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by Nigel Clark
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 638
Views: 116440

Coupe Build From Australia

Hi Victor,

I hope you're still reading the forum. Best wishes for your health, I hope you are soon able to report more progress on your amazing coupé.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Superpro Bush Kit - Review
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Superpro Bush Kit - Review

I fitted Superflex to the front of my SE6A 2-3 years ago and am very pleased. https://www.superflex.co.uk/ The new bushes have sharpened up steering, stopped a few untoward creaks and clonks from the front suspension and there's no sign of harshness. For road use, some 'competition spec' bushes are ...
by Nigel Clark
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 1967 coupe V6
Replies: 3
Views: 264

1967 coupe V6

That's good for the money he's asking. Hope the car finds a good home.

I fancy a V6 coupé. Trouble is, I've just bought another Triumph, so no funds and no space now!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 25
Views: 1076

Essex head gasket failed?

I saw an SE6A at a local car show recently with an alloy coolant expansion tank. It looked very neat and had a clear plastic sight tube so you can see the coolant level without needing to squint in through the cap. The owner fitted it a couple of years ago and seemed pleased with it. Search eBay for...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues
Replies: 16
Views: 548

SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues

Others have already made useful suggestions. Certainly fuel vapour locking is quite common in warm weather. Rust inside the fuel tank is another possibility. Coarse particles should be caught by inline filters but fine stuff can still get through to the carb. It affects the idle circuits first, as t...
by Nigel Clark
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MW/LW radio
Replies: 12
Views: 451

MW/LW radio

Why not get an early FM radio, Blaupunkt were among the first? Today, originals are available with added aux input to plug in phone music as well as radio, can be found on eBay.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE6a Petrol cap
Replies: 20
Views: 752

SE6a Petrol cap

If you can get a sound cap assembly with poor chrome, they can be replated. The pot metal flap on my GT6 filler has been successfully rechromed by ACF Howell in Walsall.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se6a calliper kits- compatibly
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Se6a calliper kits- compatibly

AFAIK , SE6A Lockheed calipers are the same as Triumph Stag.

Agree that Bigg Red are a great supplier for brake parts. Sometimes it is almost as cheap to order their refurbished calipers, rather than buying the parts for DIY rebuild.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cooling fan run time
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Cooling fan run time

Mine comes on and off regularly and the time on becomes longer if I am stuck in traffic for a long time. But as long as the engine does not overheat it does not matter how long its on or off. That's exactly how the fan operates on my SE6A. I've never know the fan to come on while moving at speed, a...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Standard tyre sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Standard tyre sizes

Apparently, there are 2 widths available. Early cars used 5.5", later they went to 6". Got this from the Moss catalogue. The earlier 5.5" rims used 165/80 15 tyres, while the 6" rims should have 185/80 15 tyres. 195/65 15 will fit either rim and won't change turns per mile/Speedo reading much. Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: You couldn’t make it up could you
Replies: 14
Views: 670

You couldn’t make it up could you

I wonder long long it will be before its put on a trailer so you can travel and keep your electric car charged at all times A case of technology going full circle perhaps, rather like the diesel-electric railway locomotives of the late Fifties/early Sixties: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ra...
by Nigel Clark
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear axle
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Rear axle

for that price I will take them off my own cars :D different ratio but hey some others https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-Scimitar-1975-P-reg-SE5A-rear-axle-Sailsbury-4HA-Kit-car-Track-day/173972869607?hash=item28819751e7:g:hPMAAOSw8EhdNZp7 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCIMITAR-SALISBURY-7HA-AXLE/133...
by Nigel Clark
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear axle
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Rear axle

Here's an example of Jaguar 4HA axle currently on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-MK2-S ... Sw1IVbtWzo

Seems expensive to me but may give a benchmark.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coolant level
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Coolant level

General rule for filling cooling systems is to jack the front of the car as high as possible before pouring in the coolant. Make sure the heater valve is open too. Nigel at QRG also advises removing the temp sender and filling until coolant comes out. After that, the remaining air (and there will be...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: 38DGAS carb inlet pinning
Replies: 8
Views: 454

38DGAS carb inlet pinning

When I rebuilt the 38DGAS on my SE6A about 3 years ago, the inlet stub wasn't pinned. It pulled out of the carb top fairly easily. I applied Loctite and tapped it back into place. It now seems firmly attached, no sign of it coming adrift since the Loctite. What is the view here? Is Loctite good enou...

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