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by halfpenny
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a Body Off Resto
Replies: 45
Views: 2628

SE5a Body Off Resto

But do carefully make sure the bits are symmetrical. These cars have in many cases been run on an absolute shoestring in the past, with parts replaced singly (and secondhand) when they should have been done in pairs. Among several differences between left and right sides, I had a 12 coil front sprin...
by halfpenny
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Se5a Brake Servo/Master Cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Se5a Brake Servo/Master Cylinder

Use a Lockheed 1.9:1, which I think is MGB.
by halfpenny
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 wiper Spindle rubbers ?
Replies: 17
Views: 363

SE5 wiper Spindle rubbers ?

I needed new outers, and made them from aluminium bar stock, with a gasket against the body. Drill the bar, and cut at the right angle with a hacksaw - finish with a file. Works just fine, and looks indistinguishable from OE.
by halfpenny
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Have a manual but don't like the clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Have a manual but don't like the clutch?

The difficulty is not declutching to change gear - that bit is relatively easy. The big issue is modulating clutch engagement from rest, taking into account variables of gradient, load, throttle position etc. It is only the advent of microprocessors and multiple engagement maps that has made this re...
by halfpenny
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Have a manual but don't like the clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Have a manual but don't like the clutch?

Manumatic was an AP Lockheed system which used a vacuum servo to operate the clutch. It also had a centrifugal engagement for drive away from rest. Newton had a similar system. Good reliable systems, but slow, and could be abused by setting off in top gear, with consequent massive clutch slip
by halfpenny
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Best tyres for SE6A
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Best tyres for SE6A

I have Vredestein 195/70x14 Sportrac, with correct speed rating. Less than £200 for four delivered 18 months ago, but I had to fit them. 5000 miles so far, and impressed with grip and low wear.
by halfpenny
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 203
Views: 4020

Quiz time

Think I have seen the pale green one in Japan - Suzuki recreation, from mid-fifties? Is the one below an early Daihatsu?
by halfpenny
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 203
Views: 4020

Quiz time

The blue one has a very Facel Vega screen, and (I think) horrible bolt-on french wire wheels that I have seen on DB. So is it french?
by halfpenny
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 203
Views: 4020

Quiz time

The veteran could be almost anything, but how about single cylinder 1902, probably french. The wheels look like modern replacements.
by halfpenny
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 203
Views: 4020

Quiz time

Fiat/Chrysler - front grille looks familiar
by halfpenny
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 203
Views: 4020

Quiz time

Kaiser Darrin . The doors slide horizontally into the front wings
by halfpenny
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 203
Views: 4020

Quiz time

It looks rather small -too small to be a road car?
by halfpenny
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 203
Views: 4020

Quiz time

I'm going to say it is french?
by halfpenny
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Spare wheels and LSD
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Spare wheels and LSD

Continual working of the lsd will also likely wear out the clutches quite quickly
by halfpenny
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Spare wheels and LSD
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Spare wheels and LSD

A diff isn't designed to work continuously - and you may find the car will handle rather oddly. Probably ok at up to 30mph. I wouldn't risk it on the front even considering no diff present

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