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by *JP*
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: gerry's 5A sold
Replies: 5
Views: 200

gerry's 5A sold

No idea how much he got for it - a earlier " gentleman" wanted him to drive it down to the south coast and if he liked it he said he would buy it - needless to say Gerry was not impressed with the "offer". Shame its left the NE but we expected that really as the money is not here. Amazing how cheek...
by *JP*
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Power steering rack
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Power steering rack

If it is leaking then best to do as Peter says.

I can confirm from experience that just fitting a seal kit is not effective,it needs all parts checking over and replacing as necessary by someone who knows exactly what they are doing.
by *JP*
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 40
Views: 1455

water in sump

philhoward wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Pressure gauge is post-filter so it means more oil is getting through. EFL90 for the win, as they say.
Thanks,I understand now.
by *JP*
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 40
Views: 1455

water in sump

rebel alliance wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Yep very good ....lots of talk on here about using the correct filter i just confirmed its all true 😊
Well,I'm happy for you...and no doubt someone will come along in due course to fully answer my question... :wink:
by *JP*
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 40
Views: 1455

water in sump

Well all back together and no water loss after 3 days running .so i'd say don't always assume its a head gasket, although in most cases it probably will be 😊. .just changed the oil filter as well for a proper Ford one.Oil pressure went from 20 psi to 50 psi on tickover WOW Is that a good thing? I'v...
by *JP*
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BBC Two: The Road to Saigon
Replies: 2
Views: 623

BBC Two: The Road to Saigon

Nice to see mainstream classic rallying getting some serious exposure on BBC. Tomorrow night, 9pm, BBC2: Facebook BBC clip link Edit - Oops sorry, it starts Sunday 19th August, 9pm :) Beware! From what I've read this is just another celeb so called reality show and actually mostly fiction :(
by *JP*
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What a plonker...
Replies: 12
Views: 969

What a plonker...

Thanks Jim. I've ordered one of the braided ones from Graham Walker. Do you think I'll be able to get to the back of the oil pressure gauge without dismantling the dashboard? Didn't mean to thank you,just pressed the wrong button!...but,in the absence of the experts I can tell you that you can get ...
by *JP*
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Raymond Mays Leaflet
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Raymond Mays Leaflet

Ironically twin SUs won’t be any significant power or driveability disadvantage due to firing order and scavenging (charge robbing). Triples look better though :D More forward thinking at the time might have resulted in a better cross flow head,as per the Lotus twin cam of the sixties...but history...
by *JP*
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Raymond Mays Leaflet
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Raymond Mays Leaflet

Virtually all the Mays conversions on Sabres use triple webers. Not sure about Zephyrs, and I noticed that the leaflet featured twin H4 SUs. I can't recall seeing a Mays head with triple SUs. Mine are twin HS6 1.75" SUs, so bit bigger than the MBGs etc. I've always assumed that happened to be what ...
by *JP*
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Raymond Mays Leaflet
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Raymond Mays Leaflet

Did all the Mays conversions use twin carbs or some triple?

With twin carbs would it have not been better to use bigger than 1.5"...which is the size used by the MGB,with a lot smaller and less powerful engine.
by *JP*
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Out and About with JOAN
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Out and About with JOAN

I think there is something very refreshing about seeing a 5 series GTE with tidy styling cues in a soft clean and subtle colour. I see JOAN very much as being brisk and tidy thing, which seems very in keeping with the driver. Agreed. More specifically...nice wheels,good lowered stance,front spoiler...
by *JP*
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1800ti For Sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2933

1800ti For Sale

reliant-reviver wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Strong money for a car without an MOT mind. But prices are certainly on the up. In part because supply has really thinned out in the last 5 years.

Well bought Mr Crosby!
Sorry,missed the bit about lack of MOT!
by *JP*
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1800ti For Sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2933

1800ti For Sale

Mikeincoleshill wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:03 pm
That sold quickly
But then a nice looking car.
Not surprised...because it looked more like a £3k+ car than a £2k one!
by *JP*
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ABS System for a 5A???
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

ABS System for a 5A???

Jaguar converted their drum braked cars to discs all round in the late 50s,XK150,3.4 mk1 saloon and mk viii large saloon,or was it mkix.

The rear 5A drums are the same as the much earlier Austin Cambridge/Morris Oxford IIRC...not exactly sporting icons :)
by *JP*
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ABS System for a 5A???
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

ABS System for a 5A???

Another thing to consider before looking at radical mods is the state of your rear drum brakes. It's easy to neglect these because the majority of the braking is done by the fronts,but maladjusted or faulty rears still reduce braking capability a lot and make it easier to lock up the fronts. A disc/...

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