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by Paul G
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Mk3 V8 from Hungary
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Mk3 V8 from Hungary

Like you personal number plate! Nice car, sounds good too.
by Paul G
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Jason
Replies: 11
Views: 79

Re: Happy Birthday Jason

Happy Birthday mate, you're catching me up! :D :D :beer:
by Paul G
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Minder Capri caught fire
Replies: 38
Views: 404

Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Peter-S wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm
What's the likely cause of that then do you think?
Having seen them deteriorate pretty quickly I would put money on perished fuel pipes.
:agree: Either perished or Mr Ethanol has been having a munch on them.
by Paul G
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valve clearance (again)
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Valve clearance (again)

D366Y wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:20 pm
Sounds like you might some of that head work Paul kindly offered last week.... :lol:
I've got a second hand cylinder head I would let him have cheap but certainly no other type of head would be on offer!
by Paul G
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Spark Plug Gap

Just dug out my owners handbook and what Stevemarl has told you is correct. 30 thou or 0.75mm. This is for Motorcraft plugs. I remember when I was working we had the online professional version of Autodata and on many vehicles there were different gaps for different brands of plug eg 0.6 for NGK, 0....
by Paul G
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Does anybody know what this knob does?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Does anybody know what this knob does?

Four - way speaker balance. May have been by-passed if your car has had a modern head unit fitted.
by Paul G
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Valve clearance

If it does it again then time for a head job.
by Paul G
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Spotted on A14
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Spotted on A14

I haven't been on the A14 for years and haven't got a bronze - ish Capri. Sorry, not me! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Paul G
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Questions about 15" wheels.
Replies: 26
Views: 422

Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

If you look at pictures of Fordaholic Nick's pictures of his beautiful Laser it will give you an idea of how they look - stunning! The tyre size conversion chart link below will allow you to see which 15" wheels give you a similar rolling radius to your existing tyres so that the speedo isn't too fa...
by Paul G
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: SGS Engineering
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: SGS Engineering

I've got a compressor from them and it's been excellent but the free extras they gave at the time such as a spray gun and tyre inflator were crap.
by Paul G
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Spark Plug Gap

Yes Paul it's 25 thou or 0.64.. I have the NGK catalogue in my hand right now and it states 0.6mm. I posted this recently for another enquirer on the same subject.
by Paul G
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Grrr - still cuts out ....any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Grrr - still cuts out ....any ideas?

I've read your post carefully and to recap it seems you drove your car from home down the M5 to Weston Ok then stopped it . Restarted it and it ran with the problem. Stopped it at Cheddar for 1.5 hours then it ran OK all the way home. This makes me think that something in the carb blocked one of the...
by Paul G
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Paul G
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Happy Birthday Paul G

Thanks everyone for your kind wishes. Much appreciated.

Had a quiet day on my own as usual but my best mate popped round for a little while. Also just stuffed down a 1lb 6oz T-bone steak kindly bought by my sister, complete with chips and peas and followed by apple crumble and custard.
by Paul G
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 49
Views: 789

Re: Is it just me....

To be honest I've got like that and that's why it has taken so long to get the Laser on the road and I still have the 2.0S to get recommisioned and MOT'd and the 3.0S needing a complete rebuild and renewal of almost every panel. What with the Capri's, the Fiesta MK2, mum's old polo (which is still r...
by Paul G
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Super unleaded petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Super unleaded petrol

No you will need an additive unless you have hardened exhaust valve seats in your engine.
by Paul G
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Steve !
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Happy Birthday Steve !

Happy Birthday from me too :beer:
by Paul G
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: End of an era.
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: End of an era.

I don't think the A380's will last much longer either. Air France is getting rid of its whole fleet, Lufthansa the same and they just seem to be worthless secondhand.
by Paul G
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i cutting out won’t run
Replies: 23
Views: 523

Re: 2.8i cutting out won’t run

It's the big round flap that goes up and down.
by Paul G
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: End of an era.
Replies: 6
Views: 204

End of an era.

Sorry this is a non car post. I see today that British Airways is retiring its entire fleet of 30 Boeing 747 Jumbo jets. What a shame as this is the plane that made long haul overseas travel affordable to us all. I've flown on quite a few including BA, Qantas (who've also just grounded theirs) Singa...
by Paul G
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: BRITAIN'S MOST BORING CAR
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: BRITAIN'S MOST BORING CAR

Renault Scenic. It was just about the first of the popular MPV's and hence was the starter for the current trend of huge vans on the road just to do the shopping and take the kids to school. Hateful things. Other serious contenders from the bowels of history could be the Hyundai Stellars, Nissan Sun...