Tickover PT 3

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Tickover PT 3

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:13 am

Hi all,

As some of you know yesterday morning I popped over to Tickover to pick up B112 after they had done some more great work for me most of which was underneath so only the diehards prepared to get down and dirty will see !! I met up with Jason who very kindly met me at Dartford Station again to drop me over to them. Thanks very much Jason and sorry you got caught in 'that' traffic aftetmrwards too !!! Always great to catch up with him. Top man !!!

So this trip to Tickover saw quite a lot of work. This is what I actually had done then;

New fuel tank fitted (supplied by Martin @Capri Gear), new straps (painted black), sender unit, fuel line

Engine removed and new core plugs fitted.
Refurbished sump fitted with new fittings
New thermostat housing fitted.
Pinto block painted Black
Engine mount brackets refurbished and new rubber mounts
New oil filter and new oil, coolant

Refurbished front crossmember fitted.

Anti Roll bar removed and stripped back and painted. Refitted with refurbished brackets with polybushes

Reconditioned steering rack (as new) fitted with all brand new parts, arms, tie rods etc all fitted with polybushes

So now with the leaf springs too I am polybushed throughout :)

Tickover really did a stunning job as always. Here are a few pics...

Dont get a chance to see my 205 Block like this !!
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ImageWas worried what they might find with the engine out but I am well pleased as the engine bay looks good
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Decided to get them to paint the fuel tank straps Black
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The new recon steering rack, fittings, sump, anti roll bar
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A couple more of the fuel tank. Amazing the difference it makes to the back end but I seen this with Johns tank recently
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So, some too quality work by Tickover again. Cant thank them enough. With the previous work they done with my front/rear suspension and drive train its a great peace of mind now the underneath set up is good for another 30yrs :lol:

Now looking forward to Tickover Pt 4 !! :wave: :)

All the best

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by andyd » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 am

Excellent Nick :applaud:
That looks great and as you say will last for many years to come :D I look forward to seeing the car hopefully this year :cheers:

I usually wait until it needs doing or it becomes amnnoying :lol:

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Paul G » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:08 am

Looks simply stunning Nick. It's money well spent and makes the car into a show winner. You must be pleased with Tickover's work and the end result.

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by D366Y » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:53 am

Paul G wrote:Looks simply stunning Nick. It's money well spent and makes the car into a show winner. You must be pleased with Tickover's work and the end result.
:agree:
Looks amazing Nick, better than new!

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:19 pm

Great to catch up yesterday mate and thank god once past that Dartford Tunnel you was moving , can’t belive all that work done in a week . Looks amazing in B112 . Did laugh at all the attention B112 was getting when in the traffic as I was watching from the outside .

Yes she’s a stunnng car what looks better then new , I wonder what you will do in Tickover part 4 HD :lol:
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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:25 pm

Thanks very much for your kind words guys. Really is appreciated. I've been wanting to get the underneath sorted for a long time but been putting it off for other projects so its really great to have as much done by now. Still got more projects lined up though :wave:
Jasonmarie wrote:. Did laugh at all the attention B112 was getting when in the traffic as I was watching from the outside .
Wad funny as I pulled into a petrol station to fill up the new tank just before Jason went on his way and whike filling up a chap came up and askef if he could take a photo...but it just dawned in me he was clicking away on his mobile standing beside the petrol pumps.... :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:

Thanks again chaps.

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:39 pm

Stunning.
Simply beautiful. 8-)

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Taff50ish » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:39 pm

Hey Nick,

Looking great there fella, ok, amazing under the front there. You knocked mine back down again!!! :xd: :xd: :xd: Looking forward to the inspection this Week End!!!! All the best and well done, cheers for now, all the best,

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:36 pm

Andrew, John, thanks guys. Much appreciated.

Now John.....whats all this about me "knocking you back down"....your 2.8i Special is bleedin stunning fella. Now with your stunning paintwork shine when I park up next to you I can see B112 in your reflection :lol: :lol:

Hopefully see you at the weekend mate.

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by tazla » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:05 pm

Cracking job nick and top work from tickover.
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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:24 pm

tazla wrote:Cracking job nick and top work from tickover.
:D
Thanks mate. Money well spent in the hands of the Tickover specialists ! Gus snd Clive are top blokes. Am lucky they are near enough for me :)

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:30 pm

Paul G wrote:. You must be pleased with Tickover's work and the end result.
Over the moon Paul. Its always a worry when you start a big project like this but having Tickover do it it is s great peace of mind its a job done proper. They always finish things off proper as though its their own car they are workibg on.

Paul any chance we might see one of your capris this year ? Be great to see what you been up to mate :)
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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:33 pm

D366Y wrote:Looks amazing Nick, better than new!
Andrew 2.8i wrote:Stunning.
Simply beautiful. 8-)
Thanks chaos.... think I am going to need a bigger tub of Autoglym :shock: :shock: :wave: :lol:
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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:11 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:

Thanks chaos.... think I am going to need a bigger tub of Autoglym :shock: :shock: :wave: :lol:
And a bigger hat if all the compliments keep rolling in :burnout: :xd:
you know it was a goodie when the end is stickin up out of the water

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:00 pm

Mc Tool wrote:And a bigger hat if all the compliments keep rolling in :burnout: :xd:
Thanks Hamish...

I will take this as a 'compliment' mate :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:33 pm

Was watching ashes to ashes last night and guess what B112 was in shot :lol:

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Post by andyd » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:06 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Was watching ashes to ashes last night and guess what B112 was in shot :lol:

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Great programme :D

Was Nick in it or just his car :wave:

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Re: Tickover PT 3

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:04 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Mc Tool wrote:And a bigger hat if all the compliments keep rolling in :burnout: :xd:
Thanks Hamish...

I will take this as a 'compliment' mate :lol: :lol: :lol:
Or friendly poke in the ribs
,,And what's with the B112 ? Is your car a Capri royalty , movie star , significant history car? We (me and Di ) are always looking in the back ground while watching UK TV programs for the older Ford's etc and we don't miss much but I don't recall that program
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Post by Peter-S » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:35 pm

Doesn't look bad Nick (just keeping it real in case the hat does still fit), I might even have a look at Deal. If I'm confident of being able to get back up again afterwards!
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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:10 pm

Mc Tool wrote:And what's with the B112 ? Is your car a Capri royalty , movie star , significant history car?
:lol: Nope, nothing special mate. Not a film star that I know off but Jason might be onto something here that I dont know about :lol: , not royalty and not of particular significance in Capri Circles either mate. Just another Laser.....but of course to me its all of the above :lol: :lol: :lol:
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