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by Paul G
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Goblin Works Garage
Replies: 80
Views: 1382

Re: Goblin Works Garage

What they've done to that Merc is just as big, if not a bigger, crime IMHO. So's the dick that drives it in the advert.
by Paul G
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rust location. Panel needed but no idea of the name
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Rust location. Panel needed but no idea of the name

The only person that would make repair panels for that area is Trevor Steadman (Steadspeed) up in Orkney http://www.steadspeedrestorations.epageuk.com/photo_gallery The area is double skinned and the inner wing may well be rotten as well as the reinforcing plate. Most people repair them by cutting o...
by Paul G
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What's this spade connector for?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: What's this spade connector for?

If it helps mine's got a solid blue wire going to it. I haven't got a late model wiring diagram to hand, will see what I can find out.
by Paul G
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Radiator

Yep, your flanges are there but cowling missing. Whether it makes much difference I don't know, would probably just make the fan draw air through the rad rather than from elsewhere. And it keeps fingers off the fan in theory!
by Paul G
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Unexpected Miracle
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Unexpected Miracle

Congrats on your news. Not having children is something I regret in life.
by Paul G
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Radiator

Paul. Rang a few places up. Best I could get was 120! For the sake of it a new one would probably be better so I'm going to go down the eBay route.. I seen one on auction last month go for 50 quid, knew I should have dropped a bid lol. :deadhorse: The alloy one in Danny's car does look good. The on...
by Paul G
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 479
Views: 16166

Re: Who Remembers?

I remember as a kid in the late 60's going with my Uncle Reg to the petrol station in his Morris Oxford estate (the car I learned to drive in) and he asked for 4 gallons - price one pound.
by Paul G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear seat backrest removal
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Rear seat backrest removal

If you only want to keep the material dry, then you can easily remove the rear pads by simply undoing the 10mm nut in the middle of the back at the bottom, under the semicircular cut in the rear carpet. Then push the protruding bolt in and lift the pad off the frame. Much easier and no fiddly setti...
by Paul G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Radiator

Letus know how you get on as I've got to get one done sometime in the not too distant future.
by Paul G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear seat backrest removal
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Rear seat backrest removal

Cheers mate.

Took the remains of the cover off my 3.0 today and the seats are starting to get a bit of mould on them so stripping out the interior, cleaning it and storing it in the dry from now on until the car is restored.
by Paul G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Radiator

That's what they replace, they re-use the header tank, base and sides and the rest is new.
by Paul G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Radiator

Why don't you see if there is anywhere near you that re-cores existing rads? That may be a cheaper option, but not by much I would expect.
by Paul G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear seat backrest removal
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Rear seat backrest removal

To remove the rear seat backrests is it just a case of undoing the two bolts each side where the catch mounts on the wheel arch and the two nuts and bolts in the centre.

Looks like a pain in the butt job for my sausage fingers!
by Paul G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Another day, another close shave!
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Another day, another close shave!

Did you give a copy of the video to the Fiesta owner? That bloke or blokette in the Audi want's taking off the road!
by Paul G
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Leaf spring snapped
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Leaf spring snapped

If I wanted shackles and u - bolts etc I would ring Martin at Capri Gear or one of the other parts suppliers and see if they've got a good set of used genuine Ford parts.
by Paul G
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 479
Views: 16166

Re: Who Remembers?

I know it was late 60's rather than 70's but I still reckon one of if not the best car chase scenes was in Bullet. Classic.

Possibly just beaten by Ronin in the 90's!.
by Paul G
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser 10 years left outside!
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: 1.6 laser 10 years left outside!

You say it keeps failing the MOT but we may be better able to advise you if you post what it's failed on or if not let us have the reg number so we can look it up on the government MOT website.
by Paul G
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 479
Views: 16166

Re: Who Remembers?

Wow Never new one picture would make us all feel the same . I would love to know where the picture was taken . I spent sometime in guys hosiptal and a group of us watched werewolf in london and noted that the 3 old homeless blokes are sleeping near HMS Belfast is but it’s a scrape yard in the 70s s...
by Paul G
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 479
Views: 16166

Re: Who Remembers?

we're lucky because we can keep the bits we like, old cars, old music etc and merge them with new stuff like computers and the internet and have the best of both worlds :agree: Was a mere kid in the 70's , like a lot on here, I feel privileged to have experienced the nice things about it. Loved see...
by Paul G
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 479
Views: 16166

Re: Who Remembers?

The seventies were a bloody brilliant time to grow up in, I feel lucky to have lived in that era, pre PC, health & safety. Yes, there were the usual nutters and extremists but nothing on todays scale. Todays world and a huge majority of people inhabiting it really isn't a nice place. Spot on Ma...

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