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by JamesF
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering

Many thanks for the info. If I hadn't had such a difficult time since moving I would have gone to the shows and had a chat with folk. Now I have lost both dogs due to old age I hope to go to the next one. I've got a 1600 OHV conv and 2000 Pinto saloon model. Hoping to get the saloon on the road this...
by JamesF
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Anyone got the 40 yr TAX exemption yet?
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Anyone got the 40 yr TAX exemption yet?

....if its a Q plate or anything else it can't. Thus no matter how old my Q registered Rancher gets it will continue to require tax, shame! Ah.... be optimistic! With electric cars and new cars (tax free) becoming the norm on our roads as time goes on - road tax at some stage will be dropped. The w...
by JamesF
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering

Hi James As for the front springs do you know what is fitted? are they uprated or standard escort, if you are running a ohv engine they may well be adequate if not too tired, if you have a pinto the springs will need uprating to 145Lb plus 1 inch to take the weight of the pinto which a heavy engine...
by JamesF
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering

Yes thanks - I do believe in poly ones but the only ones worth fitting are Chris Witor's Superflex. They are quite different to other makes and slide in perfectly. I tested a few when I had a Scimitar. One can still get rubber but the Escort 'achiles heel' on the front suspension was any oil leak wo...
by JamesF
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering

Hi James. Do you get a set of u bolts with this set as in my experience they usually break when trying to undo the nuts, so you have to then replace the u bolts. I would expect there to be some in the set probably longer ones to account for the spacers you fit to lower the axle, don't forget this i...
by JamesF
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Re-Cycle 120 - MOT Exemption?
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Re-Cycle 120 - MOT Exemption?

I should have mentioned that insurance companies argue the case of damage on the basis of civil law - their litigation stance would be severely reduced.
by JamesF
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering

Hi James. My thinking on this is because the saloon sits lower may be down to the fact that there is more body weight than a convertible. that's just my theory. I used single van springs on my Ranger and the car sat level front to back, does your saloon sit level and is the convertible higher at th...
by JamesF
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Re-Cycle 120 - MOT Exemption?
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re-Cycle 120 - MOT Exemption?

The editor writes "What are your thoughts? Would you still have an annual safety check carried out if your vehicle was exempt?" Would I have an MOT on my two 1955 Reliant Regal IIs - NO because they are so simple and having a good knowledge of motors and not having failed an MOT in 25 years (apart f...
by JamesF
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Have a Ranger Conv? rear spring lowering

Anyone who has a conv I'd be interested to hear from. I find my rear a little high compared with the saloon I have which is level. Both have the same multi leaf springs (unless the conv has stiffer springs in which case how can one identify them?). The conv has the hardtop and I find it irritating r...
by JamesF
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Pinto - motocraft electronic ignition
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Pinto - motocraft electronic ignition

on the white convertible, i run an electronic distributor from Accuspark...... Thanks for the feedback. I had the Hall Effect and coil kit for my Rialto a few years ago. With the electronic dizzy then folk had to file the case to get it to fit. So perhaps I stand corrected and the quality has been ...