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by Bug
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Rear brake drum removal

With all the good advice being given, we could have gathered around the thing and TALKED it off by now! :xd:
by Bug
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WTFocus is this.!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: WTFocus is this.!!!!!

Same tyred old jokes!

You need to keep a low profile :D
by Bug
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WTFocus is this.!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: WTFocus is this.!!!!!

Well it certainly looks wheely different. :xd:
by Bug
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Instrument illumination
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Instrument illumination

I did the simple conversion of just removing the blue covers, for a fellow member of Kings Lynn Capri Club a few years back at a local show. So there I was, leaning over the boot of his 280, with the instrument cluster in pieces, removing a couple of the gauges to get the blue covers off easily, whe...
by Bug
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Rear brake drum removal

I did use a mallet but sparingly as I didn’t want to damage anything, also all of the online advise said not to try and lever it off, is the back plate stronger than it looks? It is strong enough for this purpose, yes. You could try using a drift and tapping the drum outwards (i.e. from the diff di...
by Bug
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Forum question: incoming pm "on hold"
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Forum question: incoming pm "on hold"

Possibly because your inbox is full of old messages?
I think you only get space for 50, so you need to delete old ones if you've read them.
Then it should have space to appear.
by Bug
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Rear brake drum removal

I think it`s something they used to have (hence the hole in the face of the drum) nbut they stopped fitting. There was never really much point when the hub has studs as they locate it anyway (more useful if you have wheel bolts ) Just give it a tap and it should pop off, unless very badly worn so t...
by Bug
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Water in footwell

Take the plug in the footwell out too until you sort it - so long as the water can get out agian youre ok. 😂 Don't laugh, that's not such a silly idea. At least it'll reduce the build up. You can also put something under the carpet to hold it up, so it drains instead of soaking in. Short term preve...
by Bug
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Handbrake adjustment

The state of components plays a large part in the how many clicks the handbrake has to be setup with. On a previous Capri I found I always needed it adjusted to at least 6 clicks to avoid the shoes rubbing against the drums when the handbrake was off. Mine now works perfectly on 3 clicks. The diffe...
by Bug
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Handbrake adjustment

If you really can't get your head around the Haynes manual then why not give my method a go. It works. ;) Your manual does indeed seem to show the old set up with various pulleys etc. Interestingly though, it shows it on a Salisbury axle, whereas more commonly that arrangement appeared on the front ...
by Bug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Handbrake adjustment

It`s a bit bewildering as apparently there was a changed adjustment procedure for later models (presumably with the nylon adjuster?) TBH I wouldn`t have anything like this much travel but this is what Ford recommend. I make no recommendations or comments, just present the info I have. https://i.pos...
by Bug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Who feels like solving a mystery?
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Who feels like solving a mystery?

There was a 'famous' case of a white Tickford that sat in the Aston Martin showroom in Long Stratton, Norfolk, for many years. It was finally sold and registered on a 'J' plate. So that would have been quite a discrepancy from the build date. Way back in 1999 I organised an attempt to get a 'Mile of...
by Bug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse box queries
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Fuse box queries

Remember that most of the connections happen underneath the box via a huge multi-plug. I think, from memory, the black wire to terminal 6 is for the windscreen wash pump. I had a problem years ago with mine not working, but a simple test with one of those light up screwdrivers showed power getting ...
by Bug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Clutch cable

Wouldn't leave you stranded, the car can be driven without the clutch . Ah yes , us brilliant men could but what about the Mrs ......spose that's why there is a magnet in the bottom of the gearbox :) That's a bit generic! My wife, who is an automotive purchasing manager, has a product licence from ...
by Bug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Handbrake adjustment

It is very easy to adjust once you've found it. The outside of the cable itself is a coarse thread which the adjuster winds along to take up the slack. Some would say it's always worth checking the adjusters on the brake drums first. To do that you would slacken them off (Haynes manual covers it) t...
by Bug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Axle location kit help
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Axle location kit help

It makes the back end easier to control.....you can still get it sideways coming off a roundabout but without spinning it. I fitted a genuine Skorpion X-frame on my 2.8i way back in the early 90s. It actually gave me understeer! Easy solution.....give it more welly off roundabouts. Expensive soluti...
by Bug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear wiper
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Rear wiper

From my experience, if you take the connector off the left strut then the wiper will work but will just stop wherever you switch it off. Either way, you should have an earth on the body of the motor, a power supply from the 'penny' connector on the left side of the tailgate, and a self park earth at...
by Bug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse box queries
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Fuse box queries

Remember that most of the connections happen underneath the box via a huge multi-plug. I think, from memory, the black wire to terminal 6 is for the windscreen wash pump. I had a problem years ago with mine not working, but a simple test with one of those light up screwdrivers showed power getting t...
by Bug
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 fuel problem
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: 2.8 fuel problem

No need to change them as the wear on them is irrelevant. The gap is not irrelevant, but it honestly will not affect the actual timing, the spark occurs the instant the field collapses in the coil , gap just affects the quality of the spark, . I`m sure you`re thinking of the points gap which DOES a...
by Bug
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 fuel problem
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: 2.8 fuel problem

Larger plug gaps causes ignition to be retarded ? :python: me thinks your plug gap needs closing up a bit :poke: :xd: ,that's right up there with the misinformation mother's tell unruly kids about what's going to happen if they swallow Cherry stones or chewing gum,.....or don't eat their Brussel sp...