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by Oldconn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lockheed slave
Replies: 30
Views: 759

Lockheed slave

Does your friend's car have the same make of clutch as yours. Many clutches have been changed over the years. In my experience a Lux feels slightly heavier than a Valeo, and an AP racing clutch is even heavier. Nothing to do with the weight of the car, it's all down to the pressure plate.
by Oldconn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Fuel Pump
Replies: 10
Views: 256

SE6A Fuel Pump

Possibly a diaphragm valve in the pump gummed-up. Anelectric pump is a good idea IMHO, as Peter says it will work as soon as you turn the key without having to churn the motor while the carb fills up. A facet silver-top will be fine for a standard engine, best fitted near the tank , with a dedicated...
by Oldconn
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: ScimFest @ Curborough 17-19 August 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

ScimFest @ Curborough 17-19 August 2018

Booked. I should be in Lichfield on Friday evening, and staying until Monday morning, so will be available to lend a helping hand on Saturday/Sunday.Looking forward to a great weekend. :D
by Oldconn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Various SE6a parts in France
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Various SE6a parts in France

E-mail sent to Chris & Jerome yesterday :)
by Oldconn
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Candy Capers - everyday life of an SE6A.
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Candy Capers - everyday life of an SE6A.

This is turning out to be more like an archaeological dig, finding treasure buried under centuries of muck! After a whole day removing the cast-iron manifolds, the inlet manifold was next and the first peek at the innards was something out of a horror movie! IMG_20180601_110737.jpg With the heads re...
by Oldconn
Wed May 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Differing exhaust notes each side
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Differing exhaust notes each side

Hi Tinker, this the other Ian/Tinker! Have you by any chance got the short version of tubular steel headers? -with the cone/funnel above the chassis?I have, and I cut them open to repair them . I was surprised at how they differed internally, one of them having the inlet pipes almost touching each o...
by Oldconn
Mon May 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Removing facia panel
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Youngest 6A?

Can you get a dremel grinder to that pop rivet? Or maybe file off the head by hand(tedious,Iknow, but short of removing the steering column I can't thinbk of another way.)
Can't help wondering how the PO was able to get a rivet gun in there .
by Oldconn
Mon May 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Youngest 6A?
Replies: 39
Views: 3313

Youngest 6A?

I have chassis N°5477, first registered April 1980. Is that fairly close to yours? I am assured by "the blokes" on here that it was made in November '79. Everything I have worked on up to now corresponds to the descriptions in the Brooklands books manual, and the Graham Walker website diagrams. Wher...
by Oldconn
Mon May 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Removing facia panel
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Removing facial panel

The pop rivets were not original. I have a late 6A and everything is held together by black self-tapping flange-headed screws. I can get my panels off in a few minutes. if you get can get the top and bottom halves off the rest should be easy.
by Oldconn
Sun May 27, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Of Batteries and Airboxes.
Replies: 376
Views: 52785

Joe's 1972 GTE - Post Paint Refitting - Exhaust Midboxes...

Joe, I found the same symptoms with my head gaskets/valves a couple of years ago, so like you I eventually scrapped the centre boxes and fitted straight-through pipes, while retaining the tailpipe mufflers. The engine immediately ran a lot cooler, and fuel consumption improved about 10%. I have sinc...
by Oldconn
Mon May 21, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5a Starter Motor removal help badly needed
Replies: 33
Views: 1053

SE5a Starter Motor removal help badly needed

Quite possibly,Jim. I was lucky, mine just have self-tappers.
by Oldconn
Mon May 21, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: latest thinking brakes pads
Replies: 3
Views: 136

latest thinking brakes pads

I don't know about UK, but in France I just Googled EBC brakes and the local distributor popped up.
by Oldconn
Sun May 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5a Starter Motor removal help badly needed
Replies: 33
Views: 1053

SE5a Starter Motor removal help badly needed

Have you removed the splash shield from under the wheelarch? Getting to the starter is virtually impossible with that in place. It should just be a matter of four self-tapping screws , then you can pull out the glassfibre moulding which does nothing but keep water & mud from splashing into the side ...
by Oldconn
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trailer registration
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Trailer registration

The Brexit team has issued a discussion document which concerns Haulage & Trailers, proposed legislation: We do not intend to require registration of any trailers that are used solely within the UK. Mandatory registration will apply solely for international travel to, or through, countries which hav...
by Oldconn
Wed May 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Turning the V6-engine by hand: how?
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Turning the V6-engine by hand: how?

Isit a 6 or a 5? On my 6A I can just get a socket & ratchet handle down between the radiator and the main crankshaft pulley . I think its a 18mm socket. Protect the rad gills with a big piece of thick cardboard, then I can turn the engine easily using the ratchet. :D

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