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by 340truck
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Axle location kit help
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Axle location kit help

Yep I had 190 front springs - 1" on the Rat (I so miss that car) and Marham was always so much fun. One year in the wet the marshalls were marking the slides like strictly - but only for those of us that dared to go out. Bolt on mods did not solve the Capri's handling problems any more than the "bag...
by 340truck
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Axle location kit help
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Axle location kit help

It makes the back end easier to control.....you can still get it sideways coming off a roundabout but without spinning it.
by 340truck
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Clutch cable

Wouldn't leave you stranded, the car can be driven without the clutch .
by 340truck
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 fuel problem
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: 2.8 fuel problem

It's a while since I saw you Bug...probably 3 times your size now!
by 340truck
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 fuel problem
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: 2.8 fuel problem

You MUST use a gas analyser to set he idle mixture on a 2.8 - many times on here the method for setting a carbed pinto has been detailed but the K-Jetronic adjustment is so fine that it can't be done by ear. You will see how much the % is changed with the smallest movement on the adjuster. You will ...
by 340truck
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Decal placement
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Decal placement

Can we rewind a bit....Why are you putting decals on the Beastie Tom?
by 340truck
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 1411

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Two people can easily lift a pinto....rope around it as if you're using a hoist, fence post or similar through the rope and one person either end of the post. And fit the 2.0...the specs given for the 1600 are accurate with those simple mods....ask Dan about the one I built for him....but as far as ...
by 340truck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Tuning

Do it yourself...it's fairly easy and all the info you need is on this forum. Whatever you do, don't take it to a "modern" garage, if they can't plug it into a laptop they won't know where to start.
by 340truck
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Time for the rat look?
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: Time for the rat look?

Major_Tom wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 am
Rats don't get planned, they just happen.

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by 340truck
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Intermittent misfire
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Intermittent misfire

Check valve clearances..1600s are susceptible to recession which will cause the kind of misfire you are having. If you find the clearances are tight and the problem comes back a few thousand miles after you reset them then it's time for hardened valve seats.
by 340truck
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Garage Stuff - Aldi
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Garage Stuff - Aldi

LIDL have a no gas mig welder for £80. Great bit of kit to learn welding with, no gas is ok for welding up your car and best to use if you have to do the job outside. Auto welding helmets also for £23....get started!
by 340truck
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cutting out when hot
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: Cutting out when hot

Idle mixture too rich? Ignition timing weights sticking in dizzy? Also check vacuum advance pipe connected both ends? This is an air leak as mentioned above and affects timing as well. Maybe a simple top end service if none of these faults. New plugs/leads/condenser/rotor arm/cap. Set it all up agai...
by 340truck
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage
Replies: 25
Views: 1164

Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Year's ago my mum had a Mk 5 Cortina with a 2 litre pinto and auto box, it to was using/losing ATF but there were no visible leaks, it turned out to be the vacuum modulator on the side of the gearbox, a vacuum line run's from the modulator to a small connection on the intake manifold, if the seal i...
by 340truck
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage
Replies: 25
Views: 1164

Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Its leaking. Simples.

Look for a puddle or stain where you park it up....my money on the transmission fluid cooling system somewhere, probably radiator end of the pipes.
by 340truck
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Weber 32/36 jets 1.6
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Weber 32/36 jets 1.6

You can bolt a 2.0 Weber onto a 1.6 and it will run absolutely fine. It's been done many times. Especially if you use a 2ltr cam.
by 340truck
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 5/6/7 July
Replies: 18
Views: 742

Re: 5/6/7 July

Everything loaded except Marquee which I'll pick up from it's storage on the way...hope it's gonna fit in the fezza.
As usual I don't have any charcoal, make sure you bring some everyone. "Light the bag" works best!

:beer: :beer: :beer: :cigar: :cigar: :cigar:
by 340truck
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 5/6/7 July
Replies: 18
Views: 742

Re: 5/6/7 July

I should be there about 3.
by 340truck
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 5/6/7 July
Replies: 18
Views: 742

5/6/7 July

Anyone other than the usual suspects coming this year? Would be great to see a new face or two.
by 340truck
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: carb float setting
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: carb float setting

Acceleration stutters have nothing to do with the idle mixture. Set it up correctly and see whether starting gets better.
by 340truck
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: carb float setting
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: carb float setting

matty007 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:13 am
Hi yes just brought it out of hibernation a month ago and have checked everything over thanks
Have you checked and adjusted (if necessary) the idle mixture?