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by Rev Light
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overdrive for SE5a 1975
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Overdrive for SE5a 1975

I am still driving the car. However I take your point. There was probably plenty of stuff floating around in the oil by the colour of it. But the lumps were restricted to the overdrive, stuck to the magnet. And it's only the overdrive that has failed. Just not thrilled at the probability of pulling ...
by Rev Light
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overdrive for SE5a 1975
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Overdrive for SE5a 1975

Yes a prop shaft forJim's gearbox would also be an option. I was just assuming that it would be easier to change the overdrive in situ, without pulling the engine and gearbox....
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overdrive for SE5a 1975
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Overdrive for SE5a 1975

Looking for an overdrive for a 5a. I have a 3 rod box and a prop shaft with flange mounts.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Overdrive clutch tyoe

If the chunks of metal that fell out of my overdrive sump are anything to go by, then I thinks it's toast.....

Ho hum....
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Overdrive clutch tyoe

Topped it up yesterday. The oil that overflowed has a definite grey colour to it. It's the only reason I mentioned additive, as I do not remember adding any. I did to my back axle, but for a different reason - not that it did any good. The books categorically says not to add anything to the oil in a...
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Overdrive clutch type

I understand, rightly or wrongly, that when an overdrive is engaged by the solenoid, that it is done via some sort of clutch arrangement. What type of clutch is this? Is it a disc with some sort of friction material, or some sort of centrefugal arrangement? The reason, I ask, is that my overdrive is...
by Rev Light
Thu May 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Flying bonnet
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Flying bonnet

Mine popped open at 60 miles an hour last year. Plenty of damage to the bonnet. Safety catch didn't. The bonnet release had started to bind and had not properly returned. Take it from me, it is something to try and avoid.

Steve
by Rev Light
Thu May 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 7978

Engine Rebuild Novice

I recently fitted a set of tubular headers and had to remove the new studs (with brass nuts) and fit bolts and I could not get the headers over the studs in the engine bay. SE5A. I believe they are allen key types.
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Impact Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Impact Driver

I have managed to shift it with a ratchet handle with a much beefier bit. Although I was able to move it a little bit, which has improved the fit. But it isn't perfect. No more adjustment on it though.
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Floor Drain holes
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Floor Drain holes

Fortunately my car no longer leaks....much. I don't have any carpet either - long since rotted away. I wonder if I can make them whistle?
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Floor Drain holes
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Floor Drain holes

I have some holes in the floor of my SE5A. Are there supposes to be some grommets or summat in them??

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Impact Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Impact Driver

I was trying to align my doors on the weekend as they have always stood out a bit proud, especially at the trailing edge. This causes noise on the run and people to point out that my doors are not shut properly. I was entirely successful on the driver's side, adjusting the striker plate, so that the...
by Rev Light
Sun May 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 869

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

More interestingly, Nankang do a 175/80 r14 H. 1% speedo error. And under £40 a corner ( not fitted). Looking promising.

Cheers
by Rev Light
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 869

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

Indeed, I was only talking about what might be theoretically possible. Not about insurance implications, etc. What Reliant recommended 40 plus years ago, is only the start point. Tyres were very different then than what is available now at reasonable cost. What is practically possible is very limite...
by Rev Light
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 869

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

Looking at that site above (very useful), basically, I can have less wide tyres in theory, but only if I accept a smaller overall 'wheel size' and thus a lower ride height and an inaccurate speedo. The aspect ratios for a given width, produced by tyre manufacturers are limited, especiallly for the m...

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