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by Not_Anumber
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Damp proofing fuse box & terminals
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Damp proofing fuse box & terminals

The fault turned out to be a rivet in the fusebox - really not an easy thing to trace. I have cleaned up the rivets and the copper of the fuse contacts that they pass through and very carefully applied some solder to each. Im not expecting any more trouble from that now but what an odd thing it was ...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Moving drivers seat backwards
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Moving drivers seat backwards

Its likely there could be something obstructing the full travel of the runner.

Have you checked its length of travel against another Capri - or against the passenger seat ?
by Not_Anumber
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: My 2.8 Injection
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: My 2.8 Injection

Noooo. Dont change the pepperpots - or if you do put some other wheels on there keep them by you as a full set. It will be worth more in the future with it's original wheels.
by Not_Anumber
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rear seats
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: rear seats

For removal opf the rear seat found its easier to undo the nut Peter describes that holds the padded section of the rear seat to the metal and then with that out of the way there is a bit more access to remove the metal parts, brackets and hinges
by Not_Anumber
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Facebook

I dont blame you. Ive often thought of packing in Facebook.
by Not_Anumber
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Pirelli P7 Cinturato 195/50 VR15 Tyre
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Pirelli P7 Cinturato 195/50 VR15 Tyre

Have you tried Ebay ?
by Not_Anumber
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2.0 Pinto Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: 2.0 Pinto Engine

Though the inlet ports on the injected head look a different shape you can still use the standard inlet manifold and carb without any modification. Its a really nice cylinder head if you can find one.
by Not_Anumber
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Escort zetec
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Escort zetec

As far as I understand it the CVH and Zetecs blocks are so similar they can be swapped directly. I presume though you will need to take the induction system, ignition, ecu etc from the donor Zetec car so may need to do some splicing of the engine wiring loom, may need to get custom hoses made up and...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2.0 Pinto Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: 2.0 Pinto Engine

The best Pinto engine you can find as standard was the one fitted to the 2.0 litre injected Sierra (but make sure its a pinto, not the later DOHC thing). Most of them used 205 blocks which are slightly thicker walled - and if you get the head with it this has better valves and more efficient flow ra...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Mk3 V8 build
Replies: 105
Views: 24937

Re: Mk3 V8 build

I like the oil breather catch tanks for each bank of cylinders, practical and visually good too.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2.0 Pinto Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: 2.0 Pinto Engine

is there anything that can be salvaged from your old engine. What was the nature of the problem you had and the cause of the strange noise ?
by Not_Anumber
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Will these fit?
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Will these fit?

It depends on the height of the runners. The runners on the standard 2.8i seats are 3 and a half inches high (from where they bolt to the floor to where they bolt to on the seat). Style wise, just a shame about the harness cutouts as they tend to spoil the look of the BB seats IMHO. Theyd look the p...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator rating
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Alternator rating

I remember in the late 80s the alternator went on the 1.6L I had and I replaced it with a 2nd hand one from a Mk2 Granada Ghia. It was a much larger unit but the mounting points were the same so I just swapped over the pulley. It charged the battery better and coped with all the electrics on at the ...
by Not_Anumber
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rocker cover for a 2lt Laser
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Rocker cover for a 2lt Laser

i cant remember when they changed but the later Pinto rocker covers were wider than the early ones and I think the cork gaskets were different for the 2 types.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Damp proofing fuse box & terminals
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Damp proofing fuse box & terminals

Im thinking of putting some dielectric grease or vaseline on the fuse box terminals to avoid corrosion - is this recommended ? I started the car the other day to find the alternator charge light stayed on (despite the alternator actually charging perfectly well) and the indicators werent working. Ev...
by Not_Anumber
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience

it looks a lot of fun. It would be very good to keep the running gear as it is but restore the bodywork and interior to original looking condition.
by Not_Anumber
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Refurbished DashBoards
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Refurbished DashBoards

I went for one of the leather dash covers from Ebay last year. It looks ok but it was quite tricky to fit, stretch and glue in place - one of those jobs where several times I wished i hadn't started. Given the choice again I would have gone the CCI dash route. The thought of being able to send the d...
by Not_Anumber
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: Easiest engine swap for a muppet with no experience

Its horses for courses but you will pay a fair bit more on both buying and insuring a V6 engined Capri over a 4 pot one. If you are mechanically confident theres absolutely no reason to fear the lack of power steering on the non V6 cars as several people have successfully retro fitted it to 1.6 and ...