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by spookie
Thu May 03, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Area
Topic: how do you change the clutch
Replies: 5
Views: 8997

Borg and Beck are usually very good.
by spookie
Tue May 01, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Body & Strengthening
Topic: Sunroof misalignment
Replies: 10
Views: 13615

Hi, the sides of the runners. With the sunroof wound back they are inside the appature on top. They are stainless steel. Then wind the roof back and lift up by hand. This should expose the screws in the sides.
Cheers.
by spookie
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Body & Strengthening
Topic: Sunroof misalignment
Replies: 10
Views: 13615

Now that is a good question. If I remember right you have to remove the stainless steel guides/runners. The I think the screws are in the sides.
Sorry if it is a bit vague, it has been a while since I last looked at one in bits.
by spookie
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Body & Strengthening
Topic: Sunroof misalignment
Replies: 10
Views: 13615

Hi, you can adjust the sunroof by releasing the screws that attach it to the runners. You can square it up and retighten the screws. There is only one cable and it is a worm type, push me-pull me cable. It pushes a frame in the middle which moves the sunroof.
by spookie
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels & Suspension Area
Topic: Ball joint
Replies: 5
Views: 4918

Hi, you can buy replacement rubbers for your TCA's. As long as the ball joint has not gone rusty or has play in it, just repack with grease and fit new rubber dust cover.
by spookie
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Area
Topic: how do you change the clutch
Replies: 5
Views: 8997

The Capri is relitivly easy to do. RWD Fords are one of the simplest cars to change a clutch on. Another way if there is two of you is to remove and refit the box, is to have somone in the car with a rope around the tailshaft housing and support it this way. Then as you are under the car you just ne...
by spookie
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Water Temp Guage has died - please help
Replies: 5
Views: 5971

Hi, are you sure you need a positive to do the check. Normally just touching the terminal to ground will do the trick. You may damage the gauge by putting a pos feed on the cable.
by spookie
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: how do you convert your heads to run unleaded
Replies: 7
Views: 9594

Hi, I did mine last year and the total cost was in the region of £300 pounds.
by spookie
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Area
Topic: What atlas axle LSD have I got.
Replies: 3
Views: 8640

Hi, thanks for the reply. The Escort was an original Gartrac car.
There are a couple of ATB diffs on E-Bay at the mo and after reading the description it sounds like it is one of these units I have.
by spookie
Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Area
Topic: What atlas axle LSD have I got.
Replies: 3
Views: 8640

What atlas axle LSD have I got.

Hi all, about 10 years ago I bought an axle off a mk3 Gartrac Escort. It has a LSD unit fitted. I also have an axle from a 2.8i special Capri. Now on the Capri axle when you turn one wheel in one direction the other turns in the same direction as you would expect. However on my Gartrac axle the opos...
by spookie
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Cooling Area
Topic: Viscous fan removal...Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 8611

Hi, if you still get cooling problems check your radiator. I had a rad that although seemed ok, was partially blocked. New radiator made a whole load of differance.
by spookie
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Body & Strengthening
Topic: Fibreglass Wings
Replies: 1
Views: 5100

Hi, sounds like you may need to remove your wings to carry out a proper repair of your sills. Fibreglass wings are fine but you would probly benifit from fitting a strut brace just to add rigidity.
by spookie
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Can You LPG A 2.8 Capri
Replies: 3
Views: 6710

Hi, sure it can be done. I once saw a 2.8i Granada with gas fitted.
by spookie
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Rear light cluster
Replies: 2
Views: 4029

Hi, there is a cut off date for having fog lamps. I think it is before 1975 which does not help you but check with your local mot station for the date. My Mk1 Escort does not have fog lamps and does not need to have them legally. Ford did make a foglamp kit to fit to the Mk2 Escort and Mk1 Fiesta wh...
by spookie
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Do Unleaded Heads need the same valve clearences?
Replies: 6
Views: 7672

Hi, I have hardened valve sets fitted to my 2.8i. Set the clearances up as standard, had no problems and runs sweet as a nut.