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by tejb1
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri gearbox oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Exactly that. My gearbox is always mildly incontinent, and it can look like a leaky diff as the oil travels some considerable way.
by tejb1
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Nice local ford meet this morning....
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Nice local ford meet this morning....

What that means is that Danny can keep buying Capris until his drive is full... And after that he'll just start parking them on the tennis courts...
by tejb1
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Late reg laser
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Late reg laser

Just been looking through some pics on flickr of Glasgow in the 90s, this one includes an E-reg capri - unusually it's not a brooklands runout etc but a humble 2.0 laser!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/aqualite/ ... 827810119/
by tejb1
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fire Extinguisher Location
Replies: 45
Views: 1752

Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Mine is currently mounted in the boot, but I take your points. The rear footwell behind me is filled with a rolled-up waterproof and jumper all the time, so I could stick it under there without too much difficulty. (I never have rear seat passengers).
by tejb1
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Whitstable
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Whitstable

Any Sunday in August except for the first one is OK by me.
by tejb1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2020 July 3/4/5 - postponed
Replies: 25
Views: 3727

Re: CRaP 2020 July 3/4/5 - postponed

Me too! No hard and fast plans for September yet.
by tejb1
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Rotary Tool - Aldi
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Rotary Tool - Aldi

Ooo now that is a good price, there's now an Aldi near me that sells the special offer tools etc so may just have to pick one up later.

For £17 it's not going to be top notch and indestructible, but it'll do fine for weekend use on the car etc.
by tejb1
Thu May 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake warning light not working ..
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Handbrake warning light not working ..

If you have the dash out try applying voltage to the tracks leading to it - I found that my lamp holder was a little temperamental and it would only work with a bit of tin foil added. Try swapping the lamp holder between the oil switch and handbrake warning light. If the radio or lower dash are out ...
by tejb1
Wed May 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Got out for a run
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Got out for a run

Glad everyone is able to get out and about! I joined in today, took 590 for a drive as hadn't been out in almost two weeks :shock: having been laid up with the dreaded lurgy.
by tejb1
Mon May 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Heat Guns
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: Heat Guns

At that price, you can't not buy one! They won't be top quality gear of course, but they will I'm sure be good enough for light duty use at home. I picked up a set of bolt extractors on sale for a tenner that was posted on another forum - just because of the price being so good - worked a dream when...
by tejb1
Sat May 16, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2020 July 3/4/5 - postponed
Replies: 25
Views: 3727

Re: CRaP 2020 July 3/4/5

That sounds good, although there may be clashes it would be good to get it in the diaries.

It'll depend on what I'm doing closer to the time - I may need to work on the Sunday, but that said, I could make it if I got up early.
by tejb1
Sat May 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2020 July 3/4/5 - postponed
Replies: 25
Views: 3727

Re: CRaP 2020 July 3/4/5

I'd be certainly up for popping along for one day - is this a 'done' thing? Couldn't do the whole weekend, but could certainly come up for an evening or whatnot.

As to rescheduling - if it's a quiet meet that'll be a lot easier to manage than a show environment. Just have to keep our 6'6" amongst us!
by tejb1
Sat May 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Cheap Fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: Cheap Fuel

It's been 99.7p at a couple of places for a while. I've bunged a few tanks of this into the daily. This, together with lockdown - and being sick for a week - has lead to me spending much less than normal on travel!
by tejb1
Sat May 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Engine Oil....
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Engine Oil....

I was just trying to look for the visible.... oil line, officer...
by tejb1
Mon May 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: So much for 'Drive It Day'
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: So much for 'Drive It Day'

In the car park of the supermarket I jump started the 4th person in 4 weeks - the reaction when a Capri turns up and gets them going is hilarious. Do you spend a lot of time in Tesco, Tom? :lol: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49825501153/in/dateposted/ Andrew. Whenever I meet up with To...
by tejb1
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: So much for 'Drive It Day'
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: So much for 'Drive It Day'

Took the Capri out today to do my essential journeys. In the car park of the supermarket I jump started the 4th person in 4 weeks - the reaction when a Capri turns up and gets them going is hilarious.

On the way home I happened across a certain gentleman at Muswell Hill...!
by tejb1
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 1.6 GL Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

Re: 1.6 GL Anyone?

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:38 am
mjcapri wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:27 am
I haven’t even seen the famous Stagecoach bus liveried one for a while (yes you did read that right!).
I was curious so I just had to look....

Image

Andrew.
Maybe Nick could do his up in Arriva turquoise....!
by tejb1
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Alternator bearings replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Alternator bearings replacement

Thanks for this! I had a faulty alternator last year... when fault finding, John happened to touch the side of it and almost burnt his hand it was running so hot! Have got it somewhere so will strip down. Re the left hand/right hand question - the only alternator we could find for sale on a Sunday ...
by tejb1
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Alternator bearings replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Alternator bearings replacement

Thanks for this! I had a faulty alternator last year... when fault finding, John happened to touch the side of it and almost burnt his hand it was running so hot! Have got it somewhere so will strip down. Re the left hand/right hand question - the only alternator we could find for sale on a Sunday a...
by tejb1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 3220

Re: Oily Sparks

Absolutely, if you're getting a new one, even better! There's also a couple of people who supply the fixings c/w the correct spreader plates, I bought a new set at the same time to fit instead of the motley assortment of washers that was in place before. And of course they don't need to be too tight.