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by nigecapri
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RIP Harry Calton
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: RIP Harry Calton

by nigecapri
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just saw...
Replies: 8
Views: 214

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: 619

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: 619

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: 577

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: 619

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: 178

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: 254

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: 577

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: 433

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: 577

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: 217

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: 194

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: 588

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: 245

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: 245

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: 1275

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: 588

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: 378

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: 114

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.