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    Re: holding the bonnet halves up

    Oh thanks , that’s unusual, the struts for my estate back door were just struts, thanks again.
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    Re: holding the bonnet halves up

    Where could I find the ball ends , or whatever they are called,, thanks
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    Re: holding the bonnet halves up

    thanks very much , really handy info, i shall get them , just the job
    i couldn't possibly see a picture of where / how they are installed could i ?
    i think they look far more professional than...
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    Re: Speed prop speed sensor

    sorry maybe i assumed to much
    on my cabrio i have an electronic speedo with a mechanical drive (speedo cable) from the gearbox about 6 inches long which fits onto car builder solutions item on...
  5. Marlin Berlinetta, sierra based for sale

    I am currently restoring the car , i have the interior to complete, new carpets etc, it has new wheels, tyres,(not shown in the picture) exhaust then its off for an MOT, (there is a current MOT but...
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    Re: Speed prop speed sensor

    i had the same problem and got mine from car builder solutions, thats if you just want the adadpter that fits onto a short speedo cable that comes out of the gearbox., if you need more info, get back...
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    Berlinetta wheels

    5 Berlinetta wheels with tyres (tyres not much good) tyre sizes 205/70 R15 6J
    They are listed on e bay for 99 pounds , but you have to pick them up from the south coast post code PO20 (just google...
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    Cabrio towbar

    I have a cabrio towbar for whoever wants it, i think its a homemade one but it defiantly fits a Cabrio, i took it off my car. i live on the south coast in post code PO 20 (just google it) its free,...
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    Re: What is this plug ?

    hi, the link didnt show on my screen , but i found the link you put up on the MOC website, most strange, anyway that is the cable i have in my car but i am more confused now, that says its for and...
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    Re: What is this plug ?

    well there is a couple of good guesses. and i agree it could be either, but did ford sierra automatics have a throttle position sensor system, maybe they did if they had cruise control, or maybe its...
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    What is this plug ?

    Hi,
    whilst trying to sort out some electrical problems to do with idling on my Cabrio a few months ago , i came across this plug in the picture attached.
    its right on the end of the throttle cable...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    FINAL UPDATE, ENGINE NOW FIXED
    after loads of trouble shooting on this engine keeps stopping issue , i finally found the problem, mainly because it wouldn't start at home one day and i had the...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    i am reasonably convinced now it is an overheating ecu, because of its location, so i am going to move it to a cooler location, this will take some time, i shall get back to all of you with the...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    thanks
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    hi peter, thanks for the suggestion,
    i had wondered if the ECU was getting to hot, because of your suggestion i had a quick look under the bonnet just now and the ecu is about 25mm from the...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    thanks david, interesting
    terry
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    hmm , thanks for the info.
    well thats interesting, so if i understand the logic correctly , without it fitted if i went round a big roundabout low on fuel the engine could stop.
    so regrettably that...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    hi phil
    interesting, one of my thoughts was to fit an electric fuel pump, but on reading your note its moved down my fixit list, thanks anyway
    terry
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    hi robin
    its to old a design to have a diagnostic port, i think it was designed before OBD 2 was invented, shame really, because that would be a great help..
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    hi
    the fuel pump is in the standard pinto location, i am hoping getting the temp down under the bonnet will fix it, looking at the fuel pump i think its a new one,...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    sorry i forgot to mention , yes it does have a coil, need to put a spare one of those in the boot as well
    terry
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    hi chris,
    yes thats a good basic bit of trouble shooting, that will go in the glove box today, thanks
    terry
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    hi
    yes both radiators are getting hot, the water seems to flow around ok, but i do believe the original rad is struggling for air thats why i put the fan on
    water pump seems ok, free to turn etc, i...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    hi paul
    the engine has a standard Pinto mechanical fuel pump, not an electrical one.
    the swirl pot item is in cardboard box in the boot, i believe the last owner took it off, probably chasing this...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    thanks david,
    one question , why only lag a stainless exhaust ?
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