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by mjcapri
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: FWD CAPRI ANYONE?
Replies: 16
Views: 234

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...
by mjcapri
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A Xmas Capri
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: A Xmas Capri

Surely Fiesta RS Turbo alloys are the wrong offset for a Capri? :lol:
by mjcapri
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Driving in the wet...
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Driving in the wet...

https://www.facebook.com/Silodrome/videos/1459993400735933/ It's all in the name isn't Nige :D I loved Mansell's short stint in touring cars. Complete change in the car but he still knew how to do it. 19th to 1st in the rain, fabulous! I remember watching that race on (I think) ITV. Supertourers we...
by mjcapri
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Alloy Wheel sealant.
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

I use Autoglym custom wheel cleaner every so often which is the least aggressive wheel cleaner they do. I originally bought it for the GF’s ST200 as it’s safe on diamond cut alloys but it’s all I use now. As Bug pointed out it will remove any sealants etc. so I only use it occasionally, probably mor...
by mjcapri
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Alloy Wheel sealant.
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

The beading looks good! It seems to be a very popular product so I expect it will perform well. It’s always good seeing these things being put to the test though.
by mjcapri
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Alloy Wheel sealant.
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

I used to use Autoglym wheel protector (the aerosol type) and that worked well. It's also easy to apply as you simply spray it on and leave it to cure. The only reason I don't use it anymore is that it isn't suitable for dark coloured wheels.... I used to just about get away with it on the Rado Grey...
by mjcapri
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If Carlsberg opened a garage...
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: If Carlsberg opened a garage...

Is that a nice RS? (2600, in the background!) :lol:
by mjcapri
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If Carlsberg opened a garage...
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: If Carlsberg opened a garage...

How did you get into my house Nick? :xd:
by mjcapri
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is anybody breaking a MK3 Granada?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Is anybody breaking a MK3 Granada?

.... Don't ask! Oh go on Mark ... what's happened? It’s not actually an exciting story Peter, I’ve not rolled it or anything! The doors on MK3’s freeze shut at this time of year in Newcastle, and I’ve pulled the door seal away from the edge of the roof. Or rather, I pulled the door seal and the edg...
by mjcapri
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is anybody breaking a MK3 Granada?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Is anybody breaking a MK3 Granada?

Or do you know somebody who is?

I need a whole roof, undamaged and rust free from a hatchback.... Don't ask!
by mjcapri
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Check out this XXL Capri...
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Check out this XXL Capri...

Room for plenty of sand bags or paving slabs in the back of that! :lol:
by mjcapri
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Toyo Proxes
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Toyo Proxes

I can confirm that they are very good tyres!
by mjcapri
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I just drove the new GT86..
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: I just drove the new GT86..

A Fiesta ST for example is cheaper, faster and more practical so that’s what the kids go for The Capri is practical too. Just ask anybody who had one back in the day, they'll tell you that the boot is plenty big enough for a bag of sand or concrete block! :D Andrew. Haha yes quite.... Ironically Ca...
by mjcapri
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I just drove the new GT86..
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: I just drove the new GT86..

cheaper, faster and more practical Being a nice looking RWD fastback coupe is more important than those things imo! Don’t get me wrong we all have different priorities; cheaper and faster will no doubt feature quite highly on the list of most young petrol heads though! It’s like a modern day Capri ...
by mjcapri
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stolen from Plymouth
Replies: 21
Views: 802

Re: Stolen from Plymouth

He certainly should have been locked up.... It sounds like the judge actually felt sorry for him! And what of the person who put him under pressure to commit this crime? My main concern is; where’s the deterrent?
by mjcapri
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hydraulic Press.
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Hydraulic Press.

If it makes you feel any better Andrew I had that Machine Mart one and it never generated more than 5/6 tonnes of pressure.... My experience of all cheap hydraulic equipment (presses, engine cranes etc.) is they work poorly or not at all! That said the bottle jack presses should work OK they’re just...
by mjcapri
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I just drove the new GT86..
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: I just drove the new GT86..

I quite like these actually, I think the main issue they have is that they’re just not very quick. A Fiesta ST for example is cheaper, faster and more practical so that’s what the kids go for, and as they have a turbo engine are very easily tuned. Plus you need to be able to drive properly to get th...
by mjcapri
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Go on, you know you want to!
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Go on, you know you want to!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192272127970?rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F710-53481-19255-0%2F1%3Ftype%3D4%26campId%3D5337209760%26toolId%3D10001%26customId%3Dj6fj80wd2300kp4a00003%26mpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%252Fitm%252F192272127970%26srcrot%3D710-53481-...
by mjcapri
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dont use your Capri all year round, they are too delicate!
Replies: 20
Views: 841

Re: Dont use your Capri all year round, they are too delicate!

I don't even take my Focus out in the rain lol!
by mjcapri
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Thats the capri primed but what next?? 800 grit wet and dry ??
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Thats the capri primed but what next?? 800 grit wet and dry ??

As above; 800 is far too course, certainly for this stage.

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