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by David Tew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Brake servo

Windy1 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:55 pm
I can't see how to get the 2 halves seperated on mine, there is no clamp
If you have a Girling 2A servo it's held together by seven small nuts and bolts - 29 & 32 in the diagram below.
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by David Tew
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter Motor
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Starter Motor

gtcse8 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:12 pm
I have BRAND NEW FORD ones for £100, complete with the solenoid exhaust shield :wink:
A bargain! Especially as it includes the heat shield which is essential but seems to get lost during a car's life. :)
by David Tew
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Couple of engine questions....
Replies: 32
Views: 1329

Couple of engine questions....

I suspect it's 1/8 BSP as this has an OD of 9.7mm.
by David Tew
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Couple of engine questions....
Replies: 32
Views: 1329

Couple of engine questions....

The specialists can supply the correct pipe or you could make one yourself using braided hose and the relevant fittings. If you do fit a braided hose ensure it is covered by tape where it runs behind the dash to prevent electrical shorts! Be aware there are two types of fitting in the block - see be...
by David Tew
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Rear hub bearings

:bh An excerpt from the official Salisbury manual and my last post on this topic!
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by David Tew
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 572
Views: 49338

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

MikeyBikey wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:40 am
David Tew wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:16 am
MikeyBikey wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:28 pm
And that was Craig’s fault. He was loitering outside the tent at curbs trying to convince me it would improve my chances at chatting up women / make me rich / improve my looks etc etc.
Well Mikey, which one was it? We need to know. :lol:
It was the big white tent ?
:drum: :goodpost:
by David Tew
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Maybe a daft question - split pin removal
Replies: 37
Views: 562

Maybe a daft question - split pin removal

That sounds sensible although you'll probably need a carbide drill and tap as it will be b***dy hard.

If you can't tap it then just drill out the whole pin.

:)
by David Tew
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Coil Earth
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Coil Earth

Yup, the points are either faulty or have been wired incorrectly as I suggested in my post below. :wink: As you have proven the earth to the points is sound, Terry's suggestion to change to a points-replacement module is a good one. If you don't want to stretch to an Aldon Ignitor then something lik...
by David Tew
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 572
Views: 49338

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

MikeyBikey wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:28 pm
And that was Craig’s fault. He was loitering outside the tent at curbs trying to convince me it would improve my chances at chatting up women / make me rich / improve my looks etc etc.
Well Mikey, which one was it? We need to know. :lol:

(from a proud Plymothian! :P )
by David Tew
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Coil Earth
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Coil Earth

Test between the earth-side of the points and battery +ve. You should get 12v if the earth is OK.

Now test between the 12v on the points themselves to earth. If this doesn't drop to zero when the points are closed then the points must be faulty.
by David Tew
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Rear hub bearings

Windy1 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:52 pm
You mean the shafts touch Other?
I'm a bit late here - the Oracles have already spoken! 😄
by David Tew
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Coil Earth
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Coil Earth

As Will says, it looks as if you have either no earth connection to the points or that the points aren't closing properly. To check this first measure the resistance across the points to make sure they're actually closing and making good contact. If that's OK run a temporary earth to the earth-side ...
by David Tew
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear axle hubs
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Rear axle hubs

I have a large Disc puller with Four holes for the studs that clamps against the flat face of the hub and the jacking bolt presses directly onto the Nose of the shaft. A brilliant bit of kit, I borrowed exactly the same thing from a friend. I discovered that the best way was to fully tighten it, ap...
by David Tew
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Rear hub bearings

Sounds like a good idea but I don't think you could use single ball bearings as they wouldn't take the extremely high lateral loading. Don't forget that the preload is set across both half-shafts so the bearings share the lateral load. You couldn't easily do this with sealed bearings, taper or other...

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