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by Old and Slow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Compression test

Well, I think 660XYB might have failed miserably on the compression test. :( Of course, I broke all the rules, I didn't warm up the engine, and didn't check the tappets before starting. Raymond Mays head, Volvo pistons i.e. high compression Here are the results, in no particular order to quote a phr...
by Old and Slow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's 78 GTE
Replies: 162
Views: 12878

Manny's 78 GTE

My eyes are crossed for you! :shock:
Hope it all goes well.
by Old and Slow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Compression test

I like the idea of putting pressurised air into the cylinders, but not having a compressor etc, I'll have to rely on the compression tester.
When I've tested 660XYB I'll post the results, will be interesting to compare with Tony's figures above.
by Old and Slow
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5 with Omega power
Replies: 263
Views: 20334

SE5 with Omega power

Re: your fuel pipe conundrum;
Have a look at this website:
http://www.apexfluid.co.uk/technical/thread-id.php
I bet if you asked them nicely they'd send you a part to see if it fits! :)
by Old and Slow
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Compression test

Can anyone confirm/enlighten me on something I'd heard long ago about compression testing a worn engine, as follows: When you spin the engine dry you usually need 3 to 5 compression strokes to pump up the gauge (i.e. 6-10 turns of the engine). If you then put oil in the cylinder and spin the engine,...
by Old and Slow
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine bay paint 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Engine bay paint 2017

Had my thermocouple out only last week; Of course, mine's a straight six, but the temperatures on the rocker box were over 84.6C, and adjacent to the water pump it read 82C The engine bay is painted in blue hammerite (not by me, though). I've used Hycote VHT spray paint (Very High Temperature! up to...
by Old and Slow
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Voltmeter, Middlebridge.
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Voltmeter, Middlebridge.

I rebuilt a voltmeter, they have two slots in the back so everything is adjustable! :shock: If it is the same type as mine it works on the "heating a bimetallic strip" principle, so the delay between voltages changing and the needle responding is about 30 seconds. I set mine up on the bench using a ...
by Old and Slow
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: to heat or not to heat
Replies: 5
Views: 162

to heat or not to heat

Yes, when I retired I acquired the Sabre Six to keep me busy tinkering and out of SWMBO's way.
Do you have a paint stripper heat gun? Might be less aggressive than a blowtorch.
by Old and Slow
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne engine 'running on'
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Cologne engine 'running on'

If you still have your old plugs, try running on them; there have been reports of poor quality "Chinese copies" of spark plugs hitting the market, but I don't know if this is true.
Here's an interesting picture I found last night; might be useful to help with your diagnosis:
plug-colour.jpg
spark plugs
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by Old and Slow
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne engine 'running on'
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Cologne engine 'running on'

How old are the spark plugs? Also, are they a soft grade?
Quick and easy change to see if this might be the problem.
by Old and Slow
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Spot the Scimitar - fun caption quiz
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Spot the Scimitar - fun caption quiz

Manny, thanks for responding; you win;
Your proposal is a bit like RedeX one shot!
by Old and Slow
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: NEC Classic Car Show - November 10-12th - Show offer
Replies: 32
Views: 1997

NEC Classic Car Show - November 10-12th - Show offer

Once again, a great advert for the marque, well done Kev, keep up the good work, greatly appreciated; see you at Silverstone if not before!
by Old and Slow
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Spot the Scimitar - fun caption quiz
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Spot the Scimitar - fun caption quiz

In the absence of any other contributor, and trying to keep in the SPIRIT of the caption competition, here's a picture for you to ponder: If you can't think of a caption, then how about identifying the three distilleries. Usual rules apply, no prizes, just a pat on the back for the best reply. Bottl...
by Old and Slow
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Spot the Scimitar - fun caption quiz
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Spot the Scimitar - fun caption quiz

Certainly not a Tribute to McGonagall. :shock:
by Old and Slow
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Diff pinion oil seal
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Diff pinion oil seal

Hi Chris,
If I remember correctly, I'm sure I soaked the seal before installing, so it must have been a leather one.
Perhaps checking with QRG what they can supply will confirm.
As implied above, I must start keeping better records! :?

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