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by Bug
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Weather
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Weather

stevemarl wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:01 pm
Holly Middlekauff,

Is that a name? Or an exclamation???

"Holly Middlekauff Batman!"
by Bug
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Axle location kit help
Replies: 18
Views: 725

Re: Axle location kit help

Not only is the Capri a beautiful automobile it also appears to separate the men from the boy's I guess ;) Well I guess the fact is that we are not all driving gods. :poke: Maybe you and Lewis Hamilton have the reactions to deal with an axle suddenly jumping 1" back into line when you hit a bump mi...
by Bug
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In Full Colour?
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: In Full Colour?

Was it not full colour a few years back?
Or am I just showing my age? That may have been mid-90s or so!
by Bug
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: North London in the dead of night
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: North London in the dead of night

It's a Robin singing. They often do that all night in towns. That`s brilliant Martin, thank you! I know there are robins roundabout, but had no idea who it was singing at 3am: now I know. (next question - when do the poor little buggers sleep???) Probably when people stop walking past them in the w...
by Bug
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: North London in the dead of night
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: North London in the dead of night

It's a Robin singing.
They often do that all night in towns. Must be the lights messing up their body clocks.
by Bug
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Axle location kit help
Replies: 18
Views: 725

Re: Axle location kit help

Aye Dave but you would be pushing to the limit & beyond on every corner eh... Owners have fitted location kits on multi-leaves with good effect, it just needs longer clamp-plate bolts & setting up right. They do suit singles much better. I use an A-Frame. It WILL reduce the tendency for the back ax...
by Bug
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie Horn queries
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Dixie Horn queries

As an aside to this, make sure the air pipes from the compressor to each horn are exactly the same length or you will not get the correct cadence to the tune. I managed to fit all 5 horns on to a spare one of the angled brackets that hangs down behind the middle of the dash. Facing in different dire...
by Bug
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spring rates
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Spring rates

Just a thought regarding your rear springs. Years back (around 1990) a friend and I with identical 2.8i Specials, both lowered the front ends using 175 lb -1" springs. I also fitted 1" lowering blocks on my rear springs. My friend did not. Before the change, our two cars had exactly the same ride he...
by Bug
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spring rates
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Spring rates

Don't forget that your original springs will have sagged a little.
Reducing the gap between the coils can significantly retard the shock absorbing effect :poke: :xd:
by Bug
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 23
Views: 864

Re: Rear brake drum removal

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Martin,
you`re the first person to ever accuse me of being modern!!! :lol: `

:xd: :xd:
by Bug
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 23
Views: 864

Re: Rear brake drum removal

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:36 pm
To be fair, if the weather where he is has been as foul as it has up here, I can`t blame him if he`s been put off struggling with a seized brake drum! I`m sure he WILL get back.
Ha, you modern Capri owners are getting a bit soft. :poke:
by Bug
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Thought this was very funny...
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Thought this was very funny...

Well I've stared at this for a while and cannot see the problem.

Seriously chaps, if those of you that tinker with your cars have never had to resort to this method then you obviously have ready access to a length of scaffold pipe. ;)
by Bug
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 23
Views: 864

Re: Rear brake drum removal

Yeah, we need to know the result, after you drummed up all that support :D
by Bug
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 23
Views: 864

Re: Rear brake drum removal

With all the good advice being given, we could have gathered around the thing and TALKED it off by now! :xd:
by Bug
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WTFocus is this.!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: WTFocus is this.!!!!!

Same tyred old jokes!

You need to keep a low profile :D
by Bug
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WTFocus is this.!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: WTFocus is this.!!!!!

Well it certainly looks wheely different. :xd:
by Bug
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Instrument illumination
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Instrument illumination

I did the simple conversion of just removing the blue covers, for a fellow member of Kings Lynn Capri Club a few years back at a local show. So there I was, leaning over the boot of his 280, with the instrument cluster in pieces, removing a couple of the gauges to get the blue covers off easily, whe...
by Bug
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 23
Views: 864

Re: Rear brake drum removal

I did use a mallet but sparingly as I didn’t want to damage anything, also all of the online advise said not to try and lever it off, is the back plate stronger than it looks? It is strong enough for this purpose, yes. You could try using a drift and tapping the drum outwards (i.e. from the diff di...
by Bug
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Forum question: incoming pm "on hold"
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Forum question: incoming pm "on hold"

Possibly because your inbox is full of old messages?
I think you only get space for 50, so you need to delete old ones if you've read them.
Then it should have space to appear.
by Bug
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 23
Views: 864

Re: Rear brake drum removal

I think it`s something they used to have (hence the hole in the face of the drum) nbut they stopped fitting. There was never really much point when the hub has studs as they locate it anyway (more useful if you have wheel bolts ) Just give it a tap and it should pop off, unless very badly worn so t...