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by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Brooklands 45th
Replies: 56
Views: 5599

Re: Brooklands 45th

Hi, Great pics, JC, thanks for posting. I missed the photo session on the banking, and wasn't sure if it had taken place. Your photos prove that it did happen after all! I didn't see your car parked up. Judging by your photo it looks like you were parked up around the back on the grass opposite the ...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: CAPRIS Bristol/Devon/Surrounding areas
Replies: 8
Views: 1395

Re: CAPRIS Bristol/Devon/Surrounding areas

Hi Toby,

It's a shame that the original meet didn't materialise.
I could be up for next Sunday, weather permitting. I'd have to double check for any prior arrangements.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: First Capri - Done (A Bit More)
Replies: 83
Views: 11764

Re: First Capri - Updated. End is nigh

Mike, I've enjoyed reading this thread, thanks for posting all the photos and details. The fitment of the wings is a work of art. They look fantastic, and just goes to prove that in skilled hands pattern wings can be made to fit as well as originals. However, you've inadvertently caused me to choke ...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rebuild or recon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1512

Re: Rebuild or recon?

MS Injection wrote:I'd check the rocker covers area. Gasket(s) might be gone.
That was my first thought, but Tickover would have replaced the gaskets when they adjusted the tappets. Best check that out and take it back if there is a problem.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rebuild or recon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1512

Re: Rebuild or recon?

Hi Neil, Nice meeting you today and loved your car. Simply beautiful. There's a lot to be said for leaving the engine well alone and just repairing faults, like the oil leak, as they occur. A rebuilt engine with unleaded conversion from Tickover is £1650 + VAT (exchange). That's the thick end of £2K...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oil leak from rear axle
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Oil leak from rear axle

Hi Glenn, Diff oil stinks, so you should be able to identify it quite easily. Top tip here. If you do replace the rear wheel bearing make sure you buy replacements that have a proper oil seal on them. I know from experience that there are plenty of Ebay sellers selling bearings that aren't suitable....
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: passenger modified electric mirror installed (with video)
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: passenger modified electric mirror installed (with video

Hi, Interesting modification, and informative instructional video. Thanks for posting. One question, is the electric mirror the London taxi one? Also, (yes, I know it's a second question) is there enough adjustment in the passenger electric mirror to be able to see out of it from the drivers seat? I...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Brooklands 45th
Replies: 56
Views: 5599

Re: Brooklands 45th

Hi, Peter, it was nice meeting you (briefly) and loved all the great work that you've done on the car. A real credit to you. What a fantastic day! It was a pleasure to meet all the people from the forum and see all their fabulous cars. I arrived feeling elated, probably just soaking up the wonderful...
by Andrew 2.8i
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: 2.8i Special Project Painted
Replies: 117
Views: 17541

Re: 2.8i Special seat refurb

Rob,
Fantastic, the seats look like new. You definitely owe your friend a drink!
As Mike says, it's satisfying seeing the end result of a job well done, isn't it? Keep up the good work.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I HAVE HAD IT WITH WOMEN DRIVERS!
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

Re: I HAVE HAD IT WITH WOMEN DRIVERS!

blitzy wrote:Well i have officially now put money where my mouth is and ordered a dash camera.
Hi,
I agree with Steve's comments. I've had one for a few months now, and it's reassuring to have that safety net there just in case.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update
Replies: 95
Views: 9895

Re: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update

Hi,

I think that anyone on this forum who is planning on going to Brooklands would have read this thread anyway. Therefore, anyone who is intending to join the convoy would have said something by now. Three Capris driving together will be a spectacular sight.

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri apparently to be given away for free?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Capri apparently to be given away for free?!

Hi,

Looks like it's going to happen soon.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1983-FORD-CAP ... 43c6f666cc

Mike, are they pepperpots I see at the bottom of your new profile photo? What are you trying to say? ;)

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: look whats back on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: look whats back on ebay

Big Mike wrote:I'm just waiting for that Bronze GL to resurface again!........
Ha Ha! I was thinking just the same the other day. It's long overdue now.......

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update
Replies: 95
Views: 9895

Re: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update

I am getting nervous now. This will be the first time that I shown my capri to people so knowledgeable. Nick, Don't worry, you're mind will be put as rest as soon as you see mine in the flesh! I really look forward to seeing your car and John's, and Neil's, and all the others. Still got a long list...
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update
Replies: 95
Views: 9895

Re: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update

Hi, I'm sure I had something pencilled into my diary for tomorrow, but can't remember for the life of me what it was.................. Only joking! I've just checked the weather and it looks like it's going to be overcast with a chance of drizzle or sunny periods (they've covered every outcome there...
by Andrew 2.8i
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: look whats back on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: look whats back on ebay

Nick, It does look like a stunning car. However, as pbar hinted at, there could have been some shenanigans with shill bidding in the auction, although I am not suggesting that is what has happened in this case. It's common practice on auction websites for a seller to list an item at a low start pric...
by Andrew 2.8i
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update
Replies: 95
Views: 9895

Re: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update

Nick,
Love your new avatar by the way. The car's looking great, can't wait to see it!

Andrew.
by Andrew 2.8i
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Issues using the forum from mobile phone
Replies: 14
Views: 1411

Re: Issues using the forum from mobile phone

Hi, I haven't a clue about this iphone business, but I do know that I much prefer using my desktop with a proper keyboard to typing posts on my phone which, without fail, always results in posts riddled with errors due to my fingers being much larger than the buttons on the on-screen keyboard. Rant ...
by Andrew 2.8i
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update
Replies: 95
Views: 9895

Re: 45th Anniversary of the Capri @ Brooklands - Update

Although I was at Tredegar House Car Show Newport last Sunday Hi Andy, I didn't go to that one. It was too far to travel! :) Brooklands is a long way to go, but I feel that the event will be worth the trip. It's not just about the cars though. I'm looking forward to meeting up with some of the guys...
by Andrew 2.8i
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dont see many interesting photos of capris like this.
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: Dont see many interesting photos of capris like this.

Hi,
That's a fantastic photo. I'd love to have something like that featuring my car.
It would look great blown up into a poster.

Andrew.