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by Noel
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 145
Views: 6138

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: 580

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: 449

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: 449

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: 350

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: 203

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: 5333

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: 319

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: 1899

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: 2791

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: 788

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: 3341

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: 1432

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: 871

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: 591

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: 6788

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.
by Noel
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Jobs in this cold weather
Replies: 38
Views: 2341

Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Yep I wanted to take it out the other week but there was so much salt on the roads it was crazy - not so this weekend.
by Noel
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Jobs in this cold weather
Replies: 38
Views: 2341

Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Nice dry and bright afternoon on Saturday so went for a drive over to Richmond - up the hill, round the park then back home.
Can't think this does any harm at all, warms everything up and drives off any moisture hanging around, gives the battery a charge too.
by Noel
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?
Replies: 80
Views: 4719

Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

I'm not sure there's a huge premium for the specials with the half-leather interior and the LSD, overall condition, bodywork and mileage kind of over-arches things like that.
by Noel
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Jobs in this cold weather
Replies: 38
Views: 2341

Re: Jobs in this cold weather

I've run mine for half an hour every month or so. Last week reversed it half way out garage, left it running - which warms garage up a bit, then I fitted up the powder coated front bumper and the end-caps that I sprayed with HFVP in the Autumn. Just little things really. Would have took it out but t...