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  1. Not sure if I will be able to make it.
  2. Derek

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    If its 11th we can make it, 2 places please
  3. Big thank you to all who made this a great day out. We had a cracking time meeting new people and old friends.
  4. I found this article very useful when I had a Pinto running EFI. Ian's suggestion solved the cold idle problem I had too.
  5. To make you aware of two seperate sets of delays. A46 and Coventry bypass road works. We went this way yesterday and there were major delays. Travelling from the North using Coventry Eastern Bypass, there are major road works at Binley Island. We queued from just after M6 Junction. Travelling from the south A46 Warwick bypass, single lane from M40 junction to A425 Junction which is just before Stonleigh. We were going south but hit traffic at this junction.
  6. Us too, sat only tho. Stamford on Sunday
  7. Lets hope the good weather Al has ordered turns up! See you there.
  8. We will be going but not sure of which day yet. Most lightly Sat. Not camping though.
  9. Cannot make this one, hope the weather stays good for you.
  10. I think this is the same system as the pinto EFI. If you search EFI on this forum you will find how I solved issues.
  11. Just a reminder of the event at the GCR. Please let me know if you intend to go, good weather dependent, as the organiser needs to know possible numbers.
  12. P. S. Cheaper alternative to the headphones is to use the helmet version and install in ear defenders. Just the mike support to engineer, you could use the bent coat hanger that replaced the radio aerial that's not needed anymore.
  13. We use a Terratrip Professional intercom with clubman practice headsets. The intercom is in the boot with the coil cables coming out by the rollover hoop. I have an extension lead so I can plug in a mini DAB radio that plays through the headsets. A mobile phone can also be connected or a 2way radio. We use them all the time, saves a row when mis-understood commands are issued from the passenger seat. Its not cheap but the service from them has been great. Go direct to Terratrip http://terratrip.com/pro.html
  14. I have a C20XE in my 2B. Home made engine mounts but I cannot remember what flexibles I used. I have uprated the gearbox with a longer 1st which suits the engine much better, details are in the Winter 2017 mag page 12 here..... https://www.rhocar.org/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=25652 Kerry's instillation is top notch. I'm sure he is using a different gearbox after breaking a couple, along with several clutches.
  15. We had a 16v GTE Astra back in the day so If you want a reg number H430 XRR
  16. That's great, hopefully see you there weather permitting
  17. Sounds interesting It's on our calendar fingers crossed for good weather.
  18. Count us in Danielle. Let me know how to pay.
  19. Peterborough... https://www.facebook.com/PFoW2021/ Melton Mowbray https://www.facebook.com/groups/546965142089670/permalink/3855222904597194/
  20. Perhaps check all the earths. I had a similar problem that baffled a number of people. I decided to replace the EFI loom, its separate to the car loom. When I was removing the old one I noticed one of the earth connections was a bit strange. Closer inspection revealed the inner wire had rotted away but the connector had been crimped onto the insulator so it looked good from the outside. Replaced the loom and all was well, I could have just repaired the old one but it was out of the car, hit the wall then fell onto the floor followed by a number of bad words.
  21. I will not be running a dedicated kit car event at the GCR this year. HOWEVER the Ford Club are having an event there over the weekend of 10th and 11th July which we can join in. There will be trains running, the café will be open and I think there may be beer in the Tin Shed. No commitment, but if you could let me know if you are interested please I can pass numbers onto the organiser. The address is Woodhouse Road, Quon, Loughborough LE12 8AG. I believe the weather forecast is for endless sunshine all over the weekend (Somewhere!)
  22. When I burgered my type 9 box I bought one of these, and it works a treat, you can hold 1st much longer.... ( I now run a Vauxhall red top mated to this gearbox) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Type-9-Gearbox-Uprated-2-98-1-Ratio-Long-first-gear-conversion-kit-/191975767217?epid=539762608&hash=item2cb2a5bcb1:g:E8cAAOSwsW9YyBPp A very good friend fitted it BUT you will need to follow this advice... (from old school ford ) If your going to put a long 1st into a standard type9 casing you have to grind a recess in to the casing ( to allow for the larger 1st gear) Also if youre doing this mod its also worth doing the uprated layshaft bearing mod ( usually fitted already to the modified layshaft) You could use this link for the other rebuild kit you may need.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-Sierra-Type-9-Gearbox-Bearing-Overhaul-Rebuild-Repair-Kit-/110998918683?fits=Car+Make%3AFord&hash=item19d80d161b:m:m-ZsQ3vmjEZYU8OjczXnx3Q
  23. I diagnosed a number of faults with my EFI Pinto using an electric drill to turn the dizzy. You can hear the injectors clicking without the noise of the starter motor. I had a spare dizzy which made it easy. I have also attached some information regarding the system which may help.
  24. I have received the following email from the organiser of the Stilton Run...... The board has decided that it will not be possible to run the event on the usual date this year (last Sunday in April) due to Covid-19 restrictions and will therefore offer the event at the usual time in 2022. However, if there is sufficient interest, it is proposed to offer an extra event in September this year, on a Sunday morning, which will involve a navigation around the villages of Rutland, returning to Uppingham for a choice of lunch/afternoon tea venues and music in the market square. We would appreciate knowing if you would be interested, in principle, in attending such an event. It would probably be limited to 200 cars. If a sufficient numbers of car owners say yes, we will forward full details in about a month and accept bookings giving priority to those already registered with us for the Stilton Run. If you are interested in the event in September please PM me and I will send you the email address of the organiser.
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