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by Paul G
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Radiator
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: Automatic Radiator

Is that where all the sprayed out oil was coming from?
by Paul G
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Interesting.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1660

Re: Interesting.....

andyd wrote:Judging by the condition and no history, it's hard to believe this is correct mileage :? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1984-Ford-Ca ... SwxK9bYKxt


I thought that too! Perhaps it's been stored on a beach.
by Paul G
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing
Replies: 38
Views: 1008

Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Well done guys for sorting the log outs but I've got a new one - when I log in I now have a choice of 4 user names? :headscratch:
by Paul G
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 572
Views: 33889

Re: Who Remembers?

What about twiglets with their Marmite flavour, or Nicknaks in scampi flavour which was and still is one of my favorites.
by Paul G
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Getting hard to keep?
Replies: 28
Views: 430

Re: Getting hard to keep?

I think it's to do with the laws of supply and demand. 3 Million Capris were made between 1968 and 1986 but only around 10,000 are left (in this country) so most have now been scrapped and gone. With the prices of even rusted hulks being so much these days even less are available for breaking - ask ...
by Paul G
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition switch failed?
Replies: 33
Views: 812

Re: Ignition switch failed?

Nik It just seems that the ever changing problem is being pitched back and forward between me, Arnoldhar and yourself like a game of ping pong without anyone being able to give an answer to whatever the problem is and I see it continuing until we have completed 10 pages if we carry on like this and ...
by Paul G
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake Fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Brake Fluid

About to renew the brake fluid, and just wondering are all brands pretty much the same? I've only ever bought generic ones, and I've noticed that on Carparts4less you can buy 500ml bottles of Dot 4 for just £2.43, the brand is Pagid whoever they are. But I assume it's as good as any other? Pagid is...
by Paul G
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 capri laser1985 relay
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: 1.6 capri laser1985 relay

Contact Martin at Caprigear. I expect he will have one.
by Paul G
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: It's pissed the oil everywhere
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: It's pissed the oil everywhere

First thing Danny is to degrease and clean the whole area around where the leak seems to be coming from then after it's dried run the car and see if you can physically see where the leak is dripping out from. It will probably be from either the camshaft sprocket oilseal, jackshaft or the main crank ...
by Paul G
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition switch failed?
Replies: 33
Views: 812

Re: Ignition switch failed?

Across to earth, ie + wire from voltmeter on + terminal of coil and negative- wire to earth on the car's body.
by Paul G
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A real Hero!
Replies: 19
Views: 584

Re: A real Hero!

My condolences to you and your family Jason. I lost my mum (who was a similar age to your grandad) 3 months ago and I know how painful losing someone close is.

Keep your chin up mate, I know it's difficult but it's probably what he would want.
by Paul G
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: When to apply seam sealer
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: When to apply seam sealer

I'd seam seal all joints in the wheel arches and any under the floor just to stop water ingress. Make sure the zinc 182 has cured properly before applying it as the two dry at different rates and cracking of the sealer can happen. I'd also seal the joint between the wing and the drip rail if you've ...
by Paul G
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: capri laser 1985 1.6 nimbus grey
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: capri laser 1985 1.6 nimbus grey

With lights, so long as your bulbs are OK then earths will be the problem in 99% of cases. Clean and check the two earths in the back of the headlight bowls and check the fuses are clean under the headlight relay.
by Paul G
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dusty Hare
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Dusty Hare

I use one of these for general de - dusting of cars. Bloody good around the house too, I've got an oak staircase with galleried landing and it cleans in between all the spindles beautifully. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Nenette-Duster-Polish-Mop-Wax-Furniture-Car-Bodywork-Interior-Dashboard/2...
by Paul G
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Hmmm...Interesting 2.8i Special for sale...
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Re: Hmmm...Interesting 2.8i Special for sale...

I think it looks horrible but then the Capri in my opinion has never looked good as a convertible.

The chap selling it often has reasonably priced Capris for sale, he seems to trade in them as a sideline to his model shop.
by Paul G
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted! Steering UJ / Knuckle
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Wanted! Steering UJ / Knuckle

Probably be best to contact Martin at Capri Gear. 01507 - 343148.

There were some brand new ones floating about but I don't know if they have all been sold by know.
by Paul G
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: One for Andy D
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: One for Andy D

This is very nice and I would have been very tempted if I didn't already have a Sierra https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-FORD-SIERRA-2-0i-GLS-ONE-PREVIOUS-OWNER-FROM-NEW-GENUINE-40-000-MILES/153145329828?hash=item23a82c48a4:g:thIAAOSwqo5beWpO I was looking at that, it's certainly a very clean look...
by Paul G
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Carb Blockage

It does sometimes work Paul and is also a good way of getting fuel up from fuel pumps which are not priming. You will probably have to raise the revs a bit or the engine will just stall when the venturi are blocked. There is however a slight risk that whatever's causing the stalling will be sucked f...
by Paul G
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Bike carbs - fitted and first test run

Are all four throttles opening at exactly the same time and are carbs balanced, ie sucking equal amounts of air?

Difficult to tell from that video but no 1 looked a bit lazy. Probably need to get them set with a carb balancer or mercury tubes.
by Paul G
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Nice gesture!
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Nice gesture!

What a nice man. Most plumbers round here are so greedy that they would take the fillings out of your teeth.