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by 80s-new-man
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How to post pictures on the forum
Replies: 8
Views: 18328

Re: How to post pictures on the forum

:deadhorse: That site is actually quite good for downsizing (got it down from 5.3 meg to 87k ) cheers for that D366Y. However after an hour of swearing, I’ve knocked it on the head as it keeps saying it’s got too many pixels I think this forum the way it’s set up isn’t helpful at all, after all that...
by 80s-new-man
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 275
Views: 127423

Re: Where is everyone from?

:o thanks I’ll try and do that!!
by 80s-new-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 275
Views: 127423

Re: Where is everyone from?

Hi, Stu, Suffolk/Norfolk borders.. it would be helpful and possibly quite easy, for the profiles to display the basic locations of members, so they can make contact with fellow enthusiasts in their areas without having to ask?
by 80s-new-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How to post pictures on the forum
Replies: 8
Views: 18328

Re: How to post pictures on the forum

Ah ok I’ll try and find some way , cheers
by 80s-new-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How to post pictures on the forum
Replies: 8
Views: 18328

Re: How to post pictures on the forum

Ah! Thanks, I did not realise avatar meant my profile picture- however I think it only has capacity for a tiny 97kb so I cannot upload any....
by 80s-new-man
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How to post pictures on the forum
Replies: 8
Views: 18328

Re: How to post pictures on the forum

Hi I can’t for the life of me find out how to upload my profile pic... help most appreciated!
by 80s-new-man
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC

And the areas in question have been polished/worn the most so said lacquer has thinned there most. It will probably develop into swathes of lacquer lift. There not much point in trying to polish or grind it off, as stated on here, as your car is likely painted with water based original paint and wil...
by 80s-new-man
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR
Replies: 24
Views: 3701

Re: Info on E280 JYT or E286 RKR

I’m sure I seen this Reg before. However someone restored it / owned it from 1998-2009, but was broken up in 2008... :o weird!
by 80s-new-man
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: does anyone recognise this capri
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: does anyone recognise this capri

Whoever wrote the description is an artist in bullshit, typical trainee auctioneer style. “Product of Dagenham “ “left the roads” in 1986?? The research has been minimal and most cut and pasted from bits and pieces from google. The mechanical section doesn’t mention an obvious engine swap so mileage...
by 80s-new-man
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: does anyone recognise this capri
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: does anyone recognise this capri

Mr B wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:45 pm
Thing is though the advert says the car will soon be tax and MOT exempt but with these modifications will the car still qualify?

Wayne
Yes it will, as an engine swap won’t disqualify her from tax exemption.
by 80s-new-man
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How Much Is Car Tax?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: How Much Is Car Tax?

Yeah the emission shite isn’t applicable to our cars and any built before 2001. It’s a flat rate system based on engine size , a 2.8i is £270 pa
by 80s-new-man
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Headlights

I can recommend Phillips racing vision, gives 150% extra light, I fitted the H4s to my Sierra XR4x4 2.9 and you can see the difference.
by 80s-new-man
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sunroof Seal
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Sunroof Seal

Actually I’ve just bought a CCI one, my garage just fitted it and it looks good.... Bear in mind also I tried fitting a first one myself and ruined it. The best way is to remove the sunroof and re fit it... but I trusted it to the garage as it’s a very difficult job to get it all aligned back perfec...
by 80s-new-man
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?

:heart: well I’m very impressed with her, I’m delighted with SP water pumps (Warrington) , yes Jackie is the sales director there, she prioritised the rebuild of my pump and I had it back within about 3 days! £168... thoroughly recommend to anyone out there for any pump repair, much better than rely...
by 80s-new-man
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?

Wow thanks Steve for taking time out to help me, owe you a beer 🍺
I’m currently speaking to my local engineer - if he can’t do it, I’ll definitely be contacting her! Cheers! Stu
by 80s-new-man
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?

Hi Steve thanks, however I’ve a Scorpio BOB 2.9 cossie fitted. It’s a mystery who has these parts now. The one Burton has is for the earlier Granada Scorpio BoA. They don’t sell BOB ones..
I may have to find an engineering company to repair mine!
by 80s-new-man
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?

Hi all, I wonder if anyone can kindly assist, I’ve reached breaking point! :banghead: Capri is a 2.8 special with a 1995 Scorpio Cosworth 2.9 24v BOB engine. When the water pump gave in, I ordered a replacement but it’s totally different from the original- different moulding and internal profile. I ...
by 80s-new-man
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Super unleaded petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Super unleaded petrol

Actually I remember 4star was 99 RON, super was 5star, which was 101 or even 105 RON. 3star was 95 RON, and was often called “blend” because it was a halfway house between “economy” or “regular” which was 2 star, rated at 91 RON and 4 star .. So today’s “new” “unleaded” is actually 3 star - not a go...
by 80s-new-man
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E10 (?!) petrol
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: E10 (?!) petrol

What we now need is some advice from the more technical amongst us as to what fuel system components (if any) need to be changed or upgraded by next year so as to avert the risk to life and / or car
:ford: 8-)
by 80s-new-man
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E10 (?!) petrol
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: E10 (?!) petrol

We have to protect our cars, heritage, businesses and sanity somehow. I managed to find this petition website, all who are equally concerned can kindly support..

http://chng.it/9xymzdfh

Cheers