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by stevemarl
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 37
Views: 449

Re: Capri hot start problem

petrol station in the background selling at 54.9 per litre. Those were the days!! No no no no no - 70p a GALLON - those were the days!!! `76 ish, my Viva had an 8 gallon tank and if it was absolutely running on fumes you could just squeeze 5 quids worth of 4star in it. And, you could set off at 4 o...
by stevemarl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri spotted on tv
Replies: 18
Views: 652

Re: Capri spotted on tv

don't know the show, but it looks like the guy from "Please Sir !". Is it? Edit: John Alderton? That was my first thought - even the kids nearby look like the `Please Sir` ones. Then again, it was the `70s, we ALL looked like that :D Surprised no-one spotted this car chase on `Ashes to Ashes.` http...
by stevemarl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 37
Views: 449

Re: Capri hot start problem

do we really have no other advice or options for Martin other than buy a new carb? I must be honest, I don`t remember the VV having problems hot starting when new, but then petrol`s changed a lot since `84 just a thought but, as standard, the VV had a load of valves and pipework, a fuel trap in the...
by stevemarl
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 37
Views: 449

Re: Capri hot start problem

It is a bit of a shame as the VV does have a kind of historical interest value - it IS how the cars came after all. But beyond that, it really doesn`t have anything going for it, as Danny and other.... people have said, the DGAV is just better in every way. Plus you can bin all the pipes, valves, th...
by stevemarl
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Princess Brake Calipers.
Replies: 30
Views: 908

Re: Princess Brake Calipers.

Red hot disc's and you thought they felt perfectly OK ............I got nothing I could say to that :shock: ....... :( Just in STEVEW`s defence, iron begins to glow at about 450`c : the DS11 pads he`s referring to have a flat coefficient all the way to 800`c, so they would apparently be fine while ...
by stevemarl
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A proper f***ing rant!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 396

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

Brilliant book!!!
by stevemarl
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A proper f***ing rant!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 396

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

Andrew,
Yes, I worded it very badly: I meant `we`re all human` (rather than the same), as you say, we should all be valued equally. `Emphasize the differences` was also poorly worded (and mis-spelt): I meant increase divisiveness amongst those already so inclined.
by stevemarl
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If you think you`ve got problems...
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: If you think you`ve got problems...

Whereas one would expect me to??????? I see!
by stevemarl
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A proper f***ing rant!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 396

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

ow does one really know what is OK at the time, that may prove to be wrong or right later UK age of consent until late 19th century was 12: presumably people then just completely accepted that as the norm (although it`s hard to believe now) Then again look at the holocaust: `normal` people manned t...
by stevemarl
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror

Mc Tool wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:14 pm
after watching "the chaser " and other UK quizz shows ,it would seem a good many of you dont know much about New Zealand
Hamish, I`ve seen contestants who thought the capital of France was Italy so really it`s not just antipodean nescience ;)
by stevemarl
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: traction bars.
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: traction bars.

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:17 pm
that's £525 for four brackets and two threaded bars?
When you put it like that...
by stevemarl
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Changing valve stem seals is very worth it
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Re: Changing valve stem seals is very worth it

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393501870389?epid=16017010361&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item5b9e8a0935:g:n0QAAOSwuWxhFS14&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACoPYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSU8qUIAeVPdz29zRlje3Lg72GXEDQ9IXA3J%252FI7yt8HMeVNxzRvVf9h5nUAjMuaT9VTgA1jCPLUEjp%252BfTRAv0PBCpz6TVoMH9oTUiqrVM0D8tp...
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If you think you`ve got problems...
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: If you think you`ve got problems...

Bug wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:56 pm
(Probably only me who sees that, sorry.
Oh no you`re not - could have been cloned!
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If you think you`ve got problems...
Replies: 12
Views: 250

If you think you`ve got problems...

Spare a thought for the multi-talented Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham reportedly turned to the professionals for help and checked into a wellness clinic after feeling insecure over her diminishing appeal. The former Spice Girls singer used to always come up on headlines, either because of her ma...
by stevemarl
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Confusion over wiring for starter motor
Replies: 39
Views: 2432

Re: Confusion over wiring for starter motor

That`s really good :D :D - and thanks for the update, an awful lot of stories never get an ending, happy or otherwise!
by stevemarl
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A bit of fun...
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: A bit of fun...

You mean the big round `inverted dish` thing in the middle? I think it IS needed as it limits upwards travel for the joint, it will hit the bottom of the rubber. Obviously, most of the time the weight of the `box is pressing downwards but on odd occasions, bumps etc, you dont want it to be jumping u...
by stevemarl
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A bit of fun...
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: A bit of fun...

Why not Nick, looks really smart that. I would say `the finishing touch` - but I doubt it will be ;)
by stevemarl
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A bit of fun...
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: A bit of fun...

Gearbox mount?