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by Old and Slow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: FEB's wiring finished
Replies: 3
Views: 101

FEB's wiring finished

Yes, put the knob back on the gear stick :)
by Old and Slow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Straight Six engine mount
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Straight Six engine mount

Well, the new Zodiac mounts turned up yesterday, and it seems I might have had TR6 mounts fitted too. The biggest problem is the studs on the Ford parts are 3/8 UNC whereas the existing mounts are 3/8 UNF, so I'm waiting for new nuts, even as we speak! :( Here's a picture of the new and old; New_and...
by Old and Slow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electric fuel pump straight 6 engine
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Electric fuel pump straight 6 engine

I bought a fuel pressure gauge from Demon Tweeks: https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/fse-in-line-fuel-pressure-gauge-243255/ I also bought the adapter which fits in a length of hose. Out of interest, the gauge isn't zero'd properly, it reads 1 psi, so is capable of measuring negative pressures! I check...
by Old and Slow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Patchwork
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Patchwork

Rat-look in extremis?
by Old and Slow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electric fuel pump straight 6 engine
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Electric fuel pump straight 6 engine

Hi Phil, Your query got me thinking: The Sabre Six has an LCS-type electric fuel pump; I've measured the pressure and it is 2.5 psi. The Burlen website tells us the pump can supply up to 12.5 gallons per hour. I reckon I'm getting an average of 15 mpg at an average of 45 mph, which means a flow rate...
by Old and Slow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Head scratcher.
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Head scratcher.

Sounds to me like an electrical problem; Do the plug caps need replacing? Have you checked the plugs? One should be wet if it isn't firing on that cylinder; are they "warm" plugs or cold? Close all the plug gaps and see if this makes a difference (i.e. a weak spark?) The wobbly dizzy shaft is worth ...
by Old and Slow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Website not secure
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Website not secure

I can see the picture, on my Sony Viao running Windows 10, and yes, I get the "Not secure" message. I run "Ghostery" which is telling me there are two trackers (disabled) watching me; Advertising, and Essential. No worries. For the record, Ghostery blocks some links; I had to turn it off yesterday t...
by Old and Slow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electric fuel pump straight 6 engine
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Electric fuel pump straight 6 engine

660XYB uses the standard SU pump for the three DCOE40 Webers at 2.5psi and is fine. the fuel pump switch is two-position, connects to one or two pumps, but the second pump is on the return feed back to the tank!!
I get around 15 mpg.
by Old and Slow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Offside vertical link for SE5?
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Offside vertical link for SE5?

Thanks Jim,
Of course,when getting a Reliant (or Triumph, Morris Minor etc) it would make sense to me to look at them in the first year or so, and 5-10 years thereafter, assuming one does the annual grease-up properly.
by Old and Slow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Offside vertical link for SE5?
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Offside vertical link for SE5?

there's a lesson here! :shock:
How often do you think we should dismantle the trunnion to check the lubrication is hitting the spot?
I'd appreciate opinions on this one!
by Old and Slow
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Straight Six rear crank seal
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Straight Six rear crank seal

Hi Chris, Thanks for the offer, I might take you up on it. I can possibly use the garage cross beam and hoist, but this isn't what I'd planned for this winter. :( I used that approach changing the AlfaSud engine in the Porsche 550 replica I had. If I remove all the ancillaries and the head, and deta...
by Old and Slow
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Straight Six rear crank seal
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Straight Six rear crank seal

Thanks for all the feedback... :cry:
by Old and Slow
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Straight Six engine mount
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Straight Six engine mount

Tony, I can't believe the MOT tester thought he didn't need to do what the customer asked for! AFAIK a Technical Inspection Report won't be logged on the DVLA website. I can recommend the one I use, based in Wraysbury, M3/M25 junction (although that's probably not a very good recommendation, I get t...
by Old and Slow
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Straight Six rear crank seal
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Straight Six rear crank seal

I'd imagine it is, from the 60's. The workshop manual makes it look easy, but they have the engine upside down on the bench, and have taken the crankshaft out. It says you have to trim the end so that only 20 thou protrudes above the surface, might not be easy working on my back with the car on ramp...
by Old and Slow
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5293
Views: 280081

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

And the line under the bonnet where it meets the sills is very distinctive, and the wheels look like Austin Healey.

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