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by Oldconn
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A

For what it's worth, my 6A pulleys are not drilled at all; the first one has the counterbalance weight, there is no other evidence of attempted balancing.
by Oldconn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Help refitting distributor please
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Help refitting distributor please

When refitting the dizzie, there should be an O-ring at the interface where it clamps to the cylinder-head. If this is missing or damaged, you will have a permanent oil-leak when the engine is running. It's 30mm diameter(from memory) and 3mm thick.
by Oldconn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: The myth of the water tight rear hatch...
Replies: 11
Views: 524

The myth of the water tight rear hatch...

Mine stays dry provided I keep the channel clean and the drain-pipes clear.
by Oldconn
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: While it's too cold outside........
Replies: 0
Views: 193

While it's too cold outside........

It's only January, the season is months away :w -so waste a few minutes laughing, courtesy of Dean Martin & co: https://youtu.be/8XC3Hc-rAkk;
by Oldconn
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs, Dampers and Bushings
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Springs, Dampers and Bushings

If you currently have black AVO dampers on the rear with red bushes it could be those that have worn through, there was an issue with them in 2009 onwards where the poly was just crap quality I had similar experience with yellow poly bushes fitted around 2008. They were completely knackered in less...
by Oldconn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

SE6A engine lifting....

Here is a piece of useful information: I borrowed a crane scale and weighed my "lump", so now I can state that an Essex , with type 5 gearbox, overdrive,clutch, lightweight starter motor ,but no alternator or steering pump, weighs 236 kgs, or 519.2 pounds. IMG_20190108_143326.jpg IMG_20190108_143259...
by Oldconn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Occupation during my holidays
Replies: 40
Views: 1548

Occupation during my holidays

Hi Eric , et Bonne Année! There is nothing wrong with the Castrol oil you are using. Castrol is one of the oldest and most respectable marques, and many of us have been using it for many years. Have you removed the engine sump (carter de huile) to have a look inside? It should be quite easy on an Es...
by Oldconn
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: GTE 6a gear lever and handbrake shrouds
Replies: 5
Views: 179

GTE 6a gear lever and handbrake shrouds

MGB items fit quite easily and look good.
by Oldconn
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox identification
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Gearbox identification

The Type F as fitted to the SE6 series. Often referred to as the 3-rod box because of the 3 external rods on the side of the box.
by Oldconn
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Classic Days 2019 NEW VENUE
Replies: 23
Views: 995

Classic Days 2019 NEW VENUE

When we went tp Magny Cours in 2016, I seem to remember evrybody got two sessions on each of the two days , about 30 mins per session. Might be worth paying a visit to the FB group page and ask the question , some of the lads -Jean-Marie Jeanne for example - did Nogaro last year.
by Oldconn
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Power steering fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Power steering fluid

I use Total ATX which is made for several marques, and conforms to Dexron 11D.
by Oldconn
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG
Replies: 29
Views: 2001

Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG

I have just gone through a similar experience with the French bank Credit Agricole , and a false Paypal payment. Somebody masquerading as Paypal demanded 600€ from my bank account, and they paid it! Fortunately I spotted it the same day, and was able to prove that there was no such transaction on my...
by Oldconn
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Happy Christmas

Already posted Nigel; but Merry Christmas to you just the same! :D
by Oldconn
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Euro Marketplace
Topic: SE6a for sale again
Replies: 9
Views: 894

SE6a for sale again

I think this one has been forsale on the FB page as well. I pointed out the error in the engine capacity, and the seller replied, confirming it should read 2994cc. So it's an Essex, presumably.

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