Search found 3382 matches

by 340truck
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 5/6/7 July
Replies: 5
Views: 124

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: 230

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: 230

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?
by 340truck
Mon May 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse blowing
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Fuse blowing

Put a nail instead of the fuse and lok for the smoke. Quickest way to find which circuit has the short :xd:
by 340truck
Tue May 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Clip
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Clip

Best always to keep it as Ford assembled it.

:doh:
by 340truck
Sun May 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 91
Views: 2358

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

Peter-S wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 4:26 pm
If that is the near side the shoes are the wrong way round
Yes I believe they are.
by 340truck
Sun May 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 91
Views: 2358

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

I know whats wrong....I think. Anyone else know and want to say it first?
by 340truck
Thu May 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Weber 32/36 choke.
Replies: 24
Views: 567

Re: Weber 32/36 choke.

Idle mix is probably too lean. Properly set up, especially on a 1600, a 32/36 weber can have the choke flaps completely removed and still start ok from cold. Check the accelerator pump jet diaphragm is ok - when you open the throttle quickly there should be a visible and audible squirt of petrol. As...
by 340truck
Tue May 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I do like Percy Veerance
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: I do like Percy Veerance

That engine has to come out. Why unseize it in situ (doubt it's gonna move anyway) when it's gonna have to be stripped down and rebuilt anyway - it's fucked. Simples.

:wank: :wank: :wank:
by 340truck
Tue May 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Adjustable suspension for 2.8
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Adjustable suspension for 2.8

I assume you mean adjustable shock absorbers? Rears should be available but 2.8's have Bilstein struts on the front and I'm fairly sure aftermarket ones aren't available for these but I'm ready to be corrected. The answer is to fit std Capri struts. If it's ride height you want to adjust then fixed ...
by 340truck
Fri May 03, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: From lsd to standard diff ?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: From lsd to standard diff ?

Personal opinion...don't believe the LSD hype. Never had a problem on the track without one in the Rat. For normal road driving it's seems to be overkill. Everyone likes to kick the back out a bit occasionally when coming off a roundabout, much harder to do with LSD, you need to push it harder so mo...
by 340truck
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 91
Views: 2358

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

Can I just stick my tuppence in on this one....apologies if I've misread or not understood the problem. If the brakes are assembled correctly, with new shoes, and the cylinder pistons are fully in, with the handbrake adjuster fully backed off (not as in the picture which I know is not of this partic...
by 340truck
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horn wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Horn wiring

Doesn't the horn have a permanent live feed and is operated by being earthed? Or was that just really old cars?
by 340truck
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

Yep that'll be safe. Fuse blows before wire goes.
by 340truck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Dixie air horn wiring ( realy)

Remember the fuse rating is dependant on the rating of the wire you are using. 15amp fuse in 20amp wire...nice and safe. 20amp fuse in 15amp wire and if something goes wrong, I can smell smoke and your FIRE and theft policy is gonna be needed.
by 340truck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Laser Seat/ interior Fabric Production
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: Laser Seat/ interior Fabric Production

Ok a bit of miss communication, I thought it was the laser interior cloth not the late S type called laser. I can get the plane cloth but the stripe has since run out. Mike Hi Mike. No miss communication mate. I just hijacked this thread to ask you about the availabilty of the strobe material. Sorr...
by 340truck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Laser Seat/ interior Fabric Production
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: Laser Seat/ interior Fabric Production

Skipped loads myself and seen others chucking away laser seats and door cards back in the day. No-one wanted them. Nowadays gen u win laser interior probably need a mortgage to buy.

Sometimes glad I don't play the capri game anymore
by 340truck
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 759

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

The post was edited to remove that part AFTER I posted my reply.

I stand by exactly what I posted.

If the day ever comes when knowledgeable members of this forum cannot point out dangerous stupidity then we will be failing every human being on this earth who ever goes near a road.
by 340truck
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 759

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

The emissions thing is easy...follow the instructions (I've put on here before) for setting the idle mixture, it will then pass. The brakes issue is different. Think for a moment what you are saying. Your car has failed the MOT test for it's braking ability. That means it is unsafe to be on the road...
by 340truck
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Another fueling question
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Another fueling question

I ran the Rat on efi....you do need either the 2.8 tank and pump or a swirl pot. Otherwise when you go round a corner the engine will cut out.