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by nigecapri
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Oh gawd!!
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Oh gawd!!

The water's not even over the kerb there, nae bother. Up in Scotland many moons back following my mate in his Pajero through a flood by a river & the water was up to his back bumper. The old silver Laser kept going fine. I had to remove some weed & grass from atop the starter motor later that day th...
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 1310

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

The Weber will be fine with a K&N or similar & full flow exhaust on a 4-branch.
Bike carbs are good on fuel *see disclaimer, my 2.0 will do 36.5mpg at a steady 70mph. * disclaimer: WOT with the supercharger on through bike carbs does not offer good fuel economy, it's not supposed to...
by nigecapri
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 1310

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

The 2.0 Weber carb will be o.k. but if you decide you would like more GO then don't bother with twin 40's, just get a set of bike carbs & suitable manifold. Superb modification for a Pinto, rev forever (100 in 3rd) and silky smooth at a very low tick over - Phil from MK CapriCare saw mine & couldn't...
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stainless steel exhausts
Replies: 33
Views: 1066

Re: Stainless steel exhausts

I had an ss system custom built in-situ with the car on ramps at a Powerflow agent and it's still going strong on it's second car after....at least 25 years. I would be interested in one for the spare car. Every chance there's a Pinto Capri near you which you could use to build a system on. One issu...
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hi Spec 285mm brake woes
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: Hi Spec 285mm brake woes

You can just replace the non-return valve in the servo to check for a fault with it. The push-fit white plaggy bit that the vacuum hose connects to.
by nigecapri
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RIP Harry Calton
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: RIP Harry Calton

by nigecapri
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just saw...
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Just saw...

pbar wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:54 am
Here it is, you can see that Capri in all it's glory -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkAk_tthG1A
WOH - One way or another - the nostalgia is strong in that one !!!!
by nigecapri
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The downside to cleaning!
Replies: 28
Views: 863

Re: The downside to cleaning!

Peter-S wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Nothing to worry about Nige, I certainly can't see it
:cool:
by nigecapri
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The downside to cleaning!
Replies: 28
Views: 863

Re: The downside to cleaning!

There's just a tiny little hardly noticeable spec of rust on my 2.0S, it was there when I bought it but you can't see it if you stand far enough away. Can you see if from where you are Peter?
by nigecapri
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs, throttle pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Bike carbs, throttle pedal

That looks similar to mine although the Mikunis on mine have the throttle cable mechanism at the front end of the spindle. Maybe take your cable to a motorbike / cycle shop and see if they have anything similar but with a shorter inner cable / same length outer cable which should lift your pedal a b...
by nigecapri
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The downside to cleaning!
Replies: 28
Views: 863

Re: The downside to cleaning!

Spotted in the nick of time there. Soon be good as new.
by nigecapri
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Garage Stuff - Aldi
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Garage Stuff - Aldi

Shelf rack looks interesting, just what I need to stack a few 20 litre cubies of veg oil, I keep running out of space. Had to take 1,000 litres to the commercial collector t'other week - couldn't get in the front room.
by nigecapri
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RIP Harry Calton
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: RIP Harry Calton

Someone who lived a full, and it seems exciting life and who excelled in his field. A role model for all!
by nigecapri
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs, throttle pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Bike carbs, throttle pedal

Just blank black boxes showing - maybe not available unless a member & logged-in???
by nigecapri
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Intermittent misfire
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Intermittent misfire

Crap in the carb? Whip the top off taking care that the thin gasket doesn't tear. Mop it out with kitchen paper & clean out any sandy deposits in the bottom of the float bowl then take the jets out & inspect for build up of crud. Make a note of which jet goes where because they have different functi...
by nigecapri
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs, throttle pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Bike carbs, throttle pedal

Can you post up a photo of the carb spindle where the cable fixes. Boggs did mine (many moons back) & it got me to the next town before giving up. I fabbed a makeshift repair then made up a new system at home. Improved return spring from a Bedford CF van carb straightened & rewound in the retainer t...
by nigecapri
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 284

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: 273

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: 714

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: 310

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.