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by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Good Chassis to be sold
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Good Chassis to be sold

IMO take lots of photos of it in its current condition (after wire brushing) BEFORE you paint it, otherwise it will be assumed to hide lots of tinworm nests.
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Raymond Mays conversion for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Raymond Mays conversion for sale

Pictures haven't appeared.
Does it have dual valve springs fitted?
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 60
Views: 3914

Engine Rebuild Novice

If you wanted to "stick" with the thick gasket, you could coat the sump face with RTV and put the gasket on it until it has set. It should then hold the gasket in place and that way it shouldn't bulge out
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Power-tool Batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Power-tool Batteries

What are the dimensions of each of the cells?
Usually they will be "C" or"D" size.
Based on the info provided I'll check with CPC and RS to see if they stock them.
by Old and Slow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Jacking points
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Jacking points

I do mine side-to-side with the trolley jack under the main rail, a bit at a time.
I put the axle stands under the rails too, don't like any springing between the body and terra firma.
No need to rush it, better safe than sorry IMO.
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Inner tube for tyre
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Inner tube for tyre

NTDWM but I bought mine from Tyre-Choice, but they are 195/65 - 15. Should have your size, though.
www.tyre-choice.co.uk
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Connecting my tacho
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Connecting my tacho

It seems strange that the tacho was working before, but now only goes a quarter of the way up the scale. This possibly has something to do with the type of electronic ignition you had fitted before; I'm running out of ideas - perhaps someone else on the Forum has a suggestion.
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 141
Views: 16183

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Just bought a can of zinc spray paint. I'll see if this is any better (after a couple of years or so before rust appears?).
by Old and Slow
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel pump/ lack of fuel
Replies: 26
Views: 652

Fuel pump/ lack of fuel

Is it possible for a non-return valve in the fuel pump to get stuck in the open position? If so it will negate any pumping action.
by Old and Slow
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 141
Views: 16183

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Thanks for the info.
I've never used red oxide paint, though seen it used many times on industrial plant etc,.
I'm using an old tin of Galvafroid, bit thick to apply, cellulose thinners seems to do the trick.
We'll see how long it lasts.
by Old and Slow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 141
Views: 16183

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Lookin' good.
What layers of paint, rust-proofing etc have you applied?
Whatever I do, it seems to go rusty again easily, so any guidance is appreciated.
by Old and Slow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Stuck distributor
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Stuck distributor

Before trying the sledgehammer approach, run the engine until it is really hot (as hot as you dare!), and then (having first bought some) using Freezer spray, chill the distributor, at the same time tapping it gently side-to-side. You should be able to buy "Pipe Quick Freeze" in an aerosol - availab...
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres and the MoT
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Sabres and the MoT

Correct me if I'm wrong (many often do!) but I believe one of the few items that was backdated is the presence of windscreen washers (on vehicles with a screen and wipers).
by Old and Slow
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: London T-Charge
Replies: 66
Views: 6499

London T-Charge

Mental arithmetic is driving me mental!!!
According to Alan, 45mpg gives 300g/km, so a smaller mpg should result in a bigger rate of pollution - GOT IT! 135000 divided by mpg gives g/km.
But this means 22 mpg should be nearer 600g/km?
Got to rest my brain now.
by Old and Slow
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres and the MoT
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Sabres and the MoT

I took 660XYB for an MOT as usual - if I ever think of selling it on then I think MOTs provide some level of reassurance to a prospective acquirer; also the chap what did mine took me into the pit to look at "future potential problems" which I might not have spotted, only having axle stands etc when...

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