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by Paul G
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horrible Engine knocking
Replies: 52
Views: 1027

Re: Horrible Engine knocking

fordperv wrote:Have you had the cam pulley off? If so is there a possibility you havnt quite tightened it up enough?


That makes sense.
by Paul G
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horrible Engine knocking
Replies: 52
Views: 1027

Re: Horrible Engine knocking

First thing you've got to do is get that rocker cover off and look at the cam and are all the followers in the right place. Check the valve clearances too and as someone else said check the valves have their collets still in place. Perhaps pull off main plug lead then crank the engine to see that ca...
by Paul G
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 30
Views: 491

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

In the pictures Danny I can't see anything wrong and the reason your drum won't go back on is that the adjuster (the bit with the ridges) is set in the fully adjusted position and it is in the gap between this and the little round thing also with ridges underneath that you have to put the small scre...
by Paul G
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Brake Servo O-Ring
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Brake Servo O-Ring

Have you tried asking at a Ford garage if they still stock one or if they would compare it with one from a newer model eg late escort, early Focus etc. I bet they're all the same size.

Try this first but if you're really stuck I may have a secondhand one on an old servo that you could have.
by Paul G
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 30
Views: 491

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

You need to release the adjuster and push the shoes inwards. Using a small screwdriver put it between the adjuster and the round post on the lever and just twist the screwdriver a bit and the adjuster should release and pull the shoes inwards - if not twist the adjuster screw with one hand and push ...
by Paul G
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 30
Views: 491

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

On late ones like yours its a big plastic nut that sits over the cable and is located underneath at the end of the transmission tunnel. http://www.fordcaprilaser.co.uk/page106.html Make sure you have freed off both wheels regarding the seized pivots and then pumped the brakes several times to operat...
by Paul G
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 30
Views: 491

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

The prblem will be that the pivots on the handbrake/adjuster lever in the drum have seized up. In the picture below it is called the adjustment arm. https://i.postimg.cc/LXBDVjs7/freinage2.jpg You will have to completely remove the shoes and disconnect the cable from where it attaches to this lever ...
by Paul G
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RIP Montserrat Caballe
Replies: 5
Views: 149

RIP Montserrat Caballe

Spanish opera singer who, with Freddie Mercury sang "Barcelona", one of the most beautiful Olympic Games songs ever. This was the song for for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Barcelona being her home town. I expect the older ones of you on here will remember this song with fondness and it sti...
by Paul G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: B112 on a foggy morning in Dartford !
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: B112 on a foggy morning in Dartford !

Hi, Could not resist taking a couple of pics of B112 before she went off to Tickover for a week, as the foggy morning gave such a great atmostphere too against the backdrop of the wire fence. These pics really show off the recent suspension work that Tickover did recently as I have not really been ...
by Paul G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mercury Capri
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Mercury Capri

There still is one in Neighbours, belongs to Piper Willis.

There - my sad secret addiction of a TV show is out!
by Paul G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Emissions test...
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Emissions test...

Any car manufactured after 1975 is technically due to have an emissions test and musn't have more than 4.5% CO.

You are right in saying that some MOT testers don't bother testing it, mine doesn't, but they do look for excess smoke coming out.
by Paul G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 307
Views: 9744

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

. A sign of the times, Paul. The only real difference between VAG cars these days seems to be restricted to different lights and grille. Andrew.[/quote] That's why I'm about to buy my third Skoda - Audi quality for a much lower price. Won't be getting another Octavia VRS this time, more likely just...
by Paul G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 307
Views: 9744

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

I'm currently watching Fifth Gear on Quest. This programme just doesn't do it for me, I think the presenters are boring and the car features are irrelevant to everyday motoring. For example, they have been testing a Bentley Bentayga, an SUV that costs £137,000, and taking it off-road.... Would anyo...
by Paul G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: MK3 Passenger door mirror glass
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: MK3 Passenger door mirror glass

Does anyone know of replacement glass for a standard passenger door mirror or even if the casing can be separated from the glass? The reflective surface on mine has part worn away (my fault as I got carried away with a polish and didn't realise how thin the mirror surface was) :crying: You can get ...
by Paul G
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: One For Peter-S
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: One For Peter-S

That flying boat cockpit looks a tad simpler than that of a modern airbus!

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by Paul G
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Hands up who agrees....
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Hands up who agrees....

Not for me, too much effort and I don't look any different if anything is ironed.

Bought a new Iron 14 years ago when I bought my last house and it's still in its box with the plastic wrapping on it!
by Paul G
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Brake Bleeding Product
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Brake Bleeding Product

They do work well Paul. I've got a vacuum bleeder, pressure bleeder and various other types but I generally just use the little orange rubber pipe type that is blocked off at one end and has a slit in the side. Ideal for one man bleeding and "bleeding" cheap to buy too. https://www.ebay.co...
by Paul G
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: I'm back......
Replies: 64
Views: 1120

Re: I'm back......

Nice one Andy, welcome back to the Capri owning fold. I never thought you would sell the XR4 as that, blemishes apart, was still one of the best about.
by Paul G
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: mot today
Replies: 34
Views: 888

Re: mot today

Well it was MOT'd at the end of October which is the normal time for the clocks to go back!
by Paul G
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable
Replies: 30
Views: 491

Re: Drum brake cylinders and handbrake cable

Crap handbrakes and binding wheels are more often than not caused by the handbrake and adjuster levers inside the drum. You need to get the drum off and check that they are pivoting correctly and not seized up. You may not need to go buying handbrake cables etc when it is such a simple fix as to dis...