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by stevemarl
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Temp gauge issue
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: Temp gauge issue

It`s a one piece printed circuit board and they do, with age, become a bit fragile so it`s quite possible that a bit of the track has been damaged while you were changing bulbs. Hopefully not, but it can be repaired with a bit of copper tape and solder, or even silver conductive paint.
by stevemarl
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Temp gauge issue
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: Temp gauge issue

The gauge is just fixed to the cluster unit/PCB by two small nuts, which also are also the electrical connections. Martin at Caprigear will have a new gauge. If, as you say, the fuel is working normally that suggests the voltage regulator is OK so I`d just give a final check to the connection to the...
by stevemarl
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Cloudflare Error
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: Cloudflare Error

I`ve had no problems FWIW.
by stevemarl
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Guess the part
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Guess the part

Assuming they`re Capri, black is the flasher, red is the intermittent wipe. The metallic looking one is the right size for HRS (but mine`s plastic) . Blue? Something from a 2.8? Or headlamp washers? The last IS an instrument of torture/chastity
by stevemarl
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: what is this?

That did occur to me actually, certainly looks the part!

It`s weird, my only reasoning is that I bought it ready for a possible job which I haven`t yet tackled. Hopefully if i`d actually used it I would then remember what it did! Hopefully.
by stevemarl
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: what is this?

Feckin` hell - you`re absolutely spot on! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thank you so much - it really was doing my head in!
(I got it to replace the link if/when I do the roadsters timing chain)

What a great forum!

Steve
by stevemarl
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

Mine was manufactured May `84 if that helps.

EDIT: just checked and they are actually Torx head, just happens that a 4mm allen key is a really snug fit and I didn`t have my reading glasses. :roll:
by stevemarl
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 272

what is this?

Bit embarrassing this, I was sorting through my `special tools` toolbox (the one for vehicle specific, home made, adaptors etc) and I found this: https://i.postimg.cc/HxWQyDPT/DSC01203.jpg webster bank branches in ri I honestly have no idea what it does. I vaguely remember buying it, within the last...
by stevemarl
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

Andrew,
again my memory failed me (though to be fair I`ve never had to undo before) they are pan headed M6 allen bolts and you`ll need a 4mm key - plus an extension, they`re incredibly tight!!!
by stevemarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

Thinking about it, if the bolt head has 8.8, 10.9 or 12.9 on it it`s metric, I think R or S denote HT imperial?
by stevemarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Seen this on fb and thought it was very funny
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Seen this on fb and thought it was very funny

Nick,
did take a moment but, yes, get it! That IS funny! Went to a show at Cleveleys and the whole sea front looked like that.
by stevemarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

Andrew,
I would have thought that as the Mk2 had more German input and was a later design they were more likely to be metric, as most later bits are? M8 off the top of my head, If you get no answer by tomorrow I`ll check for you.
Steve
by stevemarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

By M5 you mean bolts rather than self tappers? They were definitely originally black pozi`s, as were the grill fixings, bezels etc. Not that it really matters. Yes, I'd describe them as black pan-headed M5 screws. Paul, You know, you`re absolutely right. I`d have said self-tappers till I saw the pi...
by stevemarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

By M5 you mean bolts rather than self tappers? They were definitely originally black pozi`s, as were the grill fixings, bezels etc. Not that it really matters.
by stevemarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Nut, Bolt & Screw Sizes

These are what I noted years ago and are correct to the best of my knowledge: TCA pivot bolt 3/8" UNF TCA ball joint 7/16" UNF steering arm/hub 3/8" UNF Track rod end ball joint = M10 fine (1.0mm pitch) ARB brackets/Xmember = M10 steering coupling pinch bolts = M8 10.9 grade HT Rear spring `U` bolt ...
by stevemarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto starter motor
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Pinto starter motor

Whoa - before you spend anything, is yours a Bosch one? Most likely it will only be the brush/regulator unit that`s failed, these are available on ebay for a tenner, worth a punt? You can change in-situ, It`s literally a 2 screw job, 5 minutes max. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-ALTERNATOR-VOLTAGE-R...
by stevemarl
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Major Tom.
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Major Tom.

D366Y wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:32 am

Considering our air is 80% nitrogen I thought I'd be immune to it by now :lol:
Nah, it`s fake news that - don`t believe a word of it. ;)

Like climate change.
by stevemarl
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Major Tom.
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Major Tom.

Yeah, people just don`t understand the dangers of nitrogen poisoning.
by stevemarl
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Mk3 Laser 2.0L Mad Max style for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Mk3 Laser 2.0L Mad Max style for sale

It has to be said... whilst I understand the look you`ve gone for, I think when it comes to selling, it would have achieved much more with the original paint?
by stevemarl
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering rack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Steering rack parts

TBH, I`d be more concerned about HOW the tie rod got bent as that must have been a severe impact: what damage has it done to other parts such as steering knuckle etc, which may be cast and more brittle? Whilst I appreciate the `not taking chances with steering parts` the rod is AFAIK mild steel? not...