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by Mr Bridger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coil Position & HT Lead Length
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Coil Position & HT Lead Length

Ok! Rather than get a coil lead to fit the car, I could change the coil position to fit the lead. The thing I like about forums is access to an alternative approach to a problem! :lol: Particularly neat as I've never been in love with the idea of the coil being fixed just behind the fuel pump. Pete,...
by Mr Bridger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coil Position & HT Lead Length
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Coil Position & HT Lead Length

I need to replace the HT leads on my 5a and would like to use Magnecor leads. The only listing I can find that may be suitable is for an Essex powered Capri. Does anyone know if the ignition coil on the Capri is in the same position as the coil on a 5a?
by Mr Bridger
Sat May 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Shock Absorber Mounts
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Shock Absorber Mounts

Yes, the top of both of the front shocks have play, one significant play.
by Mr Bridger
Sat May 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Shock Absorber Mounts
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Shock Absorber Mounts

Thanks Mark. Looks like i might end up removing the bush and measuring the hole :roll:
by Mr Bridger
Fri May 03, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Shock Absorber Mounts
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Shock Absorber Mounts

Thanks. But the diameter is the same?
by Mr Bridger
Fri May 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Shock Absorber Mounts
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Shock Absorber Mounts

I've got Koni shocks on my 5a. Are the bushes the same size as standard bushes?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Crankshaft Oil Seal
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Essex Crankshaft Oil Seal

I thought so; thanks. I am talking about the front seal. Does the radiator need to come out as well?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Crankshaft Oil Seal
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Essex Crankshaft Oil Seal

Am I right in thinking that to do a thorough job with minimal risk of leaks afterwards, when replacing the crankshaft oil seal on a 5a the sump has to come off?
by Mr Bridger
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - SE5a Sill Trim
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Wanted - SE5a Sill Trim

Thanks Jim, that’s be great if you do have some.

You’re probably correct gtcse8, they could well be stainless. Whatever mine was made of it seems to be very well camouflaged as several trips up & down the verge proved fruitless!
by Mr Bridger
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - SE5a Sill Trim
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Wanted - SE5a Sill Trim

I was driving down the road today and the exterior ally trim that runs along the bottom edge of the sill fell off. Anyone got one they’d be willing to part with? By the way, further investigation shows that the pop rivets holding the trim on had significant corrosion and this was almost certainly th...
by Mr Bridger
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5/5a Rear Wiper Arm
Replies: 1
Views: 410

SE5/5a Rear Wiper Arm

I bought one from QRG a couple of years ago. Still in the original Reliant poly bag as well. The only thing is it’s matt black rather than stainless as original. I can’t remember how much it was, which means it couldn’t have been expensive.
by Mr Bridger
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Forums & Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Forums & Facebook

David Tew wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:17 am
:lol:

I also find it a strange waste of effort when people reply to a posted question by just saying, "I don't know" ........ never happens on this forum, of course. :wink:
That always baffles me as well. Almost as helpful as "I took mine to a garage for that".
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness

Thanks, shoes have now been changed. :)
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness

The workshop manual mentions a working thickness for the rear shoes of 2.54mm, is this referring to the minimum thickness? If not, what is the minimum thickness? If it is 2.54mm, it doesn’t seem to give much allowance for wear as the new thickness is only 4.7mm :-?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

I've read about ZDDP (or the lack of) in modern oils as well, but thought it only affected cam followers. Did you mean that Halfords oil is only suitable for engines after 1979 though Philip? Good thought though,I'll look into it further. Thing is, if it's effecting my engine it'll be effecting othe...

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