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by Mr B
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Minder Capri caught fire
Replies: 24
Views: 204

Re: Minder Capri caught fire

by Mr B
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Minder Capri caught fire
Replies: 24
Views: 204

Re: Minder Capri caught fire

I read somewhere that the Scimitar boys used to some how drill and pin that small pipe into the 38dgas carburetor body, that pipe popping out is apparently quite common and is responsible for quite a few Scimitar fires and no doubt a few Capri's too. if memory serves Reliant issued a notice on this ...
by Mr B
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car smells rich on idle.
Replies: 20
Views: 398

Re: Car smells rich on idle.

Ha , :) that's what made me think of it , I too have a 390 holley and it too has an idle circuit on the secondaries, I think from memory that the secondary throttle plate opening is set with a 10 thou feeler gauge down the bore between the plate and throttle bore wall . Yep spot-on mate, the second...
by Mr B
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car smells rich on idle.
Replies: 20
Views: 398

Re: Car smells rich on idle.

Here's a thought . The secondary barrel has an idle circuit ( just to keep fuel moving as sometimes the secondary doesn't get used for a while ) and there is a throttle stop screw accessed from under the carb base ( carb off job to adjust ) if this is out of adjustment it will cause idle issues IMG...
by Mr B
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: This season, I be mostly..
Replies: 17
Views: 131

Re: This season, I be mostly..

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:26 pm
Bug wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:22 pm
Ooh, that sounds dubious?
Just heard back from them, one of the new main jets was somehow full of crap. Not quite sure how it ran well on the rollers but hey ho. Might get it today...... or I could drink an ice cold beer and get it tomorrow 🤔
It's a no brainer - Ice cold beer ftw!

Wayne
by Mr B
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: SGS Engineering
Replies: 19
Views: 242

Re: SGS Engineering

Mc Tool wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:19 am
I guess that's the down side of internet buying , sometimes the human touch ( not rolf harris or Jimmy saville type) makes the sale more informative and you get a better idea who your dealing with.
:agree:
by Mr B
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: V6 Type 5 gearbox differences
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: V6 Type 5 gearbox differences

Hi Stefan,

My bad, I misread your post, if you using a type 5 from a 2.8 you will either need to trim down the input shaft as it's too long or replace it with the input shaft from the 3 litre type 5 but of course this means stripping the gearbox apart.

Wayne
by Mr B
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: V6 Type 5 gearbox differences
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: V6 Type 5 gearbox differences

Hi Stefan, I have done this conversion a couple of times and to quote from Kim Henson's book "assuming the use of the Granada bell housing part No 72EF7505LA the gearbox first motion shaft will now be 17.5mm too long" and will need to have this amount cut/ground off to make it all work. One point of...
by Mr B
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Aldi - New Car Stuff & Security Post
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Aldi - New Car Stuff & Security Post

It's all about putting another would be scrote off Hamish, stop them pushing a car down the road for example so they can then get to work removing other devices and trying to start it. Every extra security device puts someone off. Anyway, image deleted. A scrote? How about thieving little c**** tha...
by Mr B
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: SGS Engineering
Replies: 19
Views: 242

Re: SGS Engineering

I've had engine stands, engine crane and Axle stands from SGS Engineering, top company, quality products and good value for money.

Wayne
by Mr B
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 49
Views: 652

Re: Is it just me....

After spending 3 months WFH I'm now back to work 3 day's a week and I have to say thank God for that, continually WFH definitely affected me, no motivation, moody, snappy, lazy and just generally feeling like shit as one day blurred into the next, I changed a camshaft on my car over the weekend and ...
by Mr B
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Kent V63 Camshaft
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Kent V63 Camshaft

Hi all,

Anyone here have any experience with the Kent V63 Camshaft? Just finished installing one in an Essex V6 and the cam seems noisier in operation than the V61 that I removed from her, any thoughts guy's?

P.S the difference between the two Cam's on the road is impressive.

Cheers

Mr B
by Mr B
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Is it just me....
Replies: 49
Views: 652

Re: Is it just me....

Hi Andy,

I know exactly how you feel, check out the link below mate

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51531&p=353663&hil ... es#p353578

Wayne
by Mr B
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: BRITAIN'S MOST BORING CAR
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: BRITAIN'S MOST BORING CAR

What about the Fiat Panda?

A totally boring, ugly, soulless heap of a car which also rotted away quicker than a rabbit gets f*****

Wayne
by Mr B
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: K&N
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: K&N

I’ve brought it now so will keep me busy tinkering under my hood for 5 mins anyways! My m8 said to drill the box but I don’t think I’ll bother with bodging about a classic! Thank for your help👍🏻 No no no! It's an old wives tale, passed on by numpties sat on bar stools. You've just fitted a K&N filt...
by Mr B
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Water in passenger side footwell
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Water in passenger side footwell

Evening all, It's probably been the subject of a few threads but I'm not sure as to whether this particular item has been the culprit for the water ingress into the passenger side footwell when it rains. I checked all the usual suspects blocked heater drain, windscreen seal etc etc but nothing visib...
by Mr B
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sportex exhaust for mk3 2.8i v6
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Sportex exhaust for mk3 2.8i v6

Be warned, it's an exhausting job if you intend to fit them yourself, but if you insist then best get it out your system now.

Wayne
by Mr B
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Accelerator cable and engine paint
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Accelerator cable and engine paint

I'm not to worried about the exhaust manifolds, I'm just concentrating on the block and cylinder heads at the moment, I literally can't wait to get the engine installed in the car - it's car clinic 3.4 stroker engine and I'm itching to try her out!

Wayne
by Mr B
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Accelerator cable and engine paint
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Accelerator cable and engine paint

Thanks for the replies gent's, great information as ever, it's much appreciated.

A mate of mine has just suggested stove paint for the cylinder heads, any thoughts?

Wayne
by Mr B
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: White Goods
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: White Goods

Other than a Capri the only other cars I'd drive are a '68 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi or a Plymouth Road Runner, not a single modern car made can persuade me to part with my children's inheritance

Wayne