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by Old and Slow
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted

Anyone with lots of time on their hands? Here's an idea: If you add water in 1% increments (by volume) to a sample of new fluid you should be able to calibrate your meter easily. I'd do it in a plastic (non-conductive) container first, and then repeat each step in a metal container as there will be ...
by Old and Slow
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Plug gaps
Replies: 35
Views: 4079

Plug gaps

Is it a high mileage engine? If so then IMO could be either valve guide seals or worn rings/bores. I think I'd start with a dry compression test, and then add a tiny amount of oil to each cylinder in turn and repeat the compression test. If there's a 20% or more improvement when wet then I think tha...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Plug gaps
Replies: 35
Views: 4079

Plug gaps

A clear case of oil fouling, if you believe this chart, which some don't.
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by Old and Slow
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Claim to fame
Replies: 36
Views: 1220

Claim to fame

Hi Corky,
How did that happen?
I think we must be told.
(Only a little jealous!)
by Old and Slow
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Weber 40 DCOE Carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Weber 40 DCOE Carbs

I refurbished the triple webers (new gaskets etc) earlier this year and it seemed to be running rich on the Idle jets: Here's a picture of the new Idle Jet screws (lower) compared with the originals: Idle_screw.jpg I think the new screws taper too finely and don't close off properly. I've put the ol...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5217
Views: 263536

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

Visiting my neighbour this week:
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Porsche 911
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(with apologies to KevO!)
by Old and Slow
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Road Tax Help

I agree with Phil, there are two separate issues, I believe it is because there are two different government departments, one for tax and one for MOTs: Firstly, the V5C can be re-issued to say "historic Vehicle"; Then once the MOT runs out you can get it declared a "Vehicle of Historic Interest (VHI...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Cotswold Gathering
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Cotswold Gathering

Sounds like a good opportunity, but this week-end clashes with RIAT (avoid all roads leading to Fairford, long traffic queues every morning!)
by Old and Slow
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting woes
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Ti starting woes

the odometer in 660XYB speedo wasn't working when I got the car. Inside the speedo there is a pawl which pushes a ratchet wheel to increment the mileage, and the spring holding it against the ratchet was totally missing. I made a new one from some brass-plated steel wire taken from the cable that is...
by Old and Slow
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres at Bledlow
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Sabres at Bledlow

And Here's a Sabre I saw in the Kalemegdan Fortress at Belgrade a couple of weeks ago:
(I've not bee able to find a "Sabre Sightings" thread, only the Scimitar one):
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Sabre carving?
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Not so interesting, but Hey Ho!
by Old and Slow
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres at Bledlow
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Sabres at Bledlow

Here are a couple of my pictures from Saturday:
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Sat 30th June panoramic
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Sat 30th June
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by Old and Slow
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres at Bledlow
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Sabres at Bledlow

Well done Chris; That was quick, I haven't downloaded from the camera any of our pictures yet! For the record, I believe the attendees were: Tony & Jackie Heath, Richard Wos, Andy Burfield, John Leslie, John Valler, Philip Needham & Chris Gallacher, but not necessarily in that order! An excellent da...
by Old and Slow
Wed May 23, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 191
Views: 14364

MOT changes

Thanks Rebel Alliance, message received and understood. :)
by Old and Slow
Wed May 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Starter motor testing - next steps?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Starter motor testing - next steps?

Could be the heavy-duty contacts inside the solenoid, they go high resistance. Someone who knows the 6A starter can probably advise whether you can open up the solenoid to clean up the contacts. I don't know the layout but is it possible to use a jumper lead to go directly from the starter contact A...
by Old and Slow
Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 191
Views: 14364

MOT changes

Well, Rebel Alliance, I tried online, and had to enter the V5C reference number, not having had a (V11 ?) reminder. it warned me that it was already taxed as a Historic, i.e. zero-rated Road Fund, and did I want to proceed? I of course said yes, and it then told me I had successfully taxed it; howev...

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