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Action imminent!

Post by Peter-S » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:41 pm

So, enough of this lethargy. This evening after a bit of faffing around the 2.0 is off the ground and I will at last deal with the exhaust change that I have been contemplating for several weeks. Unless it rains! I even pulled the weeds up after the picture :)

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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:44 am

Peter-S wrote:
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I even pulled the weeds up after the picture :)

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No you didnt, theyre just photoshopped in.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:29 am

So the big bore 6” exhaust is being fitted :lol: . I bet it rains at the weekend now .
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by D366Y » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:59 am

Major_Tom wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:44 am
Peter-S wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:41 pm
I even pulled the weeds up after the picture :)
No you didnt, theyre just photoshopped in.
I think the whole car has been photoshopped to look like it's on jacks - time will tell if/when Peter changes the exhaust this weekend :lol:
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by mjcapri » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:13 pm

My missus would have made me pull the weeds out before posting the pic! :lol:

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:56 pm

Nice work Titchmarch :cheers: There's jobs I need to be doing too but I'd rather be driving it, hoping some of your enthusiasm will rub off.

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Post by Major_Tom » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:50 pm

Of course its really hard to find those bushy green leaved Ford weeds now. It's all invasive knotweeds and Himalayan balsa these days
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Post by Peter-S » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:40 pm

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My missus would have made me pull the weeds out before posting the pic! :lol:
So would mine if she knew anything about it :lol:
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Peter-S » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:43 pm

Thought I'd blown it with the weather as by the time I got back from getting an MOT on the other one this morning there was light rain in the air but it held off and just started to tip it down a short while ago as I tightened the final exhaust clamp. So, at last, a job done :D
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:15 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Thought I'd blown it with the weather as by the time I got back from getting an MOT on the other one this morning there was light rain in the air but it held off and just started to tip it down a short while ago as I tightened the final exhaust clamp. So, at last, a job done :D
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Post by andyd » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:10 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:15 pm
Peter-S wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Thought I'd blown it with the weather as by the time I got back from getting an MOT on the other one this morning there was light rain in the air but it held off and just started to tip it down a short while ago as I tightened the final exhaust clamp. So, at last, a job done :D
Well done on your Capri jobs today sir :beer:
:agree:
And at least you have some partial cover and leg room there. Most garages are cramped with no room to move, and outside is always a risk weather wise when tackling any repairs :roll:
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:51 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Thought I'd blown it with the weather as by the time I got back from getting an MOT on the other one this morning there was light rain in the air but it held off and just started to tip it down a short while ago as I tightened the final exhaust clamp. So, at last, a job done :D
Brilliant work Peter :applaud: :applaud: .

Great you got the exhaust done fella. Great sense of satisfaction mate. I got Tickover to use those mikalor round clamps this time rather than the u bolts so must get B112 up on axle stands next few days and have a look at them lol: :lol:

What exhaust did you go for Peter. Was it a standard set up or Sportex mate ? Once again great work Peter :)
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by andyd » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:18 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:51 pm
Peter-S wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Thought I'd blown it with the weather as by the time I got back from getting an MOT on the other one this morning there was light rain in the air but it held off and just started to tip it down a short while ago as I tightened the final exhaust clamp. So, at last, a job done :D
Brilliant work Peter :applaud: :applaud: .

I got Tickover to use those mikalor round clamps this time rather than the u bolts
Used them on mine too :)
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:51 am

It sounds as though you've been busy with some worthwhile jobs, Peter.

So.....when do we get to see a photo of the weed-free parking area? :lol:

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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:06 am

andyd wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:18 am
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:51 pm


I got Tickover to use those mikalor round clamps this time rather than the u bolts
Used them on mine too :)
They are very neat aren't they Andy... But no one is gonna see them except us... and prob Andrew :shock: oh and Jason's dad loves a good roll around the floor at car shows :lol: :lol: :lol:

I heard of these from Paul (pbar) who mentioned them a while back and I always thought I will use them next time I replace the exhaust. Thanks Paul !! :)
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by pbar » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:37 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:06 am
I heard of these from Paul (pbar) who mentioned them a while back and I always thought I will use them next time I replace the exhaust. Thanks Paul !! :)

Cheers Nick :) They really make a good all round seal, no need for any paste or sealant.

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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Peter-S » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:33 pm

andyd wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:10 pm
:agree:
And at least you have some partial cover and leg room there. Most garages are cramped with no room to move, and outside is always a risk weather wise when tackling any repairs :roll:
Thanks Andy.
Yes I can't complain with space. Apart from the area in the picture there is a similar size space with the other Capri in and, if necessary, I'm lucky enough (not exactly 'luck' as I built it) to have a decent garage that I can use if the weather is really bad and something has to be done.
Jasonmarie wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:15 pm


Well done on your Capri jobs today sir :beer:
Thank you Jason. A rewarding weekend for once :)
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:51 pm

Brilliant work Peter :applaud: :applaud: .

Great you got the exhaust done fella. Great sense of satisfaction mate. I got Tickover to use those mikalor round clamps this time rather than the u bolts so must get B112 up on axle stands next few days and have a look at them lol: :lol:

What exhaust did you go for Peter. Was it a standard set up or Sportex mate ? Once again great work Peter :)
Cheers Nick. Yes a 2" Sportex system a that replaced an existing 2" system that I put on years ago. I've only got the 'tame' 2" tail pipe though. I gather some people have more inches than me :lol:
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:51 am
It sounds as though you've been busy with some worthwhile jobs, Peter.

So.....when do we get to see a photo of the weed-free parking area? :lol:

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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:45 pm

mjcapri wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:13 pm
My missus would have made me pull the weeds out before posting the pic! :lol:
Ha ha mine too. :lol:
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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:33 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Andrew - for your delight and delectation ...

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That's better! However, I suspect that the Capri must have distracted you as it looks as though one weed has slipped through the net.... :D

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Re: Action imminent!

Post by Peter-S » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:16 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:33 pm

That's better! However, I suspect that the Capri must have distracted you as it looks as though one weed has slipped through the net.... :D

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