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by 340truck
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car smells rich on idle.
Replies: 20
Views: 398

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: 398

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: 7
Views: 138

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: 239

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: 181

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: 1
Views: 200

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: 464

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?
by 340truck
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gear lever removal
Replies: 20
Views: 1776

Re: Gear lever removal

As a general rule...you should ALWAYS carry a fire extinguisher in your Capri. Might save your life one day.
by 340truck
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cam carrier oil question
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: Cam carrier oil question

Don't Know
by 340truck
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brown wite from handbrake
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Brown wite from handbrake

Get yourself a multimeter....testing/tracing/diagnosing 12v electrics is almost impossible without one.
by 340truck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 2674

Re: Oily Sparks

That plug is fine....there is oil leaking from the rocker cover or elsewhere onto it. It is not an internal engine problem causing THAT oiliness.
by 340truck
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: How do I check 2.8 is factory original
Replies: 49
Views: 8193

Re: How do I check 2.8 is factory original

To all the people who insisted on having their opinion on this car here goes! The 2.8 was mine! The car was restored many years ago! It did have new wings inner and outer! Strenghing plates were not add weather not available at the time or lack of knowledge at the time!( remember capris were button...
by 340truck
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Setting a new mileage
Replies: 17
Views: 3932

Re: Setting a new mileage

but you can only do it at 140mph (think about it) Ive though about it and my brain hurts like it does when I play Portal. Surely.... surely just because the needle only goes to 140 doesnt mean the "drivetrain" (drill in this case) wont be able to go faster? Will the odometer still only clock up at ...
by 340truck
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Setting a new mileage
Replies: 17
Views: 3932

Re: Setting a new mileage

A simple examination of the way the speedo works will show that a drill in reverse will have no effect whatsoever. It's a myth. However, if you want to increase the mileage it will work (so possibly going forward past 000000 to get to your desired mileage), but you can only do it at 140mph (think ab...
by 340truck
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: When did the "S" become a Laser?
Replies: 23
Views: 5662

Re: When did the "S" become a Laser?

I think Tom is perfectly correct in what he says about the 205 engine, in that the biggest gains were to be had swapping it for an injection one. I did that once for a mate. Fitted the engine, loom, ECU and 5 speed box from a Sierra, coupled to all the suspension, fuel tank, accumulator etc from a ...
by 340truck
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove rear seats
Replies: 22
Views: 4231

Re: Remove rear seats

:agree: :agree: :agree: :agree: :agree:
by 340truck
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Well known Capri
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Well known Capri

No....Tom's car really has won those awards. However, he didn't win "Shed of the Show" at "Up North" way back - my Rat did!
by 340truck
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie Horn queries
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Dixie Horn queries

To be clear, the order is - battery positive.....fuse.....switch.....pin 85.
by 340truck
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spring rates
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Spring rates

Single leaf rear with axle location kit, X or A frame will get the arse wiggling under control
by 340truck
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Police Drivers Handbook
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:48 pm
On country roads at night youre also allowed to undo your seat belt, turn around and apply a well deserved beating to the gentleman in the back seat before setting him down at any number of roadside ditches.
:xd: :xd: :xd:

The good old days Tom