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by Bug
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel Gauge reading empty
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Fuel Gauge reading empty

Just because the wiring is ok, doesn't mean the connectors are getting a good connection.
99% of gauge related issues seem, in the past, to have been due to faulty connections on the sender unit.
Try cleaning them and crimping them a bit tighter? They live in a pretty harsh environment.
by Bug
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Harrier Jump Jet
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Harrier Jump Jet

Air travel went backwards 50 years when they grounded Concord. Modern aircraft aren't much if any faster than the VC10 or Boeing 707 were in the sixties and they're a darned sight less comfortable to fly in as well. (In economy at least). The VC10 was the fastest passenger aircraft before Concorde....
by Bug
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: diesel engine in a capri? discuss
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: diesel engine in a capri? discuss

It wasn’t a drivers car by any means. I’d be interested to try a 335d although I suspect it would be more of the same, just a bit quicker still. My daily is a 335d X-drive touring shadow edition (thank goodness they don't write all that on the boot!) For all the initial excitement about a diesel es...
by Bug
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Harrier Jump Jet
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Harrier Jump Jet

Certainly upset a few south americans, when they found out about 'viffing'. Vectoring in forward flight. So, lets say a erm, Mirage?, for example, got a Harrier in it's sights from behind. All the Harrier pilot had to do was simply pull back on the nozzle control and his aircraft slowed, started to ...
by Bug
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Throttle Sticky
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: 2.8 Throttle Sticky

Holy thread resurrection Batman! :o
by Bug
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Bye Bye Tornado
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Bye Bye Tornado

Nice one. Forgot it had Brimstone on it. Good representation really as that is one of the main uses of it during Op Shader and ISIS seriously didn't like those things. My lad spent 3 months in Cyprus on that Op as ground crew. When the crew they strapped in actually dropped something in Syria, they ...
by Bug
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Bye Bye Tornado
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Bye Bye Tornado

That's the GR1. Very early version as they almost immediately disabled the droop facility on the main undercarriage doors. Bringing them back in that little bit did nothing for aerodynamics and hurt your head when you tried to get into the bay :) The GR4 is in the Battle of Britain hangar, in the fa...
by Bug
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Bye Bye Tornado
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Bye Bye Tornado

Had to pop back in to comment on this. I worked Tornado for most of my 23 year RAF career, from Junior Technician through to Chief Technician, as a Propulsion/Airframes Technician. 9 years on 617 Sqn while they were at Marham, then 13 Sqn, before ending up running a team doing the Major strip/rebuil...
by Bug
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3652

Re: Car feels weird lol

I'm not trying to be derogatory at all. Fair enough Martin, I wasn't suggesting that you were, just that there's been many such comments, in general, which always does surprise me as I see Ford as being one of the greatest car manufacturers ever. And most everyone here is in love with a Ford which ...
by Bug
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3652

Re: Car feels weird lol

There's always a know it all who knows someone who worked on the Capris at NASA etc, etc, yawn yawn. Cars could have been requested from new to have had a special Suspension set up, But trust me, they weren't thrown together! Near the end of the run cars were built to order, any shells that didn't ...
by Bug
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3652

Re: Car feels weird lol

Later Lasers were finished off using whatever was left on the shelf. Isn't that just supposition though Martin? Perhaps the R & D at Ford purposefully changed such components (and sometimes changed them back again), as car manufacturers do. That seems more feasible than a large major corporatio...
by Bug
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3652

Re: Car feels weird lol

All lasers have multi leafs on the rears, 2.0s should have a single leaf fitted, they were from new! The single leafs rarely snap, however one or possibly more of the smaller leafs can go on the multi leafs. Wouldn't give the feeling you've experienced, only give away to broken leafs would be car s...
by Bug
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How to bypass heater resistor
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: How to bypass heater resistor

Hi bug, trust me this is a lesson learnt, although I'm curious, is there a reason why some circuits are wired up in this way? Wayne Not a clue I'm afraid. I guess you could say you'd have a strong permanent live connection that won't get disturbed? And you don't have power sitting at a switch that ...
by Bug
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How to bypass heater resistor
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: How to bypass heater resistor

Hi bug, turns out the motor is fine, once I wired it up correctly the motor sprung into life, the resistor board on the other hand looks like it's broken/cracked in two or three places :crying: Wayne Glad it's sorted. Maybe just live with it, run the fan on high when you need it. Once the car is ab...
by Bug
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How to bypass heater resistor
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: How to bypass heater resistor

By coincidence I'm refurbishing my heater at the moment with a new motor and one of Martin's new resistors. I've found this post most useful, :cheers: boys. Once done, it'll be bubble wrapped and stored with the rest of the booty I've been squirreling away for Project GBH :woot: Hey, I've changed q...
by Bug
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How to bypass heater resistor
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: How to bypass heater resistor

Bug, thanks so much for explaining this, it all makes a lot more sense to me now, no wonder running a direct live to the resistor terminals had no effect! I've been reading the print off the Haynes manual electrical diagrams trying to work it out, an electrician I'm definitely not that's for sure. ...
by Bug
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How to bypass heater resistor
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: How to bypass heater resistor

The resistor is in the earth side of the circuit. Power goes in to the motor through the bullet connector. When you operate the switch you are completing the earth circuit. When you switch it to slow you are running the earth through the resistor. When you switch it to fast you bypass the resistor. ...
by Bug
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Handbrake Switch

Thanks for the reply. You were correct with the wire colour and how many. I checked the lamp and that was fine but on further inspection I found the tabs to connect the instrument cluster to the lamp were squashed and not completing the circuit. Tested both handbrake and brake reservoir and all is ...
by Bug
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear

I used to know a bloke in Dereham, Norfolk, who raced a 3 litre Capri in the Slick 50 series. His day job was running AES engines, building bored and tuned V6 ford engines mostly. He fitted an 'ambulance cam' in a 2.8i and reckoned on a normal road it was quicker than his race car. That would be Ol...
by Bug
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Handbrake Switch

Its a simple plunger affair under the handbrake gaiter in the console. As far as I remember it's just a single brown wire to it, that basically completes the earth circuit when you put the handbrake on. However, this is also the low brake fluid warning light. You can test by pushing down the rubber ...