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by 340truck
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horn wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Horn wiring

Doesn't the horn have a permanent live feed and is operated by being earthed? Or was that just really old cars?
by 340truck
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

Yep that'll be safe. Fuse blows before wire goes.
by 340truck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

Remember the fuse rating is dependant on the rating of the wire you are using. 15amp fuse in 20amp wire...nice and safe. 20amp fuse in 15amp wire and if something goes wrong, I can smell smoke and your FIRE and theft policy is gonna be needed.
by 340truck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Laser Seat/ interior Fabric Production
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Laser Seat/ interior Fabric Production

Ok a bit of miss communication, I thought it was the laser interior cloth not the late S type called laser. I can get the plane cloth but the stripe has since run out. Mike Hi Mike. No miss communication mate. I just hijacked this thread to ask you about the availabilty of the strobe material. Sorr...
by 340truck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Laser Seat/ interior Fabric Production
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Laser Seat/ interior Fabric Production

Skipped loads myself and seen others chucking away laser seats and door cards back in the day. No-one wanted them. Nowadays gen u win laser interior probably need a mortgage to buy.

Sometimes glad I don't play the capri game anymore
by 340truck
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 563

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

The post was edited to remove that part AFTER I posted my reply.

I stand by exactly what I posted.

If the day ever comes when knowledgeable members of this forum cannot point out dangerous stupidity then we will be failing every human being on this earth who ever goes near a road.
by 340truck
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 563

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

The emissions thing is easy...follow the instructions (I've put on here before) for setting the idle mixture, it will then pass. The brakes issue is different. Think for a moment what you are saying. Your car has failed the MOT test for it's braking ability. That means it is unsafe to be on the road...
by 340truck
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Another fueling question
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Another fueling question

I ran the Rat on efi....you do need either the 2.8 tank and pump or a swirl pot. Otherwise when you go round a corner the engine will cut out.
by 340truck
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto Without Viscous Fan?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Pinto Without Viscous Fan?

Think it's an age thing....older pinto's didn't have a viscous fan. If overheating or overcooling has not been a problem then stick to "if it ain't broke don't fix it" unless you are desperate for the 1or 2 extra horses (or probably nearer 1/2 a horse if any at all) the viscous will release.
by 340truck
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.0 pinto weber carb clean or replace
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: 2.0 pinto weber carb clean or replace

Don't know what sort of mechanic you asked....but the carb is the last thing I would suspect. Ignition system in tip top condition is a must before you mess with the carb. That means plugs, points, leads, and coil must be beyond reproach. Ensure the valve clearances are correct as well. If you have ...
by 340truck
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Choke flooding engine
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Choke flooding engine

Pinto's generally don't need choke. Provided the engine is well tuned you can remove the assembly and even the flaps. Press the accelerator fully down quick to operate the pump jet before starting and it'll fire up easy, no choke at all. Glyn used to say removing the flaps from a 32/36 or 38 weber g...
by 340truck
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 rotor arm
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: 2.8 rotor arm

The limiter is there for a reason........ :roll:
by 340truck
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Choke flooding engine
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Choke flooding engine

:agree: Before you start messing around with carb settings make sure everything else is in tip top condition. Valve clearances, plugs, points, leads, ignition timing must all be spot on before you adjust idle mixture or choke settings. Screwing the mixture screw in and out in isolation to compensate...
by 340truck
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust dilema
Replies: 21
Views: 624

Re: Exhaust dilema

At £90 for a standard system I'd buy 2 (In fact I might and put them in the lockup). Should last you 10 years plus and it is as close to original as you're gonna get.
by 340truck
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Modernising the Ford Capri
Replies: 35
Views: 943

Re: Modernising the Ford Capri

ABS? ESP? Hours and hours of hassle even if it could be done .
Power Steering? Possible with some effort but all three are a complete waste of time.

Suspect this is a wind up but if not let's welcome another muppet to the Laser Page.
by 340truck
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New Capri owner! - Need some help!!
Replies: 16
Views: 478

Re: New Capri owner! - Need some help!!

That radio definitely does not accept the fm signal.
by 340truck
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is my exhaust Legal? MOTable?
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: Is my exhaust Legal? MOTable?

Not_Anumber wrote:It would be interesting to know what difference to performance and economy the absence of back pressure would make.


Absolutely fuck all difference to anything. This has been discussed at length previously, on a four stroke commercial engine back pressure simply does not exist. End of story.
by 340truck
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worth restoring, a few dolly's wil fix that.
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Worth restoring, a few dolly's wil fix that.

It is now official...the term "common sense" is not allowed to be used anymore. Be aware...this is not a joke. The above was formally communicated to me on a course at work recently which involved (of course) some health and safety aspects. I do understand where they are coming from as it ...
by 340truck
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What to do with my Laser?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: What to do with my Laser?

2ltr cam, 32/36 dgav Weber, decent exhaust and manifold......and your 1.6 will out perform a std 2 litre. Beyond that, you need to start with your 205 block 2 litre and go from there
by 340truck
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience
Replies: 24
Views: 934

Re: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience

Bottomless pockets and money to burn makes no difference......what does is the following points: 1) Buying a 2.8i and trying to make it go fast is a waste of time. Read the Burton Power notes on tuning the 2.8, they know their stuff. 2) 17 years old and you've done some restoration work on an Alvis....