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    Robin Hood 2B
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    Graeme Cash

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  1. GCash

    Pinto Electronic Ignition

    I have a 30/34 DFTH. I have just stripped it down and serviced it using a kit from Fast Road Cars. I had a problem with the fuel sender I have just replaced this and I am now replacing the fuel hoses and filter. The engine ran fine while stationary but as soon as you put much load on, it would cough splutter and die followed by refusing to idle. My next step was to move onto the electrics and start checking them over.
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    Pinto Electronic Ignition

    Every day is a school day, thank you very much for your responses! I had a disastrous attempt at getting to my IVA including a poor running engine. I am just looking over everything and was just thinking ahead about what I might need to do.
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    Pinto Electronic Ignition

    Hello I am looking for some advice please. I have a Robin Hood that is based on a 1988 Ford Sierra. It is running a 2.0l OHC Pinto with an ESC II module. I was thinking about replacing the standard ignition system with electronic ignition. I was looking at Accuspark but I am a bit unclear as to what to go for. The current system seems to have a ballast coil that takes it feed from the ESC module. The Bosch distributor hasn't got a vacuum advance and takes it feeds from the coil and ESC module which has got a vacuum feed from the manifold. Is it better to replace the current ballast coil with a standard coil and give it a feed directly from the ignition rather than the ESC? By replacing the points with either a conversion kit or electronic distributor how will it get a feed for the advance if the signal is no longer coming from the ESC? I have contacted Accuspark and they just advised their distributors are stand alone and can use either a ballast or standard coil. Graeme
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    Pinto Idle

    Magic thank you. I have blocked it off and everything is OK now. The PCV connects to manifold via the black hose off of the T piece.
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    Pinto Idle

    Hello I have just about finished my Robin Hood but there seems to be a problem with the idle. After a couple of minutes it starts going lumpy and cuts out. It keeps cutting out if I don't hold the throttle open slightly. It is a 2.0l Pinto with a Weber 30/34 DFTH. I noticed there is a pipe coming from the carb that looks like a breather (black and red). The problem stopped when I sealed the end of this pipe. This may be a stupid question but, does anyone know what it is for? Is it originally from the air cleaner? Thanks Graeme
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    Robin Hood Paint Match

    Magic, thanks
  7. Hello This may be a long shot but does anyone know what paint matches the red grp parts used on the Robin Hood? I'm not sure what to do other than going to somewhere like Halfords with one of the wings and comparing the colours. I am painting the rear wings and while it doesn't have to be exact something close would be nice. Thanks Graeme
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    Windscreen Marking

    Thanks for the advise!
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    Windscreen Marking

    Hello I am coming to the end of the build of my Robin Hood 2B and I am just in the process of fitting the windscreen. I have read numerous threads and the IVA manual and just want to confirm a couple of things. These are the markings on my windscreen... Am I correct in thinking that this won't get through the IVA because of the missing Roman numerals above the E? If I remove the windscreen, wipers, heater and washers and get it through the IVA would it be a bad idea to fit it anyway because it would be too dangerous? Thanks Graeme
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    Hazard Lights

    Magic, thank you all for your replies
  11. GCash

    Hazard Lights

    Hello I am just in the process of completing a Robin Hood 2B that was given to me in a part finished state. I am progressing well and have just finished sorting the electrics. However, I have noticed that when I press the hazard switch the indicator warning lights don't flash. The indicator lights themselves work and the hazard switch lights up, I just don't know if the dashboard warning lights should flash. The indicator lights and the warning lights work correctly when using the indicator column switch. It is based on a 88 Ford Sierra 2.0L OHC, can anybody help please? Thanks Graeme