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by Cosmicbike
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Taxing Online
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Re: Taxing Online

And don't forget that if you pay monthly and later SORN the car, you need to cancel the Direct Debit with the bank, or the DVLA will continue to take your money.
DAMHIKT.....
by Cosmicbike
Sun May 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 145
Views: 25896

Re: Laser 1600

Had a couple of goes at this to get the wing off, no big issues just lack of time due to prepping a new garage door and work. I managed to drill out all the spot welds along the wing rail and A post by using a 7mm socket on a 1/4" extension to extend the length of the spot weld cutter. Not looking t...
by Cosmicbike
Fri May 15, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 145
Views: 25896

Re: Laser 1600

Dash out, door off today. Welds at the rear of the wing ground off, just 4 spot welds left back there to drill out. Its had a bit if filler at the bottom, and behind that, rust!!
Capri FEF.jpg
by Cosmicbike
Tue May 12, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: RGA Front Spoiler on
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: RGA Front Spoiler on

That looks very nice. Always reckon the RGA front is well balanced with a turbotail on the back.
by Cosmicbike
Wed May 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 145
Views: 25896

Re: Laser 1600

After a great run to work and home again, faultless of course, she has now been SORN'd. After removing the bumper and lights etc, I had a session with the grinder, suitably donned with an 80 grip flap disc, and made a start on the drivers wing. Paint and filler stripped from the front piece, it's no...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 145
Views: 25896

Re: Laser 1600

Things are moving on, well sort of, she's out of the garage! Today was all about bolts. It took an hour to remove 2 bolts from the Volvo, one of which ended up with a drill out and re-tap. Next up, removing the bonnet catch from Debs. The securing screws were soaked in WD40 a month ago, and with a b...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 145
Views: 25896

Re: Laser 1600

D366Y wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:36 pm
I'm pretty sure the dizzys are the same? Can't think of any reason why they'd be different??

Cheers
Danny
Me neither, and a bit of internet digging suggests the same, so I'll take that approach. Who knows, maybe within a year that flywheel I collected from you will be in use!! :lol:
by Cosmicbike
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 145
Views: 25896

Re: Laser 1600

Can't believe it's been that long since Debs had any attention. The Volvo (Grace) is now pretty sorted and serving her purpose. Pretty she is not, but I'll tidy her in time. Meanwhile, the spare room is now housing a pair of pattern wings for Debs. Before I strip the current ones off I'm going to st...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 145
Views: 25896

Re: Laser 1600

Well it's been a while. Lots going on so the car has seen little action. I got tired of driving my T5 campervan to work and using it to ferry DIY crap around as it was getting to the point where there would be damage (8x4 ply sheets in the back and lightweight ply furniture don't mix). So I decided ...
by Cosmicbike
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mark 4
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Mark 4

What is it Paul, I`m guessing some kind of driverless taxi? Normally run on a track. Until they come pitching off the rails in an orgy of screaming, crashing down into a crowded departure lounge, where the malfunctioning electronic brain sends a feedback wave to the lithium ion battery, the resulti...
by Cosmicbike
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mark 4
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Mark 4

stevemarl wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:11 pm
What is it Paul, I`m guessing some kind of driverless taxi?
It's one of Heathrow's 'PODs', they run from T5 business park to T5. Normally run on a track.
by Cosmicbike
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Future Classics
Replies: 62
Views: 3808

Re: Future Classics

I suspect the whole modified / restomod classic scene will rapidly start to change from the current Zetec and V8 transplants over to DIY electric installations. No doubt there are already people out there experimenting with using different battery types and a few extra windings on standard motors t...
by Cosmicbike
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: North London in the dead of night
Replies: 26
Views: 3410

Re: North London in the dead of night

Often the best part of my day, cycling into Heathrow at 0500hrs. Quiet roads, and you see and hear so much more than when driving. That said I took the Laser to work on New Years day night shift which was also nice :)
by Cosmicbike
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover Part 4 + 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1368

Re: Tickover Part 4 + 5

Interesting engine mods, many do the FR32 cam without the valve enlargement, be interested to know what sort of increase it delivers?
by Cosmicbike
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club

Well I didn't make it in the car, too late and the roads were wet. I did get along on the bike, and saw 1 Capri as I rode past (DDK prefix) and another passed me in Chertsey High Street D551 (I think). Also had a very nice Lotus Turbo Esprit slow right down on the Old Shepperton bypass then give it ...
by Cosmicbike
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff Oil change
Replies: 18
Views: 1370

Re: Diff Oil change

Not at all, there`s a filler plug on the passenger side of the differential casing, you can see it just behind the exhaust pipe, it`s either a 10 or 11mm square drive but if it`s not too chewed up a 3/8" ratchet will fit: https://i.postimg.cc/GpzxnHjq/2009-0129exhaustss0036.jpg And do please make s...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter
Replies: 37
Views: 2277

Re: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter

More shiny bits, very nice indeed. Be interesting to see how the engine mods work out as I'm looking to play with the 2.0 pinto lump I have to put into mine.
by Cosmicbike
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club

Any more details on this one for exact location etc or is it that car park and cafe I can see on google maps? Assuming the location on Google maps is the car park with the café, that's the place. They also have a Facebook page. It's generally always busy, certainly the last couple of meets I've pas...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club

Always looks to be a good meet, drove by the last one in the van with Capri bits in and a great variety seen. Given it's only about 5 miles away I should make the effort, but that would mean not taking the Laser off the road and fixing it. And giving the government more money to keep it taxed.... Ma...
by Cosmicbike
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Heater

The heater box has a small radiator in it which is supplied with hot water from the engine. It's not uncommon for this to block up. Under the bonnet, just below the brake servo/master cylinder are 2 x 15mm ish diameter hoses, if you have an auto-choke you can follow one of them to the carb. A few th...