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by 340truck
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What to do with my Laser?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

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: 21
Views: 365

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....
by 340truck
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Daily Driver In Danger - Mk3 Ford Capri
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Daily Driver In Danger - Mk3 Ford Capri

Gearbox off....only way to diagnose this. Clutch/flywheel problem definitely. Not worth trying anything else, that box has to come off.
by 340truck
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Some dashboard lights not working
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Some dashboard lights not working

If your car has been to an auto electrician to have a repair done, and when you get it back there are electrical faults like this....why haven't you taken it back to the auto electrician to sort out the faults he has created?
by 340truck
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition switch failed?
Replies: 33
Views: 1058

Re: Ignition switch failed?

To give you another variable to check....my experience and knowledge would put your problems down to incorrect ignition timing. The long and the short of this is that rather than trying to find a specific fault, your engine needs a service and tune up. So, check plugs/points/leads are all in good co...
by 340truck
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: When to apply seam sealer
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: When to apply seam sealer

Surely the simple answer is....apply seam sealer to all seams that need sealing/
by 340truck
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 610

Re: Carb Blockage

Do the maths....at 1000rpm the engine sucks in 15 ltrs of air per second, through an aperture 32 mm wide. Thats why it tries to pull you in!
by 340truck
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Electrical gremlins

Earth, earth, earth and when you've checked them and they are ok I'd check the earth s again. Electrical gremlins on capris are almost always down to earth problems....electrickery always follows the path of least resistance so it is possible that "appliances" earth back through othe appli...
by 340truck
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

Absolutely refuse to endorse by silence anyone who admits to driving dangerously and then ridicules me for saying I don't. I'm not insulting...I'm stating facts that show that person in a bad light. I can't help those facts. Anybody decent confronted by someone driving any car in the manner this per...
by 340truck
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: capri laser 1985 1.6 nimbus grey
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: capri laser 1985 1.6 nimbus grey

Got to be something sticking....the airflow required to hold the revs at 2500 can't be an air leak below the fuel jet, there wouldn't be enough fuel to keep them that high. Check the ignition timing with a strobe, especially watch the advance and retard as you rev it. Would be very unusual but it's ...
by 340truck
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

Well the worst thing is riding your brakes on long steep banks Or if you have a calliper sticking lt feals like your brakes are spongey and don’t slow you down If your soevo is not working it makes your brakes deal like the peadel is very hard Riding your brakes = bad driving technique Calliper sti...
by 340truck
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 laser brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: 1.6 laser brake upgrade

FFS save your money. This is a 1.6 laser we are talking about? Please tell me how you manage to drive on a public road in such a manner to experience brake fade? Also tell me where so I can avoid the area and not get killed by someone driving like an idiot. My Rat did 100+ laps of the track on stand...
by 340truck
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Single Venturi auto carb leaking (+startup issues)
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Single Venturi auto carb leaking (+startup issues)

Yep correct Weber is 32/36 DGAV. No manifold adaptor...you have to get a suitable manifold. And, as yours is an auto, you'll need to sort the kickdown cable as well.
by 340truck
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Single Venturi auto carb leaking (+startup issues)
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Single Venturi auto carb leaking (+startup issues)

Ok. Pumping the accelerator 4 times before starting will over richen the mixture because the accelerator pump squirts fuel directly into the carb ventury when it's not sucking in any air so it sits in the bottom of the manifold until it mixes with the already rich cold start mixture when the engine ...
by 340truck
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1493

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

The transit engine would be a good Base for lary rebuild but I would just like a good reliable pinto. I'm on a bit of a budget with the engine so the 2.0 will be the best I think. Is it right that the 2.0 on a standard cam the valves won't hit the pistons if the cam belt snaps? Should be ok but no ...
by 340truck
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front sitting too high
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Front sitting too high

86 Laser is late enough to have single leafs as std, a few did as Ford began to empty the parts bins. Only way to get the ride profile you want is by fitting adjustable coil over struts. Otherwise it's trial and error with quoted spring heights. What your eyes are happy with might be a 2" drop ...
by 340truck
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear light wiring problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

Re: Rear light wiring problem

Ok 1970's, 80's and 90's Ford rear light clusters, all vehicles from Transits to Fiestas, 95% of problems are down to poor earth connections. Some like Capris earth through the mounting screws which is a particularly dumb idea imho. Some have wires bolted to some inaccessible place onb the body whic...
by 340truck
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

They're green 2.8's with fancy leather seats. That's all really. Rarish because most rusted away. Always park together at shows, their area is known as the cabbage patch amongst us oldies. Horrible colour green and, imho, alot of fuss about nothing.
by 340truck
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easy upgrades for my 1600?
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: Easy upgrades for my 1600?

2ltr cam, decent exhaust and manifold, 32/36 weber. Noticeable difference in performance, easy to do. Simples
by 340truck
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted 2.8 Carb Inlet Manifold
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Wanted 2.8 Carb Inlet Manifold

They come wrapped in rocking horse poo. Been after one for ages. Try serious banger racers....but they are reluctant to part with them.