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by pbar
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 679
Views: 103867

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

Betamax or VHS :lol: Always VHS Andy :) How brilliant it was when these came out, the ability to actually record TV! It was amazing, like wizardry, and many of us were even still in awe of recording audio tapes. So exciting and so much fun. Wasn't it great. It's easier now and so much at our dispos...
by pbar
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 679
Views: 103867

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

andyd wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:36 am It's the Capri episode on Bangers and Cash - Restoring Classics this Thursday 11th.

Thank you Andy, will set to tape.

Also repeated on Sunday.
by pbar
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 1184
Views: 186035

Re: Who Remembers?

Great stuff, used to have loads of Action Man stuff, always a toy to return to for more fun back in the day. Have a nice collection of stuff now thanks to a great friend. Certain toys and games would last for a full childhood, Lego, Meccano, Matchbox cars, Scalextric, etc. and Action Man was certain...
by pbar
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Re: Capri Clock

Don't sit on one of the fingers.
by pbar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Jason
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Happy Birthday Jason

Jasonmarie wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:44 pm Thanks all yes another year where does time go , I had a strange present today of a pair of “ pride socks “ a gimp mask ( Batman ) in PVC and a nice mug . I let you guess who that was from :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What's strange about those presents. Oh yes, the mug, fair enough.
by pbar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Club Magazine Late?
Replies: 90
Views: 9937

Re: Capri Club Magazine Late?

Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:41 am Perhaps Rishi Sunak knows a thing or two about economics? :)

Hehe :) And perhaps not! Only his own economics maybe (and his wife's), but as for the rest of the country, that's very dubious.
by pbar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: How much
Replies: 32
Views: 1822

Re: How much

Jasonmarie wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:16 pm Another one from KFC :lol:
Hehe, funny Jason :) Think I'd rather have the KFC, better value.
by pbar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Club Magazine Late?
Replies: 90
Views: 9937

Re: Capri Club Magazine Late?

Well it's a shocker, but my magazine came already, earlier this week. Never been so early. Things are looking up! Almost negates the option of paying the totally extortionate and unreasonable amount for the Gold membership. I only know of two people rich enough to pay that, and one of them is Rishi ...
by pbar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Re: Capri Clock

Still nothing totally conclusive then yet, but it would seem to be either - They were all orange (very likely), and most have faded to yellow, or Some were possibly yellow to begin with, and some orange, or even a combination of the above. Certainly, the orange ones seems much more harder to find now.
by pbar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Re: Capri Clock

Major_Tom wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:56 pm It should be an entirely separate category. Rant and Rave, Q+A, Clocks.

Hehe funny that. And I didn't realise this would get so much interest, it may well deserve it's own category yet!
by pbar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Jason
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Happy Birthday Jason

All the best Jason :)
by pbar
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Re: Capri Clock

Andrew 2.8i wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:44 pm
"The quartz clock embedded in the centre console always had yellow hands, even though the main dials had red hands".

Interesting, but it must be wrong as we actually have evidence of clocks with 'red' hands/fingers (delete as preferred!) although it seems more of an orange really.
by pbar
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri brochure "photoshoping"
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Capri brochure "photoshoping"

Not quite Tom, it would be done on a light table/bench, using positive/negative film which printing plates are made from, real life cutting and pasting, it is where the terms come from. Something I used to be involved in.
by pbar
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Re: Capri Clock

So that's a ticker but the fingers definitely look yellow! I'm thinking they were all orange to begin with but many have faded.
by pbar
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Re: Capri Clock

You could well be right Nat with the appearances, the spare ticking one I have certainly has orange fingers, my later ones are more yellow, I thought they had faded with age. Definitely some changes to the rear of them too.
by pbar
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Setting up weber carb on 2.0 pinto
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Setting up weber carb on 2.0 pinto

Great, looks like it was just your starting procedure then. 1700 for fast idle sounds ok, a little low actually. Before you mess with that, after your car starts (and its revs are at 1700 as you mention), stab the pedal once and the revs should drop a couple of 1000 but still be high. Then during no...
by pbar
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Setting up weber carb on 2.0 pinto
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Setting up weber carb on 2.0 pinto

When cold starting you shouldn't depress the pedal at all while cranking. But before you turn the key press the pedal a couple of times to set the choke (i.e. close the choke flaps), and pump some fuel in the carb. When choke is set right then usually these cars start better from cold than warm. If ...
by pbar
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Re: Capri Clock

Thanks guys, the evidence so far then suggests that Fords/Capri had the ticking clock until around 1984, then switched to the sweeping one I guess.
by pbar
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Capri Clock

Bit of an anorak question, but I'm interested to know from a history point of view. I've had a couple of Capri clocks and the second hand sweeps on both. But I have another spare and on that one the second hand 'ticks'. Does anyone know at what point/model/year Ford changed the clock from one to the...
by pbar
Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ric Wood Motorsport
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Ric Wood Motorsport

Must pop in next time I'm passing and see what's in there, always very interesting cars parked outside.