Hi, im a new member and just bought a robin hood. On driving the car back, i noticed the coolant temp up over 120 deg. Sated! Seemed high. I stopped several times on the way home to let it cool. The seller had told me it ran hot, 100 deg he said!....not 120 deg! Anyhow, managed to get home ok. I assume the wind through the nose cone kept the rad just cool enough not to blow!
Went out yesterday with my son. Can kept stalling in low gears and i had to keep restarting. The engine got hlt again, up over 120 deg so i tried to trickle home, but alas did not make it before the engine started smoking and i lost power.
So 1 day old, my new dream car is stuck in the garrage! Really upset.
Im no mechanic, in fact im hopeless with engines, so i need some help, any help! Is anyone on here local enough to spare me a couple of hours to help understand whats wrong and hopefully help repair?
Cortina base 5 speed robin hood a 2.0 pinto 2.1 cosworth crank harden shells port polished head fr32 cam Kent vernier pulley zx9 bike carbs go race quick release steering wheel facet fuel pump spare complete engine and spare block alternaters has doors and surry top plus more registered as a s7 robin hood mot till April real eye catcher very good conditon only selling as spilt with Misses want £3500 for it not sure how to put pictures up
Sorned the car on Sunday. Judging by the weather on Sunday and today I may have been a little premature. Anyhow, I have started my winter project of replacing the rear shocks and springs. I have no problem with the mountings but wondered what poundage of spring to use and what length of shocks to go for? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Also, while doing this I was wondering if I should fit camber wedges. I have heard mention of these many times. I understand the principal but could someone please explain what these are and where should be fitted? Is it worth fitting them?
Hi. I'm putting rear wing on 2b, followed old videos exactly, I don't lik the large gap between wheel and wing. Does adjusting coil overs higher and lower car or just harden and soften suspension. Many thanks. Dave