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by Old and Slow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A new cooling discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 998

A new cooling discussion

At the Bicester "Super-Scramble" yesterday I picked up this fan (for £3), which I will be fitting behind the radiator; I have the standard Reliant fan in front of the radiator; this is not close coupled and tries to push air through (most of the air goes round the outside of the rad!). Does anyone k...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Bledlow 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Bledlow 2019

A good turn-out on Saturday, weather stayed fine.
A couple of Sabres missing, here are the ones that made it:
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Here's a nice Hybrid:
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by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Overdrive clutch type

Thanks to all above for clarifying my initial (inexpert) comment. I don't think I'd risk the trip to France then. :cry:
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Curborough Test Days 16/17th Aug 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Curborough Test Days 16/17th Aug 2019

I haven't seen a mention anywhere on the Forum....perhaps I missed it: The 5th June edition of Classic Car Weekly had a half-page spread (Club of the month) previewing Scimfest. I seem to think the editor of CCW David Simister has recently bought a Scimitar (not sure where I got that from!) so we mi...
by Old and Slow
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: BP petrol pump nozzle
Replies: 3
Views: 233

BP petrol pump nozzle

With Shell I have to fill up very slowly. If I pull the nozzle lever in fully, the fuel inflow is too fast for the tank breather and the nozzle cuts out.
This might be the same problem , rather than the nozzle length; i.e.do BP pumps pump faster than average?
by Old and Slow
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Overdrive clutch type

AFAIK overdrives are built with "sun and planet gears" and are switched in by a solenoid operating a brake band. If there's no brake band the drive passes straight through. however if there's some debris in the O/D then this might put your trip to France at risk. I wonder if flushing out with a coup...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Castrol GTX
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Castrol GTX

Hi Dennis, Presumably the MIRA "Weight Loss" figures relate to loss of metal due to wear? If so, over how many samples of components and also how many hours of operation? Given the second set of data refers to standard deviation then a sample size of 30 is the minimum, I think, for the Central Limit...
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5454
Views: 360682

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Our Local Classic Car Club meeting Saturday, this was parked up - had a nitro bottle in the passenger side.
Shame I didn't see under the bonnet.
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by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 721

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

Well, that shouldn't bend!!
I hope it works OK after all that filing.
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Castrol GTX
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Castrol GTX

I thought SN was low in zinc, and nothing higher (alphabetically) than SL should be used in pre-2000 engines?
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5A Valve to piston clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 208

SE5A Valve to piston clearance

Setting the valve seats deeper into the heads will improve the clearance you are looking for, I hope none of the valve stems ended up bent though.
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 332
Views: 26512

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Shot peening is a process of "firing" hardened pellets at the gears to work-harden the surface. Lowers wear rates by making the surface more brittle whilst maintaining the toughness of the bulk of the metal.
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...
Replies: 19
Views: 244

ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...

Something to do with equal ARB movement up and down when cornering? I think I read it in Puhn's "How to make your car handle", can't be bothered to look it up though.
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...
Replies: 19
Views: 244

ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...

As I understand it (and correct me if I'm wrong), shouldn't the ARB arms sit horizontal when the suspension is in its normal position?
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans
Replies: 190
Views: 17567

The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans

Interesting...
When the fan is unpowered and windmilling (freewheeling) in the airflow, does it generate enough to light a lamp? Does anyone know?
Perhaps Demonbluedays will see unexpected lights before his eyes?

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