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by peter freeman
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Radiator cap, V6
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Radiator cap, V6

The 5 manual says 10psi so I would assume the Coupe will be the same ???
by peter freeman
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Radiator cap, V6
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Radiator cap, V6

Nothing quoted the handbook so went outside to see what is fitted to our Coupe. No psi figures on the cap but a number 9 on one of the cap "ears" so I assume its 9psi
by peter freeman
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Weather seized Essex
Replies: 52
Views: 2004

Weather seized Essex

Don't use any liquid in the window channels - WD40 and the like - use graphite powder. Liquid will make the matter worse.
by peter freeman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted alloy wheel centre caps
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Wanted alloy wheel centre caps

The original caps fill the complete centre area and cover the nuts - see MB centre - I also have SS covers to fit when not at shows etc - MB centre 2
by peter freeman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted alloy wheel centre caps
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Wanted alloy wheel centre caps

Club traders - even have Stainless Steel available
by peter freeman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering Notchy on LH side
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Steering Notchy on LH side

Trunnion or vertical link or both
by peter freeman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Dashboard Top
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Dashboard Top

I took the top off ( four bolts and a couple of screws ) and recovered my top with leatherette - use a couple of G clamps and wood to spread the area and good glue - not difficult apart from the tighter bits ( at the centre ) which needed super glue
by peter freeman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: vertical link
Replies: 18
Views: 723

vertical link

I should have said I will be changing the other side come spring - as a friend reminded me I have no idea what may have happened to the car prior to me buying it 8 years and 17,000 miles ago and the car now has 308,200 on the clock.
by peter freeman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: vertical link
Replies: 18
Views: 723

vertical link

I will be having a close look at the other side come the spring
by peter freeman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: vertical link
Replies: 18
Views: 723

vertical link

Not hit anything - apart from the "normal" road surfaces. No sign of corrosion on the surfaces having done 308,000 miles its been well used. I still rather think it has to have been a flaw in the casting.
by peter freeman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.

When you have both valves shut ( can be checked with the rocker cover off ) and the piston at TDC on cly1 then the rotor should be at the dizzy output you connect to No1. Does not really mater which output you use on the DIzzy cap as long as the next lead connects to 4 the next 2 - then 5 then 3 the...
by peter freeman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.

Did you check that with it in the engine or just in your hand and have to got the points gap correct. Also worth checking that the rotor is not bent giving you different gaps at different angles - been there had that.
by peter freeman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: vertical link
Replies: 18
Views: 723

vertical link

Strengthened brackets already fitted Mark. New suspension fitted and the car moved on to the drive off the road. Now if I could only remember where I put the wheel nuts for safety - had two in a drawer and pinched one from the back wheel to move it off the road. New trunnion also fitted - I had a co...
by peter freeman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: vertical link
Replies: 18
Views: 723

vertical link

OK got it all apart - the sub axle came out without too much effort just waiting for the new link to arrive - its cold out there though. Any metallurgists in the club ? is this do you think a stress fracture or as I suspect a fault with the casting. Trunnion was a little tight but I have had worse a...
by peter freeman
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: vertical link
Replies: 18
Views: 723

vertical link

All I can think without knowing until I get it off is that the top ball joint has seized. and the power steering has made it hard to feel.

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