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I haven't looked, but I think Burton might do them. I seem to remember getting Ford badges off them years ago. May be worth a look.
 

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Thanks people.
Couldn't get reply from Tickover, but glad to have their details.
Burton charged me £15 for 8 clips, after ordering them I saw the ebay link. Hey ho.
At least they are on their way now.

Also very grateful to Mark (Blackpop racing) for sending me the plug, which arrived yesterday.

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I soon had the Mk1 plug wires soldered to the Mk2 plug all ready to plug into the original plug on my Capri.
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Trickyto photograph with the shadows and the steering wheel, but it's all on and everything works!

I then resolved various issues with with bulbs and wiring so now all bulbs work as they should.
The sealed beam headlights had been previously swapped for ones which take bulbs, a good idea, but no provision for sidelights, so I managed to adapt and now have sidelights in the headlights where they should be.
I've ordered a rear number plate light which looks similar to the missing original part, will be ready for Mot when that goes on.
 

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Now although she fires straight up and ticks over, she doesn't want to to accelerate. I've checked and adjusted timing anyway, but it really seemed like no accelerator pump working, I took this apart, it doesn't look too bad, or should the diaphragm be really soft and pliable?
Trying to order a new one anyway.

Meanwhile I've done some other stuff
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I've refitted this panel which hides the electric fan.
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I wanted to refit this trim, but no clips and the bumper was too tight to the body for it to fit in.
So I spaced the bumper away, removed the one remaining over rider, and fitted my new number plate light. Then I made some clips
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All looks OK now. Apart from the need to refit the lock. And it's a shame that the bit of trim which should go along the bottom edge of the bootlid is missing, I might try to replicate this using other random bits of trim.
 
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you may find the rear 1/4 trim from an mgb or suchlike is long enough to cut to suit, easy to get too.
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Thanks Mark and Neil.

Today i stripped the carb and cleaned it out, all seems good, I need to replace the diaphragm for the accelerator pump. I found one place called "The Carburretor Hospital" based in Rochford, they have the part I need but they are away until 14th Feb.
I'll keep looking, its a pain if I have to wait till then.

I had some spare trim, made some clips similar to the ones I made recently. I cut and trimmed a short piece of the same trim to act as a joiner section in the middle.
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ok so haven't tried this but i just thought of how you could check if the diaphram is leaking or there's a blockage in the carb body..... cut a bit of balloon and sandwich it beween the carb body and diaphram and then test it. if it squirts fuel the diaphram's split, if not there's a blockage in one of the 'drillings' in the body. the balloon may dissolve but should last long enough to check for any blockages.
i'm full of 'good' ideas me........
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either will work just to check one way or the other. only needs to seal long enough to test it.
 

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Thanks MyGasser and Budetta.
The new diaphragm arrived in the post today, from the Anglia 105 people, fortunately it fitted OK.
So I had some fun getting the Capri out of the garage.

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At this point I had stuff everywhere and could hardly move.
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But I was able to swing the back of the Capri round on the skates and drive it out of the garage. But she still wasn't picking up as she should. I limped around the block, and then checked the points, which were fine. But when I went to restart the engine the key refused to work, no key wiggling or tapping with a hammer would budge it. It was getting dark so I took off the shroud around the column and hot wired it.

Now I'm wondering how to fix this. I can't find a replacement part, any suggestions as to what other ignition switch I could adapt?

At this point I leapt into the Austin Ruby and went for a very short joy ride, made me realise how much I'd missed it.
Then, while I was tidying the garage, I found a spring on the floor, this should have gone back in the carb with the new diaphragm. Oops. Oh well at least I think I've solved the problem, will find out tomorrow.

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The wheels were just silver, so I painted the satin black inserts.

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I made the missing boot lid trim from parts that came with the car. I made a joiner piece by simply cutting down a scrap piece.
Also found the speedo cable languishing in the engine bay, managed to refit it with a random circlip from my box, speedo worked OK when I went round the block.
 
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Have you checked to see if dizzy is advancing ? Best thing with steering lock is remove it so you can look at it on bench, remove switch part to see if its jambed or if its the key/barrel
 
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