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by halfpenny
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Seen on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Seen on TV

Steed used at least half a dozen different Bentleys, and (early on) a Vauxhall 30/98. Good viewing I agree.
by halfpenny
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se6 shocks on se5a.
Replies: 2
Views: 79

se6 shocks on se5a.

Thank you Peter . I have odd units on the front now, so this may be an improvement. We will see.
by halfpenny
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se6 shocks on se5a.
Replies: 2
Views: 79

se6 shocks on se5a.

I've been offered some good 6a shocks - will they fit a 5a? - presumably I should use the 5a springs?
by halfpenny
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Updating ignition?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Updating ignition?

Magnecor seconded
by halfpenny
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive dash switch - light or no light?
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Overdrive dash switch - light or no light?

Yes and wired to light the blue fuel light. Useful for me because I do not have a switch to prevent o/d working on 1st and 2nd.
by halfpenny
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear bumper.
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Rear bumper.

Yes Paul. I have one near Coventry. Fair chrome on the top, but a slight kink near the nearside mounting on the back face. Looks quite straight and presentable. £20
by halfpenny
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Lots of smoke...
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Lots of smoke...

Standard MGB is IIRC 1.6 boost ratio
by halfpenny
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Lots of smoke...
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Lots of smoke...

Lockheed 7 inch clone LE72696 is a stock part. 1.9:1 boost ratio - will do the job. Widely available. About £150 from a reputable trader like David Manners.
by halfpenny
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Lots of smoke...
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Lots of smoke...

White smoke = brake fluid in the inlet manifold. Take the vac hose off the servo, and block the end of the hose with a bolt. If the servo is at fault, the engine will now run normally - though you will not have any servo assistance for the brakes. Ok to drive like this, but be aware that the brakes ...
by halfpenny
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, haven't a clue
Replies: 70
Views: 3208

Re: Stuttering / Cutting out, haven't a clue

Low tech test. Take 500ml water in a bottle, and dribble it over the fuel pump body . This will cool the pump and condense the fuel - and will help you decide if hot weather vapourisation is the problem. This always worked for me with fuel vapourisation on another type of Ford.
by halfpenny
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Lost brakes
Replies: 34
Views: 1129

Re: Lost brakes

Calipers will not fail unless they leak or stick - and not all pistons at the same time. For peace of mind I would concentrate first on the master cylinder because there is no failsafe on a single circuit system. Boiling brakes on a road car is very very unusual unless there is massive water content...
by halfpenny
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Lost brakes
Replies: 34
Views: 1129

Re: Lost brakes

Press the brake pedal very slowly, and see if it will generate resistance. If not you have a seal problem. There will no no fluid leaks to see.
by halfpenny
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Lost brakes
Replies: 34
Views: 1129

Re: Lost brakes

Probably worn m/cyl seals. If they seal, a little pressure will force the lip against the bore and give normality. If the don't seal, the piston will just slide down the bore = no pressure in the system.
by halfpenny
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...
Replies: 160
Views: 12978

Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Both shoe pull off springs are present, but one retaining pin has let go. They do occasionally rust quite badly, so the end could have pinged off. More likely is that the pin was not correctly located in the spring clip, which appears to be complete, when last assembled. The handbrake cable return s...
by halfpenny
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Front Bumper Side Fixings
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Front Bumper Side Fixings

I have a simple square cornered 'u' shape at the side, with a hole in each leg, to space the bumper from the body - same at the rear - bumper bolts to one leg, and the body to the other. Not very sophisticated, and very tight to get a spanner in. I go through the outside headlamp hole to access one ...

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