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by Andrew 2.8i
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: the charity shop i work in got broken into
Replies: 16
Views: 1105

Re: the charity shop i work in got broken into

Hi, TBH, nowadays nothing surprises me, there is no level below which the scum won`t sink. What is the world coming to? Needless to say these are despicable acts and are not made through desperation, only pure greed. It's bad enough when you hear of thefts of charity collecting tins from shops, but ...
by Andrew 2.8i
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: *STOLEN* White Mk3 Capri B562CTW Oldbury, Midlands c31/07/14
Replies: 55
Views: 3827

Re: *STOLEN* White Mk3 Capri B562CTW Oldbury, Midlands c31/0

If it`s parked outside your house the first thing I`d get would be a decent alarm. The gearlever locks are only as strong as the gear knob, or the collar you fit, so not THAT great. Much better is a `Disklok`, expensive but Thatcham approved to withstand attack with hand tools for n minutes (can`t ...
by Andrew 2.8i
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Restoration photos, what value is the car worth do u think?
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Restoration photos, what value is the car worth do u thi

Caprigear wrote:as far as I know, the only person that seems to work for free is Ed China, if you tally up the spendings on the Wheeler Dealer cars.

Hi,
Even working for nothing they still didn't make a profit on the Capri.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what can i use to freshen up the underneath of my car
Replies: 21
Views: 2244

Re: what can i use to freshen up the underneath of my car

I've never heard of anyone painting leaf springs with underseal before!

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: jet car at santa pod 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: jet car at santa pod 2014

Terra-Kotta wrote:It's a party piece but not for me.

Yes, but what a party trick! I bet most spectators enjoy seeing the car run.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 2978

Re: What is this?

Mike,
Thanks for posting that info. That's nowhere near as many cars as I would have thought. It's a shame we can't find out how many survive.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Ace Capri Day 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2750

Re: Ace Capri Day 2014

Taff40ish wrote: Hope this clears my :doh: up???.

John,
My fault, I got confused and thought that cherry blossom was the colour!
Whatever colour it is, it does a good job.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Ace Capri Day 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2750

Re: Ace Capri Day 2014

And good old Boot Polish, Cheery Blossom for the Tyres and Trim, just as good now as its ever been and more natural looking than tyre paints..... Hi John, Good tip, thanks. I would have thought black would be the best colour to use, but the cherry blossom seems to do an excellent job judging by the...
by Andrew 2.8i
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: jet car at santa pod 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: jet car at santa pod 2014

Nick,
I haven't seen that car before, so thanks for posting the video.
That car is amazingly fast. Blink and you'd miss it! It would give the old 2.8 a run for it's money, that's for sure!

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED: mk3 bonnet lid lip
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: WANTED: mk3 bonnet lid lip

Hi Sam,
If you want a new one and don't mind a repro item, CCI sell reproductions now.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ipswich Capri owners can you help?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Ipswich Capri owners can you help?

Hi, The closest Capri club to you is in Kings Lynn. If you get no response on here, it might be worth contacting them to see if they have any owners anywhere near you. Failing that, there's a place in Chelmsford where you can hire one for £210 a day. http://www.classiccarstohire.com/classic-car-dire...
by Andrew 2.8i
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Ace Capri Day 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2750

Re: Ace Capri Day 2014

John, Great pics, thanks for sharing. I bet you had a fantastic time at this one, so many great Capris there. I love that black 'madness' car, but it looks like it might attract a bit of attention if the owner nips down to Tesco in it.......great car! Is that a Perana I spot in the line of Capris as...
by Andrew 2.8i
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The old Sorn issue again
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: The old Sorn issue again

I could tax it but I would have to wait till the end of the month as the date on the MOT certificate has to be valid on August 1st which is the start date of the tax disc. Hi, I've never heard of that before. I thought the standard procedure was that the MOT has to be valid on the day you buy the t...
by Andrew 2.8i
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: help with photobucket please
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: help with photobucket please

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Aint these computers great....i usually only surf and ebay on mine


Nick,
Be careful with surfing on the computer, you'll get water in the electrics! ;)

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Worth investing in a car cover?
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: Worth investing in a car cover?

Hi,
Love that Carcoon! A bit pricey for me though.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: VIN Plates
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: VIN Plates

Hi, Perhaps the guy selling these at Ford Fair is the same guy who sells them on Ebay. I know that Fordoholic Nick recently bought one direct from that seller. I'm pretty sure that he didn't pay silly money for it. Have a read of this thread: http://www.fordcapriforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&am...
by Andrew 2.8i
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Non PC shows they can't show today cuz people can't laugh?
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: Non PC shows they can't show today cuz people can't laug

They`re just not being made anymore. No they're not, as it's all panel shows these days. Some are extremely funny (QI, HIGNFW), some get a bit tedious after extended viewing (8 Out Of 10 Cats). In terms of modern comedy, there isn't much we'll look back on favourably, or even remember, in a few yea...
by Andrew 2.8i
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A little more Ford Fair. NOT as good as Fordaholic Nick's...
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: A little more Ford Fair. NOT as good as Fordaholic Nick'

John,
Great photos as always, thanks for posting them for us all to see. That orange Focus looks as though he's understeering off into the scenery. Good on the Capri driver!

Glad you had a good day out, wish I'd went now!

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: *STOLEN* White Mk3 Capri B562CTW Oldbury, Midlands c31/07/14
Replies: 55
Views: 3827

Re: *STOLEN* White Mk3 Capri B562CTW Oldbury, Midlands c31/0

Hi,
Hope someone comes forward with some information so the owner and car can be reunited.
Needless to say, I'll keep my eyes open on my travels.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New gear gators up for grabs
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: New gear gators up for grabs

Hi,
Credit to you, VP, that actually looks rather excellent.

Andrew.