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by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5A Valve to piston clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 150

SE5A Valve to piston clearance

I once made a solid copper gasket for my BRISTOL 405 engine after having to have head skimmed to remove a badly burned groove between two cylinders after a gasket blew and I stupidly continued home with it. Bristol senior engineer advised me to just make the copper gasket the same thickness as stand...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Castrol GTX
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Castrol GTX

I have been using SYNIONIC AFMT (Anti Friction Metal Treatment) for many thousands miles in the GTC. It started in USA as PROLONG and proved to the American standards people that it does what they claim (I have a copy of the lab reports). It is added to the oil of your choice (10% first oil change t...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Derusting damper mounting bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Derusting damper mounting bracket

Ah just found interesting info about the KBS v POR KBS coatings RUST SEAL vs POR 15 The author says:- I wanted to respond to several of the replies in an effort to get the users the best outcome regardless of the product they choose to use. First both POR-15 and KBS RustSeal are closed cell urethane...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Derusting damper mounting bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Derusting damper mounting bracket

deoxC......I diluted at 19:1 as per instructions which also say not to use stronger than 4:1. The 19:1 was nowhere near strong enough and some bits were submersed for a couple of days and still not cleaned up! I made up a stronger small amount and added to original but still took a long time to clea...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

New washer ready. Filed down to 0.179 inch thick. It is a larger diameter. 0ld washer was I/D 0.506", O/D 1.115", thick 0.091" . Nut is 1/2" UNF (0.7475 Across flats and 0.8545" across the points.....the stub hole is 0.8215" The outer chamfer nearly filed away. DSCF1085.JPG Still nice and beefy DSCF...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 7
Views: 164

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

BEWARE different felt seals and housings for front hubs if you are about to order. 6375/6376 will not fit 6a, b, SE8. Just received felt/cups seals for my GTC from Graham Walkers.....I did specify for GTC. Wrong type sent....they are much too thick and inner diameter too small to fit over shoulder o...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Derusting damper mounting bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Derusting damper mounting bracket

photo Weld a plate over the open ends - drill and tap the top so you can fill the void with waxoil or similar ( oil is no good as the seams are not sealed ) - fit and forget - did it to our Coupe brackets over 20 years ago Peter. Did you have to take any particular precautions when welding to preve...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Power steering rack woes

I wonder if thorough cleaning and build up with that Blue Magic Quick Steel (epoxy steel?) then turning to size?? (bit like JB Weld?) But perhaps too soft...a bodge too far? I was going to try this on pitted top fulcrum bracket swivel pins to take new trunnion bushes (gtcse8's bushes with bonded ste...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff

I frequently use www.spaldingfastners.co.uk.....lots of tech info; 01522753444; good at posting. Also and especially www.kayfast.co.uk. They also sell on ebay......but phone them first to get the ebay number of the item you want (they are very helpful and happy to tell you) items are same price on e...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTC front suspension vertical links
Replies: 8
Views: 444

GTC front suspension vertical links

Joey Sulley....ref felt seal being too thick.....who did it come from? To All....any answers/thoughts about felt seals 1,2,3 in pics above?? Especially 3. Have just received parcels from GW and QR. GW felt seals just like No. 3 picture....very thick and Internal diameter too small to fit over vertic...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 23
Views: 977

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

Just wondering what is good about Spax (other than if you have them already)

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

I have found a larger dia. and thicker washer but had to drill out hole to size and am having to file a bit thinner so that the nylock bit of nut engages with the threads :D :cry: :D what a grind! picture to follow
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

This seems to be the norm then? the stub axle is pulled into the upright they instantly seize together so well that the only way to separate them is to wallop it whit a big hammer and destroy the threads ! Lucky enough to have a hydraulic press. I put an old plain nut on end flush and pumped away.....
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

I replaced the same nut and washer recently and torqued it to the correctly as per the WM. I removed it the day after and found the new washer was bent too. All 4 i have removed have all been bent. the stub axle does not lie flush with the rear of the upright. If it did then it may rotate when tigh...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

Hi Dennis What is the inside and outside diameter of the washer? Also what is the thread spec of the nut or stub axle? Measuring with digital callipers. all in inches Washer I/D 0.506 Washer O/D 1.115 Thin end of stub axle taper 0.833 Vertical link hole diameter at thin end 0.8215. Thread is half i...

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