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by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Crack in cylinder head
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Crack in cylinder head

I am using Castrol VALVEMASTER PLUS lead replacement petrol additive plus octane boost. This is one of the four original independent lab tested additives that came out with recommendations back when leaded petrol was being discontinued. The octane boost takes the octane rating of the unleaded back u...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE8 Axle noise query
Replies: 60
Views: 5916

SE8 Axle noise query

Pinion oil seal.....carefully read how to fit new one....they are collapsible type so not just a case of screwing up nut tight on new one. Dennis, I think your reading about the pinion preload tube, rather than the oil seal, which is a press fit into the casing.?? Yep Sorry....product of age and la...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE8 Axle noise query
Replies: 60
Views: 5916

SE8 Axle noise query

Things to remember The two side tubes of the axle casing may not (are unlikely) to be EXACTLY the same length (according to the expert, now retired, axle manufacturer overhaul man) so it is not just a simple case of finding end float and splitting shims exactly in half between the two sides. Each si...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Se6/SE8 ride height
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Se6/SE8 ride height

My in use GTC is 15 inches wheel centre to underneath surface of wheel arch.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Se6/SE8 ride height
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Se6/SE8 ride height

If I can get a figure, I can then adjust the spring abutments on the suspension units to achieve the correct static suspension attitude, which is important. A figure at last! Many thanks Jim. Stuart But still only a vague figure as explained by several above........bodies DO vary. What is problem w...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Se6/SE8 ride height
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Se6/SE8 ride height

Thanks Phil. I had assumed that the lower wishbones should be roughly horizontal, but it would still be nice to have a correct wheel centre to arch figure. Rgds, Stuart Correct' set up is with lower wishbone horizontal. Check by measuring from centre of inner and outer pivot bolts to ground. Same m...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Windscreen colour
Replies: 7
Views: 301

GTE Windscreen colour

Are all tint colours available on club screens or just the one and if so which colour
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se6 brake booster
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Se6 brake booster

More details as to why you think the servo (brake booster) is faulty may help........is hose to servo in good condition and not blocked/ cracked open? etc.
You may just need a repair kit. A word with Nigel at QRG may be productive. Mark Wilson Yorkshire may have a spare?

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTC COLOGNE TEMPERATURE LESSON LEARNED
Replies: 0
Views: 215

GTC COLOGNE TEMPERATURE LESSON LEARNED

Hi all just thought I would share todays lesson. On way home at moderate speed up to 65 mph I saw the temp on the gauge start to fall from its normally steady 90 degrees. Otherwise all else seemed well. Investigation at home: Water level in overflow expansion tank ok. and all hoses feel at usual hea...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: “Best” inductive heat gun, impact driver
Replies: 7
Views: 474

“Best” inductive heat gun, impact driver

Note that the SGS air gun in the kit has 4 adjustable power settings. (remember wolfrace nuts should be tightened to 50 ftlbs)
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: “Best” inductive heat gun, impact driver
Replies: 7
Views: 474

“Best” inductive heat gun, impact driver

An Austin 7 club member of high standing and well respected for his ability and knowledge looked into induction heat tools and eventually bought a 'mini ductor'. He recommended it after trying it out on nuts and studs. I bought a MINI DUCTOR II+ MD800P INDUCTION TOOL with mixed coil kit, heat pad an...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Lockheed brake master diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Lockheed brake master diagram

The middle switch can either be a hollow that the pin drops into or a ramped lump that lifts the pin
I got the different one when I last changed master cylinders......vague memory that some changing od switch/wiring was required?

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How many turns...
Replies: 10
Views: 705

How many turns...

Or even 2 layers of builders damp proof plastic sheet + slight dampness of water between sheets. As Jim says first centralise the rack and take that as the non negotiable starting point (is there not a bolt you can take out to put a pin in to a hole on the rack when in centre position?? on some rack...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gaz adjustable shocks
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Gaz adjustable shocks

STANDARD car setting is with lower wishbone parallel to ground. You can't set up off the car (as said above by Phil). Fit spring and wind up a bit till tension (squashion!) on spring. Fit unit. screw spring seat up/down (almost certainly screw up) till wishbone parallel to ground......measure centre...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 22
Views: 1311

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

Just in case anyone did not understand the reference to aircraft engineers having nothing to do with motor cars......Bristol built some very good vehicles as well as their fine aircraft.....also the other manufacturers mentioned. Jim has a very long successful history with Reliant Scimitars rebuildi...

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