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by Noel
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy birthday Nick
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: Happy birthday Nick

Happy Birthday - did you get them slippers for your birthday too?
by Noel
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fitting Superflex TCA Inner Bushes
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Fitting Superflex TCA Inner Bushes

Glad you finally got it stuck in.
I thought of this thread at the weekend when the kids had found a Wheeler Dealers Capri clip on youtube. Edd China does the TCA bushes on that, and of course makes it look very easy.
by Noel
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted, Air box for 3ltr essex
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Wanted, Air box for 3ltr essex

Also try parts sources for other cars that used the Essex.
Such as TVR 3000M, Reliant Scimitar, Granada etc
by Noel
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FORD CAPRI MK3 FRONT VALANCE
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: FORD CAPRI MK3 FRONT VALANCE

I bought an identical panel for mine, probably about the same time the seller got that. Ford dealers still listed them. Even as a genuine new panel it cost less than 10% of the price being asked on that listing. To me it is entirely acceptable to profit on rare old stuff you bother to keep, especial...
by Noel
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Time
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Time

Winter is a problem time for car work unless you have a big enough garage to work in - which I don't. I have this Autumn erected a car port in front of the garage so in theory I can leave the car out during jobs, up on stands etc, and it won't get rained on, and neither will I if it rains mid-job. A...
by Noel
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Most Expensive Capri ?
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: Most Expensive Capri ?

I know some people get excited about better-than-factory restorations and all that (and it is impressive) but its not something I really get, like trailer-ing cars to shows just for everyone to have a look at, then take it home after. This is being sold as an artefact to look at, and for someone to ...
by Noel
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Testing Top Mounts?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Testing Top Mounts?

Glad it was a simple fix. I think studs are readily available from numerous sources if you need to change them.
by Noel
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Testing Top Mounts?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Testing Top Mounts?

The new wheel stud threads stop short for the steel wheels. Although i've fitted nuts without a back and got them down as tight as possible I'm wondering if its that. I'd eliminate that before suspecting anything else, if its worst when cornering it could be the wheel writhing around on the studs i...
by Noel
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stuff Nick dreams of
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Stuff Nick dreams of

Really interesting vids with those carb comparisons, looks like a really good outfit who know their stuff. Wish I lived nearer to Ely!
by Noel
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Trouble Bleeding Brakes following MC Rebuild

Another thing that can happen is the rear seal in the cylinder can fail . This can be awkward as it usually sucks air in and doesnt actually leak fluid . Pita when trying to bleed as it sucks air in as fast as you can bleed it out at the other end . Not usually enough to cause complete failure but ...
by Noel
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: laser front and rear seats ,
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: laser front and rear seats ,

On this topic, was watching the Persuaders earlier in the year with the kids, and it had the chopped 4:3 to 16:9 thing. It was ridiculous because it was so zoomed in the fights looked like a joke (and the fights in the Persuaders stuff is pretty un-serious to start with). Found that someone has uplo...
by Noel
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover closing Workshop for good
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Tickover closing Workshop for good

This is a shame, I spoke to them last autumn about doing unleaded heads on my car, and they were not taking new jobs due to a backlog. You're not too far from me (Cambridge) are you? Still need em done? Thanks but got them done this summer as per: http://www.fordcapriforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f...
by Noel
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover closing Workshop for good
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Tickover closing Workshop for good

This is a shame, I spoke to them last autumn about doing unleaded heads on my car, and they were not taking new jobs due to a backlog. Even back then they hinted that the current book of work would probably be the last.
by Noel
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A bit of fun...
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: A bit of fun...

Question on gearbox mount. Nicks has the round bell shaped thing on it. I was under mine last week fitting a new speedo cable and was thinking the rubber mount looked a bit oily, but mine doesn't have that bell thing on it. Is that a big deal? Mines on it's third gearbox so is it possible someone le...
by Noel
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A take on the electric car .
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: A take on the electric car .

Talking of seat covers - what the ABSOLUTE FLIP is going on with the drivers seat on that Mustang? Lumps under the leather, seam bulging in two places? Looks shoddy.
by Noel
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A proper f***ing rant!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: A proper f***ing rant!!!

The ASMR thing, I mean :lol: ... and the gloved hand!
by Noel
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror

Yes its the only way to access the mirror bolts and nuts. If you have the door arm rest handle off, you then need to slide off the plastic retaining surround of the release handle (slide it off forwards, always feels like its going to break). Then the card is held on with plastic push clips all arou...
by Noel
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The car in front is a Toyota
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: The car in front is a Toyota

Metal prices up, so its worth it again. Check out the price of palladium - its double what it was 2-3 years ago. Older Japanese cars are favourite as the cats contain more of the expensive metals. State of that wishbone is that incredible build quality of Toyota, I mean I am sure the engine is bulle...
by Noel
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pressure regulator experience
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Pressure regulator experience

Recon one listed in stock here:
https://www.motomobil.com/en/products/f ... 60518712-2

Or ask Southern Carburettors:
http://www.southerncarbs.co.uk/
by Noel
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The car in front is a Toyota
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: The car in front is a Toyota

Subaru wishbones do the same, so I've read. You have to be careful buying older Imprezas.

What year was this one and how many miles had it covered?