Out for a spin....ish !!!

You can RANT and RAVE to your hearts content here instead of clogging up the Q&A Technical Forum!
Report any offensive posts to [email protected]
User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4571
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:17 pm

So I took B112 out for a spin today but due to the filthy/salty roads I only got as far as outside my garage door :lol:....

https://youtu.be/EE4pI_VeUbw
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 6308
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by andyd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:27 pm

Looking and sounding great Nick :applaud:

I actually got around to putting the dash mat in mine this week :D Too cold for any furthur activities....Roll on Spring :cheers:

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 12448
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Car(s): '83 2.8 Injection (sunny days only)
'04 Toyota MR2 (owned from new)
Location: Ceredigion
Contact:

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:14 pm

Awesome! :D
Andrew.
Image

Caprifan Rob
Posts: 1596
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 8:47 pm
Car(s): 2.8injection special

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:45 pm

Looking good Nick :cheers:

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 2794
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby
Mercedes Vito Traveline 2.2 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:33 pm

As always you can’t beat that Pinto sound . :beer:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4571
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:01 pm

andyd wrote:Looking and sounding great Nick :applaud:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:Awesome! :D
Caprifan Rob wrote:Looking good Nick :cheers:
Jasonmarie wrote:As always you can’t beat that Pinto sound . :beer:
Thanks chaps, was good to get it out in the fresh air for a while if only just outside the garage :lol:
andyd wrote:I actually got around to putting the dash mat in mine this week :D
Nice one Andy Any pics :) They fit really well don't they mate. I drape mine over the passenger seat now when car parked up in garage. Just keeps the dash clear to breathe

Image2019-01-25_09-51-14 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 2794
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby
Mercedes Vito Traveline 2.2 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:51 pm

I have mine rolled up in my bag in the boot so will be interesting how it’s stored .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 2794
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby
Mercedes Vito Traveline 2.2 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:51 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I have mine rolled up in my bag in the boot so will be interesting how it’s stored .
Don’t let the neighbours catch you drapping things over the seat mate
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

ESSEXV6ESSEX
Posts: 448
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:45 pm
Car(s): Car

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:53 pm

Nice one looking crisp in that light.

tazla
Posts: 328
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:25 pm
Car(s): Mk2 3.0s stardust silver

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by tazla » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:53 pm

Hi .Car looks stunning nick.nice wheels.i want!not sure if they would suit my car .certainly suit yours.
I could do with a laser in my life.i think id drive it more as when i get my car out i drive from one petrol station to the next. :roll: whats it like on fuel ?

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 6308
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by andyd » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:31 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Nice one Andy Any pics :) They fit really well don't they mate. I drape mine over the passenger seat now when car parked up in garage. Just keeps the dash clear to breathe

Image2019-01-25_09-51-14 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr
Hi Nick,
Sorry no pics but yes they fit just right :) Good idea keeping it over the seat, it's better than keeping it on the spare bed :whistle: :lol:

Got the new fuel tank in the bedroom now awaiting the sender unit, so will hopefully have it all fitted by April Haynes Meet :cheers:

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4571
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:55 pm

tazla wrote:I could do with a laser in my life.i think id drive it more as when i get my car out i drive from one petrol station to the next. :roll:
Unless its a Laser with Weber 45's mate !! :lol:

I think if I did go down the 45's road I would be looking for a petrol station as soon as I left one after filling up just like you !!! :wave: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hmmm....you got me thinking now... :)
tazla wrote: whats its like on fuel
Mate tbh I don't really take much notice. I just drive and fill up when needed !! Hope this helps :lol: :lol: Think you should be looking at approx 28/33 general driving depending on how you drive it...35mpg or more can be achieved on longer runs at sensible speeds. Have seen some say they have got just shy of 40mpg driving at 55mph. Could also depend on how well maintained the engine is too ??
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 2794
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby
Mercedes Vito Traveline 2.2 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:13 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
tazla wrote:I could do with a laser in my life.i think id drive it more as when i get my car out i drive from one petrol station to the next. :roll:

tazla wrote: whats its like on fuel
Mate tbh I don't really take much notice. I just drive and fill up when needed !! Hope this helps :lol: :lol: Think you should be looking at approx 28/33 general driving depending on how you drive it...35mpg or more can be achieved on longer runs at sensible speeds. Have seen some say they have got just shy of 40mpg driving at 55mph. Could also depend on how well maintained the engine is too ??
Yes I am the same with MPG nick where did you get yours tuned ?
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

User avatar
pbar
Posts: 5609
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.0 Laser, frequent driver.
Location: North-West

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by pbar » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:43 am

Nice and shiny in there Nick. Are the tops on your washer and expansion bottles transparent or something?

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4571
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:48 pm

pbar wrote:Nice and shiny in there Nick. Are the tops on your washer and expansion bottles transparent or something?
Thanks Paul :)

If by the tops of the bottles you mean the caps then yes they are transparent..ish rather than black. If however you mean the actual top of the tanks they are just std mate, albeit cleaned up. The blue screenwash really shows through :)
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

tazla
Posts: 328
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:25 pm
Car(s): Mk2 3.0s stardust silver

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by tazla » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:27 pm

Not bad on fuel then .mine does 18/22mpg around town and god knows when you put your foot down
:shock:

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4571
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:06 pm

tazla wrote: and god knows when you put your foot down
:lol: :lol: :lol:


Yep drive em sensibly and a Pinto will get you about very well mate. I tend to get up to about 70mph when I am convoying with John in his 2.8i so he dont fall asleep :lol: but between you and me when I am driving on my own I stick about 65mph and just sit back and enjoy the drive without stressing at the fuel needle :)
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

tazla
Posts: 328
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:25 pm
Car(s): Mk2 3.0s stardust silver

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by tazla » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:42 pm

Mines only got 4 gears :doh: i had a 5 speed box and sold it.i thought id keep it standard.slipped up really. Never mind.i know whay you mean about keeping it below 70mph. It seems to make a massive difference in mine if i cruise at 60ish.

User avatar
pbar
Posts: 5609
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.0 Laser, frequent driver.
Location: North-West

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by pbar » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:40 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
pbar wrote:Nice and shiny in there Nick. Are the tops on your washer and expansion bottles transparent or something?
Thanks Paul :)

If by the tops of the bottles you mean the caps then yes they are transparent..ish rather than black. If however you mean the actual top of the tanks they are just std mate, albeit cleaned up. The blue screenwash really shows through :)
Thanks Nick, yes I meant the caps, at first I thought you didn't have any on :) Not seen any transparent ones before, thought they were all black.

It's great when the bottles are clean isn't it, and you can actually see the colour of the fluids.

User avatar
Brooksy
Donator
Donator
Posts: 272
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Car(s): 1987 2.0 laser (fair weather car)

Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Post by Brooksy » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:52 pm

Echo the others comments, looks great! Very smart example.
Nige Image

Post Reply