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by Old and Slow
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 709

660XYB Engine fix

Mine's currently black, but that might be all the grease and grime... :)
Chris, will your engine stand bolt on when the flywheel and clutch are still in place? You seem to have bolted the plate up against the block directly, I think I'd need spacers?
by Old and Slow
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

I turns out the article was originally in a Southern Classics Society, so I've contacted them seeking permission to reproduce it in Slice. It states that Halfords Classic oil doesn't contain enough zinc to protect the wearing surfaces, 800 ppm instead of 1200 ppm minimum. Dennis's AFMT additive has ...
by Old and Slow
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 575
Views: 60179

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

The only time something similar happened to me was when they rebuilt the crank (reground 30 thou undersize) and fitted standard shells. Hope it isn't this.
by Old and Slow
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 Custom Exhaust Headers ?
Replies: 10
Views: 383

V6 Custom Exhaust Headers ?

On Oaksey's recommendation I went to our local PowerFlow franchise for my new bits - they seemed to have all the pipe bending stuff to hand; might be expensive though?
by Old and Slow
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Online Registrars Form - now live!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Online Registrars Form - now live!!

What's the latest?
Are you ready for members to begin updating their details yet?
I wait with bated breath!! 8) (Until all the bits for the rebuild turn up, that is).
by Old and Slow
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 709

660XYB Engine fix

Hi Chris; Great minds think alike! :) Clean-up.jpg And here's a picture of the old bottom oil seal alongside the new ones waiting to be fitted; ZMS recommend soaking in oil for 24 hours, although my Autopress Workshop Manual says not to. :shock: rear_oilseal.jpg Hope to get started next week.
by Old and Slow
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

There was an interesting article on oil in the TVR (I think) Club mag a while back: I think you need a high zinc content oil, unfortunately Halfords oil doesn't have enough to improve the wear characteristics (800 parts per million). Halfords is rated SE (the API code on the container), so is unsuit...
by Old and Slow
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 709

660XYB Engine fix

Just ordered the timing chain, front crank seal and gasket, picture to follow when they arrive.
by Old and Slow
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 709

660XYB Engine fix

Hi Kev,
That's who I'm using for all my bits, but thanks for the tip.
Philip
by Old and Slow
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Taking out the Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Taking out the Engine

Thanks Oaksey; from here on, I'll be using a "Project Progress" thread, asking for supplier details etc. so I won't expect anything more on this thread.
by Old and Slow
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 709

660XYB Engine fix

Sabre Six with the 2.6 straight six Zodiac engine, rebuilt approx 20 years ago by Iain Daniels for Richard Prosser. The problem is the crankshaft rear oil seal leaking; I've tried changing just the bottom half from under the car, but without success, so it is time to lift the engine out and change b...
by Old and Slow
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Taking out the Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Taking out the Engine

Hi all, Thanks for the feedback. Next question: Where are the core plugs on a 2.6 straight six engine? None of the Workshop Manuals I have show them, and the official Ford parts list I have (albeit for the Mk 1 engine, not Mk 3) doesn't show any either. The only item shown is a blanking plate for th...
by Old and Slow
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Taking out the Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Taking out the Engine

My attempts at curing the crankshaft rear oil leak by only renewing the bottom half of the seal hasn't worked, so I need to take the engine out to get to the top half of the seal. I intend leaving the gearbox in situ, and not disturbing the head if possible. With all ancillaries removed and the the ...
by Old and Slow
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Fantasy Reliant Museum

Get with the 21st Century, pleeeeze!!! :D We could set up a virtual Museum for 100th of the cost, just need well-produced clips of each vehicle - interior, engine bay, engine sound, some circuit coverage etc. Then Dave Poole could certainly be the custodian, or chairman of the committee that decides...
by Old and Slow
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe
Replies: 192
Views: 33628

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Here's my tuppenny'worth; I might be way off beam as to the cause of the big end failure, but it crossed my mind.... Have you looked into electric oil pumps? The Mocal one from Demon Tweeks lists "pre-oiling engines prior to start-up" as a feature, which might overcome the cause of big end failure, ...

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