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by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Wire Wheels ??
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Wire Wheels ??

There was a picture somewhere of a collapsed wire wheel on a rally (it is in "Reliant Sports Cars", p 50) but the incident involved hitting some tree trunks rather than failure under load. I imagine they aren't heavy duty but others might know better. I've never fitted them - not sure I like the blu...
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Starter
Replies: 121
Views: 5608

SS1 1800 CVH Project Starter

Yes, 5 ohms at 12 volts gives a max of 2.4 amps - more like a headlamp bulb than a contactor which should be 0.00 ohms. The Bosch solenoid I fixed had screws at the back "hidden" under black mastic filler; needing digging out to dismantle (and one terminal needed unsoldering) and then I could see th...
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Wire Wheels ??
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Wire Wheels ??

Hi Mark,
the Sabre Six came with these, four of each - 72 spoke:
silver_wheel.jpg
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blue_wheel.jpg
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And of course a set of 4 of these:
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Hope this helps,
Philip
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Cotswold Clouds Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Cotswold Clouds Trail

Good video....thanks for posting.
Did they fill those spare wheels with water? Or better still, lead shot?? :D
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Starter
Replies: 121
Views: 5608

SS1 1800 CVH Project Starter

Did you check whether the contactor in the solenoid was working? Trying it with an ohmmeter or continuity meter might give a false impression of it working because you are not trying to run 40 amperes through it.
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day from Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 135

G'day from Australia

Welcome, good choice of car!!
If you plan on doing a lot of work, then IMO it is worthwhile starting a project thread. I didn't, and when I want to look back on replies etc I can never remember where to find them.
Regards..
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: Essex clutch arm gaitors
Replies: 18
Views: 2400

Essex clutch arm gaitors

You can soften the hardened rubber by soaking it in a bath of wintergreen oil and vegetable oil (50:50) which will make it much easier to install. However, after a few weeks the softness wears off and they go hard again. Smells nice though!
by Old and Slow
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Starter
Replies: 121
Views: 5608

SS1 1800 CVH Project Starter

The moving armature inside the solenoid does two things - it throws the gear into the starter ring and it also pushes a brass contact block across two contacts to spin the motor - one contact is live from the battery and the other is the feed to the motor. You could check the motor itself by using j...
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Legal beavers out there ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1130

Legal beavers out there ?

And unfortunately driving to Halfords for some grease doesn't constitute essential purchases in some eyes!!!
Keep cool, have fun, stay safe.
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Starter
Replies: 121
Views: 5608

SS1 1800 CVH Project Starter

When you say the solenoid is working, are you "just" hearing a click, or is the contactor actually operating and connecting power to the motor? On my other car, the brass contactor contacts were blackened and needed cleaning so that current would flow. Dismantling the solenoid involved unsoldering o...
by Old and Slow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: LOCKED boot lock barrel removal
Replies: 3
Views: 220

LOCKED boot lock barrel removal

If you can find a worn key that goes into the lock then by jiggling it and turning it t the same time you can find that the tumblers eventually "fall into place" and the lock turns.
Or, go to Tompsons (if you can find one that's still opening) as they have lots of key blanks.
by Old and Slow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 853
Views: 70003

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Instead of Chrome, I'm using a beta version of Microsoft Edge, which might be why everything seems to be working for me.
by Old and Slow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 853
Views: 70003

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Did you update the first photo filetype, as both images appear OK on my Windows 10 laptop.
by Old and Slow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: REL417G. Going back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 546

REL417G. Going back on the road

I had the Alfasud engine in a Porsche 550 kit car, the one with hydraulic tappets - a joy to drive, mechanically very solid. Cheap engine from the scrap yard which was full of rusting Alfas.
by Old and Slow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: New to me - 5a GER
Replies: 12
Views: 466

New to me - 5a GER

Love the colour...
Good choice! :D

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