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by 280Brooklands
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Selling my 280 after almost 10 years
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Selling my 280 after almost 10 years

:cheers: thanks mate! As its my own car I would always play it down but yeah she's not too bad really :)
by 280Brooklands
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Selling my 280 after almost 10 years
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Selling my 280 after almost 10 years

Well the time has come to let my 280 go. House purchases are looming and the money would certainly help with the deposit side of things so here goes.. Build No 667 MOT August 2017 It's covered 99,000 miles and I have every MOT since it was 3 years old, including a massive history file to prove milea...
by 280Brooklands
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 280 For Sale..... well kinda!!??
Replies: 15
Views: 1582

280 For Sale..... well kinda!!??

Probably been discussed somewhere already but although it might be perfectly legal I am not sure I agree with this item that i just spotted on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-CAPRI-280-BROOKLANDS-/161370784188?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item259272c1bc A few years down the line...
by 280Brooklands
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: 280 Resto update.
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: 280 Resto update.

Nice to see another one coming back to life! :woot:

Excellent work! Looking forward to seeing it progress!

Cheers,

Stuart :)
by 280Brooklands
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The "Paving Slabs" Story
Replies: 23
Views: 2288

Re: The "Paving Slabs" Story

Jayman wrote:Some bloke at a petrol station told me he used to put wd40 on his fan belt to stop it squeaking...


It works! As does brake fluid. not excessive amounts though!
by 280Brooklands
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: dim dials
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: dim dials

A few years I had the instrument binacle out from the dash and replaced all the bulbs with like for like Ford items. As a result I can now read all the guages at night without any problem !. For some reason though, the illumination for the four smaller guages remains green, whilst the speedo & ...
by 280Brooklands
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 2.8i John Player Special
Replies: 39
Views: 5906

Re: 2.8i John Player Special

Chatting to a guy at work yesterday who reeled off his Capri history... Red 2.0 Laser Grey 2.0S White Brooklands and an X-Pack 3.0 I didn't argue, he's providing me with a lot of work :lol: Brilliant! I must keep my eyes peeled for such an animal! I must admit whilst it is nice when people come and...
by 280Brooklands
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 cooling woes
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: 2.8 cooling woes

is the water circulating through the radiator? I know it's been re-cored but it might be worth checking if you have not already.
by 280Brooklands
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: SOME PICKS OF THE PAINT PREP
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: SOME PICKS OF THE PAINT PREP

looking good! There are some interesting looking cars sitting in that bodyshop anyway! What are the two red cars?
by 280Brooklands
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: LOTUS MK1 CORTINA RESTORATION
Replies: 67
Views: 13591

Re: LOTUS MK1 CORTINA RESTORATION

This is quite simply fantastic work! My Dad has a Mk2 Lotus Cortina in restoration at the moment, its still in the welding stage but he has just retired to I am expecting progress and a lot of late nights in the garage to come. It's black which we understand from the Lotus register to be rare, the p...
by 280Brooklands
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Capri 280 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: Capri 280 for sale

I'd love the plate!!!! ;) GLWTS :)
by 280Brooklands
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 4th gear rattle?
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: 4th gear rattle?

2nd that! Sounds like the timing is a little advanced. Do you use a lead replacement fuel additive?
by 280Brooklands
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ace Cafe 2013 - just a few pics.
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Ace Cafe 2013 - just a few pics.

That Mk1 V8 is almost pornographic!!! :cheese:
by 280Brooklands
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Genuine Oil Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Genuine Oil Filter

Found an EFL90 on, so bought a few.

Cheers Gents!
by 280Brooklands
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Genuine Oil Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Genuine Oil Filter

Thought this was worthy of asking the forum. I was looking for a genuine oil filter for my 280, and so after looking over Ebay :ebay: I found one listed for the 2.8 Granada and Sierra 4x4 (2.8), assuming this to be the same I went to order but though it worth noting to the seller which is actually a...
by 280Brooklands
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Pad Anti Rattle Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: 2.8 Pad Anti Rattle Springs

Found them on Tickover, well as part of a kit, but I will fit the whole lot. Thank you though. Much appreciated :)

Stuart.
by 280Brooklands
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Pad Anti Rattle Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 706

2.8 Pad Anti Rattle Springs

Morning Guys, I'm after a set of front brake pad anti rattle springs for My 280 as there are none fitted to mine and the pads rattle a bit. I have scoured ebay, and only found brake fitting kits that do have the shims, pins and R clips, but no anti rattle springs. Local motor factors have proved no ...
by 280Brooklands
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mysterious Vibration......
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Mysterious Vibration......

cheers for the replies Gents I will get onto this! :)
by 280Brooklands
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: 17 yrs old and my first capri project, UPDATED PICS 11/08/13
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

Re: 17 yrs old and my first capri project, UPDATED PICS 11/0

Excellent work!

I built my first car from the ground up, and I was proud of it, as I am sure you will be with yours too (It was a polo though, nothing quite as exciting as a Capri!)

Liking the progress you're making! :) Keep it up!

Stuart.
by 280Brooklands
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mysterious Vibration......
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Mysterious Vibration......

Fair comment Sean, I hadn't really given that a thought although they have been refurbished by Pristine so I really hope they're not buckled!! I should maybe give it a go for all the time it takes to swap them over. Could be a tyre too perhaps although as you say, and I agree that if it was wheel or...