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by tejb1
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: F*cked up the valves?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

F*cked up the valves?!

Aaah - seriously kicking myself right now! So, checked the valve clearances just now. All ok, number 1 is a bit closed up mind. Loosened lock nut, adjusted, seemed ok. At this point I get distracted by a phone call. On returning, I forget about the lock nut and, thinking I've finished the job, spin ...
by tejb1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Change the condenser?
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Change the condenser?

Thanks. With everything else I changed out, I kept the old one in the spare wheel well as a spare, so I can do the same.
by tejb1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Change the condenser?
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Change the condenser?

Quick question - is there a specified frequency to change the condenser on a Pinto engine with a Bosch dizzy? I renewed everything else a while back (so points, plugs, dizzy cap, rotor arm and HT leads are all new) left the condenser alone. Is it better to wait until it fails or change as a service ...
by tejb1
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hydraulic Press.
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Hydraulic Press.

You may be able to find a second hand one - that should be cheaper and ok for light use?
by tejb1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Coolant suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2516

Re: Coolant suggestions

One thing I actually do after reading about it a couple of years back is to mix the concentrate coolant with de-ionised water rather than tap water. http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/battery-chargers-jump-starters/halfords-battery-top-up-water-5l Hi Nick, Great tip! I love the...
by tejb1
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: 3D Printing Parts
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: 3D Printing Parts

I suppose the benefits will come in being able to produce one offs without the high setup costs of traditional methods. Sure, there will be the initial task of computerising the part, but after that it's easy. In theory. I'm not familiar enough to know whether the parts will be robust enough long te...
by tejb1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust rubbing tyre
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: Exhaust rubbing tyre

Yes, it would definitely only happen if you knew (and were trusted by) the proprietor!

A friend has offered to give me a hand tomorrow bringing over his trolley jack and axle stands so fingers crossed we'll make some progress... failing that will make up a custom bush at work for it.
by tejb1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust rubbing tyre
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: Exhaust rubbing tyre

Yeah, or know a friendly garage owner who doesn't mind you popping round when it's quiet and borrowing an empty ramp!
by tejb1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust rubbing tyre
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: Exhaust rubbing tyre

Thanks all for the quick replies! Re using a cable tie I was more thinking to compress the bush and thus hold the pipe higher. Good point 're the rest of the system needing tweaking. I guess I could get the back axle up on stands, get under and check the other mounts. It definitely sounds like a muc...
by tejb1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Exhaust rubbing tyre
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Exhaust rubbing tyre

Hi all My 1.6 has had a Sportex exhaust fitted by a previous keeper, the other day I found that it's been rubbing against the NSR tyre inner sidewall, so I'll need fresh tyre for starters... The rubber bush on which the hanger is mounted was knackered so I went and bought a new one, and that's impro...
by tejb1
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto cambelt cover bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Pinto cambelt cover bolts

Thanks Paul. I've dropped Martin an email. In the interim I'll either keep the cover off or do as you suggested with a couple of washers and a grommet. Cheers.
by tejb1
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 50
Views: 5874

Re: Oil change

I am not the skinniest person you'll meet, but can slide underneath without jacking up to reach the sump bolt!
by tejb1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto cambelt cover bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Pinto cambelt cover bolts

Hi all, Had an odd rattling from the engine the other day and found it was coming from the cam belt cover. On further investigation the bottom bolt had come off. Took the cover off (in my paranoia, lest it snag on something) for now. I don't suppose anyone could let me know what size/length the bott...
by tejb1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Gutted for the owner of this Capri :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Gutted for the owner of this Capri :(

A reminder, if ever one were needed, about the importance of good insurance - however good a driver you are you can't account for all the idiots on the road!
by tejb1
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The T charge
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: The T charge

Actually these days it stops at Park Lane, so as to not upset the residents of Kensington & Chelsea... so it's less than zone 1!
by tejb1
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The T charge
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: The T charge

The T charge and proposed ULEZ are seperate from the existing LEZ, which affects only commercial vehicles.
by tejb1
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Big big big great news
Replies: 19
Views: 2239

Re: Big big big great news

It should also show when there is a fail on multiple items (which you'd expect would take a little while to get the parts and do) and then a pass the same day - if it's at another station they may be chancing their luck going to a shady place where you can get a pass for a small consideration...
by tejb1
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The T charge
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: The T charge

This is the same area as the congestion charge zone; vehicles with a historic tax class do not pay, which many Capris will be heading towards.

I go into central London about once a month, but always at around 7am on a Sunday morning... the only time the roads are quiet!
by tejb1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Soooo
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Soooo

You can change gear without a clutch. Driving without one is not possible in traffic or at really busy times, but otherwise relatively easy to do. Upchanges are easy accelerate smoothly and make the change earlier than usual. Come off the power and ease the stick through. Down is trickier - brake u...
by tejb1
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: No mot if car is 40 years old .
Replies: 20
Views: 2191

Re: No mot if car is 40 years old .

I wonder if economics will play a part - as jasonmarie says a car which has still been MoTd can justify a higher value perhaps, and maybe insurers will want one anyway. Also, next time there's a serious RTA involving a classic with questionable roadworthiness, that hasn't been MoTd as it is exempt, ...