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by STEVEW
Mon May 25, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 199

Re: 2.8 clutch

Hello Pageyboy. As Caprigear says there should be a nylon bush slotted into the bellhousing. I had a similar problem as you with a Cologne V6. As you’ve got a 2.8i you probably have the same set up as our Cologne 2.3 that is, the single locking nut retained in the hexagon end of a nylon bush. If so,...
by STEVEW
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk2 Atlas Diff into a Mk1 Capri
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Mk2 Atlas Diff into a Mk1 Capri

It sounds good Gary. I think I know what Vermillion Fire looks like because I believe that the Ford Cortina Bakkies from the 80s were offered in that colour. (They probably also had Atlas axles.). We have a Mk III with a 2.3 Cologne V6, which came with a 4-speed box and an Atlas axle as standard. My...
by STEVEW
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk2 Atlas Diff into a Mk1 Capri
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Mk2 Atlas Diff into a Mk1 Capri

Hello Gary and Chris, It’s nice to hear from another “Lad & Dad” team. It sounds like an interesting project you have. Atlas axles came in three widths: • Baby Atlas – 48.5" • Narrow Atlas – 50" • Full width – 52" The narrow 50" axle was only fitted into the Mk1 3-litre Capris and are rare. (They us...
by STEVEW
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 1.6 GL Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: 1.6 GL Anyone?

Hi pbar, Before my son and I got our capri I never really took much notice. In fact I hadn't seen any in our vicinity. After becoming interested in Capris I discovered that a guy in a neighbouring village has two: one being restored the other is a doner. And then I saw that another Capri was adverti...
by STEVEW
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gear lever removal
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Gear lever removal

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Allan mcl wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:19 pm
is it just for noise reduction
I think so, yes.

Andrew.
Noise reduction!
What's that?
:lowrider:
by STEVEW
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What size and width wheels can I run, coils. Help me figure out my set up!!
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: What size and width wheels can I run, coils. Help me figure out my set up!!

Hi Bug, Not that it really helps you I guess, but to me what makes it look wrong is the height. Far too much rubber hanging down below the car for my liking. Even your mock-up, though it fills the width better, just looks too high. I know I'm old fashioned but I still, after all these years, think a...
by STEVEW
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brown wite from handbrake
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Brown wite from handbrake

Hi tazla, It sounds like the brown cable which surfaces from the handbrake is the earth for the warning lamp system that is triggered by the, “Parking Brake Warning Switch” when the handbrake is pulled. The system is grounded by this switch so by connecting the cable to another system you could be e...
by STEVEW
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: clutch

Hi Chris, The quick answer to your question: I don’t know. However, I do know that the 4-speed Type B box and the 5-speed T9 box, we replaced it with, have the same number of splines on the input shaft, i.e., 23 splines. According to the info that I have the differences occur in the length and the n...
by STEVEW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Well trained cat
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Well trained cat

That's great Hamish,

Now you've got a cat that's: mouse-trained :cheers:
by STEVEW
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i

Hello again Major_Tom I've just re-read your post and realised I've partly misunderstood your post so it might seem I've been repeating myself. Therefore, don't take offence if my response sounds weird. Nevertheless, this discussion will help anyone considering such a gearbox swap. I certainly would...
by STEVEW
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i

Hello Major_Tom, Thanks for your help. There is no problem with the number of splines or length of the input shaft. This was one of the first things that was checked when the original 4-speed gearbox was removed. The 5-speed box was successfully mated to the engine (Cologne V6) two weeks ago. The pr...
by STEVEW
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i

Thanks for the photo Andrew. It helps because it confirms that the 2.8i crossmember is practically straight. There is one pictured on the internet which looks like a Ford one and is shaped like a banana but I don't know which car/van it was fitted to. I've asked everyone I know who has experience wi...
by STEVEW
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Thank You NHS
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Thank You NHS

Agreed Andrew,

The doctors and nurses plus all the others who are working in the hospitals should receive our admiration and thanks.
It's the political bean counters running the NHS that the criticism is meant for and quite rightly so.
by STEVEW
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 2276

Re: Going For A Drive

Re: Covid-19 We all know now that this virus has traveled from Wuhan in China like a wave. One of the worst hit areas in Europe is centered around Milan, Italy. I’ve heard the reason for this was the International Leather Trade Fair (LINEAPPEL) was held there last February and some attendees from Wu...
by STEVEW
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 2028

Re: Oily Sparks

Hello D336Y,

I second what Major-Tom is suggesting.
You need to check the compression before making a decision.
They're not difficult to use.

Stay healthy.
by STEVEW
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i

Hi everyone. I've just fitted a 5-speed T9 gearbox to a V6 Cologne motor installed in a Mk.3 and now the original gearbox crossmember for the 4-speed box is the wrong shape! Could anyone with a 5-speed gearbox mated to a V6 Cologne engine (e.g. 2.8i) post some photos of their crossmember, please? Th...
by STEVEW
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Off and running
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Off and running

As the others have said that is an amazing piece of kit Hamish.

All the best.
by STEVEW
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pancake VS Original air box
Replies: 15
Views: 2930

Re: Pancake VS Original air box

Hi Dallas, According to the information I have 1.6 Pinto motors in Capris with Weber carbs all came with automatic choke. Models with manual choke Webers had the OHV Kent engines, which suggests your 34 ICH Weber isn’t a standard fit. (I may be wrong.) Now let me ask you a question: is the car runni...
by STEVEW
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cross member
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

Re: Cross member

[quote=Bug post_id=380347 time=1581965314 user_id=1170

Yup! And unless you were about in 1966 you'll never see one :)
[/quote]

I had one in the seventies :cheers:
by STEVEW
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cross member
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

Re: Cross member

Hi Not_Anumber

I'm not exactly sure what you mean so I've included this link,
http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=184959

They certainly stiffen up the front end.