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by nigecapri
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Out for a spin....ish !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 260

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: 2723

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: 710

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...
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: 817

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 g...
by nigecapri
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Car covers @ £10
Replies: 3
Views: 157

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: 157

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: 394

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: 167

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: 219

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 se...
by nigecapri
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run
Replies: 6
Views: 389

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.
by nigecapri
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing
Replies: 39
Views: 1513

Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Thanks for the time you're taking on this Beakster!
I know this stuff can take up hours & hours.
by nigecapri
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run

Trial fitted the manifold to my spare head, and it's not flat How long have you been fitting these??? If that set-up hasn't been running on the car before then I would suspect head-manifold air leak. Two gaskets with plenty hylomar between each face & well tightened should work unless it is ben...
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 1439

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

If you get brake fade then you do need a service and/or upgrade. Can you lock the front brakes? If so then the brakes are working and you need better tyres. Brand new standard discs, pads, drums, shoes, fluid and braided hoses will make a startling difference over old worn bits. An anti-dive kit or ...
by nigecapri
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing
Replies: 39
Views: 1513

READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

I'm having to Login every time I post then re-Login before it accepts the post. If you are typing a long post then MAKE SURE YOU COPY THE TEXT BEFORE PRESSING ANY FORUM BUTTONS SUCH AS PREVIEW / SUBMIT etc.
Otherwise you might find you've wasted your time.
by nigecapri
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ballast Resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Ballast Resistor

On later models the ballast resistor is built into the loom where it runs across the bulkhead. Thicker than the other wires.
by nigecapri
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inlet manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Inlet manifold

gaskets on top of gaskets aren’t a good idea Not usually but; I tried a full weekend to get mine to run right with every carb tweak available and got carbmonox poisoning into the bargain. The exhaust manifold just kept glowing on anything above tickover. Back on with the Weber and a trip up to Bogg...
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2418

Re: CRaP 2018

Windows down, steady seventy on the clock, car ran nice & cool, a 'classic cruise.' As usual, good to meet up with like-minded souls & always good to welcome newbies to CRaP. Peter sorted the organising, Dave Truck sorted the Barbie again, and thank the lord for big birch trees :P Major Tom ...
by nigecapri
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ball joint splitter
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Ball joint splitter

MachineMart is my favoured supplier for the scissors type splitter. They only had one size last time I bought one.

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht222-ball-joint-remover/



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by nigecapri
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2418

Re: CRaP 2018

Pull up to the wooden gate & if it's locked then nip in the pub for the lock code.
Pisserie is right-hand end of the pub as you go in.

Beware of the odd very sharp bend on the local road !
by nigecapri
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel gauge now working
Replies: 43
Views: 1668

Re: Fuel gauge not working

The gauge should move up to read FULL if the two wires at the sender are connected together. If they are corroded and need cutting back then a couple of bullet female connectors will do the job.