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by philhoward
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Flat spot at 2500 RPM
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Flat spot at 2500 RPM

In that case, look at the distributor; check the vacuum advance is working and the baseplate is free to move (against the springs) for the mechanical advance.
by philhoward
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Flat spot at 2500 RPM
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Flat spot at 2500 RPM

That's about the transition from the end of the idle jet circuit onto the main jet circuit so I'm with Peter - carb would be my first suggestion. Probably some dried-up muck in there (likely if it's been off the road for that long)? Carb rebuild kits aren't expensive and it's a relatively easy job.
by philhoward
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front bumper and glass fibre moulding SE6B
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Front bumper and glass fibre moulding SE6B

73 and 83 are SS1 colours, so not applicable for a 6b.
by philhoward
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front bumper and glass fibre moulding SE6B
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Front bumper and glass fibre moulding SE6B

Should be part of the VIN number - two numbers before the build month (two letters in the middle). If it’s 99, then it’s a special order though.
by philhoward
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 164
Views: 12796

SE5A Project - Swindon

If the stud/bolt simply won't relent, I'd firstly try (when it's drilled to the right size) re-tapping the thread. If that doesn't succeed, then a helicoil.
by philhoward
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Which colour looks best?

Same car, different lighting:
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by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery Reliant
Replies: 29
Views: 764

Mystery Reliant

Wonder if I could fit it to the generator in my RV....
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery Reliant
Replies: 29
Views: 764

Mystery Reliant

Cipher? Fox? Any more and I’m out of ideas.
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery Reliant
Replies: 29
Views: 764

Mystery Reliant

Ant? I’m guessing 3 wheels as I’m sure there’s more engine bay space on the 4 wheelers
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery Reliant
Replies: 29
Views: 764

Mystery Reliant

Red top engine, so a Robin 850 or a Rialto 1?
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chrome Lucas dash warning light cluster
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Chrome Lucas dash warning light cluster

It's just the Bezel - chances are if you get some thinners on the original, the black paint might come off... Other than that. they're most Triumphs of the 70's and possibly the bezels are available on their own: http://www.autoelectricalspares.co.uk/bezels-glass--seals-for-smiths--lucas--jaeger-gau...
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Which colour looks best?

I recall a Nissan colour very similar used on the 80's Bluebird (and Sunny I think) - tenuous Scimitar link as well given the partial engine donor for the 1800Ti?

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by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Leicestershire
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Greetings from Leicestershire

Welcome, John :D

Looks like a good base for a rolling restoration.
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Another Newbie

Green is probably the gel coat of the fibreglass?

Welcome, by the way! :D
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Engine lifting

Chains/straps around the middle ports on the cast manifolds works (although can put a bit of a twist on it) - but that doesn't help if you have tubular manifolds as they are too big to come out whilst still attached to the engine :D I think I've also removed an engine (without gearbox) with a chain ...

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