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by GavinR
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Relay bracket source anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Relay bracket source anyone?

I used one of these when rewiring my Se5a
http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/p ... -relay-box

Or you can buy individual ones that lock together (as AJL says)
http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/p ... lay-socket
by GavinR
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel hose
Replies: 32
Views: 2397

Fuel hose

I think it's currently 5% for standard (95) fuel - going up to 10% at some point, I gather. Not all "Super" has Ethanol - or didn't last time I looked but as you get 97, 98 and 99RON Super Unleaded you can see it's all the same stuff :roll: Shell V-Power I've noticed now has E5 stickers on the pump...
by GavinR
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1419
Views: 151504

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

I liked the plate on this Gilbern Invader competing at Wiscombe Park Hillclimb today
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by GavinR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carcoon
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Carcoon

Mine used 2 x 12v computer fans - I assume they use similar in the current models It didn't matter if it was inflating or just keeping it inflated - there was nothing clever about the power supply unit, it just ran the 2 fans permanently If the fans are 2w each, then 2p per day seems about right Tha...
by GavinR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carcoon
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Carcoon

I bought a Carcoon in winter 2000 - I'd just moved to West Wales and had a car in an open barn and clouds / mist would drift through the barn making everything wet (the house was near the top of an 1100ft hill) It was the equivalent of their Evo model and worked very well for the 6 years I lived the...
by GavinR
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5541
Views: 394250

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

I was just about to leave Tesco's at lunchtime when this burbled past
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by GavinR
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 25
Views: 1758

My Reliant two-wheeler

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/253784486258?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=253784486258&targetid=595627856073&device=m&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006886&poi=&campaignid=1880880938&mkgroupid=71898403884&rlsatarget=aud-739442098245:pla-595627856073&abcId=1140496&merchantid=1017...
by GavinR
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 269
Views: 43450

GavinR's Se5a Project

St Wilfrids Classic Rally - 11th August 2019 Run by Ripon Motor Club in North Yorkshire, this was the 4th time Carrie and I had competed. The route was similar to last year with regularities North and East of Ripon and over the Yorkshire Moors together with Tests on grass and in a couple of forests...
by GavinR
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trackrod end query
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Trackrod end query

scimjim wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:21 pm
9/16” UNF I think?
Yes, that's correct for an SE5a
by GavinR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Petrol tank
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Petrol tank

Off topic, my first van was an 1987 ex Police Sherpa V8 - two rows of seats and the rear kitted out with racks for tyres, spares and tools
Two Stromberg carbs, a manual gearbox and a 120 litre tank - fully loaded it could tow my rally car at whatever speed you wanted to and would do 15mpg :)
by GavinR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

KVL SE5 Project

My next job was to drain the radiator and remove the hoses - even though the expansion tank had some water in it, all the hoses crunched when squeezed :shock: A lot of "water" came out of the system, but it didn't smell like any antifreeze I had come across before, and wasn't blue either Most of the...
by GavinR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: suspension issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

suspension issues

The spring may be the same length under full car loading, but raising the spring seat on an adjustable seat damper can result in the spring being preloaded (precompressed) when the wheels are off the ground and the damper is at full extension This increases the ride height as the weight of the car h...
by GavinR
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

Yes - last year all the Tests were at Thorpe Abbotts, 3 layouts done 3 times and we prefer some variety!
by GavinR
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

Well done Chris and Brendan, good write up and I'm glad to see the organisers managed to secure some other Test venues for this year's event :)
by GavinR
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

KVL SE5 Project

Thanks Jim - I'll make both sides match So after a couple of evenings of hammering in all directions, the slave cylinder came out in various pieces! The sockets and threaded rod were to extract the remains from the bellhousing http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2013/11/201908042147120228520190721_192740...

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