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Posted August 26
Magic, thank you
Posted August 25
I have fitted CBR1100 carbs to my 2.0L Pinto and I am in the process of building an airbox. On the carbs there are three tubes that I presume are breathers. I was wondering what other people did with them? Should I put them in the airbox?
Posted June 16
Thanks very much, I managed to get it working by adding in the resistor as suggested.
Posted June 15
I'm looking for some help please as I am struggling to wire up my original Sierra rev counter in my 2B now that I have installed a NoDiz electronic ignition system. I have built the following circuit...
The negative feeds from the coils go to two 1N4004 diodes which then go to a 1N5355B Zener diode and then onto my Rev counter. When the engine starts the rev counter initially bursts into life but then quickly stutters and gives up. Will this circuit work with the original Sierra rev counter and if so how can I go about testing things?
I have read that an alternative is to use a coil from a relay. I have an old NoDiz that has a 5V tacho and the rev counter did work when I had the original coil and distributor.
Posted May 2
Thanks for the help. I managed to grind enough away to get them to fit.
Posted May 1
Is it possible to use the CVH top hat valve stem seals on the OHC head? I have just tried but the seals seem too small. The internal diameter of the seal is 14.5mm but the outside diameter on the seat is about 16.5mm.
I thought this was used as an upgrade but maybe I got it wrong.
Posted March 23
Hello, before I go out and buy an engine stand and hire a hoist I don't suppose anyone has either that I could borrow or buy?
Posted March 12
Hi, I would be interested in one too if there are any out there.
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Posted March 8
Hello, sorry the hood has gone
Posted February 22
Sorry the carb has gone. The intake manifold, fan, indicator extenders and exhaust are still available. The filter I used was the Pipercross PX300, you can get different heights and a matching baseplate for the dfth.
Posted December 11, 2020
Edited December 12, 2020 by GCash
Added new items and removed sold items
I am having a clear out prior to moving house and have the following items...
Weber 30/34 DFTH Carburettor with Pinto intake manifold - £40
Pinto intake manifold to suit twin choke weber - £20
Robin Hood Exhaust for Pinto with manifold - £40
Weld up exhaust kit for Pinto - £40
Robin Hood Roof - £75 - I have unstitched the front with poppers with a view to fitting a awning rail instead. It can be easily sewn back on and I have since made a surrey roof
Pinto fan - free
Front indicator extensions for IVA - free
Pinto alternator and bracket (I'm not sure how good the alternator is, it was working when I took it off the car) - free
Pinto mechanical fuel pump - £10
I am in Blackpool but I can post out the items out and will check on the cost as and when.
Posted November 3, 2020
Hello, my Robin Hood made it through the IVA with an aftermarket steering wheel, I made a pad to go over the centre. It failed the first time on a couple of things including the side repeaters which where on the side of the car behind the wheels so I had to move them onto the wings. I can have a look at the car if you want and give you some pointers based on what happened to me.
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Posted October 1, 2020
Welcome, I'm in Blackpool too
Posted September 10, 2020
There is an exemption that allows you to drive to the IVA centre and back when you have test. You don't need a MOT and the insurance is done on the chassis number. My insurance policy covered the drive to the test centre. Once you have passed the road tax comes later as part of the registration.
I got pulled over by the police on the way and everything check out (that was the start to bad day, ha).
Posted September 7, 2020
I managed to sort this for my IVA last year using a couple of diodes following advice from other members...
Mine was a 88 Sierra so the wiring might be different.
Posted August 21, 2020
Thank you. I have managed to mount the v belt pulley but I have had to move it underneath the steering column because I have fitted a new exhaust. I had to make a new bracket and I am just waiting for a new shorter belt to arrive.
I managed to get the alternator for about £23 with click and collect directly from Eurocarparts using one of their usual promo codes (MID60).
How did you wire the new alternator in comparison to the old one? Was it the same order red, red, blue staring with b+?
Posted July 22, 2020
Thanks for the info
Would you be able to fit the standard pinto pulley on it?
Posted June 15, 2020
Hi Richy. I am looking to do the same thing with a NoDiz, can I have one of the distributors too?
Posted June 9, 2020
I'll have them please
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Posted June 8, 2020
It looks really good. I am just making one at the moment for my 2B and I think I will copy your idea of using the aluminium section at the rear. I have had to put multiple straps on the back to keep the tension.
How do you manage to attach the press studs to the roof? I use the tool supplied which you hit with a hammer but sometimes when I remove the roof the popper just rips off and stays attached to the car body. If I look inside the popper the middle doesn't have that nice rolled look it looks like when Bugs Bunny puts a carrot in Elmer Fudd's shotgun.
Posted June 3, 2020
I believe the DTML is a straight replacement of the DFTH and gets rid of the problematic stepper motor. I guess it should have the same layout as the one in the Haynes manual in the previous post.
Posted May 28, 2020
Hello. I had a problem with mine being too close to the manifold and it overheated on the way to the IVA test! I got rid of mine altogether and just mounted the master cylinder to the firewall and replaced the brake rod with one from tiger racing. I didn't have to make a new mounting plate just drill some new holes. The only other thing I had to do was remake one of the brake pipes as it was now too short.
Posted April 30, 2020
It might be a long shot but I am after a manifold for my Robin Hood which has a 2.0l Pinto. At the moment I have an original Sierra manifold but I would prefer one of the Robin Hood Engineering ones. Has anyone got one that they don't want anymore?