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by andyd
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT Pass
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: MOT Pass

Nice one Nick :cool:

Here's to a better 2022 and more miles :cheers:
by andyd
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 39
Views: 507

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 andyd
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 39
Views: 507

Re: Capri hot start problem

pbar wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:42 pm
andyd wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:41 pm
Must have been my chequered driving gloves :drive: :lol:

Well I bet you had some fun, and that's what it's all about :)
:cheers:

Just watching an episode of A Touch Of Frost filmed in 1996, and a petrol station in the background selling at 54.9 per litre. Those were the days!!
by andyd
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 39
Views: 507

Re: Capri hot start problem

pbar wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:59 pm
That's some serious driving Andy, £25 of petrol a week!
Must have been my chequered driving gloves :drive: :lol:

I dread to think what I would have put in it if it had been a 2.8 or 3.0 Capri :roll:
by andyd
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 39
Views: 507

Re: Capri hot start problem

Cheers Andy, that's a nice story, good memories! I bet your driving style has changed now, as we get older we have changing values and priorities such as the cost of petrol. I was putting £25 a week in the XR2 back then, that was quite a lot out of a weekly wage in 1986/7 :shock: Saying that I real...
by andyd
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 39
Views: 507

Re: Capri hot start problem

Can you remember Andy, I know it's going back a while! But was there anything you could do to help with that, a workaround? Hi Paul, The memory is a funny thing! As I didn't have a bank account at the time, I remember convincing my Mum to write a cheque for the carb, the next memory is getting it b...
by andyd
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 39
Views: 507

Re: Capri hot start problem

Back in mid 80s my Mk3 Escort was a nightmare to start when hot, so had that VV changed to a Nikki twin choke carb I found advertised in a car mag at the time.

Re my current set up, I have to admit it's strange getting used to a manual choke again after all this time :)
by andyd
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri spotted on tv
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Capri spotted on tv

Peter-S wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:39 pm
but to me look a little like Eric Idle and Michael Palin so I'm going with a Monty Python sketch.
I recognised his face but couldn't remember Eric Idles name, but I thought it looked very Monty Python.

Loved by many I could never get into it.
by andyd
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: FORD CAPRI 3.0S RESTORATION
Replies: 28
Views: 2529

Re: FORD CAPRI 3.0S RESTORATION

chap280 wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:18 pm
Got the inside primed today
Looking great :applaud:
by andyd
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 39
Views: 507

Re: Capri hot start problem

Martin Capri wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:13 pm
Finally got the pics sorted. Hope you all like how she turned out
Looks great :cool:

Drive it now and enjoy it :cheers:
by andyd
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri hot start problem
Replies: 39
Views: 507

Re: Capri hot start problem

:welcome:

I have replaced the VV with a Weber carb and manual choke on my Sierra 1.6 Pinto.

That could be an option as it's great on fuel too :cool:

:goodluck: and also sorry for your loss!
by andyd
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 1106
Views: 162042

Re: Who Remembers?

Great stuff Andy, would never be allowed now. Channel 7 on freeview are showing the original Kenny Everett TV show, and in each one there is a Hot Gossip routine. He calls it the naughty bit, probably was back then, quite lame now but strangely it wouldn't be allowed. Go figure! 51 years ago it doe...
by andyd
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 1106
Views: 162042

Re: Who Remembers?

by andyd
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted for MK3 Laser - Brake Servo
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Wanted for MK3 Laser - Brake Servo

Try Martin at Caprigear 01507 343148 https://caprigear.co.uk/
by andyd
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Truck Artwork
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Capri Truck Artwork

Very talented to paint like that! I believe human portraits are particularly difficult.

I can't draw at all but the Mrs is very good, especially painting and drawing pets/animals portraits.
by andyd
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Alan Lancaster - Quo Bassist
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Alan Lancaster - Quo Bassist

Luckily they live on through Youtube, albums, cassettes and CDs etc :cool: Exactly Andy, people like this give, and leave, a gift to the world :) Keep On Rocking. From the time of 60s and 70s legends who broke new barriers, the sort we will never see again. I recently bought and read XS All Areas, ...
by andyd
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Alan Lancaster - Quo Bassist
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Alan Lancaster - Quo Bassist

Sad news indeed Paul! Having given up on all news channels and media I had no idea, but not surpised they couldn't get it right :roll: I know Alan hadn't been in good health even during the Frantic Four tours in 2013/14. That's half the original and best lineup gone now :( That pic says it all :guit...
by andyd
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Capri Pics
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Capri Pics

From a local show I went to yesterday (Not my pics) 2.0 Ghia Inked2.0 ghia_LI.jpg 2.8 4 speed Inked2.8 4 speed_LI.jpg Later Mk1 3.0 Inkedmk1_LI.jpg Early Mk1 3.0 242500504_10158920635699092_8181361769226852952_n.jpg Nige (Brooksy) Laser InkedNige_LI.jpg The only other Capri there was B reg 2.8 5 spe...
by andyd
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 956

Re: Just got done speeding...

If only our 'Police' took muggings, burglaries, stabbings as seriously as speeding then I feel sure that this shit hole of a country would be a much nicer place to live in. I think I'll definitely have a 'Falling Down moment' if this crap continues :cigar: :agree: As do 99.9% of others on these mat...
by andyd
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: 1980 Ford Capri L 1.6
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: 1980 Ford Capri L 1.6

I'd agree that binning the vv is the best thing you can do for that engine - a Weber 32/36 is an improvement but will likely coat you more in fuel (it's hard not to put your foot down more!) Compared to a 34ICH which isnt a bad little carb if you aren't worried about power Replaced the VV on the Si...