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by Mc Tool
Sat May 21, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Window winder handles
Replies: 15
Views: 152

Re: Window winder handles

Call me OCD but is there a correct position for the window winder handles when the windows are closed. Both of mine are in a different position and I am sure I have read somewhere that there is a position. Thanks Yep , your ocd .......really ? . What if you dont want the window right up or down, ha...
by Mc Tool
Wed May 18, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto box changing up too soon
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Auto box changing up too soon

That cable between the slushbox and the throttle may be part of the issue . Its job is to tell the trans how much throttle is being applied . When you plant the boot the cable is pulled and this tells the trans to kick down for acceleration . If the cable is adjusted to long the trans will think the...
by Mc Tool
Tue May 17, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 390 holley
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: 390 holley

Well I would have thought a 390 would be about bang on for a big valved cammed essex.......even a stock essex would be ok . I did the figures ( some formula for sizing carbs ) and a 390 holley came out a just tad to small for a 3.5L rover V8. You can get ( could get ?) a 390 double pumper mech sec w...
by Mc Tool
Tue May 17, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: whats this car ?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: whats this car ?

D366Y wrote: ↑Sun May 15, 2022 7:42 pm The one being towed...?
Looks like a '57 Chevvy Bel Air to me - but I stand to be corrected!
( :doh: ) ah ......nah ,def not a 57 Chev anything , ha ha ,maybe you should post a pic of your Capri.......coz I think it might actually be a Morris Marina or an Austin Allegro πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
by Mc Tool
Sat May 14, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: whats this car ?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

whats this car ?

IMG_20220514_0001.jpg About 1970 , Dianne's father worked for Kens Panelbeating ( the truck ) and part of the job was accident/breakdown recovery and this was an on the job photo taken ( in all probability ) because of the car on the trailer . Di's Dad is long gone and no-one can remember what the ...
by Mc Tool
Mon May 09, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Dennis Waterman RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Dennis Waterman RIP

andyd wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 4:08 pm I was only watching New Tricks earlier :?

Whatever he was in he was always good to watch!
:agree: :agree:
by Mc Tool
Sat May 07, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto box changing up too soon
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Auto box changing up too soon

Hi, I don't have automatic gearbox, so just guessing. It looks to me that gearbox "don't know" about position of throttle pedal. There should be some cable or linkage from throttle lever on carburetor to gearbox, right? Isn't this broken or badly set or anything? But it's probably long sh...
by Mc Tool
Thu May 05, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 390 holley
Replies: 2
Views: 195

390 holley

After Wayne's comments in the big hesitation thread I thought a bit of opinion wouldnt go amiss here :D Initially ( like 30 years ago ) I became under the impression that the holley was a cure all for re-powers and mods to various engines ......they have even been fitted to straight 6's and 4's........
by Mc Tool
Wed May 04, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Big hesitation.
Replies: 19
Views: 786

Re: Big hesitation.

I have found 3 holley 390's now that have had the wrong accelerator pump diaphragm assy fitted. The difference being the length of the linkage rod . These may have been part of an incorrect overhaul kit but whatever it sure gave problems getting the thing to run right.
by Mc Tool
Sun May 01, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I dropped my biscuit in my tea .
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: I dropped my biscuit in my tea .

Yeah , Id probly kirb one , only took me 3 days to do the Blade ,got plenty of shit from Dianne I can tell you πŸ™„. Im not really hung up on factory original if someone else does a quality copy. I have performance (brand ) wheels for mine IMG_20200124_125556.jpg One of the better quality brands ( I ho...
by Mc Tool
Sun May 01, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: At least it has pinto ...
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: At least it has pinto ...

Major_Tom wrote: ↑Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:17 am Great selection of items there!
Ha ha, yeah ,better grab that bargain ....before he sells the window....otherwise its not worth saving
by Mc Tool
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I dropped my biscuit in my tea .
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: I dropped my biscuit in my tea .

Thats a whole weeks take home pay .....EACH . I guess if your building a special or restoring a classic a set of unused genuine wheels might be your pleasure . Im thinking of Nick ( not takin the piss 😁). When everything else is lickable these wheels might be the icing you need to compliment the bui...
by Mc Tool
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: electric telescopic aerial connection
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: electric telescopic aerial connection

Yellow is probly battery back up, maybe 😁
by Mc Tool
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Thermostat replacement on a 2.8 injection
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Thermostat replacement on a 2.8 injection

Hi , good on you for having a go . If you have had some blockages it may pay to give your cooling system a bit of a flush out....specially if it full of rusty looking water instead of nice clean coolant. If you have a garden hose with a good water supply thats probly all you need . I usually undo ho...
by Mc Tool
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Virtual Exterior Wing Mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Virtual Exterior Wing Mirrors

Ay Nick, 😁 while I cant see a set goin' on Crapi.........I guess if you can roll with the times there must be advantages ....Imean I dunno but Im sposing they will have some image correction fuckpokery going on . Like enhanced night imaging , auto zoom ,image stabilisation, maybe thermal or infared ...
by Mc Tool
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cheapest Capri's On Sale.
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Cheapest Capri's On Sale.

What about the one Goblin works butchered.........that oughta be real cheap😝
by Mc Tool
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: SGS Engineering Re-gassing
Replies: 42
Views: 812

Re: SGS Engineering Re-gassing

Oh , I dunno ....over confidence , tunnel vision :xd: . When my Uncle said he had issues with the struts I ASSUMED ( yeah ,I know ) that he meant electrical ( coz the wipers and heater were duff ) not that he had had the struts re-gassed before.
by Mc Tool
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: SGS Engineering Re-gassing
Replies: 42
Views: 812

Re: SGS Engineering Re-gassing

I have fitted a bit of rubber concertina hose with a gromet sorta thing on one end(off a dishwasher ) ,about 3/8" in dia that goes from under (over ) the rear of the hood lining and into a hole in the top of the hatch . I then re-routed the 2 wires that normally attach to the bottom of the stru...
by Mc Tool
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: SGS Engineering Re-gassing
Replies: 42
Views: 812

Re: SGS Engineering Re-gassing

At least while I've been waiting for the parcel, (which was never going to arrive) I was able to get my vintage record player working properly again. My neighbours frequently listen to Slade on that :) Slade , OMG pbar..... What did they do to you to deserve that?😝😁 I put the 2 wires that connect v...
by Mc Tool
Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: SGS Engineering Re-gassing
Replies: 42
Views: 812

Re: SGS Engineering Re-gassing

I guess it depends on how the seals are retained . Some times the fit the seal and then roll the end of the tube over, there must be a limit as to how many times you could do that before it becomes an issue .