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by Cosmicbike
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Is this normal?

Now it's sounds like a proper boy racers car, though I notice locally they prefer 'pops and bangs' nowadays from their Mum's 3 cylinder Corsa's :D :lol:
by Cosmicbike
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 132
Views: 5314

Re: Laser 1600

Crikey that makes me feel old, I remember binge watching Bond films (on VHS) when I was supposed to be in college. I'm loving the Capri now. Another short run out today since the spare kept going flat so I took it to my friendly local tyre man. Super chap we found on the local trading estate a coupl...
by Cosmicbike
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New wheels..
Replies: 13
Views: 88

Re: New wheels..

Slotmags, best wheels ever. I'm intrigued by them being 14's mind, are they from a Scimitar?
by Cosmicbike
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Time for the rat look?
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Time for the rat look?

Major_Tom wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 am
Rats don't get planned, they just happen.

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That's quite a cool look. Any idea what the wheels are, always had a thing for slotmags.
by Cosmicbike
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brooklands 50th Attendance
Replies: 86
Views: 1824

Re: Brooklands 50th Attendance

Not sure I fancy Dee, how about Debz, kinda fits with D332? I need something that can be mixed with a profanity or 2 when she's not behaving. And spelling with a 'Z' makes me hip and down with the kidz, right :lol:
by Cosmicbike
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brooklands 50th Attendance
Replies: 86
Views: 1824

Re: Brooklands 50th Attendance

Woo Hoo, we shall go to the ball. The old tart, who is most likely going to be called Debs unless someone comes up with a better idea (D332 VCW) is now running lovely (with a few rattles of course), so just going to shove the passenger seat in for my lad, and we'll be along to make the rest of the f...
by Cosmicbike
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Guess the part
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Guess the part

Relays are easy, they're called black relay, gold relay, the red twins relays and the big blue relay....

Big metal thing is obviously part of a barbeque ;)
by Cosmicbike
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 132
Views: 5314

Re: Laser 1600

Amazing what you find. I had a spare hour this morning, so started the beast. No hunting whatsoever :roll: Until the choke came off, when we got the same behaviour Wd_v8LtfT5E That hunting is all on it's own. Closing the choke plates by hand, effectively putting the choke back ON, and I got a steady...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Fog light covers yes or no
Replies: 19
Views: 164

Re: Fog light covers yes or no

It's a no from me I'm afraid, don't like the look. Mind you, it may well stop them from getting the glass smashed from flying stones etc..
by Cosmicbike
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: what is this?

I have 2 in regular use. I suppose that's what happens when you cycle 7000 miles every year.
by Cosmicbike
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 132
Views: 5314

Re: Laser 1600

ARRRRGH.. Hunting on idle between around 700 - 1800 rpm. Fine at 2000 rpm. Air leak maybe? Had carb off, sealed gasket and back on, no change. Vac advance hose off, no change but forgot to test with it blocked. Need to check brake vac hose plus the diddy one that's on the carb. Anybody know the vacu...
by Cosmicbike
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going slightly mad
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Going slightly mad

If it's not one problem it's another. Spent the evening yesterday and afternoon today bolting all the external bits back on to the Laser, nothing like finished and it shows, but it'll get me to Brooklands. Quick light check, all good but when you flash the headlights they don't, instead we indicate ...
by Cosmicbike
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Repairing Ford Rubber Spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Repairing Ford Rubber Spoilers

Cheers folks. It's currently soaking in WD40 as most of the assembly bolts have rotted away. One I get it in pieces and clean I'll have a closer look at repairs.
by Cosmicbike
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

I 've yet to find a definitive list, so perhaps if you feel inclined to add details? Long thin plastic trims below front bumper to valance: No.10 x 1" Pozi pan head, black. Will add more as I take it apart... On mine the strip that goes across the upper front valance is held on by black M5's, the s...
by Cosmicbike
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

I 've yet to find a definitive list, so perhaps if you feel inclined to add details? Headlight retaining rings: No.8 x 3/8" Pozi Pan head, black. Headlight backplate to body: No.10 x 1" Pozi pan head, black. Headlight trims to backplate: No.10 x 1" Pozi pan head, black. Long thin plastic trims below...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Walton Bridge Breakfast Seot
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Walton Bridge Breakfast Seot

Yep saw that. I'm off so may pop along, either by bike or car, depending on what's working...
by Cosmicbike
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 132
Views: 5314

Re: Laser 1600

With the able assistants (the kids), the as yet nameless Laser now has braided brake hoses. I think the brakes need another coat of bleeding, the OSF seems to have air and air and air, rear is OK likewise NSF. Repaired tailgate got a coat of primer tonight, a once over with wet and dry next week and...
by Cosmicbike
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Scorchio!
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Re: Scorchio!

Stupid hot here, and cycling home from the airport into a hot headwind was no fun. On the plus side my new tool cabinet arrived today :)
by Cosmicbike
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 132
Views: 5314

Re: Laser 1600

Balls. Car was pushed out of the garage yesterday as it wouldn't start due to flat battery. Despite being on charge all yesterday it still has a flat battery. New one ordered to collect Tuesday. On the plus side I've jacked up all 4 corners and cleaned up the brake unions ready for the new braided l...
by Cosmicbike
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Car Storage?
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Car Storage?

How do people store their Capri's? I'm fortunate enough to have a single garage attached to the house, so that houses the Laser whilst I work on it. My problem is I've spotted a Mk1 for sale, and I'd need somewhere to store it undercover. I can rent a garage in block from the local council, though t...