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by Old and Slow
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 393
Views: 5263

Another quiz question

Well, the Mods haven't removed this thread, so here's another for you to identify; I don't think this car has ever been on here before, but if it has, you'll get the answer quickly.

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A bit of US iron
by Old and Slow
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 359 JUA Green Sabre
Replies: 25
Views: 693

359 JUA Green Sabre

Good luck with fettling, and thanks for the explanation re: brakes. One thing I forgot to mention which might be useful; when trying to re-fit my original windscreen, I put the seal in the frame and then the screen in along the bottom, and worked the seal up the sides almost to the top corners. I fo...
by Old and Slow
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 359 JUA Green Sabre
Replies: 25
Views: 693

359 JUA Green Sabre

An excellent thread, I wish I'd done this with 660XYB (created a thread, I mean) I had great difficulty getting my windscreen back in using new rubber (cracked the screen, had to buy a new heated one - that was the only type in stock at the time) so in the end I re-used the old rubber (I think it wa...
by Old and Slow
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition light came on...
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Ignition light came on...

Possibly an earth issue on the wiring from the voltmeter and the flasher can?
by Old and Slow
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 2-stroke english cars ?
Replies: 18
Views: 544

2-stroke english cars ?

Yes, and the Berkleys, all using the villiers engine if I Recall, 197 or 250.
by Old and Slow
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Trying to start...after a year or two

I should also have said, the eureka wire will not have any effect until some current flows. You need to check the voltage on the +ve coil terminal when you have the -ve terminal connected to earth (static, not spinning the engine etc). There should be about 2 amperes flowing, and the voltage on the ...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Trying to start...after a year or two

As you say, every time you earth and unearth(?) the -ve side of the coil you should get a spark on the king lead. The big spark should be when you break the circuit, as the stored magnetic field in the coil collapses. If the spark is disappearing then either there is a dodgy connector in the +ve fee...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Flat spot at 2500 RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Flat spot at 2500 RPM

Definitely sounds like a carb jetting problem to me (because I had a similar issue on 660XYB). The standard jetting is not likely to suit a hot cam. Mine was lack of atomisation of fuel between the "idler" jet and the main jet, the solution in my case was to reduce the choke sizes (speed up the air ...
by Old and Slow
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Trying to start...after a year or two

Hi Pete, IF it has been standing all that time the points might have seized and be sticking open. In the thread above you haven't mentioned anything about looking inside the distributor and that is the first place I'd look. With the dizzy cap off you should still get a spark on the king lead from th...
by Old and Slow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Standard fusebox contacts
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Standard fusebox contacts

Yes Phil, you are right in that the 1960's rally fitting is individual glass fuses for each headlight beam, spots etc. However all the original lighting wiring was removed back in the '90's and replaced with a single fuse for everything. There are 12 glass fuses under the bonnet doing nothing. Kept ...
by Old and Slow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: wiper motor monster
Replies: 5
Views: 306

wiper motor monster

Carausius morosus? :shock:
Keep these as pets, do you?
Or, now you can start keeping these as pets!! :D
by Old and Slow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Standard fusebox contacts
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Standard fusebox contacts

I don't know anything about SE5A fuses, but I'm currently looking at fitting an ex-Reliant-Reviver fuse and relay panel to 660XYB. I searched everywhere for fuse contacts, with no luck, but found this supplier, who supplies relay and fuse contacts for the assembly shown. The fuse contacts are a mm o...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5079
Views: 228382

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

Hi Guy, The early Bentley turned up shortly before I left, sorry to have missed you. This was the other photo I took on Monday, just to show how busy it was at Phoenix Green; this is the A30 towards Basingstoke. I can imagine that it won't be long before the Police will step in. Phoenix_1.jpg Lookin...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Exhaust & Manifold(s)
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Exhaust & Manifold(s)

To support Phil's explanation, I have a copy of the old paperback "Scientific Design of Exhaust and Intake Systems", mostly Manchester University research I think. It says that the scavenging is beneficial with the two 3-cylinder arrangement as each wave pulse benefits the adjacent cylinders; no cro...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Dash switches
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Dash switches

Sorry, forgot the weblink!! :shock:
http://www.collectorscarparts-heathrow.co.uk/
Philip

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