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by JoeySully
Thu May 23, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

i do have adjustable seats but I'm unsure if they are 2.5" or 2.25". i will whip them off next week and double check before ordering new springs.
For normal road use what spring length do folk use ?
by JoeySully
Thu May 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

Thanks for the replies. I believe the ones i have are uprated. But probably 12 years old now. I will have to get them off and check which collets are fitted. The 2.5 spring will fit over 2.25 i guess. Im pretty sure i asked for standard ones. Would it be very obvious if a 2.5 was fitted to 2.25 coll...
by JoeySully
Thu May 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: TSM - Bringing it back.... slowly
Replies: 8
Views: 728

TSM - Bringing it back.... slowly

I think you can leave the front bumper. you will need to remove parts 12/14/17 you may be able to leave part 14 especially if you are not removing the radiator/hoses but you will have to remove bolts 19 and 18 and bolts that attach 12 to 14. you can access 18 without removing the headlights but you ...
by JoeySully
Thu May 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

Hi all I seem to have one saggy front spring on my se6a and need to replace both. I have relatively new Spax on standard springs. what is my best option for replacements ? I think the spax from GW take 2.25 and 2.5"? what difference does it make to use one over the other ? why do some use helper spr...
by JoeySully
Thu May 23, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ANTI ROLL BAR MOUNTING BRACKET
Replies: 4
Views: 120

ANTI ROLL BAR MOUNTING BRACKET

did you try to remove the lower shock absorber bracket without removing the shock absorber with it ? I think it is possible on one side and yes it is very tight. The workshop manual recommends removing the bottom bracket with the shock absorber attached.
by JoeySully
Thu May 23, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTC front suspension vertical links
Replies: 4
Views: 103

GTC front suspension vertical links

I purchased a wheel bearing that came with the thicker felt oil seal. It made the diske sit out further than it should and i had to revert to the old ones. Bearing were the same. Im not sure if there were different ones but i do recall a thread on this topic before. They may off something other than...
by JoeySully
Thu May 23, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTC front suspension vertical links
Replies: 4
Views: 103

GTC front suspension vertical links

The casting nubmer are the same on all of them. The thread for the trunnion makes tgem handed. I good way to check if they are not bent is to fit them to a trrunnion and rotate left and right with the handle of a socket wrench in the top ball joint hole. While rotating there should be no movement of...
by JoeySully
Wed May 22, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Nyloc and castelated nuts on front suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Nyloc and castelated nuts on front suspension

you seem to be doing the same jobs as me at the moment Dennis. I presume it has something to do with torquing. The upper ball joint does not have nylock nuts which is different to all other nuts of that size on the front suspension. they do have a spring washer. they may have been used for the upper...
by JoeySully
Wed May 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ANTI ROLL BAR MOUNTING BRACKET
Replies: 4
Views: 120

ANTI ROLL BAR MOUNTING BRACKET

yes it is standard AFAIK.

you can cut the corner of the shock absorber bracket to help access to the bolt for the droplink.
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by JoeySully
Tue May 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 Cooling discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4560

Essex V6 Cooling discussion

I have experienced overheating issues for years(se6a). I had always had issues with one component or another, leaking clogged rad, leaking hoses, leaking thermostat housing, dodgy rad cap, the list goes on. Eventually I found that the head gasket had failed and replaced them along with Rad\silicone ...
by JoeySully
Fri May 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC lower wishbones
Replies: 9
Views: 229

GTC lower wishbones

I recently fitted lower wishbones from a early manual se6 to a late PAS se6a. the only difference I could find between the wishbone arms was that the early ones had a extra hole that is unused with plastic bung to stop it filling with dirt.. The later ones did not have this hole drilled out. Car is ...
by JoeySully
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 303
Views: 30257

Spegru SE6a

spegru wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Is removing the heat box straight forward now the instrument panels are out?
Yes

http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... er#p308149
by JoeySully
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Two Coupes for sale in Cork
Replies: 16
Views: 1346

Two Coupes for sale in Cork

https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for ... r/21465996

not much detail in the add about what year they are one stripped and waiting to be restored.

I wonder would she kill me if I brought them home :lol:
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by JoeySully
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alloy Timing Wheel fitted
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Alloy Timing Wheel fitted

I had heard people say the timing wheel made an awful racket so when i started mine and heard this



this is the sound of the manual pump rubbing on the timing gear
by JoeySully
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: lower whisbone arm SE6A
Replies: 9
Views: 614

lower whisbone arm SE6A

you can use something like this to clean it out. will be good as new. I would also go for rubber bushes for the bottom.

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