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by tejb1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New Capri owner! - Need some help!!
Replies: 16
Views: 323

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

Alternatively, get into Radio 4, which is on Longwave! ;)
by tejb1
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: First drive of 2019 !
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: First drive of 2019 !

As I work in central my normal commute can only ever be by tube. However, for the last 6 days I drove in the Capri, mild weather and no rain to boot - incredibly pleasant. Roads were pretty much dead as well! Off up to the motor factors this afternoon for a few bits, after the weekend I've got a few...
by tejb1
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: When a plan goes out the window...
Replies: 49
Views: 1058

Re: When a plan goes out the window...

And if we do go, it'll be toll free!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46539162
by tejb1
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Facebook

Well, I am on Facebook. I use it to keep in touch with family dotted all over the place as well as friends. Again, dotted all over the place! I use it as a business tool as well having a dedicated page for my business. More a reference point than advertising. I think it’s a good way to keep in touc...
by tejb1
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: When a plan goes out the window...
Replies: 49
Views: 1058

Re: When a plan goes out the window...

I do have a welsh friend, will have to ask them to give me a translation phrase book beforehand...
by tejb1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: When a plan goes out the window...
Replies: 49
Views: 1058

Re: When a plan goes out the window...

According to Google maps, its about 3.5 hours drive from London - not too bad, and doable in a day...

I normally visit the Bristol area at some point over the summer, so if this goes ahead I'd roll the two together.
by tejb1
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rocker cover for a 2lt Laser
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Rocker cover for a 2lt Laser

I believe it was 1982 or thereabouts, and the two gaskets are different.
by tejb1
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What Spares....
Replies: 23
Views: 465

Re: What Spares....

When I bought my Capri I replaced many of the service parts, purely so I could know for sure when a new set had been put on. I took the old, but working, parts (HT coil, leads, points etc) and stashed them around the spare wheel in component boxes. For good measure, I have also secreted a few lamps....
by tejb1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Another Capri Stolen....
Replies: 103
Views: 2370

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: 309

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: 309

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: 266

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: 24
Views: 744

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: 51
Views: 1191

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: 992

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: 535

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: 225

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: 535

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: 1041

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: 108

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 ...