Search found 462 matches

by Nigel Clark
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Loads of Essex V6 parts and upgrades
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Loads of Essex V6 parts and upgrades

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

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: News about QRG
Replies: 18
Views: 953

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: 953

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: 418

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: 205

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.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 15
Views: 460

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: 694

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: 853

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
by Nigel Clark
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rusty fuel tank
Replies: 21
Views: 813

Rusty fuel tank

If your tank isn't actually perforated, try a slosh tank sealant. I used one from Frost on my SE6A 2 years ago and so far all has been fine. Before, loads of rust coming through to the carb.


Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MoT mileage
Replies: 10
Views: 592

MoT mileage

scimjim wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:15 pm
Looks like standard wording to prevent any future claim?
That's how it sounds to me.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

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: 587

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: 999

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: 999

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: 1756

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 ...

Go to advanced search