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by piman
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5358
Views: 308666

Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Hello Oxymoron,

very few classic ones though I would assume?

Alec
by piman
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Converting alloy wheels to split rims
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Converting alloy wheels to split rims

Hello CNHSS1, largely because most aftermarket wheels are made for appearance and durability not performance. I'm still not convinced that they are better than a properly designed lightweight wheel. The idea of a spinning at the clamping point worries me unless substantial clamping rings are used, a...
by piman
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Converting alloy wheels to split rims
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Converting alloy wheels to split rims

Hello Roy, my simple question is why? I can understand why a wheel maker might wish to produce split rims to reduce the number of dies necessary to give the range of offsets and rim width. Balanced against a conventional one piece wheel they are heavier (surely the point of Aluminium or better, Magn...
by piman
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Electric Fan
Replies: 9
Views: 2302

Re: Electric Fan

Hello Old and Slow, the Kenlowe thermo switch is rated at 30Amps, just for information. There seems to be a view that a fan behind the radiator is more efficient as it is out of the air flow; not a view I agree with as any air cooled heat exchanger has to have a clear outflow as well as inflow so th...
by piman
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter connections
Replies: 11
Views: 1277

Re: Starter connections

Helo Terry,

a red/white (or more correctly should be a white/red) near the starter is the solenoid activation feed from the ignition switch start position, but you say yours starts? It could be the white/orange that feeds the coil to bypass the ballst resistor when cranking?

Alec
by piman
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Coil / starting issues
Replies: 44
Views: 4075

Re: Coil / starting issues

Hello Stephen,

in my experience modern batteries last far longer than they used to, in the sixties two or three years life was common. Maintenance free batteries probably has something to do with that. Either it's been maltreated or you were very unlucky.

Alec
by piman
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Coil / starting issues
Replies: 44
Views: 4075

Re: Coil / starting issues

Hello Will, "ballasted ignition is 12 volt when cranking the lower figure is when running" That's not strictly true, it actually should read whatever the battery voltage droops to when cranking, 9 volts was mentioned somewhere in this instance. if the feed from the starter solenoid is missing it wou...
by piman
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ammeter reading
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: Ammeter reading

Hello all, an ammeter is likely to be more noticed in the event of some malfunction due to the swing of the needle, as mentioned earlier and the voltmeter is generally dampted so is less immediate in giving a warning. Personally I prefer an ammeter although I wouldn't replace a voltmeter with one. R...
by piman
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Making up electric window sub-loom, advice needed please
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Making up electric window sub-loom, advice needed please

Hello Littlestwoo, I've had good service from these people, http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/section.php/198/1/single-core-pvc-thin-wall-cable There is a lot of useful information on their web site, such as the page I have shown which gives the size against current draw. You can order the corre...
by piman
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine oil overfilled
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Engine oil overfilled

Hello Peter,

10mm doesn't sound very much. It used to be common practice in the sixties for saloon car racers to overfill the sump to avoid oil surge from uncovering the oil pump suction pipe. Personally I wouldn't worry.

Alec
by piman
Thu May 05, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch seized.
Replies: 22
Views: 2734

Re: Clutch seized.

Hello Ollie,

The other thing you can do is to disconnect the slave cylinder and by clamping a pair of Mole grips onto the clutch lever try and manually move it, it should move smoothly without too much effort.

Alec
by piman
Thu May 05, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch seized.
Replies: 22
Views: 2734

Re: Clutch seized.

Hello Ollie,

I would undo the bleed nipple a couple of turn and try again, if the pedal is now free then it is upstream from the slave cylinder. Possibly the slave cylinder has seized?

Alec
by piman
Wed May 04, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch seized.
Replies: 22
Views: 2734

Re: Clutch seized.

Hello Ollie, the clutch throw should be normal, because the clutch is actually being operated correctly, the problem is the centre plate is stuck to the flywheel. To free it needs to be put under load but if the clutch mechanism is not operating correctly then that method will not work as the proble...
by piman
Tue May 03, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch seized.
Replies: 22
Views: 2734

Re: Clutch seized.

Hello Matt,

in your original post your refer to the travel of the slave cylinder, how much travel do you have? I would expect around 3/8" to 1/2"?

Alec
by piman
Mon May 02, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch seized.
Replies: 22
Views: 2734

Re: Clutch seized.

Hello all, I disagree, it is putting no more strain on the drive train than normal driving, if anything it is less than a lot of us do in spirited driving. I used to work abroad for long periods of time and occasionally I had to deal with a stuck clutch. In practice it is quite easy to do and takes ...

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