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by Mc Tool
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 947

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

The disc kit is ok but you only need to buy the caliper kit to widen your old caliper not a whole new caliper ( which looks like you would have to disassemble to fit the supplied kit anyhow ). I have had this setup on my Capri for a few years now and if your expecting any real increase in brake powe...
by Mc Tool
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: starter motor
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

Re: starter motor

And it was the brushes anyway , ( the solenoid earths thru the brushes and field winding ) worn brushes will let enough current flow to hold in the solenoid but not always enough to actually turn the starter , when they get really bad you don't even get the solenoid :D
by Mc Tool
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Can someone please for the love of god help me figure out what is wrong with my speaker!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Can someone please for the love of god help me figure out what is wrong with my speaker!?!

My cave stereo has a shit FM ant ( and a tin roof ) and occasionally one speaker gets all fizzy/crackly which can always be fixed by rattling the ant wire ( or throwing something at it :xd: ) as it hangs from the underside of the roof . Is it just the radio or the tape player too ? could be getting ...
by Mc Tool
Sun May 20, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake warning light on
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Brake warning light on

no seal on the nut . There is a brass ring that fits over the end of the tube and when the nut is done up it crushes the brass ring onto the tube . The tube can split ( over time ) right where it goes into the ring ( called an olive ) on the engine side . Trim the end off the tube , fit a new olive ...
by Mc Tool
Thu May 03, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

Have a look at the gaskets and if they look new or have been painted over with the rest of the engine you might be better leaving the block/head/sump assy in one bit . maybe take the cam cover off to view the condition / age of the cam and followers ( and to verify oil supply at the spray bar when y...
by Mc Tool
Wed May 02, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

If the "reconditioned" one is for true , and hasn't been run it will be stiff to turn. Take the plugs out and have a butchers thru the plug hole while Robin turns the engine over . If the cylinder walls look freshly honed you may be on a winner. Id take the time to prime the oil system rea...
by Mc Tool
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Power steering is now a must
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Power steering is now a must

I just been looking at this myself .I have decided that making a new X member and rack mounts ( to aid making/fitting Rover V8 ) is going to be easier than altering everything else so I am going for a Mazda RX8 electric rack ( its all on the rack not the colum ) , and I can get one here for about 80...
by Mc Tool
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Paint for the laser door key holes locks
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Paint for the laser door key holes locks

Whats it made of ? ( not sure exactly what bit your talking about ), I coloured the stainless bit with the key slot in it with gun bluing paste , took a few applications to get the right darkness , and it will take a fair bit of scratching to damage it .
by Mc Tool
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Inner wing mudshields
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Inner wing mudshields

Huh , mine has these shields ..... I thought they all did ..... maybe not :)
by Mc Tool
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: A decent coil
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: A decent coil

Would help to know if your running points or some electronic unit :)
by Mc Tool
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?
Replies: 32
Views: 2193

Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

:xd: If I were you , my next post would be " My Capri does not make 400bhp ( at the wheels ).......help ", and then see what happens next time you take it out :burnout:
by Mc Tool
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )
Replies: 18
Views: 1524

Re: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )

What really surprizes me is that you have to ask
Look at it !FFS :doh:
by Mc Tool
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk1 1.6 master cyclinder and servo - lots of questions
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Mk1 1.6 master cyclinder and servo - lots of questions

If your happy with the brakes , apart from the leak and the pedal to the floor thing , both of which could reasonably be blamed on the master cyl , then I would remove cyl and check for rust pitting on cyl wall. If no pitting ( or other damage ) then go for the seal kit and bleed the brakes . If the...
by Mc Tool
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk1 1.6 master cyclinder and servo - lots of questions
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Mk1 1.6 master cyclinder and servo - lots of questions

Its always worth a look 1st , but that can mean car off road for a while . It might not be to bad , you may only need a seal kit , however if it were me Id go for the dual circuit up grade , involves a bit of pipework and a few small parts . new rear wheel cylinders can be almost as cheap as a seal ...
by Mc Tool
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Boot wont shut
Replies: 24
Views: 2031

Re: Boot wont shut

My staple ( the bit on the car ) was worn , there is a sort of roller and this had a groove in it , there was also wear on the latch hook . The hook needs to be a close fit on the staple roller or it gets real hard to adjust things so that the lid shuts firmly without slamming. If you adjust the sta...
by Mc Tool
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door speakers
Replies: 22
Views: 1520

Re: Door speakers

Watch the width as there is not much room and the window will hit the rear of the speaker also cover the back to stop the water ... specially important as a deep fitting speaker is very close to the window glass when wound down ( if it aint actually touching ) and anyone being a bit enthusiastic ab...
by Mc Tool
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Racks steering
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Racks steering

Thanks Martin , Paul . I think I will buy them :)
by Mc Tool
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Racks steering
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Racks steering

Can anyone tell me if a mk1 Capri steering rack is the same as a Mk3 , just that local auction has 2 x Mk1 racks for grabs..............they look the same :)
by Mc Tool
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Leaky carb
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Leaky carb

bushes can be made from thin wall brass tubing , available from model shops . Happily one size is perfect ID for the shaft and a drill bit can be used as a reamer ( set up in drill press , take drive belt off and turn spindle by hand ) and the new "bush" loctited in
by Mc Tool
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Change the condenser?
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Change the condenser?

I was always taught to change them with every new set of points yeah , back in the day when you had a reasonable chance of getting a quality product that was the thing to do, but a condenser doesn't wear out so if you have a good un ..... just keep it :D . Do give some thought to fitting one of the...