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    Re: Hunter hood, header bar stowage?

    When I had the soft top fitted to my Cabrio (it now has a hard top), I always used the centre bar. It kept the hood taut and away from my head, and was not a problem to fit. It stowed in the folds...
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2021

    As well as 40 years of the club, it is also 30 years of the Cabrio. Just thought you needed to know! Dave
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    Re: Hunter rear springs

    Fortunately the garage kept the old springs for me as they were still serviceable. They measure length 290mm, wire 14mm, 6.5 turns, so no real difference to above dimensions. Are my new springs...
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    Re: Any ideas ?

    Failing to self centre is quite dangerous, and would be a fail for IVA. Toe in is usually set to Sierra value of 2mm +/- 1mm. Check that first, most tyre places check for free, and only charge for...
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    Re: Hunter rear springs

    I gave up waiting for the new rear springs to settle, and adjusted the spring seats. The seats are now at the top of their adjustment, about 2 inches higher, and the ride height is still slightly...
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    Re: Spare wheel cover...

    Not sure if the hard cover is the same as on the Cabrio, but the principle is the same. As there is only space for a space-saver under the cover, what do you do with the standard wheel if you have to...
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    Re: Wiper Information please.

    Unless you want chrome/stainless finish on your wipers, I suggest Halfords. They do every length imaginable, and they come with multiple fittings, all in black. I don't think they do flat blades,...
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    Re: Hunter rear springs

    The rear suspension on the Sierra estate is different to the saloon. If an estate is used as the donor, the rear swinging arms from a saloon need to be sourced. Front springs are not from the donor,...
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    Re: Hunter rear springs

    The springs I bought were KYB K-Flex RA5190, if that is any help. I don't recall different lengths, but there are a lot of variables in springs, which can be used to balance one another out, ie...
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    Re: Hunter rear springs

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    Rear springs on Cabrio/Hunter are standard Sierra. With possible exception of Cosworth and estate, all Sierras used the same springs. They are readily available on ebay, but genuine Ford are...
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2021

    Our days of camping and caravanning are now behind us, so we've booked an Ibis for 2 nights. Fortunately I can still drive comfortably! Looking forward to seeing everyone again, let's hope it is (a)...
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    Re: Cabrio V8 cooling

    Hi - I am amazed that there is space for the fan behind the radiator. The build manual says to remove it, and cut off the nose of the shaft. There is then only a small gap to the radiator. Do you...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Hi - Welcome to the club! There have been a few threads on this over the years. Put 'Cabrio diff' into the advanced search box in the top right corner and see what you can find. Also see FAQs at the...
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    Re: Cabrio bumpers

    Hi - I'm not sure it is even possible to plate successfully onto stainless, so the bumpers certainly are not plated. As for the bolts, if they are plated, get some stainless ones instead. There are...
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    Re: Mirrors

    Hi - I adapted the original Sierra mirrors, reshaping the base and building it up with epoxy putty. Bit of a struggle getting the wiring into the door, but it can be done. I think I have the only...
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    Re: Door lock Pull Cable

    Good information Colin - I hope I don't have to use it! Probably the best thing to use to join these would be silver solder. Not easy to find and can be pricey, but worth searching out. Dave
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    Re: General Wiring Information, please

    Hi - I've definitely had trouble with corrosion in the window switches before. Clean out the worst of the gunk, then spray with switch cleaner. Amazing what washes out! Dave
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    Re: Door lock Pull Cable

    Hi - The usual problem with the door handles is that the plastic ferule on the end of the cable (door end) splits and is impossible to mend. I suspect that the plastic gets more brittle over time,...
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    Re: General Wiring Information, please

    Hi - Before rewiring, check that the battery is up to the job. I know mine is dead having stood for a while! Will the battery start the car? Window winders take a fair current, and ought to be wired...
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    Re: Cabrio rear light covers.

    Hi - Much easier to use stainless which is already polished, just don't scratch it while cutting out! It comes with a protective plastic film on the polished side, which helps. Polishing stainless or...
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    Re: Cabrio/Hunter owners - - please help

    Hi Dave - I expect you have my details but here goes anyway.
    Kit no. T4 057 V8 - with that number it had to turn out as a Heinz! The kit was delivered to Bradford in Aug 94, and on the road June...
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    Re: BRITAX Rear Light Screws

    Hi - You could use stainless screws, lots of suppliers who have all sorts of obscure threads and weird heads, often seen at shows too. My preferred supplier is D. Middleton & Son who specialise in...
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    Re: Cabrio windscreen surround

    Hi - The stainless surrounds were made by R L Keat & Sons (01872 862900). Neither they nor Marlin will have any in stock - I bought out Keats stock and sold them off virtually at cost ages ago. They...
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    Re: Yorkshire Weekend 1-2 September

    Hi All
    We have been away (for longer than planned, but another story), but are now back. It looks like there are a dozen of us so far. Any more takers, please let us know asap. We'll get on with a...
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    Yorkshire Weekend 1-2 September

    Once again we are having a weekend in Yorkshire. We will be based at Studfold Campsite at Lofthouse in Nidderdale as last year. Best to approach from Pateley Bridge, the road is quite narrow, but the...
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