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by Paul G
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Daily Driver In Danger - Mk3 Ford Capri
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Daily Driver In Danger - Mk3 Ford Capri

Have you had any rattling from the clutch/gearbox area in recent weeks? It could well be a shattered clutch plate but that doesn't explain why the starter won't turn the engine. On several occasions over the past I have seen Pinto engined cars, mainly 1.6's though, have their flywheel bolts come loo...
by Paul G
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Indicators PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Indicators PLEASE HELP!

I think a lot of people use the MK3 indicators and mount them on the ends of the plastic moulding on the front valance. If you cut the ends off this moulding there is an opening that they are easy to fit into. Personally, I would be putting the Mk3 bumpers back on the MK3 and the MK2 bumpers back on...
by Paul G
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Edd's BACK!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1197

Re: Edd's BACK!!!!!

Hi again, I found the second workshop used, in a workshop on a farm near Marlow (the cross in the centre of the screen). https://i.postimg.cc/ZKHjc63T/WD.png Search for "Wheeler Dealers" in Wikimapia where you can zoom in further to see the exact location. Andrew. Yes, it's at Hurley whic...
by Paul G
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A Sign of the Times
Replies: 48
Views: 706

Re: A Sign of the Times

Who's got enough time on their hands that they feel the need to complain about this stuff? In the main it is people who are employed in non productive roles, often jobs which did not even exist years ago, and are desperate to prove their worth and career existence. After all if they didn't do such ...
by Paul G
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A Sign of the Times
Replies: 48
Views: 706

Re: A Sign of the Times

AS some of you jested earlier, I wish I could be Prime Minister. The snowflakes and lefties would soon be tweetering that I was a Fascist Dictator and they would be right with what I would sort out in this country. The tweetering and other socialist media would soon be shut down as it frankly is bec...
by Paul G
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Edd's BACK!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1197

Re: Edd's BACK!!!!!

Just seen in the local news that Edd is turning on the lights in Marlow, which is a small town a couple of miles from where I am. I think the early shows were filmed around Marlow as I recognised a lot of the roads they drove the cars on.
by Paul G
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A Sign of the Times
Replies: 48
Views: 706

Re: A Sign of the Times

Bring back the 70's I say. None of that filth then.
by Paul G
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Edd's BACK!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1197

Re: Edd's BACK!!!!!

andyd wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:So MB isn't a 'TV Star' then..... :headscratch: :turd:

That's the irony of it. Brewer clearly believes that he's the star of the show, perhaps he resented Edd being more popular than him.

Andrew.

MB ruined the show imo, and Edd made the right decsion to move on.


:agree:
by Paul G
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horrible Engine knocking
Replies: 52
Views: 1028

Re: Horrible Engine knocking

Taking a block out to 2.1 can be expensive as it cant usually be overbored that much in a single pass and there is almost no benefit to be gained for all that extra cost. I looked into it seriously when I had a Pinto and opted to take mine out to the maximum bore size that could be achieved with a ...
by Paul G
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Had an ice cream today ...
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Had an ice cream today ...

Was it covered in chocolate?
by Paul G
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horrible Engine knocking
Replies: 52
Views: 1028

Re: Horrible Engine knocking

Nice job there Paul and great support for Dan . It must be a garage job now to sort Dan’s Engine or a new engine ? Cost I have not got a clue , but brain just doing a thought and it might be madness could Dan go down the 2.1 road with his engine ? Don't forget that this car is a 2.0GL Automatic. He...
by Paul G
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Carb Blockage

pbar wrote:
Paul G wrote:Did you set the points with a dwell meter?


I have one which Steve kindly passed to me yes.


Makes hell of a difference on a Pinto. Gives the coil the correct time to develop the right charge for the spark.
by Paul G
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horrible Engine knocking
Replies: 52
Views: 1028

Re: Horrible Engine knocking

On looking at Danny's engine, first we checked all the outside pulleys and the alternator were bolted tight - they were. Then, as the rocker cover was already off just checked that none of the adjuster locknuts were loose. Refitted rocker cover then removed plugs - these were so tight they felt like...
by Paul G
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Carb Blockage

Did you set the points with a dwell meter?
by Paul G
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Carb Blockage
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Carb Blockage

I recently helped one of the Surrey club members with her one owner, 60,000 miles 2.0 Laser that was giving the same symptoms as you describe - twitchy rev counter and stalling at junctions. I fitted some new points and a condenser then set the points up with a dwell meter. Feeler guages rarely are ...
by Paul G
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horrible Engine knocking
Replies: 52
Views: 1028

Re: Horrible Engine knocking

Danny, where is the car at the minute? Would you like me to pop over and have a look at it? Paul.
by Paul G
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Brake Servo O-Ring
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Brake Servo O-Ring

Cowen99 wrote:Had no luck mate. Have you got that second hand one I could have?


I'll have a look in my pile of bits tomorrow or saturday morning and get back to you. Paul.
by Paul G
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: mk2 1974 Ghia for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: mk2 1974 Ghia for sale

This one was restored by Steve Moore (Elliecharlie) about 4 years ago. I saw it a couple of years ago and it is a lovely car except, as the advertiser says, for the cloth on the seats.

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by Paul G
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horrible Engine knocking
Replies: 52
Views: 1028

Re: Horrible Engine knocking

Oh dear, yeah definitely get that rocker cover off and check the valves and the followers. Definitely sounds like something relating to that, i'd also adjust those valve clearances while you're at it as it shouldn't sound that tappety, i know this from my own experiences. Is your car a 1.6 or a 2.0...
by Paul G
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: anyone know this car A382 KWW?
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: anyone know this car A382 KWW?

Hi hopefully someone may know who has this car cardinal red 2.0s a382 KWW I owned this car from about 1986 until around 4 years ago. I GAVE it to a guy (Paul, trying to remember his surname in sedgefield) as he renovated classic cars, I said he could have it use it, but if he ever decided to sell i...