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by JohnW
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ranger Re-Build-gctid3871
Replies: 303
Views: 50413

Ranger Re-Build-gctid5494

It was only a thought, especially if you had the old pinto lump,compared to what you've achieved is only a minor thing.

John
by JohnW
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ranger Re-Build-gctid3871
Replies: 303
Views: 50413

Ranger Re-Build-gctid5491

Really good work,very impressed.

Regarding the temperature gauge, I think the "white" sender is fitted to the crosslow & pinto engines,when I was fiddling around with mine I tried a "red" sender (as fitted to my 1.8 diesel in the Quantum) & that hardly moved

John
by JohnW
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ranger Re-Build-gctid3871
Replies: 303
Views: 50413

Ranger Re-Build-gctid5400

Paul, sorry to hear your having problems, when I used to have my Dutton Sierra, I updated it from a Cortina MK2 dash to Mk2 Escort as the existing loom was the worst mess I'd ever seen, changing the whole loom took about 5 hours & was very straightforward. If I remember correctly, I swapped the igni...
by JohnW
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid477
Replies: 127
Views: 29579

Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid3530

The Haynes manual will tell you were the leads go. I'm using a Bosch 075 battery, the S4 type with 4 year warranty, cost less on Ebay, than I could get a cheap battery with 2 year warranty locally, the Bosch one has supposedly extra cranking power, so should be OK even in the depths of winter. Its a...
by JohnW
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: new rickman owner and planned work-gctid3911
Replies: 54
Views: 12009

new rickman owner and planned work-gctid5104

I know one of the older members has fitted a Land Rover petrol tank, but apparently is was quite awkward. As you are not desperate for one. I would keep a check on Ebay & try the specialist Escort s/h parts suppliers, (GS Escorts, The Escort agency, Escort Tec) as the rallying people don't normally ...
by JohnW
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: NeRO - hard top convertible-gctid3929
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

NeRO - hard top convertible-gctid4300

It sounded like a well built car to me, but one person who was interested was put off by the long list of faults on the MOT, I think he said there were over 20. Sounds like at last you have a well built car, that just needs sorting, rather than a poorly built car with many incorrect (not normal) par...
by JohnW
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: The Bristol Ranger-gctid3893
Replies: 41
Views: 12367

The Bristol Ranger-gctid5226

Very impressive, wish I was that clever !

Great to see you are enjoying your Ranger.

John
by JohnW
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid477
Replies: 127
Views: 29579

Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid3368

I've had a check in my Haynes manual's & the cylinder head spec. for the 2V 1300 (GT) engine is the same for the 1600. 2V means 2 venturi, which is the Weber carbs. So your 1300 engine was probably a GT spec. But the camshaft was apparently different, from the 2V1300 to the 2V 1600.

John
by JohnW
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid477
Replies: 127
Views: 29579

Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid3356

The 1600 head should have 37 cast into the top near the rockers. I had one once which looked identical, but had 2A cast on it. There were different spec. 1300's, yours may have been a GT spec. which would have the same head as a 1600, if the 1300 was a GT you may have a GT camshaft in there, I'm uns...
by JohnW
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: The Bristol Ranger-gctid3893
Replies: 41
Views: 12367

The Bristol Ranger-gctid5210

Sounds like you had a good day with the previous owner, sadly the builder/owner of mine had passed away so that was never an option. Regarding the speedo, are you aware that it is possible to change the speedo drive gear fairly easily ? My speedo was fairly accurate at all speeds until I changed the...