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Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on June 30, 2008, 19:36:29 PM
My day was chilled. straightened out a crushed chassis rail outrigger, then a mate came buy and started chatting...praising my efforts etc....did bugger all else after that    ..apart from sink beers and smoke tabs and getting all nostalgic with me mate about the cars weve loved and lost...or loved and never got  

What did you do?
Title: Today
Post by: popuptoaster on June 30, 2008, 19:48:41 PM
I bought the tax for the cortina, drove down to faversham to rally design and picked up me new front springs, fitted a temporary console in the car to hold the leccy window buttons a clock and a couple of fag lighter sockets cos im off to the retro show at the pod saturday and i wanted a few creature comforts for the journey.

Gonna fit the springs tomorrow hopefully.
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on June 30, 2008, 20:13:44 PM
A good day then   As odd as it sounds, i'm actualy envious of you getting it taxed...wish i was ready for that
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 01, 2008, 10:19:56 AM
Hmmm, bit after the even but i'm also envious of tax on the tina....

nice one fella.


Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 01, 2008, 16:49:10 PM
Stripped the last of the mastic body sealer today   3 weeks, 2 anglegrinders, 2 heat guns, 3 litres of white spirit and a bale of wire wool later - its all bare metal underneath and up the innerwings (wheel sides)
just have a  film of thined grease on it now, which i'll strip with thinners before the ferrozinc and etch go on.
RESULT  
I ruined 2 pairs of tracky bottoms, 2 t-shirts, a pair of trainers,a shirt (ralph at that   ) and a wooly hat doing it but i'm well plaeased. It will look as smart underneath as on the bodywork itell ya  
Sorry, i'm just jubilant at having beat it, cos just after starting, I was tempted to say fook that cos its such a b-atch, but i'm so happy i persevered YAY YAY YAY!!!

edit - Also, the cast t3 flange adapter i ordered arrived from autochrome in the states - I droped it off to an engineering firm 2 mins from my house who are going to cut it to suit - it cost 40 quid and the firm want 60 to cut it (can't remeber the term they used for how they would do it but it was ring something or something ring) but once thats back it will be welded on the manifold and my turbo will fit  
Its all coming together
Title: Today
Post by: mouldytbags on July 01, 2008, 19:44:50 PM
taxed the car and bought new rad.total of £240 gutted  on the plus side i start my new job tomorrow
which should bring in some much needed pennies for the sierra.
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 01, 2008, 19:56:03 PM
trust me you did all right - i remeber a mate paying £300 for a new rad for his Honda (teehee). I remeber suggesting he got it braised up. he'd already shoved an egg in it... but the fella (Diamond rd. Watford) wanted £200 to fix it so he bought a new one.
oh, and he didn't get any road tax with it lol
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 02, 2008, 10:11:32 AM
Mate Paid £500 for a rad for his M3..... shame huh.

Title: Today
Post by: Tobbelainnen on July 02, 2008, 10:36:15 AM
I paid 330£ for a rad to my old 24v froggy a few years ago.....  And it blew 3 new ones in a row, the side tanks came of them
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 04, 2008, 14:05:57 PM
haven't done anything on the cappa today - wife went out this morning and took the keys to garage with her   I realized about 5 mins after she left but couldn't call her back on the mobile as she was on a deadline...pants  

might get in there after 3ish but i'm on the beers now so god knows what I'll be good for by then
Title: Today
Post by: popuptoaster on July 04, 2008, 14:09:42 PM
I paid 40 quid for the new mk2 granny rad thats in my cortina. :D
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 04, 2008, 14:57:29 PM
I love how the "hows your day thread" turned into "how much was your Rad"

My Mrs said any conversation i have ends up back at cars, seems your all no different.... Sound

Ian
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 05, 2008, 19:38:02 PM
Had a good sort out and tidy up today, since the messy jobs are done and i can't move for junk. Got a ton a crap to take to the dump on monday and get this - my 9 and 10mm short 3/8" sockets are GONE      why couldn't some of the bloody useless sizes you never use go missing  
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 05, 2008, 21:09:44 PM
Quote from: Janspeedcapri
   why couldn't some of the bloody useless sizes you never use go missing

Cause they neer do!

Where do they go anyways!

Got my phone back from repair, god i've missed it, its been half renewed looks well odd, its an N95 with a tatty back and a brand new slide front.

Ian
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 06, 2008, 00:32:10 AM
mobile phones    my missus was round some photography clients house yesterday...the 12 year old daughter had THREE mobiles    whats the fascination?
I have a very outdated sonyericson in CONCOURSE condition...cos i can't be arsed to take it with me...I just leave it in the kitchen on charge and just use it for texting certain folk...folk who'd talk yer ears off if ya call em
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 07, 2008, 16:41:43 PM
TODAY my new leather seats arrived   -   they cost me £275 delivered - what do you think?

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Title: Today
Post by: bazbiker on July 07, 2008, 21:01:23 PM
They look smart
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 08, 2008, 18:23:57 PM
Just got me dinner out the oven and I don't know how but this just happed  
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I'm shocked, confused and about to get onto the insurance people- you know there will be an excess
Title: Today
Post by: Maddoglips on July 08, 2008, 18:33:33 PM
Quote from: Janspeedcapri
Just got me dinner out the oven and I don't know how but this just happed  
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I'm shocked, confused and about to get onto the insurance people- you know there will be an excess

M8

Dont contact them yet. Take the details of the appliance and get there no. from the net and phone the supplier/manufacturer. If you bitch enough, they'll probs get some 1 to replace it free of charge.

I'm a spark and have had to do it a few times. Cost a little for the calls, less then the insurance excess.

Zane
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 08, 2008, 18:39:57 PM
Righto - i'll do that - weve found all the paperwork for it so  they should come out - it rained glass in here so I'm just glad the kids were elsewhere    - thanks pal, i realy appreciate the advice there as i'm totaly skint at the mo.
Title: Today
Post by: Maddoglips on July 08, 2008, 18:43:57 PM
Quote from: Janspeedcapri
Righto - i'll do that - weve found all the paperwork for it so  they should come out - it rained glass in here so I'm just glad the kids were elsewhere    - thanks pal, i realy appreciate the advice there as i'm totaly skint at the mo.

Cheers M8

Just remember to give them gas or they'll try and get out of it. Express the fact that there was children in the house and what could have happend. They should respond quickly then, if not threaton to go to the papers and consumer care. It has worked for me a couple of times even when it wasn't there fault LOL

Good Luck and let us know the outcome.
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 14, 2008, 21:42:13 PM
i started this thread cos i can't handle the commitment of a project thread - the project itself is enough commitment  

Anyway, as of today i have a Capri mk3 shell with only the roof and engine bay left to strip tommora. the underside and outside are gleaming steel with just a coat of gear oil on to protect for now.
The engine is still in and its staying there but the manifoilds, bottles, pipes, cables and fuel metering bits are off to give me a clear run at the sides. I'm happy i can fiddle away till ive got it all stripped then use an airbrush (tip from a pro) to refinish the bay and wing inner tops from bare metal.

decided to get the etch on with no messin but will take it elsewhere to do the rest of the coats, then bring it back for the final build.

the turbo side of that is almost all in place - just waiting for some crucial bolts, wastegate and gaskets to arrive and its all their - piling up in the spare room and at my mums.
Only other major bits to buy are the ss sigle exhaust system, allly petrol tank .

I have quite a bit of tarting to doi with some of the bits before they go back on like painting the front legs original bilstein blue, and nagging me mum to finish the leather reupholstery oif the rear seats to match the new front ones.

I will actualy post a load of pics of various cool shite for you viewing pleasure  if the magpies don't nick the shiny shell that is
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 14, 2008, 22:22:57 PM
nick... i feel i must appologise, i missed the photo of your oven door and wanted to say i have nothing helpfull to say only "what the fook were you cooking!!"    

who told you to use an airbush on your inner wings? take you ages on a capri they are bigger than most new cars outer wings. get the proper gun out at proper pressure. seats look well. is that laminate or real wood flooring cause thats nice also...    

your mum cutting up old leather jackets "top gear style" for your rear seat?    

Ian
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 14, 2008, 22:34:27 PM
  I was just getting some oven chips out i think - wierd, it just shattered, got the insurance paying for it  

The airbrush is just for the awkward bit I won't get to wiv the gun and NO me jackets safe   I got a few yards of black leather for her to do it wiv - she actualy very good and exsperienced at upholstering as she used to do it for boats and caravans for people - she also used to make garments and stuff.

Them seats were only cheap off the bay so i wasn't exspecting them to be as nice as they are _ well chuffed. I sit down there in them reading me Classic ford mag when i get a chance...well comfy and snug - they came from spain and i highly reccomend them. they are the modern shape but being leather, seem to look right for an older car i think (as opposed to sparco style nylon material. They have recline, tilt forwaard and runners all fitted too

oh and the floors oak. we have oak on the ground floor and walnut on the 1st and second that looks even nicer, in a more sophisticated, snobby way  we aren't rich or nothing - I had to fit it all me self and put the wife on the game to pay for it...almost
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 14, 2008, 22:44:27 PM
You open the door first or just try and get them out?

LOL i tried that but she cost me a fortune in change.      

Leather has comedown a lot in price hasn't it!!!

Our local "motorWorld has similar seat on like an office chair base for behind the counter..... typical motor world....
ian
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 14, 2008, 22:52:23 PM
Quote from: IansSaph
You open the door first or just try and get them out?

hehehe   just smash and grab the dinner like  you'd have to be a hungry bugger to try that PMSL  

I think the leather were getting cheap is from  iraqi/afghani corpses its so cheap  seems o.k tho ...  
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 15, 2008, 00:38:56 AM
afgani arse cheek hand rolled hide, nice....

i was thinking more chinese dog leather...

either way... bother??? nah, cheap seats are cheap seats.
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 15, 2008, 23:47:01 PM
I got the roof stripped, shot blasted a few bits and made such a mess the wife got the hump and wouldn't take any pictures (shes a photographer)   I'll try again tommorow, after ive done a bit of work on her
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 15, 2008, 23:53:40 PM
i was just wondering..... " hmmm today, howd it go?"      

a bit of work on her... or a bit of work on her.....?

Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 15, 2008, 23:58:07 PM
Quote from: IansSaph
a bit of work on her... or a bit of work on her.....?

As a married man, I think you know whats required, this smiley might give you a clue      
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 16, 2008, 00:00:29 AM
haha, things you have to do to get some photos taken mate.        

buy your own camera, loads easier on the jaw... and you get more time in the  garage.....

   
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 17, 2008, 19:31:59 PM
Stripped the engine bay of paint and then wasted hours talking to idiots who want £400 /hour to spray paint i suppy. Very dissapointed so I'm going to get very drunk and forget all about it.

Mick, Simon - I WILL be painting my own car FOR DAMN SURE. Decided to set up a temporary booth in the front yard with 22mm copper tube frame, plastic tarps seamed with carpet tape, a dehumidifier and 2 inline fans for a filtered downdraught. Will be hiring a HVLP kit an praying to god it works out.

Profession sprayers can go to hell - I can't find one that isn't a lieing, thieving peice of exscrement.


edit - just so noone gets the wrong idea about my expectations...I would of been happy to pay £2000 - but I'm dreaming apparently
Title: Today
Post by: Dave on July 17, 2008, 19:44:44 PM

Hmm well only read the last post, you don't need all that stuff.

Spray outside in decent warm weather.
2 pack paint & you can do the engine bay for about 20 quid paint wise + the compressor & spray gun etc.

Spray in thin coats letting them flash off in between. Goes from a wet look to just shiney.

Easy mate don't be scarred.

Labour is the main cost of spraying.

I have done 3000 pound spray jobs for like 300 DIY for mates.

That is how much you pay for labour & experience.


Good Luck.
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 17, 2008, 19:48:36 PM
Cheers Dave - all noted    you have a good one on ya trip and remember - I still want an MT-75 hybrid when youve time
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 21, 2008, 20:32:08 PM
Well I got bored today and took some

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thats a dehumidifier and a hyrometer - says 36 % relative humidity - thats dry  :)

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a few more of her naked

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the little turbo is the the original - but the hot side isn't that different - the manifold is welded  :biggrin:
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the "high tech gadgets"  :laugh:  beleive it or not, the yellow looking wedge thing is to enrich the fuel under boost :)

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the said intercooler ian ;)
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and finaly a modified sump
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thats it for now - bloody resizing them in photoshop is a pain :blink:






Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 22, 2008, 12:32:23 PM
resize in photo bucket. easy.

Some nice progress there mate. good to see the left over laminate underlay is coming to good use. My mrs would go mental at car pars in the house.
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 22, 2008, 17:30:38 PM
Quote from: IansSaph
My mrs would go mental at car pars in the house.

Oh she is...she wants to turn that room into a playroom for the kids. She moaned about cutting the lawn today and I went mental - I don't give a toss about anything like that right now - ive a capri to sort and crappy little jobs around the house arwn't even on my list of priorities. Once ive done me last bits and she goes off for paint, I will catch up and clear out but till then, everyone can, ahem, go away  
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 22, 2008, 21:28:41 PM
haha, thats balls mate. you've either been married longer than me or you set different (or some) ground rules at the alter!?!?!

I've planned a night on mine tomorrow and the father-inlaw just blagged me into setting the tappets on his proton. arrhhh i will get it done one day
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 23, 2008, 10:48:13 AM
Theres give and take both ways - same as any couple. We been together since we were teenagers and I'm 36 now... We got married in 2000 so we'd been together 11 years at that point so she knew what I was like - no surprises. Blimey weve been an item now for 19 years  

I am quite selfish sometimes, but so is she so like i said, with some give and take, everyones happy  

Anyway, just spoke to the bodyshop, the plan is that i have the underside painted and the body degreased for the middle of next week. Hes well busy but will get the etch and highbuild on so his boys can get stuck in preping. It will be painted in time for ford fair - just not sure I'll get the final build/installation completed in time - but i'll fooking try   spose i'd better look into tickets realy
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 24, 2008, 14:25:14 PM
I had another good clear up today - even mowed the lawn and pressure washed the drive and filled the paddling pool for the kids. I went to the dump with the byproducts of the resto to find a long que of cars to get in SO i just pulled over to one side, got the crap out the boot and walked in with it and dumped it. on my way out an oik who works there goes "did you just walk in?" yes i says "you can't do that" he says "whys that" i says "council policy" he says. As i was driving home I thought so what about people who don't have cars? are they not enetitled to dump their rubbish at all? flippin council bastards. What annoys me is how they come out with all this crap about exactly what and how you dump your stuff, PURELY so they can SELL it as recyclable raw material/scrap - they will only accept it once you have turned it into a valuable commodity - god i hate them
Title: Today
Post by: IansSaph on July 24, 2008, 14:43:32 PM
I work in an office and the council won't allow us to recycle our mountain of wasted paper. We have to pay to have commercial waste removed! so it get launched in a 50p red bag with all the tra bags and dirty shite and collected, waste of perfectly good waste! - ooooo  
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 27, 2008, 12:18:42 PM
I know    - write a little program that goes off on the internet searching for brochure request froms and gets millions of leaflets, catalogues and brochures for anything and everything sent to a rented address nearby or next to a paper recycling depot (like the one in woking)...at £75 quid a ton, I'll be rich in no time    envoironment my arse    Anyway, this isn't getting the grease off my car or the the front struts painted  ...more crap from me later
Title: Today
Post by: Janspeedcapri on August 30, 2008, 18:05:12 PM
Today I sprayed stoneguard on the inner wings. One side had just a coat of ferrozinc on the bare metal -  the stuff went on a treat and looks good    however, it slid and crazed on the other side, because it went onto the poxy 1k colour. the stonegaurd instructions said it was o.k to put in on paint as long as you key it, which i did, but its still gone tits up on me    looks like I'll have to stip it right back again tommorow, to the metal - then redo the ferrozinc, then redo the stoneguard  

Got my sander today and its o.k but the hook and loop discs tend to slip a bit  

I bought some plasticote "industrial" "hot paint" for my exhaust manifolds, turbo hot side and link pipe - says will withstand 650 C. It fully cures once the parts heat up to over 300 C in use so I won't be putting it on till I'm ready to run the engine - which is  annoying cos I wanted to have all the parts fully painted in advance, not struggling to paint things in situ.

all in all, a shite day