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by Paul G
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 Ghia - Problems
Replies: 53
Views: 2953

Re: 3.0 Ghia - Problems

Glad it's sorted and thanks for posting the outcome - I wish more would do the same.
by Paul G
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Weber 32/36 Gasket Drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 633

Re: Weber 32/36 Gasket Drawing

Point taken Paul. Perhaps someone on here has an intact used one that you could copy. It could be a little business if you can exactly copy them and knock a few out to sell.
by Paul G
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Weber 32/36 Gasket Drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 633

Re: Weber 32/36 Gasket Drawing

I assume you want to make a new one? Is it worth all the hassle when you can get a new one for a fiver from Webcon?

http://www.webcon.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=1839
by Paul G
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter
Replies: 37
Views: 1008

Re: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter

Sounds like an exciting, if expensive, project Nick. How many horsepower do you think it will have after this?
by Paul G
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear No plate
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: Rear No plate

These really are a hateful design. The clips push into the panel then as the screw is tightened the rivenut type thing in the plastic pulls up and "spreads the legs" of the clip, securing it in the panel. Unfortunately the screw then rusts into the rivenut and will not come undone. I struggled for a...
by Paul G
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Polybush Grease
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Polybush Grease

Are you having a big polybushing session on the Capri?
by Paul G
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear Creaking & big knocking over bumps
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Rear Creaking & big knocking over bumps

If the shackles are OK, I'd jack the rear up with the axle hanging and check the springs themselves for any fractures etc. Also give them a good wire brushing and possibly a coat of WD40 just to eliminate "stiction" ie friction causing the leaves to stick to each other when they should be able move ...
by Paul G
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Polybush Grease
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Polybush Grease

I just use red rubber grease.
by Paul G
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I sold a car almost 2 years ago and its never been picked up.
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: I sold a car almost 2 years ago and its never been picked up.

If you have an address for the purchaser could you send him a formal letter, preferably by recorded delivery, telling him that if he doesn't collect the vehicle within a certain time then it will be sold for scrap. Send him the same letter by email just to make sure he gets the picture. Leaving it w...
by Paul G
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: plugs

Having almost 250,000 miles on the clock says how good those engines are. I doubt many Fiestas have done that on an original engine.
by Paul G
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: plugs

The little Fiat "FIRE" engines usually have bullit-proof bottom ends but are prone to head and head gasket failure. You need to have this in mind if the other things don't fix the blackening plug. Good little engines though, rev like hell and quite powerful for their size.
by Paul G
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: plugs

The centre electrode on the blackened plug looks to be shorter and the gap wider than on the "normal" plug. I'd try a new set of properly gapped plugs before condemning anything else. If the new plugs don't do the trick then look into new leads, doing a compression test on the engine or looking for ...
by Paul G
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Factory Original But Not Right?
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Factory Original But Not Right?

No, it's not right Paul. It looks to have had repair work in that area and would probably just involve turning the covers to the correct position and drilling new holes for the screws. To my eyes the interior looks like it's had a hard life for a 44,000 mile car what with the poor condition of the h...
by Paul G
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Can't Get To Sleep?
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Can't Get To Sleep?

Looks like a VW Beetle engine. That's the only flat four I know of that uses timing gears instead of a belt or chain.
by Paul G
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The only way is Essex?
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: The only way is Essex?

I always thought a Pinto was a small Mexican bean which makes you fart! Seriously Peter, the USS Hornet I believe is now a National Museum in American due to its legendary WW2 actions. I've never seen it but I did go aboard the USS Constellation in Fremantle, Australia, when it was on its last tour ...
by Paul G
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Haynes Manual
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Haynes Manual

For in-detail knowledge of how to do things I think the Ford factory manual is best. It is the technician's manual for advanced repairs such as gearbox and axle overhaul.
by Paul G
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Member - and message for Brooksy
Replies: 39
Views: 1177

Re: New Member - and message for Brooksy

The same from me.
by Paul G
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Video walkround of Brooklands show
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Video walkround of Brooklands show

I came across this quite good video walkround of the 50th show which just about shows every vehicle there. It's quite long and the presenter has a fixation on number plates and if the cars were Essex registered but otherwise I thought it to be quite a good representation of the show for those of you...
by Paul G
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Shocking news!
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Shocking news!

Going back to the original post I too coundn't care a toss if the woman wants to put her bare feet on the seats. However, there's no way I'd put bare feet or anything else bare on one of those seats having read an article years ago about what public transport seats in London (and probably the same e...
by Paul G
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Danny!
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Happy Birthday Danny!

Have a great day from me too. :beer: :beer: :ford: :applaud: