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by Mr B
Tue May 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 91
Views: 1758

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

Hi mate, I don't think it's ineptitude on your part, at least you tried numerous times to fix it and didn't give up straight away like some people do, use this data you have gathered for the next time you try, thinking about it now perhaps someone in your car's past mistakenly adjusted the hand brak...
by Mr B
Mon May 20, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse blowing
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Fuse blowing

340truck wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Put a nail instead of the fuse and lok for the smoke. Quickest way to find which circuit has the short :xd:
Hey Truck,

Sounds like you have short circuit in your brain with that advice, you sure you ain't blown a fuse? :xd:
by Mr B
Mon May 20, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse blowing
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Fuse blowing

Fuse 1 Interior lights Hazard switch Cig lighter clock windscreen washers Headlamp washers (if fitted) My best bet would be the cig lighter. Totally agree with this, my car has this problem, connect the wiring up to the cigar lighter and it's fine but use it and the fuse blows the moment the cigar ...
by Mr B
Tue May 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 91
Views: 1758

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

Hi all, From experience brake shoes that are fitted the wrong way round should not stop the drum's from going on in fact the shoes fitted back to front is one of the most common thing's I've seen even on well maintained Capris over the years, can you put up a picture of your brake drum(s) please Mr B
by Mr B
Sat May 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Rear axle bearings

Hi guy's,

Check out the link below if you haven't already


https://www.tickover.co.uk/news_bearings.htm

Mr B
by Mr B
Thu May 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Rear axle bearings

Hi all, This is a picture of the breather I used on my axle, it locates on the offside half shaft tube between the diff casing and the anti-roll bar attachment point, even though this appears to screw into the axle I couldn't find any thread in the tube so I adapted this breather and used expoxy res...
by Mr B
Wed May 08, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear axle bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Rear axle bearings

Hi guy's, Not sure how relevant this is but I recently bought a second hand 3.0 litre axle off eBay, upon closer inspection I noticed that the axle breather was missing, getting a new one was a nightmare I eventually found a Morris marina breather and adapted it to fit the axle, however during my re...
by Mr B
Fri May 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts
Replies: 28
Views: 297

Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Hi Beakster,

Super stuff, I won't lie I simply couldn't get to grips with how to put pictures on the forum before the upgrade, I'm sure I speak for everyone on here when I say thanks for all your hard work.

Wayne
by Mr B
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 91
Views: 1758

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

You need to release the adjuster and push the shoes inwards. Using a small screwdriver put it between the adjuster and the round post on the lever and just twist the screwdriver a bit and the adjuster should release and pull the shoes inwards - if not twist the adjuster screw with one hand and push...
by Mr B
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Vintage air climate control
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Vintage air climate control

stevemarl wrote:The sunroof came as standard on later models....
:lol:
by Mr B
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Red 3.0 s or Ghia on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Red 3.0 s or Ghia on eBay

Just seen the red Capri on eBay, the owner isn't sure whether it's original or not, no reinforced strut tops and on the driver's side inner wing there is a heater hose clip screwed to it that I could swear only the Pinto powered car's had, strange that there is no engraved chassis number on the same...
by Mr B
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Autocar rendering of a new Capri
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: Autocar rendering of a new Capri

Look, I like Steve Cropley and have known him for decades. We exchanged emails over Xmas when he was doing his Capri piece then. He has my book, and helped with a few quotes. But this, non, niete, no, no... https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/back-popular-demand-reinventing-ford-capri https...
by Mr B
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 638

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

Mc Tool wrote::xd: I'll see what I can do :P

:lol:
by Mr B
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 638

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

Hi Admin,

Totally agree with what your saying but even if you see that a post has been edited how is it possible to know what exactly has been edited in the post, i.e. it could be spelling errors etc, how can one know that text has been erased or changed/amended?

Mr B
by Mr B
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 638

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

Apologies Truck, that is a bit naughty Mr Pinto, perhaps you would be so kind as to put up your original post for us all, I'm looking forward to reading it
by Mr B
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 638

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

I gotta say I didn't see ,in the initial post , any sign of Charlie pinto either wanting to, or asking how to bodge the job or fool the inspector. Also gotta say that if the car has been laid up for a while paying attention to the whole braking system would be a wise move , even if they seem to be ...
by Mr B
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic ford magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Classic ford magazine

The problem is, the ethos, mindset and nounce which the Capri had, and which the designers gave it, just does not apply today. It was the car for the everyman to have something special, a bit different, an image to show he thinks differently, to take risks, have fun, the chance for the average guy ...
by Mr B
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 62
Views: 2030

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Morning Andrew,

Thanks for replying mate, I tried searching for the 3 watt coloured bulbs but couldn't find them, would you be able to point me in the right direction please,

Wayne
by Mr B
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 62
Views: 2030

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Hi guys, Had my dash apart today because of the poor illumination at night, as expected the blue plastic cover's disintegrated with the slightest touch, probably a silly question but would it be possible to 'wrap' the existing bulbs with something like filtered stage light paper which is very cheap ...
by Mr B
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Laser front seat bases
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Laser front seat bases

Hi all,

Quick question, can the front seat bases (laser interior) be swapped over, my drivers seat base is not in good shape but the passenger base is perfect but I'm not sure if they are interchangeable

Wayne