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  1. Thanks . . This is exactly the kind of information I'm looking for. The thing is, I went through quite a lot of work on my Bilsteins. Cleaning, converting to coil over, painting, new bushings etc. and hopefully I'll find a way to make them suit my driving better. Forgot to mention I'm using 14" long 120 lbs springs, but the front end is rock hard. It feels as if it's on the bump stops, but tried to raise the height 1.5 inch and it was the exact same. Remember reading it's possible to convert to Mazda RX7 Koni's in Capri struts, but I'm not sure if the struts were the 2.8i Bilstein type. The Koni's are fixed by a bolt at the bottom of the strut casing and I think they are a couple of inches shorter. Would like to know the diameter of these but can't find any info.
  2. Hi. I'm currently running Bilstein Struts (Capri 2.8i type) on my Escort. Bought them as used items and don't know their damping rate. They have no numbers stamped into them, which makes it difficult to identify them. The ride is extremely harsh, almost as if the tires are the only front suspension. I've mailed GAZ but they no longer make the Bilstein type of inserts. Koni does a system called Cut a strut which might be an alternative, but it's impossible to find any dimensions on them. Anyone know a softer alternative for the Bilstein ones ? It would be great if they were a couple of inches shorter too Thanks mk2dk
  3. That's correct Colr6, it's a 1953 Nimbus. Wondered if they were known outside Denmark. It was a Danish motorbike, produced at a factory called Nilfisk, best known for their fabulous alloy vacuum cleaners. They were very popular and used in large numbers by Mail Service, Police and Military. Has a flat iron frame, no rear suspension and a prop drive. Their straight cut gearbox makes a whinning noise which nicknamed them "the bumblebee" I've done some repairing to this one, as well as giving it a fresh MOT. It arrived on a flatbed truck, because it only ran for 3 minutes at the time. Ii'll spent winter at my place, since the owner is rebuilding her house and the Nimbus was destined to live outside.
  4. Ups . . . Photo got very big, sorry
  5. Hi. I've done a little work on this bike recently, can you guess the brand ? A little hint : It's a 1953 with a 750 cc inline 4 and overhead cam, rockers operate in open air ? Any guesses ?
  6. Probably best if he sticks to jobs like lubricating the chain on that bike . . . . ?
  7. I've bought a set of 15 inch alloys for my Escort, but don't worry I've kept the 7x13 RS Been through quite a lot to make them fit to an unarched but turreted Escort. The fit against the rear coilovers is very tight. Only available in 4x100 PCD meant I had to rebore them, only available in white meant I had to paint them as well. Must admit I like the look and the car drives very well, no shaking in the steering wheel at all. Wheels are 8x15, tires 195/45-15 Let me hear your opinions, I aware it might be a big NO NO . . .
  8. Forgot to mention, after that sequence it always leaves a fuel-smelling black spot on the wall ?
  9. I'm running twin 40s on my Pinto too and starting is not a problem. If the car hasn't been started for some days I have a specific method of starting it. Without pumping the throttle, I turn the key and the engine turns over for a few seconds, enough to turn off the oil pressure warning light, but no chance in the world it starts. Then pump the throttle 5-6 times, turn the key and it starts imidiately, running on all 4 cylinders from the first second ? mk2dk
  10. I've always favoured Dellorto's. They are nice, simple and easy to work with. Lots of new spares are still available, jets, chokes, stacks or rebuild kits. Used parts are not that easy these days, parts for Weber's are more common. I use Dellorto twin 40s on my pinto and they run very well. Be aware of the condition of the towers that holds the air screws, they are a weak point. If the air screw is seized, that might be difficult to repair or even worse. if a bad repair has been done
  11. I think somewhere in the mid 80s mk2dk
  12. Had the exact same problem lock was fine until I slammed the boot Got a new retaining clip and it solved the problem. Rally Pack : I've painted mine black
  13. I'm pretty sure the switches are available. I used door switches from a Renault Master Van, them fit the exact same holes, but have a rubber booth which makes them waterproof
  14. Hi Fozzy Great result on your troubleshooting. Your car looks stunning and sounds sweet too
  15. I'd have a look at the door contacts, sounds as the light gets a ground connection from somewhere. In my Escort the interior light was playing games too, switched it for another used one and it's been fine ever since
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