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by tejb1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic or Relic ?
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Classic or Relic ?

I was filling up at the petrol station last year and overheard a father pointing it out to his son (10ish years old).

"See that, son? I used to have one of them 15 years ago. Biggest mistake I made, selling it"
"But dad, why did you sell it?"
"I met your mother!"
by tejb1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 917

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018

Hopefully it is worth braving the North Circular for! I know what you mean Tom. I hate the N. Circ too except when it leads me to The Ace !!! Hope to see you if you can make it fella :) I've got the day off work so have sent off to book in, hopefully there's still spaces available. If there's a mee...
by tejb1
Tue May 22, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 917

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
tejb1 wrote:Will try to get this off work as it isn't far from me!


Nice one Tom. Its a cracking little meet is this with a great full english !!!


Hopefully it is worth braving the North Circular for!
by tejb1
Tue May 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 917

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018

Will try to get this off work as it isn't far from me!
by tejb1
Fri May 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Undersealing
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Undersealing

One of the things about the canned waxoyl is you still have to apply it in appropriate conditions etc. If it is warm it will be vastly easier to apply than if cold. I take a bucket of hot water out when I do it, or leave the waxoyl cans in the sun for a little while first! I have an old bit of carpe...
by tejb1
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: mot today
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: mot today

Hurrah! Lucky no rain today!

Nick I believe that the MoT "certificate" we get now has in itself no legal standing. The thing that matters is the record on the DVLC central computer, the printout merely being a confirmation of that.
by tejb1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: No MOT.....
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: No MOT.....

I personally don't want to drive anywhere in a death trap :!: Whether a car is exempt from an MOT or not, it still has to be in roadworthy condition. That won't change under the new legislation. Perhaps we will see insurance companies using assessors in the event of a claim to ensure that MOT exemp...
by tejb1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 1697

Re: Car feels weird lol

This story of cars being the last on the production line getting all sorts of crap fitted to them is a myth! I'm glad you posted that , it's good to know :) I've said something similar on another thread. If Ford changed manufacturing parts then I believe it was for a reason, such as R & D, and ...
by tejb1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1288

Re: Exhaust recommendations

I have a Sportex system on my 1.6; it's ok on most speed bumps but will scrape if there's anything in the boot. There's a particular set of speed bumps in Watford that always cause an awful scraping noise mind. I did have some problems last year as a rubber mount has deteriorated and as theres not ...
by tejb1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1288

Re: Exhaust recommendations

I have a Sportex system on my 1.6; it's ok on most speed bumps but will scrape if there's anything in the boot. There's a particular set of speed bumps in Watford that always cause an awful scraping noise mind. I did have some problems last year as a rubber mount has deteriorated and as theres not m...
by tejb1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Road Tax Price
Replies: 29
Views: 1564

Re: Road Tax Price

As many have said in the past maybe scrap road tax and put the price onto petrol, so the more you drive the more you pay and everyone pays..... Makes sense to me. Andrew. I agree. Same for things like the emissions charges, c charge etc where I think everyone should have a quota of days they can dr...
by tejb1
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Handbrake Switch

Thanks for the reply. You were correct with the wire colour and how many. I checked the lamp and that was fine but on further inspection I found the tabs to connect the instrument cluster to the lamp were squashed and not completing the circuit. Tested both handbrake and brake reservoir and all is ...
by tejb1
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Yearly mileage.....
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: Yearly mileage.....

couldn't imagine pressure washing it for example. No, I never use a pressure washer on the Capri. I use a dry cloth and regular car cleaning products for cleaning the suspension, crossmember, axle and those sorts of things. Andrew. I have to admit that I have done - mainly to remove any crud from t...
by tejb1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Car Insurance Renewal time....
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Car Insurance Renewal time....

They've been good to deal with and very efficient. I've got recovery arranged through them which puts the price up a bit, but worth it for peace of mind?
by tejb1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Electronic ignition

I don't get any trouble from the points set up You have answered your own post there I think :) Points get my vote also. Same here, though mainly through "if it works don't fix it". If I started having to re gap the points regularly, or if for some reason needed a new distributor, I'd pro...
by tejb1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Best super glue on the market?
Replies: 12
Views: 902

Re: Best super glue on the market?

Pick up some activator if you can, then no need to hold stuff whilst you wait for it to cure!
by tejb1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: boot struts
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: boot struts

Last year they quoted me £48 to re gas or £56 to supply new. On top of the £48 you'd have to send your existing ones off, so at that price differential I'd just buy new I think. That said, with other things being bigger priorities I never got around to actually ordering in the end. I tell myself I'l...
by tejb1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto rocker cover
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Pinto rocker cover

Hi, I have a narrow lip early rocker cover and the front isn't a very good seal and tends to lose oil, despite much gentle persuasion into place. Looking at getting a new rocker cover and fitting that, are the later wide rim ones a straight swap (i.e. nothing changed on the engine they just modified...
by tejb1
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stolen!
Replies: 51
Views: 2852

Re: Stolen!

:agree: Buying time is the main thing.....But if they want it badly enough they will get it whatever you try to protect it. Don't forget though that they don't always want it that bad. Sometimes it's because it looks easy. Making it harder will still stop some potential thieves, so deterrents are s...
by tejb1
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A new classic
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: A new classic

:agree: Lovely looking car. What frightened me was that I looked at the prices of the rest of the Ford range - base Fiesta £13600 and base Focus £20,000. I know you would be able to get a good discount on that but it's still frightening to think that they are that much now. I remember back in 1987 ...

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