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by stevemarl
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Windscreen

Caprigear wrote:All of the screens up to the early eighties are all the same size then around 83 the screen size got smaller but the size of the rubber was increased .


Am I alone in wondering: WHY, do they do these things?, it seems utterly pointless??
by stevemarl
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 149

Re: Insurance declarations

Vaguely `on topic` but last October Plusnet doubled my broadband charges (because I`d been on an introductory offer, of which I had no idea) so I rang them and said basically put it back to what it was or I`ll go elsewhere.... They quite easily agreed that, in fact they went further and stopped bill...
by stevemarl
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 149

Re: Insurance declarations

Insurance companies have their own laws. They know that us mere mortals have little chance in contesting anything. And if you do then you usually have much grief and many months in front of you.. This is the thing, according to this, they`ve been robbing us illegally for years simply due to our bei...
by stevemarl
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 149

Re: Insurance declarations

Thats the point - you do NOT have to declare expired convictions, and they are bending the rules by asking... Expired is expired.
by stevemarl
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 149

Insurance declarations

Interesting facts about what you do and do not, by law, need to declare to insurance companies, whatever they may say.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/per ... ivers.html
by stevemarl
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

The 3litre I just got has air horns on it but only requires one positive feed to work - I wired it straight to the original horn wiring positive but added an in-line fuse as well - not sure if that would be an (easier) option for you? Whilst this will work, it means the stalk switch is carrying way...
by stevemarl
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: posted in error
Replies: 35
Views: 384

Re: posted in error

No it`s just northern speak Nick :D It`s like another country up here.
by stevemarl
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: posted in error
Replies: 35
Views: 384

Re: posted in error

Ta!
by stevemarl
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: posted in error
Replies: 35
Views: 384

Re: posted in error

Yep, I agree, that`s exactly why when I read it I assumed it to actually BE the case.... it`ll come.
When do the shows start Paul? We`re in marathon lock-down this weekend....
by stevemarl
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: posted in error
Replies: 35
Views: 384

Re: posted in error

Sorry Paul - you were too quick for me..... :xd: I posted this item about the MOT ; basically it said DVSA had stated that once MOT had been failed, car was illegal even if current MOT valid. Then I read further down the article and this decision had been reversed ! So I deleted the post. Seems we`r...
by stevemarl
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: posted in error
Replies: 35
Views: 384

posted in error

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by stevemarl
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: speed limiters
Replies: 12
Views: 201

Re: speed limiters

[quote="Taff50ish"]Hi all, , thank God this system can be switched on or off as the driver wants. As far as I understood it, from the tone of what I`d read, this was supposedly a fixed mandatory limit: the fact is you can opt to put speed limits on yourself now, so unless it IS mandatory i...
by stevemarl
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: speed limiters
Replies: 12
Views: 201

speed limiters

Not sure about this, my head says I suppose it will save lives (?), my heart says Big Brother? https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2019/03/26/new-cars-to-be-fitted-with-speed-limiting-technology-under-eu-ru/?ncid=webmail Also, once they`ve established a fleet of vehicles that are guided, limited, and effecti...
by stevemarl
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: The ultimate Engine, gearbox and axle oil guide + Coolant and brake fluid guide!
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: The ultimate Engine, gearbox and axle oil guide + Coolant and brake fluid guide!

Tom, the initial fill from the factory WAS indeed pink, but that was literally decades before the O.A.T. antifreeze was introduced. It was just `normal` ethylene glycol/silicates antifreeze; Bluecol but.....pink. (I think back then you could also get green & possibly even yellow? all the same st...
by stevemarl
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Modernising the Ford Capri
Replies: 35
Views: 941

Re: Modernising the Ford Capri

"The fuck the matter with everyone? If he buys a capri and wants to do anything to it why wouldn't everyone just give useful info/links instead of telling them it's a stupid idea and dont do it it's a classic." To be fair, the reason there`s no advice forthcoming is simply because it`s not...
by stevemarl
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Modernising the Ford Capri
Replies: 35
Views: 941

Re: Modernising the Ford Capri

TBH, the very fact you`re actually asking if it can be done suggests that you don`t really have any idea of the MASSIVE complexity of ESP, specifically. Every single aspect of the car`s dynamics, pitch, yaw accel, decel..... all measured - and many will incorporate factors such as vehicle mass, weig...
by stevemarl
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is my exhaust Legal? MOTable?
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Is my exhaust Legal? MOTable?

For what it`s worth, (Construction & use regulations) Silencers 54.—(1) Every vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine shall be fitted with an exhaust system including a silencer and the exhaust gases from the engine shall not escape into the atmosphere without first passing through th...
by stevemarl
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Laser front seat bases
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Laser front seat bases

pm sent
by stevemarl
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New suspension bushes.
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: New suspension bushes.

pm sent