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by mjcapri
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Moving on but still part of the blue oval club
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Moving on but still part of the blue oval club

I haven’t had a Capri for years now but I do have an XR4i so we can park around the corner together! 8-) Although I need to get it back on the road first....
by mjcapri
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 38
Views: 548

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Interesting results! It would be interesting to know what map it’s running to produce such a small power increase but all that extra torque, especially as the guys were happy with how it was running. You’d think there was something amiss somewhere but clearly not. The MK2 ST is a great car, I really...
by mjcapri
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A couple of nice Escorts....
Replies: 2
Views: 117

A couple of nice Escorts....

Maybe that’s an understatement! In the process of getting soaked at RSOC National Day at Donnington Park last Sunday I managed to snap these two together (they’re RS 1700T’s in case anybody doesn’t know). I’ve seen them both before and the ‘TeamSpan’ car on the right is a show circuit regular but I’...
by mjcapri
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inlet manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Inlet manifold

Yes they’ll be fine. Interesting that Nige had trouble sealing his new manifold and had to use two gaskets; maybe that is the way to go after all!
by mjcapri
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inlet manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Inlet manifold

Good old 8.8 (tensile strength) mild steel are perfect. Check what you bought though because if they’re from a diy store they may not be 8.8 and may if fact be made of polystyrene....

As for the gasket, personally I’d use a new one, and I do mean ONE; gaskets on top of gaskets aren’t a good idea!
by mjcapri
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ballast Resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Ballast Resistor

Bod9084 wrote:there is a wire in the lome that as a ballist it’s a light blue


So bypass the ballast wire and use a 12v coil may be the easiest solution(?)
by mjcapri
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ballast Resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Ballast Resistor

If you can’t see it then possibly not as some electronic ignition systems don’t require one at all if I remember correctly. Also, (if my memory serves me correctly - it’s years since I played with Capris!) some electronic setups require a higher capacity coil so it may be worth looking at that too.
by mjcapri
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: High temperature paint
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: High temperature paint

It’s ceramic coating or nothing; paint is a waste of time on manifolds. And cylinder heads in my experience....
by mjcapri
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2086

Re: CRaP 2018

Another great weekend, thanks and well done to Peter for organising it and to everybody who came along. It was good to meet some new people and some who I for one hadn’t seen for years. The weather was seriously hot but the pub was a bit cooler and seeing England go through to the semis was the icin...
by mjcapri
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Cheers Nick
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Cheers Nick

Brake fluid reservoir? :lol:

Nice hoses, those should get you through Dartford Tunnel no problem!
by mjcapri
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A Huge Knock to my Ego....
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: A Huge Knock to my Ego....

Over on FocusRSOC I usually get ads for ‘mature ladies’ wanting to chat (the ads actually use the term ‘dirty MILFS’ lol).... At least it reminds me that I’m young(ish)!
by mjcapri
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: cross roads
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: cross roads

well 100% fail rate. they just shut themselves down in the middle of traffic so unlucky ain't the word. I did think about the Zetec, however that would mean bike carbs and engine management. And sadly i don't have 0000s to spend on her.... House hunting... Was hoping to get her on the road speed is...
by mjcapri
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Send in the Clowns
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Send in the Clowns

I have a 5 Series company car, it’s black with the chrome trim, perhaps the ultimate tosser-mobile :lol: . I drove into a restaurant carpark last week and genuinely didn’t realise that it was a one-way system until it was too late, you didn’t need to be a mind reader to know what people were thinkin...
by mjcapri
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2086

Re: CRaP 2018

I was going to PM you about this as I hadn’t seen anything posted, then saw that we have dedicated events forum.... :doh:

See you there!
by mjcapri
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: Rear axle problems

Bit of a strange one this.... :headscratch:

So the only new components are the rubbers. Some of the holes in the rubbers look like they are off-set. Are they definitely the correct bushes and are they fitted in the correct locations?
by mjcapri
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Seemed a good idea at the time
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Seemed a good idea at the time

Pumas have an aluminium gear knob as standard and they do get bloody cold in winter!
by mjcapri
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: An annoying new "feature" of modern cars.
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: An annoying new "feature" of modern cars.

They’re called kerb lights and yes, they are pretty pointless. I seem to notice them mostly on VAG products and Mercs.

They’re not nearly as annoying as electronic parking brakes though!
by mjcapri
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If Carlsberg did Oil Changes......
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: If Carlsberg did Oil Changes......

Peter-S wrote:
mjcapri wrote:I actually got a letter from Ford this morning reminding me the RS is due it’s first service in January....

I expect nothing less than three French maids!


But it's battleship grey. More likely to get three nice sailors :lol:


Just my luck! :lol:
by mjcapri
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If Carlsberg did Oil Changes......
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: If Carlsberg did Oil Changes......

I actually got a letter from Ford this morning reminding me the RS is due it’s first service in January....

I expect nothing less than three French maids!
by mjcapri
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: FWD CAPRI ANYONE?
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: FWD CAPRI ANYONE?

The Probe didn't set the world on fire either, and that was so polite as a car it couldn't possibly offend anyone. I think the mass-market for a medium sized coupe was very much reduced by the late 80s. Hence however good the Probe / Cougar / Calibra had been, they were destined to be niche sellers...