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by Major_Tom
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?

Simply cut out the inner wing above the strut top and weld in 3cm spacer made from a couple of old baked bean tins.
by Major_Tom
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

That's the components I had to switch around with. Here is my modified crossmember for Type 3 / Type 9 and hopefully Type E boxes (not fitted my Type E yet though but should work with it). Plus the front half of the Type 3 propshaft https://i.postimg.cc/rsKH230p/20210927-125309.jpg ...I also needed ...
by Major_Tom
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Danny !
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Happy Birthday Danny !

D366Y wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:02 pm
Thanks all!
Have spent the last few days sinking pints faster than U-boats ever could but has been a great few days!! :beer:
I find this grossly offensive. My grandfather was killed in WW2. He fell out of a guard tower at Auschwitz.
by Major_Tom
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

mgsutton wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:29 pm
If you guys are interested, I can post the measurements and what it took to do the swap?
Always, do it!
by Major_Tom
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 845

Re: Just got done speeding...

Not bad pictures actually :xd:

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by Major_Tom
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

Unfortunately blewout 3rd gear in my 1974 2.0 Mercury Capri. I was never a fan of this linkage but I had a tall 2nd gear (1.67) which worked out well for Auto-X. Unfortunately, I cannot find gears for this transmission let alone a taller 2nd gear! So now what? I think my best bet is to put in a Typ...
by Major_Tom
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sir Clive Sinclair RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Sir Clive Sinclair RIP

Bug wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:51 am
Apparently he's still waiting at the Pearly Gates.
Pressed 'Enter' and still waiting for something to happen. :D
Top Notch pun work good sir.
by Major_Tom
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 845

Re: Just got done speeding...

Mc Tool wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:49 pm
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:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Major_Tom
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 845

Re: Just got done speeding...

Jasonmarie wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:57 am
Well done that man and in a Capri :applaud: as Andrew said the government don’t want us to have fun anymore just pay our taxes and watch BBC channels that we have to pay for as well :beer:
Thank you, thank you :guitar:
by Major_Tom
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 845

Re: Just got done speeding...

Bug wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:00 am
I'm impressed the bloke opened the door.
If Tom had hammered on my van door after I'd photographed him speeding I would have taken one look and battened down the hatches. :xd: :xd: :xd:
He did actually open a little hatch and keep the door firmly closed :lol:
by Major_Tom
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New addition...
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: New addition...

D366Y wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:29 pm
Looks good Nick - glad someone else joined the S/S pinto club! 😂
I've only heard of the SS Volkswagen club:

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by Major_Tom
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 845

Re: Just got done speeding...

andyd wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:27 pm
I've seen them locally parked in a 30mph limit.

That's part of the reason the Mustang went, over 400hp and looking out for speed cameras takes the enjoyment out of it.
Acceleration though! The legal way to speed.
by Major_Tom
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 845

Just got done speeding...

..mobile camera van on a disused overpass over the dual carriageway. Slammed on the brakes, but thought it was too late. So I drove up there and knocked on the door, "did you get me?" "Fraid so mate! Nice car though." We had a good laugh about it, bound to happen sooner or later I told him :lol: hop...
by Major_Tom
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

Small typo, but I also meant to say that those components might have to be replaced or modified in no particular order of likelihood!
by Major_Tom
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

mgsutton wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:57 pm
Oh, ok I just call it by it's generic name "drive shaft"; I had a straight one made a long time ago and never looked back.

Thanks for the pictures. Nice looking exhaust by the way:)
I am planning to make a single piece one out of those two actually!
by Major_Tom
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

So if your Type E is a different tail length, you might have to source a different prop and swap front and rear sections with your Type F prop. And if your Type E doesn't come with a crossmember, its likely you'll have to modify the Type F one to fit it.
by Major_Tom
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

Thanks Tom, what is the Propshaft? Also I assume cross member is where the tail section of transmission bolts to the chassis? Thanks again :headscratch: The propshaft is what connects the output shaft of the gearbox to the axle. https://i.postimg.cc/fLKRKdL2/20210914-190759.jpg You are correct abou...
by Major_Tom
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New addition...
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: New addition...

Wow, that is gorgeous!
by Major_Tom
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Electronic ignition

I haven't got any first-hand experience, but if it helps, Aldon were recommended to you in the replies to your earlier question. https://www.aldonauto.co.uk//category.aspx?CID=1 Andrew. Oh that reminds me, I had one of those too. Never had any problems with it although I have heard it gives a weak ...
by Major_Tom
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

D366Y wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:38 am
Tom has broken more gearboxes than I've had hot meals so he's definitely the expert when it comes to changing them! :lol:
Well... the Type 3 I had on was only 99p :lol: