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by stevemarl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I love Fords.
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: I love Fords.

Cheers!
by stevemarl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Starteur de la motuer
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Starteur de la motuer

Andrew,
thanks for checking. I know they were a while back: suppose it is kind of essential.
by stevemarl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?
Replies: 18
Views: 377

Re: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?

Jasonmarie wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:44 pm
So I did work on a case of stolen MOT certificates that were being used for rare numbers plates as then the car with the number plate had to have a mot cert to be transferred on to another car with a V5 & taxed .
That`s why they used to keep the certificates in a safe!
by stevemarl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I love Fords.
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: I love Fords.

Mc Tool wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:34 am
Mine must have blown the pipe off behind the dash ......oil everywhere ,keeps the dust down I guess😉
Something to look forward to. :cry:
by stevemarl
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Starteur de la motuer
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Starteur de la motuer

I see what you mean, that is bizarre, one part - 2 entirely different diagrams :lol: Can you not pick up from a local branch: they want the old unit back so you can just compare at the desk? Oh, are they still open?
by stevemarl
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I love Fords.
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: I love Fords.

I`ve often thought that a warning light (or buzzer) would be a good idea as a back up to the pressure gauge. By tthe fitting, do you mean the threaded adaptor into the block or the pipe itself (just so I know what to keep an eye on.)?
by stevemarl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?
Replies: 18
Views: 377

Re: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?

In fact it`s all a bit murky: here`s my very, very 1st car (well, my dad`s really) also a Viva which was written off in 1977, chassis twisted after going through a dry stone wall, beyond repair . It was scrapped, we were paid out, end of story. NOTE the 1977 bit. Then, lo and behold https://i.postim...
by stevemarl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?
Replies: 18
Views: 377

Re: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?

I don`t know, DVLA seems to work in a strange way. They issue a Certificate of Destruction when it`s scrapped at an approved centre, yet they won`t tell you it`s scrapped without a charge. So maybe they just leave it`s last known status unaltered? My Viva was scrapped, V5 etc, in 2003 and just shows...
by stevemarl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rear wheels fowling arches
Replies: 16
Views: 249

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

OK, I had to ask: there are no birds under there? (Oh, please yourselves!)
by stevemarl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?
Replies: 18
Views: 377

Re: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?

I`d have gone with Andrew`s post, but it seems that an HPI check will reveal a previously scrapped vehicle: "You cannot check if a vehicle has been scrapped directly with the DVLA for free sadly, but you can buy a car check from us (or elsewhere) and check it that way. This is because the DVLA does ...
by stevemarl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New meds for 2021..
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: New meds for 2021..

Other people find them: for some reason they all send them to me???
by stevemarl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?
Replies: 18
Views: 377

Re: D53 MCY - Anyone know where it is?

It does look as though it survived as it has a (more or less) continuous MOT history from 2012 onwards so probably is SORNed Mileages are weird though, year on year goes: 22k 51k 36k 36k 36k 2k (is it just me but I always find these `life stories` a bit upsetting: how did this once cherished vehicle...
by stevemarl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rear wiper contact switch wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Rear wiper contact switch wanted

Best bet is Martin at Caprigear:
+44 (0)1507 343148 (workshop)
by stevemarl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rear wheels fowling arches
Replies: 16
Views: 249

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Are you sure there are no spacers behind the wheels to increase track? AFAIK the 2.8s had 205/60 so they should fit. Are they sticking out beyond the arches or just vertically too close? Pic would help.
by stevemarl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 627
Views: 59196

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

Andrew,
All I can say is, we used to watch `The Word`, toe-nail clippings and all. One can never take the high ground after that! :lol:
by stevemarl
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New meds for 2021..
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: New meds for 2021..

Threr are cases of side-effects now coming to light:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... iant-penis
by stevemarl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 627
Views: 59196

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

TV proctology " arseholes, up close and personal" starring Dr Richard Butts and his magic middle finger.🖕 covering topics such as You`re way behind Hamish - we had Celebrity Colonic Irrigation at least 10 years ago! I`m not joking, it really, really happened!. And who could forget Rebecca Loos `ple...
by stevemarl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 2.0 Axle Ratios & Gearbox
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: 2.0 Axle Ratios & Gearbox

Would the speedometer be off if someones changed all this? If they used the box AND axle off the same car then no as the speedo drive ratio in the `box is correct for that final drive (3.77). If someone`s fitted the axle from a 1.6 and the `box from say, a 2.0, then it will under read (or, more lik...
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC

have not got a clue why red cars have this problem I always assumed it was due to the fact that Red paint reflects the red end of spectrum (so it looks red)and absorbs all the blue end (inc. U.V?) Blue paint reflects the blue end of the spectrum (so looks blue) and maybe incurs less U.V. damage? Bu...
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: MG MICRO BLISTERING BIT OFF CAPRI TOPIC

I`m afraid It could simply be that the lacquer is beginning to fail due to age / UV exposure etc? Roof & bonnet suggests that. If the lacquer is blistering it`s unlikely that a DA will solve the problem, you may just `shave` off the blisters and leave matt dots where the basecoat`s exposed. When you...