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by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 557

Re: Discuss Saxty's Book - The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

dan the capri fan wrote:This book sounds fantastic and the cover looks amazing. How do I get my hands on one as a nice Christmas present for myself. Are they available in any book shops like waterstones etc? :)

Hi Dan,
If you go on to the CCI website there is a link to enter into a draw to win a copy of the book.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri book
Replies: 15
Views: 171

Re: Capri book

It's a great book, by the way. Highly recommended.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Elton John.
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Elton John.

Oh yeah, I forgot. It's Sir Reg.... :)

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Elton John.
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Elton John.

Jasonmarie wrote:Been watching BBC1 and all seemed fine ?

:lol: Very good! :D

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay
Replies: 23
Views: 252

Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Jasonmarie wrote:That looks amazing job , nice to see the Tea Towel as well

Thanks Jason, I'm really pleased with it. It does a smashing job of drying the dishes......
:lol:

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: whats happened to CCI site
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: whats happened to CCI site

Not working again.....

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Elton John.
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Elton John.

How many times an hour is that flipping advert on the telly...... :roll:

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 323
Views: 10154

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

Apparently the Lotus Cortina with 18000 miles and original paintwork, sold for 65000 dollars (around £50500) in this 2013 episode.... I wonder what the Cortina would sell for now, assuming that it's in the same condition as in the show? I didn't see this episode, but I did remember to watch the Whe...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay
Replies: 23
Views: 252

Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

I found a spare relay cover that I forgot I had.
After a bit of polishing...

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Andrew.
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by Andrew 2.8i
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: MK3 Headlamp washers
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: MK3 Headlamp washers

To wire up the headlight washers so they only work when the headlights are on and the windscreen washers are operated, you need to wire up a standard 4 pin relay. Instead of using a permanent live for pin 30, use a feed that is only live when the headlights are on. Ideally, this feed should have an ...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay
Replies: 23
Views: 252

Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-m ... rk:39:pf:0

Sold for £26.00 + £5.50 P & P.
Not bad for a restored item, but that was a bit to much for me.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Best exhaust system
Replies: 48
Views: 729

Re: Best exhaust system

:agree: not much room for error....Luckily I had the exhaust off cuts to measure, I would have been buggered without them :? I used calipers to check the bottom hose, so my measurement should be accurate. Otherwise, as you say, it could involve a bit of guesswork. I've just bought six black ones fo...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Best exhaust system
Replies: 48
Views: 729

Re: Best exhaust system

I will probably use one on the bottom rad pipe next time I change the coolant, just need to find out the required size beforehand.... 42mm O.D , Andy. :D One thing that strikes me about these clamps is that they have a much smaller operating range than traditional hose clamps. The old style clamp f...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Nice mk2 2.0GL on ebay
Replies: 39
Views: 499

Re: Nice mk2 2.0GL on ebay

Jasonmarie wrote: Still looking for my son but there is some rubbish around .

I thought you'd given up on a Capri for your son?

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Unpleasant consequences!
Replies: 15
Views: 168

Re: Unpleasant consequences!

Fordoholic Nick wrote:youre a count.

People are always telling me that. I think that's what they are saying anyway...... :? :)

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Unpleasant consequences!
Replies: 15
Views: 168

Re: Unpleasant consequences!

Looks like a genuine Government communication to me, Peter! :lol:

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri book
Replies: 15
Views: 171

Re: Capri book

I'm in for a good weekend of quality reading...... :D

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Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018
Replies: 66
Views: 1386

Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

You get a 'feel' for how tight they should be though, I'm sure most on here will know how much to tighten, and most likely just by feel would get it within the torque range which Andrew mentioned. I didn't even know what the required torque setting for the wheelnuts was until I looked it up for my ...
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018
Replies: 66
Views: 1386

Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

andyd wrote:You get the mindset that if these come undone the wheel will come off, therefore overtightning massively :doh:

It makes you wonder why cars don't have centre knock-offs to fasten the wheels anymore. The thread direction was different each side so they won't come undone while driving.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018
Replies: 66
Views: 1386

Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

For years I was doing the wheel nuts far too tight, to the stage of standing on the wheel brace to loosen :doh: Older and wiser :D Tightening them until you hear that 'cracking' noise? According to the Haynes manual, the wheelnuts on the 2.8 should be tightened 63-85 lb/ft. That seems like quite a ...