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Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:44 pm

Hi all,

Well this evening I got B112 out for a nice little drive as it was lovely evening...by lovely I mean dry !! :lol: :wave:

Yep I just had the urge to go for out a drive albeit in the middle of the rush hour traffic. Even had to use my quad lights too. John will be proud of me :lol: Could not resist a couple of pics...

Started off just as the light was fading with the four side quads on...
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And ended up with four dipped on in the dark... :shock: :lol:
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I am very tempted to fit some led side light bulbs to give B112 a sharper whiter glow rather than the yellow. At least just to see if I like them. I don't mind the yellow glow but reckon the modern white look will work well with the four quads :)

Anyhow nothing too exciting but watch this space :wave:

All the best

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:56 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:I am very tempted to fit some led side light bulbs to give B112 a sharper whiter glow rather than the yellow. At least just to see if I like them. I don't mind the yellow glow but reckon the modern white look will work well with the four quads :)

Hi Nick,
As ever the quads look superb.
I can see you line of thinking with regards to the LED sidelights. For what they cost it's worth a try.
Those headlights do look bright white when compared to the sidelights, what bulbs have you got in them?
The sidelights look like those French car headlights from the 80s with the yellow glow....oh la la! :)

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:19 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Those headlights do look bright white when compared to the sidelights, what bulbs have you got in them?


Andrew the headlights have Osram Nightbreaker Bulbs mate. They aren't cheap but are amazing !! John put me onto them.

Yep I reckon white leds will deffo give the side lights a more modern twist although in the pics I took they do look much more 'french 80's yellow' than in the flesh :lol:

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby andyd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:22 am

Rush hour :o
Actually, when I have been caught in traffic usually on the way back from a car show, it's never as bad as you imagine but always glad to get moving and get home.
Your car is looking good :cheers:

It's strange to see all the garage doors are white :?

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby pbar » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:43 am

You've got a lovely shine on that car Nick.

I go out for night drives too.

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:46 am

andyd wrote:Rush hour :o

I had to look up what it meant! :lol:

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby andyd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:49 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Rush hour :o

I had to look up what it meant! :lol:

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:lol: I thought it was a film :?

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:07 am

I thought it was a film will have to look it up now stunning as normal young nick and the lights are stunnng ....
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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:40 pm

andyd wrote:Your car is looking good :cheers:

It's strange to see all the garage doors are white :?


Thanks Andy :)

Yep they repainted the garage doors a while back. They were Blue before but the residents association decided to brighten the garage blocks up and whilst at first I thought White was a strange choice fair play to them it does work. At night the garages are lit up but the white does make it brighter.
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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:45 pm

pbar wrote:You've got a lovely shine on that car Nick.



Thanks very much Paul. :)

pbar wrote:I go out for night drives too.


Too where Paul ?? Dont leave us guessing :lol:
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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby andyd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:47 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
andyd wrote:Your car is looking good :cheers:

It's strange to see all the garage doors are white :?


Thanks Andy :)

Yep they repainted the garage doors a while back. They were Blue before but the residents association decided to brighten the garage blocks up and whilst at first I thought White was a strange choice fair play to them it does work. At night the garages are lit up but the white does make it brighter.

White does look good.
Recently repainted ours Navy Blue. The Mrs suggested red to match the Capri :headscratch: I said it will look like a Fire Station from the road :)

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:07 pm

andyd wrote:The Mrs suggested red to match the Capri :headscratch: I said it will look like a Fire Station from the road :)


:lol: :lol:

Our first flat we lived in quite a few yrs ago came with an en-bloc garage and they were all painted Green. One day I went out and painted mine bright red...caused a bit of a stir but as the stupud fuckers would not repaint the peeling doors as they were so tight I made a stand and did mine myself therefore chose to do it Red with White frames. It looked very nice Andy. Your Wife is not wrong mate. Go on....paint it Red mate :lol: :lol:
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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby andyd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:28 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
andyd wrote:The Mrs suggested red to match the Capri :headscratch: I said it will look like a Fire Station from the road :)


:lol: :lol:

Our first flat we lived in quite a few yrs ago came with an en-bloc garage and they were all painted Green. One day I went out and painted mine bright red...caused a bit of a stir but as the stupud fuckers would not repaint the peeling doors as they were so tight I made a stand and did mine myself therefore chose to do it Red with White frames. It looked very nice Andy. Your Wife is not wrong mate. Go on....paint it Red mate :lol: :lol:

I found 3 tins of Japlac in the shed....Blue, green and red, so I have future options :D

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:10 pm

andyd wrote:I found 3 tins of Japlac in the shed....Blue, green and red, so I have future options :D


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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Andrew the headlights have Osram Nightbreaker Bulbs mate. They aren't cheap but are amazing !! John put me onto them.

Righto Nick, thanks. I've fitted some of those in my Toyota and have been quite impressed with them.

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:Andrew the headlights have Osram Nightbreaker Bulbs mate. They aren't cheap but are amazing !! John put me onto them.

Righto Nick, thanks. I've fitted some of those in my Toyota and have been quite impressed with them.

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I’ll have to try those, see what you’ve started :D
Car is looking great Nick, loving those headlights :cheers:

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Re: Rush hour with a twist....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:58 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:I’ll have to try those, see what you’ve started :D
Car is looking great Nick, loving those headlights :cheers:


Thanks Rob. John fitted them to his and really raved about them. After seeing them for myself on his Capri i just had to get them as well especially as like John i have clear lens light units too so they really do make a big difference over the standard bulbs in the standard units but yep you will deffo notice the difference mate. They really are very good indeed mate. :)
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