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by Bug
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car feels weird lol
Replies: 43
Views: 3140

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: 3140

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: 3140

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: 3140

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: 1293

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: 1293

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: 1293

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: 1293

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: 1293

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: 528

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: 1098

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: 528

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 ...
by Bug
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How much coolant ?
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: How much coolant ?

Fordoholic Nick wrote:....the london branches are offering free guns instead !! :lol:


Is that what they mean by 'more bang for your buck' ?
by Bug
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front Wheel Droaning Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 2145

Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

And I'd like to induct you into the (sadly) very exclusive club of people who ask for advice and then actually bother to give feedback for the benefit of others.
Well done sir!
by Bug
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

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. This was back in ...
by Bug
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: R.I.P Ken Dodd
Replies: 23
Views: 1936

Re: R.I.P Ken Dodd

I told someone at work about it....

"Ken Dodd died"
"Did he?"
"No. Doddy"
by Bug
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear light wiring problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

Re: Rear light wiring problem

Corroded contacts in the light unit? Cracked unit due to the two mounting screws being done up too tight? Lights earth through those screws so can cause loads of issues. Did you get this sorted? Don't mind answering people's questions, but it does get a bit frustrating when you never hear what the ...
by Bug
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear seat backrest removal
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Rear seat backrest removal

If you only want to keep the material dry, then you can easily remove the rear pads by simply undoing the 10mm nut in the middle of the back at the bottom, under the semicircular cut in the rear carpet. Then push the protruding bolt in and lift the pad off the frame. Much easier and no fiddly settin...
by Bug
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear light wiring problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

Re: Rear light wiring problem

Corroded contacts in the light unit?

Cracked unit due to the two mounting screws being done up too tight? Lights earth through those screws so can cause loads of issues.
by Bug
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easy upgrades for my 1600?
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: Easy upgrades for my 1600?

yeah as far as i know mines bog standard, with a 34ICH carb fitted. Ok, so I'm being picky.... But the 34ICH is actually not standard. Would have been put on at some point to replace the VV. You'll see an adaptor plate between the carb and the manifold. It's actually a nice little carb, but a 32/36...