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by stevemarl
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri mk3 with sbc which headers
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Capri mk3 with sbc which headers

Mr B wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:42 am
Hedman Hugger headers,
Love the name!
by stevemarl
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Prince Phillip R.I.P
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Prince Phillip R.I.P

:agree: It`s kind of hard to take in yet, he`s always been there, seemed like he always would be. Must be devastating for the Queen. Not a big fan of the royals generally, especially the younger parasitic brats, but I genuinely like the Queen, and Philip, TBH, didn`t really giva a s*** - which was q...
by stevemarl
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Outer sill replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Outer sill replacement

Mc Tool wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:27 pm
The devil you know is better than the one you dont
:agree: :agree: :agree:
by stevemarl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Outer sill replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Outer sill replacement

Or even similar :doh:
by stevemarl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Outer sill replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Outer sill replacement

The lack of replies would suggest that this is very, very difficult to estimate. How far do you cut back to get good metal on the floor/inner sill? How much time do you spend fabricating repair patches for the same? Perhaps with pictures somebody may identify with it and have had similair work done?
by stevemarl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!

You`re forgetting Paul - I think my `phone`s modern `cos it can send texts!
by stevemarl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!

Danny, Ha - I just get sooooo many I just can`t be arsed reading, or deleting, them :lol: (They are sites I sometimes use so don`t want to block) Facebook, for example, every day sends me 5 new sites I`ll be `interested in` about crappy cars of the `70s & `80s. It`s overwhelming - and I never even u...
by stevemarl
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fan belts from Tickover
Replies: 18
Views: 212

Re: Fan belts from Tickover

There`s something weird about this: the one fitted is (in theory) too big at 914mm, 50mm longer than the `correct` part. Although it would only be a 15mm increase in actual diameter. Very strange. Please don`t be offended but you have loosened fully so the alt will push right back, it`s not binding?...
by stevemarl
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fan belts from Tickover
Replies: 18
Views: 212

Re: Fan belts from Tickover

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:28 am
Why all the interest in the size of David Gates' (or is it Gareth's?) belt anyway?

Apologies to anybody who was expecting a sensible contribution to the discussion. :lol:

Andrew.
If your parting with your bread you want the right part ;)
by stevemarl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fan belts from Tickover
Replies: 18
Views: 212

Re: Fan belts from Tickover

AFAIK all the Pintos had the same alternator, why wouldn`t they, electrically they`re identical. There were different makes fitted, depending on supply chain, but they would all have the same diameter pulley so they run at the same speed.
by stevemarl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fan belts from Tickover
Replies: 18
Views: 212

Re: Fan belts from Tickover

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:06 pm
Same engine though, isn't it? I'm no expert but I would wager that both the 1.6 and 2.0 pinto engines use the same size belts.
Correct. The 2.0 block`s a couple of mm taller but doesn`t affect the alternator/water pump.
by stevemarl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!

Andrew,
Oh no, not taking any chances after that!
by stevemarl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 2.8 V6 flywheel or starter ring
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Wanted: 2.8 V6 flywheel or starter ring

Maybe try Martin, Caprigear? Tel: +44 (0)1507 343148 (workshop)) I`d imagine shipping will be biggest expense?
by stevemarl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!

Paul,
I often wonder about this: How can you make something like this and ship it 1/2 way round the world for that price?? I paid, I think, £8 at Aldi for my original, which is ridiculously cheap, but 2 quid??? And 3 years on it`s still working.
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by stevemarl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fan belts from Tickover
Replies: 18
Views: 212

Re: Fan belts from Tickover

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:59 am
, which is 865mm, as the belt they supply for the 2.0.
:agree: that`s the correct size, the Bosch part is even tighter at 864 ;)
There must be something wrong if you need to take the alternator off to change the belt, surely, I never have?
by stevemarl
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Knocking noise
Replies: 22
Views: 271

Re: Knocking noise

D366Y wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:30 pm
now it doesn't run at all, but is a lot more consistent!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by stevemarl
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How to fit mk3 bumpers? (non standard Capri)
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: How to fit mk3 bumpers? (non standard Capri)

Peter-S wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:53 pm
The front bumper irons have captive nuts welded on them so the bolt goes through the inner wing from under the wheel arch and into the irons. Not sure on the size of bolts though.
They`re standard M8 bolts.
by stevemarl
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Knocking noise
Replies: 22
Views: 271

Re: Knocking noise

The synchro though wouldn`t really explain the violent surging as you just described it `dumping the clutch`, that`s much more like a clutch, or even engine/gearbox mount - which I guess could also make noise? Or as Martin said a fuelling issue? The rubber mounting for the propshaft centre joint wou...
by stevemarl
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Knocking noise
Replies: 22
Views: 271

Re: Knocking noise

Scott, I`ve never had this in a Ford `box, cos they`re quite rugged, but I did in an old Vauxhall RWD: the hub is splined onto the mainshaft and they would crack around the `webbing`. https://i.postimg.cc/prcv9vYx/DSC02778.jpg The inner part is the mainshaft, the outer ring slides for and aft to eng...
by stevemarl
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Knocking noise
Replies: 22
Views: 271

Re: Knocking noise

Hopefully it will be `just` a clutch problem, maybe broken springs in the driven plate, although I`d have thought that would be in all gears. When you try to select 1, 2 or reverse, does the gear lever feel stiffer or different than it used to? 1,2 and R are the same synchrohub which, if that was br...