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by Mr B
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Tuning

340truck wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Do it yourself...it's fairly easy and all the info you need is on this forum. Whatever you do, don't take it to a "modern" garage, if they can't plug it into a laptop they won't know where to start.
:agree:
by Mr B
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rubber rocker cover gasket..
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Rubber rocker cover gasket..

With cork gaskets I always smear a thin layer of grease on both sides of the gasket, hardly ever get a leak - my dad said it's what they always did back in the day especially with valve cover gaskets

Wayne
by Mr B
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Hi mate,

To be honest the connections shouldn't really need any additional sealant etc. if they are tightened up enough

Wayne
by Mr B
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going slightly mad
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Going slightly mad

Caprigear wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 pm
The lights issue may be a knackered indicator stalk , they're prone to breaking.
:agree: Had this happen a few times over the years

Wayne
by Mr B
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cutting out when hot
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Cutting out when hot

At first my car would restart after cutting out but it then progressed to not starting up at all until half hour or so had passed, I got so pissed off with the fact it would never bloody do it outside my house that I parked the car up and left it alone for a few days then one night I went out there ...
by Mr B
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cutting out when hot
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Cutting out when hot

All good advice from above, try putting the original condenser back in her if you still have it, had the dying when hot problem a couple of years ago and it turned out to be the 'new' condenser I put in was defective

Mr B
by Mr B
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cutting out when hot
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Cutting out when hot

Hi mate,

Is your car running points and condenser or has it been converted to electronic ignition?
Wayne
by Mr B
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Come to think of it after I changed the autobox in my Capri last year it developed a leak from the autobox that looked like it was coming from the small sump on the bottom of the box, so I bought a new filter and gasket and changed both, but guess what the leak was still there, turned out to be my f...
by Mr B
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cutting out when hot
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Cutting out when hot

Has it got points & condenser or points replacement ? When I first got mine it had a lumenition system fitted back in the 90's, found that when it got warm it died & got progressively worse at restarting. Stripped it out & put points replacement system in Same here, Lumenition in my opinion is expe...
by Mr B
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Year's ago my mum had a Mk 5 Cortina with a 2 litre pinto and auto box, it to was using/losing ATF but there were no visible leaks, it turned out to be the vacuum modulator on the side of the gearbox, a vacuum line run's from the modulator to a small connection on the intake manifold, if the seal i...
by Mr B
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Year's ago my mum had a Mk 5 Cortina with a 2 litre pinto and auto box, it to was using/losing ATF but there were no visible leaks, it turned out to be the vacuum modulator on the side of the gearbox, a vacuum line run's from the modulator to a small connection on the intake manifold, if the seal in...
by Mr B
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Advice on tyre sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Advice on tyre sizes

You could have a play with this tyre size calculator to find tyres that have the same rolling radius (circumference) as your current tyres. https://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator/ :goodluck: Andrew. Thanks for this Andrew, I have measured the distance from the edge of the rim to the strut ...
by Mr B
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Advice on tyre sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Advice on tyre sizes

Evening all, Just bought a set of American racing Outlaw 2 wheel's for my car, they are 14 inch rims with 0 offset, any ideas what tyre size would be best, the car currently has Compomotives with 205 60 13 tyre's and is lowered on the arse by 1 inch and has 2.8 struts on her front, any suggestions? ...
by Mr B
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Ghia - Problems
Replies: 45
Views: 1407

Re: 3.0 Ghia - Problems

I have one on my Rover engine . That's the thing with Holley's.....they might not be the best carb but they are easy to get tuned "about right" and thusly most peeps see an easy performance gain and the carb comes up a winner. Holley's have replaced a lot of Rochester and carter carbs and got the c...
by Mr B
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Ghia - Problems
Replies: 45
Views: 1407

Re: 3.0 Ghia - Problems

I love carbs, the more I study them the more I love them! The amount of development and invention involved in creating these must have been massive. The mechanics are fascinating and ingenious. And there is a sense to them, you can understand what does what and why a car behaves a certain way when ...
by Mr B
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Ghia - Problems
Replies: 45
Views: 1407

Re: 3.0 Ghia - Problems

Hi Olly, It isn't an inlet or outlet of any type, on the older Weber 38 dgas the mixture screw sits recessed inside that little tube, it should have an identical tube on the other side as well, the later carbs had screws with a spring on them and no tube so were easily visible and if need be could b...
by Mr B
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Ghia - Problems
Replies: 45
Views: 1407

Re: 3.0 Ghia - Problems

No worries mate, but in my opinion get that oil pressure gauge connected up ASAP I'm not saying that the gauge is the most accurate in the world but it is a good indicator of impending trouble. Also have you fitted a fuel pressure regulator as too much fuel pressure will overcome the float/needle va...
by Mr B
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Ghia - Problems
Replies: 45
Views: 1407

Re: 3.0 Ghia - Problems

Did anyone else notice the oil pressure gauge showing zero pressure, from my experience the gauge needle move's even at cranking speed let alone at idle speed or has it been disconnected?
by Mr B
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: As this is Rant and Rave....
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: As this is Rant and Rave....

It's not you, the country is fucked, PC, race card, feminists and numerous other things that get banded about. The media also like to jump on the bandwagon and whip up a frenzy over what is in reality not even worth the airtime. None of these protesters do their causes any good in the way they cond...
by Mr B
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Ghia - Problems
Replies: 45
Views: 1407

Re: 3.0 Ghia - Problems

Hi mate, I have a 3 litre Ghia and over the years have encountered the same problems as you, for the fuel pump issue you must careful when installing the pump as it is possible to install it in such a way that the long fuel pump actuator arm misses the actuator cam that sits on the front of the timi...