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by Matty2148
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Heater

You need to back flush your heater matrix, its easy enough, disconnect the pipes, stick a hose pipe in there and wait till you get clear water I then swap pipes and so on till its really clear! I disconnect the pipes at the engine block and carb end so the risk of damaging the matrix inlet pipes is ...
by Matty2148
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i Exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: 2.8i Exhaust

Do yourself a favour, get mid silencers! I had a 2.8 with straight a straight thru system, it ran well, loud as hell and after a cruise from Manchester to Blackpool for the show I changed them back to standard, the car acts as a resonance box and literally deafens you after 20 mins of cruising, if I...
by Matty2148
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Does Anyone Have Any Recommendations For Tyre Inflators?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: Does Anyone Have Any Recommendations For Tyre Inflators?

Terra-Kotta wrote:Yeah. A draper 50ltr compressor. Takes 12 seconds to fill a tyre.


Mine takes about 20 secs!
by Matty2148
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Power steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2410

Re: Power steering

I was going to answer this as I`ve done it once or twice, then I see I already have! ha

It makes the world of difference to get power steering on the 2.0, I had a slightly modded 2.8 on a carbed engine sat on a 3L non PS crossmember, my god it needed power steering too!
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: roll over jig
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: roll over jig

Your on the other capri forum arent you? if you are, ask CarlD for a pic of the jig he made, my MK1 is in it right now actually.
by Matty2148
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Power steering
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Power steering

Yeah you can use the 2.8 crossmember, it shifts the engine and gearbox forward about 3/4" so you may need to adjust your gearbox mounts, the 2l engine mounts are stll needed and they will fit on the 2.8 crossmember, the 2.8 pump will work, but, you`ll need to get a sierra/granada pinto powerste...
by Matty2148
Wed May 28, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bleeding Brakes!! Appears to be problematic.
Replies: 18
Views: 977

Re: Bleeding Brakes!! Appears to be problematic.

Just double checking, you tighten the nipple while her foot is on the pedal and to the floor or on the down stoke at any rate? I always start rear drivers, rear passenger, front passenger then drivers.
by Matty2148
Tue May 20, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: any advice on getting my money back
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

Re: any advice on getting my money back

True, however, they did choose to insure the car and have admitted they made a mistake, a mistake is fine, however blitzy used that vehicle on the basis of their mistake. What they do and dont insure is besides the point once the certificate of insurance was sent which included the vehicle details. ...
by Matty2148
Tue May 20, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: any advice on getting my money back
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

Re: any advice on getting my money back

Inurance obudsman would be my next call, if they issued a insurance certificate with all the info supplied then they did wrong!
by Matty2148
Tue May 20, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: valve clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: valve clearances

You know when you retighten the locknuts, you do recheck the clearances? I`ve fallen for that once, then again when I did it, the engine was super quiet and cut out when the engine reached 3k rpm.
by Matty2148
Mon May 19, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Cringeworthy Capri Related Automotive Journalism
Replies: 36
Views: 2202

Re: Cringeworthy Capri Related Automotive Journalism

I only got who it was because of yoko`s face! Is that dog a labrador or rotweiler? I can`t imagine john lennon having a rotty for some reason!
by Matty2148
Mon May 19, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: There's some evil scum out there.
Replies: 32
Views: 1653

Re: There's some evil scum out there.

I get accused of stealing money and personal belongings daily mate, I never carry any cash with me, and leave my wallet locked in the car, I`m work with bailiffs doing reposessions, one pair of twats accused me of stealing their life savings, I called the police in and was kept in the house for 1hr ...
by Matty2148
Mon May 19, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Cringeworthy Capri Related Automotive Journalism
Replies: 36
Views: 2202

Re: Cringeworthy Capri Related Automotive Journalism

I watched that episode when it was broadcast :shock: only becuase my dad had one at the time and he was excited to see a capri on original top gear. That chris fella still makes random apperances on TV too.
by Matty2148
Mon May 19, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Too tall for a capri?
Replies: 29
Views: 1917

Re: Too tall for a capri?

Well, I`m 6'5" and a bit on the wide side, you have to get used to throwing your left leg in under the steering wheel first, but once I`m in its fine, I did a couple of manchester to glasgow to newcastle to manchester runs once, it was quite comfy actually.
by Matty2148
Mon May 12, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spray Can Paint
Replies: 34
Views: 1952

Re: Spray Can Paint

:agree: make sure its the smooth paint ! It looks a treat.
by Matty2148
Mon May 12, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: my car stickers arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

Re: my car stickers arrived

What about my fave sticker " my other ride is your wife" ! Ha I wonder if I can still get them, that`ll look smart on mine ;)
by Matty2148
Mon May 12, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rev counter quiestion v8 helpp plz
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: rev counter quiestion v8 helpp plz

Not sure why you`d need anything other than a accurate way of reading the engines current RPM, and a terminal screw driver. No, I was just thinking of a way to calibrate it on the bench that`s all. So if it can be done with the trimmer, that`s his answer! Just have to find the right instrument clus...
by Matty2148
Mon May 12, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rev counter quiestion v8 helpp plz
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: rev counter quiestion v8 helpp plz

But just think of the modding being done to accomodate the extra counter! :xd: , you can get tacho`s with a potentiometer built in, you can use this as a dial to get the tacho to read good As I remember, there is a trimmer pot on the ford one isn`t there? I wonder if there might be enough adjustmen...

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