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by Peter-S
Wed May 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: As you were!
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: As you were!

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Weather looking good for Deal on Sat Peter :)



Fingers crossed!

Do they let in cars that haven't pre-booked do you know?
by Peter-S
Mon May 21, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Alternative therapy
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Alternative therapy

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Judging by the red axle cover, I'm guessing that this is off the 2.8?

Andrew.


No fooling you Andrew!
It's been whining so I've done a swap and fitted these at the same time

ImageShocker by Peter Smith, on Flickr
by Peter-S
Mon May 21, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: As you were!
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: As you were!

Is this your way of saying you exceeded 60mph mate ? :shock: :wave: :lol: Thought I'd overdone it. Started the car this morning to a horrible metallic screeching noise. Should have listened to Nick I thought. ;) However I soon traced the noise to the alternator and found that the nut on the end of ...
by Peter-S
Mon May 21, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How Much!!
Replies: 22
Views: 221

Re: How Much!!

by Peter-S
Mon May 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...

The easiest brake upgrade for 4 cylinder Capris is to go to the vented front discs and calipers from the 2.8i. A heads up if you decide to do this route, I dropped down 2.8 front discs to my local garage a while back while they were adding my carbs on and they told me you would need 2.8 front legs ...
by Peter-S
Sat May 19, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Alternative therapy
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Alternative therapy

The wife was watching a wedding or something on the tele today but the sun was out and this seemed more interesting :)

Imageaxle by Peter Smith, on Flickr
by Peter-S
Sat May 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1026

Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Dave1968 wrote:
Peter-S wrote:
Dave1968 wrote:Hi Peter
No, we’ve not spun the wheel without the brake pads. I may try that next time. Thanks. What were you expecting if so?



Just thinking if it spins up more without the pads and the droan is still there then it not the brakes causing the problem
by Peter-S
Fri May 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1026

Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Dave1968 wrote:On the ramp the fronts can’t be spun to locate the issue as they free wheel too slow.


Have you tried spinning the wheel with the brake pads removed?
by Peter-S
Wed May 16, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: As you were!
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: As you were!

I had to use the 2.0 Capri as a second car for the day and did around 100 mainly motorway miles Bleedin Hell Peter....that's 10% of my annual mileage there fella. Where the dickens are you going 100 miles ? The Deal show weekend after next will be a monster round trip for me...might have to stop of...
by Peter-S
Wed May 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wedding Day Pictures
Replies: 24
Views: 209

Re: Wedding Day Pictures

Good stuff Nick. Through a foggy haze I can remember taking Mrs S to our wedding in a white MKII. Doubt she thought there would still be Capris parked on the drive more than 30years on - probably I didn't either if I'm honest!
by Peter-S
Wed May 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Gold ‘84 2.0S running gear swap...

Only thing I’m not 100% on is that I’d like to convert the rear brakes to discs - it seems like a 2.8 or 3.0 rear axle is a popular choice to facilitate that. Is it as simple as a straight swap? Grateful for any insight anyone is kind enough to offer :) Cheers, Rich Hi Rich, :welcome: On the axle f...
by Peter-S
Tue May 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is better?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: what is better?

Depends on what you want to get from driving it I guess. Personally I like one or two home comforts in a car so I would be looking at getting an interior but I might just be getting old and soft :lol:
by Peter-S
Tue May 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1026

Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Just to eliminate the possibility - it's not a rubbing mud flap is it?
by Peter-S
Tue May 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: As you were!
Replies: 8
Views: 282

As you were!

We picked up a new car at the weekend to replace the daily Toyota we've had for the last five years. Better spec, more gadgets and gizmos, a bit quicker, a bit more comfortable, really quiet etc etc. Drove it home a couple of hours and it seemed quite refined. I was a bit worried as yesterday I had ...
by Peter-S
Mon May 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Cheap 2.8.......
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Cheap 2.8.......

Looks reasonably genuine. Front valence is bent and its had a blow over under the bonnet. Offside under the headlight looks like something has been painted over so probably needs a good check for hidden filler.
by Peter-S
Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: My Long Term 2.8i Restoration Pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 2848

Re: My Long Term 2.8i Restoration Pictures

About time I update this. The car is now running as of today on bob. and photo fuck it has stopped working so no pics for now. I will have to redo the links if I've still got access to the pictures and add the bit's that haven't been shown. Matty Been a long time Matt, glad you've got somewhere at ...
by Peter-S
Fri May 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Humming noise (REAR)
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Humming noise (REAR)

The fuel pump is not entirely silent but presumably this is a noise that wasn't previously there. Check that the insulation around the pump hasn't perished and perhaps the pump touches the bracket some of the time as this is likely to amplify the sound it makes. Rear bearing is possible as well but ...
by Peter-S
Fri May 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Old smokey
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Old smokey

Fordoholic Nick wrote:You could have checked what way the wind was blowing mate !! :wave: :lol:


I did Nick, it was blowing away from me :D

So the wife smells of smoked haddock now then, c'est la vie :xd:
by Peter-S
Thu May 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: CRaP 2018

Major_Tom wrote:
mjcapri wrote:I was going to PM you about this as I hadn’t seen anything posted, then saw that we have dedicated events forum.... :doh:

See you there!


Me too exactly the same sequence of thoughts and actions.

See you there!


Good stuff, always a weekend to look forward to :D
by Peter-S
Thu May 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Old smokey
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Old smokey

The bench in my shed was a length of spare kitchen worktop but its sagged over the years so its had to go. Tonight as I was burning some garden rubbish I chucked it on a bonfire. Possibly it would have smoked less if it wasn't impregnated with spilt brake fluid :whistle: https://farm1.staticflickr.c...

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