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by mjcapri
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Series/Box Sets Worth Watching
Replies: 27
Views: 3346

Series/Box Sets Worth Watching

Firstly, I’m not suggesting anybody should stockpile DVD’s.... :lol: However, as some of us may end up spending more time indoors than we’d like I thought it would be interesting to discuss our favourite TV programmes. There are a couple of series I’ve never watched but keep meaning to download as t...
by mjcapri
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Rear Arch Clean Up
Replies: 13
Views: 3309

Re: Rear Arch Clean Up

I had actually spotted the ding in the bumper but didn’t want to mention it! :whistle:

The car looks great Nick, as always! 8-)
by mjcapri
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Chinese coronavirus
Replies: 146
Views: 19793

Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Chap from our office went to Italy last Sunday as it was already booked and paid for. He's spent most of his time there making arrangements to get back and will then have to shut himself away on his own for two weeks :banghead: Our friends have just got back, they had to get the train (well several...
by mjcapri
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If your work seems like a graft..
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: If your work seems like a graft..

I used to do tyre duty on a Saturday morning occasionally, it was ok actually as it didn’t require too much thinking and was a good way to sweat out the alcohol! A couple of years ago my mate found some old split rims in a field which were the correct pattern for a vintage bus he was restoring, the ...
by mjcapri
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Chinese coronavirus
Replies: 146
Views: 19793

Re: The Chinese coronavirus

I thought Corona was Mexican?

Either way I’ve drank so much of it over the years I’m probably immune!
by mjcapri
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Grief over climate change
Replies: 15
Views: 3025

Re: Grief over climate change

do any of you guy's get this type.. Yeah but its not your car... its not your clothes, its not your choices, hair / wit/ brain / colour choice or favourite band that drives them potty.... its just that they are mental. Theyre not bad, theyre just totally mental and desperate for some answer. And th...
by mjcapri
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: John hills son selling cars
Replies: 24
Views: 7258

Re: John hills son selling cars

The 24v Granada looks in better condition than mine! :lol: The RS1600 will go for crazy money, as will the RS1800. There are some rare cars there, and not just the exotic stuff. Ambassadors, Princesses and Marinas are all thin on the ground. Its a good thing he decided to sell before a lot of them b...
by mjcapri
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Daily!
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: New Daily!

Gotta say Im intrigued by a 1500cc 3 banger with 200 odd ned......thats got to be fun . I have always likes triples , do you know is it a 120 or 180 deg crank ?. My brother just bought a limited MX5 that looks to be about the same colour. Could be worse , one of Di's friends has a Barbi doll pink R...
by mjcapri
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Daily!
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: New Daily!

Cheers @pbar, lift off oversteer is good fun! It takes some getting used to as it works the opposite to RWD i.e. lift off to bring the back end around, get on the power to straighten up. It does it quite readily especially in the current cold damp conditions.... The RS is staying Danny don’t worry :...
by mjcapri
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Daily!
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

New Daily!

I actually picked this up on New year's Eve but I haven't had chance to post any photos until now. It's a Fiesta ST Performance Edition, 1 of 600 for the UK only. It's basically a fully specced ST3 (minus panoramic roof) in a not very subtle shade of orange, complete with LSD, ligtweight wheels and ...
by mjcapri
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WD-40
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Re: WD-40

I won’t go on a WD-40 rant :whistle: but what does does everybody use the stuff for? It’s ok for displacing moisture but not much else.... For a quick spray on corrosion protector ACF-50 is good stuff: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ACF-50-Motorcycle-Automotive-Metal-Anti-Corrosion/dp/B0761TV16Y/ref=mp_s_...
by mjcapri
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Will they notice!
Replies: 39
Views: 4072

Re: Will they notice!

Could you not have welded it from above Peter? Welding upside down isn’t fun at the best of times (I have the scars to prove it!) but especially not if you’re new to it. It’s not a gasless mig is it?
by mjcapri
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How do we make an all electric capri
Replies: 82
Views: 13044

Re: How do we make an all electric capri

The whole thing is so ill-thought-out.... As it stands electric cars are an only really an option for people who make short commutes (unless you are willing to pay serious ££££). Even then, imagine if you worked at say a call centre with 500 other people half of whom decided to buy an electric car i...
by mjcapri
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: CRaP 2020 July 3/4/5 - postponed
Replies: 24
Views: 2464

Re: CRaP 2020 July 3/4/5

Well done getting booked up again Peter, a great weekend away as you say! :beer:
by mjcapri
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas guys and all the best.
by mjcapri
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Progress

An interesting matchup (forgive my American!): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=djaDAAP_Hac There are two ways of looking at this and it probably depends on what you expect to happen. 1. The 25 year old Cosworth does well to nearly keep up with a brand new hot hatch. 2. The ST does well to outrun a hom...
by mjcapri
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: My New Daily
Replies: 19
Views: 1268

Re: My New Daily

I’ve always thought these are interesting cars, never owned one myself but I know a couple of people who have. As already suggested, change the oil (very) regularly, dirty oil really does kill them. I believe they benefit from a bit of enthusiastic driving every so often as well which is good. One o...
by mjcapri
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Any thoughts on the new Ford Capri idea
Replies: 41
Views: 2463

Re: Any thoughts on the new Ford Capri idea

I do wonder if the SUV trend will last, the school-run-mum image isn’t for everyone and may become a bit naff over time (with any luck!).... I keep waiting for the fashion to end too, like people carriers did, remember them?! Vaguely, I think Ford made one called the Galaxy or something.... :lol: I...
by mjcapri
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Any thoughts on the new Ford Capri idea
Replies: 41
Views: 2463

Re: Any thoughts on the new Ford Capri idea

I thought this was going to be called ‘Model-E’ following a legal battle between Ford and Tesla over the use of that name which Ford won. Unless that’s something else they have in the pipeline. I really don’t get the SUV trend, I occasionally get an X1 or a Q3 as a courtesy car and I find them awful...
by mjcapri
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Nissan Qashqai v Lamp Post
Replies: 19
Views: 1321

Re: Nissan Qashqai v Lamp Post

I saw an X3 with the front end destroyed and a front strut ripped out this morning.... In a 20 zone.... It had hit a steel railing separating the road and pavement, if that hadn’t been there it would have be parked in Costa Coffee! I just looked at it and thought ‘how’?!?!