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by ollyw
Mon May 25, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake cable
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Handbrake cable

Hey Andrew and Martin Thanks for the replies. Not at all Andrew, what’s your method? It’s a QH part (regrettably but I’m not aware of any other choices). What I’m experiencing is the locknut appears to jump a thread and thus relax the cable. It doesn’t happen instantly, it’s taken about 2000 miles s...
by ollyw
Sun May 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake cable
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Handbrake cable

I keep having issues with the handbrake cable adjuster suddenly unscrewing when under load. This has happened several times now. I’ve put it down to a crap aftermarket part but wondered if anyone else was having the same trouble and what you did to solve it? The adjuster at the lever end just keeps ...
by ollyw
Wed May 20, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Are these legit electrical connections?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Are these legit electrical connections?

Hi.

Pic 1 as per the factory. I’ve taken a few apart and found those splices in exactly the same place and colour, so can only assume that’s the case.

The bottom pick is blatantly someone else’s doing
by ollyw
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

Re: Coolant

Thanks for the replies. I had no idea about the two not mixing well. Thankfully I’ve had the heater out and back flushed , rad out etc so fully drained everything as a result. I found the pink stuff was starting to sludge slightly over this winter hence all the effort. Also have heard pink is way to...
by ollyw
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

Coolant

Hi all. Can anyone recommend a supplier or make of coolant for my 2.8? I’ve been using OAT pink by mistake for years, I’m about to do the yearly check over etc prior to getting her out from hibernation and the coolant needs changing. I know now it needs to be IAT blue stuff. Any suggestions? I was h...
by ollyw
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 21
Views: 1387

Re: Water in footwell

Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:42 pm


Take the plug in the footwell out too until you sort it - so long as the water can get out agian youre ok.
😂
by ollyw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Ghia - Problems
Replies: 53
Views: 4291

Re: 3.0 Ghia - Problems

In the video at the bottom of the carb there’s an inlet/outlet of some sort. Right by the manifold gasket. Shouldn’t that have some sort of hose or blank off on it? Might be running lumpy due to excessive air?

It’s quite big, like servo vacuum size.. mind you I’d not expect it to run like that
by ollyw
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Injector collars stuck!
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Injector collars stuck!

Hi Mine were stuck hard and fast too. They are only rubber believe it or not. I blocked the port up with some blue paper towel. I felt if that fell in then it wouldn’t last long. I used a small screwdriver to carefully lever the remains away. They came apart in pieces and it was painstaking. The key...
by ollyw
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: heard it all now....
Replies: 86
Views: 4359

Re: heard it all now....

We had a girl in my office a few years ago who, when relating stories, would say "so I turned round and said ... " (sorry about the ellipsis!) She must have been dizzy from the number of times she turn around in a conversation with her mates. :lol: haha! I knew someone who spoke that way , I told h...
by ollyw
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: heard it all now....
Replies: 86
Views: 4359

Re: heard it all now....

I would say my biggest pet hate is “I was like...”. It is absolutely everywhere. I’ve noticed if you chew gum you are particularly prone to it. Example being “Tanyaaaaahhh kissed my boyfriend, I was like well angry..” etc I’ve noticed the beeb news online quoting people who say it, hardly helps to e...
by ollyw
Sat May 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 91
Views: 5150

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

Interesting problem you got there. Yes I see your point. Are the adjusters the same on all mk3 models? I thought they were but then surely they’d need to be different for the different drum sizes. Is it worth getting 2 second hand adjusters from Martin at Capri gear that are correct for the size las...
by ollyw
Sat May 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Part Numbers.
Replies: 6
Views: 7160

Re: Capri Part Numbers.

Rear wheel bearings (def for 2.8 may fit others)
(SKF ones as found and supplied by ford in ford eub204 boxes that don’t potentially leak like pattern ones)

SKF part number 361971ce
by ollyw
Sat May 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 91
Views: 5150

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

I give up!! Fingers crossed the pictures are attached, but I've put the shoes on the other way as you suggested, new springs - including that stupidly tight one at the top, adjustment arm will not go any further in and I've disconnected the rod entirely so it can't affect the tightness, still can't...
by ollyw
Sun May 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 2955

Re: Rear axle bearings

Hi guy's, Check out the link below if you haven't already https://www.tickover.co.uk/news_bearings.htm Mr B Hi, This is a good link, I did check this out a while back when I ordered my first set of bearings from them. (I’ve now gone through 2 sets) One of theirs is in and sealing fine on the other ...
by ollyw
Sat May 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 2955

Re: Rear axle bearings

Unfortunately it hasn’t worked. However, a friend noted down the part number from a genuine set of eub204 bearings he fitted a while back. It turns out they are made by SKF and are still available. Why pay phone numbers just because it’s in a ford box? The SKF bearing number is 361971ce. I’ve duly o...
by ollyw
Thu May 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 2955

Re: Rear axle bearings

Hi guy's, Not sure how relevant this is but I recently bought a second hand 3.0 litre axle off eBay, upon closer inspection I noticed that the axle breather was missing, getting a new one was a nightmare I eventually found a Morris marina breather and adapted it to fit the axle, however during my r...
by ollyw
Thu May 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 2955

Re: Rear axle bearings

It appears the oil is tracking between the outer race and the axle casing. I’ve bought some loctite 641 which is designed to seal bearing outer races to recesses. Basically exactly where the oil is coming from. When I inserted the half shaft back into the axle I was able to push the whole thing in f...
by ollyw
Tue May 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Man with the Golden....
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: The Man with the Golden....

Rude boy!
by ollyw
Tue May 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 2955

Re: Rear axle bearings

Resurrecting an older thread. I’m continuing to have problems with a leak on the N/S. I replaced both bearings at the same time with some from Tickover taking into account what has been said above about the seal either not being present or poor. The O/S has sealed beautifully and is ok. The N/S leak...
by ollyw
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 2064

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

If the day ever comes when knowledgeable members of this forum cannot point out dangerous stupidity then we will be failing every human being on this earth who ever goes near a road. Absolutely but no need to go into a rant - originators post edited or not. You’re more likely to be ignored or dismi...