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by tejb1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 923

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: 923

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: 22
Views: 555

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: 1055

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: 285

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: 393

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: 1076

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!
by tejb1
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Essex Capri Owners Meet - May, July, Sept
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Essex Capri Owners Meet - May, July, Sept

Hi, Sounds great, and yes you're right sometimes you need to just go for something. But it sounds like by nominating a few dates, there's a good chance of people being able to make it - for example I think the first date will be a stretch for me as I'm doing 2 shows the following weekend but will de...
by tejb1
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CCI National Day 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3560

Re: CCI National Day 2020

I hope to go along, having not made it before, but this depends on various other things, so can't 100% commit yet.
by tejb1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: spot of rain
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: spot of rain

Last week I went to pick something up from Danny, (not in the Capri!) and there were several flooded sections of road along the way. All passable as the water was only just covering the road surface, but still much worse than I'd seen before. Went out yesterday during a brief respite in the rain, in...
by tejb1
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WD-40
Replies: 54
Views: 2367

Re: WD-40

It does many things - yes, all things that other products will do better - but as a multipurpose thing to keep in the back of the car, or toolbox, it's incredibly useful.
by tejb1
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Will they notice!
Replies: 39
Views: 2293

Re: Will they notice!

On the other hand, surely the tester can only test/fail what can be seen? If it appears in good condition from the other side of the underseal they surely cannot fail it? As to dirt roads... Did once hear of someone who had a few iffy bits on the underside. They stripped and re sealed the best bit. ...
by tejb1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen Cracked
Replies: 53
Views: 4064

Re: Windscreen Cracked

A couple of years ago I got a chip sorted in mine, the glass place checked availability of new screens for me, out of interest. They could get one next day from their warehouse if needed, and said that the specialist pilkingtons service mentioned upthread was available and would cost no more than th...
by tejb1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WD-40
Replies: 54
Views: 2367

Re: WD-40

I ordered a carton, as you say an excellent price. It arrived whilst I was out and a neighbour took it in - apparently they knew who it was for as soon as they saw it, because "who else in the block would order an entire gallon of WD40?!".
by tejb1
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: LIDL Extinguisher
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: LIDL Extinguisher

Oooh, must go to a decently sized aldi...
by tejb1
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: LIDL Extinguisher
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: LIDL Extinguisher

I have a 1kg one in the back of the Capri, bracket screwed in the boot. Also have a first aid kit - plasters, paracetamol, etc. Never know when it's going to come in handy!
by tejb1
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Freeze Frame!
Replies: 20
Views: 902

Re: Freeze Frame!

Uninteresting fact - it was filmed in Doncaster in a hairdressers which was converted each time :-

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by tejb1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dehumidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Dehumidifier

I am very lucky in that my garage is in the basement of a block of flats and the heating pipes for the flats pass through the garages. This gives just enough heat to stop it being too cold, takes the edge off it to an extent. I've also put two old carpets down on the floor (thanks to having a carpet...
by tejb1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In Full Colour?
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: In Full Colour?

I did chuckle about the editorial along the lines of "you would ask how the event went, because none of you turned up"......!
by tejb1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Future Classics
Replies: 62
Views: 2287

Re: Future Classics

Luckily Danny there are people like you that are enthusiastic about the older cars :) I also still buy CD's for the record! :lol: I also don't get how they've just written off vinyl as it's recently had such a resurgence in popularity they started mass producing them all again And, as it's the only...