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by stevemarl
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: WTFocus is this.!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: WTFocus is this.!!!!!

What, you mean it`s not real after all???
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Random switch!
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Random switch!

Or has/had an electric fan and this was a manual over-ride, hence the warning light? Is that a keyswitch to the left, possibly from an immobiliser? None of it is standard of course.
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Rear brake drum removal

I suppose I was assuming that the drums had not moved at all in which case the only option is carefully applied force, and common sense. Oh, and it might be worth a bit of penetrating oil around the studs and centre axle casting, whatever you`d call it - the round thing that sticks through?
by stevemarl
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Rear brake drum removal

I did use a mallet but sparingly as I didn’t want to damage anything, also all of the online advise said not to try and lever it off, is the back plate stronger than it looks? It is strong enough for this purpose, yes. You could try using a drift and tapping the drum outwards (i.e. from the diff di...
by stevemarl
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Rear brake drum removal

I think it`s something they used to have (hence the hole in the face of the drum) nbut they stopped fitting. There was never really much point when the hub has studs as they locate it anyway (more useful if you have wheel bolts ) Just give it a tap and it should pop off, unless very badly worn so th...
by stevemarl
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Instrument illumination
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Instrument illumination

Andrew,
as if by magic:

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by stevemarl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Andrew
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: Happy Birthday Andrew

All the best Andrew!
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Information on previous owners of D745 0DM
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Information on previous owners of D745 0DM

I think he is current/new owner? Oldham?
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Clutch cable

Paul,
Thanks! There`s also the possibility that the cable could snap while you`re sat in a queue with the clutch depressed - dropping the clutch and ramming the car in front.
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Handbrake adjustment

Andrew,
I`ve always thought 4-5 clicks for the MOT too. I suppose if you were on good terms with the tester you could show them the book? Just can`t see 6 clicks being too tight?
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Handbrake adjustment

Is that excerpt from your Haynes manual? Yes it is , it`s an early Haynes (MkII includes `78 on MkIII) I also have the orange `official` workshop manual, that seems to have 2 brake sections one at the front dated `74 and another more detailed one near the back lifted from the original `69 manual (w...
by stevemarl
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Handbrake adjustment

It`s a bit bewildering as apparently there was a changed adjustment procedure for later models (presumably with the nylon adjuster?) TBH I wouldn`t have anything like this much travel but this is what Ford recommend. I make no recommendations or comments, just present the info I have. https://i.post...
by stevemarl
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse box queries
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Fuse box queries

Mc Tool wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:01 pm
There is some weird stuff going in the Capri wiring ,both tail lights opperate off different fuses
Doen`t that make sense though, if they were on the same fuse and that blew you`d have no rear lights, whereas if they`re separate you`ll always have at least one?
by stevemarl
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Clutch cable

Mc Tool wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:13 pm
spose that's why there is a magnet in the bottom of the gearbox
:lol:
by stevemarl
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Clutch cable

Yes, I know, and I drove it home - I just thought people might prefer to avoid being in that situation in the first place that`s all. You`re quite right though it`s really no problem.
by stevemarl
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear wiper
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Rear wiper

Don`t forget, there are 2 power leads to a wiper, one from the `on/off` switch which starts the motion, once moving it`s then powered from the `self park` supply which runs it right through the arc and back to the start (so if it gets back there and the switch is then `off`, it stops in the parked p...
by stevemarl
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Fordoholic Nick!
Replies: 16
Views: 300

Re: Happy Birthday Fordoholic Nick!

Yep, all the best Nick!
by stevemarl
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Clutch cable

Just thought it worth pointing out that the clutch cable , where it locates onto the pedal, is often forgotten but will benefit from a drop of oil every decade or so. Otherwise this can happen, with no warning, and could potentially leave you stranded. (Fiat cable, but same principle applies): https...
by stevemarl
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What size heater water hose
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: What size heater water hose

16mm internal diameter. Or 5/8" old money.
by stevemarl
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

Stanspeedautocare wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:59 pm
wander if I can buy just the very front noses of the wings
In a word, no.