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by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: LED bulbs for dash panel instruments
Replies: 32
Views: 725

LED bulbs for dash panel instruments

Surely, if all you're doing is replacing the bulbs, there's no need to take out the switches? All you need to do is remove the bulb-holder from the back of the switch, change the bulb, then replace the bulb-holder back onto the switch. Removing the switch from the dash won't help, as you'll have to ...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Woolfrace wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Woolfrace wheels

I've never measured one, so I don't know the answer, but I presume they would need to be a clearance fit on the shank of the sleeve nuts? As an aside, I believe Triumphs use 7/16 UNF wheel studs, as opposed to our 1/2 UNF, so I'd hazard a guess that ones fitted to a Triumph might have different size...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Doors & Quarterlights...
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Doors & Quarterlights...

The plastic sheet on the bottom of the door glass is a relatively late idea which AFAIK only came in on the later Se6as - the mulberry car has it. It does seem to help in keeping the water off things like electric window motors, speakers, etc. :) (incidentally, both the Se5 & Se5a parts lists appear...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Insurance again!
Replies: 43
Views: 2004

Insurance again!

Indeed, a perfectly valid point - my note was simply general advice for the assistance of everybody reading this whole thread, and not targeted at anyone in particular.... :)
by Roger Pennington
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Insurance again!
Replies: 43
Views: 2004

Insurance again!

Also worth remembering that buying insurance is not like buying a ton of sand. There are all kinds of things to consider - agreed value, admin charges, mileage restrictions, usage restrictions, garaging/parking requirements, attitude to modifications, whether you will be able to buy-back the salvage...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trunnion Repair Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Trunnion Repair Kit

I've just checked with my kit, and the top hat does clear the O-ring. (well, it's a fairly close fit, as it needs to seal, but you can push it in without problems) My photo shows the cupped washer with the top hat and o-ring inside, ready for the large flat washer to fit on top. In fact the seal on ...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Is this definitely an SE5 Chassis?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Is this definitely an SE5 Chassis?

Agree with all the preceding points, and the anti-roll bar drop links are 6-series too.
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex on LPG and Throttle Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Essex on LPG and Throttle Bodies

He said "flow" not "flower"....... :lol:
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: se6 chassis and build progress.
Replies: 272
Views: 12766

se6 chassis and build progress.

AFAIK replacement master cylinders always come with switches fitted, so I wouldn't have thought that would normally be of any concern? It would only matter if you wanted to change the switch for some reason? I have a feeling the plug connection has changed over time, it's probably easier to change t...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: se6 chassis and build progress.
Replies: 272
Views: 12766

se6 chassis and build progress.

Fluid failure doesn't measure the fluid in the reservoir. The way it works is that there is a small shuttle piston alongside the main piston in the master cylinder. It's a dual-circuit system, and one circuit bears on each side of the shuttle piston. As long as both circuits are intact, there's an e...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 910
Views: 51514

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

A couple from last Saturday

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by Roger Pennington
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: se6 chassis and build progress.
Replies: 272
Views: 12766

se6 chassis and build progress.

Also may be worth noting that there isn't in fact a specific "handbrake warning" as such. The two red lights at the bottom of the cluster are for brake pad wear and hydraulic fluid failure. When the handbrake is operated, it shorts out those two circuits to switch on the lights and prove that the wa...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: weird
Replies: 12
Views: 261

weird

Yes, same down here - very dark and very orange - this BBC story seems to refer to it
by Roger Pennington
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Se6a Rev Counter
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Se6a Rev Counter

Well done, at least if it's on the road, it gives you an incentive to fix things! :)
by Roger Pennington
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 175
Views: 4350

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Did Reliant (or Middlebridge) make looms? Pretty sure one of my SS1 looms had a third party makers name on a label. I wouldn’t change any Middlebridge info based on an aftermarket engine conversion either. The mulberry car had a card tag tied onto the loom behind the dash, and on one side of the ta...

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