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by Mc Tool
Sat May 18, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How to fit the Motorsport front spoiler
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: How to fit the Motorsport front spoiler

Velcro , that way when it falls off you can just stick it back on again :python:
by Mc Tool
Thu May 09, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Weber 32/36 choke.
Replies: 23
Views: 304

Re: Weber 32/36 choke.

And don't forget the valve clearances , if these ain't right nothing else will get it to run right :deadhorse:
by Mc Tool
Sat May 04, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Collapsible steering column
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Collapsible steering column

I fitted a MK4 Cortina column to my escort, all the switches , steering wheel and mounting brackets fit straight on
by Mc Tool
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rev counter
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Rev counter

Rev counter needs 12v + , an earth and a signal wire from coil -. A quick check with a tester/multimeter will show which bit is missing , and then it's a case of finding the fault with a continuity meter ( ohms setting on a multi meter will do )
It won't do nuffin if the motor isn't running :tongue:
by Mc Tool
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Super unleaded or just unleaded
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Super unleaded or just unleaded

My Capri doesn't have unleaded valve seats and I use Penrite lead substitute ( used to use valve master but it got expensive and hard to find here )otherwise I lost 1 thou of ex valve clearance every 1000km. Our regular petrol is 91 and Crapi don't like it at all ( I have 9.75:1 cr) so I use our sup...
by Mc Tool
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: Windscreen

So what's the diff? I ask because I have had major issues getting a screen to fit properly. The screen that came with the car fitted real good but ones fitted later all seem a tad wide. The car is a 1980 MK3 and I assume the rubber is too as I have not changed it . The windscreen company have fitted...
by Mc Tool
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Headlight Bulbs

Last time I was at the garden centre there was a sign saying "All unattended children will be given a free can of red bull and a pet rat ",......I laughed all the way home. Didn't go there for bulbs tho :axe:
by Mc Tool
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Louvres for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Louvres for sale

Who did that? ..........and thankyou :)
by Mc Tool
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Louvres for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Louvres for sale

I have a set of louvres for (I believe) a MK1 Capri , couple of splits but no missing bits. Pix if ya want
Hamish
by Mc Tool
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 636

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

:xd: I'll see what I can do :P
by Mc Tool
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 636

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

:agree: either we can see the original post as well as the "new" version ,or no editing after your post has been replied to , or put a time limit on editing .Say, 10mins, allowing the poster to make corrections to spelling or grammar ( and now days with predictive text making some of us look illiter...
by Mc Tool
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 636

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

Ah ha ,that's a bit sneaky chariepinto, you might have said that you had edited the post ,not fair on 340truck as it leaves his post not making sense and looking harsh ,which is what I thought, and any one searching for a solution to a similar issue might find it hard to understand the thread . Apol...
by Mc Tool
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 636

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

I gotta say I didn't see ,in the initial post , any sign of Charlie pinto either wanting to, or asking how to bodge the job or fool the inspector. Also gotta say that if the car has been laid up for a while paying attention to the whole braking system would be a wise move , even if they seem to be w...
by Mc Tool
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Different cover
Replies: 7
Views: 205

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: 8
Views: 239

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: 94
Views: 2142

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: 29
Views: 633

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: 29
Views: 633

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: 94
Views: 2142

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: 200

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...