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by tejb1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Good job I checked
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: Good job I checked

Always worth a check over before an MoT, I'd be embarrassed if I got a failure from something silly like lights, wipers etc. I did go for a test and have a tail lamp blow between checking the night before, and 10am when the tester noticed it. Fortunately I had a spare and whipped it in there and then.
by tejb1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Has anyone else noticed that Euro Car Parts...
Replies: 9
Views: 94

Re: Has anyone else noticed that Euro Car Parts...

They definitely aren't what I'd call good. There's a branch at the end of my road, which I've been in bout 4 or 5 times. Most recently, I needed a short length of rubber hose to connect to the PCV valve. They can't possibly do that wrong can they? Generic rubber hose, cut to length. Easy. Went into ...
by tejb1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: oil
Replies: 39
Views: 538

Re: oil

Excellent! I'm off shopping now, I may as well pick up some more for future use...
by tejb1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whitstable Classic Car show
Replies: 20
Views: 257

Re: Whitstable Classic Car show

And I drove the Capri in rain :doh: I bet you and Nick had to be shown how to turn on the wipers! :lol: Andrew We checked before leaving South Mymms that he could remember.! I did think that Nick could go in lane 2, me in lane 1 and John in lane 3, and stretch a tarpaulin between the cars to keep h...
by tejb1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: oil
Replies: 39
Views: 538

Re: oil

2l bottles of 10/40 GTX for 6 quid on special in Tescos atm. And that's fantastic, think I shall go for some, thanks! £12 for 4L is probably the lowest I have seen it. Indeed, Costco used to do it at £17 for 4l. However, when I last went there they no longer stocked 10W40 as few people were buying ...
by tejb1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: oil
Replies: 39
Views: 538

Re: oil

2l bottles of 10/40 GTX for 6 quid on special in Tescos atm.
by tejb1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri rebuild checklist
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Capri rebuild checklist

Don't re use old, rusty, chewed up screws, hose clips, fixings etc... if you're spending the time and money doing any job, supply and fit fresh fixings. Really annoying later on if you need to go back and something recently fitted has manky knackered screws that are a pain to get off.
by tejb1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Petrol Gauges
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Petrol Gauges

My sender gives very little movement in the 3/4 to 4/4 area, then moves much faster between 1/4 and 3/4. I'm paranoid though - the tank is normally full and in any case almost never goes under half a tank!
by tejb1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Air Tools & Compressors?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Air Tools & Compressors?

The first one is definitely too small. SGS sell the second one as part of a painting kit so it should be ok although I suspect it will be near its limit reading the specs. I hate air tools, much prefer electric. Are you using a drill for wire brushing? If so use cheap a one as it ruins them in no t...
by tejb1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Bolts Wanted!
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Bolts Wanted!

Hi Danny

If you're anywhere near Rickmansworth/Watford try Orbital Fastenings on Tolpits Lane, they do fixings of all shapes and sizes and know more about bolts than any of us will ever forget, will sell you half a dozen if needed. Phone Watford (01923) 777777.

Thanks
Tom.
by tejb1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Brooklands 50th Attendance
Replies: 49
Views: 904

Re: Brooklands 50th Attendance

1.Andy D (If dry)
2.Nige (If dry)
3.Jason
4.Neil
5.Andrew (If dry)
6.Caprifan Rob
7.Nick (If dry)
8.John
9.Cosmicbike
10. Peter-S
11. Peter-S +1 (hopefully)
12. Tom
by tejb1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tom and his 1.6L
Replies: 18
Views: 402

Re: Tom and his 1.6L

Good to see you again Nick and this afternoon, having gone out thanks to the lovely sun, passed him again down by the park gates. I hate to break it to you guys but Nick's standards are definitely slipping... his double decker didn't seem to have lowering springs fitted :o and let's not mention the ...
by tejb1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto Exhaust Recommendation?
Replies: 41
Views: 801

Re: Pinto Exhaust Recommendation?

stevemarl wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 pm
It`s logarithmic Paul, not linear, IIRC someting like a 3dB increase is a doubling of Sound Pressure Level
Pretty much - an increase by the number e is a doubling, so 2.71 (etc).
by tejb1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radio not working
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Radio not working

Do these radios have an onboard battery (cr2032 or similar) or caps or do they simply take power from the car battery? If there's some internal power supply that may stop a full reset from working unless thats disconnected too? Thinking aloud!
by tejb1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Screws info required
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Screws info required

It's not just me then! There are a couple of sizes of self tapper which seem to be everywhere - I went down to Orbital and got a bag of 100 off them. Does look that bit better. At least I don't have, err, a screw loose!
by tejb1
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 343

Re: Insurance declarations

I've read that they can have wildly strict interpretations of the garage clause, and if you park elsewhere overnight (even if in another town) they consider you uninsured. At least FJ specify it has to be parked overnight either in the garage or anywhere more than 5 miles away.
by tejb1
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 343

Re: Insurance declarations

I am with FJ - when my renewal came through last year I tried to get a quote from Adrian Flux for comparison. Filled in the online form but got nothing back from them for two weeks, by which time I had renewed with FJ anyway. The sales guy was really pushy and saying he could do a great deal and I c...
by tejb1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 5/16 vaccum hose
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: 5/16 vaccum hose

Seconded, if you can take it off the car pop around and they will cut to size the right stuff. Any decent factors will do it.
by tejb1
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Modernising the Ford Capri
Replies: 35
Views: 1208

Re: Modernising the Ford Capri

There are a few practical tweaks that can be made to improve reliability etc - electronic ignition perhaps, new carb without a possibly unreliable autochoke etc. Good tyres, fresh brake fluid, all make a difference. If used daily be prepared to spend time looking after it or money paying someone els...
by tejb1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New Capri owner! - Need some help!!
Replies: 16
Views: 587

Re: New Capri owner! - Need some help!!

Alternatively, get into Radio 4, which is on Longwave! ;)