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by mjcapri
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Most Expensive Capri ?
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: Most Expensive Capri ?

Lovely car :agree: This car looks stunning in Modena green, although the HPI check in the listing states that it may not be the original colour. I wonder who restored it? Andrew. I think they were green, white or blue only :headscratch: Looks a nice job but I would never change a colour from it's o...
by mjcapri
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I'm Not A Robot
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: I'm Not A Robot

Fordoholic Nick wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:31 pm Paul, I always fail on the " tick every box that incudes a bridge" :lol:
Me too. I then spend the rest of the day questioning the meaning of life. Sometimes it’s better to simply abort whatever it is you’re doing, hit the back button and avoid the self-doubt.
by mjcapri
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Southern meet up?
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Southern meet up?

Peter-S wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:35 pm OK Nick. Yes it would be good to get together. After next week I am likely to be at home base for some while so just give me a shout.
I prefer B&Q.
by mjcapri
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WD-40
Replies: 84
Views: 10577

Re: WD-40

I’m going to try this XCP stuff, I normally use ACF-50 which is very good but the XCP looks really good value. I think there are pros and cons with each. ACF-50 doesn’t dry and penetrates into existing corrosion but leaves an oily residue before eventually washing off. XCP seems thicker and should s...
by mjcapri
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Yet another Ford....
Replies: 23
Views: 850

Re: Yet another Ford....

This is where I get frustrated .......ford dont make oil or filters . I would love to know who their suppliers are so one could buy the same product without the cost normally associated with genuine parts. But if your getting ford oil and filters at a good price why not buy there . I like Penrite o...
by mjcapri
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Yet another Ford....
Replies: 23
Views: 850

Re: Yet another Ford....

The timing belts however are a complete nightmare to change, fortunately the interval is 10 year/150,000 miles which to me suggests it was never actually intended to be replaced at all! Yep I heard this too. IIRC the timing belt on tbese Ecoboost engines actually runs through the sump oil.!! Changi...
by mjcapri
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Yet another Ford....
Replies: 23
Views: 850

Re: Yet another Ford....

My mother currently has a C-Max with the 100ps engine and it’s decidedly pedestrian! Her previous car was a Focus with the 125ps version and that was perfectly fine. I’ve not driven anything with the 140ps version but the Fiestas in particular must go well! They’re actually tuneable these engines as...
by mjcapri
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT Passworthy or Failworthy?
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: MOT Passworthy or Failworthy?

I didn't realise that the bounce test wasn't part of the MOT anymore Neither did I, although I hadn`t actually seen them do one for a few years. Could this be because modern cars have so much stiffer springs that it`s not that easy to actually get it to bounce? I believe the reason is that vehicles...
by mjcapri
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Damn, he was right!
Replies: 22
Views: 1150

Re: Damn, he was right!

Is that just stress or is there some corrosion on the other side too? Something else to worry about. Looks OK underneath Steve. I'll clean it up to make sure but looks like a stress crack to me. https://i.postimg.cc/dtFjjc3q/DSC-0573.jpg Clean the crack out with a Dremel or similar Peter and then d...
by mjcapri
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT Passworthy or Failworthy?
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: MOT Passworthy or Failworthy?

These were noted as an advisory on the MOT that was performed on the 25th January, the comment states "Nearside Rear Shock absorbers has slight external damage to the casing (5.3.2 (b))". One of the absorbers doesn't rebound, as can be seen in the photo, but this was not mentioned. The ex...
by mjcapri
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What?
Replies: 81
Views: 4742

Re: What?

Major_Tom wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:55 am I even talk to some VW enthusiasts.
I draw the line at that! :lol:
by mjcapri
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What?
Replies: 81
Views: 4742

Re: What?

I know there are more important things going on in the world, but this is the rant and rave section and this experience was quite annoying.... I found a German website selling diecast models that are quite hard to get hold of in this country. I added a few items to my basket, only to find at checko...
by mjcapri
Wed May 26, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New addition..
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: New addition..

I like that. its a nice colour too, I wish people would order cars in nice colours these days instead of the endless monochromes you see everywhere. Tell me about it. I first saw a Focus belonging to mjcapri in 'stealth grey' and thought it looked quite nice and interesting 2 - 3 years ago... fast ...
by mjcapri
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Didn't Think it Through...
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: Didn't Think it Through...

Andrew 2.8i wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:34 am I was just doing some research on the 70s NASCAR driver Dick Brown. Some of the Google image search results weren't what I was expecting at all...... :headscratch:

Andrew.
I hope you weren’t on a work computer! :lol:
by mjcapri
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Must be spring
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Must be spring

Jasonmarie wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:11 pm Nice one Peter , but snow on its way for Easter Monday :lol:
It’s ok, he has his paving slabs in the boot ready! :lol:
by mjcapri
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: My mum
Replies: 29
Views: 3100

Re: My mum

I don't believe you get over it - but life goes on and you do learn to live with it. Spot on, all of that! You learn to cope with the hole, but it never goes away. But then I don`t think you`d want it to.? 100% You'll never lose your memories, and I try and look forward all the time but sometimes t...
by mjcapri
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Among The Best....
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Capri Among The Best....

I must say they are dissappearing fast now aren't they, there's a lot of crap around for silly money. Doesn't matter what you buy whether it's 2k or 10k, they all need a 20k restoration and that's a Conservative estimate to make show quality. I'd it was my I'd but a tatty body with all the right pa...
by mjcapri
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: My mum
Replies: 29
Views: 3100

Re: My mum

I’m very sorry to hear this Nick, I hope you can be with your Dad soon. Look after each other and remember you have many friends on this forum.
by mjcapri
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Among The Best....
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Capri Among The Best....

I'm a bit surprised that there is no Escort in there at all but, Capri aside, they've gone relatively new. No doubt newer tech is better but they don't appeal so much to me. Lotus Cortina or is that not really Ford? I think they’ve focused heavily on performance and driving dynamics which is why th...
by mjcapri
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Among The Best....
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Capri Among The Best....

But it’s got to be a V6 apparently! :shock:

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-fea ... 2021/43835

Any alternative nominations at the various price points?