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by tejb1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Another Capri Stolen....
Replies: 92
Views: 1367

Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Just seen this online, it's happened twice in the north London area apparently. They just tow a car away, so quicker than a hiab....frightening

https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/crime-caught ... arked-car/
by tejb1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash Speaker ?
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Dash Speaker ?

Well the radio fitted as standard could only receive LW/MW, which are mono, rather than 'VHF' (FM) which is stereo. Fortunately I'm a fan of Radio 4!
by tejb1
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash Speaker ?
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Dash Speaker ?

Hi,
Same on L spec, no door speakers, one on the dash.
by tejb1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: DIY GARAGE WARRINGTON
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: DIY GARAGE WARRINGTON

Wouldn't it be great to hire out that workshop if you had to fit an exhaust or take the gearbox out? So much easier than working off axle stands. It strikes me as great value for money. Although at those prices, I can't see how the business is sustainable, not unless it's a working garage and you w...
by tejb1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience
Replies: 21
Views: 364

Re: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience

Don't forget that any modification, especially a serious one like a much bigger engine, will increase the cost of insurance. As others have said, good tyres properly inflated and the lack of power steering isn't an issue.
by tejb1
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Best exhaust system
Replies: 48
Views: 751

Re: Best exhaust system

I have a 2" Sportex, fitted by a previous owner, and agree the good balance of sound without being ridiculous. Only issue I had was the rear rubber mount perishing and rubbing against the NSR tyre. Took a little jiggling into position, will be keeping an eye on. Not sure if that is a fitting is...
by tejb1
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Part Numbers.
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Capri Part Numbers.

Pinto engine

Spark plugs : AP6FS (NGK)
Contact set Bosch dizxy : XCS123 (CI) or 22700 (Intermotor)
Rotor arm XR66
by tejb1
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Electrical gremlins

Just to tie this off, I eventually took the relay unit apart and cleaned up all the connections, following which it has worked fine. Just thought I'd update for the benefit of anyone who may have a similar issue in the future. The blower and wiper issues did sort out when the earths were cleaned up ...
by tejb1
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Almost like learning to drive again!
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Almost like learning to drive again!

Any time I drive the work van it takes a little while for my brain to recalibrate. So on exiting the car park I press the brake as I would in a Capri, and end up in a heap!
by tejb1
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Electrical gremlins

Finally had some time to look at this properly. Cleaned up both headlamp bowl earths and re fitted, nothing. Checked earthing strap on the relay unit, again, nothing. Measured resistance between all the above earth points and the -ve terminal, again all ok. I'm fairly sure that the relay is working ...
by tejb1
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: mot today
Replies: 34
Views: 896

Re: mot today

I suppose the benefit of it all being computerised now is that such mistakes are (If procedure is followed) a lot more difficult. I went to the post office to pay the excise license about 6 weeks ago. "Dunno what Vehicle Excise Duty is" said the sullen clerk "all we can issue here is ...
by tejb1
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Kurust tip
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Kurust tip

I've got this week mainly off, so have been dealing with a few bits of surface rust and stone chips before it gets too cold to do anything over winter. I've been grinding back to as clean metal as possible, then using Kurust before priming. The stuff is a right pain to get off brushes etc and runny ...
by tejb1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Travel Fordoholic Watch
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Travel Fordoholic Watch

Corsica - inspiration for Corsican Blue, perhaps? :)
by tejb1
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Breakdown Cover
Replies: 66
Views: 1054

Re: Breakdown Cover

I seem to recall that the AA/RAC increasingly use small subcontractors themselves anyway. Supposedly, the core directly employed staff work early/late shifts, any particularly busy times jobs go out to other firms and anything overnight as well.
by tejb1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Getting hard to keep?
Replies: 28
Views: 604

Re: Getting hard to keep?

I'm a natural hoarder and hold on to all sorts of things. If I had more than one garage I'd soon fill it... you never know when it's helpful to have some things lying around! If you look back at the old threads on this forum, you can see what things were like 15 years ago. Madness really! On the oth...
by tejb1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Another Capri Stolen....
Replies: 92
Views: 1367

Re: Another Capri Stolen....

So yes Nicks right I went out for a run yesterday and about 9 miles away from home noticed a 4x4 following me , so like a plum I drove straight home I also did not put the Capri away I just used a cover down the drive . So this morning a knock on the door and Marie answed a bloke asked if the car u...
by tejb1
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Electrical gremlins

Wrote a reply the other day but got caught by the problem with the site logging out! Thanks for the tips. Had a check of the headlamp earths and they look a bit crusty, couldn't find my stubby screwdriver to get in to undo it so had to go out and get a new one from Screwfix in the evening during whi...
by tejb1
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Electrical gremlins

Hi all, I have a few odd electrical gremlins which I'll outline below. Wanting to see if anyone has any thoughts or advice to suggest. Including all the detail I can think of even if not relevant! Firstly, the heater blower motor has been a bit squeaky for a couple of months, and just recently has t...
by tejb1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Ace Cafe 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1793

Re: The Ace Cafe 2018

Hi Nick and others A fantastic day and some great photos here. Jason you are a brave, brave man with that picture, that's all i have to say! It was fantastic meeting up with all of you, i have to admit being a little nervous with my mere 1600 and how it'd look against some of the cars you see up on ...
by tejb1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18
Replies: 66
Views: 2971

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18

Wonderful day and really great to put so many faces to names! Tho I'm rather sunburnt now...