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  1. Type 9 Gearbox Oil

    I haven't got it to hand now, but I did have the first edition Haynes manual for the first Sierra which I'm sure said ATF as the lubricant for the T9. But given the early 5 speed Sierras, of which I had one that did, had numerous problems with gear boxes going very noisy due to lubrication problems, Ford also changed the oil spec quite quickly to semi synth as well as certain component changes. Some mentioned in the article I linked too.
  2. Type 9 Gearbox Oil

    Yes Semi synth in mine too as recommended by both BGH and First Motion who both say dont use ATF in T9's. Here is an article on the T9, the bit about the oil is on the right. http://www.classicfordmag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Classic-Ford-May-2011-Ford-Type-9-five-speed-guide.pdf
  3. Dvla vehicle inspection

    You have to remember you dont just get issued a Q plate anymore in cases like this. Hasn't been that way for years. The vehicle would have to pass the BIVA test, though not impossible, can be difficult and expensive. The other way out would be to register it as a re constructed classic and get age related plate. But the big problem there would be proving the age authenticity of all the parts and receipts for the parts etc. A lot of help needed from the respective owners club. Wont work if the car is too modified either.
  4. MOT exemption from May 2018

    Its got nothing to do with car tax. Substantially modifieds will still get free tax if the vehicle is 40 years old. The only time this changes is when the vehicle requires a BIVA test. http://www.fbhvc.co.uk/about-us/news/_article/123/taxation-of-historic-vehicles-which-dont-meet-the-vehicles-of-historic-interest-vhi-criteria/
  5. MOT exemption from May 2018

    Bad idea and its date of registration. It is only exempt if it is not substantially changed in the following departments: Unmodified chassis /bodyshell Axles and running gear: Alteration of the TYPE or METHOD of suspension or method of steering. ie replacing leaf springs with 4 link, or a box type steering to rack. Engine: Alternative cubic capacity of the same basic engine or alternative original equipment to that model of car are NOT considered substantial changes. Everything else is! ie Zetec's, V6 or V8's, diesels in an Escort etc etc.
  6. New Guidance rules for VHI finally announced

    Well looking at it I doubt it made the min 8 points to keep its original identity. The bloke should have thought about that, as that is how many people have been getting caught out over the last few years. Remember the roof chopped Roller from a few years back as one high profile case?
  7. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/668274/vehicles-of-historical-interest-substantial-change-guidance.pdf
  8. Mk1 Tina accelerator pedal problems

    I did mine like this to give you an idea. I chopped the original end off. The photo is taken at mock up stage and was welded properly with a gussest
  9. Cant help with the measurements, but i do believe there are two sizes of Mk2 Cortina Screens. Series 1 and 2 are different.
  10. Could a lot of us end up on a q plate ?

    At the end of the day, from May 2018 you will be ticking one of two boxes. If you tick the modified box, this will ping the system for any potential future check. It may not be an issue until further down the line ie you want to take a reg plate off it, or an engine change, colour change etc, then it opens the door for one of those "please send us more details" letters as has already happened to a few owners under the system we have now.
  11. 1500 pre crossflow wont build oil pressure

    ford were still doing it on x flows as well. I've only ever come across two engines like this myself, but seen plenty of documented others.
  12. 1500 pre crossflow wont build oil pressure

    There was a classic schoolboy error on one FB group this week. He could only get about 5psi on the oil. Crank had been re ground correctly, correct bearings or so he thought, new this, new that etc. Took it all apart to discover the crank main bearings needed to oversized on the backing side as well, as it was one of those Fords reject blocks that had been lined bored oversize from factory. Fitted correct bearings and problem solved with no damage thankfully.
  13. Wheel nut thread

    Metric wheel studs for Ford are M12x1.5 so yes different pitch to a "normal" metric nut.
  14. Could a lot of us end up on a q plate ?

    The points system applies to any car regardless of age. The question is whether it is ever highlighted/caught/spotted or not. And in answer to your last question i do see quite a few modified moderns pulled over by the police, but I suspect they are limited to what they can do roadside. I dont know if the cars/owners get reported to dvla or not, or if it goes any further.
  15. Could a lot of us end up on a q plate ?

    Which forum is that ?? lol