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by billymagfhloinn
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: I want a stereo
Replies: 1
Views: 329

I want a stereo

Hiya lads, I'm looking for an old style stereo for the Capri. Not necessarily the original Ford one by any means, just something old school, preferably with big buttons and turning knobs. The only thing it has to have is FM, anything else is up for grabs. Broken tape players, 8 tracks, or nothing el...
by billymagfhloinn
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: She's Pullin'
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: She's Pullin'

Any idea where one might buy ones with poly bushings pre-fitted?
by billymagfhloinn
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: She's Pullin'
Replies: 7
Views: 610

She's Pullin'

Question for you experts, if you would be so kind.... My 86 Laser always pulled a bit under braking, mostly to the right. I just replaced the front calipers, and got braided hoses. Then replaced the shoes and bled the lot. Still pulled to the right under braking. Up on a rolling road today, brake sy...
by billymagfhloinn
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: I need a spacer
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: I need a spacer

Thanks beakster.
by billymagfhloinn
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: I need a spacer
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: I need a spacer

Here's the kind of thing my mechanic mentioned:

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The aluminium spacer in the middle here has a pipe/tube coming out the side.

Is this not necessary for a pinto 1.6?
by billymagfhloinn
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: I need a spacer
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: I need a spacer

Thanks Beakster. Someone told me that the spacer should have a inlet/outlet pipe going into it, and there's a blocked off pipe (vacuum i think) coming off the carb.

Thoughts?
by billymagfhloinn
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: I need a spacer
Replies: 7
Views: 971

I need a spacer

Hi friends,

I have a weber 32/36 carb and a manifold put on my Laser 1.6 litre, but I don't have a spacer between the two of them. Right now the carb is just bolted onto the manifold, and I know the setup requires some plate between the two.

Anyone have such a part?

Thanks,
Billy.
by billymagfhloinn
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: driving round ireland, any advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: driving round ireland, any advice?

Go from Dublin to Dingle, then next day on to Killarney and take the road to Glengarriff via Kenmare. You will not be disappointed.
by billymagfhloinn
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Chug Chug
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Chug Chug

She's booked in for a transplant tomorrow. Installing a nice weber 32/36 and K&N filter.

Hopefully that'll do the trick.
by billymagfhloinn
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Chug Chug
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Chug Chug

Won't start at all now. Mightn't be getting a spark. On my own so can't check properly.
by billymagfhloinn
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Chug Chug
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Chug Chug

Also, would a mix too rich cause blacking plugs that would lead to this problem?
by billymagfhloinn
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Chug Chug
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Chug Chug

I put in electronic ignition recently, that bypasses the condensor, doesn't it?
by billymagfhloinn
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Chug Chug
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Chug Chug

I haven't changed it back because it was so low it was cutting out at red lights, so either way I can't go back to what it used to be. It's an old VV.
by billymagfhloinn
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Chug Chug
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Chug Chug

Hi Friends, I'm having a spot of bother with a 1.6 laser. She's acting funny when I push the engine a bit during acceleration. If I accelerate slowly and smoothly, then all is well, but if I put the foot down, the car kind of 'chugs'. If feels like its skipping a firing or something, like it's stall...
by billymagfhloinn
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Getting this country back to being great
Replies: 34
Views: 2053

Re: Getting this country back to being great

Funny, I couldn't find a speak Welsh, Speak Gaelic, or Speak Manx sign.
by billymagfhloinn
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: There's Water Getting In
Replies: 7
Views: 671

There's Water Getting In

Lift the carpet in the driver's footwell, and there's water there. I know some people mentioned this as a problem with some Capris. Where's it getting in from? Is it coming in under the door, or possibly from the windscreen? If it is coming in at the bottom of the door, as I suspect, might there be ...
by billymagfhloinn
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dash Light Improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Dash Light Improvement

You're very welcome. Least I could do given all the help I've gotten here. And thanks lads for correcting mistakes regarding speedo clip and number of shrouds.
by billymagfhloinn
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: ABS? Wot the 'ell's that?
Replies: 17
Views: 1318

Re: ABS? Wot the 'ell's that?

Theres a science behind all this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peltzman_effect

"The safer they make the cars, the more risks the driver is willing to take. It's called the Peltzman effect."
by billymagfhloinn
Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dash Light Improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Dash Light Improvement

To be honest, it's pretty self evident once you start pulling everything apart. Just go slow and make a note of everything, what goes where etc. Start by taking the fascia off the dash. This usually involves removing the bottom pnels below the dash first, and sort of stripping the whole lot away. Re...