[/QUOTE]if I have any of these unwanted caps I guess it just removing them with a soldering iron.[/QUOTE]
I'm in the same situation. I imagine they'd need to be replaced with something if they're part of a linear circuit or else the circuit will be broken?
I'm not bad with a soldering iron once I can actually get my hands on one. Is it really as simple as carefully removing the offending capacitors? Obviously taking care that the very old tracks don't get lifted with the pads. Maybe they could just be snipped at the legs?