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by MikeD
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Newbe alert.

If it still has the original single barrel vv carb it may be worth replacing with a standard 32/36 Weber & manifold from a 2 litre. A cheap and cheerful upgrade which usefully narrows the performance gap. I think, as it's all original I should keep it that way for now and concentrate on getting it ...
by MikeD
Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Newbe alert.

If it still has the original single barrel vv carb it may be worth replacing with a standard 32/36 Weber & manifold from a 2 litre. A cheap and cheerful upgrade which usefully narrows the performance gap. I think, as it's all original I should keep it that way for now and concentrate on getting it ...
by MikeD
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Newbe alert.

Yes, thanks for that, it is a 1.6 pinto. It show's how little I know. I'm used to seeing small crossflows in FWD cars, and 2L pinto's in RWD but something about it made me think it wasn't a pinto. I guess I'm used to seeing bigger pinto engines with twin 40's and all sorts of modifications and looki...
by MikeD
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Newbe alert.

Sorry, late reply, other stuff on the go,

D675 SAO

I'll get a photo of the engine tomorrow. Needs a bit of work, none of it engine related, I can get that going. All the rubber is rotten (steering rack etc.)
I just want to get it back on the road :-)
by MikeD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Newbe alert.

Peter-S wrote: โ†‘
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:09 pm
Yes, welcome and ask away. Consider asking questions about a pinto rather than a crossflow though, if yours is original.
I used to do Autograss and I've helped change and worked on a pinto engine. Didn't look the same.
I'll supply photos later this week.
It's original.

Mike.
by MikeD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Newbe alert.

Hi Mike, and :welcome: to the forum ! Whatever you need to know, Capri related or otherwise, somebody on here will know the answer and will be only too happy to share their vast array of knowledge. It would be nice to see some photos of your new pride and joy ! Andrew. Will do. Just back from a 600...
by MikeD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Newbe alert.

Yeah , none of it conflicting ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜. Been driving Citroens for ever and then buys a capri , sorta like a career criminal asking god for frogivness on his death bed๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‰. There is a surprising amount of good stuff here, info wise ,and some good methods to repair or modify, and a pretty diverse knowledge b...
by MikeD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Newbe alert.

Thanks all. Great that I've found a source of info.
Will be researching more before I ask silly questions.

Mike.
by MikeD
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Newbe alert.
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Newbe alert.

Hi. Thanks for letting me in Admin. Mike here, just skimmed through some posts and It's OK. I am the new owner of a D reg 1.6 Laser. I'm going to get some hurt when I say that I have been driving Citroens for ever. BX, then 2 AX GT's, then Xantia and now a Xsara. Xsara was bought new 17 years ago, a...