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by Cosmicbike
Wed May 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

Use the variable controller with the recon fan box that Martin would build perhaps ? That's an option, but I put my engineering head on. Straight off a night shift is not the time to try to make things work, so after some kip I have made it work. Pics will follow, but essentially removed the new fa...
by Cosmicbike
Wed May 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

Why are things so hard? The fan arrived today, that'll be the 7" fan. That's actually 7.5" and will in no way fit :x No point returning either since I'll end up with tuppence by the time post is paid.
Happy days, maybe I'll just plump for a SPAL fan, at least I know what I'm getting
by Cosmicbike
Sat May 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

Ebay is a wonderful place. I've opted for a slightly different approach on the fan. Since it's completely kapput I can afford to play, so I've ordered one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-7-Inch-12-Volt-Electric-Cooling-Fan-Push-Pull-For-Radiator-Intercooler/151382674058?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBID...
by Cosmicbike
Thu May 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Walton Bride Breakfast Meet, Sunday 2nd June
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Walton Bride Breakfast Meet, Sunday 2nd June

Just wondering if anyone here will be going? I'll likely pedal down for a mooch, my old girl will drag the place down based on the pics from last time..
by Cosmicbike
Thu May 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

Right. This place is bad for me. Martin has come back very quickly and can build me a whole new box complete, tested and ready to go. Which is fantastic. But.... I had a search here, and found something by Ghia15 who was in a similar place, and fitted something along the lines of this http://www.mcg...
by Cosmicbike
Thu May 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

That's catastrophically failed I reckon, don't think that's gonna buff out :lol: Very astute observation - only obvious to the trained eye... :lol: Indeed. I've been an engineer for over 25 years so I reckon that helped :lol: I've pinged a message to Martin @ CapriGear in the hope he has a complete...
by Cosmicbike
Thu May 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

Well last night I got bored, so with her backside still in the air, I removed the back wheels and drums, gave the drums a good wire brushing to get free of rust then a couple of coats of Hydrate 80. This morning and post lunch saw a couple of coats of black smooth Hammerite applied, looking much bet...
by Cosmicbike
Tue May 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

Bored with the bathroom, so dragged the old girl out. Jacked the back end up and cleaned the diff, it's leaking somewhere so now it's nice and clean I should be able to spot it. Itching to get her properly cleaned up underneath but that means coming off the road and I don't want to do that yet. Took...
by Cosmicbike
Tue May 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Waterless Wash & Wax Products
Replies: 22
Views: 453

Re: Waterless Wash & Wax Products

Cycled over to my local Aldi last night and they had it so grabbed a couple of bottles. No micro fibre clothes at home so that's next on the list
by Cosmicbike
Mon May 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New car parts
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: New car parts

Good bunch them, I used them for when I did my T5 van into a camper.
by Cosmicbike
Mon May 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Seat Rails - Disassembly?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Seat Rails - Disassembly?

When I picked up the Laser it was somewhat damp, having been stored outside with a leaky sunroof. As a result the passenger seat rails were rusted solid. A bit of gentle persuasion moved them enough to get the seat out, and I have now got them on the bench. They are freed up OK now after a bit of wo...
by Cosmicbike
Thu May 09, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Aldi Waterless Wash
Replies: 15
Views: 213

Re: Aldi Waterless Wash

Pah! None in my local either. I was going to give it a whirl rather than put water on the car for fear of creating more rust :lol:
by Cosmicbike
Wed May 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

Very interesting about you removed the rubber so is the rear screen bonded ? Only ask as we discuss this the other week . I believe it is. The outer seal is a single piece, as opposed to a seal within a seal if that makes sense (as was the case with my old A plate Sierra). I haven't tried to remove...
by Cosmicbike
Wed May 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 97
Views: 2313

Re: Laser 1600

Yesterday was a break from the decorating, and since the weather was so nice I decided to have a look at some of the less than perfect bits of the bodywork (there are many...). I didn't like the look of the rust at the bottom of the rear windscreen, though in fairness there was no evidence on the in...
by Cosmicbike
Wed May 08, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?

Well still stuck. Nothing in the spare wheel well. Vehicle plate says Canton Blue. From what I can make out the VIN says U7, which might be Caspian blue based on the info above. Then realised I have orginal bill of sale which says Crystal Blue. Does that even exist? Yes Crystal Blue was a Capri col...
by Cosmicbike
Tue May 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?

Well still stuck. Nothing in the spare wheel well. Vehicle plate says Canton Blue. From what I can make out the VIN says U7, which might be Caspian blue based on the info above. Then realised I have orginal bill of sale which says Crystal Blue. Does that even exist?
by Cosmicbike
Tue May 07, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?

The plate on the slam panel says CANTON-BLUE. I tried searching but have been unable to find reference to that as a colour. I'll have a mooch later.
by Cosmicbike
Mon May 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?

Righty ho, Paris or Mineral then. I read somewhere about there being a sticker in the boot somewhere which gives a colour code, so I'll have a dig tomorrow. Hopefully clean the diff outer too to try and ID where it's leaking (no mess on drive, but signs of leak on case).
by Cosmicbike
Mon May 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rattle Can Paint, Recommended Suppliers?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Rattle Can Paint, Recommended Suppliers?

I had a Wagner, that`s the electric one with the piston rod assembly to pressurise the -paint? TBH, yes, much more suited to fences etc. I did try once but it was difficult to get it to work with the viscosity you need for a car panel, can`t remember, either needed to be too thick (orange peel) or ...
by Cosmicbike
Mon May 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Is my Laser Blue, Blue or pehaps, Blue?

I think I'm going slightly mad. How many different variations on 'Blue' can there be :roll: Does anybody know which blues were offered on a 1986 Laser? When I bought it I was told it's Paris blue, I can't make out the paint 'Colour/Coleur' on the VIN as it's a bit manky and I need to know so I can s...