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by Nigel Clark
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Fuel issues with SE5a

Fuel vaporization? Modern petrol seems to vapour lock now easily than good old 4 star. My SE6A had suffered in the current warm weather. Sounds ridiculously simple, but I found wrapping kitchen foil around the hose from the fuel pump to carb helped. This hose is subject to plenty of heat as it passe...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Road Tax Help

You need to change the taxation class from PLG to "Historic Vehicle" which I think is a case of filling out the relevant section of the V5C, and handing it in at the Post Office: https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles/apply-for-vehicle-tax-exemption They should be able to give you a free tax disc, se...
by Nigel Clark
Fri May 18, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Turning the V6-engine by hand: how?
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Turning the V6-engine by hand: how?

Good evening all! Thanks for your replies! As it's an automatic gearbox it won't be possible with turning the rear wheels. I tried to get aces with a socket but I don't have the space ... My cranck pulley consists of 3 pulleys: 1 for the alternator and waterpump, a second for the powersteeringpump ...
by Nigel Clark
Wed May 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Turning the V6-engine by hand: how?
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Turning the V6-engine by hand: how?

I find a small spark plug socket (16mm across flats) with a ratchet works well. The plug socket is deep enough to get to the head of the bolt inside the crank pulley but can still just slip in behind the front suspension cross brace. Alternatively, with plugs out put the 'box in 4th and roll the car...
by Nigel Clark
Wed May 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 1274

Binding brakes this time.

If you're sure it's only the rear brakes binding, I would suggest checking/replacing things as follows, starting with the easiest: 1. Rear brake adjustment. 2. Handbrake cable adjustment. 3. Condition of brake shoes and particularly return springs. Have the springs been fitted correctly? 4. Replace ...
by Nigel Clark
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Paint
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Paint

I would expect cellulose. No doubt Dave Speed will be along in a bit with the definitive answer.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Anyone got a few hours spare for a little project.
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Anyone got a few hours spare for a little project.

Very sad. Looks like everything worth having had already been taken. Only possible use could be to provide a few body repair sections from the shell.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Snow and tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 2553

Snow and tyres

I've been out and about in the snow in my Jag X-Type over the past few days. With all wheel drive and winter tyres fitted, it's coped very well with soft and compacted snow. The only problem has been a tendency to 'surf' on drifts due to lack of ground clearance. I saw a Range Rover Evoque this morn...
by Nigel Clark
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 602
Views: 86374

Coupe Build From Australia

I struggle to get my head around such quality without any trace of compromise. It's wonderful, amazing, beautiful, not enough adjectives available. I am truly in awe. Victor, we are extremely fortunate that you are building such an example of what Reliant could never have done, and more fortunate st...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Brush-painting
Replies: 27
Views: 2481

Brush-painting

Yes Epoxy is the way forward as a first coat - I tend to use the Marine stuff rather than automotive, but it's all pretty good at its job Don't want to tempt fate but the 2k finish Dave applied over epoxy primer on my SE6A is holding up well and looking great after 2 years, living under a carport. ...
by Nigel Clark
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Donington Historic 2018 - May 4th, 5th, & 6th.
Replies: 16
Views: 2233

Donington Historic 2018 - May 4th, 5th, & 6th.

Hi, I saw the advert in the latest Slice, looks like agreat weekend and I'm interested to bring my SE6A. Please could you advise if there's any more information on tickets and prices for club members yet? I checked the Donington Historic website which says early bird discount finishes 31st Jan, then...
by Nigel Clark
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)

I think mine was £18, in Lidl about two years ago. Got one because somebody on here said how useful they were, but have never used it in anger..... :roll: (no Smiley for severe eye-rolling) I got one of those from Lidl too. Only used it in the garage a couple of times, but have found it useful in s...
by Nigel Clark
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Tank mount strap cusioning
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Tank mount strap cusioning

philhoward wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:02 pm
I used closed cell foam from memory although I think it was rubber originally?
I also used closed cell foam, on straps and between top of tank and underneath boot floor. Seems fine after 18 months.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Thicker grommets
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Thicker grommets

How about something like this (available in different diameters in eBay):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20x-RI-VG-2- ... SwXrdaB99w

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mad prices of Fords
Replies: 33
Views: 2337

Mad prices of Fords

If you fancy a Capri 3 litre, buy a Scimitar GTE and save £20k. Or if you fancy an Escort RS2000 buy a Dolly Sprint and save another £20k.

Nigel

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