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by Paul G
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MK3 short console Carpet advice
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: MK3 short console Carpet advice

I remember reading a post from Martin at Capri Gear and he said that none of the aftermarket carpets he'd tried ever fitted as well as an original.

Based on this advice I'd wait till a good second hand one comes up.
by Paul G
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: My first run this year 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: My first run this year 2019

It still looks great Jason. :applaud: :D
by Paul G
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I've got some bags of coal in the shed...
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: I've got some bags of coal in the shed...

I see the Viva HB has got a "Whiplash" aerial. Anyone remember them?

I think its handbrake cable needs slight attention too!
by Paul G
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 31
Views: 485

Re: Laser 1600

:cool: Nice colour and a late one too, judging by the side repeaters. It is indeed, registered on 2nd December 1986. It came with a reasonable history folder including the original bill of sale. The vehicle part-ex'd against it being a 1977 Capri. I see from your post in another thread that you liv...
by Paul G
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 718
Views: 48271

Re: Who Remembers?

My grandparents had one of those :D So did my Nan, it was still in the house when we sold it after she passed away back in 1992. My sister still has one of the prepayment token systems in her house despite me telling her it would be cheaper to get a gas contract, she's far from skint and doesn't re...
by Paul G
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 31
Views: 485

Re: Laser 1600

If it's got a smokey engine try renewing the valve stem oil seals first. These are a usual cause of smoke on pinto engines and a set of these is one hell of a lot less than an engine rebuild!

Many people use the "top hat" type which were actually fitted to the Escort Mk3/4 CVH engine.
by Paul G
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0S Interior trim/wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: 3.0S Interior trim/wiring

If not Danny I've got the same brochure and a few more and will scan and send or get photocopied for you.
by Paul G
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto 'box positioning wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Auto 'box positioning wrong?

:agree: Take it back and get them to adjust the gear change linkage as Mr Mctool says. Don't know why they should have touched it unless they pulled the box out with the engine or they let the box hang on the linkage and stretched it all.
by Paul G
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0S Interior trim/wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: 3.0S Interior trim/wiring

As far as I know all S models had the beige "Moonstone Putty" headlining. Mine does and even my !984 one does. The door cards should be plain black vinyl (no carpet ) with a thin chrome strip - again a' la L model. Come and look at mine if you want to get an idea. Might even motivate me to...
by Paul G
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0S Interior trim/wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: 3.0S Interior trim/wiring

Danny, the S models were very basic - really just a performance "L" model. Front door speakers weren't fitted to them and nor was the fader. They just had a push button radio with the dashboard speaker but other speakers obviously can and probably been retro-fitted.
by Paul G
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri 500 Prototype
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Capri 500 Prototype

Not a 280 thread , next they will get special parking at the CCI show or start wanting 40k for one . O they already do funny why Ford picked Green as it is a unlucky colour https://www.motor1.com/news/77139/are-green-cars-unlucky/ I remember this when I was young like don’t walk under ladders . Not...
by Paul G
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Hmmm....very interesting
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Hmmm....very interesting

Whatever would posess someone to "create" that? :headscratch: :turd:
by Paul G
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 404
Views: 14851

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

Watched a re-run of Bullitt on Friday night, channel ITV4. Still one of the best car chases in my opinion, perhaps just beaten by Ronin.
by Paul G
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Fraudsters at it again.
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Fraudsters at it again.

Thought I'd have a look at Capri's for sale on ebay this morning and the top 15 adverts were fraudulent. All from the same seller who also had boats and tractors and everything else you could think of for sale, all at "bargain" prices.

Be very careful guys!
by Paul G
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!
Replies: 263
Views: 25824

Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Can I pop down and see it if you're on it on Saturday.
by Paul G
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!
Replies: 263
Views: 25824

Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

Sell them Danny, they're horrible !!!!!!

If you could get that for them that will go a long way towards getting the parts to mend the front end!
by Paul G
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RIP John Haynes
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: RIP John Haynes

:applaud: Ten out of ten for that! As has been said above, Haynes manuals have helped a lot of people and saved them a lot on garage bills over the years but also unfortunately encouraged others to be bold above their skill level with disasterous results. I hope the museum continues and the Haynes f...
by Paul G
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clonk while turning wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Clonk while turning wheel

Side to side with wheels straight ahead.
by Paul G
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!
Replies: 263
Views: 25824

Re: Laser + GL and now a 3.0S!

You've caught me up now! Has yours still got the S interior?

It doesn't look as bad as mine TBH Dan! I will have to come and have a butchers!