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When a plan goes out the window...

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:39 pm

But for once it put a big :D on my face... :D

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Sooooooo, decided as I was off work today and Mrs Fordoholic was at work that I would pop out to B&Q in B112 to buy a new hose reel then return home and paint my recently fitted new single leaf springs, a journey that is about 30mins round trip, but after picking up the hose that was it...I was off....driving here...driving there...up onto the M25 for a blast...back down a lovely B Road about four times then just driving and driving and more driving !! Started out at 12.15pm and did not get home till 2.55pm !! What a simply glorious day for a drive that I just could not bring myself to come home :lol:

This was also my first decent drive since driving back from Tickover after they refurbished my axle, prop and gearbox couple of weeks back. B112 drives superb now ! After the suspension work Ticlover also did with the 2.8 Single Leafs on the back and lowered by an extra 1.5" and 2" at the front, and with the 7x15 wheels on 195 50 tyres, I can really feel at one with the road now...every bump says "hello" to me :lol: :lol: but I love it !! Drives so well now and deffo has more power transfer from front to back after the prop/axle was refurbished. Before it deffo lacked reaction to my right foot but now it feels much more responsive.

Soooooo, I did not get to paint up my leaf springs today but I had a bloody good drive instead :D :D :D

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

Postby Peter-S » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:50 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: Before it deffo lacked reaction to my right foot but now it feels much more responsive.

Soooooo, I did not get to paint up my leaf springs today but I had a bloody good drive instead :D :D :D

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Nick, you are starting to sound worryingly like a chap who likes to drive a Capri 'properly' :lol:
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Re: When a plan goes out the window...

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:41 pm

I so pleased mate them drives out in the Capri are worth more then money it self . Yes so put some miles on her she already to go . I spoke to dad tonight and he said you should have kept the tax on the Capri as today was a good day for that seaside trip we take .
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Re: When a plan goes out the window...

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:45 pm

Peter-S wrote:Nick, you are starting to sound worryingly like a chap who likes to drive a Capri 'properly' :lol:


:lol: Peter I had to take a couple of paracetamol when I got in !!! :wave:
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Re: When a plan goes out the window...

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:46 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: I can really feel at one with the road now...every bump says "hello" to me :lol: :lol: but I love it !!

You sound like a second-rate motoring journalist, Nick! There's a job at Autocar waiting for you... :D
It sounds like you had a terrific day and you seem to enjoy driving B112 even more now. 8-)

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

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:48 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: I spoke to dad tonight and he said you should have kept the tax on the Capri as today was a good day for that seaside trip we take .


Jason I could have popped over and picked you and your Dad up mate. Maybe next time fella....
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Re: When a plan goes out the window...

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:52 pm

Yes we can take you down to our little cafe mate for breakfast . They love the Capri parked outside :cheers:

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

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:03 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:You sound like a second-rate motoring journalist, Nick! There's a job at Autocar waiting for you... :D
It sounds like you had a terrific day and you seem to enjoy driving B112 even more now. 8-)


:lol: :lol: :applaud: :applaud:

My book "My Bumpy Love Affair with the B-roads of Enfield" is out soon Andrew..... :wave: :)
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Re: When a plan goes out the window...

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:04 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes we can take you down to our little cafe mate for breakfast . They love the Capri parked outside :cheers:

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That sounds like a plan Jason :)

Great picture. Love it !!!
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Re: When a plan goes out the window...

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:19 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:My book "My Bumpy Love Affair with the B-roads of Enfield" is out soon Andrew..... :wave: :)

Coming soon to a bargain bin near you! :D

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

Postby fordperv » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:36 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote: I did not get to paint up my leaf springs today but I had a bloody good drive instead :D :D :D

Al the best

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This is what the cars are for in my opinion, get out there make some noise and enjoy, I can't wait to drive mine again

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

Postby pbar » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:21 am

fordperv wrote:
This is what the cars are for in my opinion, get out there make some noise and enjoy


Spot on :)

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

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:34 am

:drive: yes I also total agree ......
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Re: When a plan goes out the window...

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:35 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:My book "My Bumpy Love Affair with the B-roads of Enfield" is out soon Andrew..... :wave: :)


Guess what I found in W H Smiths today........ :lol:

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

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:03 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:My book "My Bumpy Love Affair with the B-roads of Enfield" is out soon Andrew..... :wave: :)


Guess what I found in W H Smiths today........ :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Andrew this is brilliant ! I love it mate. :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I would deffo buy it for 99p if I wanted to have a romantic travel guide to the Bumpy B Roads of Enfield so I hope others travelling along these bumpy Enfield roads read my guide and find their journeys a lot smoother than I did with my single leaf springs lowered by 1.5" :wave: :lol:

My Corsica Guide was a tremendous success by the way. I did tell everyone that I went to Corsica didn't I ??? :)
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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:59 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: I did tell everyone that I went to Corsica didn't I ??? :)

I don't believe you did.... :whistle:

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

Postby andyd » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:11 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:My book "My Bumpy Love Affair with the B-roads of Enfield" is out soon Andrew..... :wave: :)


Guess what I found in W H Smiths today........ :lol:

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:xd: :lol: :applaud:

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

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:17 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:My book "My Bumpy Love Affair with the B-roads of Enfield" is out soon Andrew..... :wave: :)


Guess what I found in W H Smiths today........ :lol:

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:applaud: :applaud: love it that it so funny and the famous Tea Towel ...... :cool:
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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:24 pm

andyd wrote::xd: :lol: :applaud:

Jasonmarie wrote: :applaud: :applaud: love it that it so funny and the famous Tea Towel ...... :cool:

Thanks chaps!
I have to get the tea towel in there somewhere... :D

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

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:59 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes we can take you down to our little cafe mate for breakfast . They love the Capri parked outside :cheers:
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Great shot, Jason!
I passed this place today and mused how funny it would be with your wonderful Laser parked outside! :D

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