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by mjcapri
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

Same here Nick, we have a little Ecoboost Fiesta now, lovely little car but doesn't have the character of the previous Fiesta plus from what I'm told the timing belt on the Ecoboost engine actually runs through the engine oil and that just doesn't seem like a good idea to me.... I'm lucky with my C...
by mjcapri
Tue Nov 08, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

[/quote] Same here Nick, we have a little Ecoboost Fiesta now, lovely little car but doesn't have the character of the previous Fiesta plus from what I'm told the timing belt on the Ecoboost engine actually runs through the engine oil and that just doesn't seem like a good idea to me.... I'm lucky w...
by mjcapri
Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Post Office
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Post Office

So,, I popped into the post office on the way to work earlier to send a packet to a mate up in Co. Durham and the nice lady in the post office gave me a customs form to fill in. So I said "???" and she said "oh I thought Co. Durham was in Ireland" :lol: :lol: I’m originally from...
by mjcapri
Sun Oct 09, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In with the new……
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: In with the new……

Love the green. I've mentioned it before on here but green is a well underrated colour on cars.. especially with black wheels and trim. Are those wheels chrome? Or is it some newfangled posh metallic black colour? Hard to tell! Cheers, it is a nice colour (as was the orange to be fair). It’s funny ...
by mjcapri
Sun Oct 09, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Matthewsons Sales Pitches
Replies: 21
Views: 592

Re: Matthewsons Sales Pitches

Major_Tom wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:10 pm Didn't take long - it's still for sale 🤔 not SA either, it's LHD. Bloody nice looking car I think.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115525153010
I think only we got the squarer shaped coupe for some reason. I do like the European shape I must admit!
by mjcapri
Sun Oct 09, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In with the new……
Replies: 7
Views: 253

In with the new……

When we were camping I think I mentioned that I had a new Fiesta incoming. Well it’s here! :D New and old: 41DA5155-3367-42A3-A313-17C56E3E144A.jpeg Despite the obvious penny pinching by Ford I’m quite pleased with it, the overall build quality has improved and the opening panoramic roof is quite co...
by mjcapri
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 43
Views: 2859

Re: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)

It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend, if somewhat “unseasonal”!

I’m really pleased we did it, it was great to see everyone and the venue was a right result. We just need to do it a couple of months earlier next year! :lol:
by mjcapri
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 43
Views: 2859

Re: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)

I shall see you all tomorrow! :beer:

(I nearly called you the BUMM Crew but thought better of it!) :lol:
by mjcapri
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ultra rare models
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Ultra rare models

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:51 pm I know there is always talk on here of the ultra rare FORD CAPRI 2.8 S LASER but how many other rare Ford's are there. How about the FORD ORION RS TURBO?
I’ve met an awful lot of people who know/knew somebody with an “orange RS” (MK2 Focus that is). Strangely I don’t know a single one!
by mjcapri
Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Peter-S
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Happy Birthday Peter-S

Happy birthday Peter! :cheers:
by mjcapri
Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Quieter?
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Quieter?

I do check the forum every few days but I don't always log in (so I end up missing private messages, or is that massages Tom?). :lol: Being Capri-less I don't often have anything useful/relevant to say. I can tell you all about Fiesta STs though, I have another due to arrive in September.... Plastic...
by mjcapri
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 43
Views: 2859

Re: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)

Major_Tom wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:12 pm
Peter-S wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:26 pm
Major_Tom wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:16 pm

PM'd 8-)
Can you pm MJ as well, he hopes to be there 🙂
I have massaged his privates.
He has indeed....
by mjcapri
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sunroof - What Can Happen
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Sunroof - What Can Happen

Major_Tom wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:52 pm According to the description, the car is a motorcycle :headscratch:
It has about as much roof as one!
by mjcapri
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sunroof - What Can Happen
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Sunroof - What Can Happen

It could certainly be done, but you’d have to REALLY want the challenge to pay over £1k for it. With that amount of corrosion (and that’s just what we can see!) it’s worth more as a sum of its parts, sadly. Edited to add that it’s on eBay and they want £3k. Twice that will buy you a very tidy exampl...
by mjcapri
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sunroof - What Can Happen
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Sunroof - What Can Happen

I’m very much of the opinion that prices are what they are; old Fords are valuable (which can be both good and bad). That Sierra however isn’t worth a lot more than £1200, in fact I wouldn’t even pay that personally. Whilst it’s generally very difficult to buy a car, restore it and recoup your money...
by mjcapri
Sat May 14, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: One for Peter .
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: One for Peter .

Sitting in the garden this evening and look what I spotted , I did a check on the flight path app thing and it was all the way from france . https://i.postimg.cc/Tw1K8Hsp/64327-CE9-0-EC4-4-C28-85-F9-F9-F0-AA480900.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0Q4b90gZ/46370511-349-D-462-D-A102-91392-CC6-F204.jpg It was...
by mjcapri
Wed May 04, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Good old days.
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Good old days.

Camera phones have certainly improved since then! :whistle:
by mjcapri
Sat Feb 05, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How could they!
Replies: 31
Views: 1838

Re: How could they!

Went down to my local garage today to book an MOT for the 2.0. And it's being knocked ;) down :o I took my first ever car there nearly 40 years ago and the 2.0 has been tested there every year since 2002. Seems like the brothers that ran it have called it a day as there is no suggestion they have m...
by mjcapri
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri on Steve Wright
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Capri on Steve Wright

Two mentions that I heard, although it could have been more, for the Capri on The Big Show today. I think the subject was listeners' favourite cars that they have owned. One from a current owner called Rachel who owns a 1986 2.8 Special, and there was somebody called Aaron who used to own a 2.0 Las...
by mjcapri
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Most Expensive Capri ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

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...