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by Noel
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car cover or don't cover
Replies: 21
Views: 358

Re: Car cover or don't cover

Ah. Now I genuinely don't know what to do.
by Noel
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car cover or don't cover
Replies: 21
Views: 358

Re: Car cover or don't cover

I will need an outdoor cover for my car soon, and was wondering the same as OP. I took some advice from a neighbour of mine who has an old Maserati Quattroporte. He's had it for over 15 year and it lives on his front drive under a Hamilton Classic breathable fleece lined cover. He has a regime of un...
by Noel
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Baby Jesus & A ford Capri
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Baby Jesus & A ford Capri

They were both BARN FINDS! boom boom!
by Noel
Mon Dec 20, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I'm dreaming of a reich Christmas...
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: I'm dreaming of a reich Christmas...

Was one of the Santa's Henry Ford on a peace visit?
by Noel
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen washer not working
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Windscreen washer not working

LOL no pressure just a lot of people bored out of our skulls working at home I suppose (well me anyway) and I've not had time to do buggar all to mine for a couple of weeks so totally living through other people here (i.e. you).
by Noel
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen washer not working
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Windscreen washer not working

We're all just filling time cos we are gagging to find out if he's got it working!
by Noel
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen washer not working
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Windscreen washer not working

Surely by crash you really mean fender bender?
by Noel
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Secret Fords II
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Secret Fords II

You mean you are looking forward to a double spread fold out pull out pull off OHC special?
by Noel
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen washer not working
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Windscreen washer not working

The lead in the loom sets off from one of the external spade connectors on the fuse box. Does it - ah so not the multiplugs like I said, that makes it easier, but I'd clean anything connector like. Isn't there connections under the fusebox too? Might be worth attending to them, but as they are insi...
by Noel
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Secret Fords II
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Secret Fords II

Anyone got their copy of Secret Ford vol 2 yet?
It looks good from the first few pages, and looking forward to learning about how the frog-faced Scorpio debacle came about.
Theres a good poster too with lots of wheels on it, the geekery is absolutely off the scale!
by Noel
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen washer not working
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Windscreen washer not working

The two stalks with push buttons in them (horn one side, washer the other) have a little wire that comes out at the base carrying the push button circuit into the big connector. The indicator/horn ones are prone to fatigue and broken wires due to that stalk being moved a lot on each journey. The was...
by Noel
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy birthday Nick
Replies: 12
Views: 281

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: 377

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: 4
Views: 332

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: 217

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: 316

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: 686

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: 299

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: 299

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: 242

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!