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by mjcapri
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 38
Views: 1132

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: 324

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: 246

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: 357

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: 38
Views: 1132

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: 335

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: 335

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: 335

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: 433

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: 471

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: 1655

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: 789

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: 1679

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: 550

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: 1026

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: 12822

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: 1608

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: 1608

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: 1608

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: 1069

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...