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by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic Ford TV ads
Replies: 4
Views: 81

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: 19
Views: 1118

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: 25
Views: 496

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: 25
Views: 496

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: 25
Views: 496

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: 25
Views: 496

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: 19
Views: 1118

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: 405
Views: 15354

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: 61

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: 160

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: 168

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: 25
Views: 496

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...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Please delete. Thanks.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Weber carburetor 38 DGAS NEW

PM sent
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 496

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Some great images there, I love to see the Capri in colt form. Always loved the MK1 in its basic trim, very iconic, with basic vents and chrome hub caps. I also always like shots of the clay cars or the plastic mould types. I like the shot o the Green Sierra 'Toni' where its three door one side and...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 496

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Some great images there, I love to see the Capri in colt form. Always loved the MK1 in its basic trim, very iconic, with basic vents and chrome hub caps. I also always like shots of the clay cars or the plastic mould types. I like the shot o the Green Sierra 'Toni' where its three door one side and ...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Please delete. Thanks.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

SOLD Please delete. Thanks.

Hi, I have a brand new not used Carb for the Essex v6. Not needed still in box and about a month old. Has been rested on the car but that is is. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F201841819459 I paid £267 looking for £150 so it is a good discount. Can ...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Hmmm....very interesting
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Hmmm....very interesting

How about a JBA Javelin?i appreciate there may be some owners on here so not to upset them but it was clearly a car of its time, or a conversion of its time. I think the Crayford MK1 with the roof in the down position looks okay but take away the elliptical side window and it sort of stops being a C...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Steve and Rod Mansfield at Dunton
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Steve and Rod Mansfield at Dunton

SVE days for me are so nostalgic, that is really my era and what really kick started my real enthusiasm for Ford, it made me bunk off school and collect brochures from my local dealer so much so that my YTS days (yes remember those) also began there only to be cut short by a cycling accident. The v...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Steve and Rod Mansfield at Dunton
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Steve and Rod Mansfield at Dunton

SVE days for me are so nostalgic, that is really my era and what really kick started my real enthusiasm for Ford, it made me bunk off school and collect brochures from my local dealer so much so that my YTS days (yes remember those) also began there only to be cut short by a cycling accident. The vo...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RS2800 Prototype
Replies: 36
Views: 515

Re: RS2800 Prototype

I am surprised somebody hasn't built a replica RS2800, seems simple enough to do.