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by pbar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 442

Re: Carb Blockage

Jasonmarie wrote:best of luck with the MOT :beer:


Thank you Jason, he passed with no advisories, I was happy about that :)
by pbar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A Sign of the Times
Replies: 38
Views: 308

Re: A Sign of the Times

Who's got enough time on their hands that they feel the need to complain about this stuff? In the main it is people who are employed in non productive roles, often jobs which did not even exist years ago, and are desperate to prove their worth and career existence. After all if they didn't do such ...
by pbar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Garage prep for B112
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Garage prep for B112

Paint on a floor will always wear. If you go to any garage or workshop or industrial unit which has painted floors, you will always see parts where it has worn away or been scraped or faded.
by pbar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 590
Views: 36060

Re: Who Remembers?

Thank guys. As Andy says Great British Humour. It's exactly that, and there is nothing quite like it. I love a lot of quintessential British things, and the humour is one of them.
by pbar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 590
Views: 36060

Re: Who Remembers?

There was a time when these postcards were just a typical thing you would see at every newsagents on holiday, and nobody minded or cared. Bet there will come a time when these will be rare collector's items and banned in the modern world. Very funny though, classic British humour. https://pbs.twimg....
by pbar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Daily Driver In Danger - Mk3 Ford Capri
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Daily Driver In Danger - Mk3 Ford Capri

It's great to see these cars still in everyday use. And welcome to the forum, hope you are able to make some progress with your issue.
by pbar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 24
Views: 147

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Very nice Neil, one of the few modern cars I can appreciate actually. And I like the way these cars have become part of a motoring enthusiasts world, many people being passionate about them.

Those gates are good in front of the garage, gives double protection.
by pbar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A Sign of the Times
Replies: 38
Views: 308

Re: A Sign of the Times

Paul G wrote:Bring back the 70's I say.


You get my vote for Prime Minister Paul.
by pbar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horrible Engine knocking
Replies: 42
Views: 587

Re: Horrible Engine knocking

Paul G wrote:I stuck a small magnet down each plug hole to check for foreign objects on top of the pistons


Would one of those small inspection cameras help to see what's going on in there. About £40 at Aldi.

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by pbar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Had an ice cream today ...
Replies: 13
Views: 111

Re: Had an ice cream today ...

That bottle reminds me of the bubbles you get when bleeding brakes.
by pbar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 442

Re: Carb Blockage

Paul G wrote:Did you set the points with a dwell meter?


I have one which Steve kindly passed to me yes.
by pbar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 442

Re: Carb Blockage

Thank you for replies, will take note as always. I had a mess with mixture and idle last night before my latest test drive, and all was good again. Didn't cut out at all and never looked like it might do. I am assuming that all the little things I did have given the result - carb cleaned out, jets c...
by pbar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wheeler Dealers Capri MK2
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Wheeler Dealers Capri MK2

Excellent. Thanks for the link.
by pbar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dislok
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Dislok

Another vote for Disklok here, the small size fits my Laser standard steering wheel.

I didn't realise it had three locking positions though Andy.
by pbar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 442

Re: Carb Blockage

Well, I got some new points today and fitted them, then set the timing as usual. Went for a drive and great, never cut out at all during the journey. Did another circuit and again, no cutting out, definite progress with the new points there, But, just before I put the car away I thought I'd lower th...
by pbar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri radio
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Capri radio

LONGC16 wrote:Thanks lads.... Not sure about drilling hole in glove box tho......


Do you have another means of passing the wires through?

As said, you could gain access through the glove box light aperture.
by pbar
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 442

Re: Carb Blockage

Thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it. Peter - I don't have a spare pump to hand, but I shall keep that in mind on the part-to-change-to-elmiminate-the-fault list. Still some other parts to try first. Paul - I did fit another set of points, a spare set I had though not new. And I have just fitt...
by pbar
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 442

Re: Carb Blockage

Well I tried another condensor, and the problem remains unfortunately. Still cutting out on idle (after a few miles/warmed up, but once it does it, it will then do it again and again), and rev counter slightly erratic.

Think I will try the coil next.

Any other suggestions more than welcome. Thanks.
by pbar
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 442

Re: Carb Blockage

Thanks for your input Jason. Funnily enough, my good friend Steve (stevemarl on here), has also suggested it could be ignition related. Now that you have mentioned condenser also, I think I shall try that tomorrow, as I do have a new spare. Here's hoping!
by pbar
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 442

Re: Carb Blockage

Well I took the top off and had all the jets out, cleaned the passage ways, etc. Put it back toegther and it's still the same unfortunately. Cut out on idle several times on the first drive. Anyone know of anything else I could try to fix this please? The rev counter at idle isn't very steady, waver...