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by simmit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Clutch adjustment

Hi, being a tall sod I like the "bite" near the floor. Set it up so at the travel you like the gears engage freely. Then the floor acts as the "stop" You may, depending on your driving, require a more frequent adjustment. In some cases I've put a stop on the pedal rising to save my knee hitting the...
by simmit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Clutch adjustment

Simply adjust the cable to give 10mm free travel at the pedal; nothing more is needed if the linkage has the correct ratio. As the driven plate wears, the release fingers will approach the release bearing, so it will be necessary to check from time to time that free play remains. Overstroking the c...
by simmit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Clutch adjustment

The Middlebridge clutch pedal has no automatic adjustment or travel limit stop. Simply, clutch adjustment is carried out by adjusting cable tension/length at the clutch lever end. Is it therefore possible that if the clutch pedal is depressed all the way to the bulkhead the clutch pressure plate fin...
by simmit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: 2.9efi clutch change
Replies: 9
Views: 187

2.9efi clutch change

For those who may be interested:- The guy overhauling my gearbox (and putting in 'longer' 1st gear) reckons unlikely to get joy from Ford parts Dept's as most probably our clutch parts are no longer stocked and therefore not in their computer data base. He recommends Valeo clutch kits and suggests t...
by simmit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: 2.9efi clutch change
Replies: 9
Views: 187

2.9efi clutch change

I now find 'Burton' do a generic clutch kit for all 2.9 engines. Burton generally know what they are about so I suppose it will do proper job. Unfortunately it's make is described as 'Burton' so don't know actually who the maker is and would prefer to buy recognised maker product.
by simmit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: 2.9efi clutch change
Replies: 9
Views: 187

2.9efi clutch change

If you have the original engine then its likely to be Granada - the engine in my car was originally Granada but a Scorpio engine was fitted at 200,000 miles - I don't know what the difference is between the two - mine is a auto as well. Like you, I think it likely Middlebridge originals were Granad...
by simmit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: 2.9efi clutch change
Replies: 9
Views: 187

2.9efi clutch change

you can take the gearbox out OK its out but what a struggle! Had to remove both chassis cross members (one under gearbox mounting t'other under clutch/ bell housing) and of the 8 bolts 5 were so hard in they actually sheared off! Now have to drill them out and tap new threads. Anyway, next question...
by simmit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2 rod g'box with overdrive
Replies: 0
Views: 91

2 rod g'box with overdrive

I bought this as back-up spare but never called upon so getting rid. Previous owner hadn't tried it either so condition unknown.
Best offer to take it away.
by simmit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: 2.9efi clutch change
Replies: 9
Views: 187

2.9efi clutch change

Clutch is slipping. Can it be replaced in-situ or is it engine out job?
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Tinker man wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Hi, glad you got sorted.

as far as CDL goes i would hazard a guess at central door locking? unless there is another fuse for that?

cheers, Ian.
Yes, that's it! My addled brain had forgotten I removed that fuse some time ago. An unnecessary feature that serves only to flatten the battery.
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Hi if it's a se6a then it is no 3 ( supply ) 35A & no 4 out ( second pair in from seat end ) to Horn , Interior Light , Cig. Lighter , Time Clock , ( fed from cig lighter supply ) & Bonnet Light , Thanks Ian. It's MB not 6a but perhaps there is some commonality. The MB electrics are a mystery to me...
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Found it!
If anyone's interested it's the "Battery Control" fuse in main fuse box.
Just what "Battery Control" signifies I have no idea but clearly it serves several circuits as the clock is now also working (one more job sorted, albeit accidentally).
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

According to Peter's excellent wiring diagram there is a 35A fuse to the horns. Where is it? Main fuse box and an auxiliary fuse box (both in passenger side foot-well) are not marked for horns so can anyone suggest where I might look. Incidentally, the auxiliary box has been marked up by previous ow...
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

DARK STAR wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:39 am
It helps if the hot air can get out of the engine compartment ...
That's cool!
by simmit
Wed May 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

ScimmyMike wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:20 am
Had a 2nd re-core after a leaking rad and despite annual flushes the bottom 1/3rd or the rad was already 25% silted up and that's after 5 years.
Makes me wonder what the coolant passages in the engine itself are like if the rad silts up that quickly.

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