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by STEVEW
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Number Plate Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Number Plate Lights

Correction

The article appeared in the January 2018 edition of the CCI magazine.
by STEVEW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Number Plate Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Number Plate Lights

D366Y wrote, the rear number plate lights are earthed via the holder and screws that hold them in place correct? I believe the earth works via a fine cylindrical metal sleeve in the plastic body. When the retaining bolt is inserted and tightened the head of the bolt contacts the end of the ring and ...
by STEVEW
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 49
Views: 789

Re: Is it just me....

If you are bored and/ or pissed off because there are no shows or organised meetings I may have a solution. Organise your own “Grand Tour”. I would think that many of you are more or less grouped in various regions, for example, North Yorks, Kent, Cornwall, Cumbria, Wales, Scotland etc. Find out who...
by STEVEW
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: BRITAIN'S MOST BORING CAR
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: BRITAIN'S MOST BORING CAR

The Ford Anglia 100E. No wonder that certain car engines in those days weren’t called “power units”. If the Mustang of those days was the muscle car this was the wimp of the Ford sales brochures. And, this wimp unit was coupled to a three-speed gearbox with a gear lever coming out of the floor close...
by STEVEW
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dog Friendly Capri
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Dog Friendly Capri

Paul G wrote,
[quoteWith all that dog piss the boot floor in that car would rott weiler they drove it][/quote]

I thought the piss would be pawed out.
by STEVEW
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dog Friendly Capri
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Dog Friendly Capri

I asked the owner,
"Where did you get the "dog conversion from?"

"A car boot sale!"
by STEVEW
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dog Friendly Capri
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Dog Friendly Capri

My mate offered good money for that Capri.
They bit his hand off!
by STEVEW
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dog Friendly Capri
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Dog Friendly Capri

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote
I assume because it's from the rear it must be Doggy Style!
That makes one exhausted old chappie.
by STEVEW
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radio advice
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Radio advice

Hi Chris82 I suppose it depends on how much you want to spend. The Capri that we bought came with an oversized radio that flashed green and blue and was wired into two awful door speakers and two massive Mac speakers on a self-constructed rear timber-framed parcel shelf. Naturally, this mobile disco...
by STEVEW
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dog Friendly Capri
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Dog Friendly Capri

Not_Anumber wrote
Those dog look too thin. Need some Carbs in their diet.
They're bone idle.
by STEVEW
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dog Friendly Capri
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Dog Friendly Capri

Bug wrote:
Are those dogtied in, or are they un-leaded?
With a Mk 1 the owner wouldn't be able to travel lead-free.
However, looking at the roof rack there could be a case to answer for overloading.
by STEVEW
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dog Friendly Capri
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Dog Friendly Capri

Peter-S wrote,
There's a hole in the floor for those!
R..in tin tin!
by STEVEW
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dog Friendly Capri
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Dog Friendly Capri

The dog's bollocks?
by STEVEW
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stop the destruction of our passion
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Stop the destruction of our passion

Bloody hell I'm not made of shoes you know. Its hard enough driving up and down the country, doing all the roads major and minor, chucking out shoes
You think you've got problems.

I'm saving up for a new throttle cable for the Capri.
I'm running it on a shoe string.
by STEVEW
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stop the destruction of our passion
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Stop the destruction of our passion

Major Tom wrote I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.
Next time you discard the shoes can you please throw them in pairs?

I get pissed off trying to find a matching shoe whilst hopping around the road on one foot.
by STEVEW
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: corplugs
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: corplugs

Hi Andrew. If you go on this website https://www.motomobil.com/online-katalog,4135.html and then click through to page 104 you should see a diagram of a cylinder head where item 18 indicates the front core plug. When you click on this you are transferred to an item list of which the first three are ...
by STEVEW
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 30
Views: 1032

Re: Clutch cable

Just two questions: a. What exactly is the engine you have? b, Have you for any reason changed the bell-housing? (even if it's the same type and pattern). PS. I would imagine that any difference in lengths of clutch cables - i.e. for the same model of Capri - is determined by on which side the drive...
by STEVEW
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carbon clean
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Carbon clean

Hi Bux 657, "If it ain't broke: don't fix it." However, if you want something to do, give your car a basic service - valve clearances; replace; plugs/points; oil & air filters plus oil change etc., close the bonnet and go for a ride. You could give it a compression check and if it's within the manuf...
by STEVEW
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: corplugs
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: corplugs

Hi Chris, As you can imagine it's difficult to measure them accurately with the engine in-situ. I've just tried on a 2.3 Cologne motor and it's almost impossible unless certain parts are removed. I have however, been on an Internet website of a Ford specialist in Germany and it seems there are two s...
by STEVEW
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i 1986 engine rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: 2.8i 1986 engine rebuild

Hello markthetart, I agree with Paul, a 34-year-old fibre camgear should be replaced. I have recently replaced a fibre gear for an aluminium one because of age. (not mine: the car!) Initially it made a noticeable "whining sound", which was expected but it has since quietened down. Again, as Paul sug...