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by Old and Slow
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

660XYB Engine fix

Progress report: The rear oil seal has been replaced, but the upper half had either totally disintegrated or was missing from the previous rebuild! Also, timing chain replaced, sump back on (a breeze with the engine upside down!). :) Now I'm waiting for the spigot bearing for the flywheel centre, cl...
by Old and Slow
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 454
Views: 15972

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Changing the subject slightly.... Does FUG 348D still exist? The DVLA says it hasn't bee taxed for the last 10 years or so. It is the Roadster version of the GT converted by Scimparts - a fine looking GT if ever I saw one. Featured on p. 79 of Don Pither's "Reliant Sports Cars". First dibs if it is ...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

660XYB Engine fix

Making progress..... Engine now on Chris's stand,bolted to an engine mount and dynamo fixings, as per Guy Bett's suggestion (didn't fancy cantilevering from one end - too much weight?) Clutch plate is with Precision Clutch being relined, spigot bearing and thrust bearing on order with 123 Bearings. ...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted GTC, late Sabre ... or Sabre Six (the grail)
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Wanted GTC, late Sabre ... or Sabre Six (the grail)

The red Sabre Six raced by the Drabbles was up for sale recently; it carries number plates so might be road-registered still.
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Goo luck with the search
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

660XYB Engine fix

Thanks for the feedback Josh. However, my bearing seems to have the curved front profile normally associated with a diaphragm clutch, whereas the clutch is a spring-type. The three clutch fingers/levers have a shiny patch on them, suggesting wear so I think I need the flat-front type of bearing that...
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

660XYB Engine fix

Hi Roger,
It's an RHP bearing, marked 2 W 4 I and so far I haven't been able to find a match (well, google hasn't).
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

660XYB Engine fix

I'd have expected the Moss Box to use the Jaguar part, but the release arm is Ford, the carrier has two cut-outs, unlike Josh's; Here's a picture, the bearing needs to fit onto the carrier, so this will probably define what the bearing is. Hopefully a Scimmy expert will see this and enlighten us. th...
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: AFMT Engine Treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 135

AFMT Engine Treatment

There are a couple of Anti-Friction additives available from Classic Oils.
NTDWM, and I've never tried them, so have no opinion.
https://www.classic-oils.net/Faher-Anti ... l-Additive
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: B-pillar Back to Black
Replies: 30
Views: 950

B-pillar Back to Black

If you do try it, please tell us what it is like.
By the way, Frost's shop is in Rochdale, home of your Olymic! :D
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 5
Views: 166

engine oil

Have you looked at Classic Oils?
It meets the high-zinc content for older engines.
https://www.classic-oils.net/Classic-Oi ... tage-20W50
Not too expensive either. I use it in the Sabre Six and the Porsche
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

660XYB Engine fix

Clutch plate shipped off to Precision Clutch this morning; expected cost, £72 including postage and vat. Next question: Is this a "standard" non-diaphragm clutch thrust bearing? It feels "sluggish" but rumble-free, so perhaps a clean and re-grease? Or, replace, with what, and does it pull off the ba...
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 444
Views: 21620

Quiz time

Has anyone suggested a Borgward Isabella for t'other motor?
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: B-pillar Back to Black
Replies: 30
Views: 950

B-pillar Back to Black

NTDWM but Frost have an offer on at the moment for stuff that turns plastic back to black.
Never used it so can't pass an opinion.
https://www.frost.co.uk/eastwood-matte- ... 15089.html
by Old and Slow
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

660XYB Engine fix

Thanks for the feedback; Rimmer Bros website tells me Land Rover clutches are 9.5 inch dia; mine's 8.5", I think some bigger-engined and the later Jags use the 9.5" clutch The driven plate is marked 51580, and there is an Italian Company on ebay selling one cheap, I can have it for £20.33 or for £33...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

660XYB Engine fix

Excellent, thanks Jim.
Next step will be the thrust bearing, which might be a Ford part, or might not!!! To be investigated; I'll post a picture tomorrow.

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