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#931 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:11 PM

Dont worry Dan as soon as its given up its nasty drink habit it will be in regular use ;-)
Just caught me out this year :roll:
Mind you the chrome that rusted is still rubbish chrome,car thankfully hasnt seen any salt :mrgreen:

Just think of them as a rain cover. If it ain’t rainin, take it off!

I don’t use my cars through winter much at all tbh. The wet and the salt worry me something terrible!! They might come out a couple of times at most through winter, ideally on a dry day when the roads have dried off. Then I’ll often hose the salt off afterwards.
The Capri will not ever see salted or winter roads ever again! It’s garaged though so there shouldn’t be any issues with that. I’m not spending money and time like that to see it rust again!
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#932 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:00 PM

The worst thing to do to an old car is leave it unused and sat out in the weather for months at a time.

Oh, like Huggy, you mean? :(


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#933 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:03 PM

Oh, like Huggy, you mean? :(


If your using it it’s fine...
I’d be worrying about it if it were mine! But you know me! Worrying unnecessarily over something stupid.
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#934 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:09 PM

That's just it, I'm not using him.  He hasn't turned a wheel since October.


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#935 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:14 PM

That's just it, I'm not using him.  He hasn't turned a wheel since October.


It’ll be fine I’m sure.
I lay mine up every winter, every year. Usually from about November through to April, so a good 6 months. That’s only half of every year they get used.

I need to stop being stupid and use them more really!
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#936 OFFLINE   mat_the_cat

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:38 PM

Just check out this ultra shite and thin Chrome plating after just 3 months of Winter Slumber :shock:

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...

 

I think I've got the same air filter housing, but painted - in the thinnest paint you can imagine! So I've gone over it with several coats, in the hope it'll keep rust from forming.

 

I don’t use my cars through winter much at all tbh. The wet and the salt worry me something terrible!! They might come out a couple of times at most through winter, ideally on a dry day when the roads have dried off.

 

Round here there are literally no days between around December and Feburary where the roads are dry. It's either raining, snowing, or crisp and cold - but then the roads are so heavily salted the moisture gets sucked out of the air and into a greasy film on the road surface. Roll on Spring! :-)


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:42 PM

What the Hell is that Smell!!! ????


That is what's known as "damp desert". It's the smell you get when a really dry state's dust experiences the winter damp of the UK.

Also, depends on the Krylon. Whatever takes it off will also likely remove the silver, too. However, you may find that the original silver has gone porous like mine on the GTA had; in which case there really isn't a way to save it.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:13 AM

That is what's known as "damp desert". It's the smell you get when a really dry state's dust experiences the winter damp of the UK.

 

I remember that smell well. Now that you mentioned it, I have it in my nose again.

 

Joloke, can't you get those typically American moulded carpets anymore?

They used to sell them for many different cars back in the day. Anything else just looks wrong.

 

 

Edit: They still do! And quite an array of other interior bits.

 

https://classicautor...ang-ii-interior


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:45 AM

I hope the leavings end up getting recycled into new dash parts for a Kia or Leaf. That would be great.

What's the crack with that 405?
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:46 AM

That's so appealing!  Sadly, nothing I can do about it but I hope someone saves it.


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GLWTS everyone!

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:15 PM

Too far away. Already have a car too.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:19 PM

My Thunderbird came over via San Fransico and cost just under 2 grand to get it here. That included shipping from L.A  to be loaded in S.F then to Southampton. I would be surprised if it could be done any cheaper but can enquire if anyone wanted to go after it.


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#943 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:21 PM

Mines a swine to start after it’s been parked up for ages. Takes forever to pull fuel up from the tank.
I’ve not fired mine up for a while actually...
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:33 PM

With Great sadness I am stopping updating here in fact I have removed my content. I just want to say a huge thank you to all those who made me and Shitey feel welcome but I have had enough!

When Moderation becomes more inportant than the members and just treating people right I no longer want a part of it!

Everybody is taking the mick out of John F for having the guts to say what others are thinking but dont have the balls to say :-(

I never joined here to be constantly followed around by overzealous staff who are obsessed with locking threads,moving threads,merging threads that you get to the point where you ask yourself why should I bother posting? Your never 100% sure what you post will still be there when you go back to it?

When I joined here my first ever thread was a post charting my chod history it was left alone as we had a very different regime then.A recent member joining here did the same thing and had their thread merged with another because it was decided to "Fix something that did not need fixing" :-(

Modereration is a thankless task has become the mantra as the staffs insistance to not listen to anybody as they are the only ones right 100% of the time,even when they are wrong of course they are right.

So along with others we are being forced to walk the plank

In all my time on the web I have never been part of an online community with moderation as extreme as here,before this ridicuous moderation regime started here it wasnt broken it didnt need fixing but it was "Fixed" regardless and sadly now the result of it being fixed is its broken

Somebody said that this was one of those real gems and I wasnt going anywhere because people wanted to read it. Lord knows ive tried to just post here for those who want it but yeh its now too broken by those with too much power.

Its not the Autoshite I joined

I suspect this will be taken down,nipped in the bud and swept under the moderation carpet by the bloody big broom of righteousness

But to those who cared,Thanks

And for the tits with the broom im sure you will be satisfied...............................................

Ok Jo.
If that's what you want then bye.
All the very best and hope things go well for you this year.
Any electrical gremlins with Shitestang II give us a shout anytime. Always here and look forward to you dropping in. Hopefully with pics of fabby Shitestang 5.0.
Please try to get over this moderated internet forum shit and get some perspective in your life, it's words on a screen with people you don't know.
Anyway, all the best :-)
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#945 OFFLINE   Magnificent Rustbucket

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:57 PM

I'm sad to see this. I enjoyed reading your posts.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 12:09 AM

Sorry to see you’ve had to walk Jo, i loved seeing your updates on this car.

Who knows, maybe things might change, work out or whatever in the future and you come back? Either way though, all the best and I hope the Stang serves you well!
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Posted 24 February 2019 - 12:15 AM

Sad but if it doesn't work then cool.

Always welcome back

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 12:28 PM

Sorry to hear about you leaving, Jo. I will miss reading your posts. Good luck.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:18 PM

That's a shame. Hope she comes back one day.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:32 PM

That's a shame, I liked this thread. I don't understand why you would specifically remove content but it's obviously something you felt it necessary to do.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:07 PM

I do - it's a personal thing I guess. I threw in the towel here a while back and removed the thread I wrote on my own car because it had content personal to me on it. I didn't want it on a forum I felt I was not a part of. She possibly feels the same.

 

I didn't remove any of my replies on other people's threads since I felt it would break up the continuity of them and cause them damage which I didn't want to do. I ended up coming back after a few months in the end because I found I was still visiting occasionally. I semi-regret removing the thread because I had put a lot of effort into it, but hey, that's life.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:30 PM

Fair enough man.




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