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by Not_Anumber
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for body kits for MKIII
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Looking for body kits for MKIII

You want to fit your rear spoiler under the back bumper ? Well I suppose it's more discrete than mounting one on the roof Mad Max style :goodluck:

I cant see how that would work so I'll be leaving mine on the tailgate.
by Not_Anumber
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Leaking petrol when full tank
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Leaking petrol when full tank

If Martin sells you a tank you can be sure it will be excellent.
by Not_Anumber
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Leaking petrol when full tank
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Leaking petrol when full tank

+1 seal around the fuel sender is the most likely culprit. The tanks for the 2.8i effectively had a swirl pot built into them to prevent momentary fuel starvation whilst cornering. (Cars with carburetors dont need this). CCI are selling new 2.8i tanks and its worth checking the usual vendors for ser...
by Not_Anumber
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Leather gear knob recovering
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Leather gear knob recovering

Does Turbo Mike do steering wheels too ?
by Not_Anumber
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Laser 1600
Replies: 58
Views: 1376

Re: Laser 1600

Oven cleaner is superb stuff for working on cars with. Its just about the only stuff that will dissolve the 'coal ' like deposits that collect around injectors on diesel engines when the injector seals have started failing. Great at cleaning inlet manifolds, EGR valves too.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: shell required
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: shell required

bigjas280 - whats the axle like please. Im after a quiet one to replace one with a bit of whine.
by Not_Anumber
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Automatic loom
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Automatic loom

Easiest is probably to connect the 2 wires which went to the inhibitor switch together so that the relay stays open when it is powered up. Equally you could always extend that pair of wires to a hidden switch to reuse the feature as a simple anti theft device
by Not_Anumber
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dash filler
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Dash filler

I used a flexible filler that was sold for dah and plastic bumper repairs. it worked really well. As a trial I sprayed the dash with a couple of coats of dark grey Halfords flexible trim paint which brought it up well. Because I had applied quite a bit of filler though around the damaged speaker hol...
by Not_Anumber
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2l Pinto wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: 2l Pinto wanted

A 205 block is only really worth paying more for if you are planning on seriously overboring. People used to take the standard blocks up to 2.1 quite safely - i did one many years ago before any 205 blocks existed. Frankly the cost of overboring and difficulty in finding suitable pistons these days ...
by Not_Anumber
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: diesel engine in a capri? discuss
Replies: 16
Views: 232

Re: diesel engine in a capri? discuss

Im guessing this is an engine you already own so want to use it, rather than looking for suggestions of what engine to buy ?
by Not_Anumber
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: diesel engine in a capri? discuss
Replies: 16
Views: 232

Re: diesel engine in a capri? discuss

From memory thats a straight 6 engine. A lovely engine but I'd fear it might compromise the handling as the weight of the front of the engine would be quite a bit further forward than the front suspension was intended to carry.

How about a V6 Mercedes diesel ?
by Not_Anumber
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: diesel engine in a capri? discuss
Replies: 16
Views: 232

Re: diesel engine in a capri? discuss

Cant see any reason why not so long as its a reasonable sized diesel. Are you thinking V6 ?
by Not_Anumber
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Autocar rendering of a new Capri
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Autocar rendering of a new Capri

those wheels look too tyred to Tango
by Not_Anumber
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Professionals Capri stunts
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Professionals Capri stunts

+1 for the The Bullsh1tters .
Bonehead & Foyle, priceless. School for TV tough guys, "do we get fast cars and radios?"
by Not_Anumber
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I "wheely" need to get out more...
Replies: 19
Views: 187

Re: I "wheely" need to get out more...

Thats a good idea
by Not_Anumber
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!
Replies: 33
Views: 490

Re: My Capri failed it MOT HELP!!

If the calipers are reacting at different speeds Ive permanently fixed this a couple of times on different cars by cleaning the visible parts of the pistons and also carefully turning the piston a quarter of a turn in its bore. Also check the state of the flexible hoses- by carefully watching them w...
by Not_Anumber
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto Without Viscous Fan?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Pinto Without Viscous Fan?

Either that or you have a very strong hand. :headscratch:
by Not_Anumber
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto Without Viscous Fan?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Pinto Without Viscous Fan?

Its a very old joke, you know the type that goes round and round.

Time for me to belt up and cool off now.
by Not_Anumber
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto Without Viscous Fan?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Pinto Without Viscous Fan?

Solidly fixed fans were the norm for many years on Pinto engines. Anyone tells you something different just put it down to a viscous rumour. :banghead:
by Not_Anumber
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Different cover
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Different cover

I have one of the leather ones. They are a bit of a sod to fit but dont look bad when done. They delete the speaker grille though which some people feel could restrict ventilation for the sterero