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by mjcapri
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Didn't Think it Through...
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Didn't Think it Through...

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:34 am
I was just doing some research on the 70s NASCAR driver Dick Brown. Some of the Google image search results weren't what I was expecting at all...... :headscratch:

Andrew.
I hope you weren’t on a work computer! :lol:
by mjcapri
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Must be spring
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Must be spring

Jasonmarie wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:11 pm
Nice one Peter , but snow on its way for Easter Monday :lol:
It’s ok, he has his paving slabs in the boot ready! :lol:
by mjcapri
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: My mum
Replies: 29
Views: 1223

Re: My mum

I don't believe you get over it - but life goes on and you do learn to live with it. Spot on, all of that! You learn to cope with the hole, but it never goes away. But then I don`t think you`d want it to.? 100% You'll never lose your memories, and I try and look forward all the time but sometimes t...
by mjcapri
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Among The Best....
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Capri Among The Best....

I must say they are dissappearing fast now aren't they, there's a lot of crap around for silly money. Doesn't matter what you buy whether it's 2k or 10k, they all need a 20k restoration and that's a Conservative estimate to make show quality. I'd it was my I'd but a tatty body with all the right pa...
by mjcapri
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: My mum
Replies: 29
Views: 1223

Re: My mum

I’m very sorry to hear this Nick, I hope you can be with your Dad soon. Look after each other and remember you have many friends on this forum.
by mjcapri
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Among The Best....
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Capri Among The Best....

I'm a bit surprised that there is no Escort in there at all but, Capri aside, they've gone relatively new. No doubt newer tech is better but they don't appeal so much to me. Lotus Cortina or is that not really Ford? I think they’ve focused heavily on performance and driving dynamics which is why th...
by mjcapri
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Among The Best....
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Capri Among The Best....

But it’s got to be a V6 apparently! :shock:

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-fea ... 2021/43835

Any alternative nominations at the various price points?
by mjcapri
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What is it with oil
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: What is it with oil

I think part of it will be personal opinion surely? One 'specialist' might say only use 20/50, another may say only 10/40 and the last will tell you to leave him alone and put WD40 in it for all he cares - I would imagine if you are an 'expert - however that is defined - you would still end up disa...
by mjcapri
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A nice day at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: A nice day at last!

A good deal milder today with some sunshine too so a good excuse to throw the cover off the 2.8 and give it a run up. It's not going anywhere for a while yet though especially as half the dash is out whilst I look at the tape deck! https://i.postimg.cc/CKBjhbtx/DSC-0400.jpg Hi Peter, Quick question...
by mjcapri
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What is it with oil
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: What is it with oil

I was thinking about this the other day actually. The Focus and the two Fiestas were all built within three years of each other (give or take) and all take a different grade of oil. The Focus takes a (pricey!) 0W-40, the ST200 takes 5W-30 and the MK8 takes 5W-20. Fortunately the ST200 is fine on 5W-...
by mjcapri
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Underbody clean up - 2021 recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Underbody clean up - 2021 recommendations

Garden railings don't tend to flex Hi Martin, hope you're keeping well. Garden gates do flex/spring quite a bit, especially larger ones and/or those made with thinner material. Certainly, double gates I used to have at one point sprung and flexed quite a bit. A neighbour has a single gate covering ...
by mjcapri
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Underbody clean up - 2021 recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Underbody clean up - 2021 recommendations

I am not such a fan of the paint on Waxoyl as it always seemed to go harder and then be liable to crack and let moisture in under it. The same would possibly apply to Hammerite. Garden railings don't tend to flex like the body of a car would, so may give a slightly false impression. Everyone will h...
by mjcapri
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: new old stock timing belts
Replies: 44
Views: 5913

Re: new old stock timing belts

Mc Tool wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:00 pm
Peter-S wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:35 pm
mjcapri wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:40 am
I’m really pleased this thread was resurrected as I’d missed it the first time around!
Wonder if we can resurrect Glyn as well :xd:
Why not just fart ?
:lol:

I appreciate this may be difficult to believe, but he’s actually alright in real life!
by mjcapri
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: new old stock timing belts
Replies: 44
Views: 5913

Re: new old stock timing belts

I’m really pleased this thread was resurrected as I’d missed it the first time around!
by mjcapri
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Don't make adverts like this anymore...
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Don't make adverts like this anymore...

Thats because they never made adverts like that, its a parody :whistle: Then I'm happy. But are you sure? America is a land of unlimited possibilities. :lol: Tom No not real! But if it was, it's still ok to be happy, because its the past and we can bathe in the great strides of progress we have mad...
by mjcapri
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri sat....
Replies: 21
Views: 765

Re: Capri sat....

They’re lucky the wheels haven’t been stolen. Actually, on second thoughts.... :lol:
by mjcapri
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: You have been warned
Replies: 28
Views: 1234

Re: You have been warned

I’m no leftie (as many of you are aware!) but Tom and Hamish both make valid points. I’ve no idea where we’re heading as a society, are the clowns in charge simply incompetent beyond belief or do they actually know exactly what they’re doing? Who knows, but either way the future doesn’t look particu...
by mjcapri
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mulled wine..
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Mulled wine..

In my last year of Uni I shared a flat with a Spanish girl. Her friends were coming over one evening so I made (a large quantity of) sangria. Me being me I used a 14% Malbec and rather over did it with the Bacardi.... The result was that I got to spend the evening with five thoroughly inebriated sen...
by mjcapri
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: DeLorean: Back From the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: DeLorean: Back From the Future

Peter-S wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:27 am
mjcapri wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:43 am


, and Ghia made the RS200 look pretty good IMO
Strange, cos I always thought the RS200 was bleedin ugly!
Heathen! :lol:
by mjcapri
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: DeLorean: Back From the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: DeLorean: Back From the Future

I have seen a couple of doco,s on the story, what a drama and at the end of it all there was only this unattractive ,poorly performing ludicrously expensive kit car . Its only real point of difference (and dont nobody pipe up about the flux capacitor neither 😁) is the stainless body fascards. Its l...