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#991 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:55 AM

Well if you're pulling half shafts you might as well slip a LSD in too....


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:28 PM

Well, I am wondering about changing the diff...

 

With the heavy duty Cortina axle it's basically an Atlas unit in a different casing. So a diff from a Capri should fit, and if I got one from a 2.8 it would give me a 3.09:1 final drive ratio instead of the 3.44:1 I have currently. Would make for more relaxed cruising, and make first gear more usable - at the moment I mostly pull away in second as the 2wd R380 'box is designed for a van and hence quite low geared. LSD would be the icing on the cake!


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:37 PM

DIdn't some Capris, Brooklands etc? have LSDs?



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:51 PM

Yes, and I can well imagine how much they go for given old Ford scene tax!


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

I made it down (and back!) to the Retro Rides gathering on Sunday, followed by a driver to Bromsgrove to have a look at another Hyundai for sale :-)

No issues on the way down but predictably hit heavy rain as we approached Wales. Just outside Telford the wipers decided to go on strike, and came to a halt halfway up the screen. We were planning to stop for a meal so I slowed right down and came off at the next junction.

 

We had our meal, whilst I was thinking things over as to what could be wrong. I knew I had a spare motor and stalk back home, but nether much use to me there! So when the waitress asked if we wanted the bill, I made probably the most unusual request she'd had that day. To her credit, she returned with both the bill, and a single potato (at no extra charge).

 

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I smeared it on the screen before we drove to a petrol station so I could work on it under cover. Not a great success, as although it prevented beading, it left a greasy film which was equally difficult to see through! Fortunately the problem seemed to be a loose linkage which had jammed itself up. Easily fixed and worked fine all the way back.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

I'm not sure whether this should go here, or in the Giffer Trinkets thread but here is is...

 

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A guy on Retro Rides saw the car and it turned out his dad had one back in the day. He still had this lamp, and wanted it to go to a good home, so offered to post it to me :-) Even refused my offer of payment!

 

I plugged it in and of course it worked!

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:54 PM

I've only just realised that I (and the car!) were spotted at the Retro Ride Gathering:

 

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:38 AM

That's a really handsome looking motor there I reckon.
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Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:36 PM

Looking through old photos this week I found this, dating from 1999 at a guess. It was actually taken on a visit to North Wales, and is on a bridge we often use when out on a run in the woods!

 

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Unfortunately you can't actually drive down to the bridge any more, so no chance of an identical repeat. But maybe I can get the next best thing!

 

Back to the present day, and it's probably the last time I'll take it out this year. So I've given it a thorough wash, including the underneath, and left it in the wintry sun today to dry out.

 

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Plans for the winter tinkering are fairly minor - better soundproofing on the floor, and maybe replacing the headlining.


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