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by Mc Tool
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hi Spec 285mm brake woes
Replies: 19
Views: 564

Re: Hi Spec 285mm brake woes

Ha , my right leg is a bit like that,
You must have brake repair shops who could do the rebuild for you , I'd have a go at one but I'd want to be sure I understood how it worked 1st :)
by Mc Tool
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Heater

That's mildly interesting . My heater ain't worth a tin of shit, an I dun everything . New hoses ,t/stat,waterpump. I have flushed ,cleaned and resealed the heater ,verified flow from manifold thru choke, hoses ,heater matrix and back to pump. The temp gauge works ,doesn't overheat ( not even when d...
by Mc Tool
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Heater

Sometimes you only have to lube the control cables . See if you can't get your eyes on the levers that operate on the actual heater box ( should be 2 ) and work the controls on the dash ,the idea being to see if the levers move with the controls ,. The levers operate flaps inside the heater that con...
by Mc Tool
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hand clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Hand clutch

NOT driving it is not an option :twisted: . My Toyota car has been converted to left side accelerator ,. It has a pedal on each side that are connected together by cable and when you put one pedal down the other flips up out of the way.........cnut of a thing :swear: ,nearly killed myself 50 times i...
by Mc Tool
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hand clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Hand clutch

I did consider an auto , got me a ZF 4hp22 and all the nessessary crap, but then ,as I alluded to in my 1st post a 5 speed is way cooler , specially with a fast road cam,and the ally flywheel and twin plate 7 1/2" clutch I drooling over, I don't wanna be poncing about with balancing glasses of water...
by Mc Tool
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hand clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Hand clutch

I guess the biggest issue is that I gotta pay for this myself . I got offered an Audi something with a 4.2 l V8 and tiptronic ( it's air suspension was clagged ) but passed it up as at the time I just couldn't be arsed with all the electronics.....probly wouldn't fit anyhow ...all them camshafts mak...
by Mc Tool
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 924

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Toyota w56 w57 5 speeds are cheap enough and bullet proof behind a rv8 , with a land cruiser clutch plate. Googling them will show various internal and overdrive ratios
by Mc Tool
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hand clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Hand clutch

Yep , the ultimate fashion statement. Nah I ploughed a Toyota starlet with my 900ss at about 80mph ( silly old cnut was reversing back up a humpty back hill on my side of the road an I came flying over the crest.) And after 27 opps I have run out of options as my femur is still not "uniting". Hit a ...
by Mc Tool
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 924

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Cosmicbike wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:11 pm
. I still have a hankering for a V8.....
I have a rover v8 going in mine , weighs less than the pinto engine , and not so stupidly powerful that I have to worry about the diff /gearbox ect ( probly a lsd ). Happy to share ideas :D
by Mc Tool
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hand clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Hand clutch

D day has arrived ,19th Nov, gettin my whole right leg chopped off. Been planning for a while to convert crapi to auto so as to only need 1 pedal ...and went some way down that track, all the time lamenting the loss of coolness that a 3.9lv8 and w56 5 speed would have had. Then last night after a bi...
by Mc Tool
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 226

Re: plugs

stevemarl wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:14 am


Not if your in a small lock up on a cold, wet Manchester night it`s not!
If I was stuck in a small lock up on a cold wet Manchester night.........yeah ,I'd probly start the car and slip away :lol:
by Mc Tool
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 226

Re: plugs

Even letting it idle up to temp is ok . I guess there would have to be a heap of different theories re piston wear/damage: temp : bla bla bla ,and all of them probly happened to some poor bastards (bastii ? ) somewhere. I had an outboard motor that chundered big time and the fuckest piston came out ...
by Mc Tool
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 226

Re: plugs

A cracked manifold ? Must be Sherlock's day off :roll: :xd: A cold comp test is great for finding out how things are when the engine is cold :) but you really need to do it hot. As a rule (there are exceptions )if you have only one pot acting the goat it's likely that it's not something common to al...
by Mc Tool
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hi Spec 285mm brake woes
Replies: 19
Views: 564

Re: Hi Spec 285mm brake woes

I just been lookin around and it would seem that the booster is rebuildable. I have heard mention of an electric booster (American hot rod programs ) but I have not yet looked into them .....yet :)
by Mc Tool
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Strut rebuild , roller top mounts or standard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Strut rebuild , roller top mounts or standard ?

:) Yeah ,springs that are to short for proper fit will move about ,wether they are made short or just sacked out, which is why I mentioned the shorter Gaz shocks....specially designed for shorter springs :banghead: :xd: . I guess too that with roller top mounts springs that are on the threshold of c...
by Mc Tool
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Strut rebuild , roller top mounts or standard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Strut rebuild , roller top mounts or standard ?

Can't see how it makes a difference what brand of spring you use they still don't rotate with the strut.Cant be a coincidence that anyone twerking or racing escorts and capris fit roller top mounts fairly early in the evolution of the build . Burton supply Gaz inserts that are made to fit strut assy...
by Mc Tool
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Strut rebuild , roller top mounts or standard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Strut rebuild , roller top mounts or standard ?

Either 1/4" or about 3/4" depending on how you arrange the spacer kit on the strut.
by Mc Tool
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Strut rebuild , roller top mounts or standard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Strut rebuild , roller top mounts or standard ?

The mounts I got are mp167 And the bush kit is mp180 Hot tip, when Burton's refer to large hole and small hole top mounts they are refering to the size of the hole in the inner guard under the bonnet that the mount bolts into ....not the size of the hole in the bearing that the strut fits thru . The...
by Mc Tool
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff carrier bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Diff carrier bearings

Yep Def sounds like a loose pinion . What happens is under load the pinion get pushed toward the front of the diff which allows the c/wheel and pinion mesh to go wild. When you lift off the throttle the pinion is then dragged towards the rear of the diff . If the pinion nut gets loose enough the pin...
by Mc Tool
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash Lighting
Replies: 31
Views: 704

Re: Dash Lighting

Blue , I think , and they tend to crumble and disintegrate over time, heat from the bulb didn't help , so there may only be remains left. Remembering that the dash lite dimmer will no longer work you might want to think about just how bright you want the dash to be . Over bright gets real hard on th...