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by Dennis Nicholas
Sun May 06, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 14
Views: 435

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

Ian. When I bought my 6a it had a slight leak from the pump and also pumped out water from the expansion tank. A new pump cured part of the problem. The thermostat not only has to open and close at the correct temperature but must be the correct type and seat properly and preferably have the small v...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat May 05, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Brake pipes

Talk to Goodrich and they will make you whatever is required at the normal price. All they need to know is the fitting and thread at each end.....no magic involved........no "what car is it for?" The modern disease..."What car is it for?" That is irrelevant as long as you know details of sizes, thre...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat May 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stainless Steel SE6A wiper blades
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Stainless Steel SE6A wiper blades

Are we talking wiper blades or wiper arms?
My GTC blades (bits with rubber) are 14 inch and the arms are 14.5 from centre of drive spindle (the splined bit ) to the blade pivot point near the other end of the arm. :wink:
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat May 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 14
Views: 435

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

Ian. Sorry but you have not cured the overheating problem.......maybe the symptom: but as Jim says "cure the problem not the symptom" SE6as in standard form do not overheat if maintained. If it does then there is a fault somewhere that needs fixing. Radiator silted up; heater rad blocked up; head ga...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 153
Views: 10019

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

I wonder if you have wrong float? Reliant manual says: " with carb upper body held in VERTICAL position with the float hanging against the needle valve ball but not depressing it measure distance between gasket face of upper body and base of float" Plastic is given as 34.25mm (this on the tamperproo...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 153
Views: 10019

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

It would be good if there was some kind soul nearby with good running car that would let you use one at a time their capacitor and coil. Classic failure exhibited of ignition dying with heated up coil. (that would prove both.....if you have already changed these items with spares there is no guarant...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cologne 2.8 connection water inlet
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Cologne 2.8 connection water inlet

Hi, Does anyone know were I can obtain x2 connection water inlet tubes/pipes from? Ford Part no 0800498 no 16 on the part diagram. Thank you for all your help. Kevin. connection water inlet (no16) Partno 0800468.JPG Sorry a bit late to answser but I got mine 5/6/2015 from local Ford garage (owners ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se6 conking out when hot...
Replies: 25
Views: 869

Se6 conking out when hot...

As Jim says....you are NOT curing the fault. Scimitars run quite happily on their mechanical pump......you obviously have a fault somewhere......best to find out what. VAPOUR LOCK......I ran my GTC down to Angoulem on a VERY HOT summer towing a folding caravan and not hanging about, and even in slow...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear change Cologne 2.8
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Timing gear change Cologne 2.8

My kit was from "Car Clinic" 11/02/2014. TGKC06 Alloy Timing gear kit (with crank gear) £167.79 inc VAT. Also got a bottom end gasket set and an oil pump shaft. Total including VAT and packing £229.31
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear change Cologne 2.8
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Timing gear change Cologne 2.8

Thought of another thing...the rear sump oil seal is a strip of rubber and it has 2 small wedge shaped bits that go at each end...they must be fitted the right way round wedge shape wise. If power steering fitted note thickness of spacers between bracket and block in each position...mine were all a ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear change Cologne 2.8
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Timing gear change Cologne 2.8

Some photos. DSCF0435.JPG holes for connection- water can be seen either side. DSCF0437.JPG showing why sump removal to get crank timing wheel off. DSCF0442.JPG showing intermediate plate around seal and connection-water (yes it has that chunk out of it as normal. DSCF0466.JPG showing crank seal inn...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear change Cologne 2.8
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Timing gear change Cologne 2.8

Here are my rough notes..hope they are legible. Sump must come off if changing crank gear as a set with large timing gear. SCN_0004.jpg SCN_0005.jpg SCN_0006.jpg Notes: Rear of sump oil seal housing fouls the engine/gearbox plate pressed out ribs. Unlike Essex the bottom of the plate can't be remove...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear change Cologne 2.8
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Timing gear change Cologne 2.8

OH B******** just did a fairly longish reply but it did not post and has disappeared....Yes I was logged on. Will try again after lunch.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE6a Tonneau Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 401

SE6a Tonneau Cover

Ian I have one new one with Reliant packaging. Have sent an email via "Contact" on your details.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 25
Views: 2565

GTC Tonneau cover

Latest on Top Cap. Prototype catches made for fixing cap to windscreen top rail. Alloy block abandoned in the end in favour of a wood block....close grained fairly hardwood....easier to work (and I happened to have a block lying around ......pitch pine I think). Here are photos of the item. DSCF0880...

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