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by Major_Tom
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Shortest fishin trip ever
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Shortest fishin trip ever

Got the boat out of the shed after winter and did the whole prep thing , changed all oils ( two motors ) greased prop shafts , the whole 9 yards .Took me most of a day. Backed boat off trailer at the ramp at Riverton estuary ( bit of sideways current ) and found that the steering was seized solid.....
by Major_Tom
Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Whining sort of noise....?
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: Whining sort of noise....?

I have also fitted bearings at home substituting a big hammer and length of scaffold pole for a press but a press is probably best practice! Like Peter, I've also changed a bearing myself. Just be careful when removing the old bearing not to grind a groove in the half shaft with the angle grinder. ...
by Major_Tom
Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Whining sort of noise....?
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: Whining sort of noise....?

I think it was Haydn_gnarlerboy on here that used some method of jacking to get the half shaft out. He said something about running for cover when it finally came flying out directly upwards.
by Major_Tom
Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I put fizzy mineral water in my washer bottle.
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: I put fizzy mineral water in my washer bottle.

It must have been done, but for a filthy prank, someone must have pissed in a washer bottle :lol: you would have to ensure their windscreen was nice and clean first so their journey was well underway before it was discovered.
by Major_Tom
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I put fizzy mineral water in my washer bottle.
Replies: 3
Views: 46

I put fizzy mineral water in my washer bottle.

..because it was all I had in the car. I was hoping for a supreme, bubble assisted clean, a double sparkling crystal clear windscreen wash of unparalleled clarity, like the grime would be lifted from the glass, providing an azure transparency never before experienced. But the pump just cavitated :lo...
by Major_Tom
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Whining sort of noise....?
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: Whining sort of noise....?

Reason I ask is that mine made a droning noise for ages, I assumed it was the diff, then oil leaked from the half shafts so I swapped the whole axle with a spare. Still did it :lol: Centre bearing going to be changed next. Did sound more like it was coming more from the passenger side and more from ...
by Major_Tom
Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Whining sort of noise....?
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: Whining sort of noise....?

Is it totally constant, like an "auwwww" or is it more resonating, like a rhythmical, even gentle "awww..wwawww..wwawww"? Or does it sort of do both at different road speeds?

What road speed does it appear at? Does it get louder or disappear as you go faster or slower?
by Major_Tom
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 38
Views: 485

Re: Electric fuel pump

Mr B wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:01 pm and the fuel pump is easy to change on an Essex engine (famous last words!)
The cursed phrase!!!
by Major_Tom
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: CB Radios in your Capri? (2022)
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: CB Radios in your Capri? (2022)

I too fancy the idea of a CB radio in my car and often check :ebay:
by Major_Tom
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)

Yeah great to see you all, forgot to mention that :lol:

Well up for a meet further north too, there is a great camp site in Appletreewick and two great pubs just up the road :beer:
by Major_Tom
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 38
Views: 485

Re: Electric fuel pump

I'm with pbar on this. I started mine for the first time in 2 - 3 weeks, no chokes, quite a bit of cranking, like 10 sec, before the first little sips got into the cylinders, then another 10seconds of firing and dying, then it ran with a little misfire, cured itself and was fine. I think it's always...
by Major_Tom
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)

Thanks Tom, that was a real BUMMER 😄 Fab weekend, great to catch up with the gang again. Good run home and it was nice to see Tom in my mirrors for the first 20 minutes. Must have been an interesting contrast in Capris for the people we passed 🙂 Yes I thought that, a minter and a rat, something for...
by Major_Tom
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)

Hi everyone, I'm reallly :sorry: but i cant make it, ive got a stinking cold and flu! Least its not covid :roll: I was supposed to be painting the capri during this week but the illness has set me back days. I cant believe this has happened i was really looking forward to seeing you all again :cry:...
by Major_Tom
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Belated Unseasonal Motor Meet (Eastern Region)

On the way, see you all soon!
by Major_Tom
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 38
Views: 485

Re: Electric fuel pump

Would fitting a non-return valve in the fuel line be an easier and cheaper option? Tried one but it’s not very satisfactory, there’s still some drain back after a couple of weeks, it’s a random aluminium unit that looks a bit naff and just leaves another join in the fuel pipe (which I’ve just repla...
by Major_Tom
Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Not a Capri but very cool....
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: Not a Capri but very cool....

Rats don't get made.. they just happen.
by Major_Tom
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Queen RIP
Replies: 43
Views: 796

Re: The Queen RIP

Apparently she did a really funny impression of Concorde coming in to land :lol:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/11083 ... -concorde/
by Major_Tom
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Queen RIP
Replies: 43
Views: 796

Re: The Queen RIP

Fordoholic Nick wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:21 pm
https://youtu.be/8hzQsvxtLTM
:lol: :lol: :lol: 👍
by Major_Tom
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ultra rare models
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Ultra rare models

Andrew 2.8i wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:28 am
Jasonmarie wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:55 am Is it the 3 sheep on the hill in the back are all named after ford cars ?
I thought Dolly was named after a Triumph? :lol:

Andrew.
Yes, a triumph of cloning technology.