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by SmokeEm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What is the point?
Replies: 23
Views: 452

Re: What is the point?

The main culprits will be the Volvo engined Fords like the RS Focus. It's basically turbo chatter and bleed from the wastegate. It's made 10x worse if anti lag is fitted. Then you'll get 20ft flames on overrun too. Noisy kin things. :roll:
by SmokeEm
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Capri book is weeks away
Replies: 29
Views: 459

Re: New Capri book is weeks away

I look forward to reading it.
by SmokeEm
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wheeler Dealers - Datsun 510
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Wheeler Dealers - Datsun 510

Andrew 2.8i wrote:That looks stunning.
I can't watch the episode though. Only posh people can afford to get the Discovery channel...…... :)

Andrew.


I have to say, I've never been described as being 'Posh' before.... :lol:
by SmokeEm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Now I have heard it all....
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re: Now I have heard it all....

Aww how sweet. Just goes to show how emotional a car can make you and the connections they can make in our lives. My 1st trip in a Capri is a strong memory for me. It wass 1978 and our next door neighbour bought an ex Demo, yellow 2.0GL Mk2 Capri and was proudly wiping it down on the Sarurday he go...
by SmokeEm
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Millers Oil VSPe Batch Date or Expiry Date ?
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Millers Oil VSPe Batch Date or Expiry Date ?

Just saying... If you upgrade your cylinder head to a Vulcan Stage 3 head, you will no longer be required to use any additive, therefore saving money in the .... very long future :lol:
by SmokeEm
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Unregistered 280
Replies: 22
Views: 731

Re: Unregistered 280

It probably couldn't be registered now anyway - it would have to pass BIVA and it would probably fail badly due to not being built to todays standards of safety. Good point!! An expensive paper weight then..... :lol: There is a fantastic thread on Retro Rides by a guy that built a V8 Sit up n beg F...
by SmokeEm
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Unregistered 280
Replies: 22
Views: 731

Re: Unregistered 280

It probably couldn't be registered now anyway - it would have to pass BIVA and it would probably fail badly due to not being built to todays standards of safety.
by SmokeEm
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Unregistered 280
Replies: 22
Views: 731

Re: Unregistered 280

timfromull wrote:It must be like sleeping naked next to Sam Fox every night, and never having a fiddle ........ :whistle:


I hate to burst your bubble fella but I think you'll find she bats for the 'Other side'....
by SmokeEm
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Lowering pictures....
Replies: 31
Views: 982

Re: Lowering pictures....

Looks great Nick - 145lb are just right for fast road. 190's are a little too stiff for my liking on a road car.
by SmokeEm
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Classic Ford - Santa Pod 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Classic Ford - Santa Pod 2018

It's all good Nick - I'm having a self imposed sabatical. I can't decide whether I want an almost new RHD Mustang or an earlier Fox Body or SN95/Cobra in LHD flavour. I am so undecided I've given myself a good 1-2 years to make the decision whilst I finish the odds n sods off at SmokeEm Towers for ...
by SmokeEm
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Classic Ford - Santa Pod 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Classic Ford - Santa Pod 2018

I'm totally carless at the minute - not even a Merc in sight! Sorry to hear that Dave :( That P100 looked well 8-) It's all good Nick - I'm having a self imposed sabatical. I can't decide whether I want an almost new RHD Mustang or an earlier Fox Body or SN95/Cobra in LHD flavour. I am so undecided...
by SmokeEm
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Classic Ford - Santa Pod 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Classic Ford - Santa Pod 2018

P100 long gone Nick lol. I'm totally carless at the minute - not even a Merc in sight!
by SmokeEm
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Classic Ford - Santa Pod 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Classic Ford - Santa Pod 2018

Thanks for the pictures Nick - nice to see a few of my Friends cars pictured also. Makes me jealous of stuff I've had but sold on :oops:

Still, glad you had a great day. B112 looking great as always.
by SmokeEm
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: Brake shoes

Have you been sent 1.6 ones in error?
by SmokeEm
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: IS Pete TCK back??????????????
Replies: 0
Views: 826

IS Pete TCK back??????????????

Was on Retro Rides forum earlier and someone posted up a pic of his 2.8i Turbo @ a show oop North over the weekend.

Is it really you Pete?? Or has some scallwag talked you into selling C2.8JOB?? God I loved that car all those years ago! Still looks great today! 8-)
by SmokeEm
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cadiz seat material
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Cadiz seat material

PM Turbo Mike on here - he may be able to help
by SmokeEm
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Santa Pod Classic Ford
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Santa Pod Classic Ford

Enjoy the show Nick - shame I cannot be there this year but hey ho. Keep your eyes open for a BIG valve head in the auto jumble..... :lol:
by SmokeEm
Thu May 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wedding Day Pictures
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Wedding Day Pictures

Bearing in mind it was a good 3/4 years ago that I bought mine, it's possible that Burtons no longer do them but they were deffo DS2500 as just looked up. I fitted them with a new set of stock discs and bedded them in correctly and I couldn't believe how much better they felt. Nice strong bite with...
by SmokeEm
Thu May 17, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wedding Day Pictures
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Wedding Day Pictures

Bearing in mind it was a good 3/4 years ago that I bought mine, it's possible that Burtons no longer do them but they were deffo DS2500 as just looked up. I fitted them with a new set of stock discs and bedded them in correctly and I couldn't believe how much better they felt. Nice strong bite with ...
by SmokeEm
Thu May 17, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wedding Day Pictures
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Wedding Day Pictures

One small but great tip for those of you running a std laser on std brakes - Upgrade your Pads to Ferodo D2500 - Easily as good as a princess 4pot upgrade and a better pedal feel IMHO - all for £70odd - Available from Burtons. (Deffo better than EBC IMHO) Dave I might give these a go mate. Cant see...