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by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 267
Views: 24928

1982 GTC project gumtree

Talk to Mark Wilson in N Yorkshire. If he can do it it would mean courier probably but Mark has all the info for that sort of thing.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 267
Views: 24928

1982 GTC project gumtree

ard126k.....if your crown and pinion are intact and not toothless would it perhaps be better to rebuild with new bearings? Any unknown replacement axle may have suffered at previous owners hands. Aparent overtightening may actually be due to an application of Locktite to threads and shaft/flange. An...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Lockheed slave
Replies: 30
Views: 654

Lockheed slave

scimjim wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:54 pm
I agree with your theory Dennis, but not your maths :D
Yep, trying to be too simplified/basic
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 11144

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

Or just use the green wire from the voltage stabiliser (OR as I have done use the dark green stabilser wire to activate a relay direct to a positive feed ) with a fuse in series of course . Would that create possible future miss-understanding......non standard wiring ? :wink: But then you will have...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 11144

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

Crowther, is this a eureka, forgive the pun, moment, as this problem started the tacho stopped working. Thanks. Will, your solution looks simpler, electrics are way beyond my pay grade, a diagram would help me understand.. Ah there you go - a lesson to all...the tacho stopping at the same time....t...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 11144

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

Thanks for that, really don't understand any of it. Been using the car for 5 years without any major issues, my current problem started Nov last, not modified any of the electrics, I need it explained how a ballast issue could cause my lack of go but only after 20 mins running, and what I would nee...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Lockheed slave
Replies: 30
Views: 654

Lockheed slave

If it helps original Lockheed master is 5/8 inch (0.625" or 15.875mm) slave is 7/8 inch (0.875 or 22.225mm) giving a ratio of 1:1.4 Landrover defender 4 cyl master 19mm slave 22mm giving ratio 1:1.315. Since a smaller master gives less force required for same slave size (but longer pedal travel) the...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyre size
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Tyre size

Ah, a question with many answers, it depends what you want to use the car for and if it’s an SE5 or SE6. Your going to need wheel spacers too, as the offsets are different to the 6” rims. The standard size 185/80 x 14 tyres have a diameter of 652mm. With a 3.31:1 diff in 4th gear you’ll get 22.4mph...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 11144

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

No Jim, never was a ballast system. Pommy Pommy. Just to clarify in case you don't know (and for benefit of those new to the black art of "'lectrics"): the 12 volts from the ignition switch goes into the wiring loom in a normal wire and near the other end is joined to a wire which has a higher "res...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 26
Views: 2788

GTC Tonneau cover

A quick update. A few people expressed an interest in the tonneau cover/wind deflector and top cap. I now have the top cap in use. It just needs me to finish it off by fitting nylon tapes and buckles and hooks for fixing the corners to the wheel spokes instead of the temporary elasticated tape and s...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 267
Views: 24928

1982 GTC project gumtree

ard126k Well done. Now you will need the tonneau/draft preventer for all year round top down motoring to stop freezing in winter and so HER hair does not blow around :lol: and to go with it the top cap over the front cockpit area for dodgy looking days when parking to save putting hood up. I have fo...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun May 06, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 14
Views: 458

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

Ian. When I bought my 6a it had a slight leak from the pump and also pumped out water from the expansion tank. A new pump cured part of the problem. The thermostat not only has to open and close at the correct temperature but must be the correct type and seat properly and preferably have the small v...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat May 05, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Brake pipes

Talk to Goodrich and they will make you whatever is required at the normal price. All they need to know is the fitting and thread at each end.....no magic involved........no "what car is it for?" The modern disease..."What car is it for?" That is irrelevant as long as you know details of sizes, thre...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat May 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stainless Steel SE6A wiper blades
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Stainless Steel SE6A wiper blades

Are we talking wiper blades or wiper arms?
My GTC blades (bits with rubber) are 14 inch and the arms are 14.5 from centre of drive spindle (the splined bit ) to the blade pivot point near the other end of the arm. :wink:
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat May 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 14
Views: 458

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

Ian. Sorry but you have not cured the overheating problem.......maybe the symptom: but as Jim says "cure the problem not the symptom" SE6as in standard form do not overheat if maintained. If it does then there is a fault somewhere that needs fixing. Radiator silted up; heater rad blocked up; head ga...

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