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by philhoward
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF my first sprint car
Replies: 540
Views: 20611

G130 YCF my first sprint car

If you need larger rear cylinders to balance things out, I've managed to quickly find the following Girling part numbers:

17.5mm - 5003189
19mm - 5004195
20.6mm - 5005193
22.2mm - 5006241
by philhoward
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF my first sprint car
Replies: 540
Views: 20611

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Sierra Estate rings a bell?
by philhoward
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 130
Views: 4134

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Pretty sure it's a flip front.
by philhoward
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 130
Views: 4134

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

That's actually a Westfield SEight underneath.
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by philhoward
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Which oil for LH overdrive gearbox?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Which oil for LH overdrive gearbox?

I think that the internal pressures might be different in the overdrive between an MGB and a Scimitar (I was trying to find this out for another reason) but the oil requirement is set by the gearbox, not the overdrive and the Ford gearbox uses EP80, so that’s what the overdrive uses. I’m not sure 20...
by philhoward
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 20psi coolant pressure?
Replies: 5
Views: 272

20psi coolant pressure?

I ran the cooling system on my 5a at 20psi (1.4 bar) - original type radiator, all new hoses and a Vauxhall X30XE V6 engine and it was fine. I did (as a test) run the cooling system up to 135 degrees with no boiling or venting obvious. My thinking was that the Omega that the engine came from ran a 1...
by philhoward
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC #146
Replies: 5
Views: 170

GTC #146

True - can't say full (12 months) when there's only 8 months left..
by philhoward
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6B IGNITION WARNING LIGHT
Replies: 3
Views: 101

6B IGNITION WARNING LIGHT

ONE POINT OF INTEREST WAS I TRIED CONNECTING THE TERMINALS TO THE ALTERNATOR WITHOUT THE BLOCK AND FOUND THE LIGHT CAME ON WITHOUT THE IGNITION BEING SWITCHED ON, THEN IT WENT OUT WHEN I STARTED THE ENGINE. That suggests the block is worn and not allowing correct connection of the terminals into th...
by philhoward
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC #146
Replies: 5
Views: 170

GTC #146

scimmy_man wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:05 pm
I dont understand
full MOT to June 2019.
As opposed to a daytime MoT?
by philhoward
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dash leds...
Replies: 54
Views: 3117

Dash leds...

Pretty sure it’s a 2.2W bulb for alternator sensing. You might get away with a slightly higher resistance but might run into issues with it not switching to charging mode until you get a few more revs on the dial. Don’t forget it only consumes power for a short while ( between turning on the ignitio...
by philhoward
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dash leds...
Replies: 54
Views: 3117

Dash leds...

I think you need a 68 Ohm 2W resistor in parallel with the LED from memory?
by philhoward
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SS1 seized engine update
Replies: 8
Views: 305

SS1 seized engine update

For a lean burn setup you need the matching set of head and bottom end - so one from a Mk4 or possibly a Mk5 Escort (non-injection) if going out on the open market.
by philhoward
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SSI seized engine
Replies: 16
Views: 532

SSI seized engine

Circlip out - yes.

Correct way - circlip pliers (from memory, angled ones but can't remember is you need 45 or 90 degree ones)
"Forgot the circlip pliers way" - small screwdriver, bradawl, skinned knuckles and bloody mindless abuse.
by philhoward
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 42
Views: 2085

MOT exemption

Should just be a V112 needs filling in? No sending off necessary - allegedly.
by philhoward
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Removing SE6a/b Front and Rear Bumpers
Replies: 17
Views: 5548

Removing SE6a/b Front and Rear Bumpers

Apologies to bring up an old thread however I am looking at removing the bumpers on my SE6a as a winter job. Unfortunately I can't seem to see the original pictures that Murgers has uploaded.... the narrative is very helpful however we all know that a picture paints a thousand words! Is there anywa...

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