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by 340truck
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Are speed cameras safe?
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Are speed cameras safe?

Paul G wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:40 pm
Nice truck. What do you haul? Looks like an aggregates truck?
Good call....aggregates in bulk bags, 36 bags for a full load.
by 340truck
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Are speed cameras safe?
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Are speed cameras safe?

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There you go Tom, current drive.
by 340truck
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Are speed cameras safe?
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Are speed cameras safe?

The answer is in the terminology. Speed LIMIT not speed TARGET. It's that simple. There is no "justification" for exceeding a speed limit, if you do so (and I do, I'm not being holier than thou) then you must accept the consequences whatever they may be. That can be as simple as fine and points or a...
by 340truck
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Spark plugs

I'd have the head off that if it were mine. What my dad used to call a "de-coke". Even if only because the spark plug recesses must be full of crud judging by the plug body! Clean it all up inside and out, re-grind valves, maybe a mild cam upgrade if you haven't already got one, new gaskets, jobs a ...
by 340truck
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear door card hole
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Rear door card hole

:agree:
Think they're horrible looking. Seats give you backache too.
That's a very old pic....drive a nice Renault now.
by 340truck
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear door card hole
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Rear door card hole

Jumper wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Just bought a Mk 3 and the rear door cards have holes just behind the ash trays. Photos on line show some kind of clip - anyone know what these are?
Mk3? With rear doors? Never had one of those.

:sarcasmalert:
by 340truck
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.0 pinto cuts out when warm and won’t restart
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: 2.0 pinto cuts out when warm and won’t restart

Have you checked that the choke flaps open when the car is warm? All the symptoms you describe point to over rich mixture ie flaps stuck closed. It’s a struggle to get the car up to temperature at the moment, what little running it does the flaps do not open fully, is there a way to do some sort of...
by 340truck
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.0 pinto cuts out when warm and won’t restart
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: 2.0 pinto cuts out when warm and won’t restart

Have you checked that the choke flaps open when the car is warm? All the symptoms you describe point to over rich mixture ie flaps stuck closed.
by 340truck
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: LSD
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: LSD

Also, please Bux, before my OCD goes into overdrive, could you please pop the bonnet on your car and count the spark plugs? If there are 6 would you mind awfully removing the 'Laser' bit from your car details. In all my years of Capri ownership I've never seen a 2.8i Laser, but I've met hundreds of...
by 340truck
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)
Replies: 56
Views: 1777

Re: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)

Junk the electronic ignition, go back to points. Whatever you are using, Ford from a pinto sierra or aftermarket like accuspark, it's not working properly. I know this sounds like I'm some kind of dinosaur but the capri pinto was designed to run on points. Whenever I've been tracing running problems...
by 340truck
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)
Replies: 56
Views: 1777

Re: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)

What you show in your pictures is engine timing. If not right it won't run at all (although 1.6 pintos will run very badly with it one tooth on the belt out). Linked but not the same is ignition timing which you need to sort with a strobe light.
by 340truck
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)
Replies: 56
Views: 1777

Re: cutting out problem (2.0 - 32/36 weber)

Ignition timing problem BUT before you set it thorough ignition system service as detailed above. Then when the timing is set and you can see the mechanical and vacuum advance is working you can set the idle mixture up. You don't need a gas analyser, do a search for the method on here, its easy. The...
by 340truck
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Vibration on my 2.8
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Vibration on my 2.8

2.8s are lovely to drive and were, in their day, very quick cars. To get that, they had to be set up perfectly so think a decent top end spruce up. Plugs, leads, dizzy cap, rotor arm, the lot. Valve clearances (quickly mess up tune if they're wrong on the 2.8),timing, then set up the fuelling (which...
by 340truck
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car smells rich on idle.
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: Car smells rich on idle.

Could anyone tell me what the correct size idle jets I would need for weber 32/36 for a 1600, I believe mine is still jetted for 2.0l tried to turn mixture screw down but doesn't run wright. Thanks in advance. Screwing the idle mixture screw will not change the way the car drives. It will only chan...
by 340truck
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car smells rich on idle.
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: Car smells rich on idle.

Bug wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:31 am
Is the 32/36 still jetted for a 2.0 engine?
Are we gonna debate this again? We'll have to do "back pressure" next.
by 340truck
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Spark Plug Gap

Used to use a fag packet. Worked fine. Does a tenth of a millimeter (0.64/0.75) make that much difference?
by 340truck
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk3 rear seat
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Mk3 rear seat

Yup, just pull it backwards until it clears the bolt, then lift it slightly as it slots onto the top of the frame. If they've never been off before, you may even find the original build sheet still behind one. If memory serves it was usually on the righthand side. Oh and just because I'm a pedantic...
by 340truck
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If you think you ramble on too much..
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: If you think you ramble on too much..

Whos bid it up to £625? Its a scrapper, there will be more weld than body if that's repaired,
by 340truck
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ford capri D838ADG
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Ford capri D838ADG

Add a grand onto the price at least if the owner knows it used to be yours and you want to buy it back.

Shhh.....search for it quietly!
by 340truck
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car won't go into gear after startup
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Car won't go into gear after startup

When you do the start up with the clutch down and then put it into first, how is the power take up as you release the clutch to drive away? Smooth like normal or does it lurch then move? Can you stop without stalling if you put the clutch down and/or can you change into 2nd?