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by Mr B
Wed May 18, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto box changing up too soon
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Auto box changing up too soon

I once had a C3 autobox that went absolutely nuts, changing up gears when not needed and all sorts of other nutty things, turns out the vacuum modulator on the side of the 'box had failed so this may be worth checking, there's a vacuum line from the box to the inlet manifold, pull it off at the man...
by Mr B
Tue May 10, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto box changing up too soon
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Auto box changing up too soon

D366Y wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 1:21 pm Thanks Wayne will give that a goose when I next get under it!

I would have changed the points today but the points that Crap Club International have sent me are backwards so face the wrong way??
Yep those points look like they are for an Essex V6 Ford dizzy.

CCI Strikes again :banghead:
by Mr B
Mon May 09, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto box changing up too soon
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Auto box changing up too soon

I once had a C3 autobox that went absolutely nuts, changing up gears when not needed and all sorts of other nutty things, turns out the vacuum modulator on the side of the 'box had failed so this may be worth checking, there's a vacuum line from the box to the inlet manifold, pull it off at the mani...
by Mr B
Fri May 06, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Auto box changing up too soon
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Auto box changing up too soon

Hi mate, Quick question, is there a reason why you didn't replace the points? Only asking as the last time I checked and tried to set the point's on my car I found it impossible to get the gap right, turns out that over a period of time metal/tungsten transfers over from one half of the point's to t...
by Mr B
Thu May 05, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 390 holley
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: 390 holley

Great Post MC, I think there are a lot misconceptions about the 390 Holley on an Essex engine, it certainly used to create some heated arguments between the 'it's too big for an Essex engine' crowd and the 'you don't know how to tune them' guys. My personal experience with them backs up exactly what...
by Mr B
Wed May 04, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Big hesitation.
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Big hesitation.

I have found 3 holley 390's now that have had the wrong accelerator pump diaphragm assy fitted. The difference being the length of the linkage rod . These may have been part of an incorrect overhaul kit but whatever it sure gave problems getting the thing to run right. Good call, got a Holley on a ...
by Mr B
Wed May 04, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Big hesitation.
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Big hesitation.

I think the rich fuel smell is the giveaway here. Too much fuel getting into the carb so when you accelerate and it adds even more then its moving the mixture outside of a combustible range. However, if the above answers don't cure it then this is also a classic symptom of a failing accelerator pum...
by Mr B
Tue May 03, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: This seems a very good buy...
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: This seems a very good buy...

Hi Nick, One of the pics shows the tailgate with 2.0 S decal but who knows, my 3 litre Ghia has a 1.6 Laser decal on there ... :whistle: Ahh, I missed that mate. Well spotted :lol: But yep boot decals are not always as it seems. Love the fact you're showing you got a 1.6 boot decal but with a BIG s...
by Mr B
Tue May 03, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine removal - All bases covered?
Replies: 44
Views: 10690

Re: Engine removal - All bases covered?

Hi, struggled for 3 hours today. I couldn't get Pinto 2.0 litre block away from laser 5 speed gearbox. It's moved half an inch, and even with one pulling and 2 with crowbars, still no good. Trolley jack under gearbox, readjusted height and rope angle. All to no avail. Only spline attached. Any idea...
by Mr B
Tue May 03, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: This seems a very good buy...
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: This seems a very good buy...

Hi Nick,

One of the pics shows the tailgate with 2.0 S decal but who knows, my 3 litre Ghia has a 1.6 Laser decal on there ...
:whistle:
by Mr B
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine removal - All bases covered?
Replies: 44
Views: 10690

Re: Engine removal - All bases covered?

Hi, struggled for 3 hours today. I couldn't get Pinto 2.0 litre block away from laser 5 speed gearbox. It's moved half an inch, and even with one pulling and 2 with crowbars, still no good. Trolley jack under gearbox, readjusted height and rope angle. All to no avail. Only spline attached. Any idea...
by Mr B
Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cheapest Capri's On Sale.
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Cheapest Capri's On Sale.

Mc Tool wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:50 pm What about the one Goblin works butchered.........that oughta be real cheap😝
Agreed, they mullered that poor car :cry:
by Mr B
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Good thing they're phasing out these polluting petrol cars.
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Good thing they're phasing out these polluting petrol cars.

Major_Tom wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:11 pm Image

Bear in mind all the planes carrying all the freight all over the world, mostly stuff you don't need, as your car sits on your drive for most of its life.
I think the Holley carb on my Essex V6 could match that! lol
by Mr B
Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: gone but not forgotten
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: gone but not forgotten

I guess we've largely had two years that have limited the use of classic cars especially for people who use them mainly for meets and the like so its easy to wonder what the point of having them is. In that respect my wife having to give up work last year has proved to be a mixed blessing as whilst...
by Mr B
Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Quarter glass replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Quarter glass replacement

Evening guys, Does anyone have experience of replacing the fixed type quarter light glass on a Mark 3 Capri? Some little c*** smashed mine last night and for no apparent reason as the glass wasn't even pushed through. Providing I can actually find a replacement is it a reasonably easy job or is ther...
by Mr B
Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gunky Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Gunky Oil

Thanks Steve for the comment on the thermostat - I can definitely look at replacing that as well - it's right on top of the engine and looks straight forward to me...?? Thanks also Wayne - hadn't thought about the crank case breather - I will check that to make sure it isn't blocked either Fingers ...
by Mr B
Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gunky Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Gunky Oil

I use a Fiesta for work, it has a version of the great crossflow engine in her and yep she gets that mayonnaise under the oil filler cap, one thing to check for is the pipe for the crank case breather isn't blocked/crushed or broken, this happened to my Fiesta recently and seemed to intensify the ma...
by Mr B
Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic transmission issue
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Automatic transmission issue

Lord Flasheart wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:14 pm Thanks for that, might get a bottle & keep it in stock ;)
No worries mate, it can also be used as preventative maintenance, let's face it these gearboxes are well beyond Ford's life expectancy so if this stuff can help in anyway then that can only be a good thing.

Wayne
by Mr B
Sat Feb 12, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic transmission issue
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Automatic transmission issue

Glad your sorted, what was the stuff you put in the gearbox & how much did you put in ? Thanks mate, Here's the stuff I used, 1 whole bottle, I took the car out a little while ago and really gunned her, foot to the floor pull aways and kick downs galore and all seems sweet...so far :burnout: 20...
by Mr B
Sat Feb 12, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic transmission issue
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Automatic transmission issue

Hi guys, Thought I would give a quick update on this, I didn't take the car to a specialist - I ain't got the money after all the Christmas excess spending but I did put a bottle of Lucas transmission treatment in her and it seems to have worked a treat, I'm personally still convinced the ATF was lo...