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by 80s-new-man
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Another measurement please
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Another measurement please

Hahah It turned into a rant and rave ! There’s some good and bad aspects of both systems, however - OUR imperial system developed over centuries as an easy way to judge things, the inch the width of a man’s thumb, yard length of an arm, etc..whilst god knows what the metre represents.. :lol: if you ...
by 80s-new-man
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Capri Book
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: New Capri Book

Sounds like a good event, I went to the Dunton one, didn’t realise there was this one as well.
I saw CCI email saying there was an additional book called Capri 50 but when I visited the site, I couldn’t buy it separately, you had to get the car you always promised yourself with it..
by 80s-new-man
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The new Tesla truck
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: The new Tesla truck

Hah what shi-ite!!
by 80s-new-man
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Looking for history on my Capri B193 OVT
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Looking for history on my Capri B193 OVT

Hi Unfortunately I didn’t get much history with my Capri, I bought her in May this year 2019. B193 OVT Capri 2.8i special lacquer red, I think in 2013 she had a lot of work done on body , welding etc so someone kindly saved her.if anyone can help with history and or paperwork It would be great! http...
by 80s-new-man
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox rattles above 55
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Gearbox rattles above 55

Hi there I got the plastic saddle mentioned by stevemarl
However I’ve heard there’s also a heavy duty version.
I saw this on flea bay ...is this the one?

Item
193208697005

It’s 22 quid rather than 3.50 so I’m not sure..
by 80s-new-man
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash Lighting
Replies: 33
Views: 1350

Re: Dash Lighting

Cheers Andy... done !
by 80s-new-man
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Late starting heater
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Late starting heater

Thanks guys, and will bear that in mind Martin, appreciate that. I’ll do another check...
by 80s-new-man
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Late starting heater
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Late starting heater

Hi, Wonder if anyone else had experience of this..I thought my heater had packed up , but I noticed that she only kicks in after about 5 mins or so. Before that she’s dead and nothing coming out not even cold. It’s weird as when she’s running warm the heater is perfect, dash and footwell. She seems ...
by 80s-new-man
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: *Wanted*Tailgate wiper motor plastic trim cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1404

Re: *Wanted*Tailgate wiper motor plastic trim cover

@ lord flashheart, I bought the book & loop and fitted the trim cover.
Absolutely fantastic, thank you!! Recommend to anyone looking to buy the replacement from Capri club, it’s so authentic you don’t notice the difference.

My original almost disintegrated it was a mess!
by 80s-new-man
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sunroof seal
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Sunroof seal

I’m glad I finally found this.. thank you! I couldn’t tilt / slide after I started putting it on either way as the unfitted portion would jam the sunroof.. I had to give up after ruining a brand new seal, which is so annoying. It’s a shame there’s no instructions. Now there’s a seal-less roof and -3...
by 80s-new-man
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear No plate
Replies: 24
Views: 945

Re: Rear No plate

Even better! Yes I cannot see the point in sticking hideous looking plates on a classic that weren’t even around when the car was in its prime. Well done!
by 80s-new-man
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear No plate
Replies: 24
Views: 945

Re: Rear No plate

Noticed when I took mine off they had the plastic lugs inserted into pre-drilled holes allowing for plastic screws. Unfortunately one had come out so someone just drilled the plates on with self tappers. You can get the plastic sets of lugs and screws from eBay. Just a piece of advice when ordering ...
by 80s-new-man
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear Creaking & big knocking over bumps
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Rear Creaking & big knocking over bumps

Ah I see, thanks for those pointers guys, I’ll try and have a look in those areas 8-)
by 80s-new-man
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: BREAKING FOR SPARES
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: BREAKING FOR SPARES

A real shame... looks like one of the very first mk3 2.0 Ghias. If only I had won the lottery I’d go round and rescue ones like this!! 😄
by 80s-new-man
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear Creaking & big knocking over bumps
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Rear Creaking & big knocking over bumps

Hi , this has got worse over the last couple of months, it seems there is a creaking sound and quite abrupt “hits” when I go over even small bumps. It feels like the car is hitting bump stops or something.
Could it be very worn out shocks/dampers?

Cheers
by 80s-new-man
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: *Wanted*Tailgate wiper motor plastic trim cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1404

Re: *Wanted*Tailgate wiper motor plastic trim cover

I didn’t buy it from eBay, it was direct from the club, so wasn’t aware of that text..It’s a pretty hefty piece to just try and use Velcro so I’d be interested to know other people’s experience..
by 80s-new-man
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: *Wanted*Tailgate wiper motor plastic trim cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1404

Re: *Wanted*Tailgate wiper motor plastic trim cover

Yeah I saw that, so that in most people’s mind just means not the exact clips that ford used, not no fixing points.
The only viable alternative is to drill lots of holes, and so after spending all that money on it, that original look is gone and it will just look naff.
:axe:
by 80s-new-man
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: *Wanted*Tailgate wiper motor plastic trim cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1404

Re: *Wanted*Tailgate wiper motor plastic trim cover

Hi, did you fit the new CCI trim? I got mine and the back is just flat with no fixing points. How on earth would that work!
:banghead:
by 80s-new-man
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator Coolant Level
Replies: 28
Views: 1533

Re: Radiator Coolant Level

Cheers pbar ordered a CCI one
by 80s-new-man
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: headlights
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: headlights

Hi, is there an easy way to get both twin lamps on dip and both twin lamps on full? I never understood why cars have twin lamps and just have a single set on at any one function. I heard that it can be done with a relay and some extra wiring, and maybe different “dual function “ bulbs, preferably th...