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by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 40 Today - National Car Buying Day
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: 40 Today - National Car Buying Day

Ah okay so in essence I have to wait until April 1st? The way I understood it was that because mine is built Jan 81 I could only apply for historic status or whhatever its classed as in the April if the car was built Before January 1st 1981 Ii.e. 1st of January 1980 upto 31st December 1980. Therefor...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 40 Today - National Car Buying Day
Replies: 5
Views: 96

40 Today - National Car Buying Day

Well my car is finally at that age. My 3.0S Janspeed Turbo was first registered on 11th of Feb 1981 although it was built 10th of January. Am I right in thinking it won't need to be MOT"D now but will need to be taxed until January next year? Strange thing is with that date it's previous owner and m...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic ford
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Classic ford

Most of the filling station forecourt groupies won't even notice.

Also there are plenty of 1.6 Laser 3.0s's but I suppose where it falls down is there aren't any that I know of 3.0S to 1.6 Lasers. At least its a Capri... 😂
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC

Thanks guys. Will see what can be done. Appreciate everyone's help.


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by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The most ridiculous review
Replies: 2
Views: 252

The most ridiculous review

https://youtu.be/tvEmccRPYoo See what you guys think of this. Opel Manta nearly 8k when new, LS capri not quite 5k. One is a slightly spec"d up base model, the other is top of the range model. Now F-*ff and find a 2.8i Special which would have had a showroom face off and come back with an answer. Yo...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC

I`m afraid It could simply be that the lacquer is beginning to fail due to age / UV exposure etc? Roof & bonnet suggests that. If the lacquer is blistering it`s unlikely that a DA will solve the problem, you may just `shave` off the blisters and leave matt dots where the basecoat`s exposed. When yo...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC

1st have you used a cover outside ? 2nd have you used any iron dust remover on the paint work also what wax or polish have used . A good car detailing company may be able to get them out . Hi mate, I've nott used a cover on it. No I havent tried a polisher or anything like that yet or compound. The...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC
Replies: 9
Views: 419

MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC

Hi, a bit off Capri Topic but I'm hoping there are some painters on here that may be able to help. I have a 2002 MG ZS. It's almost been stood for a year outside but polished up frequently. It sits on a drive with a couple of other cars but this time when I washed it and gone to polish it there are ...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Mk3 Capri X pack kit or similar, new or used
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Wanted - Mk3 Capri X pack kit or similar, new or used

These used to make them back in the day and I think they still come with RS logos embossed in to them.

http://www.fibresports.co.uk/products/F ... it/FS10011
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Anyone agree with the Rocket?
Replies: 44
Views: 2213

Re: Anyone agree with the Rocket?

For me and I don't know Lewis Hamilton but I don't like him for many reasons. Putting that aside you can only be as good in the sport you in at thee time you are able to be in it. Lots off money to go with it. He should shut his mouth and drive a bloody car. Still my voice isn't valid anymore as I ...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Anyone agree with the Rocket?
Replies: 44
Views: 2213

Re: Anyone agree with the Rocket?

If anybody wants to watch somebody earning money for doing sweet FA then watch this clunge. https://youtu.be/QVNTZTSwFTM Yep, there's your licence fee right there being spent. This week she makes a glass of Orange Squash and tells you how to fill a kettle. What a ridiculous b*tch and that's being po...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Anyone agree with the Rocket?
Replies: 44
Views: 2213

Re: Anyone agree with the Rocket?

For me and I don't know Lewis Hamilton but I don't like him for many reasons. Putting that aside you can only be as good in the sport you in at thee time you are able to be in it. If you take Moss, Hamilton, Senna etc and wonder who is best for varying reasons you are never going to know. Is Lewis H...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Spark Plug wrench for sale....
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Spark Plug wrench for sale....

I just don't get supposed super cars. I have driven the odd one and always find them massively over priced nonsense. Each to thier own but on my wall as a child was a pic from Wilkos although it was called Wilkinsons then of a 1983 XR3I and if I win the lottery today I would far sooner have that the...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Spark Plug wrench for sale....
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Spark Plug wrench for sale....

Seems a bit steep doesn't it. I saw last week seel for £749
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Original 2.8i list price
Replies: 17
Views: 774

Re: Original 2.8i list price

stevemarl wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:03 pm
I`ve got a Parkers price guide from April `81, and although it doesn`t show 2.8 (not yet launched?) but the 3.0 is £7334 so maybe not too far out?

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Cheers Steve, much appreciated.
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Original 2.8i list price
Replies: 17
Views: 774

Re: Original 2.8i list price

Paul G wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:34 pm
2.8i prices when launched in 1981 were £7995 solid colour, £8094.74 for metallic paint and £8170 for two tone. Figuers taken from a 1981 launch brochure.
Excellent Paul, thanks very much I appreciate it.
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Original 2.8i list price
Replies: 17
Views: 774

Original 2.8i list price

Hi, does anybody know the list price when new in 1981 for the 2.8i? Something tells me £7995 but I have a feeling that was for later run out specials.
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sending seats ?
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Sending seats ?

hi guys , I am trying to get a courier to collect a set off seats , most of them are wanting £130 -££180 , Newark to Glasgow , Q , what company dose anyone on here use ,thanks . Hi, there used ti be a system on ebay where you search for couriers and they sort of bid ffor your business, never used i...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Prices are dropping of late I've noticed.
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Prices are dropping of late I've noticed.

I think the capri bubble is ffnally bursting a little bit. I saw ACA Auctions last week and Silverstone cars were well off estimates. I have noticed this across all sites. It's definitely worth keeping an eye on ACA and the like if you are in the market, all the traders use them and then you see the...
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Are speed cameras safe?
Replies: 24
Views: 1263

Re: Are speed cameras safe?

My gps already knows speed limits for the area and displays it on screen , I can also set an alarm to go off at a pre set ( by me ) amount above any limit. I would love to see the real reasons and figures for the death toll put down to speeding , like figures corrolated by some one other than the e...