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    Re: camber angles

    Front height on the roadster can be easily adjusted at the bulkhead end of the torsion bars if you really need to. Someone will be along here soon to tell you how, or search the Roadster forum. ;)
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    Re: Changing rear lights to LED

    I bought some like the top photo at Donington a few years ago now. They are still in a box waiting for a round tuit! I also bought some white/ flashing amber ones for the front so that I could “just”...
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    Re: Wiper motor wiped, new shock mounts

    The tyre wear you mention sounds like too much toe out? Worth checking before you fit the new tyres?
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    Black Berli A358 Yesterday

    Saw a smart black Berli on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard heading west yesterday evening. Flashed my lights and waved before I realised that as I was in my classic, a black 1955 Sunbeam Talbot the...
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    Re: Oil Cooler not working

    Hi Jim. Just bumping this reply to the top of the list in case you have missed it. Peter.
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    Re: Oil Cooler not working

    Hi Jim. It was me that has the J-connectors for your oil cooler. Let me have your address by PM and I will try and post them off to you on Monday. Peter.
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    Re: HELP!

    HI Mike. Chelston Electrical in Torquay are still trading. They used to do this sort of work. Maybe worth giving them a ring? Peter.
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    Just a reminder to always disconnect the battery before unplugging the ECU !
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    Re: Speedometer gearing

    Tyre size can also affect the rolling radius. Different diff ratios from standard (for the gearbox) will also affect the Speedo. When I changed the diff ratio on my Hunter I fitted an electronic...
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    Re: Cabrio engine keeps stopping

    It’s not a swirl pot it’s a fuel vapour separator. The Pinto will run without it.


    If your ECU is mounted on the nearside like the Sierra and inside the engine compartment, then I think the...
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    Re: Cabrio blower annoyance

    Check out the continuity between those soldered connections and the resistors. They look like they may be dry joints. They should really be push on spade connectors. Also check under the resistor...
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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    Why do you have a buzzer sounding when the indicators work? Do you have a tow bar and socket fitted? If so that buzzer should only sound when you have a trailer plugged in and the reversing lights...
  13. Re: Reattaching the offside front cycle wing...

    Use a nice large chromed bumper bolt. Carefully file two generous flats across the end 6mm of the thread. Forget nyloc nuts and use a shakeproof washer and plain nut. You can then assemble it all...
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    Re: Cabrio heater motor

    Are you sure it’s the motor blowing the fuse? I would first check the switch and wiring / connectors. Also there is a big wire wound resistor under the top cover. A wire could have come adrift from...
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    Re: Rattling headlamp

    There should be a spring holding the light unit into the bowl which would normally eliminate any tendency to rattle? See link below.

    https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/1304
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    Re: LED replacement indicator bulbs

    I think the rule you are referring to concerns headlights?
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    Re: Q219 BAL Red Berlinetta Part 2 the rebuild

    Well sort of good news in that you now know for sure why it won’t start! My next suggestion of how I would proceed may not make good reading but here goes. STOP any work on the head and don’t even...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    You have fuel and you have sparks so I would forget those and revisit cam / crank timing and also recheck your idea that the dizzy was 180 degrees out. Remember that with the Pinto where the camshaft...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    Well that’s significant progress. Check that when no1 cylinder is at firing point that the rotor arm is pointing in line with the HT post in the dizzy cap. Although the caps may “fit” the same...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    That’s interesting. If it backfires sometimes I would focus on incorrect timing. Assuming you are happy with the plug leads being connected to the correct cylinders my first check would be to see if...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    Meantime some suggestions that may help.

    ​Modified or standard an engine to run needs Fuel / air / spark, so I would check through methodically as follows:-


    Is fuel getting to the carbs /...
  22. Re: New cabrio hunter wishbone mounting bracket's

    I always use Namrick for bolts and nuts. They also stock the fine series metric bolts and nyloc nuts, used on suspension ball joints etc.
    This is a link:-


    https://www.namrick.co.uk
  23. Re: New cabrio hunter wishbone mounting bracket's

    Originally built to remove the gearbox from my old Mk2 Cortina! The base is from a twin tub washing machine! Ideal as it has heavy duty ball bearing castors!:D
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    I hadn’t realised that the diff brackets were the same as the upper front suspension, but it makes sense to standardise on fabrication and Sierra bushes.
    Photo below shows, in red circle, the...
  25. Re: New cabrio hunter wishbone mounting bracket's

    Hi Mike. I would like a set of four. I can collect and save postage as you are local. An excuse for a drive too! . Will send you an email. Peter.
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