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by Bug
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy birthday 50th poll
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Happy birthday 50th poll

Anyway, after all this 50th talk, is there anyone left on here who came to the 30th Birthday do at the Norfolk Showground in 1999? I tried to get a 'Mile of Capris'. Failed, but we did get 133 there and it was a brilliant day out. Had people from Manchester, Newcastle, a mini-convoy from Brighton (p...
by Bug
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Getting RS 7 spoke wheel centre caps off!
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Getting RS 7 spoke wheel centre caps off!

Not_Anumber wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Are you saying that should be a bog :poke: standard process.
Well I didn't think it would work, but I was flushed with success :D
by Bug
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Getting RS 7 spoke wheel centre caps off!
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Getting RS 7 spoke wheel centre caps off!

I used a plunger designed to clear your toilet blockages.
Push it on tight (bit of grease on the lip helps - as elsewhere in life :)) to get a suction seal, then pull. Lean it to pull the bolt hole side first as there is a locating pin set opposite to that so a straight pull doesn't work.
by Bug
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri on LLF
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Capri on LLF

And a big hand for Mr Richard Head!

Probably uses all the extra power to overcome the wind resistance.
There is obviously a page missing from his dictionary, with the word 'subtle' on it!!! :D
by Bug
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Princess calipers
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Princess calipers

I used the original spring clips. Cut the spacer in half and put a small spacing 'tube' on the retaining pin to hold the two halves in place. Fiddly to set up, but worked for years on all th Capris I fitted them on. Bit of a giggle cutting spring steel in half though. Wear googles cos if they slip t...
by Bug
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Major Tom.
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Major Tom.

Surely he also said "tell my wife I love her very much, she knows'.

Can you hear me Major Tom??
by Bug
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Big fuel leek!!
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Big fuel leek!!

Hope you were able to field all their questions?
by Bug
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Big fuel leek!!
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Big fuel leek!!

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Give it a couple of years we can take a loan of a few hundred thousand pounds out on our cars!
Any more bright ideas likely to sprout from you Tom?

Is yours a 2-leeker or a 3-leeker
by Bug
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Traffic lights always seem to be red when u get to them
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Traffic lights always seem to be red when u get to them

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:40 am
Ha! If only he had "red" the highway code he would see it doesnt apply to pedestrians.
Ah, but Tom, is he still pedestrianising if he is in the road.

We shouldn't really make light of it though.
by Bug
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: As this is Rant and Rave....
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: As this is Rant and Rave....

I am trying to start a new minority group.
For the most persecuted, vilified people in the country.

We will be called WHOMs

White Heterosexual Omnivorous Males :D
by Bug
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel Gauge reading empty
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Fuel Gauge reading empty

Just because the wiring is ok, doesn't mean the connectors are getting a good connection.
99% of gauge related issues seem, in the past, to have been due to faulty connections on the sender unit.
Try cleaning them and crimping them a bit tighter? They live in a pretty harsh environment.
by Bug
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Harrier Jump Jet
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Harrier Jump Jet

Air travel went backwards 50 years when they grounded Concord. Modern aircraft aren't much if any faster than the VC10 or Boeing 707 were in the sixties and they're a darned sight less comfortable to fly in as well. (In economy at least). The VC10 was the fastest passenger aircraft before Concorde....
by Bug
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: diesel engine in a capri? discuss
Replies: 16
Views: 581

Re: diesel engine in a capri? discuss

It wasn’t a drivers car by any means. I’d be interested to try a 335d although I suspect it would be more of the same, just a bit quicker still. My daily is a 335d X-drive touring shadow edition (thank goodness they don't write all that on the boot!) For all the initial excitement about a diesel es...
by Bug
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Harrier Jump Jet
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Harrier Jump Jet

Certainly upset a few south americans, when they found out about 'viffing'. Vectoring in forward flight. So, lets say a erm, Mirage?, for example, got a Harrier in it's sights from behind. All the Harrier pilot had to do was simply pull back on the nozzle control and his aircraft slowed, started to ...
by Bug
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Throttle Sticky
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: 2.8 Throttle Sticky

Holy thread resurrection Batman! :o
by Bug
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Bye Bye Tornado
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Bye Bye Tornado

Nice one. Forgot it had Brimstone on it. Good representation really as that is one of the main uses of it during Op Shader and ISIS seriously didn't like those things. My lad spent 3 months in Cyprus on that Op as ground crew. When the crew they strapped in actually dropped something in Syria, they ...
by Bug
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Bye Bye Tornado
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Bye Bye Tornado

That's the GR1. Very early version as they almost immediately disabled the droop facility on the main undercarriage doors. Bringing them back in that little bit did nothing for aerodynamics and hurt your head when you tried to get into the bay :) The GR4 is in the Battle of Britain hangar, in the fa...
by Bug
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Bye Bye Tornado
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Bye Bye Tornado

Had to pop back in to comment on this. I worked Tornado for most of my 23 year RAF career, from Junior Technician through to Chief Technician, as a Propulsion/Airframes Technician. 9 years on 617 Sqn while they were at Marham, then 13 Sqn, before ending up running a team doing the Major strip/rebuil...
by Bug
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 4151

Re: Car feels weird lol

I'm not trying to be derogatory at all. Fair enough Martin, I wasn't suggesting that you were, just that there's been many such comments, in general, which always does surprise me as I see Ford as being one of the greatest car manufacturers ever. And most everyone here is in love with a Ford which ...
by Bug
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 4151

Re: Car feels weird lol

There's always a know it all who knows someone who worked on the Capris at NASA etc, etc, yawn yawn. Cars could have been requested from new to have had a special Suspension set up, But trust me, they weren't thrown together! Near the end of the run cars were built to order, any shells that didn't ...