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by Nigel Clark
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Which oil for LH overdrive gearbox?
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Which oil for LH overdrive gearbox?

It needs to be EP80 GL4. Don't use the commonly available GL5 version as the additives can attack brass and bronze components due to high sulphur content.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3 Rod Gearbox problem
Replies: 13
Views: 523

3 Rod Gearbox problem

Not what you want to hear but... The advice above is spot on. Take the side cover off the gearbox and check if both detent interlock balls and spring are still in place. If so, you dodged a bullet. Get the spindles and detent mechanism back in place while in the bench then put the side cover back in...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Late 6a propshaft
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Late 6a propshaft

FWIW, my July 1977 registered SE6A had a CV joint single piece prop which appeared original. I've since replaced it with a single piece UJ prop.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Doors Doorframes & Quaterlight seals
Replies: 399
Views: 64851

Joe's 1972 GTE - Wiring loom Repair

Great work Joe. I'm seriously impressed by your attention to detail!

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by Nigel Clark
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2365

Daily Driver

Thanks chaps - I am very happy with it. Nigel, I believe that the wheels are Wolfrace Voodoos. They certainly have Wolfrace centre caps on them and look like Voodoos to me. JP, I have no problem with sunroofs at all, I just prefer the look of the Scimitar without them. As you say I am sure that I w...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2365

Daily Driver

Congratulations, looks like a great acquisition! Those wheels are not Wolfrace. Possibly from a Ford about 15 years ago. Rear lights look okay to my eyes but it's a matter of personal opinion.

Anyway, enjoy your Scim!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2365

Daily Driver

Any GTE is more than capable of being a daily driver, has enough interior space to be very practical and enough performance to cope with modern traffic. Plus it really will make every journey feel special. SE6 series cars are bigger and cheaper than SE5 types For me, the only downside to using a GTE...
by Nigel Clark
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Loads of Essex V6 parts and upgrades
Replies: 22
Views: 1604

Loads of Essex V6 parts and upgrades

I would like the D-port inlet manifold if still available.

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by Nigel Clark
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: News about QRG
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

News about QRG

I would hope QRG continue rrom an edge-of-town industrial unit in Kettering, there's no shortage of such space. Wishful thinking? Meawhile, their present site is 2 minutes from the railway station, which is less than 1 hour from St Pancras. Recently the government cut funding, so this line will be e...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: News about QRG
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

News about QRG

Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but spotted some important news about Queensberry Road Garage in a local newspaper: https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/flats-plan-for-kettering-garage-1-8628186 Awaiting further developments with interest... Ever since buying my SE6A, I've felt fo...
by Nigel Clark
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing Exhaust mainfold - help
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Removing Exhaust mainfold - help

As above, and give the bolts a good soak in penetrating oil first. Ideally spray with Plus Gas or similar several times over a 24 hour period before attempting to remove the bolts. Don't use WD40, it is excellent for dispersing water but not much use as a penetrant. Occasionally it can help a really...
by Nigel Clark
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Unsieze spring platforms
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Unsieze spring platforms

Penetrating oil first.

When the spring collars start to move, try spraying aerosol motorcycle chain grease in threads and bottoms of springs. It penetrates then as the solvent evaporates, it becomes a thick waterproof grease.

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by Nigel Clark
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 15
Views: 809

New member

Belated welcome from me too.

Looks like a good car for a rolling restoration. The trouble with taking a car off the road for a full resto is that inevitably, timescales stretch and sometimes projects stall.

Keep it rolling if possible I say!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 1298

Replacement door speakers

Sorry, I can't advise but will be interested in the answer as I need to replace the door speakers on my SE6A.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Which WEBER carb is fitted in my SE6 ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1513

Which WEBER carb is fitted in my SE6 ?

Fit what it's worth, I've always been very happy with how the auto choke operates on the 38DGAS on my SE6A.

Nigel

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