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by Mk3 Mags
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: High level third brake light
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: High level third brake light

You’re not paranoid Dallas. Someone reversed into the front of my Capri on a garage forecourt recently. Luckily no harm done but looking at the two cars together and seeing how the modern car towered over mine I doubt she had the faintest idea I was there. So I didn’t get too cross with her.
by Mk3 Mags
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: MOT

Precisely why I ignored the extension and took mine for MOT in August, when the sun was shining, the roads were quiet and the garages too.
by Mk3 Mags
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: I'm back......
Replies: 135
Views: 20145

Re: I'm back......

Hi Mags, This year has kicked me up the backside to do something I've been thinking about for a while but then dismiss again :? Not getting any younger so need to tick that box :D Doesn't matter how old - or young - you are Andy. There's not one of us, whatever our age, who knows how many more boxe...
by Mk3 Mags
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: I'm back......
Replies: 135
Views: 20145

Re: I'm back......

This made me feel sad, but I can’t help but agree. 2020 has made me realise that if you don’t do what you want to do now, you may never ever get to do it. The best of luck to you Andy.
by Mk3 Mags
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 935
Views: 102818

Re: Who Remembers?

Hi Mags, I remember the early/mid 70s you had to 'run them in', Dad had a few new cars around that time that's how I know. (Unless that was his excuse not to drive too fast :lol:) Hi Andy You did indeed have to ‘run them in’, even in the 80s. I remember when we picked up our Capri. August 1985 it w...
by Mk3 Mags
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 935
Views: 102818

Re: Who Remembers?

Peter-S wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:16 pm
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I remember those. At one time they were a common sight on the roads. I thought we were going to need one when we bought the Capri (1985) but I think they were phased out somewhat before our time.
by Mk3 Mags
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Super unleaded petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Super unleaded petrol

I also read somewhere that branded Super contains a better package of additives such as detergents and lubricants to keep the engine clean.

But, as you say, I'm seriously worried about the introduction of E10.
by Mk3 Mags
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 49
Views: 1930

Re: Is it just me....

I can identify with so many of the feelings expressed here – pbar enjoying the slower pace of life and Mr B with his WFH. Done that myself and I can say it sounds wonderful until you realise all you see every day are the same four walls. But to give up on the Capri is unthinkable. We will eventually...
by Mk3 Mags
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 49
Views: 1930

Re: Is it just me....

Glad you started this thread. I've been so depressed and uninterested in life of late. Every time I sit down I go to sleep. I thought it was just me but it's reassuring to hear other folks are feeling the same. The Capri isn't my only interest. I normally have so much to do. But all of a sudden the ...
by Mk3 Mags
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Paul G
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Happy Birthday Paul G

Didn't realise it was your birthday Paul. My very best wishes. Have a good one.
by Mk3 Mags
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car won't go into gear after startup
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Car won't go into gear after startup

Thanks for the opinions and info STEVEW and Mc Tool. Much appreciated.
by Mk3 Mags
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car won't go into gear after startup
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Car won't go into gear after startup

I started up my car this morning after sitting for a while, and noticed that it was very hard to get into gear 3, 4, 5 and reverse, and impossible to get into gears 2 and 1. When i start the car with the clutch depressed, it goes into any of the gears fine, but after I release it for the first time...
by Mk3 Mags
Thu May 14, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Factory 2.0 pinto cam cover wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Factory 2.0 pinto cam cover wanted

Oh bum. It's always the same with these Ford parts. So many variations.

There was another rocker cover on eBay tonight, said to be new but unfortunately painted blue. Don't know if that was the right one.
by Mk3 Mags
Thu May 14, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Factory 2.0 pinto cam cover wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Factory 2.0 pinto cam cover wanted

https://www.classicpartsshack.co.uk/sto ... 20739.html

Good chap. I've bought a few things from him over the years.
by Mk3 Mags
Thu May 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Wanted

There's a pair of genuine front mats in the May CCI magazine but at £95 second hand I doubt you'd be interested.
by Mk3 Mags
Sun May 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Keep getting error code
Replies: 20
Views: 2296

Re: Keep getting error code

I just got that same message too.
by Mk3 Mags
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Wanted

You may think I don’t know what I’m talking about but in my experience you sometimes just get lucky – like the time I bid on a pair of NOS genuine TCAs and got them unopposed for £20 when people were asking three figures for them. They are now on the car and doing a splendid job. And the time I got ...
by Mk3 Mags
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Wanted

Best of luck. They're very difficult to find these days. But they do occasionally come up on places like eBay. I'll let you know if I spot any. I remember when we bought our car brand new we tried to persuade the dealership to throw in a full set for free but they wouldn't give in. We eventually pai...
by Mk3 Mags
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Brooksy
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Happy Birthday Brooksy

Happy Birthday. Have a good one.
by Mk3 Mags
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 935
Views: 102818

Re: Who Remembers?

Paul, When I was about 11, I had a little `mileometer` which basically fitted onto a front fork, had a rotating 8 pronged star which was hit by a pin on a front spoke each revolution. The turns of the star were added on a littlr numeric display. It was really neat, only about 1 1/2" wide and it mea...