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by philhoward
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Polishers' Corner
Topic: Tip of the day ?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Tip of the day ?

scimmy_man wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:15 pm
cheapskate :lol:
He does live between Yorkshire and Scotland - what did you expect? :lol:
by philhoward
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1106
Views: 80136

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

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by philhoward
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a callipers
Replies: 12
Views: 194

se5a callipers

Never had a Mondeo but I think so.
by philhoward
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Festival of the Unexceptional
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Festival of the Unexceptional

I see a previous winner was a Nissan Cherry Europe. I'm amazed that any still exist considering they were built in Italy by Alfa Romeo (i.e. Fiat) using recycled Russian steel. If ever a car was destined NOT to survive, that would be it. Also known as the Alfa Romeo Arna IIRC. Had a look on Wikiped...
by philhoward
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a callipers
Replies: 12
Views: 194

se5a callipers

rockhouse wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:34 am
the reason i ask is
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-mondeo- ... SwwAFa00Uo
they look similar 3 pot callipers
Those don't look like Mondeo ones to me - look like standard Scimitar (SE5-SE6)?
by philhoward
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Claim to fame
Replies: 36
Views: 1057

Claim to fame

I found a body.... I did university entrance exams for an American university and came in the top 2% for the USA. I was in my mustang and unwittingly outran the Military Police who were chasing me... I caused major bomb scare at a very large MOD site. Site closed, flights cancelled, Bomb squad call...
by philhoward
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Webster brakes - recognise them ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1046

Webster brakes - recognise them ?

They appear to be the same heritage as SE5-6 rear brakes with a sliding cylinder? In which case they have solid pipes. Firstly, they should only ever move a minute amount but that’s not an issue with the steel (or kunifer) lines which can take it :w
by philhoward
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Road Tax Help

1969SE5 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:17 pm
renewed mine on-line, straight forward no problem at all.
Tax or MoT exemption?
by philhoward
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: TI gearbox oil
Replies: 25
Views: 285

TI gearbox oil

reliant-reviver wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Just requires the sourcing of a Nissan / Datsun 720 pick up truck gear lever.
Slightly less common than an 1800Ti, I suspect..
by philhoward
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Road Tax Help

You need to change the taxation class from PLG to "Historic Vehicle" which I think is a case of filling out the relevant section of the V5C, and handing it in at the Post Office: https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles/apply-for-vehicle-tax-exemption They should be able to give you a free tax disc, sen...
by philhoward
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slight misfire from one exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Slight misfire from one exhaust

Seems to be something some cars suffer with - a slight "is it?" missfire from one bank. Valve clearances OK? Dizzy cap? There's some questionable ignition parts floating around nowadays, sadly - the joys of making parts from 50 year old tooling and getting small batches made by the lowest (only) bid...
by philhoward
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: petrol!
Replies: 14
Views: 512

petrol!

That looks like a Mocal one to me - like https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/flush-fitting-fuel-cap-95mm-diameter-lockable-cap3s - measure to be sure as they come in different sizes. Question is if the fuel has come through the seal on the outside or through the locking section (by guess is the lat...
by philhoward
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: petrol!
Replies: 14
Views: 512

petrol!

High resistance at the bottom of the tank, low at the top.
by philhoward
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: SST 1.4 on car and classic
Replies: 7
Views: 363

SST 1.4 on car and classic

Think it's been off the road a bit longer than 5 years..
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Oops - just spotted Geraint's comment above..
by philhoward
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: set of new pistons + 0.5
Replies: 3
Views: 119

set of new pistons + 0.5

Did my email explanation not answer your question, Eric? If the cylinder bores are excessively worn, then the normal procedure is to rebore them to the next oversize; these are usually in steps of .020" (inch) - which is almost exactly 0.5mm so you would find +0.5mm, +1.0mm and probably +1.5mm (0.02...

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