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by Diyhell
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 inspection strip down advice
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Essex V6 inspection strip down advice

I'm just finishing an identical refresh of my engine, so would add a couple of thoughts from my experience: 1. Definitely check the camshaft. I had the engine from my car, and a spare engine. Both looked OK overall. The camshafts in both were terrible though - like a dog with steel teeth had been gn...
by Diyhell
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vintage Voltage on Quest
Replies: 31
Views: 1337

Vintage Voltage on Quest

Yep, just doesn't work out financially viable. Shame because an SE5A or 6 should be perfect. Used to loads of weight from the Essex, cheap to buy, etc. There's an interesting guy on YouTube doing a Nissan leaf into RX8 at present. His first attempt at cheap is a good reason why not to attempt a chea...
by Diyhell
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Will's GTC disasters
Replies: 86
Views: 13016

Will's GTC disasters

Stumbled across your thread whilst looking for something else SE6A - great work.
by Diyhell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Overdrive. How can this be?
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Overdrive. How can this be?

Ha! Totally the opposite to me. My SE6A had obviously kicked around for some time before I got it, and the gearbox and overdrive all seemed fine. A quick peak whilst refreshing the engine has led to a refurb of the overdrive (clutch breaking up/bearings poor) and a new layshaft gear & bearing set in...
by Diyhell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wrong Springs? SE6a
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Wrong Springs? SE6a

Excellent article in the most recent Slice detailing the pain in trying to get the right spring rate/gap/preload/height/softness...
by Diyhell
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Courier Services
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Courier Services

UPS were a day (working day) late in delivering my overdrive to Overdrive Repair Services in Sheffield.

Seems they dropped it along the way though, smashing the adaptor plate. :twisted:
by Diyhell
Tue May 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: stone mesh bumper thingy 6a
Replies: 40
Views: 1985

stone mesh bumper thingy 6a

rebel alliance wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:40 pm
Wickes builders merchants diamond mesh to make your own
Well I'd never have thought of Wickes!
by Diyhell
Mon May 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Identifying dodgy stuff in overdrive filter
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Identifying dodgy stuff in overdrive filter

Thought I should pull the filter cover off my SE6A's overdrive whilst it was out with the engine. Odd hard fibre-like stuff in the low pressure filter but cylindrical one clean. A bit of metallic sludge on the rectangular member too. Any ideas on the origin of the bits. Doesn't look like old gasket ...
by Diyhell
Sun May 03, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3-rod gearbox - pull apart or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 395

3-rod gearbox - pull apart or not?

Engine out of the SE6A at the moment for a (slow) refresh. Bellhousing, engine and gearbox were caked in oil when removed. Gearbox a bit noisy in 3rd but otherwise ok. IMG_20200503_185646188_resize_86.jpg Presumption was that front gearbox seal was gone, and indeed someone has tried to fix it before...
by Diyhell
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A Two Piece Propshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 838

SE6A Two Piece Propshaft

Bit late in responding to this but I had mine sorted at Dave Mac propshafts.https://davemacprops.co.uk/

V knowledgeable and even sent my original back as he knew us classic car guys like to maintain history.
by Diyhell
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: what have you found in the skip?
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

what have you found in the skip?

My dad worked at British Aerospace Weybridge and was always a man for some skip salvaging. Not exactly skips, but as close as, were the acres of abandoned stuff when Weybridge shut. I remember us departing the site with a trailer groaning in stuff, including a couple of sheets off titanium. Somewher...
by Diyhell
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Chassis paint - what to use ?
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Chassis paint - what to use ?

Laters wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:41 pm
fantastic
I've used in suspension components and it's lasted well.
by Diyhell
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6 side window fitting
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

SE6 side window fitting

That worked fine although the rear corner sticks out a bit where the new rubber has a bit of a kink due to the bend. I may use a heat gun and mallet or something on that The trickiest bit in the end was the external stainless trim But at least the exposed edge is no longer crusty! Were these the GW...
by Diyhell
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Backlash: Essex alloy camshaft timing gear
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Backlash: Essex alloy camshaft timing gear

scimjim wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:46 pm
Alloy camwheel usually includes a new crank wheel too?
Think the different is SA v UK supply? Mine meshes fine with the original gear: South Africa version has different pitch so needs a pair IIRC?

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