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by gtcse8
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Middlebridge suspension

I believe it had a rather unhealthy appetite for suspension bushes and was “ put on hold “. Correct, I have done quite a lot of work on the mounting bushes on "shocks" fitted to Scimitars and MB`s. :idea: The original Bilstein shocks have dried up now, and the mounting bushes are very rare. I have ...
by gtcse8
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...
Replies: 491
Views: 78600

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

I would assume the rigdged finish would increase the surface area No it won`t :o it cant as the lines are NOT concentric. :idea: The lines you can see are the turning tool nose grooves, they will act like a file in removing the plate material if the clutch is slipped regularly. The start of the gro...
by gtcse8
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...
Replies: 491
Views: 78600

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

There are a few different covers produced, the larger type such as yours is a HD unit and will work with the Cosworth driven plate which has the HD springs and extra buffer springs in the centre. The 70`s 3.1RS Crapi with the 200+ bhp Essex used a HD cover and plate, the Cosworth just copied it. I`m...
by gtcse8
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...
Replies: 491
Views: 78600

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

You do need a metric flywheel though Only if you can`t source an early cover with the Imperial PCD, which I`m having refurbished as we speak. Three sets on the turnover as I type :wink: Roy that driven plate looks remarkably like the LowLift type I have, with the secondary springs fitted to the cen...
by gtcse8
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...
Replies: 491
Views: 78600

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

Correct Roy In fact I have a few NOS Genuine Ford plates from the Cosworth & XR4i, they are known as LowLift plates because the clutch action on the very heavy duty type of cover used only need a tiny bit of release movement. Clutch release bearings are a bit bigger/stronger/heavy duty too, but they...
by gtcse8
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...
Replies: 491
Views: 78600

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

The friction plate has additional springs, 6 vs 4 on a standard one. Every one of my New plates has 6 springs??. :shock: IMG_20190317_112609.jpg I would have thought that the cover diaphragm, the cast iron centre, should have been ground or polished at least, those turning grooves will wear the pla...
by gtcse8
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: What discs are these?
Replies: 37
Views: 952

What discs are these?

Corky wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Mark, do the Rover discs literally bolt straight on? If so what’s the OD?
Standard Rover discs are 240 off the shelf, PM sent
by gtcse8
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Zeus the Se5a
Replies: 58
Views: 4919

Zeus the Se5a

There are a few different manufacturers of gaskets, and as such a few different thicknesses.
by gtcse8
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 chassis repair just arrived
Replies: 35
Views: 1878

SE5 chassis repair just arrived

AJL Electronics wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:42 pm
I couldn’t do any more because the helmet batteries went flat on me
Get a Solar powered lid Andy, the Arc recharges it up, had mine 20ys and has never let me down.
by gtcse8
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: What discs are these?
Replies: 37
Views: 952

What discs are these?

Not at home till the morning Steve, will get the stats then for you. The bolt PCD is exactly the same as Scimitar, the OD needs reducing to fit the Lockheed calipers, a lip needs removing and the bore opening a bit. About an hours machining and they bolt straight on. Got plenty in stock if you need ...
by gtcse8
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: What discs are these?
Replies: 37
Views: 952

What discs are these?

Off the shelf Rover discs I use, no buggering about drilling holes or skimming anything off the braking faces.
by gtcse8
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 oil filler cap
Replies: 13
Views: 4548

Essex V6 oil filler cap

Don`t need a take off pipe, unless you have the Alloy covers that don`t have the re breather take off fitted.
The standard cap vents to atmosphere and the re-circulatory circuit breathes through the base of the carb.
Mark
by gtcse8
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: What discs are these?
Replies: 37
Views: 952

What discs are these?

hermeticist wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:56 pm
, I thought they were Metro ventilated..
Metro vented will never fit an SS1/T hub without a LOT of work.

Popular conversion now is a Rover Montego/Maestro disc as the bolt PCD is exactly the same so no more drilling extra holes, nor skimming the back of the disc to get it into the calipers.
by gtcse8
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Std camshaft Spec
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Std camshaft Spec

Camshafts are interchangeable, it`s only the Cologne that used Two different sizes.
by gtcse8
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Std camshaft Spec
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Std camshaft Spec

Give us a clue on which engine please :roll:

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