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Monty2556

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About Monty2556

  • Rank
    Builder
  • Birthday 05/02/1956

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    Leek

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  • Car type
    Mark 3
  • Full name
    Keith Montgomery
  1. Monty2556

    Warning Lights Wiring

    Thanks to all that have taken the time and trouble to reply. I'm sure I'll be able to work it out from all the info.
  2. Monty2556

    Warning Lights Wiring

    I've rebuilt an old RH based on a 1990 Sierra. I've removed the original Sierra instrutment cluster and replaced it with dials and a warning light unit. I've looked at the wiring diagram and thought it would be easy! Each warning light has been earthed and I assumed all I had to do was cut each wire from the multi plug and wire it into the other side of the warning light based on the colour given in the wiring diagram. The indicators work, no problem. The high beam light just comes on with he headlights even when high beam not selected and the ignition and oil pressure lights just don't illuminate. What have I done wrong?
  3. Monty2556

    Warning Lights Replacement

    I've got a series 3 - donor vehicle 1986 Sierra. It had the original instrutment binnacle inset behind some dodgy leather cloth! I want to change the whole of the dashboard including stand alone warning lights. There is a long multi plug behind the existing binnacle so how do I wire up an ignition light, main beam, oil pressure and indicator lights from that multi plug?
  4. Monty2556

    Conversion Rear Drums To Discs

    Not as easy as I thought it might be. Perhaps best to leave it with drum brakes!! Thanks for the reply anyway.
  5. Monty2556

    Conversion Rear Drums To Discs

    I've got a Mark 3 the donor for which was a 1986 Sierra. It has discs up front and drums at the rear and I would like to convert the rear to discs. I know there's not much wrong with drum brakes but I'd like to convert anyway. How do I go about it? Many thanks
  6. Monty2556

    Tuning 1.8 Pinto

    Thanks for the advice. Probably go down the 2.0 route as suggeste but keep the 1.8 for now in standard format until I can find a decent 2.0 Pinto. Migt even look at Zetec!!
  7. Monty2556

    Tuning 1.8 Pinto

    My RH came with a 1.8 Pinto. Engine is in good condition, starts first time, no smoke, no rattles. I don't want to break any speed records so I'd be happy with just a mild tune. It already has the usual 4 into 1 exhaust and I've got a 38 DGAS and manifold from a previous project. So: 1. Will the 38 fit into a 1.8. There's a few electrical connections coming off the original manifold/carb which don't appear on my 38 and manifold. 2. Is s 38 DGAS too much for a 1.8? 3. Would it benefit from a mild cam and if so which one? Many thanks in advance
  8. Monty2556

    Mark 3 Front Suspension

    I would love to go to Stoneleigh but it's my 60th birthday on Monday and my wife is dragging me off for a weeks holiday. Rather be tinkering with the RH!!
  9. Monty2556

    Mark 3 Front Suspension

    Got the bit about captive nuts. I can see how that works. Any suggestions as to where to buy the shocks and springs?
  10. Monty2556

    Mark 3 Front Suspension

    Which Gaz shockers did you use. They seem to sell for all the major makes but not Mark 3 Robin Hoods !! Did you get the springs from them as well? Roughly how much did they cost? Once again many thanks for all the information.
  11. Monty2556

    Mark 3 Front Suspension

    Many thanks for all your help. My assumption was wrong! If it's good enough for F1 its good enough for me!! Changing the shockers and springs shouldn't be a problem. How do I go about fitting grease nipples? Is it simply a case of drilling the top wishbone, threading the hole and screwing in a grease nipple? How would you suggest strengthening the wishbone and shocker mounts.
  12. Monty2556

    Mark 3 Front Suspension

    I've made the assumption that inboard coil overs won't be as good as wishbones with coil overs. It's just that outboard is a more usual suspension set up than inboard. I'd be happy to be corrected.
  13. Monty2556

    Mark 3 Front Suspension

    I think I've got a Mark 3 as it has inboard coil overs. Would I be correct in thinking that? The V5 just says "Robin Hood". Is it possible to convert the suspension to outboard coil overs as per the newer Mark 3? I got the information about the suspension set up from a web site which details all the different suspensions for Robin Hoods.
  14. Monty2556

    Zetec Instead Of Pinto

    Many thanks for all the help. Sorry about the status saying I've got a zero. Had a senior moment. It's a 2b. Must change the status.
  15. Monty2556

    Zetec Instead Of Pinto

    Many thanks for all the help so far. Just a point. I've not got a Zero. Not sure how that got in!
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