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by Mc Tool
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Different cover
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Different cover

I have thought about these but I figured they would be a job for an auto upholstery guy to do,and when I asked him it turned out to be cheaper to get him to make the thing as well,then I got a mint dash on eBay so never bothered. I guess getting the old cracked dash smoothed off so said cracks didn'...
by Mc Tool
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Autodata manual
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Autodata manual

I have the Haynes manual but the wiring for the wipers and washer pump are different to what's actually in the car and I have not been able to find correct diagram ( haven't looked to hard :lol: ). Some of the wiring defies logic and common sense :axe:
by Mc Tool
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 45
Views: 828

Re: Laser 1600

I have found that araldite ,being epoxy is sometimes a bit reluctant to stick to some plastics and a polyester glue (fibreglass resin ) often works better. I just make little dams our of plaster scene or bluetac and pour it in and pack in a bit of the glass strands from the bottom of the bag .....wa...
by Mc Tool
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Tickover PT 3
Replies: 27
Views: 376

Re: Tickover PT 3

And a bigger hat if all the compliments keep rolling in :burnout: :xd: Thanks Hamish... I will take this as a 'compliment' mate :lol: :lol: :lol: Or friendly poke in the ribs ,,And what's with the B112 ? Is your car a Capri royalty , movie star , significant history car? We (me and Di ) are always ...
by Mc Tool
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Tickover PT 3
Replies: 27
Views: 376

Re: Tickover PT 3

Fordoholic Nick wrote:

Thanks chaos.... think I am going to need a bigger tub of Autoglym :shock: :shock: :wave: :lol:


And a bigger hat if all the compliments keep rolling in :burnout: :xd:
by Mc Tool
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 45
Views: 828

Re: Laser 1600

I have (had) a stock 2l and when doing the motor up I fitted a stock ford cam (got it cheap ) and I set the timing so the intake lobe center angle was 108 Deg atdc. Real good low mid range power , tows a trailer easily ,gets 40mpg,still does the ton ,only downside is that if runs out of puff at abou...
by Mc Tool
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Propshaft 3.0 auto to 2.8i special
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Propshaft 3.0 auto to 2.8i special

I been looking at lsd's from Burton's and Rally design ,they seem to have got cheaper ,think I'll go for the torsen type ,..........but do I get the stronger 2 piece axles too .Mmmmm sounds like a decision for the Mrs :sarcasmalert: actually the best time to bring the Mrs in on decisions like this i...
by Mc Tool
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Mc Tools Capri
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Mc Tools Capri

https://i.postimg.cc/B6BsCBSV/007.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/J0TLf7B3/005.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mkZ4p1h2/004.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XNLDczWb/DSC00929.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BZd91zBn/DSC00928.jpg Hi , This is more about posting images ( sorted ), I got my Capri in about 2010 when after giving u...
by Mc Tool
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gaz shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Gaz shocks

Mad Max ? Nah , that's Australian.....I'm Kiwi ...we bowl over arm...... and leave the sheep alone. :lol: Probly the only visible mods to my Capri will be (in order of importance ),get rid of the tartan upholstery ,lowered 2" , 15 X 7 superlites , and 4 pot Willwoods on 285mm vented discs....an...
by Mc Tool
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: I need a second opinion, please
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: I need a second opinion, please

Hi ,I'm Mr negative :wave: ,that is a lot of body / panel work ,specially for a 1st timer (Tim & Fuzz would be lacing up their runners ) but then again I have been stunned by the tenacity of some young un's. Apart from the work ahead and the parts needed you are also going to need a bit of kit a...
by Mc Tool
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 Gearbox
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: 1.6 Gearbox

Yeah , if you also have the correct bell housing , either integral or seperate depending on which version of "e" box you have ,there is a and b versions one has an integral bell housing, and the other is separate, and you would need to get the clutch plate with the correct splines for the ...
by Mc Tool
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto 'box positioning wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Auto 'box positioning wrong?

Well yeah ,depends on your skill level as to weather you think it quick and easy or not. I think it should be a doddle, but you would have to get well under the car so there's jack's and blocks involved , and basically adjust the linkage......thing is , you shouldn't have to do it and I think it's a...
by Mc Tool
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition Ballast resistor - Cologne V6
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Ignition Ballast resistor - Cologne V6

Ah , I did wonder about that, good that you have it sussed :)
by Mc Tool
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto 'box positioning wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Auto 'box positioning wrong?

Nah , sounds like someone either didn't adjust the shifter linkage correctly , or did but didn't do up the locknut. Was it like this when you 1st picked up the car after repair or did it show up some time later ? Either way you should take it back to the repairer asap, probly no biggie but it needs ...
by Mc Tool
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition Ballast resistor - Cologne V6
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Ignition Ballast resistor - Cologne V6

The "wire" resistor is a fixed resistance . On my crapi the Res wire comes from the ignition switch to the coil ,it's not the whole length just a section in the middle of a normal copper wire ,the 12v from the starter joins this Res wire inside the harness by the left inner guard , and goe...
by Mc Tool
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Battery cable clips. Help / pics required.
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Battery cable clips. Help / pics required.

There are a few clips on flea bay "Ford Capri battery cable clips"
by Mc Tool
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gaz shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Gaz shocks

Ah ,no , they ain't replacing them, apparently this is acceptable ,and if the only issue is a bit of nut damage,assuming they actually work properly , I couldn't be arsed sending them back. The apex's of the nuts are machined off a bit so they can fit under the retainer and the damage is minimal , j...
by Mc Tool
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition Ballast resistor - Cologne V6
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Ignition Ballast resistor - Cologne V6

Got a volt meter? Check it out and see what it's actually doing. Normally the low voltage feed from the ignition switch would be a length of resistance wire rather than an actual ballast resistor , makes me think some one has had a fiddle. Is the ballast right at the coil, if not it may be that the ...
by Mc Tool
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gaz shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Gaz shocks

Thanks Nick Just to follow up, I wrote again grizzly email to Burton's (Keith Turner ) with a few pix ,he forwarded it to the Gaz people who said that ( da da da De da )they appear to have been damaged upon assembly (ooooh,hand assembled...I thought I could smell quality :wank: :xd: )and as for the ...
by Mc Tool
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clonk while turning wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Clonk while turning wheel

The springs should have a piece of plastic tubing on the ends where they rest against the spring seats ( a bit of 1/2" garden hose will do ) , if they are missing any movement here at full lock will make a good dong as the spring resonates. When you think about the set up ,both springs wound th...