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by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 730
Views: 50259

Re: Who Remembers?

by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is CCI website down again...
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: Is CCI website down again...

I received the email and logged in but my members discount does not show, does anyone else's? Hi Mark, I've just tried it and yes, the member's discounted price is shown if I view the site while logged in. Andrew. Yeah logged in changed password etc but still no change. Will give them a call in the...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is CCI website down again...
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: Is CCI website down again...

I received the email and logged in but my members discount does not show, does anyone else's?
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

Nope - Stuart was a little reluctant on Escort Cosworth. But it IS an Escort... From listening to him he was reluctant on most things, which I'm not surprisedI thought it was his idea to graft the Escort MK4 onto the Sierra platform knowing that if it fitted then the MK5 Escort body would also fit?...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic ford magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: Classic ford magazine

Yep agree. It's of its time and too much time has passed to force an evolution.

Nice feature on a Fiesta 1300S this month.
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

As said before Halcyon Days.

I am going to guess at an Escort Cosworth mule based on the MK4 Escort bodyshell that Stuart Turner wanted for rallying?
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: speed limiters
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: speed limiters

Bad idea for me. It doesn't stop killing it starts it. Killing driving for one. Killing independence for another. Killing Joy. Police state. Don't get me wrong, in principle in an idealistic world it sounds good but if we really wanted to save innocent lives then there other ways the the EU could co...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic Ford TV ads
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Classic Ford TV ads

I’ve just lost 15 minutes of my life watching these Ford TV ads made by ad agency Ogilvy & Mather. They were given to me by Terry Holben who directed Ford’s ads for 22 years and wrote about the experience in my book. Take a look at them here as Ford pitched us RS, Capri, Cortina, Sierra, Granad...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Refurbished DashBoards
Replies: 20
Views: 1300

Re: Refurbished DashBoards

Cheers guys. Yeah that's it, not many dashboards are perfect and it's making the best of a bad job.
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Here is some more Granada stuff. This guy has some good vids on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/zwMAFnc6cao

Whoever the chap is giving the speech and review he used to do a lot of Ford stuff and has a voice that triggers nostalgic.
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Some Scorpio Action.

Remember the Scorpio in 4WD and Cosworth trim with those brilliant leather seats. Equipment wise was a very underrated car. Another forgotten Ford - well except on here where quite a few engines power Capris.

https://youtu.be/IMpyonklNJQ
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

On the subject of bring back the Capri, I have found a couple of little videos on the Capris supposed killer. This featured in Steve's book and is an interesting story. Shows throughout the book the tie up between the US Dearborn and FOE. Happens more often then you'd think or realise. https://yout...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

On the subject of bring back the Capri, I have found a couple of little videos on the Capris supposed killer. This featured in Steve's book and is an interesting story. Shows throughout the book the tie up between the US Dearborn and FOE. Happens more often then you'd think or realise. https://youtu...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Refurbished DashBoards
Replies: 20
Views: 1300

Re: Refurbished DashBoards

Hi all just a quick update re this. Two issues, firstly finding a mint dash is an issue and who wants to pay upwards of £500? So I thought with that in mind I'd have a go. Now I am not very skilled and no expert but I had some isopon bumper filler and ordered some textured paint and gave it a go. Th...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 413
Views: 15903

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

AMC PACER story - well I never knew.

https://youtu.be/kcl98aBRkD8

Always reminded me of the American Allegro.
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MK3 short console Carpet advice
Replies: 1
Views: 67

MK3 short console Carpet advice

Hi folks, have seen a few carpets for sale on eBay etc has anyone got any experience of these. What did you buy and where from etc, did it fit and is it any good,?
In advance much appreciated.
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Shed & Buried New Home
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Shed & Buried New Home

Little update from Henry Cole here, the new home for Shed & Buried (repeats) will be Quest, he is doing more TV with Sam, not quite Shed & Buried but similar - https://www.facebook.com/henrycoleTV/videos/1333474116801057/ Thanks Paul, Find it fix it drive it sounds worth a look, end of Marc...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I've got some bags of coal in the shed...
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: I've got some bags of coal in the shed...

I wonder why that never caught on? Maybe because it looks crap or regulations? I mean that roof! Good idea with the coal system though :D
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

It looks too stubby and Swedish with its IKEA high sculpted wasteline like the MK2 Focus, definitely Volvo. I think the Capri missed too many generational changes for it to work so I'm pleased Ford dropped it. I think it's of its time and if you keep reinventing old things ironically it shows a lack...