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by D366Y
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Boot lock dis-assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Thanks for the replies and Andrew thanks for the picture from Haynes - I'm at that stage currently and what I'm at now is part E on your picture (the lock barrel) is separate from everything else bit of like to get at the tumblers in the same way you can with the door locks but currently for the lif...
by D366Y
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Boot lock dis-assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Boot lock dis-assembly

Evening all! I've done the hard part and got the boot lock out of the car, and have started to take it apart to clean it up along with the door lock, but can't for the life of me figure out how to get the cover off the tumblers so I can clean that bit up.... any ideas please?

Thanks!
Danny
by D366Y
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 17
Views: 197

Re: Water in footwell

Thanks for the extra suggestions guys - will try and get out over the weekend to identify the culprit!
No sure my sunroof actually has drains on it though - it looks like an 80's aftermarket number which would explain why it won't bloody stop leaking!

Will let you know how I get on!
by D366Y
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 17
Views: 197

Re: Water in footwell

Another day, another problem.… Sound advice from the others, by the way. If you take the carpets out but can't see any trace of a leak it might be an idea to sprinkle some talc around. When the water comes in it will leave a tell-tale trace in the talc. :goodluck: :D Andrew. Top notch idea there An...
by D366Y
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 17
Views: 197

Re: Water in footwell

I`d think it unlikely to be the heater as you`d smell the antifreeze? Has it been driven in the wet lately (some people do) which suggests floor, inner wing, or has it just been `rained on` in which case more likely windscreen, scuttle, door seals etc. As Paul says, leaks usually develop over time ...
by D366Y
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 17
Views: 197

Re: Water in footwell

Thanks guys, it doesn't look like the heater matrix as it was closer to the door edge of the passenger side rather than towards the centre section so will have to look at the door seal and inner wing sections In the meantime I'll have to take the front passenger seat out (hope the Mrs doesn't mind f...
by D366Y
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 17
Views: 197

Water in footwell

Morning all, Had the delight this morning to get in the car and discover that the passenger footwell was totally drenched. Carpets were sodden, and upon lifting them up there was a small pond underneath just swimming around. Just wondered if anyone had any ideas about what could be causing the water...
by D366Y
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Sierra £80k.!!
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Ford Sierra £80k.!!

For £49k I'd go proper American muscle, get something seriously meaty like a 7.2L Dodge Charger! If it was blue oval, I'd still get a nice early 'stang :)
by D366Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff Oil change
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: Diff Oil change

And do please make sure you can undo the filler plug before you remove the rear cover and drain all the oil out. If the 3/8" ratchet doesn't work (it did on mine) then a set of Stillsons or decent mole grips will do the trick. Once out I believe it share the same thread with plumbing fittings so ca...
by D366Y
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff Oil change
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: Diff Oil change

Not at all, there`s a filler plug on the passenger side of the differential casing, you can see it just behind the exhaust pipe, it`s either a 10 or 11mm square drive but if it`s not too chewed up a 3/8" ratchet will fit: That's absolutely perfect thanks Steve for the piccie, that's great :cool:
by D366Y
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff Oil change
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Diff Oil change

Afternoon all, Apologies if this is a bit of a dunce questions but the Haynes book of uselessness is pretty thin on how to do this... I have the later diff/axle as it's for my laser so think its an Atlas (??) I know that there are the bolts on the back of the casing to take it off, change the gasket...
by D366Y
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: bit late for halloween but
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: bit late for halloween but

I know they've done it for short sections of Star Wars as well - in Rogue One right at the end they green screened Peter Cushing (died in 1994) and a young Carrie Fisher into some scenes and that was in 2016 and was pretty impressive, could barely tell it was green screen at all!
by D366Y
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Late starting heater
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Late starting heater

Are you sure it's actually working? As in when you turn it on it makes a noise and comes on? If it does I'd be surprised as this sounds like the common issue of the fan not working at all, and when you start moving the air is pushed through the car so will work when you're moving but not when you're...
by D366Y
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly
Replies: 49
Views: 1904

Re: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly

Thanks for the link, i'll measure what I have left later (it was cracked and missing a section, when I took it off it broke in two!) and see if they have a serviceable part :) Instead of trying to reconstruct the washer, it might be easier to measure the diameter of the barrel and buying a pair of ...
by D366Y
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly
Replies: 49
Views: 1904

Re: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly

Hi Danny, It's good to hear that the project is nearing completion! Is the deterioration of the washer the cause of the lock issues? Mine was, as the in and out movement of the barrel allowed the spring to jam between the barrel and the housing. 1. I just used some washers I had lying around, but y...
by D366Y
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly
Replies: 49
Views: 1904

Re: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly

Hi Andrew, Two quick questions.... 1. the washer you mentioned at the keyhole end of the barrel that could be replaced with a fibre washer - do you have a link where to get a fibre washer or replacement from at all? Mine are buggered! 2. When I finally get to the end do I have to have a cuppa or can...
by D366Y
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Capri Book
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: New Capri Book

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:59 pm
Jasonmarie wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:53 pm
It’s not the book about The Pinto Engine being the best engine in the world .
That book can be found in the fiction section! :lol:

Andrew.
Everyone knows its an Essex! :lol:
by D366Y
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Interesting.....
Replies: 164
Views: 9410

Re: Interesting.....

andyd wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:50 am
Pas28i wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:00 pm
The doesn’t look too bad

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-2 ... SwJ5pduFES
Pity there are no windscreen wipers :?
Like you'd ever take it out in the rain anyway Andy? :lol:
by D366Y
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter
Replies: 37
Views: 776

Re: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter

Peter-S wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:27 pm
So Nick, the owner of the first Capri with 45s that doesn't go over 60. Could be unique :poke: :lol:
I think Tom would be having a fit if he knew :lol:
by D366Y
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly
Replies: 49
Views: 1904

Re: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly

You've done the hard bit, it's plain sailing from here.... Perhaps the roll pin bit was difficult because you weren't wearing your lucky stripy socks! :lol: Andrew. Haha unfortunately for me those socks have basically had it - need to find some new lucky socks with less holes :lol: You seem to take...