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by fordperv
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Nice gesture!
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Nice gesture!

What a fantastic guy :applaud:
by fordperv
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What....
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: What....

I just think they're a load of dickheads. Just not my idea of fun and I can't afford to keep buying tyres and don't want to spend hours getting moulton rubber off my paintwork. I know I'm a grumpy old man but each to their own. :cheers: :wave: I'm donning my flameproof suit when I say this but at l...
by fordperv
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What....
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: What....

I'm donning my flameproof suit when I say this but at least they are out there being given a bit of stick rather than being stared at in the garage wrapped in bubble wrap like most are
by fordperv
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What a Waste!
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: What a Waste!

Presumably from the wheels and trim on those xr4x4 they are both 2.0 models? It looks like it. According to howmanyleft.co.uk, there are only around 100 of that model still registered, so quite a rare car. Andrew. Those wheels were on the 2.9 1990 onwards too. I was offered a NOS set last year but ...
by fordperv
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What a Waste!
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: What a Waste!

Whether you like the cars or not, they don't deserve this treatment :( You have to wonder about the story behind them though. I bet most of these would have been restorable when they were parked. Not now though. I also came across this at another location that might be of interest. Three Sierras (2...
by fordperv
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Now I have heard it all....
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Now I have heard it all....

I have heard the "my mate had one of them 2.8 lasers" I have only had a handful of people approach or tell me stories of them having a 4 cylinder car way back when. one when i was out and about was an old boy who was over 70 approached me telling me that he had a white c reg 1.6 laser from...
by fordperv
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: cant remember how I came across this picture
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: cant remember how I came across this picture

Probably diagonally
by fordperv
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Speedo bouncing
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Speedo bouncing

I'd take the cable off and grease it inside, when they get dry the inner catches and snags on the outer then releases that will bounce the speedo needle around
by fordperv
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

Well I was going to respect admin after they got rid of the posts and leave it at that but hey you've come back so I think I shall reply as well I was simply standing up for the guy who asked the question for which you basically shot him down, may I ask at which point I ridiculed you for saying you ...
by fordperv
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Searching 2.8i Suhe Turbo
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Searching 2.8i Suhe Turbo

I think searching Germany would be your best bet
by fordperv
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

The rule of thumb is to use new bolts to put them back together as bolts stretch. iirc the torque figure is around 54nm for them but double check as my memory is hazy
by fordperv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

I only hit country roads for spirited driving and I managed it :drive: before anyone asks It had new discs, recon calipers, new flexis and new fluid so no items were old and in need of repair and I don't ride brakes
by fordperv
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

Yep heat is the killer vented will keep it cooler, I remember boiling the fluid on my laser on a spirited drive, shat myself as the pedal hit the floor and had no brakes
by fordperv
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inlet manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Inlet manifold

I hate gasket sealer but before you put 2 gaskets on, try using one gasket with both sides lightly smeared in grease then run the engine up to temp, its old school but works (Got told it many years ago when i was a lad by my dad When he was teaching me to spanner, I've not had a gasket leak) my bike...
by fordperv
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: File Under: What Were They Thinking......
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: File Under: What Were They Thinking......

She has got her rat out a few times though :guitar: :lol:
by fordperv
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A real Hero!
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: A real Hero!

Hero is a word that is based about Willy nilly these days, the word should be reserved for gents like him who selflessly risked his life not knowing whether he would survive or not to safeguard the freedom of the country, R.I.P I have the greatest respect for what his generation did for the country,...
by fordperv
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Telegraph article about 1 of only 8 left 1300 Capri
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Telegraph article about 1 of only 8 left 1300 Capri

I'm sure the owner of this won't mind me posting this here

A 1300 cameo

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And here's a 1.3 mk2

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by fordperv
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ball joint splitter
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Ball joint splitter

Have used the scissor type a few times with the back plate and disc still on, the last one I did was so seized I actually snapped the seperator though, even if you do rip the boot your local factors will have a selection that cost pennies, take the arm down and they will match it up
by fordperv
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Blooming cheek!
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Blooming cheek!

Guarding it against getting toad away
by fordperv
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I was taught a lesson today
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: I was taught a lesson today

Sound impressive :) The one I drove was an XR3i Cabriolet with the RS engine fitted. Apparently around 220 bhp is possible but he was advised the 170 was the best option, as the car was well set up at that with the mods you stated above......Very quick car :drive: Would like to see a pic of yours :...

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