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by 340truck
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.0 pinto weber carb clean or replace
Replies: 7
Views: 164

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: 251

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: 251

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: 251

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: 539

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: 808

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: 444

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: 439

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: 439

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: 366

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: 875

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: 17
Views: 842

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: 393

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: 1378

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: 279

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: 870

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: 607

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: 1535

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: 690

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: 1535

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...