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by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 140
Views: 8042

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: 283

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: 477

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: 494

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: 494

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: 494

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: 494

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: 494

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: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6a Tonneau Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 169

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: 2173

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...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A Lockheed Clutch Hydraulics
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

SE6A Lockheed Clutch Hydraulics

And while you are renewing take the opportunity to use silicone hydraulic fluid. I did on renewal many years ago.....no corrosion, no changing every 1/2 years, no damage to paint with spills. On draining down/bleeding can be used again after letting any muck settle to bottom.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Paint
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Paint

There used to be a plasticiser for paint which allowed paint to bend, e.g. on wing piping. This would allow for vibration on bodywork without cracking. Cellulose can become brittle over time. Does anyone know if the "modern" cellulose can take/or has got plasticisers?.......I suppose this is a quest...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trunnion bolt torque
Replies: 54
Views: 18097

Trunnion bolt torque

Ref leaving out the washers to get the nuts to line up with the holes and my reply......it has occurred to me that maybe that person meant that the nut would not go on far enough for the hole to be within the castellated area.......surly then a defect in the bolts being too short?

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 25
Views: 2173

GTC Tonneau cover

Further progress on top cap design. I have found what appears to be suitable over centre draw latches to fix the cap to the hood fixing bit on the screen rail. Southco part number 97-50-110-15 at £20.37 a pair (black powder coated)( also available in stainless). A block of alloy about 1 inch wide X ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: HELP FIND OVER CENTRE CATCHES
Replies: 10
Views: 526

HELP FIND OVER CENTRE CATCHES

The RS catalogue rather helpfully gave the manufacturers as southco. A look at their catalogue has come up with part number 97-50-110-15 a black powder coated draw latch with a clamping force of 70 lbf. It is also available in stainless. It looks to be a nice small clamp just right for holding the t...

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