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Sarnie last won the day on January 29 2014

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    Motorsport, been racing a Capri on & off since 1987.

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    1995 525i Touring (M52b28 & LPG) & ThunderSaloon Capri 32V Cobra V8
  1. What have you done on your E34 Today

    After winter it's time for some love, I've known for a couple of months the NSF damper, lower control arm and track rod end were all shot, and the wheel was starting to flap around like a caster on a shopping trolley ! So got some Bilstein B8's, top mounts and the arm and rod end. As all the front suspension was off I decided to give it all a good jet wash, then thought I would have poke around at some suspect looking bits of underseal, oh well time to get the welder out again, both sides the same, holes going through into chassis rails etc... Also some in the rear arches which I'll be saving for another day...
  2. Goblin Works Garage, thoughts?

    It's ok, watchable nothing more. Was underwhelmed by the 'revolutionary / never been done before' Escort. Must have missed the bit that was completely different. Looks like a Capri next, I won't be getting too excited if the brief is the same.
  3. How Long Have You Owned Your E34?

    17 years, done 243k of it's 326k, still on daily driver duties
  4. V8 curiosity

    32V Cobra 5.0 V8 in the Capri 440bhp, 1070kg. Will put one in the E34 one day, quite fancy a Coyote V8 or an LSx.
  5. What have you done on your E34 Today

    Changed Clutch Slave Cylinder for the 3rd time, seems all pattern ones are shite, probably all from the same factory just in different boxes Febi, Delphi etc. Original did 224k, then changed again at 270k and now at 325k, at least they're easy enough to change. Also changed front wheel bearing which was an MOT advisory in September, just a bit noisy. Found the inner race of the inner bearing had a notch in it....
  6. Windscreen Replacement

    Sounds like it, I remember the Autoglass guy said the 1-piece generic trim wasn't available anymore and would have to use the old style 2-piece trim (which was OEM). So maybe it's just Autoglass then that don't have the 1-piece trim and others still have stock.
  7. Windscreen Replacement

    Yes, all the trim and clips Autoglass used on mine was OEM
  8. Windscreen Replacement

    As 'Sir Anthony' says and as mentioned in the link in my post above when I had mine done, the whole lot has to be assembled as one, ie. trim, clips and sealant put on screen not aperture and then fitted.
  9. Windscreen Replacement

    Autoglass did mine last year (through insurance for £75), took them 3 attempts as they kept coming with wrong clips. Ideally need somebody who has done E34's before as not as straight forward as modern stuff....
  10. Trailer tyre - technology swap

    I put some Nankang 8-ply van tyres on my trailer, bought from Oponeo. Something similar in your size.... https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-details/nankang-cw-25-195-80-r15-106-104-r-c#157449527
  11. Best bulbs for E34 headlamps?

    I'm on my 2nd set of Osram Nightbreakers, no complaints. Also put these in my side lights a year ago https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OYT11RE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 In 17 years I never used the side lights on their own as they were so dim to be of no use, tried various led's but not much better or didn't last long. Had these in a year now, nice and bright so get used a lot on there own.
  12. Wow, that was a good investment.

    Wonder what an ex Randy Mouse or Soperman GrpA car is now worth then ? Never owned one but drove 10+ back in the day, best being a Saph 4x4 that had a fortune spent on it, prepped by Gordon Spooner with a Mountune Engine.
  13. Project binky episode 16 now out.

    About time, it's been 6 months Another Youtube series I like is 'Engine Masters' some very interesting back to back dyno tests. Now up to episode 25.
  14. m50 2.8 build

    Why not use the M52 short engine with your M50 Head to start with, this would free up the M50 iron block to build a 3.0 at your leisure.
  15. Ford offering scrapage scheme

    My Capri was only a road car 3 years so never seen rust, wish the box sections on my E34 were as good.....
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