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by Old and Slow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Website not secure
Replies: 13
Views: 320

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: 9
Views: 228

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: 758

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: 758

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: 188

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: 188

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: 10
Views: 283

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: 188

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: 5290
Views: 279484

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.
by Old and Slow
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Straight Six rear crank seal
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Straight Six rear crank seal

I have an oil leak from the crankshaft rear oil seal; has anyone replaced this by dropping the sump and removing the main bearing cap? Has anyone any experience of Blue Devil additive? https://store.gobdp.com/rear-main-sealer-00234/ I'd guess it causes the synthetic rubber to swell a bit, I've sent ...
by Old and Slow
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Straight Six engine mount
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Straight Six engine mount

Hi Roger, your support is appreciated, thanks. And Chris, thanks for the suggested alternative. I need to lift the engine a bit to increase the clearance starter/chassis so getting bespoke brackets would be a good approach. I'll post a message when I get the new bits from Kevin. I now have another i...
by Old and Slow
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Straight Six engine mount
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Straight Six engine mount

Good news and bad news! Following Corky's recommendation I now have PowerFlow stainless exhaust boxes fitted, AND this morning it passed the MOT. However the inspector pointed out that the offside engine mount has allowed the starter & solenoid to rest on the chassis rail, so I need a new one. I'll ...
by Old and Slow
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Keys - Details/Tips/Blank Key Codes
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Keys - Details/Tips/Blank Key Codes

Great idea .
I took my key into Timpsons to buy a blank with the correct grooves, and then took out the barrel and got out the Swiss Files.
Of course the spare set turned up the following week! :?
by Old and Slow
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5290
Views: 279484

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

Followed this in Binfield this afternoon:
McLaren.jpg
White McLaren
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Nice. :)
by Old and Slow
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Potato clock.
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Potato clock.

It's the way ya tell'em :D :D :D

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