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by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 30
Views: 1053

MOT exemption

It's probably worth reflecting on the statistic that came up in the "Government Response to the Consultation" document. Pre-60 cars have already been MOT exempt for something like 5 years (I think). How many are being presented for voluntary MOTs? Six percent. Yes that's what it said, and I don't se...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 327
Views: 28597

Manny's SS1 1600

Alan SS1 wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:05 pm
PS I've not investiagted how much if any water is in the tank after 25+years, probably get a fear if I did?
Mine had loads - it's over a decade now since I changed it, so I can't remember exactly, but it was between 2 and 4 litres - no wonder I had running issues! :shock:
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: LED headlights?
Replies: 26
Views: 1847

LED headlights?

Merged - So it's worth re-reading from the beginning :)
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 30
Views: 1053

MOT exemption

Recently DVLA stopped changing the year of manufacture field and insisted that the date of registration is now the qualifying date (they haven’t changed their terminology on INF pages though). So if it was registered before 7 Jan 1980 or you have the correct build date on the V5, it can be changed ...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 30
Views: 1053

MOT exemption

Recently DVLA stopped changing the year of manufacture field and insisted that the date of registration is now the qualifying date (they haven’t changed their terminology on INF pages though). So if it was registered before 7 Jan 1980 or you have the correct build date on the V5, it can be changed ...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for a project SS1
Replies: 33
Views: 874

Looking for a project SS1

Bear in mind that, with the exception of the engine, gearbox, and instrument cluster, they are all the identical car mechanically, so don't think that the Ti is a vastly superior car in all respects - the thing you're buying with the Ti is just faster acceleration. Handling and roadholding are the s...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood 6 October 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Goodwood 6 October 2018

Well held, Nick!

Sorry I wasn't able to be there to see you in action, but I had a prior commitment to a classic car run to Brooklands with Southern Classics - and that was wet too :roll:
by Roger Pennington
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe boot lock
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Coupe boot lock

by Roger Pennington
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Positive pressure in GTC fuel tank
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Positive pressure in GTC fuel tank

Surely the roll-over vent will be normally be closed and normally opens only to let air in No, a roll-over vent allows gentle flow in both directions, to allow the tank to "breathe" . It also allows more vigorous flow inwards, to allow for the consumption of petrol while driving. But in the event o...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: GTC Vert Soleil
Replies: 718
Views: 55512

GTC Vert Soleil

Chris, here's a photo of one dismantled, to show what I'm referring to. You can see how the central cone screws in or out, pushing the two opposing wedges apart (or allowing them to move together), thus moving the brake shoes either together or apart, and adjusting the brakes. Brake Adjuster 2018 -....
by Roger Pennington
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Irish Se6 restoration.
Replies: 55
Views: 7797

Irish Se6 restoration.

The Middlebridge type (fitted to the later cars) is one example (is there just a *tiny* possibility that GW might have any of them left after the sell-off????), the other commercial possibility is the Will Sparrow bumpers - see here . Anything else will I think probably be a DIY job? See Lozzz's pro...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 250
Views: 18054

Spegru SE6a

Actually, there may be three types, because the early round type (in the first diagram on the previous page) and the later round type (in the second diagram in the previous page) have different part numbers (perhaps the reason for the change of brackets?). My late '78 and early '79 Se6as both have t...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 972

New member from Plymouth

Incidentally, the tube in your second picture, looks like the drain to take water away from the rear quarterlight seals, if any leaks in. It should go out through a hole in the sill, so that it drips onto the ground. If it's been in the position shown, it will have been dripping onto the rollbar mou...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 972

New member from Plymouth

Have a look at this thread here and the same thread a few pages on here for an indication of how to do the bottom of the hoop. I'm not sure how accessible it is further up?
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Positive pressure in GTC fuel tank
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Positive pressure in GTC fuel tank

Surely, the fuel return can't possibly return more fuel than has already been removed (if it is, then patent it quickly, you could make your fortune!) - so it shouldn't cause any increase in the tank pressure? (i.e. with the engine running, there is always going to be a net reduction in tank content...

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