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by r2vdh
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Prop project
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Prop project

Done few of those before.. Getting the bearings on the slide back in can be fiddley swapped mine out for a single piece last year.
Brand new Uprated and stronger . Delivered for less than £200 from Northwest Props
by r2vdh
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Crankshaft rear bush
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: Crankshaft rear bush

Only thing I could think of would be to destroy the bush .... Tap a thread and use a slide hammer
by r2vdh
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Crankshaft rear bush
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: Crankshaft rear bush

Replaced the Crank needle roller bearing (spigot bearing) last year. I did it under the car :? I used bread, thick grease and a socket just right size on an extention. Got it out but took a while. An engine I rebuilt over Christmas a found a two jaw puller ground the inner edges enough that the arms...
by r2vdh
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri gearbox oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Fixed all the leaks on my car recently... Now I have no rust protection underneath :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by r2vdh
Fri May 29, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake warning light not working ..
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Handbrake warning light not working ..

Thanks for the response. Found a broken wire between the servo and the dash. Repaired and all working. 😁
by r2vdh
Thu May 28, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake warning light not working ..
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Handbrake warning light not working ..

Hi all. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the mk3 handbrake warning light?

New bulb fitted
Check connections on clock and bulb pcb.
Switch earths when handbrake is raised..

All other dash lights work fine how does the brake light get its 12v feed.

Scratching my head at the moment..
by r2vdh
Sat May 16, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Running battery voltage
Replies: 23
Views: 1306

Re: Running battery voltage

Looks like the amp meter trace is burnt out
by r2vdh
Fri May 15, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Running battery voltage
Replies: 23
Views: 1306

Re: Running battery voltage

One key thing here is you should have 12v on the small blue wire on the back of the alt when not running. What should happen is the light on the gauge bottom right will illuminate when the key is at position two sending 12v out to excite the alt when you start the car. Once started the alt will star...
by r2vdh
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stainless steel exhausts
Replies: 46
Views: 4968

Re: Stainless steel exhausts

Are you able to do a passenger side 2.8 exhaust in 2.5" throughout ?
by r2vdh
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Make steering easier / adding power steering
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: Make steering easier / adding power steering

One cheaper method is to fit rollerbearing top mounts. Get the right ones though as i have heard some people have had knocking noises from poorly designed ones. If your good with the welder the 2.8 rack will fit if to weld some fittings to the crossmember for the rack to bolt to. Then you will need ...
by r2vdh
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 efi question
Replies: 16
Views: 2208

Re: 2.8 efi question

Image

Running a Megasquirt ECU on mine. 😎👌
by r2vdh
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ball joint splitter
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Ball joint splitter

Ratchet strap on the antiroll bar on the TCA's takes most of the stress away and only needs one person to complete the job. Just buy a fork splitter and some universal boots cheap as chips. https://www.screwfix.com/p/laser-fork-ball-joint-separator-19mm/19907 Then just get a univerisal boot kit from...
by r2vdh
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Fuel pump

Depends what carbs your running.....

32/36 dgav or 38 dgas standard pinto mechanical pump.

Bike carbs or side draughts bike pump or low pressure pump with pressure regulator.
by r2vdh
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Rocker cover removal and weird alternator issue
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: 2.8 Rocker cover removal and weird alternator issue

definately the fuses. fuse 7 i think..... but would clean all of them both the holder and fuses with a bit of emery cloth or if you disconnect the battery some wirewool.
by r2vdh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 3472

Re: Exhaust recommendations

Get an ashley system. Manifold to the back. Sounds awesome. If you have a few quid get a janspeed system.
by r2vdh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: So...im assuming this is a bearing issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: So...im assuming this is a bearing issue?

Just make sure you fit the bearing round the correct orientation.

Lots of Chinese Crappy bearings in the market put in named boxes so be careful too. too.
by r2vdh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 34
Views: 5531

Re: Brake bleeding

The simple method to bleed these brakes would be to remove and rotate the caliper around to get the air as close to the bleed nipples as you can.

some pistons are hollow on the inside and will trap air. doing this will free it and allow a better bleed. :beer:
by r2vdh
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Timing causing starting problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Timing causing starting problems

Dont mess with the timing yet. Clean the engine earths and give that a go. . Also check the battery voltage in the morning should be about 12.6v. 12 min if less then your battery could be out or you need more cold cranking amps might be Timing should be around 12deg BTDc poss abit more with the cam ...
by r2vdh
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Anyone know anything about HID's?
Replies: 18
Views: 2973

Re: Anyone know anything about HID's?

Have had HIDs in mine for the last 6 years never been a problem with my MOT tester just make sure you have projection headlights like the BMW e34 ones.