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by Mc Tool
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Not a Capri but very cool....
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Not a Capri but very cool....

Whaa? I said ocd .....not gay.........ohhhhh being ocd and gay could be problematic .๐Ÿ˜†
by Mc Tool
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Not a Capri but very cool....
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Not a Capri but very cool....

Saves alot of time waiting for it to occur naturally I suppose :lol: Ah , I dunno . One thing I cant get over is the amount of rust to be seen under cars on UK car programs ......cars that sint that old . That Ed China bloke is ........well, I see him (or Chubby Brewer ) spending good money refurbi...
by Mc Tool
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Shortest fishin trip ever
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Shortest fishin trip ever

Got the boat out of the shed after winter and did the whole prep thing , changed all oils ( two motors ) greased prop shafts , the whole 9 yards .Took me most of a day. Backed boat off trailer at the ramp at Riverton estuary ( bit of sideways current ) and found that the steering was seized solid......
by Mc Tool
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What a brut-tiful tale...
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: What a brut-tiful tale...

Yeah , he was a bit of a "charicter" . He was a ganger on the NZ rail .....wirey little bugger ,hard worker . Dad tells me that after the ww2 he had a hitler moustache ....and he did look a lot like him. Family suffered for it as most found it highly offensive ( no shit!). I remember as a ...
by Mc Tool
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 158

Re: Electric fuel pump

Yah , ok , I can see the fuel evaporating ( as mentioned above ) out of the float bowl ....and that does take a bit of cranking to fill up. Now that it has been mentioned I do recall tipping fuel into the carb bowl breather ....where you can see the air correctors.........but that was after sitting ...
by Mc Tool
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 158

Re: Electric fuel pump

Whilst the fuel in the line MAY drain back to the tank ......the valves in a mechanical pump should stop this but I cant see how it could drain the float bowl . However I did use a facet fuel pump , cant remember the model , but it was about 4psi and I run it off the spare power wire up by the headl...
by Mc Tool
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper.
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Brake caliper.

They are a piece of cake to do .....probly the hardest part will be undoing the mounting bolts ๐Ÿ˜€. Very basically you use compressed air to push the pistons out (then be surprised at just how much crap is in there ), clean things up and refit pistons with new seals (one square section O ring and a du...
by Mc Tool
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What a brut-tiful tale...
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: What a brut-tiful tale...

Yep , toast and coal range smoke always remind me of my Grannies house. I never was much for the smellies , bottle of old spice last me about 10 years ( we used to call it "the maori shower" ...,probly get locked up for that now ๐Ÿ˜). That bottle of old spice must just about be collectable. ...
by Mc Tool
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What a brut-tiful tale...
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: What a brut-tiful tale...

Fordoholic Nick wrote: โ†‘Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:06 pm I splashed Brut all over the bleedin place :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ha ha , and probly still dont smell nice๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
Di reckons it would still be better than lynx or old spice tho.๐Ÿ˜
by Mc Tool
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Big hesitation.
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: Big hesitation.

May sound like a dumb question ....but ....does it seem to run worse going uphill, or really hard to hot start when pointing uphill?
by Mc Tool
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Timing Question - too much advance?
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Timing Question - too much advance?

Uh ,ok๐Ÿ™‚ , I can see why you are eyeing the dizzy/timing with some suspicion๐Ÿค” , everything else I would look at has been done . Tight exhaust valve clearance can give issues but in my experience this show up as a lousy idle with little reaction to fiddling with the idle mix screw. Is the accuspark di...
by Mc Tool
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Timing Question - too much advance?
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Timing Question - too much advance?

I dunno what the full advance timing is ....but a total of 8deg plus your 30 ish doesnt sound toooooo bad . The popping and banging suggests an intermittent fault rather than a constant fault like off timing . I would check other stuff .......like plug leads , plugs dizzy cap and rotor . My crapi id...
by Mc Tool
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Can anyone help please...
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Can anyone help please...

Thats a gravity launch model Nick ......sorta like a skateboard , ya throw it off something really high ( mountains are good ) and then jump on
Bobs your auntie ๐Ÿ˜
by Mc Tool
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Trim finish
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Trim finish

Why not repaint using a good quality epoxy aerosol primer and satin top coat
by Mc Tool
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Queen RIP
Replies: 43
Views: 713

Re: The Queen RIP

Oooooh , the shits gunna hit the fan now.
Real shame , a truly great Lady .
Now we have King Charlie .......least he bought his own horse .
by Mc Tool
Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Seen everything now
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: Seen everything now

A couple of years ago a friend of my Wifes was over from Canada was staying with us and we were talking about TV , she was telling us how many adverts there are on Canadian TV and even with cable it was better to record and watch later than watch live. Any way we got on the subject about the above ...
by Mc Tool
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Energy prices
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Energy prices

Andrew 2.8i wrote: โ†‘Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:59 am . So no more burning old car tyres! :lol:

Andrew.
๐ŸคซWait till its dark ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
by Mc Tool
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Energy prices
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Energy prices

IMG_20220830_062135.jpg Yep log burner is good , hooked up to the hot water. With wood now 85 bucks for a mยณ split and delivered (if you have to buy it ) we burn a grands worth for winter so its actually cheaper to run the heatpump.....but that dont heat the water ,which cost about 100 bucks a mont...
by Mc Tool
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Horn 2.8i
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Capri Horn 2.8i

Some uprated horns actually use a fair bit of juice , might be worth fitting a ( fused ) relay to protect original stalk switch ๐Ÿ™‚
by Mc Tool
Thu Aug 25, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Looking a bit sad
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Looking a bit sad

What wasted potential .โ˜น๏ธ Nick , this has got you written all over it ๐Ÿ˜†. All that fixin and cleaning and cleaning and fixin . It would be just wrong for you to shirk responsibility here Nick , an oppertunity to display your skills again,(bet your fingers are twitchin' already ๐Ÿ˜) save a relic ......a...