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rally design do brand new m16 calipers for that ian.
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Thanks Neil.
With the brakes working I moved on to the handbrake, it needs a new rear cable so I've ordered one.
Also been checking the electrics, no live at all on any fuses, yet the heater, lights, and brake lights work.
Must investigate further.
It needs front seat covers, they are over £400!!
So I'm looking for other solutions.
The indicator Stalk is not right, but I can't find one for sale at any price, so I will have a go at repairing it.
 
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Capris & escorts (& probably cortina's) all share the same indicator stalks.
and both car builder solutions and rally design do one that looks the same too.
neil.
oh, and from memory 1600e cortina mk2 has the same front seats or at least covers as mk1 capri. it's been a while though so check before buying.
 

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I eventually found an indicator stalk for sale - £180 plus postage!!!
So I came up with this plan.
Here's the original:

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For only £20 I bought a new stalk for mk2

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Hopefully won't look out of place.

I also bought a plug with wiring for Mk1:


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All I have to do now is work out how to connect these 8 wires to the 12 connectors on the mk2 stalk. It shouldn't be too difficult to decide what goes where.
I'm debating how best to make the connection, can't find a plug to fit it, maybe I'll have to solder wires individually to these and shrink wrap them. It will be fiddly I reckon.
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Otherwise I've got all the lights working.

I bought a cheap chinese thermostat but it puts the fan on when cold, and goes off when hot! I've tried wiring it differently but it's still the same. If I can't resolve this I'll have to buy a better one from carbuilder solutions.

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The spare wheel well had these holes, which grew when I poked my finger.....

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You could use a relay to 'reverse ' the action of the thermostat. Fairly easily done. When the stat switches on (engine cold) power up the relay coil, and switch the fan using the normally closed contact on the relay. Thus, energising the relay open circuits the fan, and vice versa.
 

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Thanks Kobi Dave, why didn't I think of that? All sorted now
Thanks Mark, I managed to suss out what wire connects to what with a series of tests, just have to make the connections now. I'm waiting to see if I can get a plug, if no joy then I'll just solder them all.

Here's the wheel well after welding and tidying
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Mark, thank you, yes that looks like it will fit,

Neil, thank you, that does look very close to the original one, but now I've bought this I'll soldier on with it.

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Door cards back on, and some trim.

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Boot rubber back on

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Been cleaning up the filthy interior and refitting various bits

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Found a repair underneath, was OK but surface rust, so sanded down, applied tiger seal, paint etc to follow

It's been a voyage of discovery, having never owned a Capri, and not having stripped it down, gradually realising where all the bits in boxes fit.

The seats need repair, must strip them down and get going on them.
 

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forgot to ask mate, has the minor gone now you're onto this one?
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The Minor is living outside in the road, it's the only one I'm driving at the moment. Planning to sell the Capri first.

Does anyone know why there are 2 holes in the rear offside floor pan and 3 in the front ns?

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I can easily close them up, just curious as to why they were there.
 

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Holes look like the ones that should have a metal or plastic bung in, used to locate the shell during production I believe?
 

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Thanks Steve, but they seem far too big to be drainholes.

Mattblack - Thanks, that makes sense, I'll just plug them with bits of steel cut out to match the indent.

Today I had a go at polishing up the paintwork

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There was a big line of runs here to the left of where the hockey stick ends, I managed to get rid with 1200 and the compound.
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Not so successful here, I got rid of the run mostly, but some yellow primer is showing through.
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I might be able to get her out of the garage and go for a spin next week.
 

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Discussion Starter · #39 ·
I'm struggling to find these little clips, they go over the prongs on the back of the letters on boot and bonnet

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I've been trying Old Ford Services but can't get an answer.
Any other suggestions?
 

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You could try Tickover

 
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