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by Oldconn
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 17
Views: 387

SE6A engine lifting....

Thanks Mark, I didn't know that pipe could be safely bent. :D
by Oldconn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 17
Views: 387

SE6A engine lifting....

Ha-Ha, right! The last engine I did, about five years ago, was a 5-litre, 6-cylinder DAF - now that's heavy; but it was in a boat so we had a straight lift through the cabin roof.
by Oldconn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 17
Views: 387

SE6A engine lifting....

Thanks for all the input,chaps. Having slept on the problem, I now think the sensible thing to do (sensible? me?) is to separate the engine from the gearbox in situ, rather than trying to lift them together. That way I shouldn't need the extreme tilt , which would also necessitate having the car hig...
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 17
Views: 387

SE6A engine lifting....

The issue is not with the rack, but the pipe which is about five inches above it. This pipe was clamped along the turret support, which has been removed because it was obviously in the way. Everything looks as though it is factory-original , so it begins to look as though this is another anomaly on ...
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 17
Views: 387

SE6A engine lifting....

That's what I am looking at. I would have to put it back after the lift in order to roll the car away - I am using a fixed vertical block& tackle , so the car has to roll away while I swap engines on the hook, then roll the car into position again . Need wheels on and steering straight. I suppose th...
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Remove a car radio
Replies: 16
Views: 346

Remove a car radio

It looks as though Eric will have to remove the centre panel of the dashboard.
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 17
Views: 387

SE6A engine lifting....

Thanks Roger. We used to call them crowfoot spanners, and I have a few, but the problem is the proximity to the chassis. There simply isn't enough room to get a spanner in ther and swing it. I am thinking about un-clamping the steering rack to move it forwards off its saddles; but that would mean I ...
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 17
Views: 387

SE6A engine lifting....

IMG_20181020_155254.jpg I'm almost ready for the big heave-ho , but - can it be done without moving the upper steering hydraulic pipe, the one with a yellow paeg on it? If this pipe has to be moved, how on earth does one get to the fixed end to slacken the union? I haven't any spanners which will g...
by Oldconn
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 252
Views: 18326

Spegru SE6a

Here are today's pics which clearly show how the bracket & the pump all fit together.
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by Oldconn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 34
Views: 1246

MOT exemption

Geoff, as I understand it , your car is automatically MOT exempt at 40 yrs. If you go for a voluntary test, the garage will apply the same standards as they do now, but it won't be entered in the computer, they will just give you the report. It is your legal responsability to decide whether the car ...
by Oldconn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 252
Views: 18326

Spegru SE6a

I don't know if my car left the factory with this pump on it, but I have never changed it. Could have been changed by a PO, I suppose, but the brackets are definitely factory items, no way they were cobbled up by a home-mechanic!
by Oldconn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: Grand rassemblement à Golfe-Juan (06)
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Grand rassemblement à Golfe-Juan (06)

I guess the red mats under some of the cars are to save oil-drips? Are they required, or is that just a nice gesture by the owners?
by Oldconn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: A bit of French history
Replies: 1
Views: 134

A bit of French history

I live a few miles from Champagnole, but never saw the car. Come to think of it, we only moved here in 1998.
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 252
Views: 18326

Spegru SE6a

I don't think you have a hybrid pump, I think there were only ever two types( as far as I know, could be wrong) and yours is the same as mine. About the time of the changeover 6A/6B a few bits were common to both , the only modifications made were to acommodate the Cologne engine.
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 252
Views: 18326

Spegru SE6a

Yes, my car is a late 6A with an Essex engine, and the style of pump which was fitted to the 6B. It looks to me as though the front bracket you have fixed to the timing cover is not the correct one. Look at my picture here: IMG_20181013_141428.jpg You can see that this one stands higher than yours, ...

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