor is together, been ****ing about with the clutch set up, now sorted with an adjustable ball pivot from Real Steel

    Other work I've done is make a slave cylinder bracket, I'll be using a landy slave and rod, should hope fully work out nice



    Other bits I've bought, nice gearlever for a T5 off ebay, and needed a decent gear knob so went for a rally style nylon one, Dexron III for the trans, and also had to buy a new trans mount. Went for a an energy suspension poly one as everywhere else wanted the same money for a $15 stock one.





    All being well and if it doesn't snow motor goes in this week
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    well it snowed and didn’t stop, weathers been **** and just haven’t had time until yesterday where i dropped the motor in



    really happy to get it in, trans crossmember needs modding but pleased i can crack on with it now.
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    Good stuff!, Colour of the car, black engine, silver auxillieries, great combo, really into this build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68roadrunner View Post
    Good stuff!, Colour of the car, black engine, silver auxillieries, great combo, really into this build.
    Cheers fella
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