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by Mr B
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Instrument illumination
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Instrument illumination

Good evening all,

Quick question, I've just purchased green LED lights for my instrument cluster, do I need to remove those blue coloured plastic things that convert the normal white light to the green light in a standard dash or can I leave them in place?

Thanks for any advice given

Mr B
by Mr B
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff Oil change
Replies: 18
Views: 593

Re: Diff Oil change

Use some epoxy resin - as a temporary solution it works perfectly

Wayne
by Mr B
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: Water in footwell

Hi guy's, Not exactly sure how to describe this but here goes, the grill in the scuttle panel is where the heater draws in the fresh air, at the bottom of the compartment is a drain off for water that goes down the grill when it rains, if this drain off becomes blocked with debris like leafs etc. it...
by Mr B
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electronic ignition - Ballast resistor
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Electronic ignition - Ballast resistor

Hello Bug You infer that it's best, "... to give real world advice based on personal experience." Absolutely spot on. Couldn't agree more. And, of course, that's why forums such as this one are good to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences in order to prevent costly mistakes or spending unneces...
by Mr B
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Adjustable Car Ramps
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Adjustable Car Ramps

Bug wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:23 pm
Its good that they dont ramp up the price too much.

Tell you what Tom, stay there, I'll fetch your coat for you! :doh:
Tom doesn't have a coat he only has a Jack-et
by Mr B
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: RARE Capri Laser!
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: RARE Capri Laser!

Obviously Henry JNR has been misquoted as we all know the Pinto engine couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding and that's even with a cam that ain't rattling like a bag of bolts in a cement mixer! :whistle: Burton: "A great engine with loads of potential" ;) Well as they are a business and sell t...
by Mr B
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: RARE Capri Laser!
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: RARE Capri Laser!

It’s got a pinto :ford: Pinto!! what a horrid engine! Gimme a 3 Litre Essex any day!! ;) Mr B No in that new book that come out this year it says Henry Ford JNR quoted “ The Pinto is and always will be the best engine in the world “ :lol: Obviously Henry JNR has been misquoted as we all know the Pi...
by Mr B
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: RARE Capri Laser!
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: RARE Capri Laser!

Jasonmarie wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:25 pm
It’s got a pinto :ford:
Pinto!! what a horrid engine! Gimme a 3 Litre Essex any day!! ;)

Mr B
by Mr B
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Late starting heater
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Late starting heater

I've never known a heater motor to be stuck on, I tend to agree with the previous reply.Whenever I build a car now I always strip out the heater box and fit new matrix, resistor and motor. I have the parts in stock, if you don't fancy tackling the stripdown and replacing the parts just send me your...
by Mr B
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Hi all,

On my Mk 1's (facelift) the flasher unit is 2 pin and cylindrical in shape, it's located between the ash tray and the steering column

Hope this helps

Wayne
by Mr B
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter
Replies: 37
Views: 995

Re: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter

The Tickover boy's are 2 of the nicest guy's I've met in Capri circle's, always friendly and willing to offer advice, most importantly always honest, I've been dealing with them for over 28 year's and I can honestly say they have never done a bad piece of work on my car's, in fact they recently conv...
by Mr B
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Who feels like solving a mystery?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Who feels like solving a mystery?

Hi guy's,

The log book states she was registered on the 15/11/1972, which does match her chassis number, the thing is though how is it possible that the DVLA haven't noticed a discrepancy like this after all both websites are official DVLA website's!

Wayne
by Mr B
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Who feels like solving a mystery?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Who feels like solving a mystery?

That's absolutely true and it's fine as she is MOT exempt, however there is something else that's very wrong when comparing the 2 different DVLA websites.... Date of registration is different. One says July 1971 and other is November 1972!!! And both DVLA websites :shock: Spot on mate, how can that...
by Mr B
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Who feels like solving a mystery?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Who feels like solving a mystery?

That's absolutely true and it's fine as she is MOT exempt, however there is something else that's very wrong when comparing the 2 different DVLA websites....
by Mr B
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Who feels like solving a mystery?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Who feels like solving a mystery?

Morning all, Recently had some issues with MOT exemption for my car, this is now solved but a mystery has come out of all the research. Please feel free to check the MOT status of my car on the DVLA website then have a look at the the Tax status of my car again on the DVLA website, does anyone notic...
by Mr B
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stolen!
Replies: 107
Views: 9305

Re: Stolen!

Jesus this is literally 15 min's from where I live, time to tighten up on the security I think.

Sadly this recent theft also proves that it's not just 3 litres and 2.8s/Brookies their after.. the smaller engine Capri's also now seem to be on the menu.

Hope the lady gets her car back 🙏

Wayne
by Mr B
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MOT Exemption
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: MOT Exemption

Hi all, Thanks for all your replies, as it turned out when I went online to tax both car's this week there is a question in the form that asks if the car has been substantially modified in the last 30 year's, once I ticked the box to declare they hadn't the process could not have been more simpler, ...
by Mr B
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MOT Exemption
Replies: 8
Views: 442

MOT Exemption

Hi guys, Can someone please enlighten me on this MOT exemption rule, I have a couple of Mark 1 GXL's from 1972, both of the car's are already tax exempt but do I actually need to apply for MOT exemption or does DVLA automatically exempt the car's on their database, only asking as to be honest I can'...
by Mr B
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Erratic idle... Have you thought of this?
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Erratic idle... Have you thought of this?

Hi all, It is a fantastic feeling to cure a long term problem but one other thing I learnt from this is to take what you read across the internet with a pinch of salt, the carburetor on my car is a 390 Holley and I read so many stories about this particular carburetor being all wrong for the Essex e...
by Mr B
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Erratic idle... Have you thought of this?
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Erratic idle... Have you thought of this?

Evening all, Just thought I would share a recent experience I had with the idling speed on my Capri, the engine is a nicely jazzed up Essex V6 but for months now I haven't been able to get the idle speed right, sometimes it would idle at 950 then 1100 then 1300 then back to 850 and so on.... I messe...