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by Oldconn
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: AVIATION ANYONE??
Replies: 398
Views: 43240

AVIATION ANYONE??

I saw and heard - and was allowed to photograph - the SR71 at RAF Mildenhall sometime in the early '70s , while working as a local press photographer. It was ony the third aircraft I had ever seen perform a near-vertical take-off and climb out . The other two were the Vulcan and an English-Electric ...
by Oldconn
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: Unlikely discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Unlikely discovery

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Oldconn
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: Unlikely discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Unlikely discovery

I had one, so did my brother, in our student days. I used to walk to school past the factory where they were made , in those days it was Sharps Commercials of Preston who built them under contract for Bond. Reliant came on the scene many years later, after production of the Equipe GT became too big ...
by Oldconn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Euro Marketplace
Topic: All kinds of green in Germany ... GTE SE6a
Replies: 3
Views: 284

All kinds of green in Germany ... GTE SE6a

The different shades of green put me off looking closer.
by Oldconn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Roller rockers
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Essex Roller rockers

Would it be easrier for you to get a set of Chevrolet V8 small block rockers?
by Oldconn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Classic Days 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Classic Days 2020

Noted!
by Oldconn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Glassfibre moulding
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Glassfibre moulding

Two people have been asking me recently for advice on making moulds from which to make their own glassfibre bits & pieces. I know a lot has been written already about this, and we had an excellent seminar & demonstration at Scimfest 2018, but there are FAQ's which crop up repeatedly. I can do no bet...
by Oldconn
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Used Essex V6 for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1672

Used Essex V6 for sale

Please note engine is sold.
by Oldconn
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear Wiper & Park Position?
Replies: 25
Views: 1080

Rear Wiper & Park Position?

I think the idea was pinched from Jaguar. Mine works OK if I use it regularly , otherwise it needs a few sweeps before the friction discs in the motor will change position.
by Oldconn
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Brake Judder
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Brake Judder

It could be that you have wear in the steering rack, or in the track control arms/track rod ends. With the front wheels off the ground, grip the wheel & tyre top and bottom and feel for any rock. If there is none , try again in the horizontal plane. If you have noticable rock in both planes, its pro...
by Oldconn
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a french wake up after a long sleep
Replies: 41
Views: 2695

SE6a french wake up after a long sleep

Try Mark Wilson( gtcse8) I seem to remember he solved this problemfor somebody else quite recently.
by Oldconn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Just for the SSSC gang -especiallyMikey!
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Just for the SSSC gang -especiallyMikey!

A few minutes of continental hillclimbing to whet your appetites! https://youtu.be/cO17AIb6aYE .
by Oldconn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: English Rencart Nemours (77)
Replies: 1
Views: 135

English Rencart Nemours (77)

Good to hear Patrice is out and about again following his accident. The car looks good too. :D
by Oldconn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a french wake up after a long sleep
Replies: 41
Views: 2695

SE6a french wake up after a long sleep

Welcome back, Eric, I hope you had a good sleep :D . The original timing gear which you have is a fibre one, which may appear to be good, but being 40 years old there is a risk it could shed its teeth. There were also some nylon or plastic ones , which were no better. Ford used them because they run...
by Oldconn
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Ferdinand Piech.
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Ferdinand Piech.

This week we have lost another legendary automobile personality, Dr. Ferdinand Piech who was instrumental in the design and development of the world-beating Porsche sports/racing cars. https://www.porscheroadandrace.com/ferdinand-piech-17-april-1937-to-25-august-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2gA82QfDS2RRsr-lpt73...

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