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by D366Y
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Jason
Replies: 15
Views: 179

Re: Happy Birthday Jason

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: Dan say happy birthday to your dad fella :beer: Well remembered! It's his on Friday so...
by D366Y
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED, wide 13" diameter tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: WANTED, wide 13" diameter tyres

Unfortunately I think this is part of the problem with trying to run13" wheels these days - not many companies still make 13" tyres because all the modern bullshit runs on minimum 15"
by D366Y
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Jason
Replies: 15
Views: 179

Re: Happy Birthday Jason

Happy birthday Jason!
How keen was Nick though?? Posting 7 minutes into the day 😂
by D366Y
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 463

Re: Capri Clock

Andrew 2.8i wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:46 pm
For example, it states on page 101 that the plastic side trims inside the boot "were always black"....
Perhaps grey is the new black? :lol:

Andrew.
Don't tell that to my brown ones in the GL!!
😂
by D366Y
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: wide tyres for 13" wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: wide tyres for 13" wheels

Do BFGoodrich still make 13" tyres in that size? I know they used to
by D366Y
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Seat Head Restraints
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Seat Head Restraints

The GL seats are different, don't have a clip or anything like that - they slide up and down by pushing/pulling them in the desired direction but I can only guess that if you unscrew the headrest at the base it may come out?
by D366Y
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 463

Re: Capri Clock

I'm not sure if the clock in the GL is original, but if it is then that is a sweeping one and that was a 1981 build

Could the part numbers on the clocks be different for ticking/sweeping clocks?
by D366Y
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 24
Views: 480

Re: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)

24th all good to me - going to try and convince the better half to join!

Also, only a "few drinks" I intend to have at least a crate of beer a day 😂
by D366Y
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Electrical Fire

Finally!! After dropping the dash yet again and removing as much as I could -including the dash pods- to investigate the wiring, beyond the melty but I couldn't see anything untoward on any of the other circuits at all. After realising that the washer bottle was on fuse one, along with the clock, in...
by D366Y
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Electrical Fire

Ok well turns out that wasn't the problem then!?!?! Went to start the car again today and it started hissing pretty quickly Had to rush out to just changed cars at the time, but have just been out again to have a look and have discovered that the clock had stopped, put the key in and turned to posi...
by D366Y
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Electrical Fire

Ok well turns out that wasn't the problem then!?!?! Went to start the car again today and it started hissing pretty quickly Had to rush out to just changed cars at the time, but have just been out again to have a look and have discovered that the clock had stopped, put the key in and turned to posit...
by D366Y
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake line colour
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Brake line colour

Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass insect cull of the whole route and finally 'wax and polish stations' every 30 miles :lol: Wayne Joking aside I went to a car show a couple of years ago and a car arrived under its own...
by D366Y
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Electrical Fire

After completing my investigations I believe that the pump was the problem... The wiring at both ends rus straight into the loom, which is totally undamaged However, a very rusty and 40+year old part shorting within itself seems to have been the issue. I have put it back together and started the car...
by D366Y
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Electrical Fire

Bug wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:13 pm Surely if it was the washer bottle pump it would have put itself out eventually? ;)
Not when the wash bottle was empty! :lol:
by D366Y
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Electrical Fire

Blimey, glad it wasnt worse. Can't help with the fault though as electrics to me are an alien world of dark magic. :agree: Electrics are alien to me as well, should it have not blown a fuse before it got to the stage of fire/burning? Wayne That's exactly what I thought fuses were for as well! Blood...
by D366Y
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Electrical Fire

Ok so today's newest issue! I dropped the dash in the GL over the weekend to repair the speaker in the dash that had stopped working. Turns out it was the speaker wires so I ran new wires to the radio in the glovebox and problem solved. The mounts I'd expoy-ed on there had come off and I couldn't be...
by D366Y
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Odd electrical gremlin
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Odd electrical gremlin

I've had the issue of the fuel and temp gauges reading full before, I gave the fuse board a clean up and haven't had it since I also remember taking the car to an auto electrician many moons ago for a different problem that I couldn't solve, took him ten minutes and said I had done everything by che...
by D366Y
Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Complete change!
Replies: 17
Views: 731

Re: Complete change!

Nice!
I think Admin may delete though - it's not even a Blue Oval..... :lol:
Always quite liked these though, relatively cheap V8 motoring!
by D366Y
Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Paul G
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: Happy Birthday Paul G

Happy Birthday Paul!
Have a beer on me :cheers:
by D366Y
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1986 2.0 Laser Brake Servo
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: 1986 2.0 Laser Brake Servo

Peter previously mentioned that a 2.8 servo from a Granada was a possible swap - maybe the servo is an option from a granny?

Otherwise as others have said, it is a ballache to find!

Cheers
Danny