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by -JC-
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Send in the Clowns
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Send in the Clowns

I will have to keep a eye out for this advert . My best friend who is no longer with us was a Audi fan we both bought our dream cars with in the same week as well . Here’s a picture back in the late 80s with my old Capri laser https://s6.postimg.cc/p4mvf25b5/BE0_D4_FED-_A656-427_E-9_A97-_E7_ED8_F20...
by -JC-
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Capri slipping out of gear??
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Automatic Capri slipping out of gear??

Mine used to this kinda thing occasionally - it was always due to low fluid levels. Have fun reading the level, and topping it up. Always used to burn my hand on the exhaust manifold, and spill fluid everywhere trying to get it in that stupid little dipstick hole. :swear:
by -JC-
Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Quick release steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Quick release steering wheel

it's a less solid fit - it wobbles a bit :( Just the characteristic you need in a steering wheel........ My view is, is it really worth the bother and expense to fit a quick release steering wheel? If it's for the peace of mind of extra security, in my opinion, there are better ways. Andrew. With s...
by -JC-
Fri May 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: wheels

Depends on tyre size, and offset. Do you want big diameter, or width? 17 is about the biggest diameter you can get without affecting the rolling radius too much (and therefore gearing/final drive + speedo). Width, 8" is ok at the front, you can get 10" under the rear with the right offset ...
by -JC-
Fri May 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Quick release steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Quick release steering wheel

The issue is getting 3 compatible things. You need a steering wheel boss that fits the capri spline, and then that has to have the same PCD as the steering wheel and the quick release thingy. I managed to get a new momo boss, and quick release thingy (crappy one though), and steering wheel with momo...
by -JC-
Fri May 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is better?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: what is better?

What's car like with that engine? Personally I'm same as Peter - nice to have some comforts.
by -JC-
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wheel fitment when slammed
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Wheel fitment when slammed

175/55/13 is a very small tyre size. I'd go with 205/60/13, they fit nicely on 7 or 8 inch wheels,unless you want the stretched look
by -JC-
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stolen!
Replies: 51
Views: 3299

Re: Stolen!

they won't be trawling the Tesco car park with equipment to steal a 1980s Ford! That's the one place I would never park it anyway. Any little dings it has now are from the 1990's and I don't wish to add anymore :) I always just park in the farthest corner from the doors. Most supermarket shoppers s...
by -JC-
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stolen!
Replies: 51
Views: 3299

Re: Stolen!

:agree: Buying time is the main thing.....But if they want it badly enough they will get it whatever you try to protect it. Don't forget though that they don't always want it that bad. Sometimes it's because it looks easy. Making it harder will still stop some potential thieves, so deterrents are s...
by -JC-
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What's this spade connector for?
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: What's this spade connector for?

Nvm, seems to be for intermittent wipe. Old model wiper stalk I guess
by -JC-
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What's this spade connector for?
Replies: 3
Views: 407

What's this spade connector for?

https://imgur.com/3e8LSJa
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It's one the wiper stalk, the second hand replacement one doesn't have it,but as far as I can tell, everything is working fine
by -JC-
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?
Replies: 80
Views: 3908

Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

Holeshot wrote:PS. Love the Alfa! :cool:


Me too, but being an Alfa, of course means that it's currently not working :crying:. Timing chain has slipped, so apparently an engine out job, and £2,500 :crying:. Capri is an easier fix so doing that first :D
by -JC-
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?
Replies: 80
Views: 3908

Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

FWIW, I used my capri as a daily driver for about 12 years. Was fine for me, but I don't have kids. I think it's plenty roomy enough really, although I think I'd want something with 4 doors if I was using the back seat a lot. I only started having problems with my capri when it stopped being in dail...
by -JC-
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wiper Stalks
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Wiper Stalks

Capri failed the MOT today, minor issues, one of which was wipers not working (didn't even think to check them!). The fuse is good so next I thought Id check the column stalk with a multimeter as I know they're prone to failure. It does indeed seem to be faulty, if my interpretation of the wiring di...
by -JC-
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Goblin Works Garage
Replies: 104
Views: 7257

Re: Goblin Works Garage

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:Id like to see thier garage get destroyed.


Because they made a car you don't like?
by -JC-
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Anyone know anything about HID's?
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: Anyone know anything about HID's?

Not_Anumber wrote:1. Each bulb would be running on half the voltage so would not be adequately bright (unless you used 6 volt bulbs)


....which is exactly what he's saying, on at least two sets of lamps and bulbs. Granted it *is* unlikely that that is what is happening here, but it's certainly not impossible.
by -JC-
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Anyone know anything about HID's?
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: Anyone know anything about HID's?

Maybe they're wired in series rather than parallel? Half power to each? I think that's probably unlikely, but you never know!! (I'm assuming parallel would be hoe they're wired from the factory?)
by -JC-
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 521
Views: 28473

Re: Who Remembers?

Pretty sure stuff was equally shit back then, you're all just looking through rose tinted specs. There was still crime, poverty etc. People have always been people, so there were just as many selfish/sadistic/stupid people back then as there were today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosy_retrospection
by -JC-
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How many can you get?
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: How many can you get?

46! Got caught out by some of the huge barges and late 70s junk.
by -JC-
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tyre Pressure Check
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: Tyre Pressure Check

Might be an obvious thing to point out, but pressures will read differently at different temperatures iirc

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