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by Paul G
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle problems
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Rear axle problems

Longshot - have you got the leaf springs on back to front?
by Paul G
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle problems
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Rear axle problems

Did they fit before the car was restored? Are they the same anti tramp bars and the same axle that were on the car before it was restored?

It could be that the Atlas(Cologne) axle needs longer arms.
by Paul G
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Car of the week - any one know it?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Car of the week - any one know it?

I think I've seen it before in the CCi mag, possibly photographed at one of their shows.
by Paul G
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Next Year will be the 50th Anything Happening?
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Next Year will be the 50th Anything Happening?

I've just noticed that the date for the 50th anniversary bash is on a Sunday. That's a shame as, if I remember correctly, the 45th anniversary gathering was on a Saturday, and was hoping that the same might be true for the 50th. Oh well, it looks like I'll have to book some time off work for the fo...
by Paul G
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars
Replies: 45
Views: 417

Re: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars

Andrew - you could never cause me any offence! By saying "you" I meant anyone reading the post.

Looking forward to meeting you sometime when I've got one of mine on the road as well hoping to meet some of the other regulars on here before long.
by Paul G
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars
Replies: 45
Views: 417

Re: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars

I saw it for the first and last time last night. What an obnoxious :wank: that Drew is. All he said was me me me and I I I. Horrible little poisoned dwarf. Wow Paul! :shock: Did he sell you some antique furniture that later turned out to be reproduction or something? :lol: Andrew. If you ask any of...
by Paul G
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars
Replies: 45
Views: 417

Re: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars

I saw it for the first and last time last night. What an obnoxious :wank: that Drew is. All he said was me me me and I I I. Horrible little poisoned dwarf. Personally I would have left the 4 headlamp grille on the Golf as it was a period extra and sourced the correct alloys or a set of the silver ri...
by Paul G
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

Still got a Ewbank like that stuck up in the spare room along with an old but still working Hoover Constellation vacuum cleaner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O82VA87g4o Note the woman doing the vacuuming! I remember mum had a single tub washing machine at our old house with a mangle on the top o...
by Paul G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Ford capri 1977 3.0s resto
Replies: 129
Views: 8498

Re: Ford capri 1977 3.0s resto

Love the car I love the silver paint job and I must admit that “ S “ is in the wrong place as you don’t say 3.0 S No that is correct. Here's a link to a 1977 Capri brochure. That should clear all questions up. EDIT Link not working. Picture from brochure instead. https://s18.postimg.org/6zlo7m8jd/c...
by Paul G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Ford capri 1977 3.0s resto
Replies: 129
Views: 8498

Re: Ford capri 1977 3.0s resto

It's still gorgeos!

The only thing I would have done different is to paint the sills and number plate surrounds in satin black as per factory but I think it actually looks better as you have it.
by Paul G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Really?
Replies: 22
Views: 367

Re: Really?

20 bids now, up to £1550 and the reserve is still not met.
by Paul G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Some sad sights
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Some sad sights

The problem was that the names were carved up like a Christmas turkey. Riley is owned by BMW, as is Triumph. Rover is owned by JLR (read TATA).

The rest are owned still by the Chinese including the model names - Montego, Minor etc.
by Paul G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Daewoo
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Daewoo

I remember that I was in Kuala Lumpur in Malasia the first time I saw a Daewoo. It was a year or so before they started selling them here and the Asian and Australian market versions at the time were direct Astra MK2/Opel Kadet copies without the restyling that European versions had. I've worked on ...
by Paul G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Some sad sights
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Some sad sights

Seems strange that when the garage closed the cars weren't sold in the trade, auctioned or scrapped at the time. All of them are quite rare now and just beginning to get collectable, even the Lada Samara, so perhaps someone will save them. With the Longbridge film it still angers me what the Phoenix...
by Paul G
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Crystal green 4speed 2.8 and black 3.0S
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Crystal green 4speed 2.8 and black 3.0S

Lovely cars both of them but just think that for the price of them added together you could buy a house in some parts of the country!
by Paul G
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inner wing mudshields
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Inner wing mudshields

The inner mud shields come with threaded holes that bolt through where the bracket is behind the wheels that secures the wing to the inner arch. The securing brackets need removing (can be a pig as the blts are usually rusted in) and then mudsheilds fit in and bolt in these holes. You will then need...
by Paul G
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How many can you get?
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: How many can you get?

44/49. Slipped up on the American stuff. Got the Capri right though!

What were the Americans thinking of when they built some of those big fat ugly whales?
by Paul G
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk2 3.0s wing badge dilema
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Mk2 3.0s wing badge dilema

Here's a picture from a Ford brochure. think it solves the problem

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by Paul G
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Really?
Replies: 22
Views: 367

Re: Really?

Probably did 156 kilometers per hour in it's day. (97mph)

To my eyes it looks like the rear would be more problematic to put right than the front.
by Paul G
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

andyd wrote:That's the problem with modern systems, everything goes down at the same time causing chaos....Give me old technology anytime!

I remember the 1/2p :)


I remember the thruppeny bit and the tanner (6d)!

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