A peek inside the toy cupboard

Among the pile of bits I’ve casually acquired over the years is this; a pair of Dellorto DHLA 40’s complete with trumpets, K&N filters, linkage and a Hiflow manifold – all for £151 from a fella about 20 miles away. If memory serves, it was one of those auctions where the seller listed it badly,…

Often it’s the simplest things

Right, well, erm … with some help from graham I worked out why the engine wasn’t firing It turns out that the float height was set bang on, but when I finally re-assembled everything I put the float in upside down. Easily done as it’s not readily apparent which way is up, but it meant…

Dash done. Now about that carb…

Woohoo Got the dash back in, all the panels screwed back on and the car hoovered up and everything still works OK, everything, that is, apart from the ammeter on the top left, which isn’t even wired in. Having driven the car around for a few days with the new dash, though, it’s absolutely no…

Some people just don’t get it

As the sun was shining nice and bright this morning I decided to take the car in to work. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that it never goes out in the rain – more that I can’t be bothered juggling the cars on the drive to get it out the garage whilst getting…

Finishing the basics

Well, to follow up from my last post first, after chatting to a chappy from the Capri Club International at the Classic Motorshow this weekend, it turns out that later Mk3’s were fitted with front arch panels to stop the wing filling up with debris … and conveniently CCI sell a repro for 42 quid for the…