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by Mc Tool
Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Just a heads up

Dunno about the ethanol proofness as we dont (yet ) have ethanol in our fuel, but it is something I have thought about as it will effect probly all my vehicles ..............far out ! Ive just had a add up and I have 26 i.c.e,s ( internal combustion engines ) and two external com...... Thats inc wee...
by Mc Tool
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Just a heads up

Yeah , just short bits , maybe 2" long at either end of the main and return fuel line . I think my main fuel hose is plastic.😁
by Mc Tool
Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Just a heads up

Im pretty sure there is some of that old line still on my Capri :)
by Mc Tool
Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Just a heads up

R9 fuel line ? Ah yes but is it furry critter proof. Can you get R9 spec fuel hose with braided stainless outer?...........that would fix the little cnuts . Dont tip no more petrol in tho aye , not till you fix the leak πŸ˜‰. At least you didnt use a wet n dry vacuum cleaner to suck fuel out of the car...
by Mc Tool
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Jason
Replies: 15
Views: 179

Re: Happy Birthday Jason

Fordoholic Nick wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:07 pm Image

Have a great day fella :cheers:
What ! couldnt find a dancing sheep Nick ? :xd: :lol:
Happy birthday Jason :D
by Mc Tool
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Clock
Replies: 34
Views: 464

Re: Capri Clock

For example, it states on page 101 that the plastic side trims inside the boot "were always black".... Perhaps grey is the new black? :lol: Andrew. Don't tell that to my brown ones in the GL!! πŸ˜‚ mine are brown ....well were till I painted them :D and the sun does fade the clock hands as i...
by Mc Tool
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Granada 2.8i calipers on a capri
Replies: 11
Views: 2469

Re: Granada 2.8i calipers on a capri

I think these conversions were popular because thats what was easily available way back when Capris were new. Now there are several kits available to many different spec's (and budgets ) .......that come with all brackets ,bolts and spacers needed.......just bolt it on . Save yourself some agro(mayb...
by Mc Tool
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Odd electrical gremlin
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Odd electrical gremlin

Major_Tom wrote: ↑Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:43 pm I'll pop out and have a look with my tape measure.
Set your valve clearance 1st 😁
by Mc Tool
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks
Replies: 27
Views: 591

Re: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks

:agree:
The higher the pressure the more strain on the oil pump drive,.........and some are only just up to the task in stock form . Just where in the oil system the gauge is can affect how it does its job. πŸ™‚
by Mc Tool
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Steel timing gear noise
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: Steel timing gear noise

Can see how a relatively hefty steel cam gear could cause extra bearing wear compared to a lighter ally one.........now that I think about it😁
by Mc Tool
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks
Replies: 27
Views: 591

Re: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks

The guy back left looks like a lot of bus drivers :xd:
by Mc Tool
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Steel timing gear noise
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: Steel timing gear noise

Any way you could lap them in a bit ? Im wondering just how consistent the distance between camshaft and crankshaft centrelines is . Bit of difference here must effect how the gear sets sound. Just looking at the cam gear , specially if it's ally ,Im thinkin a bit of sound deadening would go some wa...
by Mc Tool
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks
Replies: 27
Views: 591

Re: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks

Major_Tom wrote: ↑Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:34 am

I took the picture πŸ‘
Ha ha haπŸ˜‚ good answer Tom
by Mc Tool
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: You learn something new every day
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: You learn something new every day

I bought a new timing light a while ago ( got an optilux ), just a basic xenon bulb job . I saw there are ones you can dial up how much advance you want πŸ€”, so you can set the light to 8deg and look for tdc on the pulley .........instead of just lookin for 8deg on the pulley,...........beats the shit...
by Mc Tool
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks
Replies: 27
Views: 591

Re: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks

:xd: Thanks for the family portrait Tom .........which one are you ?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
by Mc Tool
Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MoT'd my mum's 207CC the other day...
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: MoT'd my mum's 207CC the other day...

I also notice that modern cars in general, and the 207CC in particular, has a vast monolith of plastic forward of the dash, taking up so much room that the rear seats are totally useless as seats. What's in there? Why does it have to take up such a lot of room? I also noticed that. In some modern c...
by Mc Tool
Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Brakes

:agree: But they aint that hard to sort . Basically pull it to bits ( see you tube tutorials )check cylinder bore , clean the bits , fit new seals where the old ones were and put it back together . Checking the cylinder bore is a really good look at it ,looking for pitting /corrosion and or scoring .
by Mc Tool
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: fuse box query
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: fuse box query

Sometimes just removing and refitting the plugs a couple of times can help , scrapes off a bit of corrosion and good contact is re made. Sometimes you can squeeze up the female connectors with a pair of needle nose pliers to tighten things up too .
by Mc Tool
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: One of those days.
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: One of those days.

Could be all that torque from that mighty pinto engineπŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€¬πŸ˜† ........(them 45's wont be helping either.......other than weighing down that side of the engine) .....just ripped er apart 😁
by Mc Tool
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: One of those days.
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: One of those days.

swap it for a mk111 Zepher .........real quick :xd:
I dont think a gearbox mount would cause the motor/trans to rock ...........broken left side engine mount would . Youd have to get in there with a lever and try and tip the motor over whilst looking to see whats going on :)