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by Paul G
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 18
Views: 476

Re: Happy Christmas!

Hope everyone has a good and enjoyable Christmas and look forward to catching up next year. :cheers: :beer: :cigar:

Paul
by Paul G
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic Car Weekly
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Classic Car Weekly

Be great if you and/or Martin could let us know when it's out.
by Paul G
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: My 2.8 Injection
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: My 2.8 Injection

Welcome Eddie, looks like a nice example you have there.

Plenty of knowledge and advice available on here if you ever need it plus we're generally a friendly bunch who don't mind a bit of a laugh (crac?) now and again.

I guess by the plates on it you are in Ireland.
by Paul G
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sierra and Capri UK ads
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Sierra and Capri UK ads

[/quote] Good points Paul! I used to like picking up the old brochures and reading them :) Nothing to like about modern cars they all look the same :headscratch: All this emphasis on phone connectivity when it's illegal to use one whilst driving :? I know it serves other uses but shouldn't be a prio...
by Paul G
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sierra and Capri UK ads
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Sierra and Capri UK ads

[/quote] Good points Paul! I used to like picking up the old brochures and reading them :) Nothing to like about modern cars they all look the same :headscratch: All this emphasis on phone connectivity when it's illegal to use one whilst driving :? I know it serves other uses but shouldn't be a prio...
by Paul G
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sierra and Capri UK ads
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Sierra and Capri UK ads

At least with the two old ads they were proper car ads and you could tell instantly what the ad was about. I get peed off with the modern ads where it's all music. flashing lights, a picture of the bloody I phone connectivity and a two second picture of a top of the range model which bears no resemb...
by Paul G
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Pinto parts
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Pinto parts

Yes there are different sizes for the big end and main bearing journals as well. They will be standard, 0.25mm, 0.50 etc undersize depending if the crank has been re-ground or not. Bearings are undersized and pistons and rings are sold oversized depending if and by how much the cylinder has been re-...
by Paul G
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: When a plan goes out the window...
Replies: 49
Views: 1064

Re: When a plan goes out the window...

Lamb chop, chips and peas £3.95. - Baaaaaaagain !
by Paul G
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Pinto parts
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Pinto parts

Re the headbolts, Jason is right for a later model like his or your Lasers but on a 1981 it will have the 12 spline bolts which can be reused. They need to be torqued up in stages then re-torqued after a few miles. Did you try CK engineer or there is Allparts in Wycombe. If you go in with the prices...
by Paul G
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: When a plan goes out the window...
Replies: 49
Views: 1064

Re: When a plan goes out the window...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Like it!!

Honestly you lot are as mad as a box of frogs sometimes!!!

P. :lol:
by Paul G
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Andrew
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Happy Birthday Andrew

Many Happy returns from me too!

Paul. :cheers:
by Paul G
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rubber washer between tail light lense and screw?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Rubber washer between tail light lense and screw?

:agree: :agree: Saul beat me to the answer!
by Paul G
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2.0 Pinto Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: 2.0 Pinto Engine

is there anything that can be salvaged from your old engine. What was the nature of the problem you had and the cause of the strange noise ? The mechanic who stripped it said that the big end and main bearings are worn on cylinders 1 and 4, will need piston rings replaced as well. Crankshaft is wit...
by Paul G
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rubber washer between tail light lense and screw?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Rubber washer between tail light lense and screw?

Yes there should and they break up and or are easy to lose. They are small flat felt type washers.

You may get away with using a small rubber o-ring or ring Martin at Capri Gear or one of the parts suppliers to see if they have any.

P.
by Paul G
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Birthday Boy
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday young Nick, you're catching me up! :beer: :lol:
by Paul G
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator rating
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Alternator rating

I've had an intermittent dull glow from the charging light on the dash recently which strangely seemed worse at higher revs. Anyway out in the dark and rain 50 miles from home yesterday evening it was glowing like a good 'un so might be time to swap the alternator. I have an old spare but, as Chris...
by Paul G
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newsletters
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: Newsletters

I really think that all these newsletters and other shit that you get after revealing your email address on line should be something you have to actually opt in to if you want it rather than keeping having to unsubscribe from all the junk that comes afterwards. It's a real pain and I would rather ha...
by Paul G
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What Spares....
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: What Spares....

I think when i get mine on the road I'll carry spare points and condenser (N/A to 2.8i), fanbelt, cap and rotor arm, and a tube of Chemical Metal which I know from experience is useful if your rad were to get hit by something and spring a leak. A length of wire can be useful too. I'm hopeing in a ye...
by Paul G
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Laser + GL
Replies: 229
Views: 23092

Re: Laser + GL

Great little car Danny, is it a 1.3 pushrod engine or the 1.25 twin cam zetec?
by Paul G
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 708
Views: 45322

Re: Who Remembers?

Love them. Still buy one now and again from the local tesco express but the modern ones aren't as good with their plastic caps and solid instead of hollow suck through licorice.