Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

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Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:29 pm

So I did a bit of long overdue catching up over the weekend and finally got out for a proper drive in B112. First time proper since the day I got a phone call from Dad telling me mum had contracted covid ๐Ÿ˜’. Since then and all that hapoened just not been in the right frame of mind so tucked up B112 and needed to take a break....until now.!!!!

So first up was Sat morning and a 0630am drive in the Capri to an industrial estate in Basildon, Essex where I met Jason there about 0730am ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

He had kindly agreed to meet me there to drop me back to Dartford Station as I have left the Capri down there for a few days....๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ To be continued....... ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

Had a coffee and good chat with Jason before he dropped me to the station. Was great to see him.

Then on Sunday I was going through my garage and remembered i had a couple of bits for Tom so he popped over to see me and again had a good chat with him too.

After the year i have had and not being to any shows at all it was great to meet uo with both Jason and Tom. Now I must get onto John to pop over as i want him to show me some old school ways of tinkering with the 45s as hes played with a few in his days ๐Ÿ˜‚

So as Tom popped over in 590 it wouid have been rude of me not to take a photo and what a great photo too.!!! Beautiful Capri and a credit to Tom

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Considering B112 has been pretty much sat since Feb it ran nice. I can see the 45s prob need some tinkering but as, said they ran really well after so long sat there. !!!! I got a selection of jets and airflow meter to blance them so will have a play. Very easy to work on these 45s as everything is just there accessible. And just in case John is only a phonecall away ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Re: Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by pbar » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:26 pm

Sounds like you had a great time playing out :) Can't beat having some Capri fun, nice one Nick.

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Re: Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by andyd » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:38 pm

Good to hear you are back in the saddle (seat) Nick :cool:
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:agree: Who needs a V6 :whistle: :lol:

Mine now has a Weber carb with manual choke, much better than the standard VV carb! Might have gained 1 bhp too :drive:

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Re: Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:13 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: โ†‘
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:29 pm
So I did a bit of long overdue catching up over the weekend and finally got out for a proper drive in B112. First time proper since the day I got a phone call from Dad telling me mum had contracted covid ๐Ÿ˜’. Since then and all that hapoened just not been in the right frame of mind so tucked up B112 and needed to take a break....until now.!!!!

So first up was Sat morning and a 0630am drive in the Capri to an industrial estate in Basildon, Essex where I met Jason there about 0730am ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

He had kindly agreed to meet me there to drop me back to Dartford Station as I have left the Capri down there for a few days....๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ To be continued....... ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

Had a coffee and good chat with Jason before he dropped me to the station. Was great to see him.

Then on Sunday I was going through my garage and remembered i had a couple of bits for Tom so he popped over to see me and again had a good chat with him too.

After the year i have had and not being to any shows at all it was great to meet uo with both Jason and Tom. Now I must get onto John to pop over as i want him to show me some old school ways of tinkering with the 45s as hes played with a few in his days ๐Ÿ˜‚

So as Tom popped over in 590 it wouid have been rude of me not to take a photo and what a great photo too.!!! Beautiful Capri and a credit to Tom

Image

Considering B112 has been pretty much sat since Feb it ran nice. I can see the 45s prob need some tinkering but as, said they ran really well after so long sat there. !!!! I got a selection of jets and airflow meter to blance them so will have a play. Very easy to work on these 45s as everything is just there accessible. And just in case John is only a phonecall away ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Ah Nick , cant resist the temptation to fiddle.๐Ÿ˜.....I thought Tickover had fettled them side suckers for you . Any hows if you don't already have one (๐Ÿ™„) there are a few Weber dcoe manuals on flea bay and they are a great read . Carbs ain't that difficult and knowing how they tick ,specially when you have your right foot on their throats adds to the driving pleasure . I have several such books in the dunny , with their own pair of dedicated reading glasses.๐Ÿ˜
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Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:30 am

It was good to catch up with you sir as the last few years have been hard , loved your new tattoo โ€ฆ.
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Re: Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:44 pm

Good show my man, nothing quite like getting two or more Capris together :)
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Re: Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:27 pm

andyd wrote: โ†‘
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:38 pm
:agree: Who needs a V6 :whistle: :lol:

Mine now has a Weber carb with manual choke, much better than the standard VV carb! Might have gained 1 bhp too :drive:
:lol: :lol: The Pinto World is an exciting place aint it Andy
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Re: Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:32 am

Mc Tool wrote: โ†‘
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:13 pm
Two things I feel I should say , only change one thing at a time , and seat of the pants tuning can be real deceiving .๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Thanks Hamish. Good advice my friend. Will have a play but yep will not dive in too deep without thinking like i usually do ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I know these carbs need a bit of maintenance every now and then so just wanna check a few things out and see how I get on.!! Wanna fit new plugs for a start and check the carbs are balanced ok then see how i get on from their. Thanks again mate ๐Ÿ‘
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Re: Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:37 am

Major_Tom wrote: โ†‘
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Good show my man, nothing quite like getting two or more Capris together :)
Ahh Tom twas not quite this sir....

Jason popped over in his daily to pick me up as I have left B112 over in Basildon for a few days ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ and he very kindly dropped me back to the station. So no capri get together but a great t get together non the less as been over a year since i last met up with him. We have promised to get the Capris together real soon though !

Re B112.... To be continued.... ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Re: Finally a drive in B112 and some catching up.....

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:01 am

Once those Weber's are properly set up they shouldn't require any more maintain an e than any other carb .๐Ÿ™‚
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