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by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 18019

1982 GTC project gumtree

ard126k Reference the two fixings for the hood front rail over-centre latch. Where they screw through the front screen top are the holes in the body elongated to allow adjustment from side to side? My hood gets caught by the door window frame top front corner.....I have thought of looking at lowerin...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)
Replies: 15
Views: 440

INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)

gtcse8.....you probably lucky. A previous thread had someone buy a cheapie and when at work and the recalibration team came round they checked his out of interest.....it was way, way out. I would like to be within +/- 1.5 deg. A cheapie may be quite alright for general indications but it is good to ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6 suspension query
Replies: 38
Views: 1313

SE6 suspension query

Stevey I have a piece of professional apparatus that will measure caster and camber angles if you are any where near NW Devon.......welcome to come and use it.
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)
Replies: 15
Views: 440

INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)

Due to the bewildering number of these items, can anyone recommend a particular one and from where. 1. I would like it to be reasonably accurate (+/- 1.5 deg C ?) 2. Don't fully understand distance/spot ratio though think it refers to further you are away the bigger the area that gets measured (ther...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 21
Views: 1319

GTC Tonneau cover

NO. The top cap is only put on when car parked. The Tonneau is in place when driving to keep out draft and small amounts of rain, with the vertical part either up or down depending on the temperature. When the car is parked the top cap is put on in case of rain, so the flap would cover the mesh to p...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 18019

1982 GTC project gumtree

Thanks.
Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 21
Views: 1319

GTC Tonneau cover

Time is fast approaching for the visit to the GTC Tonneau man on the 4th Thursday of Jan. One small snippet is that the mesh window on my car was that size because Guy just happened to have one off- cut that size left over at the time. I repeat however that you can't see the edges in the rear view ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 21
Views: 1319

GTC Tonneau cover

Time is fast approaching for the visit to the GTC Tonneau man on the 4th Thursday of Jan. One small snippet is that the mesh window on my car was that size because Guy just happened to have one off- cut that size left over at the time. I repeat however that you can't see the edges in the rear view m...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 18019

1982 GTC project gumtree

Do you have any pics of the filling process when fibreglass cracks were ground out and tissue was applied, and any details of how many layers were required?........like round the front engine bay corners etc?

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar Axle Rebuild and LSD Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Scimitar Axle Rebuild and LSD Upgrade

The Wingate Dumper Truck used the same axle and there used to be a detailed technical manual somewhere. Very important to remember that the axle tubes/ends are unlikely to be EXACTLY the same length, do each side seperatly, so that when setting up shaft end float it is NOT just a case of exactly the...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6 suspension query
Replies: 38
Views: 1313

SE6 suspension query

Stevey. You will also notice in the diagram posted by Peter the spacers..(look like ordinary washers) ..item 16..... that fit between bottom bracket and wishbone......they are only required by the power steering set up......very subtle difference. I measured them as 0.13 inches thick when I was seei...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6 suspension query
Replies: 38
Views: 1313

SE6 suspension query

Steve. You also need to be aware that the 5 had a different size (smaller) outer front wheel bearing....you may just have a 5 stub axle that came with your "better condition set up" What appears to be a flat on the outer end of the stub axle is rather odd.....never seen that before. Also you need to...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Workbench magnifier/light
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Workbench magnifier/light

Hi all. Happy Christmas. I am after advice/recommendations for a workbench magnifier/light. My old eyes now need a magnifier to work in some jobs and especially reading micrometers/rules when measuring/callipers. I find a hand held magnifying glass difficult for many jobs as it usually requires 3 ha...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 18019

1982 GTC project gumtree

I have just done that on my GTC. Undo the nuts and pivots that hold the back to the base and when you remove the back you will see how the upholstery is held on to the frame by push on clips along the bottom. They are spring steel U shaped with 2 little sharp spikes that point in-between the faces o...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 102
Views: 5684

Stuttering / Cutting out, haven't a clue

Just a thought and without looking back through to the beginning... What hose clips are you using. The ordinary worm and band "jubilee" ones are no good in this application. I found they squeeze and deform (permanently)the nylon tube. One needs to use the type that are a spring steel with one end ha...

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