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by David Tew
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Coupe Heater valve
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Coupe Heater valve

The part numbers for the correct valve (the one on the right) are:
Smiths - FHW1279/15
Triumph - 724022

There's one HERE. It is £13 more expensive than the other type so you might prefer to follow Chris' guide.
:)
by David Tew
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: ENDED - Coupe headlamp covers - an update
Replies: 29
Views: 1370

ENDED - Coupe headlamp covers

A quick update on the covers. I've spoken to the guy who was getting them made and he tells me that the first sample wasn't a particularly good fit but he's willing to try again. To help with this I have let him borrow the covers I have (made by Les Trafford) as a pattern as these are a perfect fit....
by David Tew
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Any good auto electricians on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Any good auto electricians on here?

The coupe “pilot lamp” isn’t earthed, so it doesn’t work like the picture above. ... and that's the mystery. I only added the picture as an example of the 'norm'. :wink: However, having had another ponder I think the wiring is an ingenious way to get two warning lights from a single output. Both wa...
by David Tew
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Any good auto electricians on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Any good auto electricians on here?

On a Coupe when you indicate do both left and right warning lamps illuminate together or do they work handed ? I'm not good nor am I an auto-electrician, however I think it depends on whether it's a 4a or a 4b. Mine is a 4b and has a 2-pin flasher unit. it's wired exactly the same as the 5 diagram ...
by David Tew
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Exhaust manifold fittings
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Exhaust manifold fittings

Coupe Racing wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Stainless cap head bolts for me
Works for me too. They are 5/16".
by David Tew
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lockheed clutch master cylinder operation
Replies: 34
Views: 1938

Lockheed clutch master cylinder operation

I had a similar problem with the brakes of our horsebox. The local commercial garage told me to wedge the pedal down to the floor overnight and said it would be OK in the morning .... and they were right! I presume it allows the system to bleed itself back through the master cylinder. Might be worth...
by David Tew
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dash vent problems
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Dash vent problems

Mine weren't glued on at all. They both clipped under the padded dash surround alhough the drivers-side also had a small pop-rivet on the inner edge.

I refitted them the same way (but without the pop-rivet) and added some strips of thin self-adhesive velcro as back-up.
by David Tew
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Upgrades Imminent
Replies: 28
Views: 889

Upgrades Imminent

Thanks Ian. Brilliant job.
Now ... :pint
by David Tew
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Reconditioning a Girling servo
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Reconditioning a Girling servo

Links please David - I’ve not seen anything under £65 (with leather seal) recently? Try HERE - £38. There are probably others. They come up quite often, sometimes even cheaper. It may not specify the Scimitar so you do need to check that it's a repair kit for a 5/8" bore 5.5" servo as many are for ...
by David Tew
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Reconditioning a Girling servo
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Reconditioning a Girling servo

I've rebuilt a couple using kits from Norton Servos. Unfortunately Paul Norton has shut up shop now but you can still find rebuild kits on fleabay for about £30-£40. If you do buy a kit ensure it comes with the large neoprene vacuum seal (a long length of neoprene rope) as some kits don't include it...
by David Tew
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: QRG parts books links
Replies: 8
Views: 231

QRG parts books links

David, if you could send me the QRG one, I should be most grateful. I shall pm you my internet address. Don't know why, but I have never used GW. I suppose it's because Nigel has always been able to supply what I want and he is nearer if I need to visit. I've emailed both to you. I also usually use...
by David Tew
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: QRG parts books links
Replies: 8
Views: 231

QRG parts books links

AntC wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:19 am
I have tried the links on the QRG site for the SE5 parts book without any luck. Is it just me?
Works OK for me. If you PM me your email address I'll send you a copy of both the QRG and GW PDFs. :wink:
by David Tew
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe dashboard differences
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Coupe dashboard differences

Mine (68 SE4B) is like the middle one with the ignition switch in the centre of the dash to the left.
by David Tew
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...
Replies: 474
Views: 76126

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

I think you'll find the gear runs in the same direction. The giveaway is the helical groove on the shaft which is designed to wind any excess oil on the shaft back into the gearbox. Both those shafts would run clockwise. The direction of the teeth depends on whether engagement is at the top or botto...
by David Tew
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering wheel splines or not!
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Steering wheel splines or not!

My 68 SE4B has a splined shaft from the factory. I suspect the change was made for compatibility on the introduction of the SE5.

It has the same splines as Herald/Spitfire/GT6. My Motolita was originally fitted to a GT6 and the boss fits the Coupe perfectly.

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