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by Old and Slow
Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 159
Views: 10961

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...
by Old and Slow
Sun May 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 159
Views: 10961

MOT changes

As JIm says, although 660XYB is unmodified, built in 1964 and is "Tax-exempt as a Historic", I can't declare it VHI until I renew the tax in April 2019 so I'll need to MOT it this September anyway. One way would be I could declare SORN, ask for a refund on the (zero-cost) Road Fund Licence and then ...
by Old and Slow
Tue May 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC For Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 890

GTC For Sale

Hi Guy,
When I was thinking of selling my other car I reverted to the original reg. no. but then decided to keep it, so I put the personal plate back on it. Does this sound right for your query?
Philip
by Old and Slow
Tue May 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Turning the V6-engine by hand: how?
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Turning the V6-engine by hand: how?

Jack up one rear wheel and put it in top (you don't have an LSD do you?)
by Old and Slow
Tue May 08, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Binding brakes this time.

I think there's a thread on here somewhere that describes your symptoms, the pedal creeping up and becoming solid. IIRC it has something to do with a "relief valve" in the master cylinder in servo-assisted systems. Hope you can find it.
Philip
by Old and Slow
Tue May 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues
Replies: 14
Views: 354

mechanical advance

As you adjust the screw on the advance/retard mechanism you should see the plate move, about +/- 15 degrees. The mechanical advance with the bob-weights under the plate move the cam itself, and should add about 20 degrees of advance at top revs. If you get hold of the cam you should be able to turn ...
by Old and Slow
Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Rear Shock Absorbers for my Sabre 6
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Rear Shock Absorbers for my Sabre 6

I have AVO adjustables all round, PD371 at the front and PD372 at the rear; these were listed in the AVO catalogue 2015 as standard for the Coupe straight six (no mention of the Sabre Six).
I measured the springs, they are around 175lb/in, free length 11 inches.
Hope this helps.
Philip
by Old and Slow
Thu May 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Push, pull radiator fan
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Push, pull radiator fan

The pitch on the blades is what causes the airflow, and if run backwards the efficiency drops by about 40% because the aerofoil section is running the wrong way. Also "push" allows air to spill round the sides of the rad, so it is best to have a cowl round the blades, but I expect your fan will be f...
by Old and Slow
Thu May 03, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Steering not centering after new rack
Replies: 37
Views: 1281

Steering not centering after new rack

In my experience it is usually the last thing that was changed that introduced a problem. So my question is: Isn't either the rack itself or the way it has been fitted most likely causing a problem? If the steering wasn't stiff before then why would a kingpin suddenly cause a problem? Loosen all the...
by Old and Slow
Wed May 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Tappet setting sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Tappet setting sequence

Yes, thanks, Phil. It is the same sequence as in the Pearson's Manual, so I guess it must be OK. I did them this afternoon, and the engine is running fine (it was before, but it will be twice as fast now! :) I was trying to work out the best process (i.e. after 1& 3, which valves open next, and I th...
by Old and Slow
Wed May 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Tappet setting sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Tappet setting sequence

Does anyone have details on the sequence of valve opening/closing when setting the tappets on the straight six (213E engine)?
I am using the table in Pearson's and I'm not sure it is right.
I've put a bid in for a Mk 3 Workshop Manual, on Fleabay but can't wait 'till the auction ends!!
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Ballamy rear suspension query
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Ballamy rear suspension query

Thanks everyone for clearing up the question of the origins of the rear suspension issue. The LBM chassis photograph is pretty conclusive. Clearly, if Reliant had stuck with the twin trailing arms, added coil-overs and a panhard rod everything would have been fairly stable. (Obviously the later adop...
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Ballamy rear suspension query
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Ballamy rear suspension query

Axle problem - yes definitely! The article on axle repairs in Slice 277 prompted me to dig out my analysis of the problem, which was published in Slice 278 (pages 79-81); I couldn't calculate the torsional forces but the axle is trying to twist by up to 4 mm. Perhaps Bellamy wanted fatter rubber bus...
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Spa 6 hours entrant
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Spa 6 hours entrant

Hi Ben,
Thanks for the update - and the link to some excellent pictures, not forgetting words by the late Cooperman). The Drabbles race at the Silverstone Classic so I've seen the car regularly over the past few years, and it all fits together perfectly.
by Old and Slow
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Disappearing Power!!! SS1
Replies: 31
Views: 1132

Disappearing Power!!! SS1

You could temporarily wrap the fuel line in strips of bacofoil, shiny side out, to reflect any heat away, in the engine compartment, assuming as peter says, it doesn't pass close to the exhaust in the first place. Of course a circulatory fuel system is better - fuel is fed back to the tank continual...

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