Search found 176 matches

by derekoss
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trunnions SE5A
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Trunnions SE5A

I looked at going for ball joints but in the end renewed everything as standard. Then I added an automatic lubrication system. Tapped the grease hole in the upright and fiitted 4mm nylon tube to an industrial lubricator. Every time the ignition is switched on around 2cc of my favoured (not getting i...
by derekoss
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: battery cut off relay
Replies: 27
Views: 1809

battery cut off relay

Bowden cable operate a normal battery switch. You could pull a knob as fast as throw a switch.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Recommended Suppliers
Topic: Northern Components Ltd Hard to locate classic car parts
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Northern Components Ltd Hard to locate classic car parts

+1 on that.
Very helpful folk with commercial stuff. He has some classics himself although can't remember what !

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Exhaust manifold fittings
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Exhaust manifold fittings

Make sure you're using A4 stainless as it's stronger. Boat people have them.

Derek
by derekoss
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

I have a Fox down to the last nut and bolt. So far I probably have 100 hours in the body stripping existing paint down to gel coat. Not that many repairs needed. About another 20 hours should see it ready for primer. I'd think upwards of 5k would be needed for my GTC which thankfully looks okay! Derek
by derekoss
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Polybush longevity
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Polybush longevity

"Everything new is smooth" Sorry for the input. You won't need to worry further about any help from me !!

Regards, Derek
by derekoss
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Polybush longevity
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Polybush longevity

The last ones I have done I inserted a sleeve of a ptfe material between the bush and stainless tube. i.e. I'm not asking the poly to act as a wearing surface. I also polished the tube before fitting. Sadly the vehicle (a Fox) is not yet on the road but the operation of the wishbones is very smooth....
by derekoss
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 255
Views: 18813

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

You buy anything "Silverline" at your peril !!

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Traction/steam engines
Replies: 158
Views: 21774

Traction/steam engines

Hi, I'd love to take up the offer for two of us if possible ?

Kind regards,Derek
by derekoss
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: The myth of the water tight rear hatch...
Replies: 11
Views: 962

The myth of the water tight rear hatch...

I remember having a leaky sunroof on a Mitsubishi. The advice from the dealer was open it and wash the rubber seal with warm soapy water.
"Aye right" was my reply before having to call back and let them know it worked !! I have no idea of the physics of that !

Derek
by derekoss
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Inner tube to stop air leak
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Inner tube to stop air leak

"Just popped to my local tyre depot just across the road who said that they do touch tyres that have had puncture repair liquid in them but only to remove and bin them! They then charge £7.50 to clean the stuff off the rim! Their thinking is that if the tyre has a puncture after having had that stuf...
by derekoss
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Inner tube to stop air leak
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Inner tube to stop air leak

Hi,
Just empty a can of puncture repair in the wheel. I done all four on a Volvo I had. The alloys suffering a bit of corrosion at the bead which caused low pressure after a month or so. Never had a problem in 20k miles.
Derek
by derekoss
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ptfe tape and ethanol
Replies: 7
Views: 598

ptfe tape and ethanol

Hi,
The main problem with ptfe tape in fuel or other metering systems is it's ability to choke/alter jets and valves in a "stringy" fashion. Petrol of all types and oils have no effect on it.
Keep it one full thread back from the end of fittings. Should be treated as an emergency fix.

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Non Scim Battery question
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Non Scim Battery question

Jump lead (or indeed any thick cable hookup as long as you ain't starting) works just fine.
The biggest problem is keeping croc clips on the right places as you move stuff around !!

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 3577

Beware the car thieves

Hi,
I don't mind being responsible and looking after my own stuff. Stuff I worked hard for so not interested in excuses about it being attractive to lazy gits.
Society clearly can't.
But I'd like unfettered rights to do so.

Derek

Go to advanced search