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by nigecapri
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: 1969

Trafalgar Square to watch the Moon Landing. Dad turned bright green at the top of the Post Office Tower.
Were we actually watching "One giant leap" or were those guys in a studio in deepest Nevada...
by nigecapri
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How was it for you?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: How was it for you?

Super-Chilled as usual after my annual summer holiday 8-)

Major_Tom - see messages.
by nigecapri
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 5/6/7 July
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: 5/6/7 July

I expect to be there in time for some nosh in the pub.
MOT passed on wednesday no problem. Just need to fuel & tax it now & give it a test run, see if she still goes.
by nigecapri
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Postman's just been
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Postman's just been

Tyre dressing - ya big wussy :lol: Mine get a mudbath now & then...
It's not last minute, ages till next weekend.
MOT place isn't open saturdays so need to bell him early monday, she might pass, after replacing a couple of fuel pipe ends that were piddlin'
Rubber ain't what it used to be.
by nigecapri
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Postman's just been
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Postman's just been

Postie just delivered my new socks from New Zealand :-) "My first car was a Capri" he says. "1.6 and a 1.3, loved them to bits." First time with the covers off and someone's liking it already :D New head gasket & stem seals fitted, pulled the stat out too. Small split in the boost pipe though so nee...
by nigecapri
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rear axle alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: rear axle alignment

I would advise leaving the axle as it is or you risk the U-bolts shearing off when you try to loosen them. Bodywork must be supported on stands if you do it.
by nigecapri
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 5/6/7 July
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: 5/6/7 July

Cracking weekend - I sleep better there in a tent than I do at home.
I see you've been practising at Blackpool Truck, bet you fancy your chances eh 8-)
by nigecapri
Fri May 31, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: low speed judder (2.8)
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: low speed judder (2.8)

Check the carbon brush in the centre of the dizzy cap, it might have a broken spring or be stuck too far in. Is there a spring tab contact in the centre of the rotor arm that is flattened? Is the king-lead pushed fully home both ends - also each HT lead? When warmed up they will run on a smaller spa...
by nigecapri
Thu May 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stolen van. Emberton nr M.Keynes
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Stolen van. Emberton nr M.Keynes

Stolen thursday afternoon 4.30pm from Emberton, near Milton Keynes.
Silver builders van with Baseworks written on the side. The chap's Black Labrador is still in the back.
Please keep an eye out for the van or a stray dog if local to you.
FB post by Stephen Cortis.
by nigecapri
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I've got some bags of coal in the shed...
Replies: 7
Views: 273

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

I wonder if it was that car that Peter took Lesley for a Ride in ???

https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/vid ... 163179885/
by nigecapri
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Out for a spin....ish !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Brrr - you're keen, wrong time of year for me for an MOT. Take it in for a test in late springtime (if they'll let you??) then you can fettle it in warm weather. That loo will come in useful eh. Being a time-served plumbob, mine also has suitable facilities. The cars haven't moved for a good while b...
by nigecapri
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worth complaining
Replies: 27
Views: 3047

Re: Worth complaining

My AA policy is through my business so it's tax-deductible but these days I figure my cash is best invested in my future rather than insuring for something that might not happen - I'll be a bit more keen for next year's renewal. I've never used any of the discounted offers, they just don't apply to ...
by nigecapri
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Modernising the Ford Capri
Replies: 35
Views: 1208

Re: Modernising the Ford Capri

I guessed from your OP that you are a newish driver & it's not surprising that you want a car that would suit the 'modern' driving style but as has been said, it's not really practical to go that far in your position. Perhaps someone with many years' car building/racing experience might have the whe...
by nigecapri
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1083

Re: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience

Some good advice there from experienced owners. If you're 17 and can heave an engine around a workshop then forget about needing power steering - you don't. A 2.0 will tune up to give plenty acceleration & top speed. A high torque/mild road cam along with better carbs or an injection system is good....
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Car covers @ £10
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Car covers @ £10

Cute like tiddlers ain't they :-)
Bayda is 3 now.


The brand of the covers is confusingly XS.
The size mark is a small BLUE BOX on the top right edge of packet with an L
by nigecapri
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Car covers @ £10
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Car covers @ £10

Aldi have the thin blue car covers in at a tenner. Large size fits fine on a Capri. Three tie-under straps on this batch with a clip on both ends rather than just one strap with clip at one end. They obviously won't last as long as the fifty quid+ jobs but even the Halfords items at £65 don't last l...
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New suspension bushes.
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: New suspension bushes.

I've used polies for decades and they do have the advantage of not needing replacement every few years. They also firm up the steering giving a much more precise reaction to your input. Some grease on the moving faces will prevent squeaking, some suppliers include it in the package - mine have never...
by nigecapri
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Geoffrey had a good send off...
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Geoffrey had a good send off...

I happened to catch a link to a naughty spoof video of Rainbow last week. The show was always good clean fun & in this video Zippy was in a jacuzzi but not being very - clean. Biggest giggle I've had for ages :lol: :lol: :lol:
by nigecapri
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering 'tight'
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Steering 'tight'

U/J in the steering coupling is prime candidate. Was it a 2nd hand or new? Also it must be fitted with the flat correctly aligned (twist & depth)for the pinch-bolt. The top bearings are often a bit slappy, having some numpty grease-gorilla wedge an expanding ratchet clamp between it & the seat for s...
by nigecapri
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run

Could always try the squirty test with WD40 or brake cleaner sprayed along the manifold edges to see if it lifts the revs.