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by tejb1
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Rotary Tool - Aldi
Replies: 14
Views: 239

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: 168

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: 404

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: 437

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: 24
Views: 2449

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: 24
Views: 2449

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: 627

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: 391

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: 1649

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: 1649

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: 1002

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: 835

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: 835

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: 2363

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.
by tejb1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 2363

Re: Oily Sparks

I'm late to what seems to be a pretty rawkus party... but yes had exactly this when my rocker cover became incontinent. In my case the cover itself was rather uneven, so I spent a lot of time trial and error fitting and tapping it to be something near straight... then a fresh gasket and it was fine.
by tejb1
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT's extended for six months
Replies: 56
Views: 3137

Re: MOT's extended for six months

I think they are planning on extending the MoT dates on the computer system although mine are still showing with the 'normal' dates due -fortunately in July/September. 6 months is sensible enough because there will be a large backlog when the testing regime starts again, with many 'excess' tests nee...
by tejb1
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 2616

Re: Going For A Drive

I am fortunate (?) enough that I have reason to get out the house without interacting with people, being classed as a key worker, though primarily working from home at present. The Capri has been off the road for a few weeks whilst I did a few jobs, but will definitely be seeing use soon. I've never...
by tejb1
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Dash mounted spearker
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Dash mounted spearker

My 1979 Mk3 has one, being an L spec it has just the one speaker, nothing in the doors.
by tejb1
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The recent news...
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: The recent news...

It's all about common sense. Boris didn't, and couldn't, mention every scenario which every person may face. Going for a solo drive, or in pairs which I also think would be 'allowed' is not causing a risk. You could even classify that as your daily exercise if you drive to somewhere in the country ...
by tejb1
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wonder what people will make of this Barn discovery
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Re: Wonder what people will make of this Barn discovery

There are two parked within a few minutes walk from me flat, and in another area there is a guy with 4 or 5 in his front garden!