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by stevemarl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.0 pinto cuts out when warm and won’t restart
Replies: 17
Views: 196

Re: 2.0 pinto cuts out when warm and won’t restart

Obvious first choice would be choke sticking on: starts OK but too rich and, literally, choked, once up to temp. Or needle valve / float problems?
by stevemarl
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: LSD
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: LSD

Major_Tom wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:52 am

as stipulated in the Being a Grown Up Act 2018.
Hopefully rescinded when we leave the E.U?
by stevemarl
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Urgent help! 2.9 cologne water pump cossie 24v?

Really useful to know of such places. Definitely add it to my list.
by stevemarl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ford capri D838ADG
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Ford capri D838ADG

Lancashire, Leicestershire?
by stevemarl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear ARB bush orientation
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Rear ARB bush orientation

I would say just to test fit both ways and see which fits most snugly, (I`d guess long side outer). You`ll probably find one way obviously fits better?

Edit: I guessed right:
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by stevemarl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear ARB bush orientation
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Rear ARB bush orientation

Is this any help?
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by stevemarl
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Fordaholic Nick....
Replies: 18
Views: 231

Re: Fordaholic Nick....

Nick, So in answer to your question yes it was better with conductors but only because times were better then too mate. that was my first `proper`job after leaving university in `77 (had enough of `school`, homework, exams) 20 y.o. TBH, the happiest workplace I`ve ever known!!! My only previous work...
by stevemarl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Capri Laser D605 CDU on ebay
Replies: 34
Views: 424

Re: Ford Capri Laser D605 CDU on ebay

until it was passed to the second owner Mr Simon Holmes

Can`t even get name right, always a bad sign.
by stevemarl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)
Replies: 55
Views: 886

Re: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)

Just one you can do quickly: have you checked the vacuum advance module as if that`s deteriorated it can cause random air leaks and cause the ignition timing to `wander`? Take the pipe off the base of carb and suck it, if any air comes through it`s leaking. To check wear in distributor just try push...
by stevemarl
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)
Replies: 55
Views: 886

Re: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)

If it `leans out` when you press the brakes it could be a perforated diaphragm in the servo which opens up when flexed causing an air leak? If you stop the engine do you still get the 1st 3 pedals with servo assistance from the residual vacuum in the servo/ any whooshing, whistling noises when you p...
by stevemarl
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)
Replies: 55
Views: 886

Re: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)

This is only info I could find re. brass v. plastic, I doubt they would ever have changed:
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by stevemarl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dukes Of Hazzard Car Spotted
Replies: 37
Views: 1575

Re: Dukes Of Hazzard Car Spotted

You can`t erase history just because you don`t like it, even if it WAS wrong. People love a `cause`.
by stevemarl
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: a ray of hope in these dark times
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: a ray of hope in these dark times

Major_Tom wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:12 am
It is a blasphemy to mock the day of the birth of our Lord Jesus.
What... you mean it used to be some kind of `religious` thing? I thought it was just a festival of consumption and greed?
by stevemarl
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: a ray of hope in these dark times
Replies: 11
Views: 403

a ray of hope in these dark times

Just for anyone feeling a bit down `cos of Covid, losing their jobs etc - don`t worry - Christmas is here: Sony Christmas Movies is up & running to get you in the mood ready. Probably delayed by lockdown?
by stevemarl
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dukes Of Hazzard Car Spotted
Replies: 37
Views: 1575

Re: Dukes Of Hazzard Car Spotted

Where was that Paul, looks more like Arizona than Stockport???
by stevemarl
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: MK3 fuel tank breather valve
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: MK3 fuel tank breather valve

The breather valve is just that, it allows air into the tank to replace the fuel leaving it, preventing a partial vacuum. It`s one way so air can get IN but fumes can`t get out; there`s no `non-return` valve sas such in the system (apart from the valves in the pump but they`re not 100%) Seems to be ...
by stevemarl
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E Scooter Rental
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: E Scooter Rental

Andy,
I agree, everyone on the road seems to have lost the `fear`, respect or whatever, it`s just ALL gone downhill.
by stevemarl
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E Scooter Rental
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: E Scooter Rental

The only downside to these is the very low centre of gravity which means you must hold the `handlebar` making it impossible to text, keep hands in pockets etc, whereas on a bike: https://i.postimg.cc/GmYD40mF/lostock-nob.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Qtb1C7hG/nob-urmston-anr.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gJQs...
by stevemarl
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Accelerator cable and engine paint
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Accelerator cable and engine paint

Your biggest problem will be the exhaust manifold as that gets far, far hotter than any other part, plus the expansion/shrinking, tends to make it tough for any paint to last. Otherwise all the above is good advice.e