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by Mc Tool
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rubber rocker cover gasket..
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Rubber rocker cover gasket..

I stick my Rocker gaskets on to the cover with 3 bond (or F2 glue ),and bit of grease on tother side, gasket stays stuck to cover when it's removed for servicing ,don't over tighten the bolts when fitting and it lasts for ages :burnout:
by Mc Tool
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Princess calipers
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Princess calipers

https://www.burtonpower.com/princess-4- ... rk009.html
This is the kit you would need to fit princess calipers. Why not have a look at a willwood caliper kit ? The princess was a good mod 20 years ago .....bit old hat now ,and they weigh a ton ;)
by Mc Tool
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Intermittent misfire
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Intermittent misfire

Doing the valve clearance is a must do as tight clearances will have some effect on running ,but I would think that you would be seeing rough idling and a reluctance to answer the mixture screw ,rather than a misfire. It's not unknown for new components to fail shortly after fitting. Did you clean t...
by Mc Tool
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: what is this?

Mmmm a knobby posh one with rubber grips an all, bet he's got handles on his screwdrivers too :P
by Mc Tool
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage
Replies: 23
Views: 471

Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Make sure you use 2 spanners , one to hold the fitting still and the other to tighten the nut. The nut and fitting need a fair bit of torque to get them to seal and this amount of torque is often enough to damage the other end of the fitting,where be it welded or threaded to something and by support...
by Mc Tool
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: what is this?

I got a big one .....for the motorbike chain, and a smaller ( and a bit different ) for chainsaw chains :)
by Mc Tool
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: what is this?

So they last 3500km ? :xd:
by Mc Tool
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Intermittent misfire
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Intermittent misfire

nigecapri wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Crap in the carb
How often do I have to do that ? :xd:
by Mc Tool
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto starter motor
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Pinto starter motor

:agree:
Yeah , good point , may only need a set of brushes :)
by Mc Tool
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto starter motor
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Pinto starter motor

Lucas stuff is ok , just bear in mind the amount of work it's likely to have done. For that sort of loot I'd probly get one of them reduction gear jobs .... They sound so cool
by Mc Tool
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering rack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Steering rack parts

:banghead:
by Mc Tool
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Concerning gearbox noise
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Concerning gearbox noise

Unrelated#2 Many moons ago a rally driving friend gave me a complete set of brand new ( still in the ford packets) innards for my MK2 escort gearbox. After assy and fitting it was time to test it out and a bit of "rally drivin" in the local forest saw me wringing its neck up a long hill in 2nd and i...
by Mc Tool
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering rack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Steering rack parts

it`s not going to fracture with that sort of bend Famous last words :D Here in NZ ,if I fronted up at the certification engineer in a scratch built or modified vehicle that had previously damaged critical components that had been straightened ( or bent to fit ) especially using heat I would never g...
by Mc Tool
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering rack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Steering rack parts

Yeah, that might work for a big fat crankshaft that is out by a few thou but not a skinny tie rod bent 15 or 20 Deg, specially as it's bent right at the end of the threads, which already a weak spot , it's bound to be cracked ,and you should never attempt to straighten critical components......like ...
by Mc Tool
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering rack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Steering rack parts

They are definitely available . I would try Martin , or failing that either Burton power or Rally Design.
by Mc Tool
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door card rubbers
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Door card rubbers

Ah, me too Martin :) ...just the once tho, I figured you were either busy or didn't want to send parts to NZ. You guys are lucky to have a Martin, and lots of capris. Capris here are like rocking horse shit , and good parts even rarer. I see more Ferraris, Lambos, Astons and Porsches than Capris ......
by Mc Tool
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Getting RS 7 spoke wheel centre caps off!
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Getting RS 7 spoke wheel centre caps off!

I'm not familiar with this wheel but .....could they be popped off with compressed air :?:
by Mc Tool
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door card rubbers
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Door card rubbers

You may have to improvise ;) . You guys must have shops where they supply rubber in various sections by the metre. I have previously used the rubber seals glaziers use to seal aluminium windows for other jobs , maybe a car resto place could point you in the right direction. If you need to trim a rub...
by Mc Tool
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash Lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Dash Lighting

I also lined the inside of my dash with aluminium foil tape to act as a reflector ,but I'm not sure how much difference it really made as the LEDs are much better by themselves :)
by Mc Tool
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash Lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Dash Lighting

LEDs work good ,the dimmer doesn't work with them fitted , they are polarity sensitive, and you can get different colours ( I went for blue )