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    Free to enjoy my Berlinetta

    Got a clean bill of health at the MOT today. Yippee
    Will tax it from Monday
    I can then go for a drive to test my eye sight.
    Looking forward to some good open top motoring
    Happy Marlining
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    Re: Back axle Cortina Estate, Issues

    If your axle is from an estate it is probably ratio 4.11 (as mine)
    Other ratios fitted to Cortinas where 3.89, 3.7 & 3.44
    I believe the estate was allso fitted with larger drum brakes.
    I found...
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    Re: Pinto Electronic Ignition

    Interesting, I have found this photo of a distributor with a shield?
    The only other reference I can find is in the supplement section of a Sierra Haynes manual, that suggests it was fitted to fuel...
  4. Thread: Insurance

    by daveghunt
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    Re: Insurance

    Has stated by Scott H, a lot of variables to take into account.
    Just to help I pay £126 for a mileage limited to 3000 fully comprehensive policy, with Adrian Flux.

    Dave H
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    by daveghunt
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    Re: Battery

    Just to support the above
    Bentley fit the batteries in the boot, that's with a 6ltr W12. (similar VW / Audi installations)
    If my memory is correct they where about 12mm dia, a right sod to route...
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    Re: Pinto Electronic Ignition

    Thank you for your information.
    I had noticed two earths on the distributor one through the loom plug (position A on attached photo)
    and a separate tag (position B on attached photo). to me this...
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    Pinto Electronic Ignition

    About 20 years ago, on one of my many visits to the local scrap yard, I acquired a bosch distributor, 2 control modules and most of the associated wiring loom form a Sierra.
    These have been...
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    Re: Brake pedal rubbers.

    Nearly 30 years ago, when you only had to get a MOT to use your creation, mine failed 1st time due to not having some form of anti slip on the brake pedal.
    No mention was made of the clutch pedal....
  9. Re: Berlinetta Old English White colour code

    I picked mine up in September 1988, chassis no 1323 B.
    Panels where standard white gel coat & bare aluminium.
    Looking back at my order paperwork no options where available.
    So I assume your...
  10. Thread: LOCKDOWN

    by daveghunt
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    LOCKDOWN

    Fed up of repeats of 'Wheeler Dealers' & 'Car SOS', Pubs shut now and told I shouldn't go out!
    Last refuge THE GARAGE.
    Now's the time to do all those jobs on the Berlinetta I've never got round too...
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    Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

    Thanks for the replies and some useful advise.
    Looks like I'll be sticking with ethylene glycol antifreeze.
    Been OK for last 30 years, so should be fine for the next 30.
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    Evans Waterless Coolant

    After 30 years of use, I've decided to upgrade the coolant system on my pinto engined Berlinetta.
    I'll be using silicon hoses and probably some stainless pipe (to route under exhaust to heater...
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    Re: Berlinetta Headlights

    Best I've found are stainless steel from Mini Spares Centre
    Stainless Rim - 500929MS
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    Re: Camshaft bearing clerance problem

    Roman
    Sorry I didn't see this post earlier.
    Try the following web site, full of useful info for pinto engine

    http://faq.ford77.ru/pdf/how_to_power_tune_Ford_SOHC.pdf

    DaveH
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    Re: Hazard warning lights

    Can't really understand why your Berlinetta hasn't got hazards. Based on cortina 3,4 or 5 the loom will have had hazard flash curcuit.
    You could check for unused relay blocks and switch connectors....
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    To check wether your head has hardened seats refer to Cabriobobs article posted in 2007. Ford Engines - Unleaded Fuel Info.
    Might be difficult finding these heads in scrapyards, but the info still...
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    Re: Running-Board strip, End-Caps?

    Been up in loft and found the following:
    I bought 12 in 1994 from Beauford Cars (based in Upholland, Lancs)
    Cost £10.58 (see photo)
    They where self adhesive, I have had one come off, used the...
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    Re: Running-Board strip, End-Caps?

    I'm going back many years. I have similar fitted bought from Beauford Cars ( are they still in business? )
    I believe they sourced them from Italian scooter manufacture.
    Perhaps you could research...
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    Re: BRITAX Rear Light Screws

    Have you tried BA?
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    Re: Oops more snow

    Where did you buy it 'ICEKEA'
    Sorry.
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    Re: Pipercross air filter

    I've fitted a PiperCross filter, part number C3003. they also sell a blank base plate you modify to fit your carb profile. The filter does get close to the underside of the bonnet, but as it is only...
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    Re: coil position suggestions please

    Sorry not at home so can't supply photo.
    If I remember correctly in mine the coil sits higher and foreward of the mech. fuel pump.
    I haven't had any problems. Touch wood! I' now check connects when...
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    Re: coil position suggestions please

    Mine is in the position shown in your last photo, never had any problems and easy to access.
    You might just want to ensure the connections have water tight covers.
    Any one who had an old mini will...
  24. Thread: Bonnet stay.

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    Re: Bonnet stay.

    I modified the original Cortina bonnet stay, sure you could make one up from suitable steel bar. Fitting the original grommets, still available from Burtons.
    Cable edge clip holds it in place when...
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    Re: New Runcorn Bridge

    For your info, this is how to register on line.
    Enter your reg. no - Do Not Press 'Find Vehicle'
    Manually select: Class 2
    Make - either - Classic Custom
    ...
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