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This index has been revised in October 2015. It is mainly a technical index ie. it doesn't list everything ever printed in JBAOC magazines. I have however included some items of general interest written by members. Items can go back many years and in some cases have little relevance today. It was not my remit,nor do I feel authorised to interfere with the historical index and therefore it remains pretty much intact( except obsolete internet addresses) The old and new are totally integrated.Headings(Subject) are generally self explanatory with one or two clarifications:

FBHVC Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs

Htv1= Hints and Tips Version 1 Htv2= Hints and Tips Version 2

Revision by Derek Anderson – JBAOC member October 2015.

With thanks to Les Whiting for supplying copies of Hints and Tips Volumes 1 and 2.


SUBJECT
BRIEF DETAILS
MAGAZINE
PAGE
Electrics Alternator fault find Spring 00
16
Electrics Amber front indicator lens-Escort style  Autumn 99
7
Electrics Anodised finish on aluminium is not electrically conductive-remove Summer 05
16
Electrics Battery maintenance- Useful advice/ info from Pete Winter 99
18
Electrics Bosch coil not marked +ve/-ve Terminal 1 is -ve  15 is +ve Autumn 99
11
Electrics Do not charge battery or use arc welder when alternator connected Spring 04
8
Electrics Durite Switch Wiring Diagrams  
Electrics Dodgy electrics - Wayne Scott Summer 12
14
Electrics Electronic ignition  Spring 01
7
Electrics Electronic ignition - £80 from  www.newtronic.co.uk Autumn 01
6
Electrics Electronic ignition from Sierra, Granada or Transit Autumn 05
5
Electrics Fog Light awitching (switching) David McDine Spring 15
17
Electrics Horrible wiring – Graham Robert   Summer 10
4
Electrics How to find out the amps a wire can take  eg 14 strands 8.75amps Spring 00
6
Electrics Indicator warning light- how to add audible warning Summer 01
25
Electrics Lights - 'E' m arking regulations & LED lights Summer 05
2
Electrics Poor spark - Electronic ignition & High power coil on V6 Winter 00
8
Electrics Relays can have different internals yet appear interchangeable Summer 05
16
Electrics Rover engine conversion tips Winter 05
16
Electrics Sierra steering column switch connections Spring 10
25
Electrics Soldering On - A conducted tour of electrics in three parts. Part 1  
Electrics Soldering On - A conducted tour of electrics in three parts. Part 2  
Electrics Soldering On - A conducted tour of electrics in three parts. Part 3  
Electrics Starter is in tended to run dry - meths to clean, dust with graphite Spring 04
8
Electrics Starter motor fault finding Summer 00
19
     
Engine etc 3.5 litre V8 with autobox in Sierra based Winter 97
32
Engine etc Automatic choke closing if hot water flow to heater is stopped Summer 99
11
Engine etc Beware of engine tuning affecting Automatic gearbox and emissions Spring 05
11
Engine etc Burnt points can high alternator volts Htv2
57
Engine etc Cam belt repl acement- take a knife and slit the belt lengthwise Winter 01
8
Engine etc Cam belt replacement-30,000 recommended but 3yrs if low mileage Spring 99 
6
Engine etc Cam shaft replacement-Change the oil, keep revs low at first Spring 99 
6
Engine etc Change my engine to Zetec- Christopher Yapp Summer 10
12
Engine etc

Engine codes from Pinto-Taunus, Capri, Granada-Consul, Escort MK1, EscortMK2 - by Christian Seifferth

 
Engine etc Engine fault finding - Pete Autumn 00
22
Engine etc Fatter engine mounts Ford 'A; series Transit Winter 92
4
Engine etc Fitting a Ford V6 2.8 litre engine & power steering -Pete Gibbons Autumn 00
9
Engine etc Heads from post 1988 2 litre Sierra have hardened valve seats Summer 01
8
Engine etc Heat shield advert for Goodridge Ltd Autumn 95
13
Engine etc Hesitation in acceleration due to upsetting the fuel ratio Summer 01
13
Engine etc Injection and fuel pump mysteries + Sierra K&N 57i air filter Summer 99
15
Engine etc Interchangeability between Fords- Fuel pumps,T belts,starter motors Summer 05
5
Engine etc Interchangeability between Fords-Clutch,switches,water temp sender Autumn 05
4
Engine etc Interchangeable between Ford models-engine components Winter 04
5
Engine etc Make petrol pipe rise higher than pump Summer 95
21
Engine etc Misc tips from Pete - eg penetrating fluid over inlet manifold joint Summer 02
10
Engine etc More 1.6 Cortina power- Sierra injection unit + 5 speed + 1600 axle Autumn 05
5
Engine etc No Cortina's but some Sierra's suitable w/o conversion for unleaded Summer 99
14
Engine etc Pinto head exchange for unleaded-NN,PP or RR above no 4 plug Autumn 05
5
Engine etc Radiator bottom hose-stop fouling. Summer 95
20
Engine etc Removal Htv2
65
Engine etc Renew camshaft oil spray bar if original Winter 95
44
Engine etc Rover V8-factory option, chassis picture Autumn 99 
19
Engine etc Sierra 2.3 di esel into a JBA Javelin Spring 06
6
Engine etc Sierra air filter & engine management black box tips Spring 99 
12
Engine etc Sierra Diesel Htv2
80
Engine etc Sierra EFI unit & petrol pump Winter 95
22
Engine etc Star torx head bolts must be replaced. Spline bolts can be reused Autumn 99
11
Engine etc Throttle stop Htv2
40
Engine etc Under my Bonnet- Tony Andrews Summer 15
14
Engine etc USA Pinto already has hardened seals,if suspect USA phone Ford Summer 99
11
Engine etc Use flushing oil if switching to synthetic oil - but mineral oil better Summer 00
14
Engine etc Valve seat replacement without head removal Winter 95
44
Engine etc Valve stem oil seal replacement without removing head using rope Spring 04
8
Engine etc Vapour locks in the fuel line/pump Autumn 95
12
     
Exhaust S/S Peter Hen stock paid £156 from JBA Summer 93
38
Exhaust S/S 2 boxes £120 + vat at 1990 prices Htv1
48
     
FBHVC Various items of interest Summer 06
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Autumn 06
3
FBHVC Various items of interest Winter 06
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 07
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Summer 07
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Autumn/Winter 07
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 08
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Autumn 08
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 09
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Summer 09
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Winter 09
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 10
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Summer 10
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 11
2
FBHVC Various items of interest Summer 11
8
FBHVC Various items of interest Winter 11
6
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 12
4
FBHVC Various items of interest Summer 12
4
FBHVC Various items of interest Winter 12
4
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 13
4
FBHVC Various items of interest Summer 13
6
FBHVC Various items of interest Winter 13
6
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 14
6
FBHVC Various items of interest Summer 14
6
FBHVC Various items of interest Winter 14
8
FBHVC Various items of interest Spring 15
     
Fibreglass DIY moulding over foam from aerosol Htv2
11
Fibreglass Do not use araldite- causes distortion Htv2
90
Fibreglass Gel cracks repaired etc- Staines Autumn 94
33
Fibreglass GRP – What, where and How- David McDine Winter 12
18
Fibreglass Protect strand ends from solvents Autumn 94
30
     
Floor Sawcut to make floorboard removal easy Htv2
41
     
Fuel & Tank Choosing fuel pump – Gavin Dimmick Spring 11
12
Fuel & Tank Electric pump for priming and mechanical pump for running Autumn 05
6
Fuel & Tank Fitting LPG in duel fuel JBA - D Bradburn Winter 01
13
Fuel & Tank Fuel Tank Breather - Maurizio Mori Spring 13
8
Fuel & Tank Lead substitutes-Superblend, Valvemaster, Redline & Millers recmnd Summer 99
4
Fuel & Tank Spring 00
16
Fuel & Tank New tank-11gallon in Tourer Zeus Motoring Sports Summer 99
12
Fuel & Tank For details of garages selling leaded 4star Autumn 04
2
     
General Interest A Cotswold Tour- Nigel Bartrum Autumn 06
10
General Interest A Falcon named Silver- George Crocker Spring 15
20
General Interest A screw loose - or keeping it all together- David McDine Winter 14
16
General Interest A Visit to the Morgan Factory Summer 09
6
General Interest Back on the Road Again (following RTA) John Shaw Summer 07
7
General Interest Favourite Tools- Dave Tennant Winter 06
12
General Interest Favourite Tools- Dave Tennant Spring 07
7
General Interest JBA Falcon from a Woman's View – Christine Collier Autumn 08
9
General Interest John Barlow (joint JBA founder)  - Robbie Gibson Autumn/Winter 07
7
General Interest Member since the beginning- John Graham Autumn 06
2
General Interest New Carers for OIL 2489 – Jack Hutchings (see Wag Tails Winter 09) Spring 09
6
General Interest Non slip jacking point – Neil Benham Summer 15
25
General Interest Primmy (Primr ose) alias The Beast- Heather Proctor Spring 15
10
General Interest The Dream, The Reality – Richard Purath Summer 07
16
General Interest

Top Falcon Tips – Dave Tennant

Autumn/Winter 07
7
General Interest Top Falcon Tips – Dave Tennant Winter 09
13
General Interest Old seat belt as boot stay- Frank Wilkinson Spring/Summer 03
7
     
Gearbox 4 to 5 conversion details for 4 to 5 speed Spring 95
11
Gearbox 4 to 5 If over size wheels not worth the change Htv2
50
Gearbox 4 to 5 Matching gearbox/axles/engine Htv2
29
Gearbox 4 to 5Rear fastening, mod to JBA mod Htv2
10
Gearbox 4 to 5 Required support member spacers available Autumn 97
16
Gearbox Falcon Sport 5 speed conversion-support brackets etc. Les Fragle Winter 03
9
Gearbox Kit to reduce gear lever movement Spring 04
1
Gearbox V6 disappointed with 5 speed until rear axle changed to 4.65:1 Winter 99
9
Gearbox    
     
Grommet Solution for thick metal (or try Swarfega) Htv2
36
Grommet Solution for thick metal version 2 Htv2
56
     
Hard Top Alan Naughton sketch available from Les Spring 94
3
Hard Top Sketches of Nelson Atkinson fixing method Spring 96
34
Hard top  Hardtop const ruction tips Winter 00
14
     
Head lamps Fixing screw solution Htv2
91
     
Heater Use flat electric  conduit to windscreen Summer 92
41
     
Helpline Bernard Coffey +2 , Norman Raw Tourer Summer 92
13
Helpline David Holmes Sports SR Summer 92
13
Helpline John Singleton, Pete Henstock Sports Summer 92
13
     
Holidays Classic cars tours- Packages to Europe Summer 94
2
Holidays To the Italian Dolomites Autumn 94
12
     
Hood Black waterproofing dressing - AGN Automotive Autumn 97
2
Hood Frame fixing Htv1
58
Hood Hoods, carpets from original suppliers. Standish Trimmers Autumn 05
1
Hood Sports hood, too tight Autumn 94
23
Hood Renovate & plastic window revivers Spring 99 
3
Hood Black waterproof dressing - Grangers Maxol Htv2
7
Hood AGN praised but it runs so mask paintwork ! Autumn 97
17
Hood   Super -Dooper -Hooper – George Hunt Winter 14
22
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