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by Noel
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: I'm back......
Replies: 135
Views: 20125

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

and its manual right??
by Noel
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: I'm back......
Replies: 135
Views: 20125

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

Nice work. I really really wanted to get one of these as our "normal" car to replace our Mini (which was cool but just too small for general family use). Problem was my wife thinks Mustang just a smidge too long for suburban faffing and parking, and she has a point. So we bought a BMW M140i instead ...
by Noel
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Which Wheeler Dealers Episode?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Which Wheeler Dealers Episode?

I have a weird recollection of him painting it with satin black paint.
It was one the kids were watching a few weeks ago on youtube or amazon or something. Be interesting to see if I was right!
by Noel
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Club Magazine Late?
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Capri Club Magazine Late?

Jasonmarie wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:03 pm
there’s a good article about a mk2 Capri at the back but have not read yet .
Good article that one, found it quite a tear-jerker.
by Noel
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Which Wheeler Dealers Episode?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Which Wheeler Dealers Episode?

Please could someone identify a Wheeler Dealers episode for me. I cannot remember the car, but it involved Ed China repairing a windscreen scuttle area, which was heavily rusted/perforated, without adding a new piece of metal in, instead he just kept adding weld to the area, then when all ground do...
by Noel
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Parts Sources ( links )
Replies: 33
Views: 21300

Re: Capri Parts Sources ( links )

Parts source tip for 2.8i fan thermo viscous coupling. Ordered the replacement from the club, price £46 plus VAT plus courier (oof). What I got delivered is a Land Rover 200TDi viscous coupling by Britpart, Land Rover part number ETC7238. Not got a problem with the source of the part, but you can sa...
by Noel
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Capri Models
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Ford Capri Models

Brut Capri looks cool. Have an old Scalextric 3.0S in red, and a Zakspeed by Fly. That would go well with them.
by Noel
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Another Capri spotted
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Another Capri spotted

whiff of Granada or Cortina about it from here. Nice colour though whatever it is, sort of colour that would suit a lot of modern cars if everyone weren't so obsessed with dark shade metallics at the moment.
by Noel
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2.8i heads wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: 2.8i heads wanted

Heh! no need to be too sorry, its had a good run and 160k ain't bad. I did speak to Tickover, but they are no longer taking workshop jobs on, due to backlog I believe. I understand they use Car Clinic in Lancashire to do their head work, so after talking to Car Clinic I will be doing the same. There...
by Noel
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2.8i heads wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 93

2.8i heads wanted

Hi, Low compression on one cylinder and exhaust valve that keeps closing its tappet up, so need to have heads off for work, after 160,000 miles seems the valve seat recession has finally got it. Will take opportunity to have heads unleaded converted, and as this will mean sending heads away for work...
by Noel
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bonnet Scoop/Vents
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Bonnet Scoop/Vents

If the scoop or vent needs to actually function and deliver air into the engine bay, then yes significant holes will need to be made in the bonnet - so any video suggesting that would be correct to my mind.
by Noel
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: High level third brake light
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: High level third brake light

This: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-RETRO-HI-LEVEL-BRAKE-LIGHT-RING-RO073-NEW-OLD-STOCK/312779940153?hash=item48d3232139:g:7MkAAOSw9mtdieI7 looks to me like the exact Ring product detailed in page 92 of the famous book on Capri upgrades, "Improve and Modify Capri" by Lindsay Porter and Dave Po...
by Noel
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Brand new 2.8 V6
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Brand new 2.8 V6

I was thinking it looked a bit pricey, but I then went on Burton Power website and made up a basket of parts to rebuild a cologne, i.e. new pistons, rings, bearings, cam, followers, rocker shafts, oil pump, gaskets, head bolts, exhaust valves etc and before I knew it I was looking at £1582. Given th...
by Noel
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear ARB bush orientation
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Rear ARB bush orientation

Yeah the thicker end of the bush that sticks out more goes against the chassis, i.e. pointing outwards as it were.

Should be 4 washers too that go one either side of the bush to spread the load across the insert and the poly material.
by Noel
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mc Tool's dinner
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Mc Tool's dinner

(Diannes)fuckin poxy dog chundered them up on the roadside LOL. i can imagine the stink! Whitebait are popular here, individually battered, deep fried and served in a big pile. Can be a bit of fish overload and indigestion trigger for me, so probably takes a couple of years before I fancy it again.
by Noel
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri film shooting!
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Capri film shooting!

I like two things in this.
1 Spanner ladies thighs
2 Slot mags.
by Noel
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mc Tool's dinner
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Mc Tool's dinner

Nicely made, looks good.
When you were enjoying that I was having breakfast, which was Ready Brek today, somewhat less exotic!
by Noel
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Raiders of the Lost Arc comes to North London
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Raiders of the Lost Arc comes to North London

Nick - Buses in London all have dashcam type cameras don't they? Can we see tha footage?
by Noel
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: End of an era.
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: End of an era.

Thats interesting, guess folding wings not used much outside naval aviation?
by Noel
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: End of an era.
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: End of an era.

They've been slowly replacing them with 787 or A380s as appropriate and they had been due to be gone in the next few years but CV air travel collapse has brought it forward somewhat. BA are (well were) the biggest operator of 747s having spent big on the 400 series in the 90s. One would look good at...