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by Paul G
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ronin
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Ronin

Which chase did you watch? There were two - an Audi chasing a Citroen XM through the backstreets of Nice and the Paris chase. On balance I think the Nice chase was the best IMHO.
by Paul G
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly

:applaud: :applaud: That's a spot on description Andrew and it also applies to boot and ignition locks that are playing up. It also applies to most makes of cars, not just Fords - wish I had a quid for every VW and Vauxhall one I've done!
by Paul G
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline
Replies: 27
Views: 307

Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

As far as I can remember the Laser actually started life as a limited edition model and was adapted later in 1984 to be the mainstream 4 cylinder model. Regarding the MK2 S, the S became a mainstream model in early 1976 with no front spoiler, the gold seat centre material and the earlier right hand ...
by Paul G
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Bridgend
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: Ford Bridgend

Can’t believe that so Dagenham engine plant will be the only ford place in the U.K. . My grandad was asked to work there back in the 70s and he did not go because of family also he had a golf cart to take him around the Dagenham plant as it was that big . I wonder what our Steve thinks of this as t...
by Paul G
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Bridgend
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: Ford Bridgend

I fear it won't be the last European Ford factory to be closed unfortunately. Ford USA have said that they are stopping building all cars and just concentrating on the pick up trucks which is their most profitable market area so I expect it will follow that other factories will get the chop and they...
by Paul G
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ronin
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Ronin

Stayed up late last night to watch a re-run of Ronin on ITV3. One of my favorite films and IMHO the best car chase (s) of any film.
by Paul G
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Anyone’s PM stuck in the outbox?
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Anyone’s PM stuck in the outbox?

Teresa May - she's a PM stuck in the outbox! :lol: :lol:
by Paul G
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto Exhaust Recommendation?
Replies: 41
Views: 521

Re: Pinto Exhaust Recommendation?

pbar wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:13 am
I'd stick with a completely standard exhaust. About £90 for a full system delivered including all brackets. Klarius, excellent sound/tone they give out.
:agree:
by Paul G
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 112
Views: 3165

Re: Laser 1600

The little "thingy" by the coil is an aftermarket radio suppressor. The original was a black box that would have been bolted to the block under the fuel pump and the condenser LT wire attached to it.
by Paul G
Fri May 31, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 112
Views: 3165

Re: Laser 1600

Have you tried substituting a known good plug and / or lead to no 1 cyl to see if that improves things?

Even new ones these days can be duffy.

Ater this it may pay to do compression test and take off rocker cover to check valve clearance hasn't tightened up.
by Paul G
Wed May 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 742
Views: 53181

Re: Who Remembers?

Mum had a single tub one with separate spin dryer. It had a mangle on the top of it.

I've still got the spin dryer and it works, not that I ever use it.
by Paul G
Wed May 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Leaf spring front bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Leaf spring front bolt

The hole through the chassis is sleeved at the factory. The steel centre sleeve in the front spring bush allows the bolt to be fully tightened and should not be fully tightened until the weight of the car is on its wheels.
by Paul G
Wed May 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Weber 32/36 choke.
Replies: 24
Views: 559

Re: Weber 32/36 choke.

Get your ignition side right before touching the carb. try new points, properly gapped and preferably set with a dwell meter for accuracy, then your ignition timing accurately set and a fresh set of plugs, again properly gapped to the specification. You will be amazed at the difference this usually ...
by Paul G
Wed May 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Police Capri In Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Police Capri In Wales

Great looking car. Not many Police Forces used Capris but my local Thames Valley had unmarked ones back in the early eighties - mainly Cardinal red.
by Paul G
Fri May 03, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I do like Percy Veerance
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: I do like Percy Veerance

I did watch this a couple of days ago and just thought that if this is how he goes about un-seizing the engine then what will the rest of his resto be like?

That is so long as it lasts that long and doesn't burn to the ground.
by Paul G
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Vintage air climate control
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Vintage air climate control

Jackdr wrote:Has anybody fitted one of those vintage air climate control units to their Capri?
I've never seen one over here fitted with A/C, factory or aftermarket. Probably best to study American ones to see what's fitted.
by Paul G
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: X PACK CAPRI QUESTIONS
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: X PACK CAPRI QUESTIONS

Guards = Wings. OP doesn't state his location but probably "Down Under". :D :cool:
by Paul G
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Torque Converter
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Torque Converter

Could you get it reconditioned?

What happened to cause you to need a new converter?

Might pay to ring Chiltern Transmissions - 01494-534805. I'm not sure that they do automatics, but they may know someone who could help you.
by Paul G
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Easter !
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Happy Easter !

Happy Easter to you too Nick, and to everyone else on here.
by Paul G
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Goblin Works Coyote Capri
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Goblin Works Coyote Capri

I'm afraid I still don't like it. The fact that they took a mint 2.8i and did that to it - yuk.

It's like taking the Mona Lisa and painting a moustache and a cock on it. :( :turd: