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by halfpenny
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 22
Views: 579

Brake fluid

If switching, or unsure, you will need to change all of the seals, including the servo cylinder (which does have fluid in it), and wash everything very thoroughly in brake cleaner or meths. The servo vacuum can should be ok.
by halfpenny
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lockheed clutch master cylinder operation
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Lockheed clutch master cylinder operation

There is nothing particularly odd in the two drillings through the wall of a Lockheed cylinder. The recuperation port should be open in the return position. Does it have a malfunctioning or mis-assembled check valve at the outlet? Common on brake master, but not so common on a clutch master. If the ...
by halfpenny
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 22
Views: 579

Brake fluid

FWIW, in the 70's AP Lockheed did extensive texts on the merits of silicone brake fluid against the conventional stuff. There were sufficient disadvantages not to switch, and at that time it was definitely not recommended. But it works. Personally, I stick with conventional, but flush regularly to g...
by halfpenny
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 clutch identification
Replies: 47
Views: 2257

SE5 clutch identification

Don't think I have ever seen a coil spring cover with a domed release bearing. The release arms are generally curved at the inner end to suit a flat roller or graphite release bearing. The pictures seem to show this arrangement.
by halfpenny
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 1972

Parts for sale

I was apprenticed there. The current brand owners are different businesses, though 'Borg and Beck' are a big motor factor now. No connection with Lockheed aircraft btw. Went past the old main site today; the last original building, where all the clutches were made, is being dismantled.
by halfpenny
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 1972

Parts for sale

Lockheed was the brand name for AP brakes. Borg and Beck for AP clutches. However many parts had cross branding in the seventies, when 'AP Lockheed' had a very large motor factors range including water pumps, steering parts, wheel bearings, filters etc - in fact any fast moving consumable.
by halfpenny
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Overdrive
Replies: 2
Views: 285

SE6A Overdrive

Overdrive is a 2 speed epicyclic gear. It cannot slip so the phenomenon you describe is not due to the o/d. There is a clutch to control operation of the second ratio, but if it slips the overdrive will simply stay in the first ratio. Perhaps the rev counter is at fault.
by halfpenny
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car that has not been sorned
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Car that has not been sorned

AFAIK, you need an mot for reg swop even if nominally mot exempt. Proves the car exists.
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car that has not been sorned
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Car that has not been sorned

You will need an mot for a reg swop
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 444
Views: 24089

Quiz time

The second one looks similar at the front to a '54 Simca Aronde, but it's not. Possibly Soviet one-off?
by halfpenny
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: B-pillar Back to Black
Replies: 30
Views: 1370

B-pillar Back to Black

Glued some vinyl upholstery material on mine. Looks fine after 2 years
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 1974 Dealers list
Replies: 39
Views: 1693

1974 Dealers list

Station Garage Taplow, near Maidenhead? I seem to recall them as a Reliant GTE place from my youth, though not 3 wheelers.
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: RAC - Customer loyalty penalty
Replies: 23
Views: 1085

RAC - Customer loyalty penalty

My wife has her modern on an RH policy - same benefits as my classic policy, inc breakdown which she has used for a puncture on her Disco. Had my cars with them for years, old and new. RAC have a universally lousy reputation now - both for service and rip-off renewal quotes.
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: RAC - Customer loyalty penalty
Replies: 23
Views: 1085

RAC - Customer loyalty penalty

RH cover me in Europe, and four years ago organised pick up my broken classic from NL/DE border within 30 minutes, no questions asked about my diagnosis. Repatriation for self and wife via eurostar, and car followed two weeks later. You only know how good a service is when testing it, and this was f...
by halfpenny
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness

But you have to allow for the rivet head. Even if bonded, they will likely burn if very much thinner.

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