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Project Capri. Fresh start. Bodyshell pics as of now(ish) pg 11.


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#331 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

Moar engine bollocks! Nearly there now though, and I must admit I think it looks ace!

I followed the great advice you lot gave about the rocker cover. The paint said oil resistant but who knows what could happen to it when it's getting hot oil flung at it? There's no way I'm going to risk blocking oil ways or the pick up pipe so I've stripped the blue off the inside of the rocker cover.
I used a very potent chemical paint stripper, it smelt fucking awfull but it eat right through the enamel and the primer beneath within minutes. This then washed off with warm soapy water and a stiff nail brush. The outside survived untouched so no harm done. Better safe than sorry!
After that had dried off I smeared the inside with engine oil to stop flash rusting since the engine will be sat unused for a few months yet.
Then it got a new cork gasket and bolted in place on the engine. All the bolts were tightened and I've even replaced the two rubber seal washers on the front cam bearing end for new ones. Once it was all tight I painted the bolt heads and washers in the same blue enamel.

Various other brackets etc have been put back in place. The cam belt cover got a new '1600' sticker, and I've painted the engine number, casting number etc in silver enamel. Same for the tiny timing marks on the bottom pulley. Finishing touches really, that stand out nicely against the black block and show a bit of attention to detail.

35214226143_308ece7fd4_o.jpgIMG_0554 by Dan Clark, on Flickr

36024833055_260226a650_o.jpgIMG_0552 by Dan Clark, on Flickr

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35214228803_5143d4df90_o.jpgIMG_0553 by Dan Clark, on Flickr

Painting the engine number was a pain, the numbers are very faint and none are stamped in line either!
Not much left now. Engine mounts need to dry properly before I bolt the rubber mounts (brand new) back on and the exhaust manifold. Not made my mind up yet on that. The cast original does look a bit shit tbh, so I might look at a tubular replacement. Any recommendations? It must look good though, no boy racer shit!
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:10 PM

top work, what stripper did you use? Most I have tried struggle with enamel


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

top work, what stripper did you use? Most I have tried struggle with enamel


Believe it or not this stuff https://www.phoenix-...olvents/125pq18

It's a model making paint stripper I've used on my model trains! It's pretty strong stuff though, as I say it cut right through this enamel with ease. Just got to be careful where the stuff gets to as it will start dissolving any paint surface as soon as it touches it. Even a tiny bit flicked off the old toothbrush I was using and landed on one of my freshly painted engine mounts and it did mark it!

The silver enamel I used for the numbers is also model paint! A Humbrol tin. Does the job.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:39 PM

IMG_0553 by Dan Clark, on Flickr

Painting the engine number was a pain, the numbers are very faint and none are stamped in line either!
 

 

Worth the effort, though - looks great.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

Believe it or not this stuff https://www.phoenix-...olvents/125pq18

It's a model making paint stripper I've used on my model trains! It's pretty strong stuff though, as I say it cut right through this enamel with ease. Just got to be careful where the stuff gets to as it will start dissolving any paint surface as soon as it touches it. Even a tiny bit flicked off the old toothbrush I was using and landed on one of my freshly painted engine mounts and it did mark it!

The silver enamel I used for the numbers is also model paint! A Humbrol tin. Does the job.

 

I've got some of that!  Bloody good stuff, the paint they do is very nice too.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

Ashley manifolds are plain looking and pretty cheap as well, i'll pop to the shed and pap a picture of mine for you
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:23 PM

The only problem with them is the paint they paint them with is shoite and burns off quickly, this one didnt actually come painted in the black paint, in hindsite i should have painted it in bbq paint, thats only surface corrosion so I still could

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

I've got some of that!  Bloody good stuff, the paint they do is very nice too.


It is good stuff! I've got none left now after using it on this. It's never failed on anything I've tried it on so far though.
I was looking at the rocker cover wondering how best to strip it. I was going to try brake fluid but then remembered I had this!
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:28 PM

The only problem with them is the paint they paint them with is shoite and burns off quickly, this one didnt actually come painted in the black paint, in hindsite i should have painted it in bbq paint, thats only surface corrosion so I still could
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I've just been looking at the Ashley manifolds, they seem pretty good and not too pricey.

How do they fit to the rest of the exhaust system though?
Presumably you simply bin the cast manifold and first downpipe section then just slide the centre and rear sections onto the new Ashley pipe? I was wondering about pipe dimension differences new - old.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

I have only ever gone and got stainless exhausts made to the manifolds at my local powerflow (guaranteed for life no worries then and you can have them as loud or as quiet as you like) but there would be nothing stopping you making a sleeve to fit a standard one up to it, if it helps i would happily measure pipe diameters and overall dimensions next time im outside which will probably be friday, iirc the pipe at the end of the 4 branch is 2 1/4"
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:40 PM

Here's the manifold/downpipe I've seen,

http://capriclub.co..../manifold-pinto

And here's an exhaust system,

http://capriclub.co....nto-2-inch-exit

I 'think' they should go together? I'm not sure though if it's going to be a bit boy racer for my tastes!?
I've still got my old mild steel system, the tailpipe diameter is 1 3/4 inch. I don't really want to fit it after the shell comes home though as it will look like arse on a pristine shell.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:50 PM

Yeah that system goes with the manifold but the systems are loud, a bespoke stainless from powerflow won't be a world apart from the price of that and guaranteed for life and you can specify the volume of the system and tailpipe design, you could even just have a length of stainless pipe so it looks more original if you so chose, food for thought
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:10 PM

Yeah that system goes with the manifold but the systems are loud, a bespoke stainless from powerflow won't be a world apart from the price of that and guaranteed for life and you can specify the volume of the system and tailpipe design, you could even just have a length of stainless pipe so it looks more original if you so chose, food for thought


I think I'll do what you say. Get one of the Ashley manifolds then take the car to someone like Powerflow for a full system. I'd like to keep it about standard really noise wise.

I'm going to probably leave the manifold off for now anyway as it'll make fitting the engine back into the car a bit easier.
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