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by Noel
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Capri book is weeks away
Replies: 88
Views: 1405

Re: New Capri book is weeks away

I can't see this book appearing in The Works any time soon. It's not that kind of product. Anyone on the fence should just get it as Christmas gift, you won't be disappointed. The level of detail, research, and access that the author has been given to Ford, and the contributions from the senior mana...
by Noel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Capri book is weeks away
Replies: 88
Views: 1405

Re: New Capri book is weeks away

Mine came via DHL.

Its the standard edition, but even that is nicely hefty and coffee-table spec!
by Noel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Capri book is weeks away
Replies: 88
Views: 1405

Re: New Capri book is weeks away

Anyone else have their copy of Mr Saxty's book yet?

Mine was delivered Saturday, it is an absolutely excellent book, so much to read and take in - lots of insight, great illustrations.
by Noel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Mini project - bumper corners
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Mini project - bumper corners

Hi Dan, noticed you are contemplating this on the years anniversary since I did my end caps. Noticed yesterday that the rough one has a tiny bit that has flaked off after it got glanced by a broom handle falling on it in the garage. Not end of world, but I think it demonstrates these plastic things ...
by Noel
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 333
Views: 11222

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

If you've run out of car stuff to watch, look up Project Binky on Youtube. Been mentioned on here before. An ambitious car project, involving lots of skill and creativity.
by Noel
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A real Hero!
Replies: 19
Views: 713

Re: A real Hero!

His memoir, First Light, is a very affecting account of his experiences as a young man and well worth seeking out if you've not read it.
by Noel
Fri May 11, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Injection rear quarter panels interior
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Injection rear quarter panels interior

Yes that's them.
by Noel
Thu May 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Injection rear quarter panels interior
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Injection rear quarter panels interior

Yes definitely black plastic seatbelt clip, to hook the belt in when not being used.
by Noel
Tue May 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MK3 Headlight Relay
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: MK3 Headlight Relay

Apologies if you have already done this, but have you checked the fuses and their contacts at the bottom of the relay assembly are in-tact and clean?
by Noel
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Cross member cable clips
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Wanted - Cross member cable clips

I think these are the ones: http://retrobolts.co.uk/516-8mm-single-fuel-pipe-hose-clips---qty-5-261-p.asp 8mm hole and 8mm clip. I have bought a pack and haven't got round to fitting them on mine yet so can't confirm if I'm right (I do know the hole in the crossmember is 8mm)! Noel.
by Noel
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Noel's car
Replies: 41
Views: 6275

Re: Noel's car

Update since last year. Front end now all done. Grille and surrounds back to original plain black. Bumpers powder coated and end covers done with HFVP https://farm1.staticflickr.com/890/40694203385_efd0f4bedc_z.jpg Nasty fuel filter clamp replaced with recon one from Caprigear: https://farm1.staticf...
by Noel
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i Oil Cooler Tightening Torque
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: 2.8i Oil Cooler Tightening Torque

The 2.8i supplement manual lists one torque for oil cooler related parts and that is the "Threaded sleeve - oil cooler" which is 20-40Nm. This is the sleeve that passes through the oil cooler body and holds it to the threaded bush screwed into the block. There's no other torque specified, ...
by Noel
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wheely excited....
Replies: 42
Views: 2195

Re: Wheely excited....

nothing like new wheels, I got my old pepperpots refurbed last month and they look ace!
by Noel
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3220

Re: Car feels weird lol

This is a crushingly disappointing thread. We start off with an interesting technical query and have now veered off into a discussion that has upset a long standing and respected forum contributor. Might we please have no further posts here until the OP (Jordan) gets his springs off and finds out wh...
by Noel
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: my previous Capri
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: my previous Capri

How long ago was that? 10 years?
I had a previous Capri, and I know what happened to that because I sold it to a close family member, who er, did scrap it unfortunately!
by Noel
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Me new laser 2.0 may 1987
Replies: 34
Views: 3928

Re: Me new laser 2.0 may 1987

Jasonmarie wrote:with just one jet plane in the back


Er there's at least three planes in that picture, the Javelin, a Meteor behind it, and what looks like a super sabre to the left.... but I might be wrong on that. :whistle:
by Noel
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Best super glue on the market?
Replies: 17
Views: 1759

Re: Best super glue on the market?

The best super glue, in my experience so far is the Vitalbond CA range (google it). There is a big difference between stuff like that as used by professional modelmakers and the little tubes you get at checkout It comes in different viscosities. I use the thick stuff (has a red label) and it is good...
by Noel
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: boot struts
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: boot struts

SGS offer a good service yes, and the other nice thing about re-gassing your existing struts is that you keep struts with the right date code on them - a date code that is broadly in line with the build date of your car. Which is nice if you count rivets.
by Noel
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RS3100 / Motorsport
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: RS3100 / Motorsport

It was a good issue apart from the Capri write-up, lots of pieces about group B rally and turbo F1 in the 1980s too.
by Noel
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What’s your favourite car show ?
Replies: 87
Views: 7979

Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Got through 10 episodes of Project Binky yesterday.... have to pace myself now as there's only 6 more to go right?
The quality of the work is very impressive.