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by aikmanmosquito
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: speed limiters
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: speed limiters

This is the worst idea possible! Yes there are those shouting about saving lives, but limiting cars to set speed limits isn't the answer! banning bad drivers from the roads is!! People think driving is a God given right, but it isn't! SO many people don't deserve to be on the road!! This is step one...
by aikmanmosquito
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Carb overhaul

Ok many thanks
by aikmanmosquito
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Carb overhaul

And this is a bog standard system similar to what would have been originally fitted?
Cheers
by aikmanmosquito
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Carb overhaul

Forgot to add, anyone still doing totally standard 2.0 exhaust systems?
by aikmanmosquito
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Carb overhaul

I'm slowly restoring my 2.0 Laser, is there anyone out there who would fully restore my weber carb? I just want to give it to someone and get it back as good as new and bolt back onto the car.
by aikmanmosquito
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Just arrived- Breaking 1985 2.0 Laser
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Just arrived- Breaking 1985 2.0 Laser

Martin, think ive sent a pm to you, if not let me know and i'll try again
by aikmanmosquito
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: canvas garage
Replies: 8
Views: 441

canvas garage

Any Capri owners out there use one of these temporary canvas garages? looking to buy one to store my Capri in while my other project is moved into the garage to be restored. Are they any good, do they keep moisture etc off the car, and more importantly what are the rules etc for having one, do they ...
by aikmanmosquito
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wiring loom
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Wiring loom

Has anyone a tip for cleaning paint overspray and residue off my wiring loom? some of it's quite heavy
by aikmanmosquito
Mon May 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How Much!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1522

Re: How Much!!

This 'stupid' pricing is down to the people who used to collect expensive watches etc now turning to classic cars. The bubble will burst, It did in the late eighties, and it will again. We the true classic car enthusiasts just have to ride it out. I watch ebay and all the classic car magazines and t...
by aikmanmosquito
Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk3 remote mirrors
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Mk3 remote mirrors

Just a quick question. My drivers remote mirror on my Laser has snapped one of the cables! now more that anything because I've owned this car so long and know that nearly everything on it is original I'd like to know if these mirrors are repairable?
by aikmanmosquito
Thu May 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Sometimes cheap tyres can cause excessive road noise, and this can appear as a drone. Had this experience recently with a customers Mondeo
by aikmanmosquito
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Another colour question
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Another colour question

Here's another thought for today for those Concours aficionado's like me. Mk3 rear anti roll bars, the eyelets where the main bush sits, that then attach to the chassis. Were these originally black in colour, or cadmium plated? cannot remember for the life of me what they were new. Sorry for all the...
by aikmanmosquito
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3815

Re: Car feels weird lol

There's always a know it all who knows someone who worked on the Capris at NASA etc, etc, yawn yawn. Cars could have been requested from new to have had a special Suspension set up, But trust me, they weren't thrown together! Near the end of the run cars were built to order, any shells that didn't h...
by aikmanmosquito
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3815

Re: Car feels weird lol

Having owned my 2.0 laser for 26 years, I have to say that the only thing I've never liked about it was the interior, Ford could have come up with a better design than that. I think that is the only part of the car they'd fallen short on effort as it was coming close to the end of the Capris product...
by aikmanmosquito
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sad geek needing answer to daft question
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Sad geek needing answer to daft question

No that helps, thanks, just need to find someone local who does paint matching
by aikmanmosquito
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3815

Re: Car feels weird lol

Sorry that was laser, not Capris, I've never come across a laser with single leafs fitted from new. Take from me having a relative working at Ford, cars were not thrown together with whatever was left near the end of their production run, that is well and truly a myth.
by aikmanmosquito
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3815

Re: Car feels weird lol

In all my years of working on Capris I've never come across one that was fitted from new with single leafs!!! This story of cars being the last on the production line getting all sorts of crap fitted to them is a myth!
by aikmanmosquito
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sad geek needing answer to daft question
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Sad geek needing answer to daft question

Can anyone give me a clue as to what colour the original brake pipes are in the engine bay? trying to find it to tidy them up and return engine bay to standard, I know they're green, but what is the closest match, and where can I buy the paint. My local Halfords no longer do paint matching!! Also en...
by aikmanmosquito
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3815

Re: Car feels weird lol

As would excessively worn rear anti roll bar bushes! Due to stresses on the 'old fashioned' rear suspension set up of a Capri, everything has to be spot on to give the car a secure feeling on the road, ha! so to experience a wandered feeling from the rear, I'd be checking every bush from springs, to...
by aikmanmosquito
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3815

Re: Car feels weird lol

All lasers have multi leafs on the rears, 2.0s should have a single leaf fitted, they were from new! The single leafs rarely snap, however one or possibly more of the smaller leafs can go on the multi leafs. Wouldn't give the feeling you've experienced, only give away to broken leafs would be car si...