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by Peter-S
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Project Boot Resto
Replies: 18
Views: 210

Re: Project Boot Resto

Looking really tidy! One question . Where did you get the paint from? I need a touch up pen for mine. Thanks Steve. I am well chuffed how its turned out mate. Steve I used to get paint from Auto Custom Paints wbo dont seen to trade any more. I recently bought some from this company https://www.pain...
by Peter-S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Some of you might have seen a message yesterday from Beakster as the forum was down for a while he was backing up stuff for an update. He said it wasn't as straight forward as he hoped - what is! - but should be done soon.
by Peter-S
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What a Waste!
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: What a Waste!

There appears to be 'Police Aware' tape in some of the shots, guess you don't know why Andrew? Sorry Peter, I have no idea of the history regarding these cars. Perhaps the Police kept getting reports that the cars were stolen and dumped? It's a truly intriguing situation. Andrew. Former getaway veh...
by Peter-S
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What a Waste!
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: What a Waste!

There appears to be 'Police Aware' tape in some of the shots, guess you don't know why Andrew?
by Peter-S
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Fan belt
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: 2.8 Fan belt

Cheers guys.
Had another look tonight, think the bottom adjuster was dragging so I'm hoping it's OK but was getting dark so left it before I lost a nut or bolt somewhere!
by Peter-S
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Fan belt
Replies: 4
Views: 205

2.8 Fan belt

I've been meaning to change the fan belts on the 2.8 for a while. I found a couple of new belts that came with the car a few years back. They will fit but the alternator will not line up. The belts are marked up as 975mm. One of the belts on the car is marked as 1000mm which is what the circumferenc...
by Peter-S
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel gauge not working
Replies: 31
Views: 787

Re: Fuel gauge not working

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I haven't heard of anybody failing on that point before, is it one of the new test items that were recently introduced?

Andrew.


I was told you have to be able to read the speedo at night. Seemed new, yes.
by Peter-S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Ace Cafe 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1157

Re: The Ace Cafe 2018

Nice pics guys. Looks like a great day out, especially from Wales!
by Peter-S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel gauge not working
Replies: 31
Views: 787

Re: Fuel gauge not working

I took my 2.8 for its mot today. Fuel gauge was working fine. When I got home it wasn't. Spooky huh :shock: I did actually need two attempts for the test. One of the things it failed on was the dash lights being really dim, so dim that you couldn't see them. Sorted it out by removing the dash and wh...
by Peter-S
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition switch failed?
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: Ignition switch failed?

I seem to recall that when I had a MkII 30 odd years ago there was a starter solenoid button under the bonnet close to the starter motor. Does yours have one? See if it spins the engine over if its there. If it does it suggests the fault might be in the switch.
by Peter-S
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Speedo bouncing
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Speedo bouncing

Check the cable connection on the gearbox as well, it should be held in place by a circlip which can go missing making the connection loose.
by Peter-S
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel gauge not working
Replies: 31
Views: 787

Re: Fuel gauge not working

I think the feed on this is meant to be 6 volts, governed by the regulator in the dash. Might be worth checking what reading you are getting.
by Peter-S
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: capri laser 1985 1.6 nimbus grey
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: capri laser 1985 1.6 nimbus grey

Is the choke flap tight on the spindle? It could rub a little if not
by Peter-S
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 826

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

Am I right in understanding that you're not supposed to split calipers into the two halves because of the factory torque settings or something?....... Or is that nugget of information from my imagination or a geezer down the pub? :headscratch: Probably comes from Mr Haynes along with disconnect the...
by Peter-S
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 826

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

As Nige says, good condition stuff will help. The thing to bear in mind with effectively upgrading to 2.8 spec is that you will have exactly the same disc area and exactly the same size pads as you do at the moment.
by Peter-S
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto won't fire, it's got spark but no fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Pinto won't fire, it's got spark but no fuel

Try to blowing back from the pump to tank to check if it’s blocked if it’s not Check the petrol pips for perishesing or take pipe of carb crank engine then Look if petrol comes out I took the pipe from the fuel pump off and nothing was coming out, as if the fuel pump wasn't pulling anything through...
by Peter-S
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Beakster hopes to upgrade the forum software in the near future which will hopefully sort this out
by Peter-S
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A real Hero!
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: A real Hero!

http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/battle-of-britain-spitfire-pilot-hailed-following-death-aged-96-11364284676645 Not to be confused or compared with the England Football team 'Heroes' and alike :wank: This was how he was affected at the time: "I stretched out ... on the ... bed and broke down. I...
by Peter-S
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Goodwood FOS 2018 Extra Pictures
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: Goodwood FOS 2018

Very nice. There's a lot of pocket money tied up in those!

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