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Clutch stuck

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Mar 14. 5 Replies

Morning AllPinto, Ford Clutch and (probably) a rocket box.Cable-operated clutch has failed to release in previous years after a rest of several weeks, has always released by the time-honoured method…Continue

Time to replace the windscreen wiper blades.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Jul 5, 2016. 4 Replies

Hi allMoT due, can't see the current blades getting through, suggestions as to easy replacements please,…Continue

2.0 Pinto crankcase breather

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton May 26, 2016. 10 Replies

Hi all, hope everybody's been out Duttoning in the sun!I've recently been running the trusty Pinto up to 7k rpm, mainly because I can. Previous self-inflicted red line was 5k rpm. Engine oil is…Continue

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James Doulton replied to Mike's discussion Clutch stuck
"Just do the 4000rpm thing and get a mate to video it on his phone - that way, if it is a disaster, you can sell the clip to You've Been Framed for £250 to pay for repairs!"
Mar 14
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Clutch stuck
"Thanks for the replies. I'm a bit wary about running the thing at 4k rpm on stands and then braking hard! A previous owner made a couple of holes in the bellhousing so I'll try and get some brake cleaner between the clutch plates. My fault…"
Mar 14
Steve and Matt Pegrum replied to Mike's discussion Clutch stuck
"I had this with a GTM (mini engine/box) years ago. Tried the jack up and brake method....but it didn't work. Worth a try though. Better than dismantle, which is what I had to do in the end"
Mar 12
James Doulton replied to Mike's discussion Clutch stuck
"Leaving the clutch depressed should not damage the cable or stretch it. Movement wears them but staying in one position is no problem. I[I have never tried this, but..] How about putting the car on axle stands then starting it in 1st gear. The…"
Mar 11
Steve Kerswell replied to Mike's discussion Clutch stuck
"It'll put strain on pressure plate as well. If you drive it a while most stuck plates burn off the gum and don't stick any more. It's one of those mysteries, some stick some don't."
Mar 11
Mike posted a discussion

Clutch stuck

Morning AllPinto, Ford Clutch and (probably) a rocket box.Cable-operated clutch has failed to release in previous years after a rest of several weeks, has always released by the time-honoured method of making sure there is some clear space in front, depressing clutch pedal, engage 1st gear and start the engine. Clutch has always released with a bit of bang, but away we go.Not this time though. Have warmed engine up with wooden strut holding clutch pedal down, still no luck. If I leave the…See More
Mar 11
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Time to replace the windscreen wiper blades.
"It's a clip Adrian. The complete wiper blade appears to be a universal type which allows adjustment for reach. Eurocarparts are just another supplier. Convenient for me for collection but no expertise with interesting vehicles."
Jul 5, 2016
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Jun 29, 2016
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion Time to replace the windscreen wiper blades.
"*shudder* eurocraparts... ANYWHERE else, even bl00dy Halfrauds.... silly question time - does the wiper arm clip on at the base or does it have a nut holding it on?"
Jun 29, 2016
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Time to replace the windscreen wiper blades.
"Thanks Adrian, looks like Eurocarparts sell a universal blade that should fit. I was surprised when the metal arm pulled out, we'll see how it goes back together."
Jun 29, 2016
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion Time to replace the windscreen wiper blades.
"Mike, any local motor factors should be able to replace the blades as they are 10 or 12 inch standard clip ons. However the arm should not be in there, it should detatch at the top where the plastic and metal join. Sorry if im stating the obvious."
Jun 29, 2016
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Time to replace the windscreen wiper blades.

Hi allMoT due, can't see the current blades getting through, suggestions as to easy replacements please,See More
Jun 29, 2016
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Jun 29, 2016
James Doulton replied to Mike's discussion 2.0 Pinto crankcase breather
"I know that feeling."
May 26, 2016

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Duttons owned
Malaga B+
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Pinto
Post code
SW11AA

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At 13:31 on April 22, 2016, Dave Adams said…

Welcome to the loonie bin

At 9:43 on April 22, 2016, Adrian Southgate said…

Can't be too many Mike's with Malaga's :) welcome back mike. Can I assume that your malaga is a previous cover girl for dutton torque?

At 8:33 on April 22, 2016, James Doulton said…

Hi Mike, interesting postcode - google reckons that's Buckingham Palace! We shall have to treat you like royalty. Is one's Malaga roadworthy or is it a 'project'?

At 7:32 on April 22, 2016, Paul Sheridan said…

Hello Mike and welcome, where abouts in the home counties are you? 

At 0:27 on April 22, 2016, Dave Taylor said…
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