Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Use this forum to post threads of ongoing Capri projects and restorations.
User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4017
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:09 pm

Hi all,

Had a great day today. Went over to pick up B112 from Tickover after the work they been doing to the drive train over the last week. Wow ! When Clive ran through what he had done it was amazing the amount of work he put in.

Jason really kindly popped over to meet me at the station to drop me over to Tickover. Always great to see him and had a great chat. Thanks very much Jason. Very much appreciated mate.

So the work Tickover done...

Rear axle stripped down. Diff serviced with new oil, cover and gasket. While he had the axle off he noticed the wheel bearings deffo needed replacing so he went ahead and replaced these. Rear brake back plates and rear axle cleaned up and repainted.

Propshaft completely refurbished to as new with new centre bearing, ends, rubbers etc. It really does look brand new !! Prop balanced.

Gearbox removed and checked and found to be in a good condition...phew ! New oil/gasket. Outer casing stripped back and painted before refitting. It looks great !!

While removing the gearbox he found the rear end bracket that holds it in place was a Sierra one which had been 'adapted' to fit but was an inch out of place causing the prop to run at an angle. Clive replaced this bracket with the correct one.

Got him to check/adjust the tappet valves which again he said were good and nothing to worry about. Thank god I use that Millers VSPe additive. It must be doing some good !

B112 runs really nice now with all this work done and 'that' noise has gone :)

So I have only managed a few pics myself but Clive did say he took some too and will email them over to me so for now here's a couple..

Image20181012_142053 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142058 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142105 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142142 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142200 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142227 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142336 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142353 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142521 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181012_142639 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

So I am really pleased with all the superb work that Clive did on B112. She looks so much better underneath but most importantly I now have the peace of mind that the drive train has been completely overhauled. A big tick off the to do list :D

All the best

Nick
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 11843
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: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:17 pm

Hi Nick,
It's clear from the photos what a superb job Clive has done on B112. It's now as stunning underneath as it is on top and under the bonnet! You're going to have a lot more to keep polished now........but B112 is worth it! :D
It's good to hear that it drives much better now too. From what you were telling me at South Mimms I thought that the noise was nothing more than the prop centre bearing as I have experienced an identical noise on mine. Now you have the peace of mind that B112 is a vision of perfection all over (and under)! :lol:

Cheers,
Andrew.
Image

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1914
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: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:22 pm

Looks amazing mate B112 is very lucky to have a owner like you mate . And she’s already now for some great trips and 50 th Anniversary mate . Also a pleasure to catch up with you as normal .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 11843
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: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 pm

I forgot to say what a great chap Jason is for giving up some of his day and giving you a lift. :applaud: Good on you!

Andrew.
Image

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1914
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: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:51 pm

Well thank you Andrew it was by chance really as Marie come home early with the car . Also looking at capris you can’t miss that . But they have done a very nice job and I am so lucky to have them on my doorstep .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4017
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:48 pm

Hi Chaps,

I just received a couple of pictures from Clive at Tickover that I asked him to take while he was doing the refurb. He took a few pics of B112 while he was doing the gearbox and he took a couple of the prop after it had been done. He had already refitted the axle by the time I had remembered to ask for pics but I was grateful for the few he did take...

Image20181010_105729 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181010_105723 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181010_105755 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181010_105748 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181011_115602 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

B112 drives alot better now and deffo has a more responsive feel about her now all the work has been done, especially to the prop and axle ! Money deffo well spent !!

All the best

Nick
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1914
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: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:12 pm

So i wonder what B112 will be doing now . :beer:

Does look good under there .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 5516
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby andyd » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:07 am

Tickover are the boys :D

Always really helpful with questions/advice over the phone too...

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 11843
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: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:57 pm

andyd wrote:Always really helpful with questions/advice over the phone too...

I've never really had any dealings with them, but they do sound like great people to do business with.

Andrew.
Image

Caprifan Rob
Posts: 1416
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 8:47 pm
Car(s): 2.8injection special

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:45 am

Fantastic work done there Nick. Your car really is a credit to your dedication to keep this Laser in top form. Nice one mate :applaud: :applaud:

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4017
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:08 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Fantastic work done there Nick. Your car really is a credit to your dedication to keep this Laser in top form. Nice one mate :applaud: :applaud:


Thanks very much Rob. That's really appreciated mate. Its fantastic to finally be able to actually tick off some of the bigger jobs on my to do list and seeing the results its been really worth it, and great to have the peace of mind the work has been done to a high standard with Tickover.

Already onto my next 'underside' job mate....watch this space :)

Thanks again Rob
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

Stish704
Donator
Donator
Posts: 295
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:34 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.8 injection special. Weekends only!
Vauxhall Mokka. The daily!
Location: Hornchurch, Essex.

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Stish704 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:06 pm

Looks like they’ve done a great job! Looks smart!
Are their prices quite reasonable? Was considering asking them to tackle a couple of jobs for me.

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1914
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: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:03 pm

Steve yes very good mate Labour is £65 a hour what is £200 cheaper then Mercedes also they really know what they are doing , they really get book up mate . But I can’t fault them .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

Stish704
Donator
Donator
Posts: 295
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:34 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.8 injection special. Weekends only!
Vauxhall Mokka. The daily!
Location: Hornchurch, Essex.

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Stish704 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:21 am

£65 an hour? I need to put my prices up! :D

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1914
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: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:26 pm

Stish704 wrote:£65 an hour? I need to put my prices up! :D


I did say after you bought that expensive red of the shoulders dress you should put your prices up :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

Stish704
Donator
Donator
Posts: 295
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:34 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.8 injection special. Weekends only!
Vauxhall Mokka. The daily!
Location: Hornchurch, Essex.

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Stish704 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:53 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
Stish704 wrote:£65 an hour? I need to put my prices up! :D


I did say after you bought that expensive red of the shoulders dress you should put your prices up :lol: :lol: :lol:


Shhhhh, that’s our secret! :lowrider:

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4017
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:02 am

Stish704 wrote:Looks like they’ve done a great job! Looks smart!
Are their prices quite reasonable? Was considering asking them to tackle a couple of jobs for me.


Cheers Steve. Yep just as Jason said they are very reasonable mate as they really do a fantastic job. No job is too big or small for that matter. Great guys very friendly and boy they know there stuff. Its becsuse of this they get a lot of work done per hour so you know whatever their labour charge its going to be 100% genuine. Steve they really have done great work on B112 and I am getting them to fit my new fuel tank and fittings after christmas. Just as Jason said they do tend to be booked up a few weeks in advance so get onto them asap if you want the jobs done soon. Maybe for smaller jobs they might fit you in quicker. They are only about 5 mins from the Dartford Crossing. There are not many people I trust to work on B112 but like John (taff) they are one of them I do. All the best mate and good luck with your jobs need doing :)
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
pbar
Posts: 5242
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.0 Laser, frequent driver.
Location: North-West

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby pbar » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:06 pm

I also like your garage rugs Nick.

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4017
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:30 am

pbar wrote:I also like your garage rugs Nick.


Bleedin Hell Paul....your obsession with my rugs is getting a tad worrying mate :shock: but thanks for your kind words :D :lol:
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
pbar
Posts: 5242
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.0 Laser, frequent driver.
Location: North-West

Re: Tickover Drive Train Refurbished

Postby pbar » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:07 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
pbar wrote:I also like your garage rugs Nick.


Bleedin Hell Paul....your obsession with my rugs is getting a tad worrying mate :shock: but thanks for your kind words :D :lol:


Don't let it be known if you ever get a wig Nick, I might end up liking that rug as well!