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About rthomas69

  • Birthday 07/17/1969

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    Robin Hood 3a
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    Richard Thomas

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  1. I've finally found a solution to the Capri fuel level without spending the £200 that people want on eBay for an Escort estate sender. I've grafted an early Beetle sender onto the Sierra unit & it seems to work ok, so for just over £20 I'm happy
  2. Jamsport in Northampton specialise duratec engines
  3. I'm finally getting somewhere with my build (had the car over 6 years, but other projects have always got in the way). I have loads of questions but addressing one at a time. I am fitting a windscreen (I know people will say it's easier to fit post IVA) but I already have the heater, wipers & screen washers fitted (I've also got a correctly marked screen) so there is nothing stopping me fitting the screen but when it comes to the support brackets they are just 3mm steel, so what have people done regarding the edges as at 3mm thick it doesn't allow a 2.5 mm rad on each side & it's not really possible to fit edging trim? Bit of a long winded way of saying 'what have people done with the windscreen bracket to pass the IVA test'
  4. Been reading through loads of posts on here & it seems the only way to get it right is to use a mk2 escort estate sender - found a nos one in Australia for about £230 on ebay so that's not an option. I guess it works within reason as it is so will worry about it at a later date.
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    Fuel gauge

    I’m sure this must have been covered at some point. I’m fitting Capri clocks & I’m struggling with the fuel gauge (Sierra sender) as in it only goes half way when it should show full has anyone done the same or know how to address the issue?
  6. I changed my starter motor for a high torque one (less than 70 quid on evilbay) because of sluggish starting & it was a game changer
  7. I was told 120's on the front, original were something like 170/180 which was far too stiff, but not sure about the rear.
  8. That's one quality series 3. Mine is still not fully built & if I can get it to half the quality of that build I'll be happy.
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    Fan switch

    I've put mine in the coolant line. You can buy an aluminium hose fitting with a boss on it to accept a switch.
  10. If cost isn't an issue Harris Performance Engines are the guru's when it comes to pinto's Harris Performance Engines - Modified Ford Engines since the 1930's (hpemotorsport.co.uk)
  11. I wouldn't say I'm a new member as I joined about 6 years ago when I first picked up my sorry looking barely started series 3 project but due to a house move (& subsequent refurbishment) the car was put on hold but now it's all systems go again with the build
  12. I’ve fitted focus rear callipers & discs mounted on custom carriers that I had made
  13. Sorry not been on here for a while as I'm in the process of moving house, but yes I do still have them
  14. Ford Focus wheels can be a cheap option, i managed to pick a tidy set up for £11 on evilbay...the guy was pretty reluctant to let them go though
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