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by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lockheed caliper dismantling
Replies: 18
Views: 1066

Lockheed caliper dismantling

Good stainless pistons from KITEK (or is it Kitec) Should last forever. Do not forget the late Alan Dean's tip to rub the rubber seals well with a rag soaked with Molyslip...and with silicon dot 5 fluid.......many years down the line and untouched my brakes are working well.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Convert heads to unleaded or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Convert heads to unleaded or not?

Bear in mind that Castrol Valvemaster Plus is an additive not only against unleaded but it also boosts the octane by + 2 so with standard unleaded at 95 it takes it up to the 97 originally required. I have found it is still cheaper to use the additive than buy the 97 fuel from the pump (and getting ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar GTE Hire
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Scimitar GTE Hire

Stephen. In order to give you better detailed advice more information would be helpful. What sort of driving are you looking for.......boy racer slide it around the roads or reasonably fast touring. Do you do your own maintenance or rely on local garage or even are you close to a Scimitar specialist...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A few questions about SE5
Replies: 9
Views: 689

A few questions about SE5

3. My SE5 has Wolfrace wheels fitted with 195x14 tyres whereas I think the original tyres were 185x14. I've read that wider tyres can put excessive load on the steering. Are the 195x14 regarded as ok fitment ? I would be grateful to have any advice on the above, thank you ! Velo have a look at the ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Taps and dies
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Taps and dies

i keep a block of wood with holes for one example bolt of the three or four common sizes of bsf, bsw, unf, unc and metric. i can run a bolt in an unknown hole to check the thread; run an unknown nut on a bolt to check the thread, and nest the threads of two bolts together to determine an unknown bo...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

Just a reminder that I use , and get a club bulk order discount on Synionic AFMT (Anti Friction Metal Treatment). It has been independently proven to be the slipperiest oil in its own right (MIRA confirmed also). You add it at a ratio of 10% by volume to your own choice of oil at first oil change th...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?

jag12.....email just sent to you on here.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front suspension assembly - is something missing here?
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Front suspension assembly - is something missing here?

Damper.....the inner metal bush of the damper bush should be fixed solid against the bracket with the damper mounting bolt so that the rubber bush outer metal bush, push fit in the damper eye, and the damper eye are free to move by distorting the rubber which is bonded to the inner metal bush and ou...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front suspension assembly - is something missing here?
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Front suspension assembly - is something missing here?

I have a penciled in note in my workshop manual fig.2 IFS showing washers item 41 and Fig 5-lower wishbones showing washers item 16 "spacers bracket to wishbone" and the note says "spacers between bracket and wishbone for POWER STEERING ONLY........I have them noted as 0.13 inches (by my measuring i...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Igntion relay?
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Igntion relay?

Yes 200A is way too high. Far higher cost too. You don't want to be changing too much extras onto the ign. cct.....remember it would all go through the ignition switch......not good. Better to use the ign. cct to switch on another higher value relay which could then feed other circuits via separate ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Igntion relay?
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Igntion relay?

That's very useful information, I shall just remove both relays then and replace with modern ones fitting them by the fuse box with a rad fan one which I was planning already. Thanks On another note i was doing a bit on it this morning and started looking at the starter motor, The two small wires o...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Seat Diaghragms

I had some rubber diaphragms for my GTC from MGBhive. Had to return one which had metal bar torn through rubber (hook hooks onto metal bar moulded into rubber. Very helpful firm replaced it. If I ever have to renew a seat diaphragm again I would go for the strips of webbing type as seen on some furn...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6B IGNITION WARNING LIGHT
Replies: 4
Views: 334

6B IGNITION WARNING LIGHT

The warning light wiring is as follows:- Battery positive thick wire to starter solenoid terminal; that same terminal to ignition switch; ign switch to warning light; warning light to "ind' terminal on alternator; "ind" terminal inside to common of three diodes joined together also to field coil thr...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Which oil for LH overdrive gearbox?
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Which oil for LH overdrive gearbox?

GL4 75W/90 box/gear oil. is an alternative....used to be available at very good discount price from the late Alan Dean's brother's oil company to club members (Contract for supplying a certain retailer restricted him from selling to any other source....including Scim club). And of course use AFMT (A...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTC corner weights
Replies: 11
Views: 682

GTC corner weights

Hi, Dennis. Only just picked up on this. When I was preparing the GTC for French reg I had her weighed. If the notes are correct, the weight on the front axle was 680kg, and on the back axle 560kg. Would it be TOO simple to assume that the weight on each front wheel is therefore 340kg, and on each ...

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