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by Mc Tool
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Rear brake drum removal

I used to use a Oxy acetylene torch to heat the area around the centre hole a bit ,rust or not the drum was easily removed. Most of the fords I have owned had 2 threaded holes ( 1/4 unc ) in the drum, by screwing a suitable bolt , the end of which bears against the axle flange the drum can be "pushe...
by Mc Tool
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Forum question: incoming pm "on hold"
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Forum question: incoming pm "on hold"

The thing that bugs me the most is my phone has more power than the Apollo mission computers ......but no instruction book, which you need to find out how to find out what you need to know.
by Mc Tool
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Forum question: incoming pm "on hold"
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Forum question: incoming pm "on hold"

mgentry90 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Thanks all, you were correct! How novice of me..
Yeah you and me both .....specially these feckin smart phones :)
by Mc Tool
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Clutch cable

Ah ! Just lookin for a bite :P Mine can drive too ,probly way different to yours bug . She has 9 older brothers and spent early - mid teens driving the drunken bums around in all manner of yank tanks and Oz muscle. When she got her license she bought a Triumph 2.5 pi .......they wouldn't be seen dea...
by Mc Tool
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear wiper
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Rear wiper

Bug wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:49 am
From my experience, if you take the connector off the left strut then the wiper will work but will just stop wherever you switch it off.
Yeah, that makes more sense
by Mc Tool
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse box queries
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Fuse box queries

There is some weird stuff going in the Capri wiring ,both tail lights opperate off different fuses Doen`t that make sense though, if they were on the same fuse and that blew you`d have no rear lights, whereas if they`re separate you`ll always have at least one? Well ,yeah ,when you say it like that...
by Mc Tool
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse box queries
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Fuse box queries

There is some weird stuff going in the Capri wiring ,both tail lights opperate off different fuses :shock: . D336y looks to have provided some good info . Have a look as you will find things you wouldn't reasonably expect to find ....like the tail lights
by Mc Tool
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horn Location
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Horn Location

You could use a light bulb for testing the circuit thus saving the cost of a 2nd horn that you may not need . I fitted a relay and air horns to mine as they were cheaper than a new ordinary horn ( yeah ,probly made in Taiwan but they make plenty of noise ).....the compressor is something else that l...
by Mc Tool
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear wiper
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Rear wiper

Not sure but I think that if the wire is off the strut they won't move off park. Beats me why they didn't just feed all the wires ( window heater Inc )thru the rubber hose thing at the top of the door . The wiper would still opperate with the hatch open but I can't see why that would be an issue.......
by Mc Tool
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Clutch cable

340truck wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Wouldn't leave you stranded, the car can be driven without the clutch .
Ah yes , us brilliant men could but what about the Mrs ......spose that's why there is a magnet in the bottom of the gearbox :)
by Mc Tool
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 fuel problem
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: 2.8 fuel problem

Awe ,now your just being silly







:xd:
by Mc Tool
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 fuel problem
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: 2.8 fuel problem

Larger plug gaps causes ignition to be retarded ? :python: me thinks your plug gap needs closing up a bit :poke: :xd: ,that's right up there with the misinformation mother's tell unruly kids about what's going to happen if they swallow Cherry stones or chewing gum,.....or don't eat their Brussel spr...
by Mc Tool
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: black semi gloss trim on fox body Capri
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: black semi gloss trim on fox body Capri

I was watching NZ's version of cops and robbers and the cops pulled over some chic ( I wouldn't have said no ) in a modern car because she had blacked out tail lights.....turns out she had removed the lens and wrapped them in black pantiehose (our girls are way to clever ), bastards ticketed her. Fa...
by Mc Tool
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Boot lock dis-assembly
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

:agree: ,I use aerosol degreaser ( change the nozzle for a CRC one with the straw ) and give it a good blast alternating between degreaser and compressed air and you will get it pretty clean. Some times you have to be just a little to brave to pull fiddly things to bits. I read somewhere that a 50/5...
by Mc Tool
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Floor Bungs.
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Floor Bungs.

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:39 am

That's very helpful advice, thanks Mc!
In fact, as they are to go in the floor of the Capri, I'll search for "bottom plug" and see what turns up.....

Andrew.
I'm startin to "wonder" about some of you guys :?
by Mc Tool
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Floor Bungs.
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Floor Bungs.

Just search eBay for "body plug " hundreds there
by Mc Tool
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff Oil change
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: Diff Oil change

Yes , very cunning ,2 shiney new clamps nicely draws your eyes away from the painted over rusty pipe :lol: I like your new signature message, but who looks? :? :lol: Andrew. Whoever you think may take an interest.....you can pretty much rule out wives and mother's , no sense of humour there, best p...
by Mc Tool
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff Oil change
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: Diff Oil change

Yes , very cunning ,2 shiney new clamps nicely draws your eyes away from the painted over rusty pipe :lol:
by Mc Tool
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:37 am
Mc Tool wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Should be 22-25 watts for the main indicators
Perhaps it's different in NZ, they are 21W in the UK.

Andrew.
Yeah ,everything here is brighter mate :xd:
by Mc Tool
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

If it is 2 pin then it's load sensitive. Are all the bulbs working and of the correct wattage . Should be 22-25 watts for the main indicators and 10-12 watts for the side indicators (wee ones on the front guard if they are fitted ,)