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by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How vital is the air dam?
Replies: 7
Views: 347

How vital is the air dam?

I'm prompted to post by the picture the latest Slice showing that Nigel Vaughan had added an air dam to his very nice SE5. The air dam on my GTC has been a real pain over the 10 years I have had it, new suspension and tyres haven't raised it enough to stop it grounding on any abandoned matchstick n...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 1894

Propshaft Query

Select a suitable size bolt and drill it out hollow. Tap the breather hole with the bolt thread and screw bolt into hole and fix with Locktite or araldite etc. it in place. Cut off the hex head. Select the correct internal diameter plastic tubing to push over the bolt and clamp in place. Lead the pl...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Scimitar GTC Sun Visors
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Scimitar GTC Sun Visors

I can't find either MG PARTS WORLD or the ebay shop. Please any reference to get me there.....ebay item number?
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Way too low
Replies: 31
Views: 1690

Way too low

Now I'm no expert and am standing by to be shot down but... Is it not more likely that the dampers are wrong. The spring looks over compressed to me, which is causing the curve. CURVED SPRING.....this is caused by the spring being more compressed on the concave side. 2 posibilities for that:- 1. Th...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 841

TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC

Thanks all but on a temp gauge that still does not explain which one to adjust, for example when using the voltage input to see where pointer goes. What have people used to seal the holes again after......one little cork disc just shattered and the other I have "glued back in place with a tiny amoun...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 841

TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC

Yes very crude movement of slots.I put one smalish screwdriver in the slot and used another to leaver it across using the terminal post as a pivot point. Have set pointer to just over the 90 with lazar thermometer reading sensor housing at about 91 -93. Fan on at about 96 and off at about 95 when po...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 841

TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC

The article in the WIKI about the water temperature gauge refers to the E and F slotted plates for adjusting. But it does not seem to tell you which one adjusts what and in which order you adjust them.
So which one do you adjust when calibrating and why?

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 841

TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC

I didn't ask. Now fitted the new one and gauge reading but too high so some calibrating to do. The one that came out did so only after a bit of a struggle. Unscrewed to what must have been end of thread then stoped and I sprayed with an anticorrosion/freeing fluid then much gentle wiggeling and a fe...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trackrod end query
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Trackrod end query

Many thanks for the quick reply. I will order a die tonight. Many thanks for the quick reply. I will order a die tonight. Workshop manual says for both power and manual steering "track rod to outer ball socket nut locking M14 55-60 lbft". M14 2.0mm pitch. Both nut and ball joint flats take a 22mm s...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 841

TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC

I have the same trouble, even after trying two other ex-Essex sensors that gave good readings in the Essexes. Hard to think that the top of a Cologne is any cooler than an Essex! Incidentally when I take the sensor out of the Cologne engine there's no coolant comes out! (Yes I poked it with a screw...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 1894

Propshaft Query

The bearing in the belt tensioning pulley can make a noise when worn...varies with engine speed, but will not vary with drive/overrun.
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 841

TEMPERATURE GAUGE READING LOW GTC

Oh joy to get GTC back on road since Oct last year. After 2 X hip replacements (me) and N/S suspension renewal (GTC). BUT the temperature gauge is now only reading just over the 50....I suppose around 55 to 60 even after Otter switch has cut in the fan. Engine started and runs up to temperature with...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!
Replies: 86
Views: 3828

6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!

Sorry for causing you a bit of heart ache over the Castor.......all turned out ok though, and yes I would not bother with the 1 deg 49 min lower angle. The Reliant figures are with petrol tank full and each seat carrying a load of 68Kg. (or use of the height bar with damper eyes at 13.64".(346.4mm)....
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!
Replies: 86
Views: 3828

6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!

Ahem......sorry to burst bubble a bit but CASTOR 2 DEG 40 MINS is for MANUAL steering. POWER is 11 degrees. so you will need to swap some shims from rear to front keeping same number overall to keep camber the same. ( 0 to 1 deg positive camber) Adding shims to front bolts increases CASTOR. Tracking...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC 404 MOT Emissions
Replies: 4
Views: 305

GTC 404 MOT Emissions

My last figures. CO 0.06 (YES 0.06) and HC 87. Similar figures for past several years (now at 101,515 miles.) But then I am running with the late Alan Deans gauzes and use Castrol Valvmaster + (octane boost of + 2. Usually on Shell unleaded 95. cause that is the cheapest, which I get at Trago Mills ...

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